After years and years of hearing television pundits, teaching pros and Tour players talk about the evils of “casting” the club on the down swing, I think it’s time to differentiate between throwing the club properly on the release and “casting” the club the way high-handicappers are wont to do.
(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 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.
(**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)