Yes, that’s right. The floating pivot, as I’ve said many times, is not a new thing. It’s the athletic way to pivot for a power and precision motion, and you’ll see just how effective it can be in this swing model I had built in 2010.
I was about to make my first MCS video, and although I was trying to crack Mike Austin’s swing model at the time, there’s no denying that this swing below was a floating pivot swing, and a pretty damned good one.
It’s another Saturday, and another below-freezing Saturday, and of course the last Shark & Bake Saturday of February, which month shall not be mourned after its passing.
For the first time in 35 years, the region in which I live will have spent the entire month below freezing, with not one minute above 0C. Average daily high was about -10, and we spent the entire month in a “cold weather advisory.” Be gone, Mr. Febs, I never liked ya anyways…
I haven’t paid much attention to the long drive arena in a couple of years (most specifically the Remax World Long Drive Championship), for a couple of reasons.
First and foremost, I didn’t like the winner-take-all format – you’re going to try to get world class competitors to a place to compete their guts out, and only the winner comes away with anything?
I wasn’t competing, but had I been… I wouldn’t have gone all the way to Mesquite unless I was pretty sure I could win it… what’s the point, otherwise?
It’s ironic that it’s not even a “new” concept that defines the MCS “Ultimate Leverage” golf swing model. It’s simply a return to the past when the classic era golfers (pre-“modern swing”) used mechanics that were more or less mechanically-correct.
No golfer in history has had a “perfect” swing, as we are human. But guess what? There is a “perfect model,” if you’re going to talk about what the human body is and how it is constructed, and how athletic motion is different from just mechanical motion (the difference between MCS and, say, Mike Austin’s model), and the closer you get to that model, the better your swing will be.
I have heard so many times that I can’t count, that “the golf swing is only part of the game, it isn’t the whole game, and blah-blah-blah…”
But you will never hear anyone say the same thing about any other part of the game. And guess what? A full half of every possible stroke you make in a theoretical round of 18 holes will be with a full swing – think about it.
I was forwarded this by Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell, PGA of America instructor, tournament player and hired gun for the MCS “Ultimate Leverage” video.
He’s also a man who said the same thing that I did upon first reading this picture’s content.
Now, it’s hard to really object to something and be respectful at the same time, because John Jacobs was a legendary golf instructor before I was even born.
That was the month I had gone to check out some drivers and the testing center’s machine had put me (on my best five or so swings) at an average of 350 yards-191 mph ball speed-135 mph impact speed.
I don’t know so much about the club impact speed, but the distance I was driving the ball that summer, and the ball speed would seem to have been about right. I did get up to 187mph ball speed down in California last month, you’ll remember, after not having swung much for months, and back in ’11, I was four years younger and had been hitting balls several days per week since early April.