Well, this again is why we play the tournament before awarding the trophy – there is no such thing as a guaranteed pick, even in the days of Tiger Woods (he may have won 14 majors, but 14 out of 46 means he wasn’t guaranteed to win a major between ’97 and ’08).
I was betting on Dustin Johnson continuing his insane run, but he’s apparently come back to earth (as will always happen) and won’t be playing this weekend.
I got a wonderful email yesterday from someone who recently downloaded the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” and “MCS – Perfect Pivot” video combo.
While I may be biased in my own opinion of the MCS swing theory, I keep getting the same feedback regarding both the swing model theory and the videos – the videos are plain and simple, andMCS best represents what many used to do before the Modern Golf Swing models began to dominate instruction.
Update – I found a swing clip where Blake was working on hitting some wedges and irons with his eyes closed.
The reason for that, of course – if you can adhere to the MCS principle of swinging with a stable head, then it shouldn’t be too hard to find the back of the ball, especially for the shorter clubs (shorter swings).
Here are some swings, face-on and down the line, of what my swing looks like taking the club away a little more “outside” than the “straight inside” path I’d been using since completing my personal MCS “Perfect Pivot” swing model.
As we discussed before, it seems that you can use the outside takeaway to eliminate both a too-right and too-left path at impact.
Golfdigest and Golf.com are publications who just always seem to be posting face-palm type articles, most likely because of the lag time in publishing something in a magazine after the initial thought.
You know, the type of articles that look more like a tongue-in-cheek poke than actual advice for the struggling golfer.
The irony of working with Blake Elliott of McNeese State on his swing is that we haven’t tried to do anything to increase his power and distance – it has just increased as we increased his leverage and efficiency in order to make him more consistent with his ball-striking.
I’ve said that the optimal technique for increasing accuracy and consistency will also be the model for combining it all with optimal power and swing speed.