Style and technique are two different things. Whatever
the sporting discipline and despite the fact that a trainer may teach
all the athletes working with him the same technique, it would be
impossible to find two of them with completely the same action. A number
of golfers may use the same technical model, but the style will vary
from one individual to another because of the unique morphological and
physiological characteristics of each, among other things.
In a given sport different technical models may of
course exist, each intended to help participants perform better.
Inevitably, however, some are more effective than others. It's usually
the case that as time goes by technical models are either improved or
replaced by more efficient ones. So, from a biomechanical point of view
there is always a technical model that is held to provide the most
effective way to perform in the high jump, long jump, discus, javelin,
swimming, running… and to make a golf swing. The "perfect swing" would
represent the acme of golf technique. Not only would it be the most
efficient technical model in existence, but also it would also achieve
the utmost of efficacy, and therefore could not be improved upon. '
After all, that's what being perfect means!
Is the "perfect swing" myth or reality? The book:
Golf: The Secret Valley and the Perfect Swing explains why the model
of the golf swing it describes seems to have reached limits that cannot
be pushed back any further—in other words the utmost in efficacy and
simplicity. On the one hand, almost all the muscles of the human body
are brought into play to produce the greatest amount of energy possible,
while at the same time no deliberate manipulation of the hands or arms
Even more fascinating is the fact that the technical
model of the "perfect swing" represents not only the ideal way to play a
long shot but also to putt, chip, pitch, and play almost any golf stroke.
In normal playing conditions, whether you need to play a 6-foot putt, a
15-foot chip shot, a 280-yard drive, pitch over an obstacle, a full
5-iron with fade or maybe draw, the ideal technique remains the same,
and no deliberate manipulation of the hands or arms is required.