Category Archives: Driver

Vertical Lift? Um… Numbers Say No Way…

I made a point in a comment about Justin Thomas having very low Angle of Attack despite his “flying foot” which is supposed to add “vertical lift” or to be “using the ground,” and I said to Joe S. that I’d check to make sure.

I had checked before, and I went to check another couple of very well-known “flying foot” club members, Patrick Rodgers and Jordan Spieth, to see what their launch numbers were saying.

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Swing Video – Driver 2 Angles + DTL 7 & 4 Irons

Well, after viewing and editing the video clips from Friday’s Driver and a couple of irons swings, all I can say is “Wow!”

What a difference a setup adjustment can make visually, especially when I watch the swings down the line.

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My Best Setup Yet… And The Action Followed

I did one thing yesterday when I went to work on my setup and swing yesterday, which was to get as tall and upright as I could.

It made a dramatic difference, as you will see when comparing my setup down the line with earlier this summer.

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I Was “This Close!!!” Updated

Update – I actually did “get it,” but I had two sets of swings recorded and looked at the wrong one before posting.  Full details in the July 25 posting. /update

I’ve talked about my obsession with swinging as close to I can in accordance with the MCS Golf Swing model.

While adding the “full body” aspect to the right-only swing action from my last session postings, I came oh-so-close.

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MCS Model Should = Neutral Plane (Why That’s Good)

I took a look at my latest, nearly-there swings right arm only, and again I was struck by how amazingly neutral my swing plane is using the MCS Golf Swing model.

There are of course three types of swing planes – neutral or on-plane, steep and flat, with the neutral one of course being the preferable one, and I’ll tell you why I believe that is so.

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Xtreme Leverage Pt II – Driver

Not much to say today as I pretty much laid it out in yesterday’s posting, so here is the Driver swing shown from the same two angles.

This is as extreme as I can go, swinging with the right arm and hand only with the hips & legs, but in doing so, I also proved that the swing is indeed a whole-boy motion.

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Holy Moly – Here’s A Short Back Swing W/Big Hip & Leg Action!

I was correct when I hesitated to post video from last week’s swing session, because I had a hunch about something that I wanted to check out before doing so.

I got out today and made some swings on video and sure enough, I was right!

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How To Improve Your Swing After 3.5 Weeks Without Hitting Ball (Improved Pivot)

I had a hunch, I wrote a couple of weeks back, about something I had been looking at 12 years back with regards to the relationship between the back pivot and the down swing involving the concepts of “push” and “pull.”

Seems I was right on the money back then, and it took looking at Mike Dunaway’s “Peace River” video demonstration of his own back pivot concept to spur me to check it out once more.

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Rory McIlroy Has Some Gosh-Darned Leverage

If you want to know why Rory McIlroy has so much power for a man standing 5’9″ and weighing all of 160 lbs, you only have to look at his down swing and impact/release to see why.

Forget all the nonsense you hear on television, the true secret of Rory’s power is the leveraging he creates both with his semi-classic pivot (heel comes up a little, but even that little gives him more hip turn than a fully planted pivot) and his down swing from the top.

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