“One Major Move, Drop… And Pop…”

OK, I mentioned yesterday how, if you grasp the concept of the “Pressure Plate” transfer on the back swing and down swing, the pivot literally powers itself using the hips and legs.

I’ve got a couple of worm’s-eye view swings I recorded but didn’t use for the “E = MCS” video – basically, I was looking at getting a bunch of cool angles to view a swing, including overhead with a drone (which was kiboshed by the golf range, due to liability issues)…

However, the deeper I got into the presentation of the video itself, the more simple I wanted it to be, so many of the “cool” angle views didn’t make it in.

These two however, do show very well what it looks like to swing with the “One Major Move” back swing concept, as well as the “Drop” in the “Drop & Pop” for the down swing, using the “Pressure Plate” concept from the video:


In the following picture sequences, here are the very simple aspects, and those who’ve already watched the video will know exactly what’s going on with:

The Address – Nothing new here, but you’ll see that I myself swing exactly as the way I’ve explained it in the video, with the tight arms, the right-bias, etc…


From the address position, we go to:

The “One Major Move” Concept – There it is… the arm action with the hip & leg action, in unison using the “Pressure Plate” concept as you’ll see is required when you practice your Wall Drill, and you’ve got the swinging left gate, the straightened right leg, and the right arm position as explained:


Then, from the top, using once again the “Pressure Plate” concept, the pressure transfer immediately and powerfully drops the hands and club:

The “Drop”

With the proper positioning, you create immense leverage simply from the pressure transfer in the feet, which drive the hip and leg action into the drop.


From that “Drop” move, you can then proceed to the 2nd part of the “Drop & Pop” move:

The “Pop”


I mention in the video that the right is reaching extension at impact, and in the right side picture above, you see very clearly that full extension occurs shortly after impact, but it is after impact not before or during.

And there, very simply, is the essential swing sequence for the Simplest Golf Swing Ever!


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10 thoughts on ““One Major Move, Drop… And Pop…”

  1. joe gallant

    Hi DJ,a bit off topic.I purchased the swing rite a couple days ago and noticed while swinging, the thing was clicking about 3 ft past impact and I was shocked.

    So I started releasing the clubhead earlier than I normally would and voila the click was happening at the impact position,I could make it click at the 3 setting. I took it to the range yesterday and used it as a warmup and concentrated on the click at impact. Wow the balls were jumping off the clubface, increased distance and accuracy, until my old release creeped back.I think it may take sometime to ingrain the new release.

    A few notes,my head stayed in the same position until after impact,follow through was complete and I know I em making the proper pivot because when I swayed off the ball and tried to release it wouldn’t happen.

    This is an amazing training tool and I think it is going to elevate my game for sure.Thanks for introducing me to this new albeit old training tool. Joe

    1. D Watts Post author

      So I started releasing the clubhead earlier than I normally would and voila the click was happening at the impact position, I could make it click at the 3 setting.

      I took it to the range yesterday and used it as a warmup and concentrated on the click at impact. Wow the balls were jumping off the clubface, increased distance and accuracy, until my old release creeped back. I think it may take sometime to ingrain the new release.

      Joe, so much goodness in what you wrote above. The part that jumps out at me is what I quoted above, because most people can really benefit from this.

      In the “E = MCS” video, I stress that you must not just “drop,” but “Drop AND Pop,” which occurs when you release naturally and don’t try to hang onto the impact. Most people don’t get full benefit of their down swing because they aren’t releasing into the bottom, rather past it and when it does no good.

      Well done, and I love the update on your progress!

      DJ

  2. Uncle JJ

    I’ve had a few sessions working on E=MCS now. Yesterday I took a video of my swing for comparison to DJ’s. I also used the new Mevo Flightscope (cool toy) to measure swing speed, launch, smash, etc.

    My club speed is dismal, as usual – approx. 100-105 mph with the driver. When looking at the video, I notice my right elbow is flying out on the Drop move. I also notice my right leg isn’t fully straightening on the backswing. I’ll work on both – I suspect I’m leaking power with these two flaws alone. Thoughts?

    1. D Watts Post author

      I notice my right elbow is flying out on the Drop move. I also notice my right leg isn’t fully straightening on the backswing.

      That would be correct, Uncle JJ – if you haven’t done so, I would really recommend working on the exercises I’ve provided in the video.

      The “Wall Drill” will really aid your hip and leg action as you perform the “One Major Move” action. I can’t stress enough how beneficial this drill is for getting the upper body out of the pivot and the hips and legs into it.

      Second, if you have a kettle bell – the Address/Impact exercise will aid you in letting that initial “Drop” happen without trying to force it, and you’ll get that “Pop” into the bottom.

      Those two exercises, trust me, are the key to getting the pivot right and the speed and power on the down swing.

      Today, I was hitting balls and just making that one move to the top and then “falling back” to initiate the down swing.

      Before you know it – BAM! You’ve come through the ball and it’s gone.

      The swing happens much too quickly to think of anything once you’ve initiated that down swing. So, the drills are key to grooving the motion so you can just let it happen.

      Hope that helps!

  3. jh32

    Hey DJ, I have been working on several things with the new E=MCS. The presentation is one of your best and you did an excellent job in describing the movement.

    One of the important concepts for me was that I found I was turning my shoulders more parallel to the ground vs. parallel to the spine angle. That with the pressure plates for the feet has helped free up my swing.

    I still have some work to do working on the major move back and magic move down I should start to see better distance with better shots. I know when I do what I am suppose to do I see the improved results.

    I have said it before, I think there is one more project for you to complete the collection of videos. A trouble shooting video would be an added bonus. This would help me in saying if I am getting this result then I may need to work more on this. I know each swing has it’s variables, but it would give us, at least a starting point.

    I have watched the new vid 3x and am still learning things. Another great job, yep this was your best. Jim

    1. D Watts Post author

      Thanks for the kind words, Jim! Now, you’re another person mentioning the idea of a supplemental video – kind of an appendix to the EMCS video, it seems?

      I hadn’t planned on that, but if it’s something people want, I would of course see what I could do. To repeat, I hadn’t planned anything like this, but the old law of supply & demand reigns supreme – if there is demand, I will supply!

    1. D Watts Post author

      Thanks Uncle JJ – anyone who wants a follow-up supplemental, you can email me or comment – I get enough “demand,” I will “supply!”

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