Oh yeah, I've know several. Not really giving up the game entirerly, but giving up on going pro. They went on mini tours or play events the (now) web.com tour and just give up after a year or so. They didn't really have a gauge of how much time and skill it really takes to make a living playing golf. If you dont win or make a name for yourself in the college ranks or big international am tournaments, you're really behind the 8ball.
The video was not made for this discussion but a good chunk of it applies - just because you lift your heel off the ground doesn't mean you transfer 95% of your weight right.
That's what you had to say in response to "I don't see how the left knee moves as a point of contention"? Again, the other thread existed because there was a huge myth out there about maintaining the same flex in the trail knee.
No such myth or disparity exists re: the lead knee.
Her head doesn't move off the ball much (well within the "steady head" idea, particularly with a driver), of course she has some tilt away from the target - because her hips don't sway back, and her weight shifts slightly to the right. Very little more than someone with a "modern" golf swing.
It's not the only place there's "tension."
And no, "loaded" may be a common word, but it can have a bunch of meanings. Your right leg is not the only thing that's "loaded" in ANY full swing in golf. Again, the wrists, the arm across the chest, the elbow, your ankles, your torso is turned… all can be "loaded."
That's my point. One of 'em anyway.
I haven't attacked whatever it is you're trying to talk about.
I am, however, trying to suss out what it is you're trying to talk about.
Because if it's "the left knee should be allowed, sometimes, to move back to the right" then I don't think you'll find much disagreement.
You seem to think it's more than that, though.
I don't think they did either, but the reasons they did it may have changed, or the amount of understanding we have of the golf swing has certainly changed, or what's important in the golf swing may have changed, or a bunch of other things.
While writing this, @billchao answered that pretty well too, IMO.
I guess, since I don't know what you're actually trying to convey here, I'll drop out for now until you can figure out what it is you're trying to say.
From a fellow Sconnie, welcome to the site. Many, many golfers play fades from a closed stance. They are mostly pull slicers. Basically your club face is just closed in relation to the path you are swinging on. Maybe start a swing thread sometime if you want and someone can try and help. Otherwise there is not really much anyone can tell you. Hope you stick around and become involved in the site.
I disagree with this. Lots of fantastic golfers today don't use this move.
People will adopt swing moves based on the style in a given era, regardless of whether they actually improve the swing or not. Think about reverse C finishes or square feet. Some top players play well despite certain trends, not because of them.