But, it’s probably time to give everyone the heads-up, as I’ve always said I don’t hold anything back – I did hint on it, after all, with my “E = MCS” musings during the winter months.
And the link I’ve found over the winter is the concept I’ve been searching for to make it the simplest explanation yet of how to perform the swing using the MCS Golf Swing model.
First, let’s look at the evolution of the MCS Golf Swing theory in terms of stages…
I originally talked about Jack Nicklaus’ back swing pivot being the best leveraged pivot you would find anywhere back in the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing,” video (Part 1 of the MCS Trilogy Series).
Next, I showed how to combine that back swing pivot action with Ben Hogan’s “floating pivot” concept, to maximize that effect on the back swing, in Part 2 of the Series, “MCS – Perfect Pivot.”
Then in Part 3, “MCS – Dropping The Hammer,” I brought the ponies down the home stretch to illustrate how Mike Dunaway’s down swing action was about as mechanically-optimal as you are going to get, simply because you can’t leverage down swing better than Dunaway did with the low or flat trailing heel impact with the extended right arm release through impact.
If you can find something better than any three of those, I can assure you that you will have found something along the lines of turning lead into gold, because these three components combined are as good as it gets.
Nicklaus is one of the longest hitting and straightest players ever on the PGA Tour at his best, and Hogan was the most accurate and consistent, and Mike Dunaway of course was the father of modern long driving.
So, it’s one thing for me to have isolated those three components to put together in one swing model, all of which 3 components passing the most important test of all – are they mechanically-sound, and not only MCS but optimal?
This is the trick – there are infinite variations possible with the MCS Golf Swing model, both in the positioning and the mechanical action once swinging, which will make a swing mechanically-correct, but different from another mechanically-correct action.
However, as with anything, there is only one optimal way, and if you can put everything together both positionally and mechanically – then, you’re there.
Well, you can always swing better than you are swinging currently, if you do the work to tighten any of the three aspects of the swing (address position, back swing pivot, down swing), and using the 3 Pillars, formerly the “Dropping The Hammer” concept, I have not only found my optimal position (and will know soon enough if it’s there mechanically), I can explain it.
I’ve been looking at the difference between how I swing the SwingRite training tool without hitting balls:
And I’ve been wracking my brain to put together WHAT I was doing in this swing action you see above, to see why this way of swinging was so much more powerful and faster than my usual method of applying the MCS principles.
Above, you see what I’ve been doing it for some time in the macro sense – “floating pivot” back swing complete with the “floating heel” and the stable right-biased head position, free hip turn, and of course the “throw” release down swing action.
However – above, I was able to swing harder and faster than ever before, and have that right foot stay completely flat until well past the impact position, and without actually trying to do it – meaning, I was swinging in a way that produced the flat heel impact rather than the high heel, not trying to keep it down.
I knew how to do it when I didn’t think about anything more than the Swing Point, the Swing Arc and the Hands (the 3 Pillars), you can see it above, but as I worked my way to getting that same action in my actual golf swing, I ran into the old barrier between doing something great using instinct, and then not being able to replicate it purposely with the actual club on a ball.
I believe I’m there. Not in figuring out the swing, but in – how does one even explain the difference? Not in figuring out the swing, but in figuring it out to know it, do it, and explain it.
I’ll know how close I am today, but regardless of whether I nail it today, I have the concept and the visual that produced the action you see above, and it’s so unbelievably simple that I think many of you will weep when I reveal it.
I’ve been killing myself with restraint in not saying anything until I was close, and now I’m close.
And I’ll say this – whatever you thought about my golf swing before today – you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet…
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!”