poke said........ "while his head and shoulders have a hang back / block look for a nano second at impact, it's almost like Hogan is occupying two spaces, maybe three, at once".
Poke, To me what you are dubbing hang back is, in Hogan's case here IMO, more accurately described as counter-balancing the forces ............ opposition. It would be similar to throwing an upper cut in boxing. The forces involved in creating the powerful blow demand a resistance point, the forward leg, taking up this role or
in golf parlance hitting against a firm left side. The forceful unwinding into and against this resistance creates
an opposing force for the sake of balance. The more common use of the term hang back would suggest a
reference to leaving weight on the trailing leg which as you've indicated wasn't the case with Hogan as you
mention he shows lower left side projecting ample energy around the left post. This image was always a
sticking point to my eyes as well and I long thought it to be a sign of a flaw in an otherwise near perfect
action. Now I'm satisfied to view it as martinez describes it...... "Yes he is just exploding... I think the core
goes left of left so the hang back is targetward as opposed to back". JMO. dts
@ martinez, Though at this point in the swing the momentum is many times greater, it occurs to me that
when you describe it as the core going left of left............ this is that point in the swing that most mimics
or mirrors your archer's takeaway ie; the direction or obliqueness of the unwinding upper torso... a
shearing off if you will, where the club's energy is directed at the point of contact, target ward yet the
prime motivator of the energy is exiting left of left.
P.S. This would be the perfect point at which to insert martinez's tagline....... anything you obtain with force
must be retained with force.!!!
Edited by downtoscratch, 22 January 2009 - 05:09 AM.