I’ve said since my early days in golf swing research and analysis that modern golf instructors and “gurus” seem to be trying to tell people that the rules of athletic motion are somehow different in golf as opposed to other sports.
That of course is so wrong as to be laughable, but I’m not the one trying to sell it, I’m just saying that athletic motion is athletic motion.
If you’ve heard the “Square To Square To Square” bit of jargon in the recent blogs I’ve conducted with Fluffy and you are a little fuzzy on the concept, it’s about having the neutral grip so that you won’t have to manipulate the club face through impact.
I took a swing from the summer where I got that down pretty well, but then again, if I were to practice every day as a competitive amateur or pro, I’d be looking for this every time.
I wrote about Francesco Molinari’s great Classic Golf Swing model when he won the Quicken Loans last summer and then in the same month, the Open Championship, and while I’ve never heard anything he has to say about the swing…
This is not a scold but what I would call valuable advice, when it comes to swinging a golf club according to the MCS Golf Swing theory.
Now, you may have decided already that you’re getting enough out of it to not have to follow the address procedure and mechanical actions to the letter, but if you’re not doing so and struggling with your ball-striking, then that is the reason.
I guess anyone watching the weekend’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational noticed that the announcers seems to be focused on Tiger Woods and his apparent stiffness, lack of energy and other things on the weekend.
I will admit that I only saw much of him on Thursday, because the weekend had me busy with family things and working on the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video.
I said a while back that the “One Major Move” was even simpler than I had originally thought it was when I devised it as the back swing pivot mechanical action.
I am not even there yet in simplifying my own move, because the nature of making swing changes is such that, even when you “feel” you’re making that move here or there in the swing, most likely you’re closer to your old action than the new, when you check the video.