I know there’s the Waste Management Phoenix Open on right now, and of course the main event of Super Bowl Sunday kicks off in a few hours.
I’ll tell you all what got me to the point where I can emulate Mike Dunaway’s near-perfect down swing leverage and low-heel impact position – it’s the Kettle Bell “One Exercise” that I gave you all in “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video.
There is, for example, the tendency to try to “hit” the ball from the top of the back swing, but the problem is that you didn’t get to the top the same way.
So, trying to go straight down to the ball from the top leads to the “over the top” move.
I got a very good question from Terry yesterday in the previous posting, where he asked:
DJ, when you say,
” And this (the right elbow having dropped to the hip) is the point where the energy you’ve stored in your right arm and the cocked wrists will release the club down into and through impact.”
Are you actively holding the angle and dropping the rear shoulder into position? Or are you starting the release from the top ie Nicklaus ” you cant release the club to early as long as you are moving into your left side.”
There is a reason that the late Harvey Penick’s quote about the down swing’s first move (it’s all one move from the top to the finish, really, but there are stages to it when you break it down) is the same as how I describe it in the “E = MCS” video and why Moe Norman’s “Master Move” as he described it is the same as mine and Penick’s…
And that’s because… it’s the best way to swing efficiently due to the energy you’re storing on the way down, to be released into the bottom, what I call the “Pop” in the “Drop & Pop.”
If you can get to the “Drop” position, your down swing is half over – the other half is the “Pop” which, as I’ve stated, includes the motion from the “3 to 9 O’Clock” positions when viewing a swinger from behind.
Although the down swing is a continuous motion to the finish, and although the only things that matter (to the ball) are over at impact, there is a way to break the down swing into two separate components for drilling, I am sure.
Everything about the MCS swing model, being mechanically-correct, points to one thing, over and over – efficient power & speed production using your own body’s mass and leverage rather than muscle power when swinging the club.
There’s a point in the “E = MCS” swing video in which I talk about what happens after the “Drop” in the “Drop & Pop,” which is the down swing to and through impact, and let me show you all something here.
There are of course some of my swings in the video for demo purposes, but the place to really look at the MCS Golf Swing rather than learn how to swing this way, is here on the blog, where people can watch swing clips until their eyes fall out, if they wish.