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40 minutes ago, ChetlovesMer said:

So, if I'm reading this right, missing on the low side IS the amateur side. 

Missing on the high side ISN'T the pro-side.

Kinda.

Pros miss on both sides nearly equally. There's no such thing as a pro side.

Amateurs typically under-read putts, so yeah, missing low is the amateur side.

I say "kinda" because missing low ~45% of the time is the pro side.

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

 

I'll have to go with blind faith here.  I trust you but I've always hear that the moment of truth was impact.  It didn't matter how you got there but most good swings all hit impact pretty much for the most part the same.

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6 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

I'll have to go with blind faith here.  I trust you but I've always hear that the moment of truth was impact.  It didn't matter how you got there but most good swings all hit impact pretty much for the most part the same.

Don't go on blind faith. Look some up yourself. Go to impact, and yeah, they're gonna have Key #3 and stuff, but Jim Furyk's swing doesn't look like TIger's swing, Dustin Johnson's, Jack Nicklaus's, Brian Gay's, etc.

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44 minutes ago, iacas said:

Don't go on blind faith. Look some up yourself. Go to impact, and yeah, they're gonna have Key #3 and stuff, but Jim Furyk's swing doesn't look like TIger's swing, Dustin Johnson's, Jack Nicklaus's, Brian Gay's, etc. 

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Captain Obvious - there's a difference in the look of impact if you put side by side, someone with a weak grip vs someone with a strong grip

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Well I always just assumed the ‘impact’ saying was referring to a pro’s impact being:

1. With weight forward.

2. Hands past the ball.

3. Straight lead wrist.

4. Path inside to out.

I didn’t think it ever meant they look the same.

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4 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Well I always just assumed the ‘impact’ saying was referring to a pro’s impact being:

1. With weight forward.

2. Hands past the ball.

3. Straight lead wrist.

4. Path inside to out.

I didn’t think it ever meant they look the same.

I guess that is what I was trying to suggest.     Thanks @Vinsk

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10 hours ago, dennyjones said:

I guess that is what I was trying to suggest.     Thanks @Vinsk

You guys know that. Many others do not.

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18 hours ago, dennyjones said:

It didn't matter how you got there but most good swings all hit impact pretty much for the most part the same.

@iacas Is this a candidate for a "golf myth" (or a corollary of #55)?  Alternatively phrased as "you don't hit the ball with your backswing" (implying it's not [as] important).

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36 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

@iacas Is this a candidate for a "golf myth" (or a corollary of #55)?

That read to me as the same thing as the myth I posted.

36 minutes ago, Missouri Swede said:

Alternatively phrased as "you don't hit the ball with your backswing" (implying it's not [as] important).

That's something else entirely, and I would say that the backswing is not as important. So I don't know that I'd call it a myth.

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