First off, don’t mistake any of this post for an indictment of this concept not being important to the experts’ understanding of the golf swing.
Am I an expert in Kinematics? No
Do I understand it enough to teach golf to people at any level and am I continuing to understand more and more? Absolutely.
The reason I bring this up is I have been criticized for not understanding this concept, as I so often talk about things like the lower body doesn’t lead, everything turns in sync and the importance of things linking up. On a scientific level, I am wrong on all three counts and I was aware I was technically incorrect when I said and say those things.
Well, therein lies the rub. There is a vast difference between studying the golf swing at millisecond level and teaching the public how to make their game better.
I find all too many instructors turn a blind eye to innovations in technology and scientific study. I find an equal number of innovators who turn an equally blind eye to the lack of practical value some of this information has in it’s literal interpretation.
My evidence to support my position…Lag
I rest my case.