Category Archives: Classic Golf Swing

The Grip Changes Everything For Me

I’ve said that if you don’t implement all parts of a working model, it is bound to fall apart, but I’ve just discovered something in reverse – fix the issue and everything first unravels but then can be rearranged correctly.

You’ll note that, time and time again, I made changes to my setup and mechanics, only to say that while it was an improvement, there was still something off with the motion.

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What A Difference A Grip Change Makes

I got home and looked at some of the video I shot today, and I can’t believe how weak my grip felt today versus how it looks – it’s weaker than last week but still on the strong side, I’d say.

While it may not look much weaker, it definitely made a difference in my setup and swing action and I believe I’m not there yet but nearly.

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A New Theory Involving The Grip – And Standing At The Precipice?

Since I noticed that I had not stayed with the neutral grip that I mentioned having fixed, I have been looking extensively into the grip and why it’s not just recommended but required – and I discovered something else.

What that was, was that I really never “fixed” my grip to make it neutral, and that was the problem causing certain things to go off-script in my golf swing.

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Here’s A Jack Nicklaus Swing So Close To Optimal

I would like to show you all the driver swing of one Jack Nicklaus from the 1963 match against Sam Snead.

These are the only two golf swings from the PGA Tour that you should be looking at to begin with, in my humble opinion, if you want a golf swing that will give you everything from speed, distance, accuracy and consistency.

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How Close Was I To Optimal? I Think One Thing…

Let’s have some fun with technical analysis in this posting, shall we?

Instead of being enraged by something I noticed wrong with my swing yesterday, it gave me a delayed (after the annoyance phase) sense of satisfaction that I’m actually proving my theory in real time.

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Can I Still Drive It 350 And Over? (I Say Yes)

I say that because of the drive I hit on the range yesterday, with a used range ball, that went 332 yards if it went an inch, because I was able to actually laser measure it when it stopped.

I mention all the time that there are mounds at the back of the range guarding the Par 3 course beyond it and, depending on how close you are to the back limits of the range tee deck, can be up to 350 yards distant.

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Day 4 – Just About There On Setup

I forgot my SC300i at home today when I left for the range, but I didn’t need it to measure my longest drives as I was able to laser measure a reliable target at which I was hitting drives – the mound behind the white flag at about 330 yards.

I was actually happy to have left the launch monitor at home because it was nothing but focus on the task at hand, which was to see how I swung and how it looked on video.

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MCS Classic Golf Swing – Weight “Transfer” & The C7 Rotation Point

Words definitely matter when you’re speaking or writing about the swing, because if the diagram, picture or video were sufficient, we’d simply watch and implement, wouldn’t you agree?

In that regard, let’s just get rid of the word “shift” when it comes to the Classic Golf Swing, particularly the MCS version of it, because there is no “shift” in the optimal swing.

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3 Sessions In, The Model Is Still The Model

I thought when I realized I was thinking too laterally about the swing and not rotationally enough that I was actually going to have to re-tool the model I finished working on in 2017.

It may well be that it was simply a very fundamental change in the “feel” of the pivot without actually having changed anything in the setup or pivot action.

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Overhead View Of Jack Nicklaus Shows Interesting Things

Thanks to BM for reminding me of  the existence of overhead video showing Jack Nicklaus’ driver swing.

If you’re interested in Jack’s “Golf My Way” video, you can find it here on Youtube. The overhead part from which I took the below shots to make a couple of Gif.s is at 45:00 of the video.

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