martinez, on Jan 17 2009, 11:06 PM, said:
I've been PM'ed many times asking for clarification of some of my more 'different' posts. I realize that some of my ideas may be hard to understand......especially given my trouble in just using words to describe them.
I have made a video based on my concept of pulling a bow, then moving it into a crossbow. That's the image I have......the feel, but I believe the swing itself is pretty simple.
I hope they both help make sense of any posts I may have made to this point and that these videos can help some people get a more powerful and easily repeated action.
Powerful Golf Concept part 1/2
Part 2 is up....and live.... the link is here....
Powerful Golf Concept part 2/2
Excellent job, Martinez ! I mean it. Your vids are the best in the net I've found so far to show what is the relation of both lead and rear parts of the body and how to use them correctly in order to introduce a great amount of automatism into the motion.
Two issues that I feel the need to discuss are:
1. the backswing performed via the rear side pulling is entirely correct one, as we both already know; however, your bow analogy sort of puts the squeeze on the rear elbow leading the parade - according to my researches, better results are obtained if you connotate the rear side adduction with your entire rear side of the body pulling (adducting), because pulling via the rear limb (or a part of the limb) makes it harder to benefit from natural limitation of the rear hip turn since the arm join the body at the shoulder area and has no direct link to the hip joint.
It is not a matter of very big importance, but I guess it can be sort of important for average amateurs who often suffer from incorrect pelvis motion. They would need to feel the limitation in the hip area that occurs sooner that in the shoulder area and forces the pelvis to start the downswing linearily before the shoulders finish their backswing, so to speak.
2. your visualizations of others sports that I know, unfortunately, from the TV ot YouTube only, i.e. baseball or cricket, and their relation to golf are marvellous. This validates the rear side adduction concept even more - you need to pull back unintentionally in order to create a proper amount of leverage; have you merged those sports with the Diagonal Stance concept ? I surely have and now I am even more convinced that this concept is very sound from a biomechanical point of view. The more, as I could see, your stance appears to be slightly diagonal per se
watching your beautiful
swing from the DTL.
Thank you for those great vids once again. They can show to all how some great concepts (not necessarily only those that have been discussed in the BioThread) look from the perspective of a real player and not only from the perspective of a pure theory. Lots of learn from you, mate.