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Thread: Jack Nicklaus lateral hip slide: how big was it really?

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    Jack Nicklaus lateral hip slide: how big was it really?

    This one is kind of interesting, young Jack in 1963 during the period he later said was his best at swinging the club, especially the driver.

    Nice stationary face-on view courtesy of Shell's Wonderful World of Golf. Using the left heel at address as the reference point.





    Compared to Hogan and Snead, that's a fair amount of lateral movement I didn't expect to see. But, look closer: what happens to the left heel between set-up and the downswing?



    Much of the "slide" is actually his left heel and left leg being repositioned three to four inches closer to the target. Not so much hip slide if we use the replanted heel as the reference point:



    Jeff

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    Much of the "slide" is actually his left heel and left leg being repositioned three to four inches closer to the target. Not so much hip slide if we use the replanted heel as the reference point:


    Jeff
    Jeff,
    Is repositioning the heel at transition three to four inches closer to the target. something Kelvin and you recommend over just replanting it at it's start point? It seems to me there would be more angle in the left leg allowing a bit more hip slide before the left hip gets over the left foot which you don't want but also a lower left hip which increases left pelvic tilt at transition that you do want
    Is there a mechanical advantage in repositioning the heel at transition three to four inches closer to the target over just replanting it?

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