Before I address today’s topics, I took a look at my site metrics yesterday and was pleased and gratified to see that WAX Golf has passed the 900,000 views mark and will pass One Million Views in the next few weeks!**
** In fact, I would have well over 1 Million views already for WAX Golf but I had it on a different server than the WordPress server for about 4 months in the first year, which views aren’t recorded by my current server.
If I had kept the same blog I started at the beginning of my research, I would have be over 2 Million views for total blogging, as I had 300,000 views on my second blog (Smash Golf) and over 600,000 views on the most previous blog, DJ Watts Golf blog, and I had actually had a blog before these three that probably had a couple of thousand views before I deleted it.
I didn’t know back then the importance for a website of age and stability in site search rankings and whatnot, so I would switch names and URLs on simple whim at times, but I certainly won’t be changing blogs at this point.
So, thanks for being there, WAX Nation and I know some of you have been around since the days of the Smash Golf blog (2008-2010) way back in 2009!
Some Things Happen For A Reason…
I would have thought if you told me last December that I would hurt myself early in the New Year to the extent I wouldn’t be able to swing a club for 6-8 weeks, I would have been very put out.
If not for that, I might have been able to show everyone the proof of what I’ve discovered in the nature of how to create the ultimate “tight” right side position in the back pivot top position before the Golf Dome where I hit balls in the winter collapsed.
As it is, the Dome is out of commission for the rest of the winter season, which is no surprise given the damage, but despite the cracked ribs and the collapsed Dome, I just realized today that there’s a silver lining.
That is, spring is right around the corner and I actually made great improvements on my leading side leverage action, being able to only swing with my left arm the past few weeks!
In recent years, it’s been warm enough and the winter snow has melted early enough for the outdoor ranges to open in mid-March, which is just a little over a month from now.
So, instead of chafing, I’ve switched gears to awaiting commencement of the outdoor season, which is why your download purchases and donations to the blog fundraiser while I’m physically unable to proceed with the season – and the mind-blowing (at least to me) discovery on the nature of the trailing arm action (the throwing or pushing arm) in the optimal down swing are much appreciated!
Once I’m back at it, I’ll be able to put the work I’ve done with the leading side action swinging with my good arm together with the action of the right side, complete with my new-found mechanical discovery.
Exciting times, and I’ll live with the delay until I’m 100% and the outdoor season kicks off in the next few weeks.
You might wonder, if I haven’t actually hit balls yet using the new discovery, why I’m so confident that it is what it is, and that’s where, if you’ve been following along with my posts, you’ll know that this was a discovery sitting in the open waiting to be found.
I showed pictures that would have given the clue, had I know what to look for, and how, once I figured it out, everything I looked at, from Mike Dunaway (above) to John Daly (below) swings bore out exactly what I was looking at:
I figured it out first, by paying extremely close attention to the right arm action when I was making shorter, tighter swings with the SwingRite, and once I figured out the “aha” part, everything about the right arm action fell into place looking at other motions.
If you throw an object downward, you will perform the right arm action the same way I’ve figured out is the optimal action with regards to the cocking and releasing of the arm.
If you swing a hammer or mallet from above the head downward, again, the same action as the optimal action:
If even perform a tricep extension in the weight room – again, you’re pushing downward and it’s the same action:
And lastly, if you want to swing a golf club with the optimal “pushing” or “throwing” action, you’ll perform the same action that I have actually shown to you all in the MCS Golf Swing videos when demonstrating both the back pivot!
I showed it to you in the “E = MCS” swing video in the demonstration of the back pivot, I showed it mechanically with the “One Exercise” drills swinging the 20 lb Kettle Bell in the “EMCS – The Follow-Up” video, and I showed it to you in the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video, the 3rd and last video of the MCS video series, using the “Hitch-Hikers” analogy.
In short, I have demonstrated the proper right arm action and explained it throughout the video series, and the only thing I didn’t do was perform it the exact same way in my own swinging.
As always, because I’m primarily a swing analyst and researcher and secondarily a swinger, my theory work always leads my personal execution of the swing principles I give everyone.
Spring is close, and I’m eager to get the last few weeks of winter and recovery under way, so I can put the last piece of my personal swing puzzle into place.
Thanks for sharing this journey with me, WAX Nation – and the best has yet to come!
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