Funny enough, there is actually a Payne Stewart/Mike Austin connection.
Well, as you will have read in the comments section of the blog earlier in the week, Chief Cowpie mentioned that he had rescued some persimmon clubs from somewhere, and was forwarding them to yours truly.
Well, they arrived today, and to say that I was gobsmacked would be an understatement. Check out these babies below!
I was looking at a static photo of Mickey Wright at the top of her back swing, and something about the positions of her left knee and shoulder just kept drawing my eye. I could actually feel what she was doing in her swing, and a light bulb went off.
I had already written a post about her last month, and the more I look at her swing, the more I’d want a model of the MCS golf swing to look like her. It’s that good.
I once had a KZG PFT300 Driver circa approximately 2003 that I used to pelt the hell out of the ball when I played golf.
In this month’s Golf Digest Online edition, the swing that won the 2011 Masters is featured, and although I hate the modern swing, it’s truly a magnificent swing – except for impact and the finish.
Seriously, I’m so proud of this guy, and his progress, words can’t describe. I have seen some great improvements from “my guys” who send me videos, and I’m eager to have everyone get awesome results swinging in a mechanically correct way for their own pleasure and benefit, but I have to hold T.P. up right now as the benchmark of my success with helping people.
I’ve been looking at Tony Priolo’s swing since last March or so when we started discussing the golf swing and MCS, but we didn’t get to do much work together last year for various reasons.
It’s a discouraging thing to notice that you’ve gotten out of shape and gained more weight than is reasonable even due to reduced activity, but it’s more so when you were involved in sports all of your life from childhood until early adulthood – the photos don’t lie, and boy, do they tell the nasty tale of creeping weight gain! Finally, I had to say “enough is enough…”
For anyone who hasn’t been following the progress of rpmgolfer through the comments section of the blog post regarding Steve P, I want you to look at the progress one can make in a very short time period when the light bulb goes off…
rpmgolfer was having some back swing pivot issues, meaning he was struggling with the classic reverse-pivot and barrel-turn symptoms.
I’ve taken it one step further and combined his clip with a swing Mike Austin in his later years, and I have to compliment Steve on his swing progress to date. Not too bad!
(Update: Arrggghhh… apparently, even the compressed file I created is still too large for the download site to accept. I am going to have to go back into the video and reduce the file size further, unfortunately, so that it will be small enough. This is going to further delay the release…apologies)
The MCS 2.0 Video is now completed and I’m currently creating the download file which I will then upload to the site when ready. Due to the file size, it is taking nearly an hour to create the master file, and I anticipate a similar time requirement to upload the video to the download site.
I’m very excited to say that I believe the MCS 2.0 will indeed be ready by tonight. I’m in the final editing stages and will be doing nothing but working on it today until it’s finished.
So, check back by midnight and it should be up and available for download, barring any unforeseen disaster.
Mickey was of course a classic swinger from the ’50′s era, where proper mechanical swings were not as rare as they are today. The golfers from that era just swung so much better than the players today.
They actually left behind two bags of old clubs, and the better set was unfortunately a lefty. The irons were too old to be of any use, and I didn’t recognize the brand. However, I couldn’t resist grabbing the right-handed driver, as I have never owned a persimmon headed club.