Breaking Down Tiger Woods' Pre-Shot Routine
Tiger Woods is undoubtedly one of the greatest golfers of all-time. Woods will be seeking his fifth PGA Championship and 16th major this weekend at TPC Harding Park.
One area of Woods' game that may go unnoticed is the consistency in his pre-shot routine over the years. Through swing changes and coach changes, Woods' pre-shot routine and address to the ball before his shot have stood the test of time.
Andre Pillow, an instructor at Blythefield Country Club and the founder of DNA Golf Instruction has studied Woods through the years, so he sent us a breakdown of how the process allows Woods to mentally approach each shot... And while we don't expect you to create a pre-shot routine & start striping it like Woods, adding consistency in your game should help you make strides.
So check out the video from Andre below & be sure to give him a follow on Instagram and Facebook for more great golf coaching.
Andre R. Pillow, PGA
Director of Instruction
Grand Rapids, MI
Andre R. Pillow is the founder of DNA Golf Instruction, and the Player Development Professional at Blythefield Country Club. He’s been a Class A PGA Professional since 2014, and has over 20 years for experience in the golf industry. His philosophy is shaped around the basic idea that golf is a sport, which is the basis for the company’s coaching model. DNA Golf Instruction Mission: Our mission is to help every client reach their individual potential in relation to the game of golf. No matter the age, gender, background or income level, we want our customers to “Discover Natural Ability”, and enjoy the game in a manner that is desired by them. Andre played college golf at Tennessee State University, before transferring and graduating from Grand Valley State University with a Degree in Business Management. He spent the the last four years working for a nonprofit, teaching golf and life skills to students ages 7-17. He currently sits on the Michigan PGA Section Growth of the Game Committee, and was selected to the PGA Lead - Cohort III Class from 2017-2019. This national program is designed to create diversity and inclusion amongst PGA of America leadership on boards and committees at the Chapter, State and National Levels. He was a Michigan Section Youth Player Development Finalists in 2019 and 2020, as well as the Section Finalist for the 2020 Player Development Award. He also won the ELO Network Rising Star Award in 2018, for work with community school students within the city of Grand Rapids, MI. After recent growth and success, Andre was able to expand the company. Social media interest is also growing, with golf instruction videos gaining attention on Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and Instagram! He is determined to change the landscape of golf, introducing and teaching the game to everyone that wants to learn!