I'll address this right from the top.
You continue to get warnings not because you're "giving advice." Not even because you're giving bad or terrible advice.
You continue to get warnings — and those warnings will escalate until you get 50 points and you're permanently banned if the action(s) continue — because you're being intellectually dishonest. You're not engaging in an actual discussion or debate, while simultaneously whining about how nobody will engage with you in a debate.
You do not tag people. You do not quote people. You do not respond to the points that others make against the nonsense that you post.
That's intellectually dishonest.
I love swing discussion. I adore swing theory. I relish the chance to learn something new, for someone to show me that I'm wrong about something, or can do something better.
What you post ain't that. It's not any of that.
The backswing is how you set up the crucial 0.2 seconds that creates the downswing. I teach a LOT of backswing work, because… it's so important.
I agree it's not "complicated" but that doesn't mean it's easy, and it doesn't mean that you can just get the backswing to any ol' spot and you'll be fine. Not remotely accurate.
@sinik is not going to have a very easy time playing good golf from the position on the left. What he's going to do is star the downswing by getting to the position on the right, which he does, from which at this point he cannot recover. From which he will make multiple compensations and have a lower ceiling on distance and consistency than he wants.
What good do directions on how to get from the Eiffel Tower to the Musée d'Orsay do a guy who is in Berlin?
You're a one-trick pony, and the problem with that is… that your one trick doesn't even work half the time. This doesn't say anything except to lump "golf instruction" into one big bucket, while you are over here acting like every golf problem is in one big bucket labeled "dominant hand" or something.
You don't teach. You may think you do, but I teach golf. You might have a few people who humor you now and then, but I suspect that few would call what you do "teaching."
How you hold it matters a great deal.
Pulling, lifting, throwing? Those are synonyms to you? No. C'mon man.
Your arms do not move "around" or "behind" your torso. NO NO NO NO NO NO!
In fact, that's part of what @sinik most needs to correct, because he IS pulling (or throwing? or lifting?) his arms around his torso.
Also, muscles are not all that elastic. You don't really "stretch" them much - that's not how muscles work. Ligaments and tendons will stretch a bit, muscles… not so much.
You don't seem to care where they travel during the backswing, but you end up talking out of both sides of your mouth (so to speak) because you'll point out that the downswing is 0.2 seconds, and you can't possibly control much in that time span (I agree, see below), but then you completely dismiss the backswing and say that all of your efforts should be focused on the downswing.
So, there's your challenge. Defend your position by addressing the points I've made above. Use whatever examples you want to use, but do it in THIS topic. You must quote or specifically address things. You can't just ignore what's written above and talk about the cortical homunculus or something.
Day 119 (5 May 21) - Another day of pitch shot work in the back yard today. Focus today was with the 7i and PW making sure not to fat the shot but also not topping it as well. Worked on centering the ball and keeping swings to 1/2 - 3/4 at most using foam balls to limit flight. Worked from 25yds out to just off the cup target. The latter was about light bump and runs to get the ball to release and roll out.
Putts per hole is the most useless and potentially misleading statistic there is.
Miss 18 greens and be a foot off each one but less than 30 feet from the hole and end up with 25 putts means you've putted and chipped very poorly.
Be on the green in regulation on every hole but never closer than 20 feet and have 36 putts and you may well have putted very well.
AS for GIR, it depends on the conditions and how long/short the course is. On a difficult course you can be playing pretty good golf and only hit a few if any GIR, depending on your handicap.
Some of my best rounds have had 1 or 2 GIR but the weather has been so bad or the course playing so long that being near GIR is good going on most holes.
I also play some courses where half the members couldn't hit the green in regulation on some holes ever.
It is very silly for a weekend golfer to use statistics that are meaningful to pros and pros only.