I got hold of a visual concept halfway through the session that just worked so beautifully for me, I will eventually share this, because it is awesome.
So, now I have to figure out how to explain this visual concept (perhaps I’ll call it the “rocking horse concept”), and there are some other things that may help people who are still struggling with the pulling aspect of the swing leading them into an early rotation and over-the-top or pulled shots.
Look at that trailing foot action through the ball with both the legendary Mike Dunaway’s down swing, and now, DJ’s!
Mike Dunaway – DJ Diagonal Driver View
For now, I am still holding off on presenting video, as I’m not done with this and each day’s video would be obsoleted by the next day’s, as has happened with the three range sessions I’ve had this spring.
Day 1 Driver
Another thing I’m going to have to adjust to is the feel of a complete lack of “effort” in a properly leveraged swing.
The weight shift and pivot action provide most of the action, and the only issue I have is that, at least on the first day putting both sides together, I had a tendency to over-swing and turn to the target when I didn’t focus on just performing the swing action.
It’s a combination of having been used to the pulling early turn, as well as that when you swing properly, you don’t feel as though you’re swinging at all!
While the 9 irons that I hit seemed the same as usual, albeit very, very high and arcing flight as the previous day, the 7 and 5 irons were jaw-dropping in the distances I was flying them with what seemed little a simple pivot and weight shift.
And as you can see, the floating heel is back, because to fully leverage a golf swing, you have to have enough hip turn to cause this to happen – as I showed yesterday, you can swing with little to no heel float, but you won’t have full leverage and max power.
Many proponents of the so-called Modern Golf Swing will quickly say, “Yes, you want control and the restricted hip back swing gives you more control and stability,” but that’s the opposite of what you see on Tour when you watch TV…
Not More Stable…
You see guys with a restricted hip back swing twisting their torsos and lower backs to get more shoulder turn than what the hips will allow, and then you see them jumping off the leading foot, both because they’re not shifting from the right foot, but also to add more leverage to the down swing, because their pivot didn’t provide enough leverage.
That’s not a more stable and controlled swing than the one I use and that classic golf swingers employ:
Not More Controlled, Not More Stable…
So, I don’t see any reason to swing that way – with a proper hip turn, you don’t have to jump and twist this way.
So, all in all, I was delighted with the first day of using both sides to swing with a right-dominant motion.
I’ll have some iron swings to show later, but for now, I’m getting ready for the final round at the Masters… should be a fun finish, whoever wins!
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!”