Category Archives: Swing Plane

How The Launch Monitor Proves MCS Model Correct

As my long time readers know, I have always had issues with my down swing plane and club path through impact.

There were two reasons, the first of which I’ll address first here¬† – that I have a spinal deformity that twists my shoulders open when standing straight, leading to a steep down swing plane (what people call “over the top”) in the past, as well as a downward or negative Attack Angle into the ball with the Driver.

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What My Swing Change Experiment Tells Me (More Power)

One could say “six of one” and “half a dozen of the other,” when comparing my two Driver shot data series, if you overlook one important factor.

Everything was the same – the Launch Monitor (the Foresight GC Quad), the balls (same facility, so the Sxrixon balls would have been the same, whatever brand they were), the same driver (the Callaway Rogue Sub-Zero), and then you get close to identical top club and ball speeds.

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Fades To 325 Yard Draws – Shot Data Proves MCS Theory

I had said in the weeks previously, while working on changing my back swing pivot to shorten it and produce a shallower plane on the down swing, that I was hitting baby draw with it due to the changes I was making.

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Here’s How To Use The SwingRite At The Range (Video)

I don’t always take the SwingRite out of the bag during my range sessions, but when I was investigating the John Daly/Mike Dunaway leverage aspect yesterday, I made sure to take it with me because of the “feel” I had swinging it over the weekend.

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More “Dunaway…” More Leverage & Power

I took some cuts today after having worked on the “feel” of that top position where I could get more body leverage, akin to the Mike Dunaway/John Daly type of move.

I’d have to say that, even on the first day, I definitely improved my leverage.¬† I am almost never in the 170s mph ball speed when I am working on a swing move, but today, I hit up to 178 mph ball speed.

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Next On The Menu – Position Provides Mechanics

I’ve said for a long time that swing “tips” don’t necessarily work because if someone has a swing flaw, it almost invariably comes from an incorrect setup.

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Flat Planes vs Steep Planes & “Flying Elbows,” “Across The Line”

Jason posted an excellent comment & query in the previous posting, where he made the connection to the things I’ve been changing in my own MCS Golf Swing to closer match the theoretical model.

He talked about Ben Hogan’s thoughts on the wrist action in the back swing affecting shot-shaping, and although I’ve been focused on Hogan’s pivot action, I found this interesting.

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The Way To Increase Speed & Power & Consistency Is To Remove Impediments

Anything that is not mechanically optimal in the golf swing serves as a barrier to producing speed and power through leverage rather than raw muscular effort.

It is not only to reduce the chances of injury swinging – when you improve your mechanics, you gain the speed & power you seek, and do it without stepping foot inside a gym.

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