Tag Archives: Floating Pivot

Hips & Legs + Stable Head = Awesome Leverage

For those of you looking for that awesome leverage demonstrated by the likes of Jack Nicklaus in his heyday, I have good news for you.

It can be naturally produced with the simple equation I’ve given you in the post title.

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Watch Ben Hogan’s “3 To 9” Action

I have already pointed out one of the elements of Ben Hogan’s golf swing included in the MCS Golf Swing, of course – it wouldn’t be what it is without the “floating pivot” action (fully mobile hips & legs while the head remains stable, “floating in place”) that is the signature move of the model.

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Greg Norman Describes Ben Hogan’s (And The MCS) Perfect Pivot

I found the following clip on Youtube yesterday, and I can’t believe that no one ever talks about the mechanics of the greatest driver ever on the PGA Tour in the persimmon age.

Greg Norman, when you combine distance, power and accuracy and longevity, is considered to be that man.

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Tom Watson Would Definitely Love MCS

In fact, before anyone accuses me of stealing his swing model, of course I didn’t – I don’t really watch instructional videos from even the game’s greatest players because I felt that watching their swings was good enough.

I might have saved myself time from the 12 years of my swing research however, if I had watched certain swingers’ explanations… thanks to Terry who posted a couple of Tom Watson video clips in the comments section of another piece on the swing in response to Jim’s “Aha” moment!

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So, I Was Banging My Head Against The Wall & It Hit Me…

Not a concussion – I wasn’t banging it that hard, but what hit me was the simplest, most effective way to illustrate the “floating pivot” action of the MCS back swing.

It was a “drill,” if you will, complete with that “one major move” meme that has come to life with the mechanics.

This wouldn’t be the same wall as the one you saw in “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing,” either…

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It Has Always Been About Position

It’s pure and simple, that the actual “secret” to a proper golf swing has always been in the address position, or the “Fundamentals Trifecta,” as I have called the Stance, Ball Position and Grip for years.

It’s the true formula, and while there have been many golfers in history who might have played brilliant golf with iffy stances, you’ve seen what I have laid out in recent years ago the historically best players and swingers have had strikingly similar stances.

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Quiet Swing = Gross Motor Over Fine

There is a problem with an “unquiet” swing, or one that uses a lot of little movements to perform the action.

I’m referring of course to compensations, the more of which you have, the harder it will be to make consistently good golf swings, especially under pressure.

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The Swing Point Is The C7

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.

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Position & Pivot – Hogan’s Liquid Move

There was one thing, way back even before I began my swing research, that was particularly fascinating about Ben Hogan’s swing.

There was a liquid smoothness to his irons that you just don’t see nowadays, and it was only after years of looking at swings of every sort that I realized what it was – it was the effortless swing action that is produced by position and the pivot, and by position, I mean the address.

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Proper Address & Mechanics = Stable Head

I do not have a perfect golf swing by any means, but as I’m fond of saying, a model for the golf swing should be… or why is it a model to begin with?

Do we build houses using imperfect models, or do you want the model in theory to be perfect with regards to measurement and scale?

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