I wrote a post last week about what I thought contributed to my power production, where after never really thinking about it, I began to look at the wrist angle of the right hand (or bottom hand for a left-hander) in the down swing.
(Update: I have adjusted the pictures in the Iron Byron – MCS comparison to have the piston arm in the MCS indicated by a line through the 7th cervical instead of the left arm, as the hands are joined to two arms on either side of the pivot point)
I took a little Youtube clip of the Iron Byron in motion and made some still pics of the down swing, to see if mighty Iron Byron uses intentional lag and a delayed release in the club-testing phase.
I was answering an email from Nick today and had this particular in mind anyways about which to write, so I’ll recount partially our email conversation below with the issue of wrist cocking vs “lagging.”
This is also a good post to read if you’re wondering about the “Throw Release,” as Mike Austin termed the down swing and wrist action.
I said last week I was going to try swinging left-handed to see if there is anything I might pick up to figure out how the average or struggling golfer might have difficulty with the golf swing.
I get bored of the subject of “Lag” in the golf swing, because I get so-called golf experts who tell people like me that “you don’t know what you’re talking about…” On the subject of lag, that is.
I have been engaged in a vigorous discussion with a golf instructor Thomas Zacharias of the German-language Golf Intelligenz Blog regarding my “Forget About Lag” post.
He was very put out with my assertion that focusing on lag is harmful. To the contrary, he insisted that this is the only way to improve the swing of the hacker or caster. Seems we had some strong differences of opinion.
I have recently talked about the Push and Pull in the golf swing and thought I’d like to give you all another visual that I see when I watch the golf swing in separate pieces.
(**Updated: For those who have misunderstood this posting, I am not saying that there is no lag in the swing or that lag doesn’t occur – what I am saying is that focusing on this or attempting to increase one’s lag with conscious effort instead of fixing the problems causing the lack of proper lag is simply not going to work. The down swing from the top to impact occurs in 0.2 seconds – there is no way to do anything to manipulate the wrist cocking or angle during that time)
I’ve been working all the past weekend on how best to explain the Compound Pivot as it relates to the MCS golf swing. I am excited with the results so far.
Ken posted a great comment the other day that got me thinking to my old Swing Theory Golf Blog days, and I wrote a post on Harrison Sport’s blog section with the memories of the Push and Pull aspect of the swing.
I got out to play nine holes yesterday and I have to say that the adjustments I’ve made to my MCS model had me striking the ball as well as I ever have with my irons.
I’ve had some email requests to expand upon the concept of two subjects that I feel are co-related. The concept of leverage is one that you can closely relate to muscle tension, and I’ll tell you my thoughts on the subjects.