I don’t want people to think that, just because I’m transitioning from the “pulling” or left-dominant down swing to the right-dominant or “pushing/throwing” down swing that I’ve gone away from using the whole body.
That isn’t the case. I was actually thinking about this myself and wondering how it was possible to focus on the right side and still have as much speed and power as my previous “hybrid” swing with a big “pull” component.
I have been doing some swing work and I can tell that I’ve found my position to be able to swing right-dominant instead of “pulling” the swing as I have, being a left-handed person swinging right-handed.
I haven’t shot any video of myself swinging this way yet, but the results are promising – I have been going at it with my SwingRite stick (hello J.M.!), which I’ve had since a reader sent it to me in 2010.
I have some video from Saturday, as I mentioned in the posting that day, on the concept of having more extended release action through the ball for more leverage, more power, more speed, more consistency – everything you want in a concept.
Yes, if you watched the CBSbroadcast from the PGA Tour’s 2015 Quicken Loans National event yesterday, you would have seen Peter Kostisusing MCS terminology describing the hybrid swing mechanics (“pushing/throwing” combined with “pulling”).
I wanted to take a look at Brandon Hagy’s swing, as he currently leads the Tour in driving distance (321 yards per drive), but he is not very widely known, so there isn’t much video on Youtubewith which to work.
Originally Published August 11, 2011 on the DJ Watts Golf Blog
Note: The title was originally “Push & Pull,” however after receiving an email from a reader on the subject, I agree that the term should be “Pull & Push” based on the sequence of actions in this motion
Ken posted a great comment the other day that got me thinking to my old Swing Theory Golf Blog days, and I wrote a post on Harrison Sport’s blog section with the memories of the Push and Pull aspect of the swing.