How to Copy the Golf Swing of Tiger Woods

By Kate Evelyn

Many pros and amateurs have tried to analyze and copy the golf swing of Tiger Woods. Not everyone can copy Woods' golf swing. You have to have his flexibility and range of motion to be able to pull it off, so it's good to add stretching to your workout. 


Difficulty: Moderate
Step 1
Hold your driver using a deep interlocking grip. Choke your left hand as high up on the club's grip as you can, and place your right hand below it, facing in the opposite direction. Interlock your right pinkie finger between the index finger and middle finger of your left hand. Point both thumbs down to the ground.
Step 2
Turn sideways so your left leg faces the direction you want to hit the ball. Keep the distance between the tips of your toes and the ball at about 15 inches.
Step 3
Lock your elbows and stand with your feet about eight inches apart. Soften your knees. Lean forward at your waist about 15 degrees. As you look in the direction you want the ball to go, swing your arms behind you spatially, keeping a firm grip on the club and your elbows locked.
Step 4
Rotate your entire upper body, using your shoulders at the point right above your arm sockets to begin your address. Note the position of your shoulders and maintain this position during your takeaway. Swing your club so that it is at a 60 degree angle to the ground at the highest point of your backswing with the ball as the base of the angle.
Step 5
Bring down your arms, maintain that 60 degree angle, positioning your club about six inches below your right shoulder on the downswing.
Step 6
Rotate your upper body forward again to complete your drive. Hit the ball using the same angle plane as in Step 5. Your downswing should be a mirror image of your backswing. Follow through with your shoulders until your club ends up extended above your left shoulder, again at a 60-degree angle with the ground.

Tips & Warnings

Imagine there is a diagonal line drawn at a 60-degree angle to the ground. Your job is to continually place your club so that its entire length meets this line.
Be fluid in your motion. This helps with the accuracy and strength of your shot.
Perfecting a swing takes time. Even Tiger didn't learn it overnight. Be patient.

About The Author

Based in Washington, D.C., Kate Evelyn has been writing professionally since 2000. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including "Elle" magazine, "Brass|CU" magazine and the "Credit Union Times." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Western Maryland College.


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