You all know that one of my pet peeves on golf swing analysis is the ridiculous “using the ground” excuse the analysts use when they simply have no clue what’s going on and still want to sound knowledgeable about what you’re seeing on your screen.
Simply, launching one or both feet into the air while swinging a golf club does nothing to add speed or power, rather it is an anti-injury move because the swinger is either not using a proper weight shift to the leading foot and/or doesn’t want to damage the leading leg or hip.
I have been going back and forth about what I was doing to do now that my swing research has concluded.
I have thought it was over a couple of times before, but there was always a nagging thought that I might have missed something – well, I can state with confidence that, having cracked the “Dunaway Down Swing,” there is nothing left to look at.
It’s been a busier month than I could have imagined when we rang in the New Year, but I’ve managed to make enough headway on the upcoming video that the end is in sight!
The major problem (if one was going to have one, this is it) has been trying to winnow down four hours of swing work that I recorded with David D. over the last few weeks of the ’16 summer season, as well as some video short clips that he had recorded on his own smart-phone – there was so much material that ended up on the cutting room floor.
As far as the face-on look of what I would call the perfect golf swing model is actually a composite of the best of the best in the three major phases of the golf swing itself.
You have the starting or address position, then the back swing and finally the down swing/finish phase, and I had crudely put together those three phases in a gif. featuring the three “best of the best” when it comes to a face-on view.
I say “face on” because Nicklaus had a squared stance to the target line viewed down the line and you all know what the MCS Golf Swing Theory says about that.
I don’t have much to say today, except to thank new readers and old for being here and for reading these words.
I have been preoccupied with the projects I’ve mentioned since the end of the summer (the upcoming Amazon eBook, MCS Beyond Perfect Pivot video, which is the last of any video I will produce for my Wax Golf followers, and any future Amazon video project), and I haven’t had much time to reflect on the coming year, which I believe will be special.
While the byline of this particular crime against humanity is given to Ron Kaspriske, the person giving the tips, I would hold Golf Digest responsible as the magazine carrying this destructive advice to unsuspecting golfers.
What exactly is that? Only a little more Modern Golf Swing insanity, is all…