I’ll be taking a couple of days to go over what I was doing versus what I should be doing (still too much “pull & turn” which was how I used to swing when left-dominant), but knowing the difference is the key.
I actually made much better swings with the irons but as I mentioned, the wind had picked up so strongly that I couldn’t keep the camera tripod stable, so I hit the remainder of my balls with irons and without recording them.
Driver Setup & Impact
I’m pretty certain that the extra bend in the leading arm at impact was a compensation because of the failure to transition all the way to the new action with the Driver.
It was during my irons swings at the end of the session that a light went off and I fairly exclaimed to myself, “Oh! This is how you do it…”
At any rate, here are the face-on and down the line swings I recorded with the Driver, which I’ll call halfway between what I used to do and what I need to be doing:
The setup is on point however, and the action will come. And now that I have that setup, the “Drop & Pop” sequencing will be even better than anything I’ve done to date.
That little trailing foot release that has evolved all the way from a sliding release, and the slightly bent leading arm at impact are the visual markers of what I mentioned as having a holdover of the “pull & turn” action I had, and I’ll be drilling the proper sequence to eliminate that.
This stuff is far beyond what used to be the standard MCS Classic Golf Swing action, so much so that I don’t know if it’s even the same animal anymore.
If performed correctly, I believe that it makes the club face so stable during the swing that you don’t require any squaring into impact – according to what I’m seeing when I practice the proper sequence, the club face is square during the entire swing.
What I do know is that I wasn’t going to get this action until I changed the grip, because it’s a crucial part of the entire formula.
So, a few days of grooving that proper sequence and I’ll be back out there.
More to come!