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Hi JHI have watched your videos with great interest and have adopted a
shortened backswing.I am hitting the ball with so much more power because
the timing for me is vastly betterI am nearly 68 and am hitting 7 iron wind
against with a ping i5 (not a modern club) 140 yards . The flight is
drilling and high, probably too high for a shot into the wind. With no wind
can hit it 150 yards plus, with regularity. I am so pleased I found your
channel many thanks keep them coming.
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That’s great news that you are hitting the ball stronger with a ‘shorter’
swing, the equation of ‘more’ speed equals extra distance is not always
You can have a ‘lower’ club head speed if your impact is more efficient and
you can hit the ball further than by having more club head speed and poor
impact efficiency, I have found that absolutely with my own swing,
To be able to carry the ball 150 yards with a 7 iron with a short swing is
absolute proof of the capability of the shorter swing, I bet your accuracy
has improved somewhat as well.
Moe says his power came from pulling with the left, but I have found the
swing at least 15 yards longer and a ton higher using the right arm
extension into the ball as you show here….as some teach in this type
swing a folding of the right arm and extending it back into the ball
(inside to out swing path) does work well.
Moe did say he pulled very hard with his left hand/arm…and he did because
he was ‘left handed’…however like all good ball strikers he hit very hard
with his trail hand/arm ( right hand for Moe) because it contributes most
of the power in the golf swing, it does that because it is coming from a
‘hinged’ position to a straightened position , unlike the lead arm which is
only a radius lock because it doesn’t bend and have any hinges that can be
straightened on the downswing.
Sure the lead arm wrist hinges but it provides little speed or power when
connected to a non hinged arm, as evidenced when you swing a club using
only the lead arm, the straightening of the trail forearm down on top the
trail wrist hinge is the true power source provider with a considered
percentage value range of around 75-80% of all club head speed.
Moe hit very hard with his right hand/forearm as can be seen from DTL views
of his club head releasing very aggressively to the left of the flight
line..the same type of release visual you see in 99% of tour players, I
broached the specific subject of the avocation Moe extolled of the
importance he placed on ‘pulling’ with his left hand/arm , he said it was
for him a way of delaying the hit with right hand/arm as long as he could
so as to increase his ability to fully utilize his trail arm/hand
application to the ball.
Because Moe’s normal; dominant arm was his left because he was left handed
he felt it was the dominant force in his downswing, but because it didnt
have the hinge storage capabilities of his trail arm , I got him to hit
some shots with his left arm only and like everyone else he had very little
power/speed compared to when he used his right hand/arm in conjunction as
he did in his normal swing.
So it can be confusing on occasions when you hear Moe say what he does
about the importance of his lead arm/hand in his swing speed/power