Category Archives: MCS Perfect Pivot

Q: “What Is ‘Leverage?'” A: It Means Using The Lower Body…

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Originally posted June 21, 2016 – But Still Very Relevant!

The question I was asked via an emailed query is very straightforward :

You constantly refer to “leverage” as the source of MCS power. No doubt you’re right. But I wish I had a clearer idea of what is being levered, what mechanical advantage is obtained thereby and how this increases clubhead speed.

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Updated – Raw Speed & Power (& A Caddyshack Impression)

received_1063102347104229UpdateI found a swing clip where Blake was working on hitting some wedges and irons with his eyes closed.

The reason for that, of course – if you can adhere to the MCS principle of swinging with a stable head, then it shouldn’t be too hard to find the back of the ball, especially for the shorter clubs (shorter swings).

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Driving For Distance – Remember Impact

impsI have blogged on this topic before, but I cannot stress enough the importance of having optimal impact conditions when trying to drive the ball longer.

Improving impact will get you more distance, and faster, than trying to increase club impact speed.

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Once Again – Why Jack Nicklaus’ Swing Was So Great

jack nicklaus - blake elliottI’ve held Jack Nicklaus up as the greatest golfer of all time, and for more than just that he won 18 majors.

He won 18 to Tiger Woods’ 14, and throw in 19 runner-up finishes to Phil Mickelson’s 11 to date.

The most majors ever, won over a span of 25 years (a quarter century!), compared to Woods’ 11 years of major winning, the most runner-up finishes, and the 3rd most total wins on Tour.

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125 MPH Club Speed? Come On…

dj imp momentusI had to relinquish my title of “Longest Driver I Know Personally,” last week down in East Texas, because I couldn’t keep up with Blake when he got going with that leveraged swing.

I’ve got him by probably 80 lbs (35 kilos), but he’s producing so much power that I’d have to start working out again to match him (as in swing work, not gym work…).

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Blake Plays #2 At Pine Dunes GC – Long Drive

blake elliott driver impactI got Blake on video playing the 340 yard 2nd hole at Pine Dunes the first time we were on the course together last week, and this isn’t the -1 round that he shot after some swing changes – that was a couple of days later.

This was the day he played the front 9 trying out the first day’s changes, I mentioned that after playing some different shots from places on the 1st hole, he went -2 on the 8 holes afterward – here is an easy birdie on the 2nd.

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Controlling The Ball (Blake’s Round @ Pine Dunes)

I followed Blake and his father around Pine Dunes Resort Golf Club yesterday (rated #1 golf course in Texas by Golfweek Magazine), which plays a little over 7,100 yards from the tips and has a difficulty rating of 74.4/131.

If you’ve never seen this course, it is tight, lined with pine trees down both sides of every hole, and if you don’t control your ball (you can miss a fairway by only 3 to 5 yards in places and never find your ball), ¬†you will score off the planet – the perfect venue for Blake to see if he could control the ball with the swing changes he’s making.

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A Picture of Beauty

received_1063752347039229It’s day 3 (counting arrival day as 1) here in Bullard, Texas, and man is it hot down here in Longhorn country.

Question: How does 100F or 37.8C feel when it’s humid?

Answer: A lot hotter than that…

The consultation continues, and although I will be hard pressed to update regularly due to the schedule, I have a little break here and want to share a picture with you all, that I just love.

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Classic Golf Swing In Division I College – Looking Good…

blake extensionSo, I really have to post a swing video clip of Blake Elliott, whom as I mentioned I consulted with on his swing a couple of weeks back on my trip to Southern California.

The question will invariably arise in the wake of Brandel Chamblee’s book on the Classic Golf Swing and how terrible the Modern Golf Swing is – “OK, so where are the classic golf swingers?”

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Position Is Key To A Consistent Golf Swing

addr-topIf there is one thing you should work on with regards to your golf swing, and especially if you are an MCS (or trying to be MCS) swinger is – position.

Like the 3 Most Important Things In Real Estate, the similar refrain for the golf swing would be that those 3 Most Important Things are 1. Position, 2. Position and 3. Position.

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