Video Shoot Day 2 Complete – On To The Tutorial!

Video Shoot Day 2 is now in the books and after reviewing all of the video, I can now say that the initial portion of the “E = MCS” video production is completed, and I can now move on to the tutorial portion.

The weather has been doing its best to spoil the party but there was enough dry weather between the last days of rain and the current cloudy-rainy-thunderstormy stuff to get the job done.

So, I now have the task of shooting the tutorial, which shouldn’t take more than a day, and if everything goes according to plan, I’ll be into production sometime on or shortly following the weekend with a June release still very feasible.

From the upcoming “E = MCS” video…

One thing I am foreseeing with this video is that it will be so much simpler to understand and perform the MCS swing, now that I’ve reached “maximum simplicity,” as I would call it.

What has helped to make it so simple in explanation and execution (once you grasp the complete concept) has been the re-tooled “dropping the hammer” concept which made its first appearance in the MCS video of that title during last winter.

Even while working on this video, I kept taking some time to just hit some balls and look at my own form using the new concept, and as I showed last week, I’m swinging better than I ever have, and with a much tighter “floating pivot” action.

The “floating pivot,” you’ll remember, is different from the term “floating heel,” so I’ll likely replace “floating heel” with “lifting heel” or “separating heel” to keep that distinction.

“Floating pivot” came about as a term I used, for those who weren’t around during the “Wax Golf Ben Hogan Project,” to describe a pivot in which the entire body pivot around a “floating” head that remains more or less stable, if not absolutely frozen in place:

Keeping the head stable is not the actual purpose of that part of the swing – it is the result of making a pivot properly using the hips and legs instead of restricting the hips deliberately or keeping the leading foot firmly planted to achieve that purpose, and when you pivot in this manner, where the head appears to “float” in place beneath the turning body… you will get awesome results.

When the head remains stable during the back swing (and if you can keep it stable through the down swing into impact, in fact), the more consistent and repeatable your action will be, due to the fact that your swing point (the C7 or the base of the neck in the back) is staying in the same place, which turns the body into an “Iron Byron” of sorts – the body is in motion, but the swing point isn’t:

Last Week – 5 Iron Swing

And when you can start getting that very stable swing point while still using the hips and legs to power the pivot, you will see a marked increase in your leveraging and power, as I found out when I caved in my driver face the same day I was swinging like this, on the day the Welshman got a real-time demo of the concept with his phone:

A Taste Of What’s Coming…

I know there are people who’ve been reading my blogging on the mechanically-correct golf swing for years now, but even they will never have seen my swing looking as tight and efficient as it does right now, and it all has to do with the setup methods that I’ve combined (the “measurement” method from the original MCS video, with the the “dropping the hammer” concept) to create a great way to set up every time.

So, things are proceeding rather nicely, and the only glitch has been the spotty weather, but I do not foresee any major delays – I updated everyone who pre-ordered the video last week and, while I likely won’t be able to release it on June 19th, it is looking for solid for a June release.

More to come!


4 thoughts on “Video Shoot Day 2 Complete – On To The Tutorial!

  1. msattler2013

    Looking good , I sure wish I could keep my head still like that . I struggle to keep it behind the ball , let along still !!

    1. D Watts Post author

      Seems to be a big problem for those who struggle with a consistent swing, and for good reason. Working on fixing that for you, MS 🙂

  2. Laser

    “the C7 or the base of the neck in the back”

    –I think that’s the most accurate way that you’ve phrased it. Being a right-hander, I’m thinking of the right side of the base of the neck, in the back. When I type this LINK

    it’s easy to see that the “shoulder” muscles back there are attached to the C7. The only way to immobilize the C7 would be to immobilize the right shoulder.

    1. D Watts Post author

      The only way to immobilize the C7 would be to immobilize the right shoulder.

      That quote right there gets to the root of your not understanding the concept, Laser – I’ve never said to keep the C7 “immobile” or to “immobilize” it, rather to keep it stable in position.

      That means, it doesn’t move significantly to the left or the right, nor up or down – if I stand completely erect and turn my head back and forth from left to right, but I don’t let it move from left to right or up and down, then even though it’s turning, it remains stable in position.

      That’s what “stable C7” or “stable swing-point” means. Not that you’ve frozen it, but that it’s stable in position while you’re swinging.

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