My apologies, haven't been ignoring you, had a bit of treatment of late and feeling like sh#t. Then hospital tomorrow be feeling worse.
Why lay it off?
Research conducted by several biomechanists testing tour players club dynamics and biomechanics over the last 5 years, they found that 95% of tour players lay it off, a hand full don't. Phil comes to mind. So why do they lay if off? Physics, they are working with the physics of the golf club. Hackers don't it's why they struggle so much.
Laying off balances out the three forces of the golf club, Alpha,Beta and Gamma. So that the golfer can position their hands so that at the moment of truth or impact. The Net Force (the Handle) and the COM of the club can align up to each other at impact. ( flat left wrist , club shaft inline).
One important reason to lay the club off is to balance out Beta or downward acceleration which I explain in the video what occurs when beta occurs to early in the downswing. At impact beta is the acceleration downward at impact perpendicular to the target. (think uncock down of left wrist or toe bowing downward of the shaft). This is extremely important that plays a significant roll to producing centripetal force. Club pulls down on the left hand, you pull the opposite direction with the left hand which towards you and up or cut it left and up. Yes you do push into the ground with the left foot however this is automatic because you naturally have to push into the ground to be able to pull the handle with the left hand towards you. ( all been researched and proven). There is more to this, you have the Alpha force pulling on your left hand too , which also you have to pull the handle towards you too. This also contributes to centripetal force. By pulling the handle towards us, forces the hands to slow down and causes the club head to accelerate towards the target line. The deceleration of the hands, then allows the COM of the club head to catch up. The net force or handle and the shaft or the COM of the Club become inline. Eg Flat left wrist and shaft inline. Similar physics principals to the biomechanics of a hammer throw.How many hackers produce Centripetal force? just about none. Which I explain why in the video in the other thread. Way too much Beta or downward acceleration in the beginning of downswing.
In simple terms lay the club off or slightly flat plane of the club. Then when you get to the right hip pull the handle left. Use your left shoulder, use left shoulder and left hand, just use the left hand , no rules to it either.
Lay the club off in the backswing if you like, no rules as long as it's layed off at transition is the key. However don't lay it off too much as I have explained in the previous video why not to lay if off to much. You can if you like, no rules just adds variables and be dam good with gamma or hand rotation to square the face up in time. The Toe of the club at top of back swing and transition should point at the target. Not everyone does , that's fine no rules. Master this you can play any shot you like, draws, fades choose your poison.
This is all very difficult to explain in writing in simple format so we all understand. When I'm well I'll do a video it will all make perfect sense. Hackers force physics, they try to force planes, they try to force impact alignments. They force the positions, They are fighting physics.
Tours players work with the physics, plane, impact etc etc naturally happens for them. They don't force the positions.
Edited by Zenstb, 10 September 2017 - 05:30 PM.