Originally Posted by sureshs
LOL do you even know what he is talking about? Contributes 4 times to what? You thought speed right? It is starting direction. He is saying the face angle determines the launch angle to a great extent.
Are we talking about the launch angle here? No. You should at least read before you post.
The ball should roughly go perpendicular to the string plane, so the face angle will be the main factor. It is so obvious. We are discussing extension and across movements here.
But this is a great teaching moment.
A short swing from close to the ball is called what? A put.
Is the drive done by bringing the club head close to the ball and then accelerating? Or does the swing start gaining movement from way back over the head on the other side and then explode into the ball? Does the golfer gently find and catch the ball and then accelerate on the drive?
If he does that, he would be putting. In tennis, the ball would not even clear the net.
As usual you have no idea what you are talking about. How it relates to tennis and oscars teachings is not acceleration to impact. But rather the angle of the racket face at contact. Regardless of the arc of the swing of the arm. It is supporting oscars view that all you have to do is manipulate the hand in the direction of the shot. And it has a bigger impact on accuracy than the swing path. Just point the face in direction you want it to go. And pull across at a different vector. And the ball go in the direction you point the racket face even while the arms swing arc can differ.
Please learn to apply actual points the article is making instead of misapplying them to make a point about something it has nothing to do with. It has nothing to do with getting the ball over the net. Follow your own advice and comprehend what you read.
Its like if you posted a comment about how olympic swimming is done in pools with chlorine and then some person says to you,"your wrong because surfers compete in the ocean". Wtf?