These swings are from Monday, when I went to the range to get in some swing work and to focus on that “One Major Move” with the right arm and side.
I wasn’t swinging all-out, probably in the low-170 mph range with the regular driver (I had the radar out to keep an eye on the speed), but when I got home to look at the video, I was scratching my head.
I unfortunately missed the window on a possible shot at competing in the Masters (Senior) class at the upcoming World Long Drive Championship in Oklahoma next month, due to the delays with the “E = MCS” video.
The weather wreaked havoc on my shooting schedule and delayed release nearly a month, and that month, if I had been able to complete the video in late June, would have given me the time to work out on the swing and gauge whether it would be feasible to give it a whirl.
If you already downloaded and watched the “E = MCS” video, I’d love to hear what you think of the trailer I put up yesterday!
The feedback on the video itself has been better than I had imagined, certainly better than I had hoped – it seems that I underestimated just how simple the swing model can be, when I originally set out on this video.
I ask that question, and of course I don’t know if it is or isn’t, but I fervently hope so, and I read something this morning that gives me this hope.
For a long time, I can remember being very lonely in my insistence that you don’t want to restrict the hip turn on your back swing pivot, because the lower back is nearly fused to the hips – I found this excellent description of the range of twisting motion you can expect from the lower back or lumbar region:
Everything about the MCS swing model, being mechanically-correct, points to one thing, over and over – efficient power & speed production using your own body’s mass and leverage rather than muscle power when swinging the club.
There’s a point in the “E = MCS” swing video in which I talk about what happens after the “Drop” in the “Drop & Pop,” which is the down swing to and through impact, and let me show you all something here.
I’ve compiled some iron swings taken a couple of months back when I was producing the “E = MCS” video, because of course, the video is about how to swing, not a showcase for my own swing.
There are of course some of my swings in the video for demo purposes, but the place to really look at the MCS Golf Swing rather than learn how to swing this way, is here on the blog, where people can watch swing clips until their eyes fall out, if they wish.
OK, I mentioned yesterday how, if you grasp the concept of the “Pressure Plate”transfer on the back swing and down swing, the pivot literally powers itself using the hips and legs.
I’ve got a couple of worm’s-eye view swings I recorded but didn’t use for the “E = MCS” video – basically, I was looking at getting a bunch of cool angles to view a swing, including overhead with a drone (which was kiboshed by the golf range, due to liability issues)…