I like to share the feedback I get on the MCS videos and the blog in general from time to time, and thanks to those of you send me this affirmation, it makes it all worthwhile to know that what I work on has an impact on others.
First, “W”who contacted me recently to share his thoughts, being a brand-new reader and who had been searching for a way to swing in his senior years:
All videos downloaded just fine and I have watched them all. Good stuff. I hit around 60 balls today and I liked it. I’ve got some things to unlearn that various instructors have taught me over the years that is pure hogwash. I wish I would’ve found you about 50 yrs. ago…
Put me on your email list for any updates or new videos… I think these videos are very well done and you do a good job of explaining the principles and why they will work…
Too bad there aren’t more teachers like you out there, but maybe all these club pros own stock in pharmacies and orthopedic clinics.
Thanks to “W” for that inspiring message, and I have to clarify that I’m not even a “teacher” or “instructor” per se, as all I’ve done is research and analyze the golf swing, and then develop the MCS Golf Swing model.
The fact that I can explain it so that people learn it just confirms my premise – all athletic motion (golf and other) is basic and fundamental to the way the body is built to move, so once you grasp those fundamentals of position, pivoting and leverage, you’ll be off to the races!
Another thing “W” said that jumped out at me about owning stock in clinics – I’ve long wondered if there were some sort of collusion in the industry with regards to the Modern Golf Swing.
There’s this damning evidence (how the PGA of America objected to the very notion of a “simple teaching method” as far back as the ’50s), but also because none of the concepts make sense, especially if you’ve ever participated in other sports and gained any appreciation of how sound technique is supposed to reduce the risk of injury, not increase it.
I would have to say that having had all that experience in other sports, all of whom focus intently on technique to improve performance, is what aid me in pointing out the fallacies of the Modern Swing concepts with or without the benefit of scientific proof.
From another WAX Golf reader, “S”:
I’ve been pretty diligent in studying the MCS system, going over each video multiple times and then filming myself to see the real vs. feel. My kettlebell is getting lighter, too. I will continue to work on my swing…
… Your approach to teaching is very succinct and it shows how much you have put into each lesson to make the MCS system as easy to understand and follow.
I was wondering if your background other than golf might have assisted you in your swing research endeavors.
It’s really a shame that something as simple as common sense and athletic common sense – i.e. The Golf Swing Shouldn’t Hurt – is so lacking in the world of modern golf that anyone even has to comment on that aspect!
That seems to be the case however, as “D”, who emails me from time to time on things regarding mechanics, wrote recently:
I really enjoy your posts on such topics, because it’s so refreshing finding someone out there in the golf world that has the athletic sense and common sense to see through the “smoke and mirrors” of false claims.
I recently began to study Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and my instructor, a 2nd Degree Black Belt, said the magic words to us all the very 1st session I attended, that had me nodding my head, because they’re the two words that always apply, whatever motion you are going to be studying or learning:
“Technique & Leverage…”
He had me at “technique,” and “leverage” was the icing on the cake for me!
Thanks to everyone for supporting this blog over the years, and while things are a little quiet at the moment due to the end of the outdoor season in the northern parts of the world, I’m continuing to work on my own motion.
Doing so helps me seek out and find what, if anything, I can impart to you all to help you further down the road to making your own swings as good as you can make them!
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