Lashing the BallApril 8 2012 at 7:34 AM
|Tom (Login Roverii)|
Response to Tom, and other Bertholy advocates as well as speed specialists
Arnold Palmer still lashes the ball at 82 even though his clubhead speed probably isn't as great as his age. Most pros can put a wicked strike on the ball any time they wish - just look at how they lash their way from under tree branches. Bertholy talked about a "supplemental tug" that can be developed using the left arm as a force maker, along with right side retention in the Keystone configuration. In the full swing, lashing is not as apparent because it is disguised by proper tempo and proper sequential motion. I think Bertholy referred to lash as "ZAP!" During his instruction sessions as he monitored my positions so that they were always performed with "precision" he would move around with a club in his hands and he would practice his backswing, master move, and drop to the master position with great retention, all the while entertaining me with jokes and stories about golf and golfers, plus assorted lyrical platitudes about what he was trying to instil with his Method. As for me, I grunted and sweated and trembled with fatigue.