Blast From The Past! (New MCS Swing Model ’13)

dj imp new mcsI was sent a Youtube link by one of my Wax Golf readers (thanks Benoit, what a nostalgic feeling I had, watching this!), from my own account, mind you – and here is the proof of what Brandel Chamblee’s book “The Anatomy of Greatness” asserts…

This swing model of mine, developed in 2013 and my first independent swing model (all previous models had been developed studying another person’s swing theory), is the same in principle as my current and last swing model.

And it’s what you’ll find in the setups and other principles of the Classic Golf Swing greats that Chamblee covers in his book.

Ironically, this model put me on the path to the final model and also was the solution (at that time) to my scoliosis and the fact that my twisted and bent spine opens my shoulders nearly 45 degrees when I’m standing with my feet squarely together facing forward.

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That allowed me to come into impact on the correct plane instead of coming over the top and outside-in as my spinal curve made me do with a regular swing.

When I built the current MCS model for Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell, PGA to use in his teaching and tournament playing – all I had to do was to widen the stance and bring the ball in, really.



The differences between  the current MCS model and the “New MCS” model shown in the clip?

Only a couple of real differences – that narrower stance compared to the current model, and the ball further away from the body at address.

DJ’s “New MCS” Golf Swing Model – 2013


That’s it.

And of course, the Ben Hogan-inspired “perfect pivot” leg and hip action for the current model:

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Everything else is the same, and aside from a wider stance, the two models are identical, and you’ll find the same principles in the Chamblee book.

Because, the “perfect swing” has already been found – it consists of the Classic Golf Swing principles of the greats of the past.

Take away their personal quirks/flaws/idiosyncrasies, because no one swings perfectly, including Yours Truly – and what you’re left with are the components of the perfect swing model.

The current MCS model is that, in my belief (and I’ll prove it, if everything out there now doesn’t already prove it, now that the modeling is complete), in that I think if one built a machine that moved like a human being – it would swing the way MCS says to swing.

And all MCS is… is that great compilation of the swing principles you’ll find in “The Anatomy of Greatness,” because Brandel Chamblee studied the same swingers in writing his book that I have studied in my 11 years of research.

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It is only logical that we came to largely the same conclusions.

And there is nothing in the Modern Golf Swing that makes it better or easier than the Classic Golf Swing.

Sad, but brutally true…


Wanna learn the MCS methodology and swing like the greats did in the classic era?

You can start with the “Secrets of the MCS”video shorts series or jump right in to the whole thing with the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video.

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15 thoughts on “Blast From The Past! (New MCS Swing Model ’13)

  1. hkgolf

    DJ I notice the right leg remains flexed at the top of the backswing for New MCS but is almost straight for Perfect Pivot. Does that make a difference to the mechanical correctness, or is one more effective than the other? HK

    1. D Watts Post author

      Hello HK! Yes, you have a good eye – that is one of the differences, of which there are 3 between New MCS and the final MCS model.

      1. Stance Width
      2. Distance From Ball (Dtl) and
      3. The “Hogan Pivot” Action

      Good stuff, HK! 😀

      1. hkgolf

        DJ does the wider stance in final MCS mean that there is minimal weight shift during the backswing to the top? ie weight is more “centred” or slightly right of centre as one turns. Trying to get the feel right. It seems to differ between driver (right of centre) and irons (centre). HK

          1. D Watts Post author

            It’s not a flaw to have the ball where it is in the New MCS, HK – however, the adjusted setup is more leveraged.

            So it’s never a “right vs wrong” with two different mechanically-correct models, rather one is better than the other.

            Sam Snead had a great pivot move, and mechanically-correct. However, I’d say that Ben Hogan’s pivot was better.

            And when you’re pivoting with the Ben Hogan or MCS “Floating Pivot,” you don’t shift weight to the left or right – you pivot in place, and that’s why I call it the “floating pivot.”

            Hope that helps, HKGolf! 🙂

            1. hkgolf

              Thanks DJ. When I set up for driver I have the weight 65-70% on the right side. When I use the floating pivot does the weight distribution remain the same throughout the backswing, to impact and beyond? Sorry for the confusion! HK

            2. D Watts Post author

              No worries, HK – I will post something on the floating pivot Perfect Pivot-style before I leave for Arizona, over at DJ’s Watering Hole. By tomorrow sometime, as I leave Friday 🙂

  2. David

    DJ, I just finished the book and found a few variations. One of which hkgolf hits .. you mention the weight going left heel to left toe and right toe to right heel. Brandel mentions more of a weight shift. The weight shift is what had me struggling with excessive head movement for decades!!! After more pivot work of late, my head is staying much quieter. This is making the pivot much tighter and repeatable.

    Also, the book mentions an open stance which is contrary to many of the pictures we have seen over the years. All in all though, the book is as close to MCS as you are ever going to find. It looks like you worked together on individual projects, he the book and you the perfect pivot. They dovetail beautifully together.

    1. D Watts Post author

      You found the two instances where there is a slight difference, DK – good for you!

      I just finished emailing someone back who said this to me:

      Is there anything in there that you would disagree with.
      If not it could have been written by you!

      And it’s not so much a “disagreement,” I told him, more than it is two examples of variations within the same broad mechanically-correct swing model theory.

      I have found that pro tournament players have a mindset that other golfers don’t, and so they attempt to compensate in their swings in minor ways, like some like to open their stance slightly, even BT had this going on at times.

      As well, I had several models in which I had a shift of weight going on, until I studied Ben Hogan’s pivot and found that his “floating pivot” move was something that I used to do myself, albeit from a different stance setup.

      So, the two things you point out are variances within a broad mechanically-correct swing theory, and that’s what Brandel Chamblee has outlined for everyone.

      Within that broad model, you’ll find the distillation of the best principles, and you’ll have the current MCS swing model.

      Fast reading, and great work to find the two things I also saw in the book – not wrong, just not in the current MCS model because of what I wanted from it.

      Good stuff, DK – I’m bringing my book down to AZ and we can go over it together.

      See you Friday 🙂

  3. targettom

    Just catching up on these old posts. Today I was searching
    “perfect Swing” and that pic of DJ at the top of this page was amongst the pictures, which also separately included a young lady with what looks like (to me) to be an MCS pivot.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Is that the gist of your email TT? I will get back to you upon my return home 🙂

  4. hkgolf

    DJ, Brandel refers to the pronation of the right hand during the backswing which keeps the club face shut; and avoids flipping of the hands at impact. This he says is a source of power for other sports such as tennis serve, or American football or baseball throw. What are you thoughts on this? HK

    1. D Watts Post author

      I discovered some years ago that this move, which some people may also remember from my MA years, that if one is in proper position that this occurs naturally, so I don’t make it a point to mention, HK.

  5. bigtoilet

    That is 1st of all a takeaway move (yes it should be the same in the downswing also). It’s a windup to throw move that MA talked about.

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