I have never stopped looking at my swing and its components, which is probably why I am taking my time before starting to work on the MCS 2.0 with regards to final theory and application. I could have already used video that I’ve shot this season, but until I advanced my theory significantly beyond the original MCS, it would in my mind be a mid-way effort and not even worth the time and effort to produce.
I like the term “Absolute Zero” in the scientific world because of what it denotes – the absolute limit to which you can remove heat from the theory of temperature. There is no such thing as “cold,” only heat and the lack of it, and “Absolute Zero” is the point at which you have removed all heat and there is nothing left to take away.
I had to look at my swing from two years ago to solve the mystery of why I was hitting balloon-balls with my 9 degree Callaway driver now compared to the low bullets I was hitting with my KZG driver with the same loft two years ago.
There is always a good deal of discussion between golfers who reach a certain skill level about which is more important for a driver – is it loft or the shaft flex and characteristics?
It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know that one should ideally be playing golf with fitted equipment once they get to a certain proficiency. Now, I have come to the point this year where I won’t be able to realize my true driving potential until I do.
Until I find the time and raise the resources (hopefully) with MCS 2.0 to get professionally fitted with equipment for next season (and there is actually a Callaway testing and fitting centre just north of Toronto where I intend to go, as I have always loved Callaway’s drivers), I am going to try this experiment with my drivers – going retro.
I was going through some things that I presented in last year’s MCS project, when I had a “What If?” idea on how to show the compound pivot in the golf swing with regards to body movement and attachment.
It’s Open Championship weekend, my favourite major, and so I likely won’t be blogging much until after Sunday, what with family time, a little golf and some Major tournament TV watching.
The Titleist 975D Driver that Chief donated to the cause has arrived, and I’ll be heading out tomorrow to try it out. Thanks again to Chief for his generosity! In addition to this being the first 7.5 degree lofted Driver that I’ll get to hit, there are a couple of other things that made me like this club right away even before I hit it.
A good way to gauge your swing technique’s fundamental soundness is to hit three or four shots in a row using different clubs. Doesn’t matter which ones, but make sure they’re at least a couple of clubs apart.