Whether you do “low and slow” or try to get extra extension on the backswing to widen the arc, it is just plain bad and gets you out of position in too many ways to count. Just because Bobby Wilson and Lucas Glover are talented enough, strong enough and practice enough to do it with success, it doesn’t mean you can. As I said in the Bobby Wilson post, maintaining a constant swing arc is what is important.
This video illustrates some of the problems widening the arc can cause. I realize I can be monomaniacal about some of these topics and restate the same things in a different way, but there are so many golfers out there buying into this stuff.
I find this funny. In discussions on other boards, people find one attractive detail in a “system” or one PGA Tour player that does it and that makes it gospel. On the flip side, they find one flawed detail in what I say, or one PGA tour player that doesn’t do what I say, and that makes my theory fallible. I am not whining about this as much as feeling the need to get my point across in as many ways as possible. As I have said before, I don’t think my thoeries are the only correct, or even the best…I just believe they are the simplest and most efficient. So here is more on the importance of maintaining the arc.