They show Trackman in the process of proving the MCS Golf Swing theory, and what we’ve been talking about for years here – that the proper impact spine angle is rightward tilting rather than the left-biased or vertical spine junk that began with the Modern Golf Swing madness.
I could single out Stack & Tilt as being destroyed by the Trackman findings, but there are many instructors and swing models out there who have a vertical spine or even left-biased address (being over the left or leading foot), as shown by Tiger Woods in the years since he left Hank Haney (and which type of swinging ultimately destroyed his back):
Tiger Woods Feb. 2017 – No… Not The Way…
… and if you check out these videos below, you’ll see what I mean.
Now Bobby Lopez gives credit in the first clip I’m putting below, to Chris Moss, who is the one who performed the actual Trackman testing, which you can watch in the second video, and it’s no disrespect to Mr. Moss that I’m putting Mr. Lopez’ video first – I’m simply cutting to the chase where you see the difference.
You can get most of what you need to see between 01:00-07:00, but I would advise watching the entire clip:
Bobby Lopez Breaks Down Chris Moss’ Trackman Data
To make a long story short, Chris Moss was demonstrating how you can get more distance in your drives with a positive versus negative angle of attack (the angle at which the club comes into the ball, either going down or negative, level or coming up/positive).
The blue line at the bottom shows you the AoA with negative vs postive:
Bobby Lopez jumped on this to show the point he’s trying to make, that Chris Moss is correct about the Angle of Attack but what Lopez is illustrating is that the angle of attack is determined by the spine angle at impact, and he goes so far as to say that setup should be right-biased!
I know what WAX Nation readers will say – “No Kidding…” but that’s because you’ve read me talking about it or watched my videos on the proper setup for years now with this right-biased setup being standard.
Lopez is amazed (his video is from November this year, just last month) that Moss’ video has been out there since 2014 without much notice, which is incidentally the same year I changed the MCS Golf Swing model from having a pretty vertical spine at address to a right-tilting one.
The reason I did that is because I knew already that the head was supposed to be over the right knee or side at impact, and then I thought, “Well, if that’s the case, and the optimal swing has no movement of the head during the action…then shouldn’t the spine be tilted right not only at impact but also at address?!?”
Chris Moss Discusses Increasing Distance Without Higher Club Speed
This is definitely not a state secret – I’ve pointed out that both Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas, two of the longest-driving golfers in pro golf, who are also not very large men, get their distance from their impact numbers, most notably their AoA.
A while back, I looked at Rory’s numbers and noted his positive AoA when everyone was talking about his club and ball speed:
Rory McIlroy – Positive 2.2 Degrees
And let’s not leave out Justin Thomas with his positive AoA below:
Justin Thomas – Positive 5.3 Degrees!!!
So, the point to take away here is the very simple arithmetic that shows quite clearly that MCS Golf Swing theory has the optimal setup (along with mechanically-correct motion, making the entire model the optimal model) when it comes to the swing:
A (Right Spine Tilt At Impact) + B (Stable Head) = C (Right-Biased Address)
So, I thank Bobby Lopez for calling attention to Chris Moss’ excellent Trackman work and data points, and this is what has me excited about the coming year – I will be working myself to provide data and scientific proof to back up the 12 years of empirical research I’ve done on the golf swing, and that, my friends, will be just what the doctor ordered!
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