I hear this all the time and it’s never from a tour pro, mini tour player, even scratch golfer. It’s from high handicappers.
The rebuttal to a respectful disagreement that it is not working, is always that tour player X does it and, “He’s pretty good.”
I will reiterate, if a small number of golfers who have played at the highest levels have done some mystery move, it does not make it OK for you to do it…or worse, it’s not something you aspire to because it is not the reason for their success. They succeed in spite of that.
In the last 6 months, I’ve had half a dozen hip swayers tell me that Monty does it and was the best player in Europe for 10 years.
I’ve had a dozen people want me to teach them to bow their left wrist at the top because Dustin Johnson kills the ball.
I have seen hundreds of golfers between the ages of 40 and 100 actively lift their left heel with no hip turn causing it. The left heel literally left the ground as soon as the takeaway started and 20* of hip turn resulted. “Well that’s how Nicklaus created power.”
Ah, no it wasn’t.
People trying to manufacture and zero out Hogan’s impact position wit no effort toward understanding how his swing and body type produced it.
The point…swing your swing. Figure out why you personally mishit the ball. Tour players have spent large parts of the day for decades learning that swing. You can not excuse or manufacture one part of a golf swing because someone else succeeded with it.
When long driving, I lock out my right knee at impact to create some space. I don’t do it on purpose. People have showed up on my lesson tee with that move they have manufactured on purpose from watching videos of my swing thing it’s a power producer. It’s not. It’s a miss the ball dead right producer, that’s why I try not to do it when I play golf.
Around the world people are literally trying to implement Rory’s hip stall.
It’s all so ridiculous.