Re: "Four Magic Moves" by Joe Dante
Originally Posted by GolferDot
I'm simply using Newton's Law on Force, F=ma (Force = mass x acceleration) to further illustrate the components of Torque... T = FL (Torque = Force x Length).
By substituting Newton's equation on Force (F=ma) to the Torque equation (T=FL), we now have: T=maL (Torque = mass x acceleration x Length)
In the golf swing, "m" is mass of the clubhead, "a" is acceleration of the clubhead, and "L" is length of lever in our case the length of golf club shaft.
The mass of the clubhead and the force supplied by the golfer as he swings the golf club are all factors of Torque.
Believe it or not there are actually times during the golf swing when there is zero Torque on the clubshaft...one time this happens is deep in the downswing when the club is vertical. This only happens if you hold the lag (also known as the late hit).
Right after this "Torque Zero Point" a tremendous amount of energy is transferred to the clubhead resulting in an incredible amount of power delivered to the golf ball at impact.
The reason all this energy is transferred to the clubhead from the hands is due to COAM (Conservation of Angular Momentum)..the hands slow down right before impact delivering the energy to the clubhead.
Watch the pros hands right before impact, they are almost stopped yet the clubhead is whizzing by them...this is due to COAM.
So far maximum power in your golf swing, take advantage of COAM and Torque by building the late hit into your golf swing...this worked for me with tremendous results!
Hit 'em Long and Straight!