Swing Sequence by Pete Cowen – Tiger Woods

It’s interesting to compare how Tiger Woods’ swing was when he was at the peak of his career to his ‘new’ swing he demonstrated last month at the Hero Challenge in the Bahamas.

Golf without Tiger has struggled a bit over the past few years. There’s always a buzz around Tiger and there’s always a massive interest from the television companies in everything he does. If the television companies didn’t believe that the viewers were still interested in Tiger, they wouldn’t cover him. He showed that as soon as he’s competitive, the world’s golf fans will want to see him again. We would all like to see Tiger make a successful comeback. In the Bahamas his ball speed was 180 mph which means his clubhead speed was 120 mph. If he putts as well as he did in the Hero Challenge there’s no reason why he can’t be just as competitive as he was in his hey-day.
It would be great for golf if he could be competitive and make a full comeback. He was the true world number one for so many years. He’s rated alongside legends like Jack Nicklaus. They stand out head and shoulders above the rest.

No. 1:

There’s no real change there. He’s a little bit taller in the head position. Arms a little bit more hanging vertically. Shaft angle is pretty consistent.

No. 2: 

The clubhead is staying outside the hands but the arms are much closer under the chest. So the club is going to get a little bit deeper. Which you can see in the next image.

No. 3:

Arms are deeper, shaft a little bit steeper but theres still good connection in the swing.

No. 4:

It’s a little bit deeper still and a little bit higher. I like the way he’s loaded the right hip – which is quite good. There is nothing to dislike about the top of the backswing position in his new swing. as he’s fully loaded.

No.5:

He’s not getting as much compression down into his left knee now. Tiger’s managing to turn a little bit better and he doesn’t lose a lot of height. Importantly, his right leg has already taken a bit more pressure.

No.6:

Tiger’s not got as much pressure in his lower back as he had originally.

Nos.7 & 8:

He’s taking a lot of pressure off his lower back in 7 and 8. All-in-all it’s a pretty good movement. I’m sure he will be more consistent and lets hope he can stay injury free, as the game needs Tiger more than ever.

Nos.7 & 8:

He’s taking a lot of pressure off his lower back in 7 and 8. All-in-all it’s a pretty good movement. I’m sure he will be more consistent and lets hope he can stay injury free, as the game needs Tiger more than ever.