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Big Play With Steve Bosdosh

Feb. 16, 2004
Feb. 16, 2004

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Feb. 16, 2004

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Big Play With Steve Bosdosh

Vijay Singh has become the Tiger challenger thanks to his
consistency and his ability to stiff tough shots, like this
four-iron at 8 on Sunday

This is an article from the Feb. 16, 2004 issue

ANALYSIS

Vijay Singh once said, "The more balls you hit on the range, the
fewer shots you hit on the course." Still, it's not only a
legendary work ethic that's fueling Singh's great play but also
his fearlessness and syrupy, old school swing, during which his
whole body pivots in his takeaway, a la Sam Snead. This
self-taught move--grooved through practice--is powerful and
repeatable, even under pressure.

THE TIP
TURN LIKE VIJAY FOR MORE POWER

Few golfers get far enough behind the ball or shift enough of
their weight to their back foot during the backswing.
Consequently, they swing with their arms and hit weak fades. To
make a full, powerful turn like Singh's, rotate until your front
shoulder is over your back foot. To see if you've turned enough,
hold a club against your shoulders, make your turn and note where
the shaft is pointing.

AND ANOTHER THING ...

"Martha Burk's call for new USGA president Fred Ridley to resign
his memberships at the men-only Augusta and Pine Valley golf
clubs is ridiculous. Ridley has a right to belong to any club he
wants."

"The Pebble Beach Pro-Am has to scale back the pro-am format and
get Cypress Point back in the rotation, or it'll become a
second-tier Tour stop."

"Phil Mickelson is back. His embarrassing 2003 season made him
hungrier and smarter, and he'll win his first major at the
Masters."

COLOR PHOTO: COURTESY OF CBS (SINGH)COLOR PHOTO: ERICK W. RASCO (BOSDOSH)COLOR PHOTOMONTAGE: ERICK W. RASCO (BOSDOSH); BACKGROUND BY JIM GUND

Bosdosh teaches at the Members Club at Four Streams in
Beallsville, Md., and is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher.