I have reached mid-150 mph in ball speed swinging the Momentus Power Driver, which compared to the PGA Touraverage ball speed of 165 mph, shows just what leverage alone can do for your golf swing.
I would wager that, since I only began swinging it in the past couple of weeks, I could reach the mid-160’s with it, which would completely destroy the modern golf swing’s claim to being the way to generate power and leverage, wouldn’t you think?
I get a lot of people saying, “It’s very confusing to talk about the C7 being the swing point,” but the plain and simple issue is that if you’re struggling with stability in the pivot, then you have to make yourself understand it.
When the old instruction saw went “don’t move your head,” this is what they were talking about, whether they knew it or not – likely it was something that was instinctual to the more natural swingers, but it doesn’t mean you can’t understand it because there was a time I myself didn’t get it.
There was one thing, way back even before I began my swing research, that was particularly fascinating about Ben Hogan’s swing.
There was a liquid smoothness to his irons that you just don’t see nowadays, and it was only after years of looking at swings of every sort that I realized what it was – it was the effortless swing action that is produced by position and the pivot, and by position, I mean the address.
Of course, with the position comes the requisite mechanical action, but you can’t have the proper mechanical action without compensatory moves unless the starting position is proper.
Think of a basketball free-throw or baseball pitch, for two examples – you can have “perfect” free-throw technique or a “perfect” pitching delivery, mechanics-wise – but if you are not positioned properly, you won’t hit the target.
I don’t know how many of you are into math, but I will make a comparison with a problem that’s been bedeviling me for years upon years, no matter what I did to try to adjust for it.
That issue was the scoliosis, wherein in my spine is bent to the left and twisted in a staircase-type spiral, making me bend to the left with open shoulders when I stand naturally with my feet parallel to what would be the target line.
I took the Momentus Heavy Driver to the range yesterday to begin proving that the Modern Golf Swing bunk about “using the ground” for power is exactly that, bunk, as well as to disprove that golf swings today have to be different because of the lighter equipment.
If that were true, I’d have to use a different swing for a regular driver, a long driver and yet a third swing action for the Momentus Heavy Driver, correct?