Just as I demonstrated in the “E = MCS” video that you swing around the C7 (see the gif), you don’t really “turn” away from the ball when pivoting.
You use the hips & legs to turn the shoulders, but you’re not turning away from anything, nor are you turning back into the ball on the down swing:
The only real “turning” in the golf swing comes after you’ve passed the swing bottom, where the momentum of the swing turns you around to face the target.
This is why the optimal golf swing pivot starts from a flat-footed stance and returns you to impact with flat feet or at least a very low trailing heel.
If you’re coming into impact with high trailing heel, it’s not mechanically unsound, just not optimal, because it means you’re turning during the down swing, which will affect accuracy and consistency.
That’s why you really should be working on your “One Major Move” if you’re having any sort of pivot issues.
The closer you get your swing to the move, using the hips & legs as illustrated below:
… you’ll see as I point out that you start the pivot with a flat-footed stance and return to the swing bottom in the same way.
This may be advance stuff, but it’s the basic and essential pivot action that will give you the most efficient leverage and therefore the greatest speed and power production with the highest accuracy and consistency metrics.
It may be counter-intuitive, but the hips & legs are the engines for leverage, not the upper body, and when you hear on TV that someone is “swinging with the arms” instead of the body, then you know they have no clue how the swing really works or should work.
If you really swung with the arms, you wouldn’t need to turn the shoulders – the fact that the entire swing action is meant to do one thing – provide a shoulder turn on both the back swing and down swing – should tell you that the arms are very passive in the swing.
So, the better you can grasp the concept that the pivot isn’t actually a “turn,” the quieter and more leveraged a swing you will be able to build.
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