There are some things that I’ve set out to contradict or flat-out debunk in my years of swing research and blogging, and I’m very excited about what I’ll be doing with “Project 2018,” for which I still haven’t found a name that suits me.
However, you can look at it in this way – everything that was in the “E = MCS” video was to make the golf swing as simple as you could make it, and to explain the theory of why it is so.
Of course, “EMCS2 – The Follow-Up” would be considered to be both a “swing” video and not a “swing” video, because it was a guide to implementing the principles in the “E = MCS” swing video.
I don’t have anything whatsoever to add to the theory itself, and when I say that more than a year after I figured out the simplest mechanics involving the “One Major Move,” you can believe that there is nothing that I will ever likely add to the theory of the MCS Golf Swing.
The last developments or “discoveries” were the “One Major Move” and the concept of setting up one’s address to make the “Angled Stance Line” un-necessary if you followed the ball position requirements of your own body.
If one desires to keep the concept in their setup, the MCS Golf Swing will still work just fine, but when talking about perfecting the optimal model, this discovery was the last one, and one that I discovered by accident when I shot my first swings outside last spring and noticed that my stance line was square to the target line!
So, what excites me about “Project 2018” is that if MCS is a theory, then you would consider this video project to be the masters thesis and proof of it.
For example, until R.H. asked me via email about the “pro move” of the hands moving up at impact, I hadn’t even thought of how the MCS Golf Swing theory provides that “move,” and how I could prove it with a simple gif image:
… or that the same method of proving that the flat-footed impact position is the optimal and most powerful impact position possible (which you’ll be able to see for yourself when you try the experiment).
Some things happen for a reason I suppose, and I’ve been working on that stuff while waiting for the spring that we all thought was here to finally begin, so I can get to the actual physical and swing things.
The time off the past few weeks however have been very fruitful in allowing me to delve more deeply into the theory with regards to the proof I’ll present in the upcoming video, real and tangible proof rather than just explanations on why you want to do things a certain way (i.e. “because the best swingers did it,” which doesn’t provide more than proof through example).
Such As, This Is How You Set Up Your Stance…
It’s easy to show why Tiger Woods’ stance is so flawed now, for example, by showing how Jack Nicklaus set up with a right bias:
… and by showing that when he was the best amateur on earth and on the verge of setting new marks on the PGA Tour, TW did it the same way:
… and then to show how markedly differently he sets up now, leaning to his left as if against a gale-force wind:
Those things are easy to show, but why is the latest Tiger stance so flawed?
Well, considering he broke his back setting up the same way under Sean Foley, you can hazard a guess, but “Project 2018” is going to show you all some things that go beyond simple theory and actually prove that the analysts on TV sometimes have no clue what they’re looking at in a swing, and why the Classic Golf Swing method is the proper way to swing, and of course why the MCS Golf Swing model is the optimal model of that proper way to swing.
I was looking at some swings from last year and something about the manipulated swing showing the “swing & step” move from my posting on Padraig Harrington’s need to emulate Mike Dunaway struck me:
Swing 1 – July, 2017
Looking that swing above, you’ll recall how I said that this swing had been made with a conscious effort and wasn’t an unconscious swing?
Yet look below at my first and only day out this year, when I hit a bucket to get back into some rhythm and balance after five months off.
You’ll notice if you watch the trailing foot, this swing is exactly like the one above, but the one below was made with unconscious effort, and when you look the two swings, you’ll see this one has more speed and power to it than the one above:
Swing 2 – March, 2018
What that tells you, or proves to you, is that when you get your positioning properly, the mechanics will follow naturally and without conscious effort or manipulation.
So, Swing 1 was a manipulated, conscious effort, and Swing 2, only three swinging months later (when you take away the 5 months layoff), is the same swing performed naturally.
And you can get results even quicker than that, because I wasn’t working on my swing after the “E = MCS” video – I was working on the “EMCS2 – The Follow-Up” video and had no time to work on my swing before the season ended.
All it took was re-visiting my stance over the winter and the first day back out… nailed the same swing I was consciously performing in July of last year.
More to come!
There are Classic swings, and then there is the optimal Classic model, which is MCS.
More to come!
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