Thanks for doing the video, you have raised a very interesting discussion point. Its great to find a thread on ISG that has something of interest to golfers who want to understand their swing and how to improve it.
After saying all that, I am sorry to have to say that I am none the wiser of what laying off actually is. I got from your video that laying off involves pointing the shaft at the plane line but if you have loaded up correctly on the backswing, it already is. What am I missing here?
The other thing that I would mention is that there is this tendency in golf to talk about the physics of golf, without using the correct scientific terms. There is an essential force that is involved in the release of the golf club. Its called centripetal force(not to be confused with centrifugal force). Its what makes things go around, like the moon around the earth. Its the same force that makes the club go around the pivot. It gets me that this term is never used in golf but is the most important force of all.
When you release accumulator #3, it is centripetal force that does it. Its achieved by simply pulling up on the club which provides the inward force to make the club go around. If you understand that, you begin to understand how to release the third accumulator. One of the great pieces of advice I remember from Dart was to "stomp on a can through impact". That was his way of describing pulling inward on the club.
Zen, I am not knocking your video, I appreciate you doing it very much. If you have the patience, could you please try and explain it again. From my point of view, if I maintain a single straight plane line, why would I want to change that? Is laying of just adjusting the plane to a lower level? If so, why not swing at that level in the first place?
I think I am missing an essential point here, I will wait for your answer before I dig myself a bigger hole :-)
Edited by Jack_Golfer, 05 September 2017 - 09:45 AM.