More Science On The Proper Pivot (Video)

Happy New Year everyone!  I got this video below from DK (great find as always, DK!), showing that golf science is slowly coming into play in a real way, or at least I hope.

Incredibly, this video only has 2,700 views, when it should be required viewing for anyone purporting to be a golf swing “guru,” biomechanics or kinesiology expert in golf mechanics.

I’ve said before that any degree or diploma awarded to someone who is a proponent of the Modern Golf Swing principles of planted heels and restricted hip turns isn’t worth the paper upon which it’s printed, and I mean no insult when I say that.

I’d also say that an astrophysics degree earned while advancing the claim that the earth is flat is worthless, so I’m just trying to be consistent.

Because I fail to see how you could earn such degrees or diplomas while advancing things that violate the first rule of any sports motion – that being that it must be mechanically-sound.

John Vickers – Golf Swing Body Mechanics International


Anyways, here’s a video clip – and I’m likely preaching to the converted here but hopefully a modern swing adherent who thinks that twisting the torso and spine are the way to turn the shoulders will stumble across this blog and figure out why they’re always in pain or getting injured from simply swinging a golf club.


In this second video (and it’s a travesty, the number of views this has), John Vickers of Golf Swing BMI shows that the proper pivot involves the upper and lower body moving together – excellent demonstration and a great pivot by the lovely lady serving as his model:


So, you have yet another example of a fully competent biomechanics specialist serving up the goods – that the proper golf pivot is the one used in the Classic Golf Swing era:

  • With the full body turn of lower and upper body together,
  • The use of free moving hips with the legs to make the pivot and bring the upper body along for the ride and
  • The “Swinging Gate” of the leading thigh, only possible when you release that leading heel

Makes sense to me, and this goes along with a new category I’ll be creating for people to see proper science to the mechanically-sound golf swing, category titled “Golf Swing Biomechanics.”

I hope everyone had a great New Year’s celebration, and let’s get this year started off properly, with proper golf swing science!


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7 thoughts on “More Science On The Proper Pivot (Video)

    1. D Watts Post author

      I emailed Mr. Vickers and heard back from him, DK – he appreciated the exposé, and I guess that thanks goes largely in part to you! I’m just the conduit 🙂

    1. David

      I meant to send the above last night 🙂 Glad you are in contact with Mr. Vickers. The above video really goes into what you posted about Tiger a month or so ago. Interesting stuff …. and so sad at the few views.

      1. D Watts Post author

        Hmm… correct me if I’m wrong, DK – but isn’t that exactly what I explain in the “E = MCS” video regarding spine and rotation?

        Good to know that MCS theory comports exactly with highly qualified trainers who actually know what they’re talking about! 😉

      1. D Watts Post author

        That’s the whole “sit into the right pocket” or the old “get the right hip behind you” thing, isn’t it HK?

        Hope you had a great New Year! 🙂

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