If you are an old holdover WAXer from the days of Mike Austin swing modeling, you will be shocked perhaps to learn that M.A. was neither correct nor incorrect about his “reverse” or pronating right hand action on the back swing.
For those who are unfamiliar with this term, in his later years, Austin advocated the reverse motion to “fanning” the club face, which would have one turning the right palm face-up on the back swing.
The “pronating” action would have one turning the right palm downwards, presumably to keep the club face square to the ball instead of turning up on the takeaway.
This was something I first tried and recommended before I discarded it as having too much hand action in the swing, not to mention the fact that Austin had come up with this after his debilitating stroke which left his right side nearly completely paralyzed, so he never actually tried it himself.
Well, hold onto your hats, because I have just demonstrated for myself that it doesn’t matter which of the actions you make, provided you have the MCS standard grip, which is the neutral grip!
Performing the two actions in addition to making no conscious effort to work the hands, I will show in the upcoming “MCS – Project 2018” video that you will end up with the same top position when you perform the proper MCS pivot action with the “One Major Move,” if you have the proper neutral grip.
It may change the look and angle of the club face as you take it back, of course, but from the top to the “3 O’Clock” position I’ve shown in the “EMCS – The Follow-Up” video which demonstrates the half-way down position:
… that being the position you get to in the “Drop” from the “Drop & Pop” action through the swing bottom – you will end with the exact same position and club face angle no matter which way you work the hands going back!
I only discovered this by accident, while I was working on my back swing and top position using the newer and flatter plane on which I’m swinging – so it’s yet another thing that goes to prove the MCS Golf Swing model as the mechanically-optimal action in its theoretical form.
That means Mike Austin was neither correct nor incorrect when he insisted on this change to his model after his swinging days had ended – he was correct that you could swing in this manner, absolutely, and I believe that he was thinking of the club face in relation to the ball on the back swing.
However, if you end up in the same position at the top (that being the correct position from which to swing down and through without making compensating moves), then you will have the same “3 O’Clock” position when you make the “Drop,” and you should be returning to impact with your club face exactly as you had it when you set up – square!
Now, if you’re wondering what I mean by having the proper position at the top when you make the “One Major Move,” well that’s part of the proving part of the upcoming video – the “E = MCS” swing video broke the swing fundamentals down into the simplest components and nothing in the model has changed.
What has changed is my own performance of the swing model to make it closer to the theory, and of course I’ll be sharing every little tidbit about why the theory is correct, so bear with me ’til I get it finished and out to you, my friends!
More to come.
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