What Do You Have in Common With Tiger Woods? By Dr. Jesse Davis.
Actually, lots of things. A drive to succeed. A focus on results. Chiropractic care.
Tiger Woods looks like a coiled spring at the peak of his swing – like a cobra ready to strike. On tour, photographers wait for this moment to capture the intensity in his face as he approaches maximum torque. This instant of maximum rotation is where the difference lies in Tiger’s swing compared to his competitors on the PGA Tour.
The speed of your club head is directly related to the amount of rotation your body undergoes during your backswing. The speed of your club head determines the length of your drive. So if you want to hit longer shots, the proper motion of each joint in your kinetic chain from your feet to your wrists is a determining factor. It is primarily flexibility, not strength, that determines how far your drive will go.
Tiger Woods, at 19 years old, was a notably successful, amateur golfer in 1995. He had won the PAC-10 Freshman of the Year and then played in his first PGA event. A few days after his birthday, he celebrated by riding with his chiropractor and the International Chiropractic Association in the Rose Bowl Parade.
The stories of Tiger training with his father as a five year-old are famous golf lore. To get good at anything, it takes practice. The repetition of thousands of shots with his father as a child was the defining characteristic that propelled Tiger to unprecedented success.
But it is not just practice that makes perfect. It is perfect practice. Tiger’s repetition and attention to every detail happening properly is what sets him apart. Nothing was left unexamined – all so that he could maximize the differences between what he was doing and what everyone else was doing.
It is these small details, repeated over time, that are what make champions different from the rest.
We celebrate those who strive to master the details that make the difference between mediocre and exceptional. We invite you to join us Wednesday, June 1oth, at Turner Hill Golf Course in Ipswich, MA, for an evening that will help you do the same. To register, follow this link to the event with North Shore Golf Magazine.
Come and join one of Massachusetts’ top golf instructors, Webb Heintzelman PGA, who will be joined by Titleist Performance Institute certified instructor Dr. Jeff Rogers D.C., of Breakfast Hill Chiropractic in Rye, NH, Drs. Stephen Franson D.C., and Ryan Hewitt D.C., of Franson Family Chiropractic in Beverly, MA, along with Titleist Performance Institute golf fitness instructor John J. Saunders, for a once in a lifetime seminar that will revolutionize your golf game forever. You will not only learn how to lengthen your drive, but also lengthen your golfing career.