Pro Golf Shot Tiger Woods: Tee Shot Stinger (Video)
Pro Golf Shot Tiger Woods: Tee Shot Stinger (Video)

As a flop shot is often associated with Phil Mickelson, so is the stinger shot associated with Tiger Woods. Tiger played some of his most dominant golf when he really had the mastery of his stinger shot. He used it to great effect particularly when he was under pressure, down the stretch, in a back nine situation. Just hit this beautiful low, stinging long iron shots or wood shots off the tee, always got himself in play and very rarely threw away a lead when he had the mastery of his stinger shot.

So, it's a nice safe shot to have in your bag as a sort of go to shot. It won't necessarily be as long as your biggest tee shots, but it's a really good go to shot. And the way we play the stinger, we play it slightly lower than a normal iron shot. So, you play it slightly further back in your stance, maybe just around about the center or just slightly ahead. Then take quite a long iron maybe a five, four, three and maybe even a lofted wood, I've got here a hybrid golf club.

I'm going to play my hands slightly in front as well and then I make a setup where I actually have more body weight on my left hand side and I turn into the golf ball quite a steep position. Now because the ball is slightly further back than normal, I may have an open club face at the point of impact which would cause the ball normally to setup to the right and cut a little bit.

So, I actually aim down the left hand side as well here, aiming down the left hand side with the ball back in my stance just holding off my finish and I'm expecting the ball just to move from the left to the right in flight. And again, moving the ball left to right in flight. Actually, it creates a little bit more control when the ball comes down. It would normally land and run on quite as far as the draw shot might do.

So, actually hitting little cuts off a tee is one of Tiger's best ways of controlling that stinger. So, I play the ball just slightly ahead of center, a little bit more open in my stance and a little bit more left side. I grip down by half an inch on the grip, again, more control less power. A little bit curtailed in the back swing, a little bit curtailed in the follow through and just chop the ball forwards quite a low flight lower than normal. Nice low tee peg but just enough to give me a good strike.

Now, I can just chase the ball forwards there, this one goes about 190s to 100 yards or maybe a full hybrid shot for me, it might go over 200 tee to 220 but that little chase forwards there, really with a curtailed follow through just keeps the ball in play. Now, if you can get the mastery of that stinger shot, just like Tiger Woods did back in the day, you'll hit more fairways and have more control particularly when you're under pressure.

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2012-09-17

As a flop shot is often associated with Phil Mickelson, so is the stinger shot associated with Tiger Woods. Tiger played some of his most dominant golf when he really had the mastery of his stinger shot. He used it to great effect particularly when he was under pressure, down the stretch, in a back nine situation. Just hit this beautiful low, stinging long iron shots or wood shots off the tee, always got himself in play and very rarely threw away a lead when he had the mastery of his stinger shot.

So, it's a nice safe shot to have in your bag as a sort of go to shot. It won't necessarily be as long as your biggest tee shots, but it's a really good go to shot. And the way we play the stinger, we play it slightly lower than a normal iron shot. So, you play it slightly further back in your stance, maybe just around about the center or just slightly ahead. Then take quite a long iron maybe a five, four, three and maybe even a lofted wood, I've got here a hybrid golf club.

I'm going to play my hands slightly in front as well and then I make a setup where I actually have more body weight on my left hand side and I turn into the golf ball quite a steep position. Now because the ball is slightly further back than normal, I may have an open club face at the point of impact which would cause the ball normally to setup to the right and cut a little bit.

So, I actually aim down the left hand side as well here, aiming down the left hand side with the ball back in my stance just holding off my finish and I'm expecting the ball just to move from the left to the right in flight. And again, moving the ball left to right in flight. Actually, it creates a little bit more control when the ball comes down. It would normally land and run on quite as far as the draw shot might do.

So, actually hitting little cuts off a tee is one of Tiger's best ways of controlling that stinger. So, I play the ball just slightly ahead of center, a little bit more open in my stance and a little bit more left side. I grip down by half an inch on the grip, again, more control less power. A little bit curtailed in the back swing, a little bit curtailed in the follow through and just chop the ball forwards quite a low flight lower than normal. Nice low tee peg but just enough to give me a good strike.

Now, I can just chase the ball forwards there, this one goes about 190s to 100 yards or maybe a full hybrid shot for me, it might go over 200 tee to 220 but that little chase forwards there, really with a curtailed follow through just keeps the ball in play. Now, if you can get the mastery of that stinger shot, just like Tiger Woods did back in the day, you'll hit more fairways and have more control particularly when you're under pressure.

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