It is not only to reduce the chances of injury swinging – when you improve your mechanics, you gain the speed & power you seek, and do it without stepping foot inside a gym.
So, there is mechanically-correct, and then there is optimal.
This is why I’ve been making changes to my own swing – I know it’s mechanically-correct and therefore meets the criteria for being an MCS swing motion.
I know however that there are still things that I can do to optimize my swing, like the work I did in the past week to shallow out my left arm position and get the club on the correct down swing plane without having to re-route it.
I’m also looking at having my club shaft not so across the line at the top, which I’ll tackle next – it’s a matter of changing one’s “feels,” and I’ve noticed that when I swing back with a certain “feel,” I don’t get so far across the line.
I’ve said that you can still swing well, even have a great swing, and have a club with the shaft across the line at the top – but I’m looking to get my swing as close to the MCS model as I can, then it’s something I will investigate.
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One reason I can think of to do so in for consistency, if not power – again, I can get that club shaft on the proper plane earlier in the down swing if the club head is not over my own head, and even if it didn’t add power or speed to the swing, it would likely improve consistency.
You’ll remember Tiger Woods made a swing change after winning the ’97 Masters in record fashion – and what was that swing change?
It was to get that club more parallel to the target line, if not even a little laid off instead of across the line at the top because of the exact reason I’ve just stated.
The great thing about this is that it all has to do with the attitude of the wrists – if you hold a club or stick out in front of you in a golfer’s grip, you’ll find that you can transcribe a complete circle with the tip or club head end without moving your arms and just using the wrists.
This is why you can have an infinite variation in the angle of the club shaft at the top with the exact same body position.
So, this is one more thing in my own swing I’m tackling, and I have a feeling that it won’t take too long.
I certainly don’t think it will take nearly two years as it did TW!
We’ll see if I’m correct.
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