And I’m not talking about the actual theory – that has been settled for some time, especially when I figured out what the so-called “Perfect Pivot” for the MCS swing model is.
That of course involves the Ben Hogan-styled pivot action, which includes of course the classic free & “floating heel” back swing pivot, combined with the low-heel impact position.
That is not the final piece – the final piece was what happened when I finally found my own “naturally square to the target line” stance, which allowed me, even with my scoliosis-deformed spine, to stand naturally square to the target line (you can do it any way, but it has to be a natural position, not a contrived one, which was what I’ve been doing for years trying to stand according to the standard model).
So, it’s one thing to have developed the mechanical and positional theory on the MCS swing model – those are the parts to any theory that are crucial for the performance of the motion, but neither of which actually help someone else learn it, unless they are able to grasp the concepts by themselves.
And if they could do that, they likely wouldn’t require being told how to do it to begin with.
On the Standard MCS Model In The Videos
So how to make the concept understandable and relate-able?
Simple – established science, using the geometry and angles that one learns in early childhood in school.
So this is what I’m saying – if you can understand a “target line concept,” (the imaginary line running through the ball to the target for that particular swing) and if you can visualize two lines crossing that line, one going to the right (looking down the line to the target), the other to the left, then you’ll be able to understand “path” as a golf swing concept.
If you can understand Club Face alignment, and how neutral is square, and that there would be two more lines coming out of the club face besides Neutral or “Square” (the one going straight to the target), and that those two lines are again going Left and Right of the target – then you’ll understand “Club Face” as a golf swing concept.
Then you’ll understand how to shape a shot in the 2-1 ratio of path to face angles, as proven scientifically by Trackman.
Now, if you can understand the concept of standing “Square” or Neutral to the target line as a concept, then you will understand MCS Swing Theory.
Further, once you grasp what I learned the hard way, about how shoulder position at impact influences Left & Right path versus Neutral (what you want, always, as explained in the “Line of Scrimmage” concept), then you’ll know why the MCS stance and pivot are so crucial to building a fundamentally sound, powerful and efficient (and most crucial of all, repeatable) golf swing – then you are done with learning the golf swing in theory and have only to physically implement the principles.
And lucky you, because I am not built according to “standard” with regards to physiology – I am a human pretzel, and had to learn how to stand and swing according to my own physical requirements, which then left the standard model and positional concepts just lying there, waiting for me to see them.
And this past weekend, I did.
It all clicked in when I watched Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell explaining to the Wax Golf crew back at Goose Creek, with the aid of Flight Scope, the concept of club path and face determining where your ball ends up, but also how it leaves the club face.
Not having had any formal scientific training, I was nonetheless a whiz in grade school in math, especially quick mental calculating with regards to percentages, and geometry.
When the geometry part of the math curriculum came around, I was always licking my chops, because I couldn’t see how you could get even one question wrong if you knew that a circle was 360 degrees – from there, you could figure out any angle, given the necessary other angle information.
So once I heard BT explaining swing metrics in mathematical terms – lines began appearing in my head and my brain began to work on what I was struggling to explain in layman’s terms.
I didn’t even realize what I was doing, but when I realized from there that my own positioning was faulty (standing over the ball in a “standard” stance rather than one that accommodated my spinal deformity), it was a quick trip from A to B…
So, I can not only explain the position and mechanical aspects of the MCS Swing Theory – I can now explain it in scientific terms, namely that of angles and lines with regards to club path and club face at impact, and how to achieve the proper conditions.
Also, how the human body provides all the leverage you need with your own mass, with the simple explanation of how your own body provides the leverage to power a swing without having to build muscle in the gym – all in the MCS stance and the mechanical action of the Ben Hogan-styled “floating pivot.”
My friends – the athletic and mathematical method behind the MCS swing model is to be revealed this spring – I will be working on how to best present this, for the next six weeks or so, and then I’ll get to shooting the necessary video for it.
But MCS (and the golf swing) will never be the same, after the winter of ’15-’16.
I told you all that 2016 was going to be hot!
More to come.