Down and out is prior to impact and then the hands works left as the body turns left. By employing the down and out stops the golfer cutting the hands left too earlier and prevent going outside in or club throwaway. In the 3D video this is an avatar of the club and hand path of the Tour average. Supports what TGM is speaking about. You can see the right arm extending and the right wrist extending out heading into impact.
Thanks for this Zen. It was the only explanation I expected. I think I'm starting to get some things squared away in my mind. Using this video as an example and then extrapolating to someone like DJ, the club looks closed to my way of thinking, but I believe what is happening is that it is sort of in a pre-set or impact position and can only work with this 'hold-off' release otherwise you'll never see the middle let alone right side of the golf course all day.
Someone linked this guy before. http://kelvinmiyahir...aving-lydia-ko Interesting article in the link. However something in there again conflicts with some conceptions I had. In regards to the last pic in that thread he implies that the golfer in the red shirt is coming down too flat and from the inside which will lead to the flip release that he dislikes. However Hogan laid the club off which would come down similarly to this. Bradley Hughes wants us to lay it off and drop down prior to coming around/through.
Anyway, I am starting to get the whole hold off release thing. Just need to work out the lower half dynamics and figure out how best to get hips to turn or rotate left more than slide forwards.
Wish one of you guys were up in Sydney. To my great regret, I did have a couple of lessons with The Dart but wasn't ready to make the most from them. Sorry he's not still around for all of us.