I have always been pretty good at generating power, most likely due to having participated in half a dozen different sports in my life (organized soccer, baseball, hockey, track & field, basketball and volleyball in school and then golf as an adult) and having to learn proper motion in all of them.
Right now, I anticipate having it out to everyone in the next week!
I have made an issue of how modern technology has made ball-striking much easier, especially with the metal woods and getting the ball in play off the tee with the shoe-box-sized driver heads and lower-spinning, longer flight balls.
One thing that has happened is that you’ll hear Modern Golf Swing proponents saying that “the lighter equipment has changed the way you swing” a golf club, which makes no sense at all.
Rather, it’s a supplemental to aiding one in implementing and using the MCS swing model presented in the “E = MCS” video which, as I said at the time of release, is the last swing model video I see myself producing.
This would be natural, I assume, because most golfers below a certain age never learned or were shown how to make a proper golf swing pivot using the hips and legs.
When you start out with golf and your instruction (either through lessons or following the television/magazine “tips” on proper swinging) consists of restricting the movement of those hips & legs, it is difficult to overcome that feeling of “looseness” in the lower body as you try to start to pivot with the lower body.
You are always hearing Modern Golf Swing advocates compare the golf swing to various types of throwing, and the PGA Tour showed on their Instagram how the Modern swing principles are bogus, with (of course) a clip of someone showing great form throwing.
Grayson Murray must have had a bad hole on Friday (I wasn’t following this week’s Tour event on television), because what he did after holing out wasn’t exactly a celebration.
I’ve been quiet on the progress of “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video because I’m focused on the process and it’s also not actually a swing video per se, rather the study guide to the already-completed “E = MCS” swing video which I released in July, and which is The.Simplest.Golf.Swing.Model.Ever.
When I say simplest, I mean of course with the requirement that it be a mechanically-correct swing model, so you could get simpler, I guess, by freezing the hips and legs on the back swing pivot and twisting the lower back – good luck with that, but put in a call to Tiger Woods and various other PGA Tour players like Rory Mack and Jason Day (and all of the journeyman Tour players getting treatment in the therapy trailers before and after their rounds) to ask them how that’s going.
The “curse of the rubber band” is the legacy of the Modern Golf Swing theory that you can somehow create elastic power by separating the torso from the hips instead of swinging with the entire body.
I want to show you the dramatic difference between what a properly leveraged golf swing looks like versus one that relies on muscular explosion to generate impact velocity, as if we are made of rubber (which we certainly are not).
If you are wondering how to build your speed and power in a golf swing, the solution does not necessarily lie in the gym and building more muscle.
That is something you need to do if your swing is not mechanically-correct and you would rather go that route instead of simply improving your technique.
I love it when people figure this out for themselves the TomFC did, and if you think you can’t play golf anymore because you’re too old or not flexible enough – if you’re swinging in the Modern Golf Swing way… that’s likely the problem.
It’s a little long, even with some parts edited out, but if you read every word, taking special note of the parts I’ve bold emphasized, you’ll find it worth the time.