The baseball swing is NOT like the golf swing in one major aspect that was never touched upon, if you’re going to try what the lady instructor just did (apologies, I didn’t catch her name as I was writing my morning posting and just happened to catch it – I had TGC on to see what the players are doing at this week’s Honda Classic).
And what is that aspect?
The shoulders are completely open to the field of play in the baseball swing impact, and they must be square in the golf swing impact.
Not a minor difference. In fact, it makes all the difference in the world.
I watched very closely when the lady delivering the analogy was swinging the baseball bat, and she indeed swung correctly, with her shoulders completely open to the imaginary “field of play” at the impact part, as you would see below in a real swing and impact:
She did NOT look like this:
Taken From “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” Video
The lady in question then went on to say, “now just swing your golf club like a baseball bat,” and proceeded to hit a ball using some baseball swing analogy, and she left out the most important part – that her shoulders did not open to the target at impact, but were square.
And if you’re going to leave that crucial part out, then both the analogy and the drills are useless. In fact, they’re worse than useless, they’re very harmful to the notion of performing a proper golf swing.
I wish I had known this was coming so I could have recorded it.
So, if you’re going to try to follow that analogy, remember the crucial difference between the baseball and golf swings – that the shoulders must remain behind the “line of scrimmage” until impact, something I stress in all of the MCS swing videos in the MCS Trilogy.
Beware what you watch and copy on TV when it comes to the golf swing!
This concludes DJ’s public service announcement for the day.
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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