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.
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.
As you all know, I usually swing to play a fade, because most people will either play a fade or draw depending on how they come through impact.
Today however, I was working on my positioning to get the deepest possible “drop” in my “Drop & Pop,” which makes it easier to shape a draw if you’re a natural fader, and the results were… interesting!
This is video from May 11th when I was hitting 9, 7 and 5 Irons, with two different angles.
I feel that my swing has gotten better in the 11 days since shooting this video but I’m working on the upcoming “Project 2018” video which means that I don’t have time to keep shooting video – besides, there will be lots of swings in the video!
I spent some time at the range yesterday, and I’m telling you friends, all I’ve been needing since the long winter has finally ended is some swing work and practice time to get the “swing machine” going full steam.
I’ll keep saying it, because sometimes the most obvious thing is the one that people keep overlooking, and when it comes to fixing swing flaws, most of them begin right at address.
I spent years thinking that the way to fix a certain swing flaw (over the top, early heel lift, etc.) was to find the proper mechanics, and that’s what all the golf magazines and “tip” experts on television are doing.
I was very impatient all winter for the new season to begin, but the fact remains that it has been well worth the time spent working out the intricacies of the MCS Golf Swing model.
It’s not that I’ve added or discovered anything new – but having established my own proper and optimal setup for the swing, things are revealing themselves now that I didn’t see before when I had the model correct in theory but wasn’t nailing it in practice for myself 100%.