Monday, November 21, 2016

Circle of the Hands

Search for the Perfect Swing is a cool book from 1968 that lays out a model of the golf swing.  Here's an except related to swing plane.

"The circle of the Hands" (p21):

"The swings...show very clearly the way the hands are swing in a circle about a point somewhere in the upper part of the chest."

We talk a lot about swing path being up, down or level.  Most often we're referencing the path of the swing in reference to the ground or the pitch.

But reading passages like these, and other related work, has changed my thought process to think of the swing path in relation to the body instead.

Path of hands and club relative to body