Wednesday, November 18, 2009

3Jack's Translation of TGM: Part 9R

10-24 (Power Package Release)

The corresponding Chapter 7 translation can be found HERE.

I talked briefly about the types of release in the previous translation post

Homer states that all of these release can apply to either the hitter or the swing.

FULL SWEEP RELEASE - The release begins in the startdown by either a hand throw (swinger) or a right arm throw (hitter). Lindsey Gahm, a Brian Manzella student is a perfect example of a golfer that uses a 'Full Sweep Release.'

Tom Watson is another golfer that utilizes a full sweep release.

SNAP RELEASE - This procedure delays the release for as long as possible. Sergio Garcia is a perfect example of a golfer using 'snap release.'

RANDOM SWEEP RELEASE - This procedure sees the release happen somewhere between 'snap' (delayed as long as possible) and 'full sweep' (release begins at the start down). Kenny Perry displays a 'random sweep' release here.

There are two variations of the 'snap' and 'random sweep' release, called 'automatic' and 'non-automatic.'

Non-Automatic = deliberate manipulation by the golfer to release the club at a certain spot in the downswing.

Automatic = No deliberate manipulation of the hands to release the club, usually a manipulation of the aiming point (further forward for shorter clubs, backwards for longer clubs) will create this release.

Per the Endless Belt Effect (2-K), the bigger the 'pulley', the faster the hands have to move.

Going from the largest to the smallest 'pulley', it goes:

Full Sweep - Random Sweep - Snap

Thus, per the Endless Belt effect if you took two golfers who had a clubhead speed of 100 mph. The golfer with the full sweep release needs to move his hands faster to achieve that clubhead speed than the golfer that uses the snap release.

FLIP RELEASE - Flip release doesn't mean that the golfer 'casts' the club and/or has a bent left wrist at impact. I plan on asking David Orr a little more about it, but here is what one of his students had to say on his forum.

A flip release is most compatible with a circle path delivery where the clubhead follows the delivery line of the left arm resulting in a sequenced release. It's motion is a circular motion that is online and it is best used with a weak grip and the steeper planes.
Here's a video of one of Orr's students, Elliot Gealy, using the Flip Release.

David also noted that Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els use a flip release. From what I understand of the procedure, I have executed it before and it produces a very powerful shot. Part 11 of Peter Croker's TGM Downloads goes into the Flip Release as well with Paul Hart. Although Hart claims that Sergio uses a 'flip release', I am inclined to believe that he is incorrect in that assessment.


No comments: