I like to use Ben Hogan’s pivot move to illustrate the perfect pivot action for a reason – he didn’t have the “move off the ball” action with the head, and his head stayed in place on the pivot, leading me to coin the phrase “floating pivot.”
This stable head allowed him to strike the ball with unearthly accuracy (he complained about playing 36 holes per day in some events because he sometimes drove his ball off a tee in the afternoon and ended up in the morning’s tee shot divot).
You’ve seen that despite the Modern Golf Swing’s insane mechanical theory (which is dead wrong, by the way) that you best generate power by restricting the hip turn and torquing the lower back, there are still fundamentals that even the MGSproponents can’t eliminate.
There are so many good reasons to have the biased address setup – first and foremost, it’s the only one that is mechanically-optimal, because if the head is not supposed to move around during the swing, then it should be at address where it will be at impact.
That’s already been established, but here’s another benefit – with the biased address setup, those with steep or over-the-top swing plane issues will find that the setup helps keep the club in the “slot” coming down from Continue reading →
I’m still not ready to show video of my swings, because believe it or not, I am moving ever closer to the optimal model and even Tuesday’s swings will likely be obsolete by the next range session.
Actually, let’s change “likely” to “definitely,” because I already know my adjustment for that and that it will change my address appearance (down the line more than anything) and likely the entire swing and impact, but that’s for another day.
On this PGA Championship moving day, I thought I’d look back at a particular golf swing of a player currently T4going into Round 3..
With all of my personal angst regarding finding and building an “optimal” golf swing, I would like to stress in this posting that “optimal” simply means to me, the best possible swing action you can make with regards to efficiency, speed production and accuracy/consistency.
That doesn’t mean that a swing that isn’t “optimal” is bad – when I say a swing is mechanically-sound, but not optimal, I mean that I fully endorse a swing action like that but that it could be even better.
I wasn’t kidding around when I wrote on the weekend that the leading side leverage are provided and powered by the hip and leg action in the optimal golf swing.
I’ve been doing more exploration of the MCS Golf Swing model swinging with the left arm only while I rehab the rib injury and the more I focus on the hip and leg action with the “drop” action, the easier it is to click the SwingRite on increasingly lower settings.
I’ve told you all that I’m working out swinging again and that I’ve been pleased with the adjustments I’ve made to my setup – well, here’s something for the MCS swingers regarding two important parts of the setup.
I got an excellent couple of links from DKondo yesterday when we spoke on Skype for about an hour on the swing, to some Youtube videos.
They show Trackman in the process of proving the MCS Golf Swing theory, and what we’ve been talking about for years here – that the proper impact spine angle is rightward tilting rather than the left-biased or vertical spine junk that began with the Modern Golf Swing madness.