I had originally thought that I had reached a plateau with regards to my swing speed. For the sake of simplicity, all speeds given will deal with those as measured by my SSR radar device, since that is what I have daily access to.
I’ve got some photographic proof here that the “throw release” and not trying to create artificial lag in the swing does not lead to the “flipping/casting” that many higher-handicap golfers perform.
I was watching some old video from my Smash Golf video folder, and I was struck by something while watching footage from a day early in the autumn of 2009, when I had a swing that wasn’t anywhere near what it is now.
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(Note: This is a pretty long posting, laying out my plans for next year. Those who aren’t that interested in my plans can just watch the video where I sum up the gist of this blog posting with a voice-over.)
I’m firmly decided on what I’m going to be doing next season – what I had planned on doing this past season before I decided to take one more summer to explore the MCS mechanics and establish my swing into one I felt comfortable with and trusted completely – and that is to begin preparing to play tournament golf.
I’ve been waiting for the right conditions to begin shooting the tutorial portion of the MCS 2.0 video, and I’ve finally given up. It’s autumn and the weather is too unsettled to count on a few good days of sunlight for the shoot. So I’ve come up with a pretty good “studio” in my home which should actually do fine, from my preliminary look at things.
My Smash Golf friends will remember Steve Pratt, who used to comment quite frequently over there.
I obviously don’t play golf with my all-out, 110% swing, just as no one else does, really. You want to have a good swing speed, but swinging as hard as you can is for long drive, not the course.
An update to my earlier posting about my shorter swing. Here I’ve made a clip of three swings in slow motion - 8-iron, 5-iron and Driver. Again, my back swing is shorter, but I’m retaining most of my power with the strong wrist cock at the top of the back swing.
I made mention earlier this season about looking into shortening my swing. This was for the purposes of accuracy and efficiency while playing golf.
I have a very long back swing, as anyone who follows this blog would know already, but maximum distance on every swing has nothing to do with actually playing good, scoring golf.
I took my new “speed stick” the range to see how it would work with a session hitting balls, and I was pleased with the initial results.
After years and years of hearing television pundits, teaching pros and Tour players talk about the evils of “casting” the club on the down swing, I think it’s time to differentiate between throwing the club properly on the release and “casting” the club the way high-handicappers are wont to do.