Monthly Archives: August 2015

NOTHING In Modern Golf Makes It “Easier”

tiger-extendI keep hearing the same argument when anyone resists swinging with mechanical-correctness, usually in the form of an internet/armchair swing guru complaining about MCS.

PeterAllenby, one of my long-time readers, is part of a forum where he tries to spread the word.

When he linked to a clip last year or before on my 4 iron swing (not the one from the last posting, a different one), he was told that the “throw release” would be difficult to play with as “it requires too much timing.”

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Iron Byron – Throw Release ‘Cause Science…

iron byronYes, the machine known as the “Iron Byron” has a throw release, because, “Science,” of course.

It’s easy to dismiss the notion of swinging with a motion like Iron Byron because, of course, we’re not machines.

And anyone who claims to have a swing model like Iron Byron’s, is of course being absurd, but I imagine it sells… we swing like living machines, and with two arms.

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Brooke Henderson 3rd Youngest LPGA Winner Ever

brooke hendersonIt was a great weekend for Canadians who watch golf.

A crowd favorite and Canadian Open Champion Jason Day (who’s an Aussie, not a Canuck) wins the PGA Championship in record fashion…

And Brooke Henderson from small-town Ontario, Canada, has become the 3rd youngest winner ever on the LPGA Tour.

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Who Is The Guy Announcing PGA Tour Online? (Updated 2X)

rory mcilroy topUpdate #1 at Bottom, Update #2 beneath the first picture of Rory @ the top**

Rant Alert.

My first choice of title for this posting was “Who Is This Clown?” but prudence prevailed.

This, my friends, is why you can’t learn proper golf mechanics from the modern swing guys, whether they’re teaching it or announcing the pro events.

They have no clue what they’re talking about.  Either that or they’re deliberately misleading people.

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How MCS Was Payne Stewart’s Swing?

*This is a posting from the DJ Watts Golf blog back on January 31, 2012.

I have edited it because in the original posting, I alluded to the claims of Payne having taken lessons from Mike Austin, which of course is another one of the Austin mythical tales – however, the swing as performed by Payne Stewart is so obviously a “pulling/hybrid” swing of the MCS family type – what a swing! /update

Brandon wanted me to take a look at Payne Stewart’s swing with regards to how it compares to Mike Austin’s technical theory.  (edit: Instead, let’s look at it from the current MCS swing theory).

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Mike Dunaway’s Swing Mechanics

Mike-DunawayThose of you who have been around for the past few years might remember my constant harping on my view that Mike Dunaway’s swing was not the same model as Mike Austin’s.

If you aren’t familiar with Mike Dunaway, he is largely regarded as the father of modern long driving and who passed away last year around this time.

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Rory McIlroy May Have Found “The Secret”

rory topThere is a way to swing with a planted leading heel, as I’ve said.

I’ve also pointed out someone with a passable planted-heel swing model (one Dustin Johnson, for example), but hold the phone a minute…

Has Rory McIlroy found “the secret” to the modern golf swing’s planted heel pivot?

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Peter Kostis Uses MCS Terminology

kostisYes, if you watched the CBS broadcast from the PGA Tour’s 2015 Quicken Loans National event yesterday, you would have seen Peter Kostis using MCS terminology describing the hybrid swing mechanics (“pushing/throwing” combined with “pulling”).

I kid you not.  Anyone who has read my blogging on the golf swing knows that I’ve used the same terms for years upon years to describe the actions of a mechanically-correct swing motion.

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