Originally Posted by HawkNballs
I stand corrected. Those guys don't have very good swings anyway! Who are Hogan, Woods and Rory? hahahaha
Those pics definitely show some slide. You are correct, sir. Not as much as when you put a line on their left hip at the top of the back swing, but still quite a bit of slide.
How much slide is too much then? I'm confused. My teacher would put a pole about 4" away from my left hip at address and tell me not to hit it on the downswing. So a 4" slide is about right?
Correct the hips transfer about 4-6 inches. For some reason, probably Hogan's book, the hip slide became a bad thing for golfers. Too many instructors teach based on what great players felt they did rather than observing what actually happened.
A measurement I like to use is that the lead lead is flexed outside the left ankle at A5.5/A6 (club shaft parallel to the ground on the backswing).
Originally Posted by JetFan1983
Yea, he slides when it's on the ground. Long iron:
I think you'll find it similar with Bubba as well. With the driver, since the ball is teed up and we're trying to have a positive AoA (especially Bubba and Jamie) you'll see less slide and more emphasis on "jumping" off the ground. He's still "loads" into his lead leg.