Tag Archives: Address Procedure

The Grip Changes Everything For Me

I’ve said that if you don’t implement all parts of a working model, it is bound to fall apart, but I’ve just discovered something in reverse – fix the issue and everything first unravels but then can be rearranged correctly.

You’ll note that, time and time again, I made changes to my setup and mechanics, only to say that while it was an improvement, there was still something off with the motion.

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What A Difference A Grip Change Makes

I got home and looked at some of the video I shot today, and I can’t believe how weak my grip felt today versus how it looks – it’s weaker than last week but still on the strong side, I’d say.

While it may not look much weaker, it definitely made a difference in my setup and swing action and I believe I’m not there yet but nearly.

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A New Theory Involving The Grip – And Standing At The Precipice?

Since I noticed that I had not stayed with the neutral grip that I mentioned having fixed, I have been looking extensively into the grip and why it’s not just recommended but required – and I discovered something else.

What that was, was that I really never “fixed” my grip to make it neutral, and that was the problem causing certain things to go off-script in my golf swing.

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Here’s A Jack Nicklaus Swing So Close To Optimal

I would like to show you all the driver swing of one Jack Nicklaus from the 1963 match against Sam Snead.

These are the only two golf swings from the PGA Tour that you should be looking at to begin with, in my humble opinion, if you want a golf swing that will give you everything from speed, distance, accuracy and consistency.

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Day 4 – Just About There On Setup

I forgot my SC300i at home today when I left for the range, but I didn’t need it to measure my longest drives as I was able to laser measure a reliable target at which I was hitting drives – the mound behind the white flag at about 330 yards.

I was actually happy to have left the launch monitor at home because it was nothing but focus on the task at hand, which was to see how I swung and how it looked on video.

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Friday’s Session – Two OK Swings Here

I just finished a post about how I’ve been looking at and thinking of the golf swing the wrong way in attempting to finish my journey of replicating the MCS Classic Golf Swing model, so I won’t bother posting much of Friday’s range session.

Here are a few things however, that I could point out about how things looked at the time:

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I’ve Been Looking At The Swing The Wrong Way, Dimensionally

I’ve been looking and thinking of the swing in 2-dimensional terms, and that is a fatal error.

It’s not as bad conceptually as, say, looking at the swing as ending at impact, which is how many golfers (including the best) injure themselves getting into an impact position they think is correct while not looking at and recognizing that the swing continues to the finish – impact is merely where the ball is struck, but the swing continues, everyone must agree.

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Upon Closer Look – I Know What I Missed (Thank You, Fred Couples)

I was looking at the video from Friday after I got back home, and while the execution was better, I knew I was missing something, even though I had gone to work on the setup and pivot.

What exactly it was, I thought was mechanical, until I happened to see, completely randomly, a Tweet from David Poulton showing a Fred Couples iron swing on a diagonal view.

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New Video – Driver Face-On & DTL – WOW!

I’m not there yet, but I was very happy when I looked at the video both at the range (usually the case) and also upon closer analysis at home (not usually the case).

I didn’t waste any time with the launch monitor today as I was trying to just implement the changes I’ve made since the last range session.

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I Was So Close In 2015 – Just The Grip!

While idly browsing through swing clips from various years, I came upon a range session I’d had in May of 2015, which was as I mentioned previously the year the MCS Classic Golf Swing model was born.

While watching how I set up to the ball at that time and looking at my arm attitude, I nearly fell out of my chair – I may have been left-dominant but it was so slight, I was closer to the optimal setup routine, stance and motion than I would be for years.

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