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.
Update – I 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).
I 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.
I followed Blake and his father around Pine Dunes Resort Golf Clubyesterday (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.