You’ll remember my saying more than once that I have never made a decent swing on a ball before, and while some might say I’m exaggerating, this is true.
I’ve never felt comfortable over the ball and made a good swing, is the finer point of it. I’ve either felt comfortable over the ball and hit a horrific shot or felt constricted and lost over the ball and hit a decent shot (decent describing the result and not the feel nor the swing action).
Having built the rough outline of my Dunaway-esque swing model, I am now transitioning to investigating it thoroughly to make it optimal.
For myself, this means reverse-engineering the setup (I have the basic setup but my misses yesterday told me that I wasn’t nailing the optimal one on every swing), because everything starts from there.
I was nearly ill when I took a trip through my 2016 swing clips archive – around June of 2016, I had a nearly perfect foot and shoulder adjustment for my swing model to enable me to swing straight down the line.
I would almost say that it’s the only thing, but athletic intuition combined with technical knowledge would of course bring results much more quickly than intuition alone.
For the late arrivals, I decided a few weeks ago to stop trying to build XYZ model or models and just go back to my roots, using athletic intuition and what I’ve learned technically over the years, and nothing else, to build what I would call the Athletic MCS Golf Swing model.
You know the old saw, that a theory cannot be proven to be correct and that it can only be proven wrong – well, I still haven’t been able to debunk Mike Dunaway’sswing model and theory.
After my last two sessions, about which I was indeed correct with regards to my stance adjustments, I was still trying to solve the mystery of why my club face was turning over at impact, producing push-hooks, and I mean push-hooks.
I love to try to confirm suspicions or theories both forwards and backwards, so I am always going back to my swing video archive to see what’s what when I think I’ve figured out.
In this case and my stance theory with regards to shoulder and foot line angles (while most people can and should swing with their foot line and shoulders parallel to the target line, I cannot), I am finding confirmation looking at how well I strike the ball and how I’m set up over it.
**Update: Further musing about my journey at bottom.
As it turns out from analysis of my Tracer Golf session yesterday, it’s not just the foot line in my stance that has to be angled, but also my shoulders, in order to come to impact with shoulders square to the target line.
It’s not a huge surprise, given the nature of my scoliosis – it’s not just a left twisting offset of my shoulders, but I also have an “S” curve in my spine viewed from the back, so these are uncharted waters as I do what I should have done years ago.