I have been looking for some examples of how many of the greatest swingers to play pro golf got properly into the leading side and foot through the ball rather than hanging back, and you’ll likely be surprised by some of the names that had a “short-stop slide” at one point in their careers.
Now that I’ve come to the end of my development of the MCS Golf Swing model, I can concentrate on helping everyone hone their own version of this swing model, and today I’d like to address the 3rd Lever action.
A while back, Jim asked a question about the “hip stall” he noticed in Mickey Wright’s swing, and which everyone talks about in Rory McIlroy’simpact phase, and I had answered back then that it is part of an efficient transfer of power to the ball (“cracking the whip”) that anyone can do with a proper down swing sequence.
I have been looking at the action of the hips and legs for the upcoming “EMCS2 – The Follow-Up”video, which again isn’t another “golf swing” video.
Rather, it’s a supplemental to aiding one in implementing and using the MCS swing model presented in the “E = MCS” video which, as I said at the time of release, is the last swing model video I see myself producing.
I was looking for a good swing clip of Tony Finau today for whatever reason – I wasn’t going to profile his swing or anything, although he’s a prodigiously long hitter.
I was just looking to see what he pivot action looks like, and it’s not bad, but the one thing I learned about anything today while looking at Finau’s “Golf Digest” analysis was – and this is embarrassing to have to point out, I assure you – the swing gurus to the PGA Tour players don’t understand the release action of a proper golf swing…
Originally posted at DJ Watts Golf on October 29, 2011.
I’ve got some photographic proof here that the “throw” or “Full Release” and not trying to create artificial lag in the swing do not lead to the “flipping/casting” that many higher-handicap golfers perform.