There are a few things I’ve come across that could have been surprising but were, on second thought, absolutely logical, and that’s what you want – to be able to understand/explain the reasoning behind “how” and “why.”
I’ll give you some of them. For example:
- The back swing pivot leading heel lift is related to the trailing heel position at impact,
- you can the exact same right-biased, tilted-spine MCS setup & still get a head shift on the back pivot, or you can keep it stable in position,
- the degree of shift to no-shift of the head on the back pivot directly affects the amount of trailing heel lift into impact (this point does not conflict with the first, as these two are also related).
- lastly, pending confirmation – you can take the MCS pivot with the shifting head and alter the setup to get the same down swing, mechanically, but without a shifting head
`That last point is a very important one, depending on my findings, because the main objection I’ve had to a a pivot with a shifting head has been that it would affect accuracy/consistency, as you would find the case between throwing at a target with a stable versus shifting head.
If you think of a baseball pitcher, this is the same basic idea – a pitcher would have a shifting head if he stood with his legs apart before the wind-up, so you notice they all wind up from a legs-together stance that eliminates or great reduces head motion:
The forward head motion on the actual pitch of course is irrelevant to the golf swing because the pitcher is throwing in the same direction as the head motion, adding momentum to his action.
Whereas in golf, you are not swinging at the actual target (you’re swinging at the ball) and head motion would great influence how well you can strike the ball sitting at your feet.
But imagine if you could take the shifting-head pivot and eliminate that part while still retaining the power and leverage of that particular move?
Is it possible?
The other points are equally important because the body works best as one, cohesively connected sum of parts rather than a piece-meal, cobbled-together “tips” on this or that part of a golf swing.
In this regard, just because one person is swinging into impact with a higher trailing heel than the person next to them doesn’t necessarily mean anything other than their model is slightly variant from the other’s, with both being great for them individually.
This work should help those who have been swinging in the MCS model but who are unsure if they’re doing it optimally for themselves.
The work continues but the light is at the end of the tunnel!
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