“Loose Legs” Pt 2 – Swinging “With The Knees”

I have been looking at the action of the hips and legs for the upcoming “EMCS2 – The Follow-Up” video, which again isn’t another “golf swing” video.

Rather, it’s a supplemental to aiding one in implementing and using the MCS swing model presented in the “E = MCS” video which, as I said at the time of release, is the last swing model video I see myself producing.

My focus this year, instead of refining the MCS Golf Swing model (which can’t be further refined now) to simplify things in the golf swing, because the simpler the swing mechanics, the more efficient you’ll be, and of course, I mean simplifying the motion while having it remain mechanically-correct.

The Modern Golf Swing proponents have always talked about having “fewer moving parts” than the Classic Golf Swing, but that’s not actually a good thing – you likely could walk with less moving parts than a standard gait, however

Walking With “Fewer Moving Parts”

… without the slightly swinging arms and bending knees, you’d more resemble Frankenstein or a zombie than a human, and that’s exactly what the Modern Golf Swing is – a monstrosity which removes natural kinetic motion and leveraging in lieu of wrecking one’s various body parts.

So, just as walking with the proper gait requires more moving parts as seen below than what you’d have above, it’s still the proper way to walk:

And the proper way to swing a golf club is not by using the fewest moving parts possible, but in doing so that way in which the body is designed to move, swing and throw, which requires that we use the biggest muscles in the body, which are in the hips and legs, rather than twisting ourselves into pretzels in some mis-guided quest for “stability.”

In that regard, much of the “E = MCS” video focused on the proper swing action using concepts that involve the upper body (i.e. the “Wall Drill” using the “One Major Move,” the “Pressure Plate Pivot” concept to achieve a shoulder turn), but in “EMCS2,” I am going to focus on that region below the belt, which is where most people have issues building a proper swing.

The part of the upper body upon which I’ll focus will be the power or trailing arm action (the right arm for a right-handed swinger) with regards to the “Pop” from the “3 O’Clock” position to and through impact:

These are the biggest problem areas for swingers trying to transition into a more classic swing action from the modern, and I’ve noticed a tendency to jam that right elbow into the hip and to turn the entire body (therefore the shoulders as well) through impact.

If just been corresponding with a Wax Golf reader, in fact, and I gave him my opinion on how Ben Hogan had a tendency to delay that right elbow extension (which gave him that distinct “swing left” through impact and on the finish) to keep from hooking the ball, but in addition to giving him that very effective fade action, it decreased his power and made him much shorter than he should have been even with his lower body issues:

It was fine for Hogan to swing this way because all he did was hit balls all day, every day, but for the average person, this is a big problem – Hogan himself said that if he took a single day off swinging, it made a noticeable impact on his striking, and the solution to hooking the ball is in grip and ball position, in my opinion.

So, just a little more on what’s coming up once I’ve finished this video project, which shouldn’t be too much longer!

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“E = MCS” The Swing Video