Could you clarify straight/lateral movement of the knees? Lateral in relation to the target line, so to the golfers left? Or out to 1st base? following straight line to how they are lined up in the 45 degree position.
If straight line to 1st base, doesn't that cause one to lose their "tush line" (when viewed down the line the butt of golfer, when at top of back swing, should not move towards ball during downswing). Great golfers all roll their tush on that line during downswing. Cross-Lateral sounds like it promotes a "humping" move (for lack of better word, sorry).
Many golfers are gifted with their intellectual concepts yet fail when it comes to the actual related movements of the body. Scott although you are a gifted orator it does not appear you are dissecting the swing from its smallest and shortest elements. This is a good lesson for all readers because what comes from the mind does not translate to the body with mere thought and congruence.
The cross lateral move is a weight shift into the ball and then toe of the left foot. It has virtually nothing to do with the shoulders which (with this swing) align to the target at impact and they cannot align without the cross lateral (very small) move because the flip side of cross lateral is rotation and once rotation is initiated the hips will either follow the shoulders or lead the shoulders.
It is necessary that any golfer who takes up this swing to dissect or split apart the various portions of their body (I will not go into this at this time). Without such dissection then the golfer is bound to ask questions that will (of course ) relate intellectually but the body will not respond because the golfer is not having their body relate thus the whole reason for Golf-O-Metrics is to take the intellectual aspect to the subconscious aspect.
The Cross-Lateral move is a distance provider and nothing else. One can move the golf ball in a straight line without this move but the longer clubs do require distance and without the cross lateral move this swing is comprised of just the upper body.
My Grandfather would have you put both feet together to get the feeling of impact & with both feet together there can be no cross-Lateral move so you are confronted with a dilemma which most golfers are:
What do you want from the game of golf?
How good do you want to get with this game of golf?
Every golfer I have taught wanted to become a good golfer. In this world of golf 90 is usually the magic number. Once a golfer gets to this tier then 85 is soon to follow. Usually it is this tier of golfer that talks a lot about theory and the various techniques. 98% (my estimate & my business is numbers) of golfers can't break 80. I've played with many golfers in the 2% and they rarely discuss theory or techniques because they decided on a swing (as Hogan did) and stayed with it.
You are searching and while searching you are quoting and all this is doing is keeping you in the 98 percentile of golfers.
All great golfers (we're talking championship quality) have several things in common – a swing they developed, a fantastic short game and the ability to rise to the occasion at the precise moment for victory, I remember the 1977 British Open when Watson hit his second shot (#18) 3 feet from the pin and Nicklaus was 30 feet away and 1 down. Nicklaus knowing he was behind, knowing Watson had a 99% chance of sinking the 3 footer still nailed that 30 foot putt. That was 34 years ago and I remember it as if it were yesterday – those two 10 strokes ahead of the field and having the time of their lives but at that moment Nicklaus still nailed that putt.
They all have different swings with a few things in common which is why my Grandfather was such a great teacher because he knew what they wanted and they didn't want the cross-Lateral move they wanted “That Position”. My Grandfather shows you that position on his video. The Cross-Lateral move is an additive to his great swing but that's all it is “An Additive” - it's neither the beginning nor the end only a means to assist that ball farther.
Your belt buckle will be facing the 1:30 position at follow-through with the arms pointing to the sky and the hands still sealed.
Thanks to all of you from the 25 countries to log onto this forum but all of you are either in the 98% or the 2% . You have to make a decision to follow the Golf teaching profession which has a new tip each minute or follow a swing – this swing is easier to follow because there are no unanswered questions. When ever you hear someone talking about what the “CLUB” must do THROW THAT ADVICE AWAY. Whenever you hear someone talking about “WHAT PORTION OF THE SWING MUST DO” Throw that advice away.
Only listen to those teachers who tell you “HOW” to do something and make them “SHOW YOU THE HOW” otherwise throw their advice away. AND there is always one other way to learn this game “TEACH” yourself your own way then you'll have climbed the mountain and left footholds for others to follow.