Category Archives: Pivot

Golf Swing Theory – The Search For Truth Is Not A Straight Road

I’ve been troubled by something this entire year while trying to swing along the lines of the MCS Golf Swing model I finalized two years ago.

I also released the MCS Golf Swing eBook 1st Edition last year with the intention of quickly editing and releasing a Final Edition, and I’m very happy that I haven’t yet done so, as I was waiting until I’d finished looking into certain things.

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Swing Video – Driver 2 Angles + DTL 7 & 4 Irons

Well, after viewing and editing the video clips from Friday’s Driver and a couple of irons swings, all I can say is “Wow!”

What a difference a setup adjustment can make visually, especially when I watch the swings down the line.

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Video – Driver From Wednesday (1st Set)

Here is a video clip of two angles I took with the Driver swing, and this is from the 1st set of swings before I unfathomably changed my setup slightly – the 1st set, I nailed it.

One thing I always look for, because I coined Ben Hogan’s action the “floating pivot,” is a stable head on the back swing, but if you really want to unlock leverage and power whilst preserving accuracy and stability, you want as stable a head throughout the entire swing for a true “floating pivot.”

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I Actually Did It Yesterday (2nd Set Of Swings)

WAX Nation, near-tragedy averted!

I actually nearly deleted the first set of swings I had made yesterday and that would have been… not good…

I had come home with two sets of swings with because I moved to another, quieter part of the range to get some last swings in before I went home, and I only looked at the 2nd set, thinking they’d be the better ones.

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I Was “This Close!!!” Updated

Update – I actually did “get it,” but I had two sets of swings recorded and looked at the wrong one before posting.  Full details in the July 25 posting. /update

I’ve talked about my obsession with swinging as close to I can in accordance with the MCS Golf Swing model.

While adding the “full body” aspect to the right-only swing action from my last session postings, I came oh-so-close.

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MCS Model Should = Neutral Plane (Why That’s Good)

I took a look at my latest, nearly-there swings right arm only, and again I was struck by how amazingly neutral my swing plane is using the MCS Golf Swing model.

There are of course three types of swing planes – neutral or on-plane, steep and flat, with the neutral one of course being the preferable one, and I’ll tell you why I believe that is so.

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Xtreme Leverage Pt II – Driver

Not much to say today as I pretty much laid it out in yesterday’s posting, so here is the Driver swing shown from the same two angles.

This is as extreme as I can go, swinging with the right arm and hand only with the hips & legs, but in doing so, I also proved that the swing is indeed a whole-boy motion.

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Xtreme Leverage – Never So Much Power With So Little Effort

I’ve told you all about the challenges of swinging right-handed while being left-handed, the biggest one for me being the ability to swing with a right-dominant motion.

Today was an auspicious day for me, as I finally got a years-long flaw in my setup fixed this week, and right after that – bang – I was able to make right-dominant swings.

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Setup Looking Better! 7i & 4i Swings (Video – 2 Angles)

I have been working on my setup with regards to the down the line aspect and I nailed it on some swings yesterday, with a little more work to do to get my regular setup as good as the best ones.

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The Search For The Swing… Why MCS Is So Effective

Note: I’ll begin this post with some general musing about models and technique, but the main point of this writing will be halfway down, after “The Point About MCS.”

As you all know, I’ve been obsessed with finding what I would call the “optimal” golf swing model for nearly 15 years now.

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