We’re all familiar with the lever (from the French word meaning “to raise”). A lever is a rigid object that is used with “an appropriate fulcrum (or pivot point) that helps multiply the mechanical force (call it “effort”) to be applied to an object (in this case a golf ball).
A “lever” is one of the so-called 6 simple machines. The concept of the lever goes back for millennia. But it was Archimedes who said “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the earth” (using a lever of course). It’s believed that various kinds of levers were used “to raise” obelisks (pillars of stone) weighing upwards of 200,000 pounds.
Okay, enough of the technical. . .
I’ll try to explain the “double lever action” capability built into the Mongoose Golf Swing. You can see it at work in the demo video. . .but there’s more in the TUTORIAL. . .Put as simply as possible: the first pivot point is your left hand (if you’re right-handed), and the second pivot point is your right hand as you pull back the club at impact with your left hand. The pushing and pulling action at impact is actually a double lever action. The potential for multiplying the force applied to the golf ball is one of the wonders of the swing. You simply produce more power with less effort.
We’re not used to pushing down (and rotating around with our bodies) with one hand, while pulling the club through and up into a finish with the other. But you get the idea watching the swordsman push forward with his upper hand on the grip, while pulling back with his lower hand at the bottom of the grip. . .this won’t feel right at all unless your hands are separated (note how we steer our car. . .push with this hand, pull with the other).
Otherwise, as I show in the introduction video, if your hands are touching or in some way linked (worst of all is overlapping a finger), you can only produce a hacking motion - which isn’t very powerful at all. A professional learns to use his legs, hands, shoulders, hips and knees. . .all needing to be coordinated throughout the whole swing. Even Luke Donald, who is clearly the most consistent swinger of the golf club in the world today - has problems from shot to shot getting all of the parts to arrive at the ball, then finish correctly to keep the ball on line. . .When the pros overswing, they really get into trouble. And they often overswing to try and make up for the previous bad hole. You can watch it on any given sunday.
Most of us have used a crowbar. . .or at least know how they work. . .
We insert the wedge-shaped end under some object and push down on the other end of the crowbar - thus producing force-multiplying “leverage.” When we throw a baseball, the pivot point is our elbow, with the load moving out toward our hand. Without bending our elbow to create a pivot point (or lever), we can’t put much power into a throw.
In the ‘GOOSE’ tutorial, you’ll begin to get the idea of how to apply a double levering action to the golf ball - which will help you put a lot of force onto a golf ball without a great deal of effort. I use what I call a “low hanger” shot to reach the green (say from 80-90 yards into the green), rather than a wedge. Why? It’s almost effortless with the lever concept, and it’s far more accurate. We see pro after pro unable to get within 30 feet of the hole from 50 yards out. The wedge is not an easy club to get distance. But hitting a low hanger short of the green and letting it role up to the hole will get you much closer, more often, than the wedge. And we all know, the closer we are to the hole, the more putts we’re going to make.
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