I wouldn’t have known ten years ago, when I set out on my swing theory mission to “figure it out for myself,” that this would come to pass.
Of course, this isn’t something I’ve accomplished myself, and I give full credit to Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell, who has been behind MCS virtually since the day he first emailed me about it years ago.
There were some rough patches along the way, as my theory was still developing right up until this year, but BT knew even before the final model was completed that things were going in the direction he wanted to follow, with MCS swing theory.
So, it was gratifying to follow the link he sent me, to see that the acronym “MCS” is now being mentioned (if even obliquely) in a professional instruction site, namely “GolfMDs:
PGA Class A member, Jerry Crowell is a 4-time Inland Empire PGA Player of the Year and 2009 Southern California PGA Section Match Play Champion.
As a long time competitive tournament player and instructor, Jerry brings a wealth of knowledge that covers all aspects of the game to help you be the best you can be.
Jerry subscribes to the “MCS” (Mechanically Correct Swing) theory which is based on how the human body best moves to swing a golf club. Jerry’s extensive use of the Trackman (and currently) Flightscope Doppler radar system will give you new insights and feels on how to most efficiently hit a golf shot.
You can find Jerry at Waxgolf.com along with more on the Mechanically Correct Golf Swing.
So, congrats to Jerry on his new feature at GolfMDs, and I will always tell any and all who ask me that I could not have done this without his help and support – the current MCS swing model is the one I built for him personally last year, and which I’ve been refining so that it will work with left-dominant, right-dominant and hybrid swingers.
BT Swings MCS
He isn’t just teaching MCS to his students (and he’s got a real project underway with a junior golfer right now!), Jerry was the first teaching professional to approach me about the MCS, he was the first teaching or playing pro to ask me for help in improving his swing (already a multiple time Player of the Year in his section, but he wanted to “own” his swing), and there’s also this:
If you had told me ten years ago that I would end up carrying a pro golfer’s bag for him at a PGA Tour qualifying event – I would likely have laughed and said, “Yeah, sure… and next stop the Masters, right?”
But there it is.
And not just any PGA Tour qualifier – this one would be to make it into the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines (formerly the Buick Invitational) in La Jolla (near San Diego), the childhood stomping ground of one Tiger Woods, who has won 7 of those titles, plus his last major victory, the ’08 U.S. Open.
So, I’m looking forward to my trip to Southern California next month to meet back up with my good friend and essential component of this blog and my golf existence.
He keeps telling me that MCS is going to change professional golf instruction and swinging, and now I’m beginning to believe him.
It’s been an interesting last two or three years, Jer – but I have a feeling that the real fun is just beginning!
So you in So-Cal.