I said in last year’s video on the golf swing, “E = MCS,” that the mechanics of the back swing pivot could be broken down into a very simple concept, which I termed the “One Major Move.”
When I began to look at my own “plane” with the left arm at the top and the down swing “slot,” I discovered that not only is the “One Major Move”the best way to make your pivot, it’s also the best way to swing on plane when you do it the way the model dictates.
This is video from May 11th when I was hitting 9, 7 and 5 Irons, with two different angles.
I feel that my swing has gotten better in the 11 days since shooting this video but I’m working on the upcoming “Project 2018” video which means that I don’t have time to keep shooting video – besides, there will be lots of swings in the video!
I spent some time at the range yesterday, and I’m telling you friends, all I’ve been needing since the long winter has finally ended is some swing work and practice time to get the “swing machine” going full steam.
Several people who read WAX Golf have noticed that Wells Fargo champion Jason Day is now employing a “stealth heel lift” on some of his driver swings, and I got one angle that shows it clearly on a drive he hit yesterday.
From not being able to play regularly the past two seasons since hitting the Number 1 World Rankings, he has now won two events this season.
There are some things that I’ve set out to contradict or flat-out debunk in my years of swing research and blogging, and I’m very excited about what I’ll be doing with “Project 2018,” for which I still haven’t found a name that suits me.
If I told you that the percentage of players on the PGA Tour who use the Classic Golf Swing principle of performing a free hip turn by allowing the leading heel to release on the back swing pivot is pretty low, you’d likely agree with me.
I like to use the term “release” or “floating” rather than “lifting,” because those two terms compared to the latter connote a passive action rather than a deliberate one.