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 got a segment in the upcoming “E = MCS” video that proves, with just one thing (a 20lb or 9kg kettle bell), so many things about MCS and why the analysts on TV, for the most part, don’t know what they’re talking about.
I’ve said before that the “flying foot” that gets so much praise on the telecasts is something that the analysts either don’t know is wrong, or that they know it’s wrong and are being incredibly dishonest in praising it as a power move.
I mean, it sounds harsh, but is there another option when someone is praising something that is mechanically-incorrect?
It is so simple when you distill the golf swing to its most basic elements – the proper setup combined with the “perfect pivot” action that Ben Hogan used for his own swing.
Those two basic elements are the Alpha & Omega of the optimal golf swing. In fact, I can’t think of anything that would cause a problem in the swing that wouldn’t be solved by the grasping of these two elements.
Originally Posted August 4, 2015 – Re-posted because you need this swing bottom to “drop the hammer.”
The name of the game with the golf swing is consistency. It doesn’t matter how far you can hit a ball, nor even how accurately you can hit a ball, if you can’t do it consistency.
In golf, you score when you put the ball where you want it for the next shot, more or less – and when you don’t put that ball where you want it, bad things are likely to happen – or at least things will happen that aren’t optimal.