Post by utahgolfer on Nov 21, 2019 11:11:08 GMT -5
Here is a video clip from Larry Cheung:
Larry Cheung points out one or two decent swing principles in this instructional video. Most importantly, that a proper torso rotation during the downswing helps to promote a stable arm, wrist, and club release through the ball, whereas failing to properly rotate the torso creates an early and unstable arm, wrist, and club release and inconsistent results.
LC also infers that immediate right lateral bend at p4 does not promote torso rotation and is counter-productive. This is true. As he suggests, keeping the lead shoulder down at the beginning of the downswing promotes a true turning of the torso whereas immediate right lateral bend leads to a fake rotation feel.
So far, so good. However, LC's subsequent instruction is probably not helpful in improving a golfer's swing, even as an exaggeration "feel". LC tells the golfer to continue to turn the lead shoulder down and under for the entire downswing, presumably to promote torso rotation through the entire downswing. But, as this is happening, the trail shoulder will probably come up and out, leading to an over the top swing path. Most golfers don't need any OTT encouragement!
LC should just stick to p4.0 to p4.1 in describing this move. Immediate right lateral bend is definitely a bad idea, and to get the lead shoulder turning down and under briefly is an essential move to promote true torso rotation at p4.
Finally, LC is correct that too much right lateral bend can lead to acute and chronic back pain and shouldn't be exaggerated beyond one's movement capacity.
Last Edit: Nov 21, 2019 11:13:34 GMT -5 by utahgolfer
Post by imperfectgolfer on Nov 21, 2019 12:04:35 GMT -5
I think that Larry's advice regarding the "idea" of keeping the left shoulder moving down-and-around throughout the entire downswing is terrible golf instructional advice and it will promote an OTT move and cause the head/spine to slant-move in a targetwards-inside left direction. The left shoulder should stay down between P4 and P5.5 and then it should start moving upwards as it moves inside-left.