But I knew that the work I was doing over the winter would all come out in the wash once I got in some reps, and the only thing still bugging me was the driver, really.
But I was out Monday and then again on Wednesday I got to hit a couple or few dozen balls when I had an informal session with Welshman and his osteopath friend who is just getting started playing golf.
Not a lot of swings in, but they were enough, as I was tattooing the old Ben Hogan CS3 driver (still getting used to the Geek Dot-Com-This, but when I switched to the Hogan, I was killing that driver, so some clubs just swing better for you than others).
It was only 11 degrees Celsuis (51 F) today, but I still launched some drives that had over 7 seconds of carry, just gone – and I can now say that I’ve got my optimal MCS Golf Swing model with the mechanics the way the model says one should be doing it, and the video to show for it:
Ben Hogan CS3 Driver – Diagonal
I was struck, when looking at the video, how easy and languid the swing looks all the way until near the swing bottom, where everything just accelerates and explodes through the bottom, and that’s leverage working the way it should when you nail the setup and mechanics.
7 Iron – Diagonal
As I predicted during the winter, the setup changes have left my swing with a much shorter back swing top position than I have had in the past, but the power and acceleration derived from the optimal setup and the maximum leverage do all the work from the “3 O’Clock to 9 O’Clock” part of the down swing.
My phone, which I was using to get the video, unfortunately died before I could get more than the diagonal and face-on swings with 9, 7, 5 irons and driver, but there’s lots of time now to get various angles.
For now, I will continue to work on the upcoming “Project 2018” video and dial in the swing for my Trackman numbers session, but you don’t need a Trackman to tell you that you’re nailing that ball when it gets small in a hurry, high and straight!
5 Iron – Post Impact
The Trackman numbers are to prove to everyone who has never seen me swing in person that I don’t, and never have fudged the numbers I give on this blog.
It’s the MCS Golf Swing, and what I’ve been working on is the optimal version for myself (when you simply can’t improve the setup and mechanics any further according to the theoretical model), and it’s all explained in the “E = MCS” swing video and the “EMCS2 – The Follow-Up” supplementary video, and of course the eBook “The MCS Golf Swing.”
There is nothing new as far as theory or swing mechanics go, but the upcoming “Project 2018” video will of course be much more than the usual swing videos I’ve made over the years.
It’s the cherry on top of the sundae to provide much more in-depth analysis of the process in the setup and swing, whereas the “E = MCS” video was to explain it all in the simplest way that I could with the “One Major Move” concept to the swing.
I should have been swinging this way last summer but didn’t have the time to really work on the setup to my satisfaction.
The swing will only get better in performance, as I’ve just nailed it the way I want to do and see it, and all that remain now are the time and reps required to make every swing as good as my best ones from today.
So, the journey from inception to mechanical execution is just about finished for me.
But that’s only the start of the real fun now, isn’t it?
I’ll have video in the next couple of days, much much more to come!
2018 Is Underway!
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