Tiger Woods Shoots an 82

Tiger Woods Shoots an 82

Tiger shoots an 82 and everyone has their opinion.  I shoot 82 and nobody cares, same for you.  I not only have an opinion but I also have some proof.  I have a video analysis I did years ago comparing Tiger’s swing from what he had in his rookie year and college until after Butch made the necessary adjustments.  (The video is posted below)

Necessary is the “key” word!  When is enough, enough?  I would argue that Tiger Woods had better success before he tried for utter perfection in the golf swing.  Now, was it his ego that made him think that he could achieve the perfect golf swing and be the best of all time?  Well, didn’t Hogan feel that way? No!

Hogan himself said that his swing was NOT as good as some of his competitors yet so many golfers goo goo over Hogan’s swing and try like heck to mimic or copy it only to their golfing demise.  You’re NOT Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods is NOT a robot!

Unfortunately success can be an evil thing, especially when you don’t handle it right.  Tiger’s problem is NOT his golf swing or his short game, it’s in his mind and soul at this point.  Does that mean that it’s time to call a Priest for an exoticism?

If Tiger called for help on his swing I would tell him I’m not interested in joining the parade of past swing gurus trying to find that secret element that will put Tiger back on the map. What I would do for you Tiger, in complete privacy, is to get to work on fixing you, not your golf swing.

I’ll tell you what I would suggest with all honesty and no kidding.  I would call my friend Dr. Patrick Porter PhD who is a genius on the human mind.  Award winning author of Psycho-Linguistics and an accomplished Hypnotist with success stories from many of his patients.  In fact, Dr. Porter started the largest chain of Hypnosis Centers called Positive Changes.

I would set up an appointment at a quiet place or even deserted island as long as it had a golf course.  Start with a session with Dr. Porter putting Tiger under hypnosis.  Let Dr. Porter find the true issue in his mind that’s holding him back.  Take him back to his golfing child hood.

Dr. Porter through his hypnosis techniques can help Tiger regain his hunger to win and his enjoyment of that hunger.  Get away from all this techno swing jargon which is a bunch of crap anyway!  Take it from me, I’ve been teaching golf since 1970.  I’ve see more swing theories then my wife’s cat has flees!

After that, I would have Tiger hit balls on the range, maybe even under hypnosis and video tape the session so he cold see himself afterwards.  Let him go back to his natural self.  Let him hit balls with no target.  No flag sticks on the range period.  Might even have him hit balls blind folded and video tape that.

I would consider bringing some kids out to this secluded camp and have him spend a day or two with them playing golf, teaching them\ kids some and just having some fun, like playing ping pong with the kids.  Tiger just needs to go back, way back to where Dr, Porter can take Tiger Woods.  To his child hood! Of course Tiger Woods has to want to do it. Bob Toski once told me, “No matter how you good you get at golf kid, you’re never bigger than the game itself.” Tiger has to surrender to himself and accept his short comings like all of us.  “We all fall short of the glory of God”

Maybe we should blame some of the powers that be that put Tiger on such a pedestal for financial gain. Was he set up for a big fall?  Was he carrying the television viewing audience on his shoulders? 

Here’s the video….done two years ago or more.

The Perfect Golf Swing

The Perfect Golf Swing

No I’m not talking about a player on tour.  I’m talking about a robot!  I compare the robot to Ernie Els and Tiger Woods for similarities and there are many.  The video below should give you a better idea of what you need to accomplish in your golf swing.

1) Set up with a 90 degree spine angle and maintenance of same throughout the swing or slightly past impact.
2) Hurl or swing the golf club on an angle 90 degrees to the spine angle or on the same angle as the shaft at address.
3) Keep the golf club face a right angles to the path of the golf club

That’s it!  Oh yea, you sort of need to align yourself at the intended target in the first place.  Of course there is also rhythm, tempo, balance and oh the heck with this, let’s play tennis!  No wait, watch the video first!

