So it occurred to me reading another thread about amateurs divots being 2 inches ahead of the ball and some pros making divots 4 inches ahead of the ball. How do they do that?
given that most good players have a lot of lag in their swings, then as the front arm is horizontal on the downswing the club is pointing to the sky....I'm not explaining this very well. but anyway. so as the front arm is pulled down the clubhead is moving very vertically.
OK, so given that the pro golfer takes a divot 3 or 4 inches after the ball, then that means the AoA has become very flat. Yeah? I mean if the golfer hits the ball first then makes a divot 1 inch in front of the ball then thats gotta be a steeper AoA that the guy who makes a divot 4 inches after.
So ......I guess as the Lag in the swing is starting to release, I don't know, say about 18 inches before contact then the AoA is shallowing.
So...given that there is a low point in all swings and some players have very "short" low point......I mean they come down steep then they go up steep. Then how are the guys that take the 4 inch divot after the ball doing it.? How are they flattening out their low point so that they "middle" the ball then make a divot 4 inches later. The videos I've seen of guys demonstrating the 4 inch after divot seem to have a very big forward drive. Is that how they do it?