The virtues of an immobile head may still be touted by diamond cutters and mohels, but nowadays you don't find many headlocked golf professionals. David Duval's noggin rums freely when he swings. Annika Sorenstam's eyes move well down the target line before her clubhead meets the ball. Nevertheless, you still see the well-meaning dad at the driving range holding on to his 10-year-old daughter's head while she flails. Never mind that it puts terrific strain on the spine and robs high handicappers of the ability to shift their weight and generate power. The best golf teachers now encourage their students, even beginners, to swing into a taller, straighter follow-through with their heads...up!
Remember " Greg Norman's Secret"? It was a plastic wrist brace that locked your right wrist at a "secret" angle, so you wouldn't—couldn't—make the common mistake of flipping the clubhead at the ball with your hands. Not that it was a tightly held secret. Tiger Woods is the poster boy for wrist angle. Stop-action photography shows that he turns into his follow-through with the butt of the club pointing somewhere off his left hip. The typical amateur has the butt of his club aimed at his belly button. And that's before he even hits the ball. Tiger's way is probably better.