If there is anything you take out of the MCS Golf Swing theory (and hopefully, it won’t be just one thing), I can’t over-state the importance of the Primary Lever in building your leveraged golf swing.
Everything else in the MCS theory, from the stance, grip and ball position (also known as the Fundamentals Trifecta in these here parts) is designed to allow you to maximize your use of the Primary Lever.
I have always had power in my swing, having learned proper athletic motion long before I ever took up golf, but my problems were always in harnessing the natural leverage inherent in a swinging motion into a proper golf swing.
It’s no advantage when you can drive the ball over 300 yards if you never know where it’s going to go.
My golf swing research, while it did give me even more power and leverage than before I took it, was to find out how to swing in a consistent and repeatable manner, with accuracy, to go with the power I already knew how to harness.
And to my everlasting delight, I have discovered the one thing about the golf swing that is paramount – the Address Position from which one swings will determine how effective you are in harnessing that natural and easy leverage power contained within your Primary Lever.
For example, I have demonstrated that the same swing you would use for power and leverage, you also use for speed:
Momentus Heavy Driver vs TaylorMade RBZ
Motion is motion, and since there are only a number of ways we can move our joints, there really isn’t a plethora of different ways in which you can swing.
What comes in the plethora count is the number of different ways you can stand over and grip your club, and from there, countless ways in which you can swing wrongly, inefficiently or just plain dangerously.
But if you are setup properly over your ball, then there is really very little that can go wrong. Of course, if you’re looking for optimal motion and leverage, you must be diligent and take every swing one at a time.
But really, your success or failure in the golf swing will largely be determined by your manner of addressing the ball, from which comes the good, not-so-good or very bad move you put upon it once in motion.
I have found while consulting with people on the swing that the biggest problem is getting them to change their address position, because they are so used to it and unwilling to change the way they “feel” over the ball that there is little progress they can make until they accept the changes.
I have never worked with someone who, once they were in the position (more or less) that I wanted them in before swing, failed to swing and strike the ball much better than before.
The problem is that, left to their own devices, many people back-slide and drift back to their flawed position, and everything they were doing well went away.
I spent years and years studying the swing, for example, and nothing I tried to overcome my personal flaws went anywhere until I changed my address position.
October 2008 – Leaning Left? Forget About It…
I probably went to a more right-biased address sometime in the year 2013 with my “New MCS” golf swing model that year, but it wasn’t until 2014 that I made the proper biased address part of conventional MCS theory.
I really don’t like anything I did with the swing before then, because it was all done from a wrongly-biased position, from which stemmed all of my problems.
Even the Primary Lever – until I was standing properly over the ball, I couldn’t swing in the natural and unconscious manner in which I wanted to, using that full and optimal leverage.
So, if you read back on this posting, you’ll notice that I began by talking about the Primary Lever, and ended up on the Address Position.
This is because the two are inextricably linked, and you can’t use your Primary Lever properly until you’re in the proper position in which to do that.
So, I’ll repeat – everything I’ve found in building a proper and mechanically-correct golf swing has to do with how effectively you combine the use of your Primary Lever and your Address Position.
That will not change, because the deeper I get into the “why” of the “how,” the more the answer to every question becomes, “It all begins with the Address Position.”
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