Originally Posted by Harmonious
Not surprising, given your anti-Hogan, anti-Haney, anti-Hardy sentiments. They advocate(d) swinging the club in a way that you didn't agree with, or couldn't do. No harm in that, but it doesn't mean that their ideas won't work great for others.
Oh, I don't mind parts of Hogan, love to watch him on video.
Haney? A semi-method of teaching that pushes and pulls students into a position without conversation and then they ask you to feel as if the left wrist is to the ground -- not much for that. They (at least the head instructors who taught me) weren't much for the basics of the arm-body connection. I'm not much for too shallow, over-rotating and rolling wrists. Swinging to right field? Good advice.
But I'm not the only one who is a Haney critic. Everytime I ran into a golf shop and mentioned I was seeing a Haney instructor, I'd get crap. Having time to look back, I agree with the critics. But Haney instructors made a lot of money. So it was good for them.
Hardy? He kept his "secrets" under lock and key unless you kept buying more "secrets." That's okay - it's the American way. But the way it was taught? Get your right hand as far away from you on the backswing, then rotate your right arm like you're throwing a screwball and swing to the left as hard as you can?
It may work for some ... good luck to them. But both methods had one thing in common - poor attention to the basics and the little things, and more interest in their method.
I learned a lot, but I just don't use it. Lots of slightly different ways to swing a golf club. Some people want it simple. I don't. I like to understand and I like a solid foundation, so when the swing goes wrong and it always does, I can correct it.
So enough of the threadjack. I was merely warning others that SITD can also screw you up, although parts of it are educational. You've just got to know enough to take the good and throw out what doesn't work.
And admittedly, I like to question authority and old ways of doing things. Shaking things up can challenge people, or it can cause them to go bitter and on the attack... oh, well... back to golf.