Underpar33, on 30 July 2012 - 06:44 AM, said:
Hi squish. I Don't know if you read kelvins latest article or not regarding the left side dropping in apt in transition, but I got some feedback that I was dropping the left side into apt too early in the backswing. I went out on the range yesterday and had such an unproductive session working on this. It felt great getting into an opening left leg and apt earlier and swinging thru the ball staying more centered/even feeling like I stayed on my right side(freeing the left hip to clear)
When I've tried to delay the left side apt/drop I have ended up sliding again can't stay back to the target long enough. Any thoughts on this move with the spine? Do I need to change the way my spine works in the backswing to allow this move to occur in transition instead of mid backswing?
This is more like the action of James Braid winner of five opens circa 1905.
Long before the days of carbon-fibre and titanium clubs, Braid held the world record for the longest drive. That distance was measured in 1905, at Walton Heath in England, as 395 yards. And he made it look easy, using what looks like an awesomely awkward club of hickory and with ‘gutty’ balls. Over a hundred years later, very few golfers of the modern era, equipped with their state-of-the-art drivers and aerodynamic balls have ever beaten that distance of Braid’s.
It is far removed from a hip turn driven swing. The power generated in this type of swing comes from the hands and arms.
The direction and trajectory comes from the pivot, COG and hip swing.
A hip slide bump rotational swing requires a stronger grip when one slides.
But this swing requires a neutral grip.
There are three moves that must be blended in this type of swing.
The first of the three is a lateral swing of the spine along the heel line.
The ankles and knees keep it swinging on a straight from and to the target. I mean swinging the tailbone and hip directly from and to the target.
Not clearing the left hip. It is held back on that line by drawing the knees in keeping them over the feet.
The second, is the swing of the detached hip around the posted legs.
Because the leg is brought to extension the hip rests atop the femur bone ball and socket joint due to the lateral swing.
The detached hip swings toward the ball but rotates, as it must, as it is going around the posted opposite hip resting on the femur.
That hip swing turns or indexes the abducted shoulders that are wound at the top.
The third is the shoulder turn hands arm assembly as a unit.
So it is a way different concept.
The thing I could not get used to in the traditionally accepted swing is that when I press I would push or hook.
The other is when I really wanted to bang one, I would get quick with the hips over turning.
All that disappeared when I found the pendulum action of the spine and a steady head position, Nothing hurt.
I just keep the head over the right foot and swing the arms and hands under it.
The body reacts in balance as it knows the COG and balance.
So you learn by feel, balance and timing vs, positional golfswing.
With this type, the positioning is done and over with at setup, because one is swinging and indexing vs turning.
Edited by Squish, 30 July 2012 - 08:04 AM.