Well, it seems I missed quite the day on the links yesterday in day 3 of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills!
I will confess that I was up late Friday and early Saturday (to watch some World Cup matches), and that by the time I got around to watching the leaders tee off in the afternoon, I was more interested in watching the insides of my eyelids than the tournament.
I had no idea when I took my golf clubs out of the closet for the first time in years that when I got home that afternoon, I would be determined to “figure it out for myself” if no one could show me what a proper golf swing was.
And by “proper,” I meant a golf swing that was what I can now quantify as being mechanically-correct (which was impossible to get from someone else in the age of the Modern Golf Swing).
Scores are high today on Day 1of the U.S. Open in its return to Shinnecock Hills, with notables Rory McIlroy shooting an 80 and Jordan Spieth a 78, which is currently good for T80.
Considering that T80 for a 78 is also not taking into account the vast number of players yet to tee off for the afternoon, if you assume half of those players will beat 78, Jordan and Roryface a steep uphill battle on Day 2 just to make the cut.
As promised, I had some 8 ironand 5 iron swings from various angles to show how the work is going with my decision last winter to shorten my back swing pivot and to make sure I my swing plane is on the shallower side of neutral rather than on the steeper side.
There’s a reason for every single thing that is in the MCS Golf Swing model theory.
You’ll hear a lot of talk in certain circles about the need to “move behind the ball” on the back swing pivot, but that is only because the swinger is not where they need to be at impact when they begin that pivot.
Just a note that the blog is not going anywhere, and that if you find all of the posts before a certain time have disappeared, no cause for alarm!
I will be removing most of my historical posts, as I do from time to time, either because they are out-dated or because they are clogging up the feed. The most relevant and popular posts will be re-posted once I’ve a chance to review or update them.