There are so many good reasons to have the biased address setup – first and foremost, it’s the only one that is mechanically-optimal, because if the head is not supposed to move around during the swing, then it should be at address where it will be at impact.
That’s already been established, but here’s another benefit – with the biased address setup, those with steep or over-the-top swing plane issues will find that the setup helps keep the club in the “slot” coming down from the top.
MCS = Stable Head
Here’s a third and directly related benefit, which you can add to a more stable head an flatter swing plane – it will actually increase your leverage and power/speed.
I’ve actually proven that to myself, but if you have a SwingRite, you will find out pretty quick that when you have it on the stiffest setting you can click it on a vigorous swing, it is much easier to get the speed required to do so with the tilted bias.
Even I can get careless with my bias and, whenever I am working with the SwingRite, I sometimes scratch my head, wondering why it isn’t clicking even though I’m swinging pretty hard.
Almost invariably, I realize that I’m a little or more than a little too vertical with the spine, and when I get back into what I call my “notch,” the position where I can perform the knee-touch, I will swing and click the SwingRite very easily with the same effort as with a more vertical bias.
As far as swing plane, I’ve already shown how, with the MCS Golf Swing model, I went from a very steep, over-the-top swing plane to an almost perfectly neutral plane.
Looking at the most recent gif. I made of my down swing with the shaft plane at impact drawn on the down the line, it’s hard to imagine a swing plane more neutral (not steep, not flat) than the one on which I swing.
Once my hands and the shaft touch that plane line, the point where the shaft meets the hands never leaves that line all the way through impact to past the “9 O’Clock” position.
This is something I’ve observed with surprise and delight when I drew the plane lines some time ago, and it’s not something I’ve ever tried to do deliberately, in fact I don’t know of any way you could, since the lines are imaginary until I draw them using the shaft impact plane on that particular swing.
That’s where the speed and power come in – when you are swinging on an arc that does not require manipulation, you can then simply use your body mass with the weight transfer and natural leverage to produce unfettered acceleration into the bottom, as you’re not fighting to keep the swing plane flatter or steeper than your natural move produces.
In fact you can see how many pros are making back swing practice moves looking at their shaft angles during a competitive round to see how even the best players struggle with this concept.
This is just not optimal.
The old saw goes, “you can play golf for score or work on your swing, but you can’t do both…”
This address concept is the way the body is designed to move with power and efficiency so, if you’re fighting that concept and wondering why it’s so important other than keeping the head stable, then you’ve got some more reasons to motivate you to do it this way!
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