DoctorLoomis, on 06 January 2013 - 08:52 PM, said:
Absolutely ,, a wonderful example, now that being said if we were to study numerous golf swings from this day and age ( as I have done ) I would say it would be next to impossible to find any of the top players having a straight right leg at the top of the backswing.
I certainly respect your opinion as I'm sure you do mine and constructive debate is always refreshing in my opinion anyway.
I'm a great believer in the " if all else fails " concept, golf is such a wonderful game and a game we can play well into our retirement ( I'm 67 ). I believe that to avoid complicated mechanical fixes ( and as I'm sure you will agree there are countless " fixes " out there ) that one would benefit significantly by going back to simple basics.
At this particular time as the snow is steadily falling here I find it most enjoyable and beneficial to sit down with Mr. Hogan's book ( Five Lessons ) perhaps a fine single malt from the land of my birth and a good fire.
Hogan had a beautiful set up at address and he always maintained his spine angle throughout his swing, the illustration you posted was excellent but if for example Hogan had been wearing shorts it would ( in my opinion ) show a great deal more knee flex than what actually appears in the example you posted.
Hogan maintained that the right knee should be pointed in slightly at address and that the flex in the right knee had to be maintained as did the spine angle throughout the swing.
Yes indeed, when all else fails go back to basics, I firmly believe that is a wonderful starting point when issues with one's particular golf swing arises.
One last point, I have the same issue as the OP and I'm working on it at an indoor range, I use nothing but a seven iron using a 3/4 swing and I have a little brace under the outside of my right foot which certainly is helping ,,, have a great day.