OK, I mentioned yesterday in one of my breaks from swinging and writing that I had found something in the setup that should be something everyone will or should have in their own swings when they find their optimal address position.
As I try to figure out how to put this in the eBook in the proper wording or visual concept, I took a quick peek at my indoor swing from last March to compare with a swing from this morning, and I found some dramatic differences in even the SwingRite swings.
March 2017 – January 2018
Below is a clip of one of the dozens if not hundreds of swings I make during the day when working out between writing and other things, and you can really see the speed being generated at the bottom:
I have compared the top positions of last March and today, with 4 things that struck me instantly while looking at the them side-by-side that denote enhanced leverage from last year:
- When you look at the vertical line from the right temple to the toes, you’ll see more space between that line and my right hip,
- The hips themselves are more tilted in the ’18 position than last March,
- Much more “Swinging Gate” from the left thigh, all three of 1-2-3 observations indicating more hip and leg action and,
- Shaft nearly at perfect parallel in ’18 rather than well past as in ’17 (you’ll remember I said my back swing was going to get shorter).
Now, if I were to take the 1-4 observations of things I noticed at a glance, it goes back to what I’ve been saying about swinging in the Mike Dunaway style, with “Big Legs and Little Arms.”
The striking thing about the two comparison pics is that my back swing looks shorter in the ’18 pic because of the shaft angle at the top, but you can see I’ve got much more action going on in the lower body, which is where true power is stored and generated.
All of this is simply due to the fact that I’ve been working diligently on my setup and pivot going back, which both translate into the increased leverage (and therefore speed & power) and more importantly, accuracy and consistency.
It all begins at the setup, and if your setup is not optimal, you won’t make your best swings.
Back to the work at hand, and still, more to come!
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