Tag Archives: Jack Nicklaus

Why The MCS Swing Leverages With So Little Effort

I keep harping on how position is the key to performing a mechanically-sound golf swing without compensations or manipulations.

If you think about it, the ball is not in motion, and if you are swinging from a fixed point on the ground, then there is really only position from which you can swing to make pure contact without having to engage some or a lot of hand-eye coordination and lateral/vertical motion.

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When You Focus On The Pivot, Not The Club Head…

Good things will happen.  And this goes for anyone who is struggling with your back swing pivot, because you’re likely focusing on the club rather than the hands in the back swing.

If you use your hips and legs to perform your pivot and focus on the hands – remember the “One Major Move” from the “E = MCS” video – you will really start to figure out the true fundamental mechanics of a simple yet powerful, accurate and repeatable action, which is the essence of a mechanically-correct action.

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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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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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I Brought Up “Big Legs, Little Arms” Before The New Year…

It was back in December, and ironically, it was about how Mike Dunaway produced so much leverage with such a “short” back swing.

The “short” part meant of course that his back swing didn’t produce a club shaft way past parallel or even pointing at the ground the way long drivers have.

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Look At Jack Real-Time & Demo At Address

If you are still fighting the feel of the optimal and mechanically-correct address stance, you really need to look at the address stance of the greatest major champion of all time (and 3rd all time in total Tour wins), one Jack Nicklaus.

I have spoken before as well that you should be careful when looking at Jack’s swing because, likely due to the fact that he spent so little time practicing and playing (he did bear, after the nickname of “Legend In His Spare Time” and the reason for the post thumbnail above), he got away from his most solid fundamentals from time to time before getting back to basics.

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Modern Golf Swing = Lost Leverage

All you have to do is watch the “down move” or what most people call the transition at the top from back swing to down swing, to see how the Modern Golf Swing has lost the natural leverage that the Classic Golf Swing models contain(ed).

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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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Jack Nicklaus Describes MCS Leverage Concept In His Own Words

If you watch the following clip, you’ll hear the greatest of all time, Jack Nicklaus, pretty much nailing in his own words the concept of down swing leverage – even to the part of the hips & legs providing the power for the 1st Lever!

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Jon Rahm Calls Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods & Others “Weekend Players”

This is great – how many times have analysts used Modern Golf Swing principles to critique the greatest players in golf’s long history?

Now we have Jon Rahm (although he likely didn’t write the piece with his name on it) calling Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, and Tiger Woods (among others) nothing short of “weekend players.”

Not directly, but then again, that’s what happens when you either let others do your writing for you, or when you don’t really know what you’re talking about – take your pick.

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