I suppose the early days seemed so much more fruitful than the past couple of years have been, due to the diminishing number of things to investigate and clarify.
I’ve spent this entire season looking into the nature of a low trailing heel impact, and only in the past week or so, I’ve made big strides in the clarification process.
First, I have actually discovered additional “speed brake” issues with my own swing, because of having incorrectly applied the sequences that I will discuss below.
Meaning, however fast I’m able to swing now and however far I’m able to send the ball, I’m still not utilizing 100% of my capacity.
Close, But Not There
Second, there seems to be, as always, a degree of “yes and no” when it comes to anything regarding the swing, and the low trailing heel impact is another one.
The reason is that there are infinite variations of how someone may swing the club using the same model, and when it comes to the trailing heel position at impact, I have found several positions that do not make the swing good or bad, but simply follow what has occurred to that point:
- There is a swing pivot (and also a setup position) that will produce a low leading heel on the back swing pivot, and this will reciprocate in a low to flat trailing heel at impact,
- There is a swing pivot (and also a setup position) that will produce a higher leading heel lift, and this will again reciprocate the down swing impact position with a high trailing heel impact,
- Taking the second pivot mentioned, you can also exchange the high heel at impact with a lower heel but which requires a “short stop slide” at and through impact
Greg Norman’s “Slide”
That’s what I’ve got so far, and the reason I want to clarify all of this is because everyone will swing in a slightly to extremely different manner even within the standard MCS swing model, so this will help many people who are struggling with one aspect of the swing or another.
Mike Dunaway’s Step-Around
I’ve also, in this process, been able to solve the riddle of how Mike Austin and Mike Dunaway claimed to swing the same way where Austin had a high leading lift to Dunaway’s lower (sometimes almost nonexistent) leading heel lift, with Austin’s heel at impact also being either higher than Dunaway’s or being accompanied by a slide at impact, compared to Dunaway’s step-around.
Believe it or not, they did swing nearly exactly the same way, but there was a variance – meaning, they used the same model slightly differently, which produced the different looks between the two.
Not only that, sometimes, Dunaway stepped around, sometimes he had the slide:
I’m just trying to wrap all of this up before the outdoor season ends so I can give definitive answers with video to back up what I’ve done with the work this season.
Shouldn’t be too much longer!
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