I have already pointed out one of the elements of Ben Hogan’s golf swing included in the MCS Golf Swing, of course – it wouldn’t be what it is without the “floating pivot” action (fully mobile hips & legs while the head remains stable, “floating in place”) that is the signature move of the model.
If you get anything out of the MCS Golf Swing theory at all (besides the obvious, that the address position is the foundation of the swing and that the swing is driven by freely pivoting hips & legs), I would hope it is the “3 To 9” concept.
This area is so problematic for most swingers and has become even more so in the Modern Golf Swing era due to the restricted-hip back swing.
Now that I’ve come to the end of my development of the MCS Golf Swing model, I can concentrate on helping everyone hone their own version of this swing model, and today I’d like to address the 3rd Lever action.
I have been transforming my own golf swing for years, of course, during the time of my swing research and the one thing I was always looking to emulate was the so-called “Dunaway down swing,” which for me is the extension through the swing bottom with the low trailing heel.
This is because it’s the most difficult concept to grasp if you’ve been polluted by the Modern Golf Swing methodology.
I had discontinued the concept of the “MCS Swing Angle” after the “MCS – Perfect Pivot” video of last year, but I think it’s still a very good concept to keep in mind when you’re trying to swing with the MCS Golf Swing model and especially when performing the Kettle Bell “One Exercise.”
Jeff asked a very good question yesterday after viewing the “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video that directly relates to this (the Kettle Bell “One Exercise”), and I’m going to put this concept back out there for public consumption, as my answer to him brought to mind the nature of the Swing Arc.
As I always do, I’m going to post little snippets or previews to the work I’ve gotten done on the upcoming “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video, and today’s offering is on the nature of Leverage and the “3 Levers” concept of a mechanically-correct golf swing.
I have been expounding on the benefits of the “One Exercise” using the Kettle Bell (or something similar, like a dumb-bell, for example) to build and maintain a mechanically-correct and properly-leveraged golf swing, as well as for building strength in the relevant parts of the body, but…
I have always been pretty good at generating power, most likely due to having participated in half a dozen different sports in my life (organized soccer, baseball, hockey, track & field, basketball and volleyball in school and then golf as an adult) and having to learn proper motion in all of them.
I mentioned that I was giving the “One Exercise” to various people to test out so see if it helped their personal issues with building a fully MCS golf swing, and I am pleased say that my prediction has borne out.
Whatever the issue is, if you perform the “One Exercise” for either the back swing or down swing, you will see a very quick and dramatic increase in mechanical performance, and I can’t wait for you all who’ve reserved the coming “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video to try it and see for yourselves.