Catching raindropsMarch 25 2011 at 9:43 AM
|Allen (Login allenws)|
SAGF Members 2000
Response to Some more observations and some questions
uses supination of the hand AND forearm that does not include the bowing or UD. With a flat or concave lead wrist at impact this will most likely lead to wild hooks. Given that I was already there, IMHO that is a bad thing. The difficulty I've had with Bertholy is that when you release the club in the Golden Exercise, unless you've got Popeye wrists, the force created during the release causes the lead wrist to immediately snap into a flippy concave position. Now, if you know that you want the bowing and UD, you can make this part of the release during GE, but Bertholy never makes mention of this. I think that this would be a perfectly acceptable substitute for the Impact Snap device ... but my wrists were never strong enough to accomplish it consistently.
IMA does not talk about lead wrist bowing or UD. It is couched strictly in terms of straightening the trail arm/hand. I know that IMA uses the transverse lead hand grip to help enforce UD, but Scott STRONGLY advises against bowing and supination as he thinks that it will lead to inconsistency. And if you supinate your lead forearm it will.
But this is where I think Kelvin has figured out something that others have not. The action of bowing, UD and supinating the lead HAND will not result in inconsistency. If you use these three together, you realize that you quickly run into a hard mechanical stop of the wrists/hands. You absolutely cannot over do it and your consistency will be excellent. Please note that the supination is for the lead hand only, not the lead forearm. Try sticking your lead arm straight out in front of you with palm facing down and make a fist. Now bow your lead wrist and supinate the hand while keeping your lead arm in its original position (do NOT supinate the lead forearm, keep that lead elbow pointing at the target.) You can only accomplish a certain amount of bowing, UD and supination of the lead hand while doing this, and it is this consistency that you'll carry through to impact. The Impact Snap Device enforces this type of move without the guess work.
BTW, as Tom pointed out, the second swing was about 70% speed while the first swing was more like 90%. So yes, the shoulders are less active. However, I am now using more internal shoulder rotation so that the shoulders appear less active. If you bow the lead wrist but do not supinate the lead forearm, the lead shoulder maintains more internal rotation as the lead elbow points at the target after release. The shoulder appears much less active as it does not employ external rotation until well after impact.
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