Aside from your actual clubs and balls, the two tools I feel are both necessary and adequate for drilling the MCS Golf Swing model both from a technique & speed/power point of view are the Kettle Bell (or various ones, if you’re going to experiment with variable weights) and the SwingRite training aid, and I’ll explain why.
There are two elements to generating speed and power with the proper technique, and that has to do with the leverage and then the actual fast-twitch muscle – first, you make sure you have the proper positioning and technique (the model itself) so as to maximize performance (using the Kettle Bell & the “One Exercise,”) then you go after the speed & and therefore power with the SwingRite, which is excellent for this because it provides actual and real-time feedback.
If you weren’t around last winter, then you wouldn’t know the story of how, after I had figured I had gone as far as I could with the MCS Golf Swing theory with regards to mechanics, I dug out my own SwingRite which had been gathering dust for years because I had plateaued on the speed rating.
Well, to my surprise, when I began to swing it again to see if I had made any progress, I began to get faster and faster swings with it, and concentrating on a nice and slow back swing to “gather” myself for the down swing, I made that last breakthrough in technique, which was the “One Major Move” that solved my own riddle of how to swing right-handed while being left-handed by nature.
Not only that, I was able to replicate the “Dunaway Down Swing” move, that being one Mike Dunaway, the father of modern long driving and original tester for the Callaway Big Bertha driver prototype in the 80’s.
DJ’s “Dunaway Down Swing”
I have always had the instincts on proper leveraging, which is why I’ve never had problems driving the ball or hitting my irons above-average distances, but my focus was always on consistency and technique, so I was delighted when I was actually able to increase my speed by refining the leveraging technique to where it is now.
I couldn’t have done it with just a heavy club, which helped with the refinement of the leveraging from the top, but it was the speed training with the SwingRite that got my back swing and transition to really pop that down swing through the bottom.
Here is another side-by-side of my swing technique with the training aid, compared to an actual driver swing from the “E = MCS” swing video earlier in the spring:
So, I’ve been receiving feedback since June on the SwingRite from Wax Golf readers who went and ordered their own, and it was this initial rush to buy it that got the attention of Kate from the SwingRite company.
She emailed me during the summer saying that she had heard from various purchasers about my mentioning and use of it here on the blog.
Her SwingRite orders were backed up while they awaited a new consignment, but in appreciation, she promised to offer it to future Wax Golf readers with a generous discount if they indicated that they were buying one due to having been Wax readers – and she came through on that promise!
So, now that I have secured the more-than-15% discount for my crew here at the site, I will take a little more time to explain in the near future how you can use it with your MCS Golf Swing model and the Kettle Bell “One Exercise” in order to get that extra speed and “pop” on top of your improvement simply using the MCS swing model.
On “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” Video…
I appreciate the feedback I’ve been getting on the supplementary follow-up video to the “E = MCS” swing video as well, I might add – I produced the “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video to address common swing problems and how to solve them, but I never dreamed that the “One Exercise” with the Kettle Bell that I devised for this video would meet with so much enthusiasm.
And on the weekend, I received this great compliment on the work from doubbou2014 who emailed me after viewing the “EMCS2” video:
DJ, “E = MCS“ and “EMCS2 – The Follow Up“ are the most incisive and best golf swing videos that I have seen.
Your articulate explanation of the elements of the classic golf swing is outstanding.
Thanks to doubou2014 for making my weekend with that message, and there is more to come on the MCS Golf Swing with the Kettle Bell “One Exercise” and the SwingRite!
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