Wax Golf is taking a new direction in golf blogging.
From 2007-2015, my blogging centered around the swing research and my personal journey in figuring a Mechanically-Correct golf Swing model (M.C.S.).
Now, having completed my research and having built that Mechanically-Correct Swing model in its optimal form, I am turning my focus to spreading this knowledge to the larger public.
Introducing the “Pro Golf” part of Wax Golf and the MCS Swing Theory – Jerry “BT” Crowell, PGA of America instructor (Class A) and tournament player, shares his thoughts for the first time in a Wax Golf blog posting.
And keep in mind that when Jerry’s byline appears on a posting, these are his words, beginning to end, and not mine.
Wax Golf, MCS & The Future:
The question is, where does MCS succeed where others have failed?
Ben Hogan said “The Secret Is In The Dirt”… obviously hinting that dedication and hard work and perseverance are contributing factors in a golfer’s success.
Whilst today’s breed of golfer’s very much follow this thought and work hard in many different areas of fitness, nutrition, stretching and mental work as well as practicing the golf swing– they have become FAR too reliant on outside aid.
It has become increasingly apparent that there are very few golfers on the professional tours of the world who know their swing, own their swing and can work out any kinks in their swing.
Every player has a “guru” who slaps them on the back, helps clear their mind, gives them one thought to focus on and it seems the world is at harmony again… until the next day!!
If the pros don’t know how to control their own swing any more even with all this so called advanced technology equipment and computer screens and hi speed definition videos and “guru teachers” …. what hope does the average golfer have?
Even the golfers whose names we always hear mentioned out loud by golf commentators as having a “picture perfect swing”… or having a “pretty swing”…. obviously are at a loss about how their swing functions … because if they did we would be seeing them pipe drive after drive down the fairway and not be hitting the very average 12 greens in regulation per round or less.
Fairway driving percentages on today’s golfing tours is an absolute disgrace. These are meant to be the best players in the world and they can not even hit half the fairways in regulation!!!
It is the misleading information these players are receiving on so many different fronts that offer them little solution but to accept their mediocrity in the tee shot department no matter how hard they practice at it to get better and improve their chances.
My belief is that if someone received MCS instruction from DJ or myself and worked just as hard on what we showed as them as we do, then we would basically phase ourselves out of any need they would have of us.
That probably sounds crazy..to phase ourselves out…..but great golfers shouldn’t need to continually search and search and hope and hope that they will one day get it and be able to strike the ball day in and day out on a string (or just hit fairways).
Jack Nicklaus only visited his coach Jack Grout at the beginning of each season for a tune up.
You shouldn’t have your name on your golf bag if you don’t know what makes your swing tick. If you have to put in an SOS call to your swing guru every time something little goes amiss, then you shouldn’t be making a living from golf.
Our goal is to show golfers everything they need to know about the swing… I believe we can honestly answer any question they would put forward and base the answer on knowledge and not on guesswork.
There will be no guinea pigs in an MCS golfing stable (no Leadbetter “A” swings). There will be no “band aid” swings.
What we will show people is true, proven, absolute truths of the swing and its pressures and its intentions based on the classic swing era (prior to 1985).
The pros nowadays seem to practice so much to somehow find something (some kinda of band aid) that will get them through a week of tournament play.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the physical fitness of players on TOUR today. It’s two fold as I see it. #1 they need to look good in clothes to market themselves as athletes.
Don’t get me wrong, I think TOUR players ARE athletes! It’s a weekly grind like you can’t believe. #2 I think modern swing players need to “bulk up” to maintain some kind of physicality because their rubber band swings are tearing up their bodies!
How can RIckie Fowler, Louis Oosthuizen, and Rory already be getting MRI’s on their backs in their early 20’s? Don’t get me started on Tiger.
I honestly believe today’s golfer’s have less knowledge of the “true” golf swing than at any other time in history.
We now have instructors who have no basis for teaching other than getting a degree online or from a classroom (The whole Biomechanical rage that’s going on, Tigers new guy), reading books for ideas and owning a computer and a hi speed camera to download swings and draw lines all over the screen in an attempt to try show the student they know something about the golf swing.
These guys can’t swing or play!
Until my next article – MCS – learn it LIVE it, OWN it.
Jerry “BT” Crowell, PGA