I mentioned a while back that, when your MCS Golf Swing model is set up right and you get the mechanics down, hitting balls at the range can actually get a little boring because of the consistency of action and results.
Consider last Friday at the TXG Golf testing facility where I was getting some numbers using the GC Quad Launch monitor – raw data on the irons can be found here – I was pressed for time and still hit two 5 irons within half a yard of each other in distance… and with less than 30 seconds between the two shots.
If you look at the raw data I managed to get for some of my irons, you’ll notice one thing above all else – the MCS Golf Swing model gives you remarkable consistency in ball-striking, even when you are not in the best “swing shape.”
I don’t know how many of you roll your eyes when they start raving about driving distances on the telecasts during PGA Tour events, but I have something here that shows just how out of control things are.
We already know that you’re going to get eye-popping numbers when driving the ball on fairways that are cut faster than the average public green, but I have to say, 50 yards roll-out is just silly.
Several people who read WAX Golf have noticed that Wells Fargo champion Jason Day is now employing a “stealth heel lift” on some of his driver swings, and I got one angle that shows it clearly on a drive he hit yesterday.
From not being able to play regularly the past two seasons since hitting the Number 1 World Rankings, he has now won two events this season.
I have an observation that one of WAX Nation passed on to me with regards to Ian Poulter’s swing on weekend (thanks A.M.!).
I would hazard a guess that some of it has to do with renewed focus and commitment, but this is a guy who nearly lost his Tour card before suddenly going on a tear this year, making the semi-finals in the WGC Matchplay and then winning the Houston Open yesterday!
Originally posted January 18, 2017 – still relevant, especially as JT just won the FedEx Cup & will be gathering young imitators
I just read a posting by Golf Digest’s Matthew Rudyon how to “Hit Justin Thomas’ Jump Drive For More Power,” and I’m still trying to figure out how he can tell people to do that, but then say not to try to do what Justin Thomas is actually doing… or you’ll hurt yourself.
Kudos to Mr. Rudy as well for using that tried-and-true non sequitur that for power, he tells us, “Thomas uses the ground to produce maximum clubhead speed…”