Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing – Back Up!

kinesiology screen capI had taken “Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing” down from downloading availability while I was finishing the “MCS – Perfect Pivot video because I was originally planning an omnibus with “PP.”

Of course, the best laid schemes gang aft agley, and the time crunch meant that I had to confine the “Perfect Pivot” video to explaining and demonstrating Ben Hogan’s pivot in combination with the MCS address position (the Fundamentals Trifecta or simply “Formula”) for the proper mechanics.

I am looking into that eventual omnibus video that would not only detail the various ways you can swing (with mechanical-correctness, that is, because that’s exactly what MCS Golf Swing Theory is about), along with the swing model and mechanics for the perfect pivot (the action and model are perfect, and the closer you get as a non-perfect biological entity, the better you will swing).

Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing Info

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For now I will simply put “Kinesiology” back up for download, and of course there is a combo deal for those who want both “Kinesiology” and “Perfect Pivot” in their collection of MCS swing videos.

As I’ve explained in responding to inquiries about “Kinesiology” that it is a comprehensive detailing of how to swing with the Classic Golf Swing action of the floating heel.

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As well as (if one truly insists on swinging that way, for whatever reason), how to swing with a planted or minimal lifting leading heel, the MCS way to swing in the “Modern Golf Swing” style without actually rubber-band twisting the torso against the hips.

You heard on the weekend that Jordan Spieth and his coach were working on his getting “deeper in the right hip” on the back swing, which is fundamentally impossible with a planted leading heel – unless your leading leg is made of rubber and can stretch, of course…

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So, if Spieth and his coach continue on that route, you can expect more “Fore left!” swings (remember that restricted hips mean “Fore left”) and even more right bail-outs with the open face to prevent going left – lots of fun and adventure for Jordan and his coach, if that’s what they’re going to try to do.

For anyone else who wishes to swing with a planted heel – I don’t advise it, because it isn’t natural, but if you insist on it – do it the MCS way, at least, and save your body from the damage you’ll inflict on it with the traditional Modern Golf Swing models.

Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing Info

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Want to learn more about the MCS Golf Swing Theory? Try one of DJ’s “Secrets of the MCS”video shorts available via download.

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Or you can download the very latest MCS Golf Swing video “MCS – Perfect Pivot based on the flawless pivot action of Ben Hogan.


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4 thoughts on “Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing – Back Up!

  1. Starr Collins

    DJ I have a question on the MCS set-up I hope you can clear up for me. I probably missed it somewhere but in all the videos I have from you I haven’t seen a more detailed reason for this, so I always wanted to ask.

    You advocate an angled foot line (closed) as the easiest most efficient way to address the ball and make the floating pivot. I use this for my driver, 3 wood, and long irons trying to stay square with my shoulders and I move toward a more square foot line position as I get down to my shorter irons and wedges. Your quote, i think in the Hogan Project was, “you would never advocate an open position at address even with the shorter irons.”

    Hogan, in five lessons, believes being open with his shorter irons made him more accurate, though shorter. Since the most common miss with a short iron is usually a pull, at least it is for me, wouldn’t opening your stance a little help to preset a cleared hip position to reduce the pulling potential with the shorter swing for the shorter clubs? Especially when with the wedges distance isn’t the primary concern.

    I know you did say square was OK but I guess I just want to know why you believe kinesthetically an open position at address isn’t sound with MCS?

    Not that I am trying to stir the pot more on this but I think it is also the one address point you and Brandel differ on as well. He believes a lot of legendary swingers were somewhat open at address.

    I’m a little confused..

    1. D Watts Post author

      A lot of them were, Starr, as well as Hogan with certain clubs.

      Standing “open” to the target is fine as long as you’re swinging square to your “aiming” or starting ball flight line.

      Meaning, if I aim left of the target and set up that way, then I use my club face to fade the ball, that is standing “open” to the target, but I’m swinging square to the line of flight.

      What some pros did and do now is they stand open to the target and then try to swing on a line going through the target – that is not mechanically sound, so I can’t support it, whomever did it. Fred Couples wrecked his back doing that, and so did Tiger with his standing square to the target line and then trying to “swing left.”

      If you are going to stand open to your target and then try to swing down the target line, you’re going to risk lower back issues, and I don’t support anything that risks injury. If it is an injury risk, it doesn’t make MCS.

      I have never said the classic swingers were perfect. What they were, was much more mechanically sound in their swings.

      Jack Nicklaus hit the ball enormous distances, but the way he describes hitting a power fade is the same way I would tell people to do it – aim at a target left of the actual target and use the club face to produce the fade:

      …all you do to play a fade is aim your body slightly left (as Jim is making sure I’m doing above), open the clubface, and make the exact same swing.

      That is mechanically sound, and Hogan did himself no favors with that open wedge stuff – he was known to have to hit balls all day, every day, in order to stay sharp. Nicklaus didn’t.

      Hogan did one thing (pivot) that I would tell others to do, and he did 10 things that I would advise against.

      Nicklaus did one thing I wouldn’t do (stand square to the target line) but he did 10 things that I would tell people to do.

      Go with Nicklaus, Starr.

      Nicklaus was the greatest player and the greatest swinger of the greats – for a good reason. Now, he wasn’t as accurate as Hogan, but he was miles longer and very accurate himself, and he didn’t have to practice all day to stay sharp.

      There is no need for confusion – you will choose to do what you want to do, at the end of the day. I am simply here to tell you what I think about the golf swing and why.

      Standing open-stanced and swinging “at the target” is not sound (ask Fred), so I reject it for that reason.

  2. Starr Collins

    DJ,

    Thank you for your well thought through answer. I get it now and it makes perfect sense.

    I knew there was a reason you had and lining up your body open to your swing path makes sense to me in the context of it promoting injury.

    I started following you 4 years ago because I blew out my L-5 swinging with a planted heel and the modern swing most of my life and you have always steered me in the right direction with regard to that old injury. Today at 57 I hit it farther and better and have the lowest handicap of my life without even a twinge of pain anymore in my lower back. I know this is due to your swing advice and I haven’t ever strayed from it. I think I’ll stay with that formula thank you very much. .

    I still pull the occasional short iron and thought this might help me. But I see that there is probably another reason for that I need to look to.

    Thanks again.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Welcome, Starr! If you are pulling short irons, it’s most likely an alignment or swing angle issue. Stay behind that line of scrimmage 😉

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