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-  A short swing is one that is quicker, more powerful, and         hits for higher average.  Everyone wants a short swing -         but what does that mean?


-  I see coaches, instructors, and training aids on TV; in             magazines, and all over the internet, seeking to get               players to swing with a "shorter" swing.


-  Most of the instruction centers around the swing path -         where devices and teachers try to make players' swing           paths more "compact".


-  But a compact swing path is not the same thing as a short     swing


-  The swing length is the length of the path along which the     player is "trying to hit the ball".  It is swing commitment       relative to contact.


-  Consider a "check swing" in baseball.  A player can only         "check" his swing if he hasn't committed to it yet.  If he         hasn't committed to it yet, then he's not yet "trying to hit       the ball".


-  Committing to the swing nearer the ball is a function of         the hands versus the arms.


-  Committing to the swing nearer the ball is something that     happens naturally when the player feels stronger in that         position.    


-  A short swing is a "hands" swing  -  and a "hands" swing is    a "top hand" swing.
This training exercise improves strength in the area of the swing that is nearer the ball which creates a looser, freer, more relaxed path toward the ball during the swing. Extra strength is conducive to greater confidence and comfort to commit later in the swing - "trying to hit the ball" later in the swing.  Now that's a short swing 
                       "short" baseball swing.  A major difference             however, is that the right hand's (the hand closest to the       club head) work is finished before contact with the ball - as   the club is released just before contact with the ball.


- The player doesn't getfind, or achieve lag.  Lag is                  something he manages.  It is waiting in order to apply the      greatest amount of force or torque at the bottom of the          swing - nearer the ball.


- This is achieved by dropping the right hand instead of            swinging with it from the top of the swing.


- It is very difficult to make the right arm do "nothing"              though.  


- When the player thinks in terms of his "hand" swinging the      club (in this case his right hand), his arm will move in close    to his body to a stronger position for the hand  in                  preparation for contact with the ball.

- If you've ever used a wrench or opened a tightly closed jar,
   you know how important your hand position is.  But also
   notice how your body instinctively moves to achieve a 
   stronger position for the hand.


- The Short Swing Trainer allows a player to practice or train      the right hand to manage lag while using his "two hand"          swing.


- The Short Swing Trainer also trains the player to release          with the right hand at the bottom of the swing.


- Check out the Bobby Jones Youtube video below as he said      something similar many years ago.  In particular, listen          closely to the last few seconds - starting at 1:20
    In Golf -  the                   meaning of the 
    term "Lag" comes               very close to explaining     the same principles at       work in the             
The Short Swing Trainer enables the user to swing the bat or club with the hand closest to the point of contact - while his other hand remains attached. This facilitates the user in executing his "two-hand" swing while one hand does all the work
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Check out this short swing by Alfonso Soriano.  Everything's moving  - soft landing  - late action as hips don't fully torque until right arm is in a strong position for the right hand (arm moves in front of the right shoulder).
What Is A Short Swing Anyway? 
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