But look him up if you doubt his golfing prowess.
Jim from DJ’s Watering Hole found this golden nugget and I have to say, the first thing Cotton says in the clip up to 0:15 seconds of the clip, is exactly what I’ve been saying for years.
Cotton is saying that today’s (or the teachers at that time, likely the early 80’s as Mr. Cotton passed on in ’87) instructors teach position and incremental moves rather than an actual swing motion.
You’ll enjoy this if you’re into MCS swing theory – the visual concept of this is very close to a couple of the drills in the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video, but the way Cotton did it, you have to be very wary of violating the “Line of Scrimmage” rule that so many people loved in “Kinesiology.”
Henry Cotton’s Swing Visual – The Hammer & Tire
Note: Even if the concept and drills are not exactly the same, you can see how the MCS swing theory presented in “Kinesiology” uses the same swing concepts and visuals as did the Classic Era golfers, the best players, that is, back in the day…