That would be my theory if I were a lawn bowling and bocci ball instructor and wanted everyone to quit golf.
Actually, I have seen restrict and fire literally turn golfers into lawn bowlers.
Even though Jim McClean has stated that restricting the hip turn was a misinterpretation of his ideas, it is still widely taught and thought to be a power generating move.
Even though nearly every amateur who fires his hips hard from the top creates a gap between his trail arm and torso in mid downswing…and empirical evidence has shown that hip speed is not what generates power…that is still widely taught and thought of as a power generating move.
To all those who teach and/or promote this…
“Get thee to a nunnery”
These two concepts put together still seem to be widespread. I guess back surgeons are subsidizing golf instructors to teach this move.
It’s no coincidence that “coil” is a 4 letter word. I think it’s filth level is somewhere in between the F and C words.
Restrict and fire. That is the power generator. (shaking my head)
Restict and fire not only causes way too much pressure on the lower back, it’s inefficient on top of that.
Every restrict and fire guy I have given an online or in person lesson to has gotten a better impact position, more center faced contact, less dispersion and equal or greater club head speed.
“Monte, how can you say greater club head speed? I buy all the other things, but look at guys like Rory and Day. They are small guys and that’s how they hit it far.”
Well Rory is restricting less now and Day will come to that road soon.
When you restrict and fire, the arms get left behind, the hips must stall to let the arms catch up and that is the stall hook everyone loves to hit.
Guess what else happens?
THE CLUB SLOWS DOWN TOO!!!!!
I have even had people tell me that more turn requires more timing. (face palm). I’m not frustrated with them, but the misinformation that has befuddled their swings. More “proper” hip turn allows more room and time for your arms to link up, so the hip and body rotation can control the rotation of the club. If the arms are left behind, the body must stall and the arms and hands must take over. That is what requires timing.
I want the body/turn/pivot to control the club. You can’t do that if the arms are asunder.
Free turn, link the arms up and fire.
“Deep Hip Turn” followed by “Bump, Dump and Turn”
That’s the best combination for consistency, speed and minimum possible pressure on the lower back.
Restrict and fire is something that a few great players have made work…until they get to about 40.
Then their two choices will be free turn, link and fire…or under the knife and quit. Sorry, it’s 2015, I was wrong.
Under the laser and quit.