David or DKas I like to call him emailed me on the weekend regarding something he had found in a golf swing book from the 60’s (the Classic Golf Swing era, so you know it’s likely bang-on) called the “Four Magic Moves To Winning Golf.”
We had a discussion on it today before he headed off for his match-play round (I forget what the exact event is, but he’ll enlighten us, I’m sure, when he reads this posting).
I’ve talked about the golf down swing consisting of a “pull” and “push” sequence, but it could be misleading, so I’ll clarify the first part about the “pull” aspect – it is or should be built-in from your position, back swing pivot and top position.
The problem you get with the way a lot of people are swinging on television, aside from the fact that the result is very unsightly, is that they’re swinging at the ball (especially with the Driver) as if they’re hitting a wall with a hammer but forgetting it’s not actually there.
Still under the weather with the flu & luckily have this piece I was saving for a rainy day…
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.
” 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.