The video from Golfbulldog presents many comments speaking to why Hogan has more forward lean through the zone. One comment mentions doing a waggle above the ball, then dropping down by way of the knees. Another comment suggests he is giving himself more room. Although the first comment is technically correct, I would have issue with the second comment. Not forgettiing the other comments, I believe another option is available- which seems to hold true regardless of method. It concerns the vertical cocking of the wrist.
When a club goes vertical due to vertical cocking, it is for all practical purposes outside the line of the ball. The task then becomes how to get it back inside obviously.
In the diagram the solid blue line represents the shaft at address, the dotted blue line represents the same shaft with vertical cocking without wall interference, and the red line represents a side view of a wall providing resistance.
If you want to sense what a more forward lean feels like through the zone, and the hands getting closer during the same interval as seen in the video try this. Place a club on the floor in which the toe of the club touches a wall. Now only cock the wrists…no arms. About 6 inches or so up the wall you will feel the forward lean and hands getting closer to you. More and more wrist cock is met with more and more forward lean.
Now in contrast at address and without wall resistance if the same vertical cocking is present notice how the clubhead can appear up to a foot outside the line depending how much wrist cock is involved, and the posture hasn’t changed. It isn’t really a foot, it just appears that way to the eye. It may be more like up to 6 inches outside.
So one of my beliefs is that anytime vertical cocking is involved in motion, it will by default place the clubhead outside the proper line even though once fully coiled and cocked at the top it will feel like we are in fact inside that line- but we’re not fully inside- there is still more work to do. Hogan himself said that most people start down with the shoulders and “hit the outside of the ball”. That is because they are already outside the ball due to vertical cocking and Hogan said the direction of the wrist cock is vertical.
So Hogan is really shortening the radius of the black circle and there are ways to do that as everyone knows, most notably saving R arm and CP via a proper transition. The black circle is oriented as it is to make the visual easier to capture.
That’s it…nothing new, just some ideas for the cheese stealing rats out there.
l like how opposed address postures form the tip of the spear. Are they opposed postures, or opposed geometric shaped R’s…pass the red pills please!