Over at Brian Manzella's board (www.brianmanzella.com), Brian posted a video of one of his student's golf swing, Lindsey Gahm.
This swing actually drew the ire, mostly from non-teaching pros or those who don't know a thing about 'The Golfing Machine.' Not to say that Manzella teaches solely from TGM, but he is a GSED and I guess you could say his 'base roots of teaching' are in TGM.
Well, lets look at Lindsey's swing and see if it meets Homer Kelley's 3 Imperatives (Flat left wrist, Clubhead lag pressure point, straight plane line).
FLAT LEFT WRIST
Not only is the left wrist flat AT impact, but her left wrist is flat THRU impact.
AT THE TOP
Not one of Homer Kelley's 'imperatives', but I believe it's a good idea to look at the top of the swing and more importantly to see if that clubface is square.
CLUBHEAD LAG PRESSURE POINT
STRAIGHT PLANE LINES
So the 'machine' (aka the swing) has nailed down all three imperatives and obviously has a great pivot action.
So why all of the hub-bub over the swing?
IMO, it's because it's not that classic, straight line delivery path, with a snap release. Instead it's a circular delivery path, full sweep release (http://3jack.blogspot.com/2009/03/full-sweep-release-and-circular.html)
But does that make it 'bad?' I don't think so. Hell, when I saw this swing the first thing I thought was 'Tom Watson.' Or even a bit of Johnny Miller (http://3jack.blogspot.com/2009/02/johnny-miller-swing-sequence-face-on.html)