I get a lot of people saying, “It’s very confusing to talk about the C7 being the swing point,” but the plain and simple issue is that if you’re struggling with stability in the pivot, then you have to make yourself understand it.
When the old instruction saw went “don’t move your head,” this is what they were talking about, whether they knew it or not – likely it was something that was instinctual to the more natural swingers, but it doesn’t mean you can’t understand it because there was a time I myself didn’t get it.
Of course, with the position comes the requisite mechanical action, but you can’t have the proper mechanical action without compensatory moves unless the starting position is proper.
Think of a basketball free-throw or baseball pitch, for two examples – you can have “perfect” free-throw technique or a “perfect” pitching delivery, mechanics-wise – but if you are not positioned properly, you won’t hit the target.
I spoke at the end of last year about transitioning to Amazon.com to offer future videos or eBooks.
While I will still be going the Amazon route for the planned eBook projects (currently on hold due to my workload), the video I had planned for an Amazon release will be released here at Wax Golf while I figure out exactly the best way to present a commercial at-large video.
I have spent the past three years trying to figure out a way to swing according to the standard MCS swing model, and it all had to do, as you all know, with my shoulders being twisted open at address and impact when I stood square to the target line.
It was even impossible to stand with the normal “angled stance” position that is part of the standard model because of how severe the twist was.
OK, you can probably tell I’m having some fun working out the last little details on my long drive swing action, but today was extra fun when I got home to look at the video.
I hit some awesome balls today after struggling through the first half of the bucket, all because I got sloppy with my posture – but when I realized what I was doing and straightened back up to a taller address, it was game, set and match.
I have compiled a video clip here, showing what are finally fit-for-video swings with my updated MCS Golf Swing with the dominant “pull” action reduced and with the proper “push” action.
I was able to break down and reassemble my swing so quickly this spring (using the “3 Pillars,” formerly “Dropping The Hammer” concept) because I’ve always had the components, but I needed to really nail down the adjusted address position to accommodate my spinal deformity, and I think you’ll all agree that I finally got there.