I wasn’t planning on doing this now, but if the demand is there, I will answer it. So here goes: My regular readers like to order videos in advance, both to assist me and get a discount on the upcoming material. In return, I promise them the world, and sometimes come close to giving it to them!
If you want to know why I am so disdainful of Sean Foley’s swing methodology and Tiger Woods’ bone-headed refusal to re-consider the theory (but hey, he’s winning tournaments again, right? Just not the majors – 5 years this U.S. Open since a Tiger Major Fist Pump), I’d like to show you something.
I have kept a video record of my swing research, and while the first three years are on videotape, and would require salvaging, I discovered digital video back in the waning months of the ’08 season, and I have access to all of my video research since then.
After just one day, the New MCS’ Formula is turning to be better than I had hoped or dreamed. Let’s face it, how many years, dollars and hours have you put into learning a proper golf swing, and where has it gotten you?
But the Formula apparently is not just an “easy-as-pie” thing for me – everyone who’s trying the formula is finding that it works for everyone.
I have little to add at the moment, but rest assured that if you have any doubts about the efficacy or value of this video – it will change your golf swing and your view of the game.
A quick update on “The Formula” – I am going to try to get out to the range today (it was raining but might clear later) to get a few last pieces for the video, but it’s essentially finished. I’ll likely be in the final editing process by this evening, and that means a possible tomorrow release!
Regardless, no later than Friday, but I know some of you are champing at the bit to get it all and get started with the New MCS. So I’m workin’ hard, and I have to say it’s going to be by far the best video I’ve made – and MCS 3.0 wasn’t too bad…
Listen, he is the biggest name in golf, and if I have to hear his name every time I turn on the television to watch golf, whether he’s playing or not, then I guess I’d better accept the material I’m being given about which to write.
And this is about swing, so relax…and sometimes, the material just writes itself, kind of like how I imagine the Swing Tips articles get written at times.
So, I’m really pumped about getting this out to you all. I threw together a little piece of different clips to give you an impression of how the video will look and sound.
I had to check to make sure I was actually reading the Golf Digest online and not some satire magazine, but it was in fact there for me to see.
And what a sight. Hey guys, you know I’ve been talking about The Formula and the kinetic chain? Well, you can all relax, because I will not be doing what this guy is doing here below…
For those just becoming acquainted with the blog, I had a membership section that I closed off when I decided to produce the Formula video, which will be out this coming week, Wednesday or Thursday if nothing catastrophic occurs between now and then.
I can’t help myself. I was just reading an article on Tiger Woods by Ron Sirak, and I have to wonder what he was thinking when he penned it.
The golf swing is not rocket science. It should not take one year, two years or three years to learn.
Figuring out something that everyone is doing differently (and none of them correctly) is a different matter. I’ve researched the golf swing for eight years, and most of that time was spent debunking, trashing or investigating eventual dead-ends in what others were saying the swing should be.
I did try this little thing here with focusing the camera 300 yards down range and hitting balls to that general area.
He’s on the course now, but I’ll be out until later this afternoon, so I won’t be able to provide any updates until 3:00pm or so.
I’m spending the day at the golf academy, where I hope to get some good part of The Formula on video.
I decided to let my camera run for a few minutes at a time during my morning at the golf academy with a gentleman (let’s call him “S”) with whom I’ve come to hang out when working out at the range.
He’s retired, has an easy swing and hits a straight ball, but like everyone, he wants more distance, so we’ve been working on his address position and pivot (the hips).
The golfer needs accuracy to play well. Driving, approach, scrambling, putting – all require a good deal of accuracy to even approach average ability in playing golf.
I gotta tell you all, I have never hit my driver or drivers better in my entire life. My Formula has given me in the short few weeks of its existence, better and better swinging and ball striking with each day.
I just realized something – I don’t swing in my living room any more. I can’t remember the last time I swung my swing stick when I wasn’t doing a Skype session or something similar. Perhaps last week?
I’ve been swinging a club or swing stick at night for eight years. Since I began my swing theory research back in June of ’05, I rarely went a night without swinging, sometimes for hours on end between watching television and videos.
I got some real work done today on my first official day of the New MCS 2013 Season. The day was as good as you could want – a high of 20C, bright sun, light to medium breeze from the east (hitting into the wind is my favourite), and I had my camera.
I got some Short Shots video done for my Members, namely pitching and bunker shots, and I shot some video for The Big Toilet (who is kicking off his spring season next Monday, by the way).
Those who have followed my blog for a while may be a little surprised by what I’m going to say, but the closer I got to figuring out and duplicating Mike Austin’s theoretical swing motion, the more speed I was losing at the end.
In the summer of 2011, when I was working on the MCS 2.0 Video, I hit a personal high of 131 mph on my SSR. I was able to drive the ball pretty smoothly in the 124-125mph range, and that wasn’t too bad.
I said yesterday in my Member section posting that I had got a couple of swings on video hitting my Geek DotCom This driver, but it was in fact the Titleist 975D driver that Kid Charlemagne captured me swinging on Friday when we spent the day together..
It was cold, and the lighting is bad, so you don’t see much of the body motion due to the heavy hoodie. But I was still getting 120-125mph on all my driver swings, whatever the driver, and the 975D was no exception.
Well, it just so happens that I was wrong perhaps when I said that I could fit Austinology to the flat-footed swing that modern golfers seem to prefer. I didn’t duplicate his model until after MCS 3.0, and I then found it didn’t fit my vision of the MCS swing.
And it just so happens that when I put Austinology aside to develop the New MCS, I hadn’t yet discovered the Formula to perfect the Address Position.