The “One Major Move” + Pressure Plating = Proof

I have been doing more work on the “pressure plate” concept that I actually talked about in the very first video (“MCS – Ultimate Leverage”) of the model that has become the standard MCS Golf Swing Theory model.

Back then, it looked a lot simpler, but of course, it’s been nearly three years since I developed that model (two others being the one emulating Mike Austin’s swing theory, the other being the “New MCS” model of 2013), so the new concept will be far more sophisticated than the previous one.

The first illustration I came up with back then was this:


But of course, I showed something a little more involved with yesterday’s posting showing the different areas of focus with a little more detailed diagram:


And to show you how the model has evolved, while still remaining the same model (the mechanics haven’t changed, and the stance will be slightly different from the previous “Trilogy” videos however), this is what I would show as the stance compared to the model introduced back in early 2015:


Side Note

This (above) is what the past winter’s work has come to, beginning with my trying to find a permanent solution to my inability to address the ball in the standard way as others, due to my spinal deformity.

Not to go off-topic too far, but let me say – yes, I was able to figure out a way for myself and others to be able to take a standard stance with regards to foot line angle, and swing even the driver with a roughly parallel stance line.

The solution came when I simply got into a stance with my feet like the new plate diagram above, and focused on what my hips and legs were doing with my shoulders.

To make this story short, because the explanation of course will be provided in the upcoming “E = MCS” video – I determined that the stance is not what you adjust if you have physical differences, rather the ball position on the ground!

I had to angle my stance in order to address the ball the way the standard model dictated, but once I let my body determine where the ball should be once I was in my proper stance – the alignment problems disappeared!

Back to the topic at hand…


Now, there are two major things that I will use to enable you, if you’re having problems with the pivot, to make it very easy and natural:

  • The “One Major Move” concept, combined with the new Wall Pivot Drill and
  • The new “Pressure Plate” description of where the pressure is at address, where you transfer it on the back swing pivot and where you transfer it to initiate the down swing.

If you get the Wall Pivot Drill, which I can’t imagine anybody won’t be able to, you’ll be halfway there.

If you can combine the plate concepts on pressure transfer in the golf swing with the “One Major Move” that you get from the Wall Pivot Drill… then it’s game, set and match, provided you build the proper address stance to make the swing as free and easy as a basketball free-throw.

I’m serious about this – unless you have a physical problem that makes it impossible to move your hips and legs the way you would with the Wall Pivot Drill – it doesn’t get any simpler to swing than this.

I have done more theory work on the swing model (and made more progress), I would say, in the last six months, than in the previous years combined, something I mentioned to Welshman last week.

The model is the model, as I’ve said repeatedly, but I’ve also said that there are infinite variations you can make within the model and still retain its essence, so I haven’t really created a “new” model as much as I’ve been refining the standard model to get where we are now.

Exactly where we are now, you’ll see soon!

Address Vs Impact

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4 thoughts on “The “One Major Move” + Pressure Plating = Proof

  1. Laser

    I suggest that some stance issues might disappear, if people had a better idea of what they were setting up to DO.

    I like your .gif above, with the stance indicators. And, I love watching that diagonal from your left foot to your right hand. That makes a nice whip (with help along the other diagonal). That might just be what I’m trying to do. But, this blog isn’t about me, it’s about you.

    1. D Watts Post author

      That gif. is from a movement I did while introducing the “MCS – Ultimate Leverage” video, and I this year added the stance lines to make it look more machine-like… you’re not the first person to like it.

      As for your last sentence – Wrong – the blog is about the swing! I just happen to run it 😉

      1. Laser

        Just for me personally, I like the feeling of a “takeaway” or windup starting right foot to left hand–that ties in with what you’ve been writing about pressure, and also with your “feel” of the right “hip” getting behind you. At some point in the backswing, the opposite diagonal across the back becomes more dominant (pulling), but I’m not really conscious of it–too much is involved. It’s in the realm of athletics.

        Then, that .gif is exactly what I like for the downswing.

        1. D Watts Post author

          Athletics… there’s the word.

          When you set up properly (and I’d say, optimally, because you can have a proper swing without it being the absolute perfection of a model), you will make the best use of the diagonal motion that the boy performs naturally.

          I love the way the model have evolved from being one way for lefty pullers and another way for rightie throwers or “pushers.”

          With the proper set up, you use all of the natural leverage available, and that way has been lost with the disconnection of the body halves in the modern swing voodoo.

          You don’t have to break your back to create “tension” in the swing. Set up and pivot properly, and it’s there in spades.

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