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I heard through the grape vine that Tiger Woods is searching for a technique he can use to allow him to play golf without any further damage and compete again. Here’s an idea: focus on a task that gets the results needed, and let the body tell you how to perform the task!

If Tiger were to go to a lumberjack camp and learn how to chop trees down the old fashioned way with a nice, sharp, 6-pound axe, he would walk out of there like Paul Bunyan after a month with a complete skill acquired and no injuries. Use the task in this video to acquire the skill needed to send a ball to a target!

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Shawn Clement is the Director of the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre and a class A PGA teaching professional. Shawn Clement was a 2011 and 2015 Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year nominee and was also voted in the top 10 (tied with Martin Hall at No. 9) as most sought after teacher on the internet with 65 K subscribers on YouTube and 29 millions hits.



  1. Sean Reardon

    Oct 24, 2017 at 1:02 am

    No one actually brought carrots to the driving range did they? This is so stupid. It took vegetables to say the lead arm is dominant for direction and trail arm is passive and power. As to the bottle of water on the mat. Save the water go to a real driving range. Mats are nonsense. Fat shots skip into the ball making it look like you’re not a lumber jack and are terrible for your clubs and wrists.

  2. TC

    Oct 18, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    So… hit a wrist shot (hockey) in golf. Got it. lol

  3. Squire

    Oct 1, 2017 at 1:44 am

    He just used his right hand, and sliced AWAY from his body, left to right, horizontally, to slice that carrot. Yet he is hitting the ball right handed, right to left, in a downward motion, and with right palm facing down wrapped around the grip, and not slicing the turf away with his left hand or arm pulling horizontally across the top of the ground with the clubhead.
    Don’t do this move folks. Clearly it doesn’t work, even philosophically speaking. How embarrassing.

  4. Robert Parsons

    Sep 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I’d like to hire Shawn as a prep cook at one of my restaurants. I hope he can use this technique with potatos too! Who knows what he can cook up with a driver?!?

  5. ButchT

    Sep 29, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    More effective imagery for those who struggle than “hit down on the ball to compress it.” Tom Watson made a good living peeling carrots.

  6. AD

    Sep 29, 2017 at 3:10 am

    So completely wrong, it’s mind boggling he’s even allowed to teach.
    The objective of the golf club is to compress the ball off the turf onto the lofted face of the club to get it airborne with momentum and speed. It’s the downward-hitting, compressing, de-lofting motion of the forward leaning shaft angle that facilitates this downward hit that rebounds the ball onto the face of the club off the ground that propels the ball. Without the hitting, drive-down power motion bottoming out under where the ball was into the turf, the ball will not launch properly and you will consistently hit thing shots and will be cursing your finger joints and thumbs for believing that you weren’t holding onto the club properly. If you were going to peeling away with just the lead hand and arm pulling, why use the other hand at all then? This ain’t tennis’s one-handed back-hand like Federer. Good luck trying that with just your lead arm. You’ll get nowhere

    • OB

      Sep 29, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Shawn has made the video for golfers who learn through imagery, not imitation or confusing scientific verbal mumbo jumbo.
      Of course Shawn understands the scientific aspects of the golfswing but neither he nor you would tell that to the adult golfing duffer with the frightened brain of a 12 y.o. and a bagful of ill-fitting golf clubs.
      Would you explain the golfswing to a student in all it’s gory scientific details, or would you communicate in a manner that is similar to that of Shawn?

    • BCM

      Sep 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      Shawn’s methods don’t work for everybody. But neither do yours. I have found that my most successful striking occurs when my trail arm (my right, which also is my dominant arm in every other activity) is very passive. I do agree with your description of contact/compression, etc. But you can find it with a swing dominated by pulling, as I have with my connected, body turn dominated swing. I do maintain more “ball is target” focus than Shawn exhibits here, but successful striking can happen by pulling/swinging as well as by pushing/hitting.

      • AD

        Sep 29, 2017 at 1:18 pm

        You don’t slice like that in golf – you do that in baseball batting. Why do you think batters have a hard time converting to golf? If this above method of slicing worked, then all batter would be the greatest ball strikers – and they are not. But ice hockey players are. They understand that the club is at the deck and know how to hammer it off there. Some of the more successful converters out there are former ice hockey players, and not baseball batters. But the slicers are welcome to keep slicing the ball far and away out of bounds if they want :-p

    • Bugs

      Sep 29, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      Errrrrr wot’s up, Doc? I tried dis here method, but I just decided to eat the carrots instead

  7. Da Judge

    Sep 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Great golfing images for those who can’t think for themselves. Carrots, boards, water….. what’s next? Twirling a baton and hammering nails?

  8. Doobie

    Sep 28, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Bought a bunch of carrots and all I got with Shawn’s shaving drill is strips of julienned carrot… hitting too fat and shredding the carrot tops.
    Wotta waste of carrots. Wotta mess on my clubs. Wotta mess at the driving range!

    • AZ

      Sep 30, 2017 at 7:41 pm

      Try a zucchini or cucumber…. combines slicing and water.

  9. 8thehardway

    Sep 28, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Wonderful analogy and addresses my problematic focus on the ball and thinking my swing is over once I make contact. Great tip on watering the mat too. Does ‘peel the carrot’ work for drivers, which is my biggest problem, or is there something better suited to an abbreviated driver swing?

    • Doobie

      Sep 28, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Go get lessons from Shawn and all your driver problems will be cured.

    • WillyWankel

      Sep 28, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      For drivers you “mash” the potato….. and for irons “peel” the carrot.
      And for the putter you just pop the ball.

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