In fact, barring a re-shoot of the same video “E = MCS,” I am finished with videos on the swing – each video I’ve made over the years always had new concepts and sometimes an adjustment to the model here or there, but the last swing video is the last swing video.
There is, for example, the tendency to try to “hit” the ball from the top of the back swing, but the problem is that you didn’t get to the top the same way.
So, trying to go straight down to the ball from the top leads to the “over the top” move.
I wish all of Wax Nation in the U.S. a safe weekend, and I know some of you are in Texas – first, I hope you’re not anywhere near the flooding and hurricane/tropical storm damage and if you are, stay secure!
It is counter-intuitive to think, if you’re not used to the concept, that you swing from something other than your arms, but that is reality.
The arms are the only links to the club, of course, but they arms are swinging from the shoulders, and the mid-point of the shoulders is really the point around which the swing turns.
If you haven’t come from an athletic background, you’ll likely be surprised to find out something to which I alluded earlier, and if you happen to have an athletic background – you’ve probably forgotten what I’m about to discuss.
That is, when you’re involved in a particular sport, you don’t practice and train to improve by playing that sport as if in competition.
It’s that simple.
It’s also the main reason for the upcoming “EMCS – The Follow Up” video – not just to discuss and solve common swing problems that people have, but to present drills and concepts to aid in getting that swing MCS’d.
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As I indicated, I’m already at work on the supplemental video to “E = MCS” and let’s just now call it “EMCS2 – The Follow Up.”
I have made reference to the stable swing point being like balanced car tires – they will turn purely around the axis but if they’re off-balanced, you’ll get vibration something fierce when you go above a certain speed.
It seems to me that, due to the modern golf insistence on using a twisting torso-against-hips type of back swing pivot with a turning action through the impact zone has done more than cause physical issues for the many golfer swinging this way – it has led to the loss of the concept of hip action altogether.
I have said before that even modern golfers swing around the C7 point of the neck – it’s just that they are doing it in a mechanically-unsound manner (trying to rotate the upper body only with restricted hip action) and also in an un-optimal manner.
So, what is the most difficult part of striking a golf ball?
It’s the same fact – the ball is not in motion, rather it is sitting there quite placidly, awaiting your stroke at it.
“From 3 O’Clock To The Top” sounds kind of like a 50s rock song, but whatever – this is the second part of the back swing after the initial move, and you will see that, once again, it is mostly lower body action.
There is the right arm action of course, which is the only major action in the upper body as you lift the hands to the top, but look how stable the head is, the upper body in general, and how it’s the lower body driving the pivot move.
I’ve spent some time talking about the down swing with regards to the “Drop & Pop,” so I thought perhaps I’d go backwards from there to the most important part of the back swing pivot, which is the initial move.
Just as the tendency for something to go wrong in the down swing is the initial move, the “Drop” part of the “Drop & Pop,” the most crucial part of the back swing pivot and the “One Major Move” is the first part.