 

A couple of things mentioned in the video that I think are key is the presetting of the angle before making the back swing and the stopping at the top of the back swing before beginning the down swing.  That is a drill Tiger used to with Butch many years ago when he was playing his best golf.  The Tiger Woods drill is available here. [/sws_text_video]

I think I found the Best Golf Putter Ever?

I think I found the Best Golf Putter Ever?

best-golf-putterSomething caught my eye at the PGA show this year, 2015.  I saw a sign that said, “the only no torque putter!”  Yea right.  How you can have a no torque putter when the club shaft is on the inside of the arc.  Of course the face balanced putter, (that’s where the face is pointing skyward when you balance the shaft on your finger) alleviates some torque or I should say allows you to swing the putter on a more straight back and forth motion.

The Axis putter is designed so that the face of the putter is balanced toward where you’re going, the target!  Dynamite!  With Luis’s heel weighted design the club face will not open up on you like a traditional putter.  It didn’t take more than a few rolls on the carpet in his booth that I gladly handed over my Visa card so you can try mine when I get back to Richmond.   Click on this link to watch a video from the inventor Luis Pedraza that better explains the concept.

I also tried to do a personal interview with Luis for you but again the sound is not the greatest so turn your sound levels up.

Scott Hamilton Speaks at V-1 Session

Scott Hamilton Speaks at V-1 Session

Scott is an accomplished teaching pro who teaches about eight players on the PGA tour.  Some names you might recognize are Boo Weekly, Brendon Todd, Russell Henly and more. He was nice enough to explain some of his teaching techniques and his study on body motion in the golf swing which is a popular topic among teachers right now.  He uses the Boditrak which I promised will be in a Blog shortly with all the data and how it could effect your game.

The volume is not as high as I hoped so you need to turn your volume up all the way but it’s worth the trouble I promise you.  Really good stuff.

 

 

Lopez Talks Golf On The National PGA Scene

Lopez Talks Golf On The National PGA Scene

bobby-lopez-jim-mcleanThanks to the confidence the folks at V-1 had in me, I was invited to be a guest speaker for PGA pros at the 2015 PGA show in Orlando along with Jim McClean.  The pressure’s on but we can take it.

I can say that meeting Jim McLean was and honor and pleasure and he could not have been nicer.  I spoke at 11:00 AM and Jim at 4 PM so I returned to hear what he had to say.  You can always learn something from a veteran teacher.  Jim is high on the new Boditrak system that tracks your body motion in the golf swing.  I will be doing a complete Blog entry on nothing but the BodiTrak shortly so stay tuned.  I will also include a video of teaching professional Scott Hamilton who teaches about eight tour players and is equally high on this new Boditrak system.

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Here’s some feedback on my presentation:

Dear Bobby,
Thank you SO very much for your presentation for V1 on how to use your branded academy.  It was awesome.  Please send me the slides you mentioned so I can learn more of what you know. 
Thank you for sharing your experience and methods.
Sincerely,
Cindy

Dear Bobby,

I thought your presentation yesterday was amazing !
Your ideas & implementation are brilliant !  well done !  It’s also amazing that you would be willing to share these ideas with others.
anyway, I would like to take the online course about Google that you suggested & Learn More about your business ideas, which I truly found to be exciting.
sincerely,
Bill Osetek (the guy sitting next to you) & pga
Member from met section

The New Wilson D-200 Driver

The New Wilson D-200 Driver

For those of you that have already seen the new Palo Grande driver I made…guess what?  Wilson is making the same thing, almost.  Their driver is only 10 grams heavier but based on the same concept of lighter overall weight to increase wilson-golf-driver-d200club head speed.

Their D-200 Driver is $299 and 46 inches long at 268 grams overall weight.  The Palo Grande is 258 grams at $199.  I’m going to hit the new Wilson driver tomorrow and give you my honest feed back.  If their club is better I might try to approach them on making a deal.  I want my students to have the best driver possible in their hands because the tee shot is so important to lowering your scores.

 

Check the Blog soon for more info from the 2015 PGA show.