That also backs up my argument that the swing definitely does not start with the hands.
Hogan's fundamentals Part 3...
"...ON THE BACKSWING, THE ORDER OF MOVEMENT GOES LIKE THIS: HANDS, ARMS, SHOULDERS, HIPS. On the backswing, the hands, arms, and shoulders start to move almost simultaneously. ACTUALLY, THE HANDS START THE CLUBHEAD BACK A SPLIT SECOND BEFORE THE ARMS START BACK. AND THE ARMS BEGIN THEIR MOVEMENT A SPLIT SECOND BEFORE THE SHOULDERS BEGIN TO TURN."
Note the use of the word split second
. In a golf swing that takes about 1.5 seconds the hands and arm will only travel about 6-12 inches before the shoulders get properly involved in the swing (as opposed to being involved at the start of the swing as a consequence of being attached to the arms!
This Justin Rose drill video is a super example of Hogan's teachings about the sequence of "HAND, ARM, SHOULDERS, HIPS."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LZo2ts4C-o
Try it at home - control the hands and arms 6-12" back towards the second ball and then let the shoulders and hips take the left hand, arm and club to the top once the ball has been swept away. Notice the natural arc back, up and around to the top. Now speed this sequence up to normal and it appears that everything is working at once, or as Hogan states, "The main point for the novice
is to know that they do start back so closely together that their action is unified......"
Notice also how Rose sweeps his ball away slightly to the inside in the view 'down the line'; it's hit perfectly on a natural arc and not hit straight back or overly to the inside.
Big Pete, sorry to hear of your swing problems on the 'Do you love Golf' thread. Revisiting Hogan's sequence with Justin's tip will at least help to get your swing started in the correct sequence and on the correct arc (plane).