December 2, 2021
Lee Trevino, one of the best shot makers in the history of golf, showed one of the worst ways to hit one of the shortest shots. Trevino took his club back, then, in a quick, exaggerated motion, only flipped his arms forward.
“Everybody wants to do this,” he said, a man and a small gallery watching and listening. “No, no.”
In honor of the six-time major champion’s 82nd birthday this week, the Champions Tour shared a two-minute video of Trevino breaking down a pitch shot. A Google search of “Lee Trevino” and “tips” is a deep and fruitful well, and this recent illustration is one of his best.
First, the aforementioned man hit a pitch shot of his own, a woman in the background encouragingly told him, “That’s a good shot,” and Trevino put another…