Re: My Swing (Stretch)
Originally Posted by Shanks A Million
So it's somewhere in between "blah" and "meh"? Sounds about right.
Thing is, Shanks, there's deep and then there's deep and stuck and rolled wide open. Kuchar starts off the same way I do -- breaking the wrists and rolling the club head inside under the shaft plane -- but he makes it work by 1) putting in a lot more wrist cock and 2) lifting pretty much straight up from P2 to P3. Here he is in the equivalent position to the top of my backswing.
Even if he also stopped there, he'd be in much better shape coming down because he hasn't rotated the flying wedge open so much. Of course, he then goes all the way to the actual top.
He still has to tumble a little to come right onto the plane but, as you point out, he makes it work and gets himself into nice shape to approach the ball.
From where I am at "the top" -- let's call it P3.142 -- I have to bring the right forearm down almost vertically to get the club around the corner and the face closing fast enough to be near square at impact. And even then, I roll/flip most of the time to try and shape the shot.
Anyway, I can play generally OK with it since it's not a swing that causes a lot of wild misses and, thanks to working in the S&T pattern, some of the other bits are in decent shape. My low point is in front of the ball, my hips go forward and I maintain my inclination to the ground pretty well. But I don't think I'll ever be a consistently good ball striker, and certainly not a remotely powerful one, trying to hit from here.
TL;DR -- Deep hands maybe not best thought for Stretch.