I have to hand it to David D., because he may have single-handedly kicked off the “Beyond Perfect Pivot” video concept, which I had envisioned as an accessory to the MCS Trilogy Series, which ends, of course with the “MCS – Perfect Pivot” video.
What David did, while we were working on his swing that day (primarily the address position – if you nail the Fundamentals Trifecta, you’ll be in great shape to start your swing), was focus on getting it all down.
So he pulled out his phone to take video at certain times when I discussed a concept with him.
“Wait a minute, wait a minute, let me get this on my phone!” he’d say, and then we’d continue.
David D. & DJ – July 2012
We’ve known each other since 2010 when he first emailed me about the MCS swing, and we met for the first time in 2012 and have seen each other once or twice a year since then.
So, that session was on Monday, and yesterday I received an email from him that read in part:
I went to the range yesterday to test the new swing. I only hit balls off the tee and only with my hybrids, 3 wood and driver.
I hit 100 balls. I am guessing that 30 were hit properly and were beautiful… most of the time I was not able to get the feel I had when with you… I kept wishing that you were sitting in a chair behind me telling me what I was doing incorrectly.
When I came home I reviewed the videos and saw that I had not followed your instruction to both bend and move the left knee… I tried that in my basement and I could see the difference. I think it is a key point to emphasize if we make the video.
I will watch the videos a few times more.
That is the funny thing, how people swing so much better when I’m standing there observing, than when I’m not.
A funny incident – back in April when I was visiting DKondo in Arizona and we held a Wax SouthWest Summit, one of the gents down at the end of the line was hitting the ball beautifully, as I watched him.
I moved down the line to help the others, and when I got back to him, he sighed and said, “DJ, could you do me a favor and just stand there for the rest of the day while I hit balls? It’s so much better when you’re standing there!”
Of course, it’s just a psychological thing – I’m not swinging the club, whether I’m standing watching or not, so I imagine that my being there makes the swinger focus more on what I’ve been saying to them, and the swing is just that much better.
Anyways, David forwarded me 11 short clips that he’d shot while I was talking (I thought he’d only taken a half-dozen!), with the comment:
I am e-mailing to you the 11 videos I took. They are a model of clarity.
And he was correct – I’ve watched them all and they are great crystalizers on the parts with which many people struggle.
Sample From Clips – Iron Swing DTL
You’ll notice that in the earlier email, he said he was going to watch them a few more times.
So, when he has, he should and will be swinging as well as here below, without me there, as when I’m standing watching him, and notice his excellent left knee action that he mentioned in the email:
That is the best thing you can do, my friends, whether you have the MCS Ultimate Leverage, the Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing, the MCS Perfect Pivot video, or all of them.
The secret to MCS swinging is in every one of those videos. Laid out in different terms and concepts, but they’re in there.
Watch them as many times as you can, because they are jam-packed with content!
But I do believe there is a definite place for a “Beyond Perfect Pivot” for those devoted to MCS-ing their golf swings. I’ll look to that when I have completed the upcoming MCS Short Game project.
Thanks to David D. for the great idea, and to all Wax Nation for keeping me doing this when I figured I had finished with it all.
There are a few nuggets left in the stream, what say we pan them out?
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.**
**”MCS – Perfect Pivot” is Part 3 of the “MCS Golf Swing Trilogy,” now available for download!