Let alone pelt them over 350 yards?
I found my true adjustment-for-my-scoliosis today, an even better one than the angled foot line adjustment.
And I found it by figuring out that I actually have two swing arcs because of the spinal twist and the nature of a circular golf swing.
Believe it or not, there is no swing model or mechanical action that would allow me to swing on the same arc back from the ball and down again to it, and it’s due to the way my body moves with the scoliosis.
I have to swing on a smaller takeaway arc (red) using my left arm (my spine bends to the left and twists my shoulders to the left), and then swing down on a larger arc (yellow) down and through the ball.
And here’s the kicker – I don’t alter my actual swing motion in any way.
I swing back from where my club head is on the red arc line as if the ball is actually there, then when I swing down and through, the club head arc is on the yellow line, and the ball simply gets in the way.
That, my friends, is why it’s taken me the over-10 years of research to say, “This is the standard optimal golf swing model-“ because I was constantly mucking up my research with observations from my own swing, which is a markedly different motion from people who don’t have scoliosis (and who aren’t left-handed swinging rightie, like yours truly).
That’s why I could never get my swing plane away from the steep and over-the-top action you see above – because no matter what stance or mechanics I used, my down swing arc was outside of my back swing arc!
Only hand-eye coordination allowed me to even make contact at all, but now I know the source of all of my “what was that?“ shots on the golf course…
That’s why it took building a swing model for Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell before I knew what the optimal model looked and worked like.
Jerry “BT” Crowell, PGA Swings MCS PP
And that has only taken 18 months or so, from when we began working on building him a model, and my declaring that the optimal athletic and mechanical golf swing model, based on the Classic Golf Swing principles of the game’s greats – is the MCS “Perfect Pivot” model and explanation.
BT Swings MCS PP – DTL
If I didn’t have scoliosis, I likely would have arrived at the same model I have now – in about 18 months to two years from when I began back in 2005.
Funny thing is, I don’t mind that it took longer – the confusion over what was a proper position/move for myself, versus a person built to more standard specs, made me look at everything under the sun, and ensured that I spent enough years looking at different swing models to be secure in my findings.
And having figured out my personal adjustment to come as close to the model as possible, I’ll be hitting the ball better each day, just as one should when working on technique.
I’ve reached the “Working on Free Throws” stage, now.
And man, oh man, does DJ love his adjusted swing so far:
I will try to discuss more of this during the rest of the week, but I will be returning to the finishing the “MCS – Perfect Pivot“ video mode tomorrow morning.
Still, it was a blessing to rest the fried brain cells today and just get out there and swing, and figure out the adjustment I figured out today.
Who coulda known?
More to come!