Update – I actually did “get it,” but I had two sets of swings recorded and looked at the wrong one before posting. Full details in the July 25 posting. /update
I’ve talked about my obsession with swinging as close to I can in accordance with the MCS Golf Swing model.
While adding the “full body” aspect to the right-only swing action from my last session postings, I came oh-so-close.
I did see some great things such as the best pivot top position I’ve seen in my own swing both face on and down the line, as well as the action through the ball.
The only thing I would critique, the thing that made the swings “oh so close” rather than “that’s it” was my ball position, a little too far left in my stance – at least, that’s what I’m seeing in my review of how my setup looked fact-on.
That caused a slight shifting left on the down swing (not the hips, which are supposed to shift, but the whole body and head), which in turn brought my trailing heel up a little earlier than is optimal.
Other than that one thing however, I was very pleased with the swing overall.
Looking down the line, I was pleased with the setup and the pivot action, a lower left arm at the top (my left arm touching the plane line rather than above it with visible space), the down swing through the ball, everything except the teensy early heel lift:
If you are familiar with my action down the line, you can see more of a “drop” to the club and shaft as I get down to the “3 O’Clock” position, which is due to the following:
I got more of the “under” feel to the pivot going back with regards to the left arm, where you want to feel that left arm going under you rather than above and with an adjustment or two, I think I can get it even tighter.
The reason to want this is that the higher the club is coming down, the more you need to turn to leverage it down and through. When you can get that shaft lower but still on plane, the natural shift provides huge leverage.
I will probably always have a little higher heel at impact than I did with the right-arm-only swing, because I’m naturally left-handed and even swinging right-dominant, I tend to add a little pull – however that remains to be seen, as I am still working on it.
All in all, very, very close to where I want to be with a full-body swing!
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