Tag Archives: Ben Hogan

The “One Major Move” Is Even Simpler Than I Thought

I said in last year’s video on the golf swing, “E = MCS,” that the mechanics of the back swing pivot could be broken down into a very simple concept, which I termed the “One Major Move.”

When I began to look at my own “plane” with the left arm at the top and the down swing “slot,” I discovered that not only is the “One Major Move” the best way to make your pivot, it’s also the best way to swing on plane when you do it the way the model dictates.

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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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Video – Working On The Hogan “Plane” Concept

Here is a short video clip showing some swings from yesterday’s session where I continued my work on the Ben Hogan “Plane” concept.

I only shot the two angles shown today because it wasn’t so much my intention to post the video, only look at it for myself, but I know that the usual suspects are always up for looking at MCS swings!

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Pow – I Think I’m Done (Hogan Plane Concept & It’s Great)

Sometimes it’s a very old concept that you’ve never really “gotten” that becomes a new one when it clicks for you.

I was swinging yesterday at home with my SwingRite and for some reason, a thought popped into my head while working on the new top position for my back pivot.

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The “One Major Move” Is The Key

I am pleased to see new traffic at the site in recent days, and thanks to everyone who is supporting the site and the cause with your visits and downloads of the MCS material!

On that note, for both new and old readers, let me emphasize the importance of that “One Major Move” key to the swing, while you watch the videos and perform your drills.

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Video Of My Best Ever MCS Golf Swings (Driver)

As promised, here is some video from yesterday’s session with Driver seen from 4 different angles.

After smashing some mammoth drives with baby draws, I loved what I saw on video when I got home, and one swing struck me in particular – in the face-on swing (the 3rd in the sequence), I couldn’t believe the speed in the transition from the top down to impact.

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Nailing My MCS Now (Just Getting Better & Better)

Well, I went the range today to see if my form would hold up on full-out swings using my new “Big Legs, Little Arms” pivot action with the hips and legs.

I have had a tendency to over-swing and get too long in the back swing pivot, so when I nailed the pivot action according to the model on Friday, I next wanted to see if I could repeat that action swinging for the fences.

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Some Irons Gifs – U.S. Open Sunday Thread

Well, it seems I missed quite the day on the links yesterday in day 3 of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills!

I will confess that I was up late Friday and early Saturday (to watch some World Cup matches), and that by the time I got around to watching the leaders tee off in the afternoon, I was more interested in watching the insides of my eyelids than the tournament.

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DJ’s MCS Swing For 2018 – Driver Gifs

I have some irons down the line as well that I will include in a second post, but for now, here are some Driver gifs from the four standard angles.

I will be honest – I got away from the pure Ben Hogan-inspired “Perfect Pivot” action that I developed after studying his pivot.

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Staying “Behind” The Ball Rather Than “Moving Behind” It

There’s a reason for every single thing that is in the MCS Golf Swing model theory.

You’ll hear a lot of talk in certain circles about the need to “move behind the ball” on the back swing pivot, but that is only because the swinger is not where they need to be at impact when they begin that pivot.

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