“Be Like Jack…” Or MCS…

mcs stanceIf basketball players are to “Be Like Mike,” (Remember those ads? how old do you feel now?), then I can’t imagine why the resounding refrain from golf instructors isn’t, “Be Like Jack…”

I really don’t.

If you study the address positions and swing mechanics of the best swingers ever, they will all lead you to the same place – the way Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead and Ben Hogan did it, essentially.

There are no two exact same swings, but the closer you get to the optimal model, the better you will swing.

You won’t see many bad swingers who address the ball the way Nicklaus did.

But you’ll find some great swingers who did it the same.

And here below, is Jack Nicklaus’ address position face-on, beside mine, BT’s and our young MCS trainee KT:

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So, when you argue with MCS swing theory, you’re not really arguing with me.

I have simply built a golf swing model that takes the best of the greatest swingers in golf history and standardized it, meaning I have taken out the idiosyncrasies of those swingers.

So, when I say that an address position isn’t sound, or that something is going on in the swing that is unsound, you’re not just arguing with me.

You’re arguing with the G.O.A.T.



8 thoughts on ““Be Like Jack…” Or MCS…

  1. buddhabob

    Nicklaus by far and away the greatest of all time, its not even close.

    Woods to me ranks far back but was most definitely the best scrambling and garbage golfer of all time. If Nicklaus was playing today in his prime he would be averaging 330 off the tee and IN the FAIRWAY.

    If he wanted to stretch he would be capable of 380 without wind aid or huge roll out, he was just that powerful and aggressive over the ball. His precision striking, his hip power and his pivot just made it so.

    1. D Watts Post author

      I think we can safely say now that the guy who won four more majors than Tiger Woods and who won golf tournaments and majors in 3 separate decades is the best of all time.

      Nicklaus won almost as many tournaments, but nearly 30% more majors, all with far less effort than it took Tiger to do.

      When you factor in that Jack had no one to chase after winning his first 12 and surpassing Hagen’s 11 and that the guy in 2nd place can barely walk at 39 years of age – Jack is on top by a country mile.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Tom, I have never recognized that win. I have always viewed that title and so-called slam to be tainted.

      Furthermore, it exemplified the manner in which Tiger seemed to play by different rules at times, getting passes in both the rules department and from the media on his odious on-course behaviour.

      As such, I havent been a Tiger fan since before that ’99 incident and will not lose sleep over the end of his career.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Well, considering I’m the person you most resemble… or is it the other way around? 😉

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