Fade, on 19 June 2017 - 06:57 PM, said:
ConcentricDimples, on 19 June 2017 - 12:37 PM, said:
If some pro's hand speed is (x), and a golfers hand speed is x, then some amount of technique and wrist c0ck (coupled with good contact and proper Club head) can equal the pro's distance.
Why did you pick hand speed for this kind of logic? You could have picked hip-speed, shoulder speed, nose speed, or any number of things. I suppose you try to explain it in what I quoted from your post, but it isn't obvious to me that hand-speed is the defining quantity that predicts potential.
I was going off the fact that the hands are what is connected to the Club, and (and I'm guilty of it) all this stuff about lifting, taller golfers, etc etc, but--ultimately--the hands move through the address position (at down swing) at a given speed. Obviously they connect the golfer to the club.
So my thinking was that if someone could match hand speed to that of a pro, then theoretically their distance deficit would be essentially mechanical, technical things (including shaft length but that's even outside of what I'm getting at) instead of being weaker or not being physically capable of moving the body as fast as a pro*
*OK maybe an Ernie Els type will be faster than a David Lingmerth or Soren Kjeldsen, but that's beside what I'm focusing on.
So a bit of a backstory I used to think out of a combination of assumption and buts and pieces of information that pro golfers had (among other things) better neuromuscular connections, fast-twitch muscles, greater strength in specific muscle groups, etc. but I'm actually not so sure of that.
And going on my own tangent, my junior swing coach (great guy) kept hammering the concept of quiet hands, etc... point being I always think about that. So getting to point, the other day on the range I resorted to my natural urge to have incredible wrist-action, and distance gains are substantial.
So to poster, yes, timing, whole body mechanics important (and I'm sure there is some complex calculus with momentum, the moment of inertia of the Club as it relates to connection with the golfer, and golfer's connection through feet to the earth), but anyway.
Hope this answers your question. I guess if my hypothesis is true (that people of similar size to a golf pro can generate hand-movement speed at the same sped as a pro), then I think for me and others that could be major motivation for focusing on mechanical technique to increase distance rather than (equipment aside)--on my case--strength training and weighted golf-club trainers.