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.
And that point, once again, is in the C7 vertebra area, and if you think of the bony knob at the base of the back of the neck, then you’re in good shape when it comes visualizing the swing.
If you took a weight tied by a loop of rope that hung from the back of your neck as you stood over the ball, for example – if you couldn’t use the arms to swing the weight back and forth, how would you do it?
Well, since you wouldn’t be holding on with the arms, you couldn’t do it the way you would with the arms, using the shoulders as a teeter-totter (one goes up the other comes down), so you’d do it this way:
By rotating the body one way then the other, if you wanted to keep that swing point (fulcrum) as stable as possible, correct?
But with the arms and shoulders involved, you would use the weight transfer (as demonstrated in the “E = MCS” video) and the shoulders in this manner:
Because if you look at the fulcrum above, and imagine the shoulders at either end of the beam…
Can you visualize that in the gif. below?
This is why you don’t want to “harpoon” dive into the ball on the down swing – you want to swing as tall as possible coming down, so that your swing point guides and controls the swing.
So, how exactly do you train this if you’re not used to doing it?
You’ll see, in the “EMCS – The Follow Up” video!
Back Pain or Back Injury Swinging a Golf Club?
Lacking Power, Speed, Distance and or Consistency?
Need A Swing That Is More Easily Maintained?
If You Answered “Yes” To Any Of The Above Questions, The Answer Is In The Formula For The Golf Swing: