As much as I respect and appreciate Homer’s work regarding TGM…
I completely disagree with the idea that the hands should ever control the pivot… I do not agree with TGM 5-0 that “Force over alignments reduces precision”
A golf ball does not leave the tee by geometry alone. Proper geometry does not in anyway insure proper application of forces…
However… to the contrary…
Proper application of forces will create a vapor trail of geometry.
That vapor trail of geometry CAN be very precise if the forces that create it are mentored properly.
That geometry must be created by forces… and the pivot… is by Homer’s own admission, the master accumulator… The force of the golf swing must be supplied primarily by the pivot. Secondly by the hands and forearms… and lastly by any arm activity.
Whether the hands are passive hinges (swingers) or vicious little motors (hitters) both protocols must ride upon the wings of pivot power. There is no such thing as a fine ball striker that does not drive both TGM’s primary and secondary level assembles through the golf swing.
I agree with Homer that you can hit a golf ball without any pivot action… BUT… just NOT VERY WELL!
I am not sure why Homer omitted a pivot driven lever assembly.
For those who don’t understand a lever assembly, you have three component parts…
You have 1. pressure2. a fulcrum and 3. weight
like a teeter totter.
Homer’s primary lever is described as the clubhead being the weight, and the left shoulder being the fulcrum with power being supplied by the right arm in between those two points… at the hands…
Homer’s secondary lever is the club again being the weight, the left hand being the fulcrum and the pressure being supplied by the hands. (accumulators 2 and 3)
The concept of a master lever assembly where the pivot supplies the power, the left shoulder becomes the fulcrum and the weight of the arms, hands, and club being exactly that, “the weight” is strangely and tragically omitted in my opinion.
I strongly suspect Homer never really understood the importance of post impact pivot thrust to deal with sustaining lag pressure, holding shaft flex therefore maximizing ball compression. It’s all there in chapter two in the diagrams… I know he understood it exists… but his lack of emphasis upon the HUGE benefits of pursuing such ideals is not forgivable in my eyes… and this is why I think Mac went AOL and why we never have seen a TGM guy dominate the tour ball striking stats as one would certainly expect.
Of course, we are here to change all that!