The thing is, and this is great news to anyone who is very stuck on the dominant-side action – you can swing all you want using your dominant side and feels, as long as you have built the proper setup to your address before you swing the club.
For example, if you are a very right-dominant swinger who feels as though you’re throwing or pushing the swing with the trailing arm and hand, without any kind of feeling of the “pulling” action of the leading arm – no problem, provided you’ve set up the way the MCS Golf Swing model calls for.
I’ll use this man’s swing:
… to show what I’m talking about, because the “pulling” part of the swing, the initial “Drop” into the “3 O’Clock” position, is the same for both pullers and pusher due to the dual nature of using the body to perform a swinging or throwing action.
That being, if a thrower drops the right shoulder into the throwing action, it’s the same motion, exactly, as someone else pulling the left shoulder up to leverage the hands and club down from the top.
The same goes for the “pulling” swingers – if you have set up properly in your MCS Golf Swing model, the initial move from the top is perfectly suited for the “pulling” feel to leverage yourself down to the “3 O’Clock” position.
It’s a little trickier, and this I know from personal experience being a “pulling” swinger due to swinging right-handed while personally being left-handed, when you are swinging through the bottom and to the finish.
Luckily, I am kind of a cross-dominant person (not ambidexterious), in that I use both sides for various things – I would write, eat, use a saw, hammer, pool cue and pull a trigger using my left hand, but I throw, punch, deal cards, kick and swing right-handed.
Kind of left-handed for fine motor motions, and right-handed for gross motor.
The problem I ran into was focusing almost exclusively on the left or pulling side action when I began to play golf, while still subconsciously trying to “hit” the ball with the right arm action, which led to big, over the top kinds of actions.
You can see the effects of my particular cross-dominance in the slight head shift to the target, ever so slight but still there last summer, as I begin to pull the swing down from the top:
There’s that slight shift and then then fall-back of the head into impact, and that’s the result of my setup being not quite optimal according to the model.
When I post my next video swings, that should be gone, and you’ll see that head remain very stable in its position from the top with regards to lateral motion, if I’ve nailed the setup for the dual-sided action.
Kind of like below:
That was my particular angst with the “E = MCS” swing video, which explains exactly how to set up for the swing whether you’re left or right-dominant.
I would have a computer model if I could to demonstrate the perfect duality of the MCS Golf Swing model because my own execution of the swing, while being the best I could make it, has fallen short of that perfect duality… at least, until now…
So, being cross-dominant caused me issues.
The advantage it’s given me however – to go with the challenge of trying to figure out the golf swing while being cross-dominant – is that, once I determined that the model I built is the optimal one, I’ve been able to swing the SwingRite both as a “puller” and as a “thrower.”
This is how I can tell you that it doesn’t matter which way you think of the swing – as a pure “puller,” “thrower” or even as a “both-sided” swinger, the motions and results should be exactly the same with the proper optimal set-up.
If you don’t believe me, take a look at someone who I would call very right-dominant in the act of swinging, the late Mike Dunaway.
His swing is an optical illusion – if you focus on the right side action on his down swing, you very clearly see the “throwing” action of his swing:
Looks though he’s throwing that club down and through, and giving it a “push” with the right arm all the way to the finish, right?
Well, take a look at another angle and you’ll see something else if you focus on the left side action:
If he told you he was swinging using a pulling action from the top with the left arm and side, and that he was stepping onto his left foot from the top and pulling on that club all the way around to the finish with a passive right arm, you’d likely say, “Yeah, I can see that,” wouldn’t you?
And that’s because if he were swinging with the left side as the dominant side, with a “pulling” action and a more passive right side, it would look exactly the way it does!
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