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Thanks for your interest, particularly as a Haney Instructor.    I have a kind of complicated question.     Many instructors teach a toe up position, half way back, sole of the club perpendicular to the ground. There are illustrations.  I assume these instructors play and/or demonstrate with irons that have very little offset. Most amateurs play with some, a little,to a lot of offset. There are also variances according to the length of the club (short, mid iron, and...
Strength and Depth of Field in Jack's Day and Tiger's Day   This is edited from my post on another thread. It may need to be updated. Until otherwise proven, I am definitely an 18+2 =20 is better than a 14+3 = 17 believer. I am also a firm believer that Jack was more relevant on more occasions in the majors than has been Tiger.    Majors: 1st/2nd/3rd Jack: 18/19/9 = 46 Tiger 14/6/4 =   24   Jack put himself in contention far more often than has the Tiger,...
This video shows the bottom line: short thumb inhibits wrist cock and will tend to hold off the release and the long thumb will tend to promote an easy wrist cock and an easy release of the hands through and after impact.    IMO if one tends to "lift" the body going back, and/or has little or has lost trunk flexibility, and/or tends to make a false body turn, and/or to block coming through the long thumb will help. 
Love the chart. Thanks.    More fuel for the fire:   Here are some of the players Jack beat (finished second) in his 18 majors wins.  The numbers in parentheses show their career finishes in majors (1st, 2nd, 3rd).    Arnold Palmer    (7,10, 2)                                  HOF (Hall of Fame) Tony Lema        (1,1,0 )*                                                                         * only played 10 years before his death in his mid 30's.  Gary Player    ...
Fun stuff, no? 
Nicklaus had only one teacher: Jack Grout. Never really changed his swing, at least until he became a Seniors/Champions player, when he became a marginally bit flatter. 
Ryder Cup records of Jack v. Tiger do not compare favorably for Tiger.  http://www.rydercup.com/usa/history/2014-ryder-cup-player-records    Tiger's injuries have been largely self-inflicted, not always part of just living.  Over the top training, sometime Seal-type training. Ridiculous.    If Tiger will follow Rory's golf-oriented-only training regimen, Tiger might have a shot at coming back.     Here are some of Tiger's problems, in no particular order of...
I like the BOAT moniker. Thanks.    EVERY Major winner was at that point in time better than everyone else for that week.     Colin Montgomerie is a lesser version of Tom Kite, who DID win a major.     Montgomerie is not a gnat on Ben Crenshaw's buttocks btw.Lanny Wadkins,Time Kite., and Weikopf.   Steve Sticker IS the better player than any current player, who has one Major. Level of competition    Peter Thomson is the most underrated Majors Champion.    One...
I AM one of the 18>14 men.  Jack IS the greatest of all time, at least until unseated by Tiger.  The latter is quickly losing ground in his quest, but there is still time.   Not sure I like the GOAT moniker for the Greatest Golfers of All Time.      Having said that, let me express my admiration for Nicklaus, Tiger, and so many others and my perspective as a 66 y.o. player of 50 years. Please bear with me. Please.     It's interesting to note that most of the...
You are really onto something here. This is pure Hogan and Tom Watson, the latter of which emphasized in his instructional book the idea of trying to squeeze the elbows together through impact.  Here is a good video:     There is actually a training aid that you may buy relatively inexpensively which is an elastic band, essentially two large rubber bands joined at the middle, which wrap around the forearms to ingrain the feel.     Another form of this is to try to...
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