In fact, the first thing I remember about taking up golf and my first lessons back in 1997 during Tiger Fever (my first lesson was in the week following his Masters victory) was the whole “keep your left heel on the ground” business – it’s the modern era, don’t you know?
It seems that he did it while playing some soccer (yes, fooball to Europeans, but I live in Canada and here it’s called soccer) with some buddies.
It’s not a golf injury and I’m not going to try to state that I know it’s related to his golf swing, but isn’t it strange that the injury is to his left ankle, the one that he strains and twists with that 300+ yard swing?
I have always said (I think I’ve even had this quoted back to me) that no two people will ever look exactly alike when swinging, even when using the same golf swing model.
Now, I was able to do that years ago, and I can do it now, but now, I can do it with so much less effort, because I’ve improved my launch numbers with the MCS “Ultimate Leverage” swing model.
This is the golf swing model I’ve been working towards for the last ten years, and each time I swing, it’s getting tighter and more stable, with all of the mobility and speed that I had with my looser, left-dominant swing.
Well, since the work I’ve done on my own swing with the Jack Nicklaus Project, let me show you what my driver swing looks like when you look at the mobility and stability…
The addition to the MCS “Ultimate Leverage” swing model of some pivot mechanics that I figured out watching Jack Nicklaus’ driver back swing pivot has brought my own swing to just-about-there, mechanically.