Tag Archives: Pivot

“Loose Legs” Pt 2 – Swinging “With The Knees”

I have been looking at the action of the hips and legs for the upcoming “EMCS2 – The Follow-Up” video, which again isn’t another “golf swing” video.

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.

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The “Loose Legs” Concept Of Pivoting

The problem I’ve seen most commonly displayed by various skill levels of swingers with regards the golf swing originates, of course, in the hips and legs.

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.

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Another Theory Proven – I Took A Month Off…

I hadn’t swung a club at a ball in about a month when I got together with Welshman today to show him the “One Exercise” that I’ve devised for the training of just about anything you need with regards to the swing.

I’ve said that it works for both the back swing and the down swing, and with Welshman, it was his down swing and early shoulder turn that has been bedeviling him, in addition to a lateral head move which would cause him to top the ball (swing bottom moves forward and bad things happen).

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When The Hips Control The Pivot…

I want to thank everyone who has pre-ordered the “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video.

Today is the last day it will be available to order before next month’s release, so you can still get the discount on it now or get the discount on the combo deal until midnight tonight EST!

Now, as to today’s posting, for those who are anticipating the follow-up video to “E = MCS…”

You will find (when you properly use the hips and legs) that certain things happen, such as an effortless shoulder “turn,” which is a term I don’t like use to because of the problems that image creates.

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The Cure For “Getting Stuck” And The “Flying Foot”

I am I suppose what you call a minimalist – less is better, and simplicity is king.

With that in mind, I have been working on a cure exercise for the twin problem of “getting stuck,” usually at the 3 O’Clock position of the down swing, as well as the “flying foot” syndrome that is so prevalent today, particularly with power swingers.

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Classic Golf Swing = Full Body = Watch The Shoulder/Knee

I briefly mentioned Welshman having an “Aha” moment in his journey to building a mechanically-sound golf swing swing, and he told me something else with excitement that amazed me – not that it hadn’t occurred to me before, but that he’d noticed it at all.

I take a great many things for granted, I suppose – I figure that if I know something that has to the do with the swing, then everyone else must as well, but here’s something you may never have noticed, even though I talk all the time about a “full body” motion with the Classic Golf Swing and pivot action.

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Golf-Specific Swing Training

I said at the outset of the new video project that it isn’t a new “swing” video, because I really cannot further simplify the swing model contained therein.

In fact, barring a re-shoot of the same video “E = MCS,” I am finished with videos on the swing – each video I’ve made over the years always had new concepts and sometimes an adjustment to the model here or there, but the last swing video is the last swing video.

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Can You See The Swing Point Here?

I wish all of Wax Nation in the U.S. a safe weekend, and I know some of you are in Texas – first, I hope you’re not anywhere near the flooding and hurricane/tropical storm damage and if you are, stay secure!

It is counter-intuitive to think, if you’re not used to the concept, that you swing from something other than your arms, but that is reality.

The arms are the only links to the club, of course, but they arms are swinging from the shoulders, and the mid-point of the shoulders is really the point around which the swing turns.

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Modern Golf Syndrome – The Hip Action Has Been Lost

It seems to me that, due to the modern golf insistence on using a twisting torso-against-hips type of back swing pivot with a turning action through the impact zone has done more than cause physical issues for the many golfer swinging this way – it has led to the loss of the concept of hip action altogether.

I have said before that even modern golfers swing around the C7 point of the neck – it’s just that they are doing it in a mechanically-unsound manner (trying to rotate the upper body only with restricted hip action) and also in an un-optimal manner.

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Back Swing Pivot – From 3 O’Clock To The Top

“From 3 O’Clock To The Top” sounds kind of like a 50s rock song, but whatever – this is the second part of the back swing after the initial move, and you will see that, once again, it is mostly lower body action.

There is the right arm action of course, which is the only major action in the upper body as you lift the hands to the top, but look how stable the head is, the upper body in general, and how it’s the lower body driving the pivot move.

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