That’s why you see all sorts of different swings be successful at every level.
Of course a more efficient backswing makes the transition easier…but this is where I focus most of my teaching. Your transition has to link things up and makeup for what ever idiosyncrasy (flaw) your swing might have.
The “just get quick crowd,” lag losers, OTT, EE…etc….all that stuff can at least be managed by transitioning more patiently and better.
Last year I learned a lot practicing for the Remax on this subject.
I make a big lateral move in my long drive swing…when I don’t, I slow down.
When I get that far off the ball, if I pull the handle, I EE like a man fresh out of prison.
The shaft gets steep, elbow gets behind the right hip, I EE and slow down.
When I send my right shoulder out, everything links up. The swing feels and LOOKS slower.
I didn’t have my Flightscope today as I forgot to charge it. I did have my SSR, which I have calibrated to be about 8 mph faster than the FS.
When I transitioned properly I barely felt anything and was getting 137-140 mph consistently. Two people watching said it looked like I was barely swinging.
On Several, especially as I got tired, I pulled the handle and got hoots and hollers. 129-133 on those…and not solid.
This is the issue people have when they shorten the swing and don’t like the change as, “It feels powerless.”
LESS WASTED EFFORT feels slower and less powerful…and a poor transition and exertion looks faster to a bystander…but the measuring devices and ball flights don’t lie. The idea of just swinging easy is masking a poor transition.
I hope my old, fat, out of shape, injured body holds up.