Tiger Woods has long been know for his ability to hit the ball long and low with what to most of us resembles a butter knife. He has famously employed the shot a critical moments throughout his career and his reason for doing so? In his own words “the longer the ball stays in the air, the longer time it has to go crooked, so get that thing on the ground”
But how did he first learn to hit this shot? A Ping Eye 2 1 iron which he famously borrowed off his father. As he recalls “He couldn’t hit it anyways,” Woods said, Tuesday. “He had no speed, so he couldn’t hit it in the air. I said, I’ll take it off your hands. So I used it for a number of years…the longer the ball stays in the air, the longer time it has to go crooked, so get that thing on the ground. So I started chipping and hitting these 1-irons, and it worked out. And then eventually, it started to basically cross over into other parts of my game.”
When you think of the affect that has had on no only tournament golf but trick shot golf as well the flow on is enormous, so simply thankyou Mr Woods for entertaining us and for encouraging others to do the same with seemingly impossible low tee shots.
Source: Mike McAllister
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