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Date Posted: 09:50:23 07/13/00 Thu
Author: Peter
Subject: Re: Jerry & Shawn on Golf Channel Academy Live
In reply to: Fitz 's message, "What did everyone think of Jerry Foltz on Golf Channel????" on 22:41:42 07/11/00 Tue

I just got back from a business trip and have been able to take a look at the show. A number of things jumped out at me:

I really identify with the way Shawn explains things. It could be that some of his comments aggree with what I'm now doing :-)

Shawn does not have as extreme a position as Moe and in many of the shots it looked as though he was not SA. That probably explains the NG Magazine cover photo.

Even in those continuous 'practice swings', if you do a frame by frame you will see that Shawn holds the angle and gets to pre-impact/'6/100s' with a 120 deg. angle between left arm and shaft.

Shawn emphasizes pulling with the right arm from the top of the backswing (pulling that church bell rope). This was in Hogan/Moe comparison. Note the exagerated extent to which the right elbow drops below the left arm at the start of the dwonswing!

Shawn also emphasized pulling against a braced right leg in answer to a question about sustaining left arm/shaft angle. Jerry then gave his image which was of extending the right arm through. The look of Shanwn's example vs. Jerry's was extremely different. In my mind these are Very Different images and for me produce very different results. Perhaps this is the reson Jerry's left arm/shaft angle is so different pre-impact as I documented in my other post.

Shawn's 'martial arts' example is a different way of stating the Gerry Hogan precept of the unnatural position of the right wrist that need to be maintained into the swing.

Nice market disticntion that addresses the issue of tour pros playing NG. "Our market is to make the frustrated golfer a happy golfer."

At least with IMA I find significant differences in short game technique vs. Pelz.

I think the answer to the guy who lost distance did not really address the issue and instead focused on the mantra that you don't loose distance.

I did not like the language used to describe 'extending down the line' but Shawn's demonstaration was perfect. He showed the extension stopping when the right arm was straight. With Moe and others this occures one video frame after impact and then the club goes to toe up - quickly. The language used I think can be interperted as you should manipulate the club to make this happen.

Protect the clubs - 'they are designed for a swing with a lot less rotation'. I saw nothing in the Jack Ks. patent that I would interpret in this way.

Shawn on 'leverage' - Pulling against the right foot.

GREAT Show. Catch it if you can.


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