Caveat – Not Even Dunaway Was Fully Planted

This is likely never end until the Modern Golf Swing has been pierced through the heart and buried with a garlic necklace, but I want to repeat to everyone that a “low or planted heel back swing” does not mean nailing the heel to the ground.

I would bet you that even the most flexible person who claims  to be able to pivot with a fully planted heel does not actually do this, but just thinks they are doing so.

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Mike Dunaway Used The KMCS “Switching Sides” Method

This is “deja-vu all over again,” as Yogi Berra would have said.

Those of you who have the “Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing”┬ávideo (Part 1 of the MCS Trilogy Series) will probably not be that surprised to know that, in the Peace River swing video, Mike Dunaway used a mechanically-correct version of the planted-heel swing I demonstrated in “Kinesiology.”

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Best Long Drive Swings EVER (8 Second Hang Time)

I always like to get a rough indicator of hang time when I launch them especially high and long (and only ever when on line, because who cares low long it flies if it’s going OB?).

So I knew something was going on today when I got home with video.

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Should The Long Drive Swing Be Different?

Probably not, except for what I’ve mentioned before with regards to the long drive swing being primarily for speed and power (with adequate accuracy) and the playing swing being for speed, power and a good deal of accuracy.

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MCS Long Drive – “Using The Ground” (Video)

You all know that one of my pet peeves on golf swing analysis is the ridiculous “using the ground” excuse the analysts use when they simply have no clue what’s going on and still want to sound knowledgeable about what you’re seeing on your screen.

Simply, launching one or both feet into the air while swinging a golf club does nothing to add speed or power, rather it is an anti-injury move because the swinger is either not using a proper weight shift to the leading foot and/or doesn’t want to damage the leading leg or hip.

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Long Drive + “Perfect Pivot” = WOW (Day 2)

OK, you can probably tell I’m having some fun working out the last little details on my long drive swing action, but today was extra fun when I got home to look at the video.

I hit some awesome balls today after struggling through the first half of the bucket, all because I got sloppy with my posture – but when I realized what I was doing and straightened back up to a taller address, it was game, set and match.

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Golf Digest Pays Lip Service To the Greats

The Modern Golf Swing industry (and Golf Digest’s Alex Meyers) are whom I’m referencing here, of course – they always pay lip service to the greats of the Classic Golf Swing era while completely ignoring what made them greats to begin with.

Before I get to the Golf Digest laugher, what made them great? The way they swung, either in the game or how they taught it, and Harvey Penick is one, in his first Little Red Book on the swing.

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Long Drive Swing, Day One – Not Bad!

I have to say that getting out the long drive clubs yesterday, I didn’t expect much, as I haven’t really swung them since the late summer/autumn of 2015.

However, I wanted to see if my new adjusted setup and swing visuals that I’ve developed over the winter with the SwingRite would do for the long drive swing what it did for my regular golf swing.

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The Final Step – Part Two! (Long Drive)

OK, so I said the other day that I had found my optimal setup and mechanical action for the golf swing.

Well, that’s correct, but I omitted something – I am going to do the same thing with my long drive swing, because – you guessed it – the long drive swing is slightly different from the regular driver swing that you use for playing golf.

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