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…
Here’s something new – I just finished a Skype video session with Fluffy A.K.A. T.Ferguson and he asked me if I’d post the uncut video for WAX Nation to watch.
I have just uploaded the video to Youtube and it’s about 40 minutes long – we’ve had 2 previous sessions in the last few weeks after he’d taken a very extended time off playing golf (I believe 3 years), while he pursued his other passions, travel and motocross.
I wrote a post about Cameron Champ’s prodigious length last week and made the point that he could indeed get even more distance out of his swing with better impact conditions.
However here is a point un-made that I think is even more valid: he doesn’t really need more distance, but with an improvement to his impact conditions (and shall I say, swing model), he could get the same distance with less effort.
In the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video, I continued the theme of leveraging the pivot with the “One Major Move” which I introduced in the “E = MCS”swing video.
I had also addressed the nature of how to leverage with the “One Exercise”drill with the Kettle Bell, and below you can see the proof of a tighter pivot when I actually swing the Kettle Bell as if making a golf swing.
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.
I’ll leave out the parts with which I disagree (such as the “swing left” stuff and the “use the ground” of course, because everyone does, unless they’re levitating), but if you look at big driver Jon Rahm, a lot of what he’s saying goes hand-in-hand with my MCS Golf Swing philosophy or principles.