I’ve been watching Tiger Woods make an impressive move (-5 through his front 9 holes before doubling the 10th) in the Hero World Challenge final round, and incredibly, it wasn’t even the best round going.
Get this – Rickie Fowler started his round off with 7 straight birdies… a par on the 8th and then another birdie on the 9th for an 8 under 28 for the front nine – that is some golf being played out there!
I’ve been spending the time with an eye on the TV while I swing my SwingRite and reflect on the year that has been, and I’m seriously pumped for the coming year.
I spent this past year bringing my MCS swing research to a close, and the end result has been the simplest golf swing model (with the “One Major Move” concept) that I could devise that would still be mechanically-correct, and it occurred to me that MCS could now means two things:
- Mechanically-Correct Swing
- Modern Classic Swing (“Modern” as in current, and not the so-called “Modern” that you see and hear about on TV)
“One Major Move”
I not only completed my swing research with regards to position and mechanics, I was able to devise a training exercise (the “One Exercise”) that is virtually the only thing you need to work on, with its various segments covering everything from initiating the back swing to the follow-through and finish, using a simple training aid, a Kettle Bell.
I only have one more thing to take care of before the 2018 season begins in a couple of months, and that will be complement the video “E = MCS” with the eBook that I have been waiting a couple of years to write.
I first had to ensure that there was nothing left to look over or adjust with the model and the concepts, as I’ve written three eBooks on the swing already between 2010 and 2013, and I really only wanted to write one more before I was done.
I also will be able to concentrate on my own swing, something I haven’t done in years. I’ve made improvements and lots of progress on my mechanics since beginning my research, but it has been a long time since I was able to focus on that.
That was my intent last year around this time, before I made the breakthroughs that further simplified the MCS model, and now I’m going to see just how close I can get to replicating this model exactly (I’ve always said that there are no perfect swings, but you can strive to get as close to that as possible).
More importantly, I feel comfortable enough to begin compiling personal swing data using modern analysis tools (Trackman, etc.), whereas I have up to now been content to rely on more ancient methods of gauging progress and performance (visual ball flight, ball speed, distance, etc.).
How About That Ball Speed?
So, expect to see more of that.
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so while I’ve taken the opportunity over the years to test out things like Trackman, I didn’t want to become a slave of data analysis while working on my swing – I just didn’t feel my swing was where I wanted it to be, so the thought of extensive data compilation seemed rather useless.
So, as Rickie Fowler has taken the lead at -16 (-9 for the day through 11 holes, how crazy is that?), I’ll settle down to watch the rest of the final round and 2018 can’t come quickly enough!
I was so distracted by the televised golf proceedings that I forgot the original purpose of this posting – to thank all of you in WAX Nation for being here with me this year, and for the incredible support you’ve shown the site (and yours truly) over the years.
Let’s make the coming year the best one yet, which would be a tall order!
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