Those of you who have the “Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing” video (Part 1 of the MCS Trilogy Series) will probably not be that surprised to know that, in the Peace River swing video, Mike Dunaway used a mechanically-correct version of the planted-heel swing I demonstrated in “Kinesiology.”
The main problem people have with golf swings is that they don’t realize that kinesiology is more than just the study of human motion.
If you look at the actual definition of kinesiology, say from the wikipedia version of the word, you’ll see that kinesiology actually involves much more than the basic (mechanical) motion.
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.
Originally posted December 21, 2015. Re-posting in time for Tiger Woods’ announced return… so he says…
The first guy on TV that I ever saw talking about the Modern Swing in a negative way compared to the classic golf swing was Brandel Chamblee.
Move over Brandel, here comes Mike Boyle online!
It’s a difficult concept to grasp if you’re not accustomed to swinging in a mechanically-correct fashion, and it’s why most people who go to an instructor (especially one who subscribes to the “modern golf” school) don’t ever get much better from a certain point.
And that concept is that most “swing flaws” that you will see, hear about or address personally are a result, and not a cause.
You’ll notice that many people who talk about the golf swing don’t even have a standard set-up or address formula for making a swing.
It’s almost as if they’re saying, “Stand any old way, and then we’ll deal with the swing flaws as they come up…”
I said yesterday that MCS is the manner of swinging a golf club the way your body is designed to move and not according to bizarre positional theories advanced by the past couple decades’ worth of “modern golf swing” instructors and gurus.
And here is the way to describe how any MCS or mechanically-correct swing should work, whether it’s a swing based on my model or not.
The most difficult part of making the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video has been a matter of, where to start, and how to go about it.
So many things that I’ve covered in ten years of swing research and eight years of blogging, I actually had a writer’s block of sorts on what to begin with and how to get through the material.
PeterAllenby, one of my long-time readers, is part of a forum where he tries to spread the word.
When he linked to a clip last year or before on my 4 iron swing (not the one from the last posting, a different one), he was told that the “throw release” would be difficult to play with as “it requires too much timing.”
It’s easy to dismiss the notion of swinging with a motion like Iron Byron because, of course, we’re not machines.
And anyone who claims to have a swing model like Iron Byron’s, is of course being absurd, but I imagine it sells… we swing like living machines, and with two arms.