I’ve talked about the golf down swing consisting of a “pull” and “push” sequence, but it could be misleading, so I’ll clarify the first part about the “pull” aspect – it is or should be built-in from your position, back swing pivot and top position.
I guess the old saying “Push & Pull” keeps coming back to mind, and it flows off the tongue more easily, don’t you think?
The second part, the “push” part, is what adds the power to the leverage. Granted, there’s plenty of power in a leveraged “pulling” motion, just as there is in the “pushing” or “throwing” part, but it’s the dual nature of using both at the same time that gives the hybrid motion its superior power.
Yes, if you watched the CBS broadcast from the PGA Tour’s 2015 Quicken Loans National event yesterday, you would have seen Peter Kostis using MCS terminology describing the hybrid swing mechanics (“pushing/throwing” combined with “pulling”).
I wrote a post a couple of years ago about how the golf swing consists of a “Push” (the right hand and arm in a right-hander’s swing) and a “Pull” (the leading side leverage).
Now that I’ve explained a little bit of the leading side leverage, I think I’ll be able to expand more on the Push-Pull aspect of my theory on MCS motion.
It doesn’t really play into the regular swing with wedge, iron and even the driver when playing golf.
Note: The title was originally “Push & Pull,” however after receiving an email from a reader on the subject, I agree that the term should be “Pull & Push” based on the sequence of actions in this motion
Ken posted a great comment the other day that got me thinking to my old Swing Theory Golf Blog days, and I wrote a post on Harrison Sport’s blog section with the memories of the Push and Pull aspect of the swing.