Originally Posted by Harmonious
Mike - What are your thoughts on the above video labelled "The Goods"? I'm not sure I could get my hands into that position on the downswing, but it sounds intriguing. And Hogan definitely did in his swing.
Sure you could, just takes time and practice. Lee Trevino had the same movement of the arms and shaft on the downswing. Here's a video I made for someone that "pulls" the handle down, increases the flex in their right elbow on the downswing. All I'm doing is "pitching" my my right even more on the downswing as I transfer and open. Club head is low and inside at A6, forces me to use the ground to thrust and result is a shallow angle of attack with the path out to the right.
Regarding "The Goods" video, I think it's fine, little silly for my taste with the "Shangri La" and demonstrating the Martin Ayers right arm thing. Funny that all these guys are looking for the Hogan secret but they don't consider the speed/athleticism to perform the "Hogan swing". In other words getting into some arbitrary position that Hogan hit doesn't guarantee I'm going to hit the ball better.
Originally Posted by Ernest Jones
I also have a more general practice question for Mike and/or @iacas. Trying to remain as "stupid" as possible...some times I get the shaft laid down nicely but still hit A6 with my clubhead outside my hands, should I just ignore that for now and continue to work on that shaft or should I take the A6 position into consideration when evaluating a swing and the feels that produced it. Obviously I want my clubhead inside my hands at A6 but should I be consciously working on that or will steady improvement of the shafts orientation through A5 start to fix A6 as a by-product? I'm easily side-tracked and really want to make sure I stay focused on the right priority.
Just keep working on what you're doing. Slow practice swings, feeling that shaft shallow out, right elbow lower than your left, you know the routine.
Originally Posted by cipher
Guys IMO the video is nothing new. AKA Flat Left wrist, and is key for an inline impact/forward shaft lean. Almost every good golfer has the look and has for a long time. He is making a simple concept way more complicated than in needs to be with the silly baseball roll at the top. For me I prefer to gradually straighten the left wrist on the way back felling right wrist dorsiflexion. The last minute roll that he is talking about in the video, I don't see working for 99% of golfers.
Yeah I would say for most golfers what the wrist angles are doing isn't really a priority and probably a cause of other pieces.