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Date Posted: 00:04:09 07/16/00 Sun
Author: hp
Subject: Re: How do you spell R E L E A S E
In reply to: Peter 's message, "Re: How do you spell R E L E A S E" on 20:17:58 07/15/00 Sat

> > Did it ever bother you about Moe's comment that he
> > squeezed turnips with the left hand.
> Scott had said to me at IMA school that maximum swing
> speed depended on grip strength. I did not understand
> the comment then; I think I do now.
> > From a knowledge of swing mechanics, I knew that he
> could
> > not release this swing, the way he does, if he is
> > squeezing turnips with the left hand...squeezing
> tightly
> > with the left hand.
> For my definition of release (rotation that takes the
> club from toe up pre-impact to toe up post impact), I
> find it impossible to stop this no matter how
> much tension I put in my arms and hands. As I
> reported here I swung this once without having a
> tight grip and had to go in search of my club!
> If I hold the angle to 6/100s I don't need to
> do anything else. Release will happen.
> > Moe grips the left hand, and he is squeezing the
> thumb
> > and forefinger against each other.
> It's hard to tell from video, but I think Moe's hands
> are gripping tightly (relative to someone who does not
> hit balls all day every day) with all fingers. There
> is no sign of relaxation (lost contact with club or
> club movement) in any of the shots. Look frame by
> frame at the piece in 'Journeyman' where the hands
> enter the frame on the downswing and then leave the
> frame (this also gives you the best view of how he
> overlaps).
> What do you mean by release?
> > Let me know what you think. By the way, this was a
> > popular technique during Moe's days, i.e., squeezing
> > between forefinger and thumb.
> I'd heard of this before, though Hogan was completely
> opposite.
> Peter

Grip strength meaning the ability to hold on? or to do something...how is the grip strength used, thanks hp

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