I was able to break down and reassemble my swing so quickly this spring (using the “3 Pillars,” formerly “Dropping The Hammer” concept) because I’ve always had the components, but I needed to really nail down the adjusted address position to accommodate my spinal deformity, and I think you’ll all agree that I finally got there.
I dug my golf clubs out of the closet on a Saturday back in 2005, after watching some of the 3rd round of the U.S. Open (won that year by Michael Campbell of New Zealand), and when I got home from the range, I remarked to my wife that I was going to “figure this out, once and for all…“
Those of you who have been reading my blogging on the golf swing (I first began posting back in the late summer of 2007, about two years after that) will know that I had dumped those clubs into the closet, where they’d gathered dust for years, out of frustration with the golf swing.
All the way from California, another Wax Nation citizen (whom you’ve probably seen before in the comments section) was travelling and in the area, and took the time to stop in for a visit and a little consult on his swing today.
Fortunately, the weather turned out to be awesome, much warmer than forecast, and a brilliantly sunny morning set things off perfectly.
But, it’s probably time to give everyone the heads-up, as I’ve always said I don’t hold anything back – I did hint on it, after all, with my “E = MCS” musings during the winter months.
I got hold of a visual concept halfway through the session that just worked so beautifully for me, I will eventually share this, because it is awesome.
For example, a city further to the southeast on the shore of Lake Ontario (Hamilton) got 30-40 cm or 12″-15,” and I sure didn’t want that with spring less than a week away!
When it comes to the “floating pivot” concept that I inserted into the MCS Swing Theory back in the summer of 2014, it may be easier to think of it in this way – what happens when one of your vehicle tires is out of balance?
You get that irritating and rather disconcerting vibration in the entire car when you reach a certain speed, don’t you?
You have the starting or address position, then the back swing and finally the down swing/finish phase, and I had crudely put together those three phases in a gif. featuring the three “best of the best” when it comes to a face-on view.
I say “face on” because Nicklaus had a squared stance to the target line viewed down the line and you all know what the MCS Golf Swing Theory says about that.
I have been preoccupied with the projects I’ve mentioned since the end of the summer (the upcoming Amazon eBook, MCS Beyond Perfect Pivot video, which is the last of any video I will produce for my Wax Golf followers, and any future Amazon video project), and I haven’t had much time to reflect on the coming year, which I believe will be special.
Something that I see swingers struggle with on the basics of the MCS swing theory and models – the stance doesn’t change from the “Leaning A” position except stance width, and it is the ball position that changes, just as Jack Nicklaus shows in the below picture.
To illustrate how easy it is to swing with any club using the MCS stance, I went through it again with David D. on the weekend while we were mining MCS gold, and it becomes second nature, provided you accept the principles and work on making them “feel” natural.