I’ve said many times that the golf industry has no interest in making learning the golf swing easier.
Why would they? The latest $500 driver relies on them telling you that it’s the answer to your problems – until the next $500 driver is the answer to your problems.
And of course, the idea that you could learn a workable and reliable golf swing and then need no further lessons or instructions other than a tweak once in a while… that would be disastrous.
So, I don’t imagine that “E = MCS,” which is succeeding in showing how simple the golf swing can be (and should be), better than I had imagined or even hoped, based on the feedback I’ve been getting just a couple of days after completing it, will be a big hit with the industry’s power players.
But that’s fine – I didn’t start out on my golf research to find a way to make it more difficult and complicated, rather the opposite.
After a lifetime of competing in sports and having had to learn how to play hockey, baseball, basketball, how to train for track & field – I was not pleased that, when I took up golf, it seemed so complicated and difficult to learn, and the million little things about the swing that one was supposed to master, drove me insane.
All you’re doing, remember, is striking a stationary ball to move it a certain distance and on a certain line… that’s it.
How is it that professional athletes from other sports suddenly look so awkward trying to swing a golf club?
How is it that someone can hit an 85 mph slider but a little ball sitting on a tee or the ground causes so much angst for so many?
Could it be… that the way the swing is taught is just not the way it should be done?
Could it be… that the last thing the industry wants you to do is to figure out how simple a mechanically-correct golf swing can be?
I thought myself, the swing model I’ve developed over the years was pretty simple, but this year, having completed my model theory work, I really got down to simplifying it from what I’d built and…
If you can walk, and if you can bend over tee up a ball, and if you have the use of your hands and arms – you have the full range of motion required to swing a golf club!
Why does the “Pressure Plate” concept work so well with the people to whom I’ve shown, either directly or through the video?
Because, and I haven’t told anyone this until now – the way you move the hips and legs to pivot isn’t any more complicated than when you take a step to walk.
Of course, the simplicity comes from having figured out how to stand over the ball with the club in your hands, because even a simple free-throw in basketball gets more difficult if you don’t stand properly at the line and hold the ball properly.
But as you see if you watch a game, the guys with the proper stance and technique at the line make 9 out of 10 free throws all day long, all season long, throughout their entire careers, sometimes from high school on.
So, why is it that people have played golf all their lives and it seems to them that, the more instruction they seek out, the worse they get?
How many people have quit the game simply due to frustration with trying to figure out the swing?
How it that a guy like Tiger Woods could have been the best player ever over a ten year span (not the greatest career, that’s Jack), and suddenly couldn’t even figure out how to swing the club any more, to the point he wrecked his back and career?
How does the best player in the world not know how to swing a club without hurting himself, whether his name at the time is Tiger or Jason Day?
Remember Jason Day?
What happened to him? Where is he?
And please, don’t tell me how today’s pros are injuring themselves because they’re more athletic – if they were, they would be hurting themselves LESS, not more.
I’m 47, out of shape, overweight, and can go days, weeks, without swinging a club, but when I do, I can generate club impact and ball speeds higher than most PGA Tour players.
Without hurting myself…
And it’s not because they swing so much, and if I did the same, I’d hurt myself too – I spent years on this swing research, and from 2006-2008, I regularly went through 5-6 jumbo buckets per day, many times swinging nothing but driver, and as hard and fast as I could.
Do the math – how could a guy in his mid-30’s hit 550-660 balls per day, swinging all out with the driver and a few other clubs, and not have one injury, except for the bruises and calluses on my hands from hitting so many balls day after day?
But no back, neck, knee or other injuries so common to the game today?
Ask yourself – was it luck, or something else?
The answer, of course, is that after a lifetime of participating in other sports, I never swung in a way that was going to hurt me.
Even if my swing had flaws, they weren’t flaws that were going to hurt me.
I have a bad back, and the soreness I have is from that – when I swing a club, I feel no discomfort at all.
I’ve fractured a finger (bike tumble), my left wrist (basketball) and my sternum (hockey), and sprained my right ankle multiple times (basketball again), and trust me – I know what pain is, and I am no fan.
Therefore, I don’t deliberately do things that will injure me, when doing something sporting.
So, I don’t know what’s going on with a mindset that insists on swinging a certain way, even when one’s back is falling to pieces in the process.
There’s always another way to do it, and if you’re hurting yourself doing something, there’s most certainly a better way to do it, and likely simpler as well.
There is a formula for swinging a golf club simply, with efficient power and speed production that will give you consistency, that you can build and spend very little time maintaining, and that formula, everyone is going to find out, is:
“E = MCS”
Back Pain or Back Injury Swinging a Golf Club?
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