Originally Posted by Innercity Mini
I'm not sure of the question here nor of your objectivity. You guys do not like Kiran. I get it. You do not like anyone who follows her-check. You cannot have any opinion that disagrees with yours-check. So let me just reply with "asked and answered." Good luck with your marketing of Pure Strike-seriously.
Sorry, but that's bullshit. We don't "like" Kiran? Most people here have never talked to her, let alone met her. I have, and it's not a matter of "like" or "dislike." It's a matter of her being able to (or unable to) explain some things. It's a matter of me making an informed decision on her ideas about the golf swing, given my background in the same as well as the sciences.
Also, we are not dealing with opinions here. We are talking about facts. Please locate the "opinions" and you'll discover that they're few and far between - we are here discussing facts - physics, biomechanics, etc. Fact: you hinged your wrists in your golf swing while MGS says not to.
I'd written this up a day or two ago, but now's as good a time as any to post it. It too discusses facts:
Minimalist Golf Swing Tenets
1. Pre-set right side bend, then maintain it so it is there at impact.
2. Do not load the wrists for better timing (???)
3. Minimal torso turn for reasons yet to be made clear.
4. Arm loads up the chest.
Problems, in order:
1. Right side bend exists in all good golf swings using traditional mechanics. It's most often caused by the head remaining relatively steady while the hips go forward a bit.
2. If this were actually done in a swing you'd find an undeniable loss of power. Possibly this improves timing, but the vast majority of players will not take that tradeoff.
3. More loss of power. Perhaps again more control, but again, they will not take that tradeoff.
4. This happens in the traditional swing as well. I suspect it's exaggerated in MGS to help the player hit out (it helps the hands gain depth), but many will throw their hands out at the ball anyway.
Showing us photos of Ben Hogan doing things doesn't matter. Ben Hogan had a traditional swing. You may as well show us photos of Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson or Bubba Watson, none of whom have much of anything in common with MGS as shown by the creator herself.
Showing us videos where in 30 minutes a student makes one small change (often just closing their shoulders at setup slightly) does not serve as any form of proof of anything. They're still making a "traditional" swing.