Originally Posted by Parker0065
Either your jealous of Haney or you don't know much about the golf swing, or both? Which is it?
Haney has put more players in the proffessional ranks than anyone here on this DB, so it sounds like pure jealousy,,,get over it!!!!!
It would probably be cool to try teaching golf for a living, but I can't say I'm jealous of Hank, what's that got to do with anything?
I know some about the golf swing. More than most, but not as much as the best.
Since when did the number of professionals a person teach have anything to do with physics?
Originally Posted by Harmonious
Haney knows far more about the golf swing than 99.99% of the posters here. And, more importantly, he knows how to teach it so that people improve, so long as they are not head cases like Romano or Barkley. Rush would appear to be a good example of someone who has done the work necessary to get better, and it has certainly shown on the show that he is much better now.
Question for Zeph, since he hates on Haney: If left-to-right (slice) spin is not caused by an open clubface at impact, what is it caused by?
Who has he taugh, except O'Meara and Tiger?
I don't hate Haney, I wouldn't consider putting enough effort into hating someone. A ball spinning left to right is caused by a swingpath going inside of the clubface angle. Most commonly you see this with a clubface square or shut to the target, and swingpath always inside of the clubface angle. For a right hander, that would mean the swingpath always moves more left than the clubface is angled at impact. Most amateurs are able to prevent the open clubface at impact if they hit a push-slice, but fixing the path is far more difficult. Which is why you often see high handicappers swing to the left with a square or shut clubface and a ball moving left to right. The better they are able to time the closing clubface, the better chance their ball will end up somewhat close to their intended target. It's a difficult way to play golf though.
This means that you can hit a slice with a clubface square or shut to the target. The clubface must of course always be open to the swingpath to create that type of sidespin, but an "open clubface" is most commonly described as one that aims to the right of the target at impact.