But all of that may be over. Since I realized what my major issue was last autumn, I’ve been on the trail of what a right-dominant swing action would do differently from a left-dominated swing action.
Step by step, feel by feel, I was making the transition but today, after I wrote my progress report, while working on the setup again, I realized that my setup wasn’t “not tight enough,” but rather…
… still left-dominant in my setup. So, whatever I was doing to swing right-dominant, I was crossing myself up yet again by having a right-dominant arm position but still focusing on the feel of the left side to address the ball.
I had been editing the published post and thinking about the right side action and a visual ran across my mind about how to set up with the correct feel for a right-handed swing as well as how it would set up, all mentally, and finally I went back for the swing aid.
When I ignored the left side altogether and focused on setting up my swing aid drill with the right side only, something in my brain switched over to right-dominant (remember that although I’m “left-handed,” I have always played sports right-handed) and there it was in front of me.
Everything changed. It was like flipping a mirror image to the right perspective.
Left-Dominant? Not This Way
The way I’m demonstrating the setup above (from the “E = MCS” video) is perfectly fine, if you’re a right-dominant person. If you’re left-handed or left-dominant swinging right-handed however, it could be a death move.
And it was for me. Until I visualized this and did this below:
Even making the video, I was so fully left-dominant in my mind-set that I didn’t realize the significance of how harmful it is to focus on the left side in a right-handed swing setup.
But today, the right-side sports instinct finally (after 17 years trying to emulate Moe Norman and his “it’s all left arm” red herring that completely fooled me because it made sense to this left-handed dummy that I am) kicked in when I tried this, and I believe the next range session will be the end of the journey.
Will I have a perfect right-handed dominant swing the next time out?
That remains to be seen (can anyone make a “perfect swing?”), but the research work may be over, as this was my last hurdle in building the MCS Classic Golf Swing model – swinging according to the model.
If I’m correct, the next couple of weeks will bring the changes I’ve been planning for the site.
All of my videos will go away as well, because I still haven’t swung a club in the manner one is supposed to swing it when swinging right-handed, and I won’t have any reason to have them up.
It was June of 2005 when I made the vow to figure the proper and optimal golf swing out, if no one could show me how it was done.
Funny, today is June 1st.
A lot of blood, sweat and tears in that 17 year period.
But better getting there late than never.
More to come!