The July 2 1951 edition of Life features an article on Hogan's final US open round: The best round ever played. Dapper language about how no human was supposed to conquer this monster (Oakland Hills) designed by a villain architect (Trent Jones). Hogan restrains himself after birdies as he realizes the round is far from over, no tiger fist pumps here.
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How do levers play a role in golf? Do they matter? Is it relavent to the swing motion and club. I offer this view.
For your arm, leg or any body part to move the appropriate muscles and bones must work together as a series of levers. A lever comprises of three components -
•Fulcrum or pivot - the point about which the lever rotates
•Load - the force applied by the lever system
•Effort - the force applied by the user of the lever system
The way in which a lever will operate is dependent on the type of lever
Classification of Levers
•Class 1 - The fulcrum lies between the effort and the load
•Class 2 - The fulcrum is at one end, the effort at the other end and the load lies between the effort and the fulcrum
•Class 3 - The fulcrum is at one end, the load at the other end and the effort lies between the load and the fulcrum
Class 3 is the most common class of lever to be found in the human body.
The shaft can also act as the lever in at least 2 of the classes to move the club head.
What might be one scenario, or explanation of kinetic linking and how levers play a role to transfer energy. If you don't mind, I would like to offer my humble view and scenario.
Before I begin, I must state that both the explanation and execution of the swing motion, are equally difficult tasks. However, if we understand first the how and observe possibilities, we can better manage the datails of execution, in my opinion. What I am attempting to explain is actually a natural occurance in a swing motion, IMO.
The following explanation is an attempt to describe how we move or accelerate the load, weight or club head.
We will focus on the shaft as the lever.
The back swing will be excluded and we will begin at the topp, however, in a one piece takaway we can leverage the club to the topp. The arms swing, but the hands leverage the club up.
The first lever used in a possible swing motion sequence is described as follows.
Load,(club head) fulcrum,(right palm) effort(left hand bottom 3 fingers, pinkey first)
This use of levers stops the club at the top and can, as Mr. Snead says, initiate the down swing.
This next motion could simply involve dropping the elbows using gravity to assist this motion. One might also look to Hogan’s method of using the left leg ,(knee)to start the motion left in rotation causing the hands to drop naturally.
Now if you use only the right hand to power the swing and apply any torque or pressure to the shaft, you are using one of the 3 classes of levers.
Example, the pinky as the (fulcrum). The effort or torque, or force applied by the thumb and forefinger area on the shaft. The result being, the load or club head is accelerated. This would fall into the category of a class (3) lever. You may wish to switch the scenario or position of the effort and fulcrum. The effort or force applied would come from the pinky, ring and middle finger of the right hand. The fulcrum would now be the thumb and forefinger. This would accelerate the club head. This lever would be classified as a class(1) lever. This action would require a great deal or wrist action, such as what one might use at release. The left hand will aim the bottom of the shaft and determine the ultimate directionand path of the club head. ie top to bottom or from back to forward. I like to think that the arc and swing path set by the left and right hand, as a unit, preceeds the exact arc and path the clubhead will travel trough. Now the release and acceleration of the club head before impact and shaft has past, or or entering the horizontal position.
Being that this is the most important motion and last chance to control the club head and accelerate it to transfer energy, the scenarios and combination are many and are a matter of preference.
I will give a few possibilities as best I can describe them. This is just what I feel as I swing any implement.
Using a class(3) lever.
Left hand stopped forward motion of the butt of shaft and acts as the fulcrum. The Right hand (palm area, is the) effort or force applied on shaft towards ball and target direction. And again, the load is the club head being accelerated. this is a class(3)lever. Mostly the wrists as a unit(palmar flexion and extention)and execute this motion and the right arm will begin to straighten.
Now this is the kicker. The right hand can, if absolutely timed perfect, act simultaniously and autonomously, before and through impact as the final lever.(Slap hinge release) Again this is either a class( 3), if mostly wrist or class( 1) if flexion or effort is applied by the pinkey first,of the right hand, then ring finger and lastly the middle finger and the fulcrum is in the palm of the right hand, and of course the load is the club head that should be on fire by now. To be honest, this last lever( release) is both class1 and 3 in motion, because the torque or effort on the shaft is being directed in two directions simutaniously. The left hand(palm) one way(backwards) and the right hand(palm) forward(along with the above description) or performed with the hand also. Both classes used at the same time , using both hands together and as seperate hand units. Genius. Wish I had invinted it, but nature has the ultimate patent on that.
This is my story as to how I view the swing motion and it's intent to transfer energy to the ball, and I'm stikin to it. For now.
PS . Left side and hand dominant to shaft horizontal position and right handand body dominant through impact using above mentions lever to accelerate the load. http://www.brianmac.co.uk/levers.htm
In this blog,
Hogan ,Moe and Tigers Secret, as “Eye” see it. By 1lovegolf, published12232010
I first began to explore the golf motion from the perspective, or view of what the golfer saw, visually as they executed their motion.
I just got back from vacation in Hawaii, and the best things I brought back are words. Words! Yes, and I consider this an improvement, a meaningful accomplishment, from the souvenirs, memories and such I've brought home from previous vacations.
Used to, I’d bring back t-shirts. Though I did find a unique t-shirt this time fashioned from the red dirt of Kauai, most t-shirts reflect little from your vacation experience. The feeling of having them in my clothes drawer is just as hollow as the shirt itself.
In the days when I traveled a lot on business and had a free afternoon, I would bring back posters from a museum where there was a nice exhibit going on. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Kimbell in Fort Worth, that nice Degas show from the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and the vivid, striking paint of Eugene Delacroix on display that time in Philly all are still hanging from my wall. I’d stick the poster in a flimsy frame when I got home, and maybe that‘s where my fascination of being cheap got started.
Pictures? I hated bringing along a camera. It was just another thing I’d forget in the rental car. Now I can take a few shots through my phone and “develop” them on facebook. That’s cool, and I did it this time around.
But words? It happened when I noticed there was a book on golf in Hawaii on the coffee table in the house we rented with the others in our travel group. It was published in 2001 and written by a man I’d never heard of before, Evan Schiller. Though it was a picture book typical of something laying on a coffee table (the title is Golf Courses of Hawaii), I found Schiller’s words were just as impressive as the photos.
When I blurt out the motto Golf Like You’re Poor, I think Schiller expressed it quite well in these few paragraphs from his book:
“The great artist Picasso said ‘Art cannot be taught, it can only be found.’ This may also be true of golf. It is my opinion that golf, like art, can be found, but only within us. One simply discovers golf and then expresses it in one form or another.
“There is a real joy in golf and in life that I have discovered comes when I create each shot and each moment freshly without being bound to my past.
“Some time ago I discovered I could create a purpose for creating the golf or photographing the courses that inspired me, as opposed to one that culture had imposed on me. The game I had been playing was one in which I was usually concerned about how I looked and what other people thought of me … you discover new possibilities for yourself and the game you had not imagined.”
Golf is found within us, and it’s best shared. In my case, it’s through the expression of words. There is real joy in golf! Indeed. In golf, you are the creator, and you behold the created. And, best, you don’t have to let anyone impose anything on you! You find what’s best, adapt it, and discover possibilities you had not imagined.
I was fortunate to play golf -- even if it was just nine holes on a municipal course -- in a place as beautiful as Kauai. But capturing these words is far better. They won’t shrink or fade, and they won’t get lost.
My blogs can be found in this section of Secret in the Dirt, and if you're interested in more stories you can go to Tim Price Sports Books. My writing also can be followed on Twitter @golflikeurpoor. Enjoy the reading, and your golf, no matter if you're rich or poor.
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