If you want a simple pictorial illustration of why MCS is the optimal model for the golf swing, let me show you simply how it harnesses leverage over muscle power, creating the effortless-looking swing that you can create with it.
I’ve talked about the “dropping the hammer” concept and how it helps to set up the impact position at address, but when I took it a step further and worked with it a little to combine it with a previous method of setting up the address, something very cool occurred.
That being, watch how close to my impact position my address position is, and this was an actual 7 iron swing (which you’ll see in the upcoming video):
Watch especially the head position at address vs impact, as well as the spine angle and leading foot – if there is one word that would accurately embody what you’re looking at, it would likely be “stability.”
Aside from the slight change in the leading arm position between address and impact (due to the slight difference in the club position at address and impact), the only difference you’re going to see, really, in the lower body, namely the legs and hips.
And that is expected, but it’s a very “quiet” looking transition from address to impact, wouldn’t you say?
How about the address face-on, vs the impact position?
Contrary to the Modern Golf Swing claim that its mechanics are to promote stability in the swing, the reality is the opposite when you look at modern swingers at impact.
I won’t bother comparing the address vs impact of a bunch of modern players, because they aren’t even close, but here is Justin Thomas’ change in position from address to impact, if we’re going to talk about stability:
Justin Thomas Address vs Impact
So, let’s talk about that “stability” for a moment when it comes to the modern swingers…
Here’s one of the top-ranked players in the world below.
There is a definite lack of stability (just watch the head through impact, and then watch the leading foot through impact) at the most important part of the swing, which is at impact:
Jordan Spieth Through Impact
So, creating “stability” by freezing the hips on the back swing (or restricting the turn) doesn’t mean a more stable swing.
All it means is that, by taking about the natural pivot action of the Classic Golf Swing, you will be robbing that swing of its natural leverage, which means you will have to manufacture that power and speed by other means, which usually involves a lot of motion through impact.
If the leading foot and head are moving around through impact, you will be relying on your hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills to create quality shots, and that gets increasingly difficult on days you aren’t “on,” and even days when you are but pressure arises.
Under the gun, you’re more likely to break down when using fine motor skills over gross motor movement (legs & hips).
So, you aren’t guaranteed to have a great swing just because you’re swinging the classic golf swing style, although you’re almost assuredly going to lower your risk of injury swinging.
But if you can build your optimal golf swing, which would have as little “movement” of the critical areas of the body during the swing, you’ll probably be swinging with a classic golf swing model.
And when you can implement the address setup concept that I’ve developed, you’ll truly be building an optimal model, and then you’ll be swinging with your optimal MCS action!