Full Extension Release – Swings From Saturday

impact & releaseI have some video from Saturday, as I mentioned in the posting that day, on the concept of having more extended release action through the ball for more leverage, more power, more speed, more consistency – everything you want in a concept.

I myself have had a good deal of trouble, not with grasping the concept itself, but in how to make that move being a left-dominant and left-handed person who swings right-handed.

So, the “pulling” part of a swing is as crucial as the “pushing” component, unfortunately most people get the “pulling” all too well and don’t really get the “pushing” concept.

Hitting 7 Iron & Driver

I’m working on some things in the hopes of being able to explain and demonstrate not just a passable, consciously performed down swing move, but to show how it can be coordinated from the transition, in the sequencing, if you will, so that it’s a perfectly natural and unconscious move.

impact & release

As you can see in the above sequence, in the space of 3 frames shot at 30 fps, you go from extended left arm and flexed right arm to both arms extended (more or less), to right arm extended and left arm flexing.

That entire sequence occurs in 1/15th of a second.  So, good luck trying to time something like that.

You can’t do this consciously, it must be part of the natural flow of the swing action and release.

This has all been discussed and addressed in the Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing as well as the MCS “Perfect Pivot” videos, but this is as good as I’ve been able to do it myself, with an eye on nailing how to explain it.


More on this when I have some time.


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

hogan pivot

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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5 thoughts on “Full Extension Release – Swings From Saturday

  1. D Watts Post author

    A safe flight home to HKGolf, who is on the other side of the continent in Vancouver, B.C. – next time, plan a stop-over in Toronto, HK – or perhaps I’ll have to go and see you over there! 😉

  2. Laser

    “nailing how to explain it”

    Well, I haven’t tried to explain it on paper. But, I think Hogan left us a clue. In a book that’s largely about the outside bones (Five Lessons), on page 58 there’s an illustration with the caption, “…the INSIDE MUSCLES that the golfer should use…”

    The illustration in Five Lessons isn’t any help, but I think the caption nailed it. Coordinated people such as yourself use their “core” and swing from the inside, out. (This shouldn’t be mistaken for torso.) Anyway, that’s how people can come up with the analogy of being able to perform the swing in a telephone booth.

    Now, it there was just some easy way to explain on paper what the “core” is, what it’s attached to, and how it works, and that you actually have two cores (right & left) that are interconnected…and whether somebody should think about the way it connects to the swing (which boils down to intent, not micromanaging).

    In other words, I’m saying that you were right when you wrote, “The thing that made them [the all-time greats] so accurate and repeatable was not apparent or readily visible – it was their internal machine, working along it’s intended design.”

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