MCS & The Swing Bottom

I guess there’s no better proof to show that if you swing according to the MCS Golf Swing model, you’ll have a consistent swing bottom than by just showing it.

Even if you don’t have the new “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video, where I delve deeper into the aspects of the the swing as demonstrated in the “E = MCS” swing video, the initial video in the last trio of videos gives you the stance and mechanics to make what I’m doing below a part of your swing.

First, if you watch my Driver swing versus 7 iron, the only difference you will see, as I’ve said before, are the stance width and ball position with the different clubs.

7 Iron Swing


Everything else is virtually the same, which is why I am able to make my swing bottom out at the same spot, whatever club I’m using.


Now, you might get the impression of the swings bottoming out in different spots, but the below picture illustrates clearly what is happening:


In that regard, the point I make in the latest video about how to shallow out your iron and wedges is that the stance and mechanics do it for you, so you don’t have to manipulate your hands or the club to do it:


This is also why I spend an inordinate amount of time discussing the address stance in the golf swing – if you nail it, you only have to worry about performing the “One Major Move” pivot, and if you have a good pivot action going according to the MCS guidelines, very little can go wrong!


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If You Answered “Yes” To Any Of The Above Questions, The Answer Is In The Formula For The Golf Swing:

“E = MCS” The Swing Video

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6 thoughts on “MCS & The Swing Bottom

  1. D.L. Moriarty

    The kinetic chain is the perfect addition to this series. It was this video that finally got everything to click for me. The best part is, it got that nagging sense that I needed more bend in my trail arm at impact out of my head. I always felt like I didnt have enough and this swing bottom is proof it’s not about arm bend, it’s about hitting it and having the swing bottom where it belongs.

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    1. D Watts Post author

      Glad to see you’re OK down there D.L.! As for this:

      … The best part is, it got that nagging sense that I needed more bend in my trail arm at impact out of my head. I always felt like I didnt have enough and this swing bottom is proof it’s not about arm bend, it’s about hitting it and having the swing bottom where it belongs.

      You’ve got it, sir!

      The tendency is to jam the trailing elbow into the hip and to turn into the impact, what I call the “Tuck & Turn,” which causes a whole lot of problems because of the turning of the shoulders that this causes, and which also slow the club head down at impact.

      For me, the hardest part of learning a mechanically-correct golf swing with an unbroken kinetic chain was resisting that “tuck & turn” impulse. So you’re likely to find that everything really takes off for you now that you’re on the correct path.

      Looking forward to your next clips update! 🙂

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      1. Mr. McJohn

        Of course, in my swing the right elbow does go into the side a bit halfway down, but after that it begins to release off my side and extends into impact.

        The elbow needs to go into the side a bit to prevent inconsistency with ball striking, and even swing flaws, like over the top. People overdo it though. The elbow does this as a result of proper plane, which comes from the hands arriving from the inside rather than being pushed forward. My swing goes what would be normally considered way inside on the backswing, and comes back down on that same angle.

        As I said people overdo this motion with the elbow. People want to shove it towards the target, and actually that’s severely detrimental. It barely touches the side, and it only occurs for a quarter second.

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        1. D Watts Post author

          What you describe is exactly how it goes, Mr. McJohn:

          … the right elbow does go into the side a bit halfway down, but after that it begins to release off my side and extends into impact.

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  2. Mr. McJohn

    By the way, when I’m right biased, I tend to hit the ball way fat, as my head is now behind the ball significantly, and my club tends to bottom out where my head is. Any way to be right biased and not hit behind? You say that the swing bottom is left shoulder or just outside, but being right biased this doesn’t happen for me. What am I doing?

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    1. D Watts Post author

      Could be any number of things, MMJ – could be the setup, which involves more than just a right bias, or ball position in relation to the stance, even inadequate weight transfer on the down swing, to name three possibilities. But the culprit is usually one of those three, in my experience.

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