Originally Posted by 04v8s4
Didn't know there was more than one Pythagorean Theorem. Nor did I say that golf was purely about geometry.
My point is that simply increasing your swing speed will not increase your accuracy. In fact...it will hurt it. This is indisputable.
I do agree with you that better players have better accuracy...although it seems stupid to have to mention that. I also agree that better players have higher swing speeds. However, higher swing speeds does not guarantee better accuracy. In most cases it's true...but swing speed is not the direct cause.
Your twisting this up...for no apparent gain to the thread.
No one said there was more than one Pythagorean Theorem
Your claiming something as indisputable, when its not. golf isn't in the vacuum of one mathematical theorem. You also have the Magnus Effect, were if the golf ball spins it creates a high pressure and low pressure on the golf ball, and the ball will curve in the direction of the lower pressure.
Even if you hit it 300 yards, your also creating more spin, if that spin is the type that causes the ball to curve away from the direction the ball is heading (push right, curve left), then it takes your Pythagorean theorem out, because even though you'll end up more right, your also curving back more left, so it balances out.
to go and claim that distances hurts your accuracy is a really bad generalization and gives a negative spin to those of us who hit the ball far. That is the problem, your stating something as indisputable, when its not that black and white, even though it is true. But with terms to golf, its not important.