In the last posting, I discussed the shocking revelation I had today that what I thought was square was still not square, just not as open.
So what happened when I discovered this?
Well, the first thing was that I switched over the MCS Classic GolfSwing setup and began to swing that way to see how things would change with the new shoulder focus and setup, because this model is old hat to me.
Here’s a deep dive into the nitty-gritty of swing modeling, for those so inclined.
I would say that it was a mistake to have been working on two different swing models last season and prior, but there is a silver lining to that darkness – I may have solved two problems in half the time it might have otherwise taken.
I’ve crossed the Rubiconin a way this week – I’ve been focusing on, breaking down and trying to complete my transition to a right-dominant swing (swinging right-handed, of course) and I can’t go back to the old Classic Golf Swing.
I tried that yesterday at Tracer Golf, because as I was working on the new model, I briefly tried to go back and swing the way I used to, even up to last season and into the autumn with my first forays into the golf simulator world.
As we know, professional golfers are the best in the world at it – even with mechanically-unsound swings, they can repeat shots with near-robotic consistency when they’re on their game, and that’s the way it should be.
You’ve seen me complain every once in a while, in fact, that it’s ridiculous that pros play golf using what I call “training wheels on their bicycles,” namely in playing using the same ultra-forgiving equipment that amateurs use.
I knew I’d figured out my problem correctly when I set up today and smacked the first drive down the stripe – so the setup issue is solved, and I got down to working on the actual swing.
Having more or less the proper back pivot working about halfway through the session, I was getting the idea of the proper down swing by the time I was out of time (I was so enthused, I would have stayed but the next hour was already booked).
If you’re wondering why I’ve been working so long and seemingly without progress on my new swing model, it’s because it’s the simplest action one can make with a mechanically-correct swing model that maximizes both power and accuracy combined.
For one, I swing with mechanical-correctness even when my form is off, so I don’t worry about injuries when working on my swing or playing golf.
The second reason is my philosophy – no matter how hard one swings, if one is swinging properly, big misses are eliminated or greatly reduced in likelihood, so I want to see where my misses go, and by how much.
I’m still positive that I’m having issues setting up completely square to my target line on the Tracer Golf screen because I tried something at the end of my session and suddenly, the balls were going more or less straight instead of pulled most of the time.