I would say 95% of all golfers get info from friends (real life and internet) and pros who haven’t the faintest idea what they are talking about.
Spewing cliches and ideas without the understanding of what they mean or any empirical evidence as to why they apply or if they apply.
“Keep your head down.” ROFLMAO, that is still my favorite. Maybe that is what Haney told Tiger.
There are opinions and there is drivel. I have heard opinions I disagree with, but find them valid for many golfers…I found some serious drivel this past weekend.
On a message board a young high school golfer asked how to generate more speed and if the release of the hands should happen after the body turns. Here are two responses…
#1—-“Yeah if you want to hit it 100 yards left. IMO the best release is not one, or if you have to, do it as much past impact as you can.”
(SHANK YOU VERY MUCH)
#2—-“I would get a weighted club or grab 2 clubs before you play and swing them for more club head speed. As for releasing the club
you want to hold that angle coming down as long as you can. make sure you get a nice shoulder turn.”
(THIS GUY MUST BE AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON AND IS TRYING TO CREATE A PATIENT)
At least #2 added to have the proper grip pressure and allow centrifugal force to release the club.
The moral to the story:
I am not saying I know everything and everything I say is right for all golfers. I have been clear that is not the case at all.
Be very careful who you listen to and what you try. Put aside the fact that your golf game might get worse, you can seriously injure yourself.
Tomorrow I am going to have a post and video on “Swinging Left.” I think you will find it informative. (It would be “swinging right” if you are a left handed golfer)