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alans
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Post MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: August 22, 2012, 16:49

I have seen the MGS Setup/Twist done two ways. I have seen Kevin take is right hand off club and then twist and then put his hand back on club. I have seen others (ie youtube videos) keep both hands on club and then twist.

I start with one hand on club and twist. However, I feel if I had both hands on club and twist then the club head would fan open if not careful.

Does anyone have a preference?

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Post Re: MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: August 23, 2012, 13:06

Either way, you must take care to not come out of your MGS twist as you address the ball. I like the right hand off the club as i twist because once the twist is done properly, my relaxed right arm hangs there and provides a "marker" that I have the right amount of twist - it should be hanging opposite the outside of my right thigh. It also provides a physical cue to keep the whole right arm/shoulder relaxed and "below and behind the left.

From there, I just gently "dock" my right hand to the club making sure My right shoulder doesn't roll forward as I do.

sacto83
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Post Re: MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: August 23, 2012, 22:01

I perfer to take the grip with both hands and then twist. Reason is how you grip is important and I want to make sure I do it properly and the same way each time. With the hanging trail arm and then gripping it, I don't always get the same grip, especially if I am varying the amount I twist with different clubs. Both can work but I prefer to know I have the right grip before I turn.

tomgraber
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Post Re: MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: October 26, 2012, 18:35

How I've been doing it. I setup by first placing the club behind the ball. Then I measure from the butt of the club to my zipper using the "extended thumb, width of hand". I regrip and bend so my weight is over the middle of shoe.
Note, there is UD in the wrist. I then twist and bend right so that my left shoulder is turned right and the left shoulder, and shoulder blade is higher than the right. In this position, the club shaft is behind the ball somewhat, much like the Moe Norman setup. I sometimes move the shaft back more to the right particularly irons, but it doesn't seem to make much difference one way or another.

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Post Re: MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: October 27, 2012, 17:25

Tom et al - The more I use MGS the more I see the need for ( and love ) the minimal approach with the right hand "docking" to the club. Unlike Sacto, I have no problem with the right hand finding its spot on the club the same way each time, and it provides a final check point on the state of relaxation from my shoulder to my hand.

It might be my body / build, but I find it harder to maintain the twist if I keep my hands on the club as I make the twist. My right shoulder creeps forward toward the target line when I do this.

I think it really just comes down to what works best for you, and in keeping with the "minimal mindset" each golfer should determine for themselves what that entails. As long as you can maintain your MGS set back and through, you will be good to go!

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alans
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Post MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: August 22, 2012, 16:49

I have seen the MGS Setup/Twist done two ways. I have seen Kevin take is right hand off club and then twist and then put his hand back on club. I have seen others (ie youtube videos) keep both hands on club and then twist.

I start with one hand on club and twist. However, I feel if I had both hands on club and twist then the club head would fan open if not careful.

Does anyone have a preference?

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Posts: 191
Post Re: MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: August 23, 2012, 13:06

Either way, you must take care to not come out of your MGS twist as you address the ball. I like the right hand off the club as i twist because once the twist is done properly, my relaxed right arm hangs there and provides a "marker" that I have the right amount of twist - it should be hanging opposite the outside of my right thigh. It also provides a physical cue to keep the whole right arm/shoulder relaxed and "below and behind the left.

From there, I just gently "dock" my right hand to the club making sure My right shoulder doesn't roll forward as I do.

sacto83
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Posts: 59
Post Re: MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: August 23, 2012, 22:01

I perfer to take the grip with both hands and then twist. Reason is how you grip is important and I want to make sure I do it properly and the same way each time. With the hanging trail arm and then gripping it, I don't always get the same grip, especially if I am varying the amount I twist with different clubs. Both can work but I prefer to know I have the right grip before I turn.

tomgraber
Newbie
Posts: 7
Post Re: MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: October 26, 2012, 18:35

How I've been doing it. I setup by first placing the club behind the ball. Then I measure from the butt of the club to my zipper using the "extended thumb, width of hand". I regrip and bend so my weight is over the middle of shoe.
Note, there is UD in the wrist. I then twist and bend right so that my left shoulder is turned right and the left shoulder, and shoulder blade is higher than the right. In this position, the club shaft is behind the ball somewhat, much like the Moe Norman setup. I sometimes move the shaft back more to the right particularly irons, but it doesn't seem to make much difference one way or another.

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Posts: 191
Post Re: MGS Setup/Twist Question
on: October 27, 2012, 17:25

Tom et al - The more I use MGS the more I see the need for ( and love ) the minimal approach with the right hand "docking" to the club. Unlike Sacto, I have no problem with the right hand finding its spot on the club the same way each time, and it provides a final check point on the state of relaxation from my shoulder to my hand.

It might be my body / build, but I find it harder to maintain the twist if I keep my hands on the club as I make the twist. My right shoulder creeps forward toward the target line when I do this.

I think it really just comes down to what works best for you, and in keeping with the "minimal mindset" each golfer should determine for themselves what that entails. As long as you can maintain your MGS set back and through, you will be good to go!

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