Reason being – I showed Blake this concept yesterday while we worked on his down swing sequencing, and his big miss had one source that I finally caught yesterday – the left hip slide.
It was an old habit that he had when he was younger and played a big push-draw, and that’s the only kind of shot you’re going to hit successfully if you’re sliding the hips out of the “box” that you create at address.
The thing was he wasn’t doing it in Murietta when I was in California last month consulting with him, but that old habit came back out of the blue yesterday, and I was scratching my head wondering what was going on before I saw the hip slide.
Boom – New MCS Throw Drill
“Let’s do a little throw drill,” I said.
So, first we went over the down swing sequence and where he was sliding the hips even when he was trying not to (old habits can return, and they are a devil to get rid of if you aren’t sure of the proper sequencing), then I had him throw some balls.
You’ll notice something as well – I was trying to get him to not slide at all, so the aim point for his throw was off the right toe, but guess what?
He said he could get a really good down swing pivot action when he threw the ball at the driver ball positiion – exactly what’s in the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video as well as the New MCS video series, and without me telling him that!
Why did he come up with that diagonal aim point?
Well, because that’s the angle… the swing angle. Yes, that swing angle…
And by the end of the session, the kid with the twisting left foot – had no twisting left foot.
Now, you don’t get rid of something like that in one day, so we’ll be working on it again today, but when you finally get a hold of what’s been causing that “big miss,” you can be sure that things are going to get a whole lot better, and quickly.
Back to work today, and I’m excited to get out and work some more on that down swing pivot.
Want to learn more about the MCS Golf Swing Theory? Try one of DJ’s “Secrets of the MCS”video shorts available via download.
Or you can download the very latest MCS Golf Swing video “MCS – Perfect Pivot“ based on the flawless pivot action of Ben Hogan.