This is because it’s the most difficult concept to grasp if you’ve been polluted by the Modern Golf Swing methodology.
I’ve actually blogged as well about how even multi-million dollar swing gurus don’t understand the mechanics of a proper release, as evidenced by David Leadbetter’s unfortunate description of powerhouse long-ball hitter Tony Finau’s release, which is superb, so let’s take a look at the mechanical action of the Iron Byron.
Below, you see a gif. of the Iron Byron swinging down and through, and because I.B. is a machine, it doesn’t require two arms, but if you want, you can make I.B.’s single arm action to be either one’s left arm, right arm or a combination of both:
So, let’s take a look at a picture comparison of “halfway down” and “post-impact” for a golf swing machine with a stable swing point:
Iron Byron – “3 to 9”
The Iron Iron seems to have a “3 to 9” sequence in relation to the to pics, wouldn’t you say?
And remember the posting to which I referred regarding Tony Finau’s release, the one referred to as “flippy?” Well, here he is at the 2 positions:
That’s not too bad, I’d say, and the only criticism I would have would be the still-extended left arm and elbow, which means his release isn’t even as “flippy” as it could be (translation – Tony Finau has even more latent speed in that swing that could be harnessed).
Finally, here is my swing from the video clip where I registered 187 mph ball speed (the actual swing, not just any swing), and my two positions:
DJ Hits 187 MPH Ball Speed
So, I covered the entire mechanics of the MCS Golf Swing in the “E = MCS” video, complete with the “Drop & Pop” with the full release, the “3 O’Clock” position being the point to where you’ve “dropped,” with the “pop” being that phase from the “3 to 9 O’Clock” position.
In “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” is where I have thoroughly explained how to use the Kettle Bell “One Exercise” to really train that “3 To 9” phase once you’ve used your leverage to make the “drop,” and it’s where many people get “stuck” at the 3 position due to improperly sequencing the “pop” of the impact and release action.
So while it’s important to implement the leverage properly in the transition from the top to the down swing the way I’ve explained to use the Kettle Bell, it’s vital that you understand the concept of the “3 to 9” if you’re struggling to get through the ball.
Simply put, it’s a “mind over matter” issue if you’re doing it properly with the Kettle Bell and then not doing it properly with the actual swing – either that or improper positioning in your setup, but most likely you need let it go and stop trying to “stiff-wrist” the ball at impact.
Get that “Drop” going with your leveraged transition, and then “POP” it!
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