Welcome to M1, the first module in the M-System. As we begin M1, Mike will give you an overview of what to expect, the components of M1, and the importance of understanding and applying these skills at a fundamental level to develop and improve your swing.
Let's talk about the basics of the golf swing. Understanding basic swing concepts are the number one critical skill in a golf swing. One of the biggest things in golf is the Line of Compression. It is universal across all sports. You're probably asking "Okay Mike, so what is line of compression?" The line of compression is how the trailing arm lines up with the golf club putting as much force as you can from your body down your arm, into your hands, down the shaft of the golf club, into the club head, and then finally transferring it into the golf ball.
This is the fundamental skill you need to understand across all sports and really through many athletic abilities from golf, hockey, baseball, tennis, ping-pong, racquetball, and into life skills like cutting down a tree with an ax, hammering a nail, or breaking up the ice in your driveway. The understanding required to maximize that force transfer is identical.
The value of this skill is monumental in achieving maximum control and force into the ball. If you want to maximize your speed and distance, you need to understand what your speed producers and speed limiters are. In golf, we start building your swing with the putter, understanding the line of compression, and we work from impact back through transition (top of the swing) and back to address (setup). We then take this process and apply it to chipping, pitching, and yes, to your irons and the driver. If you want an amazing full swing in golf, then the first and most important concept to understand is the line of compression.
This is our starting point. Everything else will be built on from here. Are you ready?