All of these method based debates, pivot driven, hands, CP, CF, etc., etc., etc.
I don’t think it’s any more complicated than this.
The golf swing is a cohesive effort. Some people need to FEEL more body oriented, while other people need to feel more hands and arms. It all depends on what’s too active/passive in each individual. When I am on the lesson tee, I have to tell some people to speed the arms up, while others I have to tell to turn more freely.
Mahan and Johnson have both said they need to feel active arms to feel linked up. They are two of the most pivot driven swingers on tour.
You can’t force yourself into a swing pattern because someone said its the perfect one and a more efficient way do it.
If I tried to bend my right elbow at impact as much as Hogan, I’d break my spine. His wing span was 3-6″ longer than his height. Mine is 2″ shorter. It would be a major forced action.
What would barrel chested Craig (and son Kevin) Stadler shoot if they forced themselves into a draw swing pattern because…well, just because.
Could Jim Furyk have broken 80 had he decided a one plane swing was the way to go?
How many people would hit the ball over 180 yards with swings thoughts like…
“Move the upper body as far behind the all as possible.”
“Throw away the angle and get a bowed RIGHT wrist at impact.”
I won a world title with those three thoughts.