This would be natural, I assume, because most golfers below a certain age never learned or were shown how to make a proper golf swing pivot using the hips and legs.
When you start out with golf and your instruction (either through lessons or following the television/magazine “tips” on proper swinging) consists of restricting the movement of those hips & legs, it is difficult to overcome that feeling of “looseness” in the lower body as you try to start to pivot with the lower body.
It’s much easier than you think – I’ve demonstrated how easy it is to achieve a full shoulder turn using the hips and legs:
And even Ben Hogan, who had greatly reduced mobility in the lower body due to a near-fatal wreck with a bus, was able to make a full shoulder turn pivot following his recovery, again, using the hips and legs:
There was nothing magical about Hogan’s pivot, other than, of course, I would say that his particular pivot action (which is the same action you’re going to get using the MCS setup and mechanics) is the purest action for the golf swing pivot you’re going to get.
But anyone who can walk and swing a golf club, barring some physical limitation, can perform this pivot – and if your physical limitation is such that you can’t, then you probably aren’t trying to play golf anyway, because this is a far easier method of pivoting than the Modern Golf Swing method, which isn’t even a pivot, rather a twisting of the lower body to turn the torso and shoulders without using much if any of the hips and legs.
The Classic Golf Swing action has always used the proper method of turning the shoulders using the lower body and Hogan even said himself, “It’s in the hips and legs,” which doesn’t leave much room for arguing that Hogan didn’t do it that way:
So, the trick is to get people to release those muscles in the hips & and legs, and to get used to the “loose” feeling that is the opposite of the tight, restricted feeling they have become used to with modern instruction.
I am, again, 47 years old, not in great shape, but I can pivot easily using my hip and leg muscles even though I have a bad back from a congenital birth defect (scoliosis), but then again, you don’t want to be doing anything with your back other than holding your head in place on the swing, for that matter!
Loose Hips & Legs = Speed & Power!
Now, the “E = MCS” swing video has given you the blueprint for building the proper setup with which to make that pivot with the hips and legs, and the exercises I’ve suggested therein (the Pressure Plate Pivot, the Wall Drill Pivot, the Kettle Bell Lift) are designed to get you used to that “loose legs” pivot action, but there is that problem of knowing if you’re doing it properly after years of restricting the lower body so…
… if you’ve been struggling with the hip and leg action on the back swing, the transition or the down swing through impact, or if you’ve been finding yourself lunging at the ball or turning the shoulders early on the down swing, these are all problems that have to do with the upper body and arms taking over.
The “One Exercise” in the upcoming “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video will be your solution, because I’ve gone over every problem you’ve all mentioned in the comments or emailed me on, and you will not believe what it will do for your golf swing once you’ve done it for a while.
In fact, if I were to begin training seriously for long drive competition, my only training tools outside the gym would be various weighted Kettle Bells and of course the SwingRite training club (the bells for leveraging and the SwingRite for speed work).
You’ll see very soon what I’m talking about.
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: