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If you are looking for a solid pre-shot routine, then look no further! Tiger has developed this one over decades of experience. This routine will allow you to feel the shot you want to hit and get you ready to dynamically move your action into your target through the ball in a very effortless manner. You will understand the true purpose of the pre-shot routine!

Here are the four elements you need to cover in the 40 seconds you have prior to each of your shots. You should be able to easily get through these points in 25 seconds.

1. Pick an “end target” or a place you want to have the ball end up

2. Pick a flight plan that fits your ability to get the ball there; please INCLUDE THE HEIGHT OF THE SHOT or peak trajectory before it falls back down towards the end target.

3. Find an intermediate point that will set you up into that picture-so that when you let the weight of the club release you to the target, you can predict that the ball position, the distance to the ball, the posture, and the grip-club face relationship will fit the flight when you let the club track itself into the direction you want to start the ball.

4. Set up done? Prediction of shot done? It is now OUT of YOUR CONTROL, just let the club release you in the direction you want to start the ball. Look for the feel of that low effort and nice whipping velocity that unleashes that ball into that flight with freedom and abandon!

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Shawn Clement is the new Director of Development at the Royal Quebec Golf Academy in Quebec City, Canada and a class A PGA teaching professional. Shawn was a 2011 and 2015 Ontario PGA Teacher of the Year nominee while Directing at the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre. He was also voted in the top 10 (tied with Martin Hall at No. 9) as most sought after teacher on the internet in 2016 with 83 000 subscribers on YouTube and 36 millions natural views. Shawn has been writing for numerous publications since 2001 including Golf Tips Magazine and Score Golf Magazine. He also appeared of the Golf Channel’s Academy Live in July 2001 with Jerry Foltz and Mike Ritz. Shawn Clement has the distinction of being one of the only professionals fit by Ping’s Tour fitting centre where he was fitted with left and right handed clubs including 2 drivers with 115 plus miles per hour and 300 plus yard drives from both sides.

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  1. Tom

    Mar 8, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Pre shot routine:Drive to Dennys, park in parking lot, wait till closing, spot waitress, bang waitress in back set, next day deny banging waitress…..

  2. Ee

    Mar 8, 2019 at 2:24 am

    This is not Eldrick’s pre-shot’s routine, it’s been done since the beginning of time by most golfers, so stop giving that adulterous idiot undue credit

  3. PSG

    Mar 7, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    What in the world are you talking about?! Its not “out of your control”. You are swinging and releasing the club. It is literally only in your control. If its out of Tiger’s control at that point, how did he win so many majors?

    • Josh

      Mar 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

      You clearly aren’t familiar with Wisdom In Golf or Shawn Clement. This is advice for amateurs, not Tiger Woods. Thanks to Golf Digest, and years of teaching swing positions, the average am is trying to manipulate their body to match a swing position instead of swinging the club towards the target. He doesn’t mean what you think.

    • Brian

      Mar 7, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      Sure thing cocheese.

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