Tag Archives: Classic Golf Swing

Light Club Swing Should = Heavy Club Swing

I’ve said that the scourge of Modern Golf Swing instruction and practice is that people who have no business injuring themselves swinging feather-weight clubs in the modern age are doing so.

I mean, how do you hurt yourself swinging today’s driver?

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Ben Hogan’s Pivot – You Can Smash It

The irony of Ben Hogan’s pivot action is that it is a virtually perfect pivot action if you’re looking to use the hips and legs to power the golf swing and provide the shoulder turn requisite to generate leverage.

Why is that ironic?

Because, for several reasons completely unrelated to his pivot action.

Hogan wasn’t known to be a long hitter and we know:
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Leverage – Driver DTL From July 2018

It looks with the forecasts that I will likely be able to get out to do some swing work either this coming week or at latest the next week, so I have a driver swing here I’ve gone back to inspect.

I’ve said that I can’t bear to look at any of my swing clips since I’ve made significant improvements to my MCS swing mechanics – the model itself hasn’t changed since my “E = MCS” video in 2017, but my swing sure has changed for the better since then.

This Classic Golf Swing driver below was a few weeks before my trip to the TXG facility to get some numbers and doesn’t actually make my eyes bleed.

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Young Tiger Woods & Setup Issues

Just as the 3 most important things in real estate or property are Location, Location & Location, you will always hear my belief that the 3 most important parts of the golf swing are Setup, Setup and Setup.

Here is a driver swing from a young Tiger Woods, if you’ll allow me to point out things that would have concerned me at the time.

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More Modern Swing Analysis Failure – On “Using The Ground/Vertical Lift”

**Another Submission From The “Modern Golf Analysis Fail Chronicles,” Originally posted August 22, 2019**

I made a point in a comment about Justin Thomas having very low Angle of Attack despite his “flying foot” which is supposed to add “vertical lift” or to be “using the ground,” and I said that I’d check to make sure.

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Why The Golf Channel Died

I am still going through my historical postings with a mind to re-posting the more relevant topics and here is one about the reason I believe the Golf Channel died.

It may not actually be, as I just checked and there’s a programming schedule that includes pre-event shows, live events, endless re-playing of live events and very little original content other than “School of Golf.”

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Scottie Scheffler’s Good & Not-So-Good Footwork

If you watch Scottie Scheffler’s swing mechanics, you’ll see good and not-so-good footwork in the same swing.

The culprit, you won’t be surprised to find out, is the ever-execrable Modern Golf Swing, and let me show you how it goes.

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Hogan’s Perfect Pivot

I called Ben Hogan’s pivot action the Perfect Pivot back in 2014 for a reason – that it absolutely was.

In fact, the only thing preventing me from making Hogan the model for the MCS Golf Swing rather than just the pivot action comes down to one thing he did.

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8 Months Off – Face On Driver Swing

I went back a little further than last July for this swing, to June 15th to be precise, as I can’t post any face-on swings between then and July 28th due to having been working on stance and mechanics.

Not a big fan of this swing but then, I’ve had 9 months to work on the stance and mechanics, so there is actually not one blessed swing in my library that I would like at this time.

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Something Strange About The Two Pivots

I’ve got back to doing speed work and something strange happened while I was getting into the standard Classic Golf Swing action with the raised leading heel back pivot.

When I would swing normally, such as when you’d be putting a nice, controlled driver swing on a tee shot, I’d get the mirror-image pivot/impact situation – raised leading heel on the back pivot, raised trailing heel at impact.

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