While it was mechanically-correct, it was either that I wasn’t executing the principles properly or there was something missing.
Once again, after getting to where I feel I should be with the Classic pivot action, I can’t find anything wrong with the theory that I presented in 2017’s “E = MCS” golf swing video, only in how I personally interpreted it.
If I have it correct now, and all things indicate so (I’ll know when I get back to the lab to hit some balls), then it would take me back to my 2017 declaration in the “Dropping The Hammer” video that you can perform a Classic pivot action and still swing down through impact with a Dunaway-esque action of the low or flat trailing heel with a delayed release of said foot.
That would be a good thing – nay, a fabulous thing, because that would mean there is an optimal model of golf swing, end of story.
We would be looking at a stable-head back swing pivot as well as down swing, with the leverage of the shift-and-post or Dunaway swing model – maximum accuracy/repeatability with maximum power and speed generation.
I mean, how would you improve such a swing?
You could likely wring more speed out of a swing if you did silly or dangerous things to increase your leverage, but that would not only risk injury but likely cost you big time in accuracy – just look to today’s long drivers on both counts.
You could also likely improve your already dialed-in accuracy, but the only way I could see that would be to simply use the same model and swing around 85-90% of your top swing speed, but then you’d be giving up distance.
The good thing is that the latter scenario is how you could play golf for score and still send it a long way – 85-90% of a 350 yard drive is still 298-315 yards, and at that eased-off speed, you’d be hard pressed to miss your line by a good margin.
If you think 350 yards is an unreachable target for a drive distance, then you don’t realize what pure and natural leverage with no speed brakes in your swing can do for you.
I’m 52 and was still getting drives out 330 yards and more last summer (and those balls were stopping on the uphill slopes of mounds at the back of the range) with battered range balls and drivers that I haven’t had custom fitted for me. Range balls and off the rack clubs, and I’d still get some drives out near 350 with a switch to store balls from range.
Give me my finished model the way I want it, fitted drivers and brand new premium golf balls – I have no idea how far I’d still drive it.
If you think 325 yards are possible, or even a round 300 – what is your driving average right now? Would you take 85-90% of 300 or 325 yards for playing golf?
I’ll know more about how this new modeling adjustment works, but all indications are, working on it at home, that the speed I want is there, and there’s no twisting of the leading foot, sliding of the trailing foot, or head motion on my trial swings.
If I can repeat that with actual swings, then my theory will be borne out.
And then I will have one and only one swing model about which to talk and to present.
More to come.