It will be glaringly obvious what this particular heresy of mine is if my next foray to Tracer Golf proves me correct and I make a permanent setup change in this regard.
You see, there is something about conventional golf insisting upon a certain aspect of the setup that has just never sat well with me, but only in the years of my pursuit of Moe Norman (circa 2005-08) did I myself depart from conventional thought.
I have said for years, based upon my own experience and seeing/hearing what golf “experts” have to say about athleticism in golf, that most of these people haven’t really ever played or excelled at any other sport.
Those of you who have followed my golf swing blogging for a certain number of years will remember that I came to this golf swing research already able to produce lots of speed & power.
The ironic thing is, since I play sports right-handed, not just swinging a golf club, if I had been taught a golf swing with a right-dominant motion, I would have picked it up with no issues.
However, having swung left-dominant for so many years, I am finding myself having to really focus on taking the left side bias out of both the setup and the swing action (the impulse to drag the club through with the left arm rather than swing down and through with the right), but I made progress today.
I would say that the last year in which I did a lot of ball-striking and swing work would have been 2017 – after that, I would just go to the range once or twice a week, if that, to see if I could optimize the swing model I presented in the 2017 video “E = MCS.”
The thing about this new setup I’m exploring is that, as I’ve said in Pt 1, it’s neither the standard Classic Golf Swing setup I laid out in the “E = MCS” video, nor is it the setup that Mike Dunaway used for his swing model, nor is it even the way I was personally setting up for the Dunaway-inspired Post-Modern Swing model.
You all know of my contempt for the concepts of Modern Golf, whether it’s calling a flying leading foot something like “creating vertical lift” or the other silly term “using the ground” as if some players are floating in the air during their swings.
Well, congratulations to Golf.com for a completely undecipherable article that asks how Tiger Woodscreates his ball speed and answers, I’m not kidding, “Very Carefully.”
One of the great things about doing swing research in real time is getting to share one’s work as it proceeds, but it’s also a hazard – you could miss things as you post your work, and that’s what happened just now.
A quick aside for any newcomers to the blog (and thanks for the emails) – I have developed a golf swing model based upon personal athletic intuition and studying the best swings of the greatest champions.
That model work is completed, has been for some time – the current research I’m conducting is to establish: Continue reading →