I’ve been working on my own setup and pivot mechanics all winter, as you all know, because until it’s perfect, you can always make it better, and even if you never get there, it’s a fun journey to improve over time.
I would say that this “feel” for me at address gives me a great feeling of down swing speed and the gravity factor coming down makes the actual swing feel effortless through the bottom.
If you’ve got your MCS setup going OK but you feel you need extra “pop,” then try this dual feeling at address:
- For the leading hand (left for right-handed swingers), we’ve discussed the proper position of the arm and the club in the grip of the hand, but try to feel as though you’re pushing the shaft of the club down into the right hand – this will serve to make that arm nice and straight before you begin the pivot and give you excellent “measurement” to your ball,
- With the trailing hand, get the opposite feeling, as if you’re both holding the grip of the club up against the downward pressure of the leading hand but also allowing the downward pressure to straighten that arm.
** This is an excellent “feel” to try to attain if you’re getting used to the neutral grip, because I find that setting up with this feel automatically keeps my hands in the neutral grip position.
That means you’re increasing the chances of coming into impact with a square club face every time you put a swing on the ball.
Now, you simply shift weight and perform that “One Major Move” to the top, after which you reverse the shift and “step into it” with the drop to “3 O’Clock.”
I’ve even been doing this when working on my SwingRite practice and this is the feeling I like to have.
Key Thought For The Day
Remember that you swing down into the swing bottom, not out at the target – the club will move forward through the ball naturally as the swing is an arc and not a straight line either down or out.
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