Tag Archives: Leverage

New Video – Driver Face-On & DTL – WOW!

I’m not there yet, but I was very happy when I looked at the video both at the range (usually the case) and also upon closer analysis at home (not usually the case).

I didn’t waste any time with the launch monitor today as I was trying to just implement the changes I’ve made since the last range session.

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Things Are Proceeding Apace (And As Originally Expected)

Note: This was the posting I had begun the day before yesterday’s posting on how I nearly had the complete deal with my swing theory in 2015.

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I Was So Close In 2015 – Just The Grip!

While idly browsing through swing clips from various years, I came upon a range session I’d had in May of 2015, which was as I mentioned previously the year the MCS Classic Golf Swing model was born.

While watching how I set up to the ball at that time and looking at my arm attitude, I nearly fell out of my chair – I may have been left-dominant but it was so slight, I was closer to the optimal setup routine, stance and motion than I would be for years.

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Progress Report – Not There Yet But A Breakthrough

I won’t be posting any irons swings from Monday, simply because I can barely stand to look at them, so they’re not worth posting.

I had said that it would take a little time for my swing to settle down after fixing a huge setup and mechanics flaw (swinging with a left-dominant arm), and I’m in that in-between place at the moment but not complaining.

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Separating The Two Models – Now We’re Talking (Classic)

There is a reason, as I’ve answered this question before, that many people think their practice swings are perfect or very good but everything breaks down when they actually swing to hit a golf ball.

That reason is because of exactly that – it’s a practice swing and you aren’t hitting a ball, so the hand-eye coordination that helps you hit a ball doesn’t interfere with that great motion, knowing you’re just swinging.

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There May Still Be Two Models (On Theory)

In previous years, I might have railed and considered my Tuesday range session to be an abject failure and waste of time, but that’s because I didn’t have the attitude I currently hold.

More than one attitude, actually – the first being that theories are established after data mining, analysis and lab work (experiments), and the range session was lab work.

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I Have A Baseline – 170mph Ball Speed (And Stance Change)

My three best drives on Tuesday averaged 170.3 mph ball speed so let’s just say 170 is my baseline for beginning the season.

I won’t bother to post session data for 2 reasons (I’ve actually already cleared it from the app this morning).

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Natural Leverage – So Much More Effective Than Muscle

I’ve compared the leverage of a proper golf swing in years past to that of a judo throw – you can throw someone bigger and heavier than yourself to the ground with relative ease if you know how to leverage the move.

In the same vein, I can affirm that, just as with a judo throw, you can be much more effective swinging your golf club with natural leverage than with brute muscle force.

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Leverage – Driver DTL From July 2018

It looks with the forecasts that I will likely be able to get out to do some swing work either this coming week or at latest the next week, so I have a driver swing here I’ve gone back to inspect.

I’ve said that I can’t bear to look at any of my swing clips since I’ve made significant improvements to my MCS swing mechanics – the model itself hasn’t changed since my “E = MCS” video in 2017, but my swing sure has changed for the better since then.

This Classic Golf Swing driver below was a few weeks before my trip to the TXG facility to get some numbers and doesn’t actually make my eyes bleed.

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Young Tiger Woods & Setup Issues

Just as the 3 most important things in real estate or property are Location, Location & Location, you will always hear my belief that the 3 most important parts of the golf swing are Setup, Setup and Setup.

Here is a driver swing from a young Tiger Woods, if you’ll allow me to point out things that would have concerned me at the time.

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