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Discussing the Two Low Points - Hands and Club
Some of the recent golf science has focused on the path of the hands versus the path of the clubhead and what conclusions can be drawn by measuring this in 3D. From the data, we know that the low point of the hands, or handle of the club, does not coincide with the low point of the clubhead. More specifically, we know that the low point of the handle is going to roughly occur when the hands are in front of the trail leg on the downswing, while the low point of the club head is going to occur 3-4 inches or so past impact. This pattern of getting the handle to its lowest point well before the clubhead helps promote efficient release mechanics and creates a very consistent impact zone. Now, how do you conceptualize this for your own game? The simplest way to work on this pattern is to make sure that the body and larger muscles are setting up your transition and release. If you are allowing any excess tension to creep into your arms or are getting into more of an upper body dominated swing, you are going to have a hard time creating this relationship. Working on some "Low to High" releases will help your pivot setup delivery, so that the handle can rise through impact as you use your lower body and core to push, rotate, and fully release the club.
Tags: Poor Contact, Not Straight Enough, Not Enough Distance, Impact, Transition, Release, Concept