Updated With Video Clip
I was watching the Northern Trust yesterday, and during the CBS coverage, you would have seen Peter Kostis nail one of the MCS swing theory’s fundamental concepts – the stable head position during the swing, while analyzing Bubba Watson’s swing.
This is nothing I have invented, of course – the concept of keeping a stable head has been around as long as golf swing instruction has been around – but as with many other principles, it became “not necessary” when the modern swing proponents found it increasingly difficult to keep a stable head during the swing.
So, if you can’t keep a stable head with the modern swing, then you don’t need a stable head position – and that is the logic of modern golf swing instruction.
Here’s Tiger Woods during one of his worst golf playing stretches ever – and you wonder why he couldn’t hit a solid shot with all of that head movement.
Here’s the clip in question:
Peter Kostis Discusses the “Stable Head” Concept
And the key is not to try to keep the head stable during the swing – the key is to have a golf swing model that allows you to swing with a stable head position.
Keeping a stable head on the pivot is a fundamental premise of the MCS swing model:
Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell – The “Stable Head”
Here’s Kostis doing an analysis on Bubba Watson about a year ago, and listen to what he’s saying about Bubba’s swing versus the modern swing.
Bubba Watson’s Golf Swing
He talks about the swinging lead leg, which I’ve called the “Swinging Gate” in my Wax Golf “Ben Hogan Project” and later videos, and he also mentions the lack of free hip and leg motion in the modern swing.
He doesn’t specifically mention the “floating heel” of the classic era, but of course, that’s what Bubba is doing with his back swing pivot.
So, Peter Kostis can describe a proper golf swing, that is not in doubt – and this type of analysis is exactly what is good for golf.
And a swing like Bubba Watson’s is an old-fashioned throwback to the classic era of golf, where all the swingers swung in this fashion, from Bobby Jones to Jack Nicklaus and all in between.
Jack Nicklaus’ & Johnny Miller’s Classic Golf Swings
Let’s leave the modern swing where it will eventually wind up – in the dust bin of unsound athletic motion theories, and surely the worst of them all.
Wanna learn the MCS methodology and swing like the greats did in the classic era?