I posted yesterday about the first of the fulcrum/lever aspects of the mechanically-correct golf swing, the C7 and the shoulder assembly.
It’s the most important one, as it is the one that harnesses all of the leverage potential stored in your body mass.
Additionally for those who might ask “but what about the left or leading arm as a lever?” I would say, “that is absolutely correct – and the leading arm as a lever is directly connected to the leading shoulder, and that is powered by the same action as mentioned with the Kettle Bell example.”
So, as discussed in the previous posting, you have two parts to the down swing, but of course they come together as one motion, but the most important phase of the down swing comes with the “Pop” after the “Drop.”
This is the part where the Kettle-Bell drill from the “E = MCS” video comes in handy, as the impact phase is what you’re working on with that drill.
If you can get to the “Drop” position, your down swing is half over – the other half is the “Pop” which, as I’ve stated, includes the motion from the “3 to 9 O’Clock” positions when viewing a swinger from behind.
Although the down swing is a continuous motion to the finish, and although the only things that matter (to the ball) are over at impact, there is a way to break the down swing into two separate components for drilling, I am sure.
I was initially of the mind that an all-round supplemental video on the different problems people run into with the golf swing wasn’t something people would want or could use, but the recent week has made me re-think that.
I know that you can’t cover every single little thing with the golf swing in a video, unless you’re prepared to make it an hours-long thing, and I have found that anything longer than an hour makes it tough to absorb everything.
If there is one thing you can do to improve your pivot and you haven’t been doing it – I can’t recommend the “Wall Drill” in the new “E = MCS” video enough.
Everything that matters in the golf swing, when it comes to the pivot, to speed & power production, is found below the belt – this is the power area, in the hips & legs, and the “Wall Drill” was developed to aid people in getting to that area.
These swings are from Monday, when I went to the range to get in some swing work and to focus on that “One Major Move” with the right arm and side.
I wasn’t swinging all-out, probably in the low-170 mph range with the regular driver (I had the radar out to keep an eye on the speed), but when I got home to look at the video, I was scratching my head.
I unfortunately missed the window on a possible shot at competing in the Masters (Senior) class at the upcoming World Long Drive Championship in Oklahoma next month, due to the delays with the “E = MCS” video.
The weather wreaked havoc on my shooting schedule and delayed release nearly a month, and that month, if I had been able to complete the video in late June, would have given me the time to work out on the swing and gauge whether it would be feasible to give it a whirl.