I have been re-reading GolfDigest’s Guy Yokom interview of Mickey Wright, and I can’t recommend heartily enough that anyone interested in the proper way to swing (and even play) should do so if you haven’t.
I had read it initially because of several emails pointing me to her views on the Modern Golf Swing, which are right in line with Jack Nicklaus’ and Brandel Chamblee’s and my own (and with anyone else’s opinion that it is an un-natural and harmful way to swing, especially for power swingers), but there is so much more.
If you think today’s pro tour players are good and that the longer ones among them hit it far (both accurate assessments, because I’m not saying they aren’t or that they don’t), then let me tell you something about my day yesterday and let you wonder what they could do with mechanically-sound and properly leveraged Classic Golf Swings.
Yesterday, I enjoyed a great day on the course out at Royal Ashburn G.C. with David D.
This track is the former Fall Q School venue of the former Canadian Tour, and the ironic thing is that I actually worked there as a locker room attendant for a summer coming out of high school – and never once saw the course!
This is incredible – I’ve written a couple of posts before about Mickey Wright, first about her greatClassic Golf Swing action and then a little more breaking down her setup and mechanics, but the legendary golfer really gives the Modern Golf Swing a firm condemnation in a long-awaited interview with Golf Digest (thanks to Peter A for passing it on).
I’m wondering how many of the greatest golfers ever have to to knock down the Modern Golf Swing, but they won’t be around forever – so it’s a good thing to get them on the record.
I was surprised yesterday when, during an entertaining 18 holes walked up at Mill Run Golf Club as Welshman’s guest with two friends of his (one is a teaching professional at Angus Glen G.C., a Canadian Open site), I realized that I hadn’t played a full 18 holes of golf in over two and a half years (January 2015 in California).
That was riding in a cart as well – I had to really go back to remember the last time I walked 18 holes on a full length course with a carry bag (I played quite a few 9 hole rounds on the course at the facility where I have practiced), and that was back in the summer of 2013.
I mentioned that I was giving the “One Exercise” to various people to test out so see if it helped their personal issues with building a fully MCS golf swing, and I am pleased say that my prediction has borne out.
Whatever the issue is, if you perform the “One Exercise” for either the back swing or down swing, you will see a very quick and dramatic increase in mechanical performance, and I can’t wait for you all who’ve reserved the coming “EMCS2 – The Follow Up”video to try it and see for yourselves.
I hadn’t swung a club at a ball in about a month when I got together with Welshman today to show him the “One Exercise” that I’ve devised for the training of just about anything you need with regards to the swing.
I’ve said that it works for both the back swing and the down swing, and with Welshman, it was his down swing and early shoulder turn that has been bedeviling him, in addition to a lateral head move which would cause him to top the ball (swing bottom moves forward and bad things happen).
Now, as to today’s posting, for those who are anticipating the follow-up video to “E = MCS…”
You will find (when you properly use the hips and legs) that certain things happen, such as an effortless shoulder “turn,” which is a term I don’t like use to because of the problems that image creates.
Originally posted June 21, 2016 – But Still Very Relevant!
The question I was asked via an emailed query is very straightforward :
You constantly refer to “leverage” as the source of MCS power. No doubt you’re right. But I wish I had a clearer idea of what is being levered, what mechanical advantage is obtained thereby and how this increases clubhead speed.
I’ve got great news for those of you who’ve ordered the upcoming “EMCS – The Follow Up”video – I’ve been talking about using various drills and exercises to help solve some of the more common problems that people encounter with the golf swing and…
I believe that I have developed the one drill or exercise that will universally solve these problems!
I am I suppose what you call a minimalist – less is better, and simplicity is king.
With that in mind, I have been working on a cure exercise for the twin problem of “getting stuck,” usually at the 3 O’Clock position of the down swing, as well as the “flying foot” syndrome that is so prevalent today, particularly with power swingers.