I had also addressed the nature of how to leverage with the “One Exercise” drill with the Kettle Bell, and below you can see the proof of a tighter pivot when I actually swing the Kettle Bell as if making a golf swing.
Now, if you tried to swing a Kettle Bell the way the Modern Golf Swing is performed, you wouldn’t make it through one exercise session without seriously injuring something in your lower back, I guarantee:
20 LB (9 Kg) – Try This With A Planted Heel & Torso Twist!
You would absolutely destroy yourself swinging in the Modern G.S. style, and the proof is the many lower back issues plaguing the professional golf circuits swinging 13 oz clubs!
That’s what made me tighten my own swing motion – when I compared my very high right elbow at the top of the back pivot, I realized that it was not the position I’d be in to swing a very heavy weight:
So, I made the adjustment to make my swing more leveraged with the same effort of swing.
It didn’t make my swing motion safer, as I’ve never injured myself swinging a golf club in my years of research and analysis – but it did make it optimal as a leveraging motion.
That’s why I was able to change from a stock power fade swing to a natural baby fade with nearly-perfectly neutral club path through the ball, as I discussed in the “Kinetic Chain” analysis portion:
DJ’s Sample Drive – Foresight GC Quad Launch Monitor
5 Drives – 1 Draw, 3 Baby Draws, One Push
I’ve already shown that I would swing a Momentus heavy driver the same way I’d swing a regular driver – the mass of the driver is irrelevant, because if you’d change the way you’re swinging a heavier club to avoid injury… then your technique with the lighter club is the issue.
Momentus Heavy Driver vs TM Rocketballz Driver
In fact, part of the problem with the modern game is that you can swing the lighter modern drivers so easily with any type of swing that even with a mechanically-unsound motion, you can still drive the ball 300 yards – but when you start swinging harder and faster because of lighter equipment that forgives off-center hits, you’re also going to placing much more torque force on your body than with a slower swing.
So, it’s ironic that the lighter more forgiving clubs are allowing pros to drive the ball longer distances than they have any right to with their particular techniques, the fact that they can is what’s contributing to more back injuries.
Back Pain or Back Injury Swinging a Golf Club?
Lacking Power, Speed, Distance and or Consistency?
Need A Swing That Is More Easily Maintained?
If You Answered “Yes” To Any Of The Above Questions, The Answer Is In The Formula For The Golf Swing: