I have been very enthused with this upcoming “E = MCS” video for many reasons, but the addition of more advanced video shooting than my accustomed style has me really stoked.
I get a lot of people saying, “It’s very confusing to talk about the C7 being the swing point,” but the plain and simple issue is that if you’re struggling with stability in the pivot, then you have to make yourself understand it.
When the old instruction saw went “don’t move your head,” this is what they were talking about, whether they knew it or not – likely it was something that was instinctual to the more natural swingers, but it doesn’t mean you can’t understand it because there was a time I myself didn’t get it.
There was a liquid smoothness to his irons that you just don’t see nowadays, and it was only after years of looking at swings of every sort that I realized what it was – it was the effortless swing action that is produced by position and the pivot, and by position, I mean the address.
He is currently in the midst of arranging for me to get use of a video drone, so that if we get it, we will be shooting angles I’ve never before shown – bird’s eye up the line shots, directly overhead shots, ball tracking shots – and perhaps even a Go-Pro camera that, clipped to the bill of my cap, will show what I’m looking at when I swing, and showing just how stable the head is during the swing.
Do we build houses using imperfect models, or do you want the model in theory to be perfect with regards to measurement and scale?
Think of a basketball free-throw or baseball pitch, for two examples – you can have “perfect” free-throw technique or a “perfect” pitching delivery, mechanics-wise – but if you are not positioned properly, you won’t hit the target.
That issue was the scoliosis, wherein in my spine is bent to the left and twisted in a staircase-type spiral, making me bend to the left with open shoulders when I stand naturally with my feet parallel to what would be the target line.
I took the Momentus Heavy Driver to the range yesterday to begin proving that the Modern Golf Swing bunk about “using the ground” for power is exactly that, bunk, as well as to disprove that golf swings today have to be different because of the lighter equipment.
If that were true, I’d have to use a different swing for a regular driver, a long driver and yet a third swing action for the Momentus Heavy Driver, correct?
I recently met Wax Golf reader The Welshman, who lives in the Toronto area, and we hit it off very nicely when we got together to take a look at and do a little work with his swing.
I was looking at Si Woo Kim’s swing this past weekend after he won the Players Championship, and while I thought his swing looked a lot better than Tiger Woods’ ever did under Sean Foley (update – WRONG, I just hadn’t seen the face-on angle) – the Foley Curse has reared its head again.
Now, you may ask yourself, how on earth does a 21 year old hurt his back swinging a 13 oz golf club?