For example, a city further to the southeast on the shore of Lake Ontario (Hamilton) got 30-40 cm or 12″-15,” and I sure didn’t want that with spring less than a week away!
I am going to show you something from this morning’s sample swing clip with my work on my MCS swing model – and I’ll prove a couple of things to you. First, that you don’t have to actually be hitting balls to work on your swing motion, and second, that the swing for maximum power and speed is also the same one for playing golf, if you have the optimal model and motion.
In short, that’s the essence of “E = MCS” as a swing theory – Efficiency of motion equals the Mechanically-Correct Swing of the MCS model.
So, whether what you’re seeking is accuracy and consistency (playing golf) or maximum power and speed with mechanical soundness (long drive and also playing golf), you have what is below:
Above, you see a swing with more speed than any swings I’d ever made with the SwingRite training stick before the last few weeks, which would mean a translation to even higher club and ball speeds than I’ve generated to date (my max ball speed is 195 mph, and with a maximum Smash of 1.5, that would mean a minimum club impact speed of around 130 mph for that ball speed).
But this swing, if you watch carefully, has a near-perfect “floating pivot,” which I’ve used as the term to describe a swing motion where the head remains laterally stable during the swing from address to the top, and ideally down to impact:
I’ll also draw your attention to the vertical line at my left hip – even though I am performing a classic golf swing pivot with a floating heel back swing, look at how the hips never leave that line all the way to the top – the hips are turning in place like a barrel, hence my term of a proper pivot “turning the hips like a barrel!”
So, when you can perform a back swing pivot with a stable head, and not have any lateral hip action either, then you’re in true “floating pivot” country, and this is something that is covered in the MCS Trilogy series videos – there’s nothing new here!
The only thing that is new, is my finally getting to the point where my adjustments to account for my spinal twist and curve are getting me to where a person with a standard build would be able to do simply by following the MCS model as l’ve laid it out.
And whether I’m swinging a standard length driver or a long drive club, my stance and action will largely be the same, except for the adjustments you’d make to your stance with a longer club shaft, which applies from wedge to driver in any case.
The only difference between my regular driver swing and a long drive swing will be, simply, how hard I go after it, and what length shaft I’m using.
I’d done the lion’s share of the MCS Golf Swing Theory work long ago, and it’s only now beginning to come together for me personally because of my physical defects – but I told you all I’m going to be doing something different this year.
This is where I expected to be long ago, having figured out the optimal swing model. I don’t know if the birth defect was a curse or a blessing, because without it, I’d have learned a decent golf swing motion years ago and never have set out on this journey.
So, the fact that it hindered my personal progress is an irritant to me, but it also made me cover every single aspect of mechanically-correct motion exhaustively to find out where I was going wrong, and it turned out, the theory was bang-on, I had just misinterpreted my personal swing results as the model not working.
So, I’m making daily progress with my own stance and motion, and it’s time for the world to see what a proper golf swing model looks like – it looks like the classic golf swing of the past!
More to come.
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!”