Originally Posted by OHBH
This thread reminds me of a similar debate in the golfing world. They actually did a study of the top pros swing and found that all but one of the top golfers reached their maximum swing speed just BEFORE impact. The one guy who continue to accelerate past impact was Johnny Miller, a man who just happened to be the very best ballstriker on tour at the time of the study.
Most amateurs, tennis and golf alike tend to reach their maximum head speed too early in the swing
Golf has different "DISTANCE" constraints
Please see a quote from today's Wall Street Journal below
Some similarities were discussed by Rod Cross
Distance, it seems, is the handicap golfer's version of happiness, the one part of the game for which they are prepared to pay an ever higher price.
"Our research shows that golfers love to hit it long; distance is the number one reason golfers buy a new driver," Cindy Davis, the president of Nike Golf, said in a recent interview. "Plus, as more golfers determine their purchases based on launch monitor testing and club fitting, distance is measurable and even further influences the purchasing decision."
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