Stable Head & Pivot + Stepping Into It = Leverage

This is not to say that you can’t generate leverage without a stable head on the back swing or down swing pivots, or if you shift laterally during the swing.

I’m talking about optimal leverage which preserves consistency, and that of course has to do with the “One Major Move.”

In the just-completed “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video (and thanks to everyone for your feedback on it, I appreciate it a ton), I discussed the nature of the “One Major Move” and what I did to tighten the motion after looking at how I used the Kettle Bell in the “One Exercise” which I devised for working on pivot and leverage last autumn.

The proof is in the pudding, as they say, because I not only preserved my speed and power while tightening my swing, I actually increased it even after having taken time off from swinging this past summer.

When you compare stock swings in a set from last May, when I was swinging 2-3 times per week to two months later when I had only swung once in the two weeks (and not at all for the week before), taking another set of swings, the second set had higher club speed, both top speed and average:

It would have been interesting to compare with the exact same conditions, meaning if I had been swinging 2-3x per week when I took the second set of swings.

But as you all see, just changing my top position to improve my swing plane and make the pivot tighter at the top actually increased my speed even when not swinging much at all.

I will likely improve on my motion from July, because I haven’t even swung a club since that second session at TXG Golf back on the 26th, so I’m going on two months now not having hit balls.

So we’ll have to see what my swing looks like with a little more swinging, because I had just made the changes when I stopped swinging and I would venture to wager that even just swinging the SwingRite at home from time to time has improved my pivot and top position even better than here below:

Get That Tightened “One Major Move” Going!

That swing is from July 11th, about 2 weeks before the last time I swung a club.

So, as I discussed in the video, those of you who have watched it or are about to, my point about the stability of the pivot is essential in creating that effortless leveraging action that I had at the testing facility even after two weeks of not much swinging at all:

You want that stable hip rotation, the head to remain more or less where it is on the pivots, and to “step into it” on the down swing.

And when you can get this effect going on with your head position between address and impact:

… you save a lot of wear and tear on your body – I’m 48 years old and not in very good shape compared to my younger days, I can use technique to generate adequate club speed and, using the MCS Golf Swing model, I can also maximize my impact conditions to hit drives well over 300 yards without breaking a sweat:

What you see above is how to drive the ball 330 yards with less than 120 mph club impact speed:

  • 4.7 degrees up Attack Angle (4 is considered optimal),
  • 0.6 degree in-to-out Club Path (nearly perfectly neutral, thereby reducing side-spin),
  • 2131 rpm Back Spin (low 2,000s is considered optimal), giving me
  • 309 yards carry and 329.8 total yards on a Launch Monitor with neutral settings (no wind or fairway slope).

While I can get my club speed over 120 mph and my ball speed into the 180’s mph when I swing regularly, I really don’t need to swing much at all in order to drive the ball over 300 yards on a given day, due to using the best technique I can.

The point I’m making – muscles are great, being in swing shape is great too, but technique is king.

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2 thoughts on “Stable Head & Pivot + Stepping Into It = Leverage

  1. DB Coop

    when you get that pivot right n tight you shift the weight and you’re into the ball before you know it. amazing.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Yup! This right here:

      when you get that pivot right n tight you shift the weight and you’re into the ball before you know it…

      … is about the size of it. If you can leverage that down swing with the shift, then you know you’re nailing the stance & pivot. Good stuff, D.B.! 🙂

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