One of the principles I had looked into, and the reason I always struggled to get that low trailing heel impact position no matter how well I struck the ball, has to do with the whole concept of synchronicity.
Once I broke everything down and quantified the mechanics behind Mike Dunaway’s swing, it was as plain as the nose on one’s face why:
Dunaway had a low to flat trailing heel at impact because he didn’t have much to no leading heel lift on the back pivot:
Therefore, if you swing with a motion that causes a higher leading heel lift, you will almost assuredly have a higher trailing heel at impact:
It’s really as simple as that.
I was able, to be sure, to get a lower trailing heel at impact when I thought about it and focused on it with the MCS Classic Golf Swing model, but this is a manipulated action and I hate manipulated moves.
I have spent my life into early adulthood actively involved in competitive sports, and there is no way you can excel in sports with manipulated action, which is why I don’t like it.
Athletic action should be natural and automatic once you’ve trained the basics, and it shouldn’t be something you struggle with for years, which is why I hate watching the Modern Golf Swing in action on television.
You are always watching the top golfers in the world constantly rehearsing and trying to find their “grooved” action when it would come automatically if it were natural.
So there it is – not earth-shattering, but something I wanted to clarify. Now, you can certainly have a low leading heel with the Classic Golf Swing model, but the nature of the hip turn with this model means more hip turn and a higher trailing impact heel than with the Compound Pivot.
The Compound Pivot can actually be performed as Dunaway did it, with a very low to flat leading and trailing heel on the pivot and at impact.
More to come!