Mike discusses the concept of “turning the corner” on the downswing and how that relates to throwing a ball.
The turning the corner analogy comes from motor racing. It is where the cars speed into the corner using momentum and centripetal force to slingshot them out of the turn. It is the same feeling you have where you have the correct arc of the club on the downswing so it can go at impact.
Throwing a ball relates because you also turn the corner. As your arm goes back and transitions forward, it starts to turn the corner as you get in position to throw the ball.
In golf, it is also called shallowing the club, but they are very similar motions to each other. They just happen at different locations. Swinging a baseball is similar as well.
For lower trajectory shots, you aren’t holding off from turning the corner; you are just throwing the momentum at a different spot a little farther in front of the ball.
As soon as you start holding your wrist, it creates tension, and then you drag and hang onto it.
The key is where you are directing momentum. The farther you direct momentum in front of the ball, the lower the ball goes.