Mac ogrady left handed swing

Mac is wise to NOT attempt a big load from the transition of backswing to downswing. He knows he would have no chance of maintaining the flex on the shaft all the way down if he did.

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He has the look that he could stop at the top of his backswing, go have lunch, come back and continue his swing without any issues. He loads the lag flex on the shaft on the way down, and much further down that most would be comfortable with. He really starts loading the stress on the shaft as he approaches parallel 3 not at the transition at the top.

This Mac is classic radial acceleration. Radial acceleration is like the teeth spinning on a saw blade. Mac passes up on all this stuff, and focuses on drive loading the shaft through an accelerating rotation of the body. He keeps his hands in close like a figure skater would as they go into a spin… like a spinning top. Now if you take Ben Hogan, he loaded like a swinger, lots of lag loading, then added more drive load on the way down.

He did both.. Is this theoretically the best way to swing a club? Is this practical for most humans that walk the earth?


NO Hogan had the fastest hips and rotation of any human I have seen. I can assure you that Mac experimented with this in his early days, and came to the conclusion that for him, it would be better to simplify the motion. You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Maybe, with your modules, you have invented a new nomenclature to describe the biomechanical motions of a golf swing! It looks from those pictures as though he does, but I am no expert on his swing.

I truly believe I have inadvertently adopted a very, very similar model to Mac O'Grady shown in this thread. In fact I'm very frustrated right now and grinding back to where I was. The reason is say this is because every time I look at this bloody sequence, I can't believe how similar my sequencing is, and several positions are the same.

From the inside takeway, the wrist cock move at the takeaway. Heck my setup is VERY similar. My arms appear straight down which I thought was bad. Flatter than I actually hit it. My very upper right arm feels connected to my ribcage, it doesn't fly off very far, and helps keep my backswing at my shoulder plane not above.

Just like I see Mac doing. Conventional instructor's told me my inside takeaway, and everything I just described above, was wrong. My follow through, and of course my results aren't there yet. But the basic mechanics of my swing I thought looked so Then I sent Lag a video, and he actually first made comparisons to Mac. This is going to sound terrible, but I was thinking Mac who? I don't have any physical resemblance to Mac. And I had to research him a lot to learn about him, but ever since Lag posted this here, I'm continually shocked by the similarities I have to this guy now If only I could hit the bloody ball right now.

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On a side note, I mentioned earlier I had to research Mac. And I hadn't seen the swing sequence he has here, instead I saw 'new' video from of him on Youtube, and the only thing I noted different was his ball position with driver. On the video he puts it about off his left foot! Which I was doing back in January. For some reason this does NOT work for me at all anymore. And I moved it back to where Mac has driver in this swing sequence.

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It makes me think I should try moving it back up to my left foot since right now my driving is garbage. I wonder why he did it? Possibly to give himself more squaring up time with the modern driver length? I may experiment with this again. Once a biological insight is deemed relevant, Mac tests it by hitting shots right handed. If he is satisfied with the results, then he will test it by hitting left handed. If the insight is valid, it must work the same- right handed or left handed.

Very similar. Pivot is a little flatter, doesn't "re-center" himself as much with the lefty swing. More bend in the lead arm with the lefty swing. Camera angles aren't the same, camera is slightly behind Mac on the right and his body was aimed more left at address. In a practice round he was playing with Charles. We were watching this group all day. On a hole late in the round Mac hit it to a couple of feet.

Someone in the crowd yelled, "Let's see you do that left handed. The crowd erupted. One of the first true memories of me being in awe on the golf course. Thx for the reply - now I won't be wondering every time Phil posts Mike, a couples of things about Mac's swing on the video: His stands got wider 2. Most of Mac's swings, he doesn't slide hips much but more rotational and his shoulders fully turned as always at the finish.

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And looking at P7. What's your thoughts? His stands got wider. Yes he'll need more rotation to keep the club and hands swinging left. His hips still transfer at least 4 inches but he'll also let his upper center move forward as well. Might make it look like he's "sliding" less. Arms look pretty extended to me. He can't fully extend his right arm anymore, he broke it about 10 years ago. He's swinging his arms pretty fast, only way you can get your arms "past" your body like this. His head moves significantly forward on his downswing in these swings.

Surprising he can strike the ball so crisply doing this. What are the thoughts on what he's doing here?

Several rank amateurs like myself struggle with the head translating forward, and yet Mac does it and still plays the game at such an incredibly high level. The head is clearly going forward, and it's not coming back ever like it does below with driver. Obviously his DTL view is darn near perfect, but it's just surprising to me he can move his head forward this much.

Part of the CP pattern, I think, is to allow the head to go forward a little? Also I just remembered mvmac telling me a while ago that he changes his pattern up based on something he may be demonstrating for someone, so maybe that's part of it too. Ah, Mac O'Grady, one of the unsung, or maybe "slightly sung" geniuses in golf! Somewhat akin to Moe Norman. He is an eccentric in the truest, and perhaps best, sense of the word.

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He is totally obsessed with the golf swing! I read an article many years ago when O'Grady had played himself off the Tour. He was in Florida and opted to take a job at a driving range because one of his perks would be that he could hit all the balls he wanted. At this time he lived in a refrigerator box with a few clothes, a few pairs of shoes, and his golf bag and clubs.

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He told the interviewer that if he took a "regular" job, that golf would slowly, but surely, disappear from his life and he couldn't have that! I also remember watching the telecast of a Tour event in which O'Grady was competing, way back in the day. On a par 3 with the pin cut way to the left, he hit to the right. The ball bounced off a mound, skittered across the green, and cozied up next to the hole.

A fan yelled out, "Great shot, Mac! He yelled back, "Great shot, Hell! That was pure luck! All COG's lower and transfer forward from It's a low fade pattern. It's not the pattern he played with. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Sign up for a new account in our community.

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