It was a “drill,” if you will, complete with that “one major move” meme that has come to life with the mechanics.
This wouldn’t be the same wall as the one you saw in “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing,” either…
It has everything, actually – you can’t perform the drill properly unless you’re in the proper MCS address position, which is the “Leaning A” bias with the right set to the legs and hips.
I even proved how easy it was if you know the MCS fundamentals – I was having a Skype chat with Welshman, who happened to be in Bristol, England, and who has been assisting me in the development of the tutorial concepts for the new video, when the concept “hit me,” I told him about it.
Back To The Wall… But Not This Wall…
He promptly got up and tried it while I watched, and he looked great – how else are you going to look when you make that flawless “floating pivot?”
We had been talking about how the terminology will change with the upcoming “E = MCS” video, because I no longer like the words “shift” and “weight,” which makes some people think of and do things that cause lateral motion.
Let me put this to you all right now – the body’s weight doesn’t “shift” during pivots, either back or down swing.
The only time the weight shifts, really, is on the follow-through and finish, to end up on the left foot and leg when you had begun the swing on both feet.
What you need to be doing is “transferring pressure” from parts of the feet to other parts of the feet.
Sample Diagram Of Sectioned Feet
And, while performing the drill I told him about Welshman only had to think of the pressure transfer and the “one major move,” and bang – he was pivoting back flawlessly.
His issue, because we haven’t had much time to work on his swing due to the video project and the fact that he has his own life and business, is actually in the down swing sequence (sound familiar, Wax Nation?).
This time, while at the top, instead of saying “shift the weight to XYZ” or something similar, I said, “Now transfer the pressure to XYZ,” and bang – there was the down swing action without the high trailing heel or the early shoulder turn!
So, even as I’ve been working on what I had originally planned for this video, the delays in completing the shooting have been golden opportunities to keep coming up with ways to conceptualize the swing action.
It’s getting simpler and simpler, and even the concepts are getting pretty basic here. If you can find a wall, if you can think of holding a serving platter up with one hand, and if you can understand how the pressure transfer works – you’ll be there.
But it all begins and ends with that most crucial part of the swing, which is the foundation – the stance and setup before you begin to move at all…
Another rainy day, and perhaps tomorrow I’ll get that final shooting day in. I’m continuing to work on the tutorial however.
I have to say though – if I had finished and released the video already, it wouldn’t have the two things I’ve just written about this morning. So, it would still have been the best video I’ve made to date – but it’s getting better by the day!
If you haven’t pre-ordered “E = MCS” but plan on getting the download upon release, you can make sure not to miss release day – let me know and you’ll get a shout-out email on release day with a link to the download!
Won’t Be Long Now…