is dispelling misconceptions. It is unreal how many people continue to restrict their hip turn, to maximize X-factor and coil.
I understand when people over rotate their hips to the inside and the shoulders and hips are aligned being a bad thing. You don’t solve that by restricting the hips. Just like lag is a result of a properly linked up and sequenced golf swing, proper shoulder and hip separation is a result of good posture at address and the body rotating level to the spine angle at address and not level to the ground.
Too many of the “power inducing” golf theories should be results of simple and natural movements. As soon as you make them pursuits, simple and natural movements cease.
Here is the irony. When people solicit my advice and I tell them to free up their hip turn, they tell me that will limit their X-factor and their power. It often ends up in a personal attack along the lines of, “Jim McLean is one of the top teachers in the world, who are you?”
The ironic part is he himself discounted that theory a long time ago…but like retractions of front page stories that turn out to be inaccurate ending up in the fine print on page 8, the retraction of restricting hip turn as being valid never hit the mainstream.
It is my experience that the golf population is even more duped than I thought. There are two kinds of people practicing at every range. The ones just slashing balls and trying to figure it out with a quick fix tip they got from their friend that stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.
…and an enormous group of people who I can vividly see restricting their hip turn on purpose and pulling the handle to the ball in their slo-mo practice swings.
I see and hear people several times a week working on two things. Maximizing X-factor and creating lag with the hands.
Is it any wonder that handicaps are not going down in spite of all of this wonderful equipment and perfect club fittings?
I am not so arrogant and delusional that I think every video and blog post I make will help every golfer, but gee wiz, can we try and help the golfers of the world avoid injury and complete disaster?
The Marquis de Sade would have loved this book.