You’ve seen Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell’s new swing, rebuilt over the months since we began working on it last August or so.
You also know that the MCS “Ultimate Leverage”is the swing model that I built for him and which has turned out to be “the” swing model for MCS swingers and will remain so until a better model arises, the likelihood of which occurrence is, in my opinion, between highly unlikely and impossible.
One of the things that has plagued people trying to swing athletically and mechanically-correctly is that old “2D” swing angle problem. Everyone who’s been around here for any length of time since last winter will know about this.
The swing is actually 3-Dimensional, and I was reminded of this during a Skype with our long-time Member “EO” yesterday, when we worked on his pivot. He’s looking to raise his game this year and wanted to fix his power leak.
The funny thing that happened when I finally figured out the basic mechanical action of the one model I had studied the longest (meaning, one that wasn’t my own) was that my personal power and consistency decreased from the previous model.
And it wasn’t due to a lack of anything in the Mike Austin mechanics also known as my MPS swing model from late 2013 – what it was, was a “throttling back” of my own go-for-it type of swing due to the shifting head with that model.
I was sent this article on how to increase driving distances, and I was rather amused reading through it, because you’ll remember what Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell has to say about the MCS swing theory – that he will only use Trackman and MCS swing theory when swinging or teaching the swing.
So, the article which I’m linking was amusing in that as I read off the points contained in the part I’m quoting, I was hearing Big Toilet’s voice in my head saying, “MCS & Trackman…”
For the pulling swingers, this will ingrain the basic mechanical sequence you need to perform a pull and not a “harpoon,” and for the throwing swingers – learning to incorporate the leading side leverage into your down swing will only improve your action.
I have recently (last week) solved my personal mystery of why I have had a normal or even flattish down swing plane in some of my swing models and why in others, I had a very steep one.
Now, the one thing I promised all of the “pullers” at DJ’s Watering Hole was that I would figure out how to use the UMCS swing model and do as well with it as a“throwing”swinger. But then, last week, when I solved my plane mystery, I realized that that actual proper UMCS swing model as laid out in the MCS “Ultimate Leverage” video is the same model for either throwers or pullers.