Literally if I had $100 for every time someone not only questioned, but argued with me that a shorter swing is less powerful and use long drivers, John Daly and Bubba as evidence…I could afford to quit teaching and spend 8 hours a day getting ready for the Champions Tour.
Let me give some over simplified explanations (maybe not):
Those people’s ability to create speed allows them to make a swing that long …and for them, gives them more time to build momentum and link up.
For all of you with under 120 club head speeds, power and speed comes from a linked up swing and lack of wasted motion…and even some of you with 120+.
Every person and I mean 100% who I told to shorten their swing and give me the “powerless” rant…either stayed the same speed wise and hit the ball more solid and straighter…or got faster AND hit the ball more solid and straighter.
Here is the problem and I will leave you with this.
Arms over running the turn during the backswing is wasted motion.
Lack of wasted motion=Less effort=Incorrect perception there is less power.
Actually one more rant.
Between max lag, restrict hip turn, long backswings being powerful, wide to narrow, covering the ball, etc…I spend all my time dispelling misconceptions and way too little simplifying peoples’ golf swings
A plague on those who put that stuff into the public psyche.
May flees infest all of your arm pits.