Whether you like or dislike the ideas behind the Minimalist Golf Swing folks, please do understand that it is completely valid in science and has had years of work -study and research - put into it.
If youve tried it and not liked it, please understand that if it were that simple to convert a bunch or words and a few illustrations into instant improvement, the worlds 40,000 golf teachers would all be unemployed! Consider that your interpretation of what was said may not have been what was meant. Perhaps you could post some pictures of what you attempted so others might comment on whether you got it right in the first place.
I know the word science implies scary, un-natural terms, but it is important for anything to be founded in science and then explained so simply that a 5 year old can understand it.
So, forget the science and ponder upon these 3 questions:
1)Why is football (what I call football, ie soccer) played forwards, not backwards?
2)Why does a cow kick forwards and a horse backwards?
If you attempt to flex your elbow or do a bicep curl, why do you do it most efficiently
in front of your body not to the side?
ALL human movement is best accomplished by placing the bodys joints in positions they are DESIGNED to work most efficiently from, and this, above all else is what the MGS does.
It works because it is as simple and repeatable as the worlds greatest ball-striker (greater even that Moe Norman, ie True tempers machine the Iron Byron). It has the least number of independently moving joints and they are put into positions they can work most efficiently from.
Besides putting the body into positions from which it can do good things, the MGS also prevents the bad things from happening.
This is the simple, non-scientific explanation, and scientific questions very welcome, can give very precise answers.