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Date Posted: 21:31:19 07/16/00 Sun
Author: Peter
Subject: Re: Sorry, Peter. I need to ask for another definition...
In reply to: Doug 's message, "Re: Sorry, Peter. I need to ask for another definition..." on 21:05:52 07/16/00 Sun

> > If I hold the angle to 6/100s I don't need to
> > do anything else. Release will happen.
> Peter, I again find myself enjoying your discussion on
> the single axis swing, but could you define "6/100s"
> for me?

Sorry. "6/100s" is IMA jargon. 6/100s of a second before impact according to IMA you are in a position with the elbow in front of the hip and the shaft horizontal. Jim Maclean calls this the "delivery" position. Hogan and others (including this months Golf magazine) talk about this position as well.

In most of the non-pros that I documented in another post (including myself before some recent swing changes), the shaft is horizontal long before this position. Or, to put it differently, when the elbow get to this posiition the shaft has already passed horizontal.

I am capable of getting to this position with the shaft above horizontal. The more acute the angle between the left arm and shaft and the longer you sustain it (up to a point), the more 'whip' you will feel in the release and the higher clubhead speed for a given arm speed.

The current issue of golf magazine has an article about this (mentioned in another post) and they make the comment that most amateurs have the arm speed of the pros but their technique doe not allow them to generate the 'snap' of a proper release.


BTW - Gerry Hogan makes some interesting points about the timing in the downswing vs human reaction time that demonstrate it is impossible to conciously do anything in response to something in the downswing. Based on this he says that anything you consciously do must have been initiated before the start of the downswing.

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