Originally posted on DJ Watts Golf blog Feb 15, 2012
I dug this old post up from the former blog, as looking at JT’s address and swing motion here are nearly bang-on with the MCS model and address position, especially the current MCS as shown in the MPS “B” or Playing Swing video.
Hello to JM, who sent me this book to look at back then!
If you look at this video compilation of Mike Dunaway’s swings back when he was the dominant driver on the planet (John Daly said MD was longer than him, Greg Norman called him the best driver of the ball that ever lived, etc.), you’ll see what I was talking about in my posting on the knees being “shock absorbers.”
One of the problems I think you’ll find in the modern golf swing methodology is that whole “straightening the left leg” concept for generating leverage and thus speed and power in the impact phase.
This is leading, I’m afraid, to a generation of golfers who will suffer from knee ailments as they inflict incremental damage on that leading knee with the hyper-extension you see in many power swingers.