Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby golfbulldog » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:23 pm

3:39 to about 4:00

Babe Ruth's thoughts on golf and baseball.

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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby hawg1 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:30 pm

Wow. Thanks for posting that clip of the Babe. Had not seen it before.

Notice how flat his follow though in the golf swing is. It really does look like his baseball swing.
And his words? Pre- ABS, I held the exact same thoughts, almost verbatim.

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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby BomGolf222 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:00 am

I've been working on some image match ups since I discovered how clever my computer is. I think it's cool to see these types of things side by side, it can be liberating from a golfing perspective.
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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby twomasters » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:21 am

I already had a few of these made up that I show people....
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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby BomGolf222 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:15 am

Hey, there all from the Small World thread! Great stuff, man.. I feel awfully clever now.... cheers...
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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby twomasters » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:37 am

OK....partial credit to BOM ....I thieved some of them from the other thread and made a collage of them a few months back
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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby BomGolf222 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:37 pm

Boy, are you guys ever a tough crowd. Whew!... partial thanks for the partial credit, I suppose....
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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby twomasters » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:56 pm

Found this Bom and posted under this baseball thread....I don't understand much of it....I see the purpose (maybe?) but numbers/figures/equations...WAY TOO much information IMO

Enjoy...nonetheless

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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby hawg1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:02 pm

Twomasters,

What a cool post. Everything you need to understand why baseball players struggle so hard with golf is in this article.

Or more specifically, in the images in the article.

Notice Reggie's wrists. (and btw, he is exhibiting perfect form, that really is how a big leage hitter swings).

The wrists have fired already. The right forarm, deliberately and on purpose, has passed the left. The impact zone is well on the OUTSIDE of the lead foot. Not under the armpit, another four to six inches to the left.

Remeber, that photo depicts him with the ball just touching or a few hundredths away from contac. Both the bat and the ball are still pre-collision at this point.

In ABS terms, baseball's impact point is somewhere about 1/3 of the way further towards p4 than a golfer's.

In baseball, this is cool.

In golf it's a total fail.

Every single baseball player struggles with this.

If left unchecked, we develop the over the top move to try and move this impact point back. But we always overcompensate. And thus we can dig some truly specatular beaver pelts.

A baseball player, learning golf by himself, really can rip a three kilo hunk o' turf outa the fairway. He really can do more damage than a skunk on a grub hunt.

And this is why. His instinctive swing puts the bottom point of the arc six inches underground.

Regards,

hawg1

Also notice how much weight has shifted onto his front foot. Again, it's total cool in baseball, but in golf, it's way, way too early.
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Re: Cross pollination 'tween golf and baseball

Postby twomasters » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:35 pm

hawg

Seeing you liked that last one...here comes another with Ray Floyd and a very youthful looking Cal Ripken Jnr

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