I had said in the weeks previously, while working on changing my back swing pivot to shorten it and produce a shallower plane on the down swing, that I was hitting baby draw with it due to the changes I was making.
I don’t usually try to shape a shot one way or the other when playing – it’s far easier to have a stock shape, either a baby fade or draw, so that you only have to deliberately shape a shot in the other direction when called up.
I have always had a natural fade, so I never had to really think about a fade. Now, the way I’m swinging with the shallower plane, I tend produce a baby draw because the shallower plane has the club head coming into impact on an inside-out path rather than out-to-in.
I showed this yesterday:
I’ll have the individual shot data plates available later, if you want to see them now, you can click on a compiled plate below:
You’ll see that the first 3 drives in this 5 drive display were nearly carbon copies, starting down the target line (which I used as my starting line) and drawing 12, 12 and 13 yards and they are nearly one solid line just left of the starting line:
The only shot that didn’t draw was the 4th in this display, where the face was too open, which with an in-to-out path will produce a push, push-fade or push-slice, depending on how inside-out the path and how open the face.**
**Note: Looking at the shot that went right, you can say the underlying truth about shot-shaping proven – with a small club face adjustment, that would be an 11 yard baby fade – so it proves that you can use the same swing, just pick your starting line and adjust the club face accordingly to draw or fade your shots.
I didn’t miss by too much, and as you’ll note, my next drive was overcooked, likely due to unconscious hand action to prevent another miss right, but it would likely be safe on the left fairway if there wasn’t trouble there, assuming I started my drives down the right edge of the fairway.
So, 4 in-to-out paths and one that was 0.1 degrees out-in, which is virtually dead down the line whether it’s 0.1 left or right, really… and from a natural fade swinger who simply made adjustments to the back swing pivot of my MCS Golf Swing.
I would say that I have proven that the MCS Golf Swing, when applied as close to the theoretical model:
- Can allow even a life-long fade swinger to change the path of his club head through impact simply by adhering to the model principles and
- Go from a severely negative impact angle (I used to have downward Attack Angle with the out-to-in path, due to the very steep down swing plane) to upwards of 6 degrees positive Attack Angle, again by adhering to the swing model principles.
I’ll tell you what struck me most in particular while looking at the data – my Smash Factor was very poor, and that’s likely due to the fact that I don’t hit balls much, a couple of times per week – and when I went to TXG on Thursday, it had been nearly a week since I’d even swung a club.
But with a club speed just below 120 mph, with center face impact, I’d be approaching 180 mph ball speed, which means these drives averaging nearly 324 yards would be closer to 335-340 yards.
That, with the Foresight GC Quad set to no wind in either direction – imagine these drives with a 5-10 mph (or say 10-15 km/h) following breeze!
These are things I’ll be covering in depth in the upcoming “MCS – Project 2018” video – as I’ve said, the “E = MCS” video and eBook cover the basic blueprint for the swing model, and the upcoming video will take that simple blueprint and explain the how’s and why’s of everything.
More to come!
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