Now, I’m not one to make fun of people hitting balls at range – they’re all trying, but the guy who photo-bombed a certain segment of my video has to be seen to be believed.
From among the sharp-eyed viewers, I got an early morning (or late night) email from Larry S, who has been to the Salem Ridge range and who also mentioned the swing I will show below (and I told Larry that this particular person has made me move my location in the past to avoid showing him), and I didn’t notice him behind me on the video shoot until it was too late.
So, he gets a starring role in the “Dropping The Hammer” segment (for those of you who didn’t catch him, or who have yet to watch your downloads, he shows up in the “Release & Finish” segment in Part II, and he makes more than one funky swings from 22:00 on, but the featured swing is at the 28:15).
Before I get to that though, I was just going through some of my blog media files, and when I came across the picture I made of Jack Nicklaus’ address back in the classic golf swing era, I was struck by something – I’ve always stressed the importance of the address position and especially the arms at address, but look at Jack’s right arm, and my right arm as I’m explaining the “Dropping The Hammer” concept to David D:
If you want to know why Jack Nicklaus was such a bomber, then all you need to know is that there is a reason he is featured in “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video (Part 1 of the MCS Trilogy Series) for my demonstration of how to pivot with the “floating heel” for maximum leverage.
I have also said that Nicklaus’ face-on address position from early in his career is nearly identical to the MCS address position, and you can see that clearly when you look at them together above – as I said, I didn’t really invent the MCS “floating pivot” swing model as much as I compiled it from the best parts of the greatest players’ swings from the Classic Golf Swing era.
So, as I also said before, the “Dropping The Hammer” concept is not a new swing component – it’s a concept I came up with to explain how I and other power swingers are able to hit 350 yard drives without breaking our backs (not talking about the modern guys here, but the classic swingers) – the conceptual explanation is new, but it’s nothing new to power production.
About that other thing…
Ian Poulter Shanks
Thanks to targettom for sending me the link to Ian Poulter’s 2nd shank in the same event, apparently (he shanked one the day before) – gotta be a record for Tour pro, but I think I have a swing that has this one beat, hands-down:
Best Modern Golf Swing Fail EVER…
From the “MCS – Dropping The Hammer” Video
All I can say about that is… “Wow…” But let’s go to the checklist for a modern golf swing:
1 Wide Stance – Check
2 Planted Heel Back Swing – Check
3 “Using The Ground…” CHECK!
Thanks to everyone for your awesome feedback on the video – I was delighted at the reception and I was thinking last night that as great as the “Ultimate Leverage” video was for everyone when I released it two years ago – its replacement to make the “Kinesiology,” “Perfect Pivot” and “Dropping The Hammer” videos the new MCS Trilogy Series makes perfect sense.
I would actually, if watching the Trilogy for the first time, say that you can watch “Kinesiology” first and then, really, you could watch “Dropping The Hammer” before “Perfect Pivot” if you wish, but there really is no right or wrong order – they are parts 1, 2 and 3 based on the chronology of their production.
And with that, I am happy to have finished the video project in time to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday – happy weekend to everyone!
Want to learn more about the MCS Golf Swing Theory? Try one of DJ’s “Secrets of the MCS” video shorts available via download.
“Dropping The Hammer!”