Pulling vs Pushing
Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:23 AM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:22 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:56 PM
Does anyone know of any studies that have been done to verify this 2:1 importance?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:11 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:31 AM
We can try it ourself. Put a golf ball at eye height and push it forward as far as you can. Do it again at eye height only place the ball well behind your head. Pull it forward until you get to the original position where you again are pushing it. Which went further? The one where your arm whipped past itself after pulling went further. Said another way who can throw a dart farter the dart board game thrower technique or the javelin thrower technique?
I think pulling allows each golfer to get maximum centrifugal force speed via the whip past the hands, where pushing somewhat defeats that build up of speed by limiting the whipping length. But like in Hardy's example some times pushing is the better choice. (casting)
Perhaps the famous "lag" is likewise a pulling speed generating aid. (and probably other things) Obviously the club head must whip forward a great deal to over take the lag hand possition and get to the ball.
Edited by Jon Robert, 30 November 2012 - 09:37 AM.