On that note, for both new and old readers, let me emphasize the importance of that “One Major Move” key to the swing, while you watch the videos and perform your drills.
Of course, there is more than one key to the swing itself – the first being to nail that setup, because you will never make a natural and compensation-free move without the proper setup.
But the key to the swing itself once you’ve established a proper setup is that “One Major Move,” which gets you to the top of the back pivot in optimal position to perform that “Drop & Pop.”
For me, the setup has changed very little, as you can see in a comparison pic I made last night of my down-the-line:
If you look at my setup from the same times on the face-on view, you would see a slight variance, in the stance width and ball position:
This is not a change in the MCS Golf Swing model or theory, just my getting a slightly narrower stance, and having the ball position move a little closer to the leading heel line due to my changing my swing plane on the back swing.
This is all so I can make a better “One Major Move” on the back swing pivot, and by doing that, you see how much I can “Drop” that club behind me on the “Drop & Pop” in the down swing:
Note: Bear in mind that this is not an intentional or manipulated move, but simply the result of a better setup and left arm plane at the top…
If you look at that back pivot above and focus on my “One Major Move” action, you will see the relation of the hip & leg action with the right arm.
That, of course, is all you need when you perform the MCS Golf Swing pivot using Ben Hogan’s “Perfect Pivot” action, and the leverage it provides is clear to see:
That pivot action of Hogan’s, I first introduced in the “Ben Hogan Project” back in 2014 but I really got into it with the subsequent MCS swing videos up to “E = MCS.”
So, if you’re not performing your “One Major Move” drill and you are having trouble with your pivot action, there is the issue right there, most likely!
I try to do that drill or the hip & leg pivot action like the one below every day, to keep the hips loose and the legs supple:
When I don’t, I find that my hips feel very stiff when I try to make the proper pivot, but then again, what other sport doesn’t involve warming up the appropriate muscles and joints before practicing or competing?
So, the key is the “One Major Move,” and the keys to getting it right are in getting your setup nailed and practicing that move and your pivot action.
Once you get used to doing that every day, whether you hit balls or not, you’ll find it much easier going when you do practice or play!
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