Golfer learns about MGS. Tries to do it best he/she can. Does many things MGS, but not perfect. Swing changes, accuracy better, no loss of distance. But he has "leftover" from other swing, which he readily admits, as does MGS inventor. Doesn't mean golfer is not "doing MGS" anymore than a less than perfect Golden Exercise doesn't golfer isn't "doing Bertholy".
The changes made in my swing as result of "doing Bertholy" were gradual and less than perfect in application ( still are as Tom mentioned ) in real swings. But they were still a result of my "doing Bertholy", though not perfect.
The changes now are a result of me "doing MGS" though not exactly.
So I guess everybody that bought my book or Doug's, did Bertholy, and is now doing better with MGS. it's only because they did the Blueprint or Bertholy first? Shhhheeeee yeeaw riiiiiight? It's not because they are implementing MGS principles ...oh heavens no!
Peter, you are right. If you wanna say my wrists cock at TOS, and so that means I am not following the MGS model fine. Kiran thinks I am, she has reviewed my latest three part video of "my take" on MGS set up and swing, and then watched my latest swing, and her exact words ( she said I could quote her ):
"You got the set-up perfectly.....
This is regarding the actual swing video:
maybe you got the takeaway part from the book, and I did not notice to correct it in my 2010 revision, but I want steep climb up the chest from the get-go, not after the takeaway.
Just one smooth climb up.
In your case, you should try to 'wait for it' a bit longer, so the first move is a drop down with gravity, you still start with your upper shoulders and arms shoving down a bit. As you 'wait for it' try to either
a) focus on keeping yr head at the precise angle it is at after your very perfect MGS set-up OR
b) feel the left arm, from shoulder to elbow to wrist to clubhead is a single horizontal line. WHY? I fear that if, as you 'wait for it' your backswing might get too much wrist set and become narrow.
You're almost perfect there, Kevin."
And then one final thing she mentions as an after thought which I think will be good for you and everyone to keep in mind:
The thing about MGS is, you don't have to get it perfectly, even small improvements show big changes, just because the joints and muscles CAN!
That sounds a lot like something the great teacher Paul Bertholy would say....you know, something like "In the golf swing there can be great latitude....there is a difference between style and fundamental" Yeah Something like that.
As always, the last word WILL be yours. You have a real nice day now , ya hear?
Never quit til you have a swing you'll never forget!