Setup Allows You To Just Swing “And Let The Ball Get In The Way”

This is the concept that the Iron Byron uses, or any other hitting or swinging machine.

The Iron Byron does not “swing at the ball,” rather it just swings the club attached to its arm and the ball simply gets in the way.

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Tom Watson’s Words of Wisdom

tom watson topOriginally Posted Dec 12, 2015.  Re-posted in honor of Tom Watson as he announces his retirement at 69 from Champions Tour major play.

I’ve said before that golf will never be taken seriously as a “sport” (although it was for a brief period during the height of the Tiger Woods era) because it doesn’t follow the same athletic principles.

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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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Right Arm Dominant Action & Power

I want to show everyone who is right-dominant or not, how effective and powerful it is when you maximize the right arm action in the down swing.

I haven’t yet got out to see if I can complete that last step of my personal swing journey, where I just last week managed to isolate the purely right arm action of the pivot and swing, to the full-body yet right-dominant action.

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Here Are All My Steps To MCS My Swing, With Only 1 Remaining (Updated)

** Major Correction Update: I referenced my club path impact going from out-to-in to just 1 degree off neutral. I wrote in the original posting that it was still out-to-in, which was a major typo, as I should have said it was now in-to-out.

The correction has been made in the Checks list of things I fixed.  /update

Almost.There.

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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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