Monthly Archives: June 2016

Jordan Spieth & Dustin Johnson Paired Together @ Bridgestone

 

dustin johnson topIf you’re looking for an interesting pairing in today’s 1st round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Dustin Johnson, reigning U.S. Open Champion and Jordan Spieth have just teed off and will be playing together today and tomorrow, with Justin Rose rounding out the 3-some.

I don’t normally watch 1st and 2nd rounds of non-major events anymore due to the abysmal televised coverage, I will settle in to watch this particular pairing.

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Swinging A Heavy Club (Low Heel Drill Pt 2)

low heelI am continuing the test on a new training concept to see how it works with others and not just one or two people.

For the Wax Members (a.k.a. the “testers”) at DJ’s Watering Hole  – If you have a Momentus iron or Driver, this is the second part of getting the sequencing correct on the down swing.

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Restricted Hips – Shankaroni (John Rahm)

john rahm shank impactAnyone catch the Quicken Loans National last weekend?

I happened to watch it here and there and, incredibly, I was watching it live on TV when John Rahm hit the first ever Shot Tracker shank caught on televised golf coverage.

It wasn’t pretty… if you have any qualms about watching shanks, you can stop right here…

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The “Leverage Point” Drill @ The Watering Hole

leverage point video clip screen capFor Wax Members, I’ve posted a brief video clip at DJ’s Watering Hole on the concept of the “Leverage Point” exercise and how it will help synchronize the down swing transition after you “lock at the top,” another MCS “Perfect Pivot” term.

I am looking into adding this “Leverage Point” concept to a revised MCS “Perfect Pivot” later this summer, as well as adding it to the “Secrets of MCS” video shorts series.

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New Terminology – “Leverage Point”

leading footThere is a new concept I’m working on with regards to people losing their setup position, and it has to do with the pivot training drill I came up with a couple of days ago.

I’m testing it right now with an MCS swinger, and it seems to be working very well with maintaining the proper address setup and position, and of course with the down swing swing pivot, as that was the original reason for my coming up with the actual training device and drill.

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I Distill Things – A New Training Device?

mike dunaway impactAnd it’s been there the whole time, in various ways almost since the first MCS video that I produced back in the summer of 2010.

I don’t want to say right now what I may have found until I do a little more research, and see how at least one other person does with it besides myself, but I can say that for me, this is the training device.

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Position + Mechanics = Power & Consistency

dj addr topI always had a theory (well, not right at the beginning, but very early on) in my swing research that the technique for producing optimal leverage (power & speed) would also be the same technique for consistency and accuracy in ball-striking.

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Six Months Into The “Perfect Pivot” – Unconscious Execution

dj topI don’t post my own swings much anymore because I don’t feel the need to other than when I have perhaps made some technical improvements to my personal swing model.

It’s been about six months now since I decided to further optimize the MCS golf swing model by making the Ben Hogan pivot a staple part, as well as the lower heel impact position.

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Q: “What Is ‘Leverage?'” A: It Means Using The Lower Body…

hogan-pivot2The question I was asked via an emailed query is very straightforward :

You constantly refer to “leverage” as the source of MCS power. No doubt you’re right. But I wish I had a clearer idea of what is being levered, what mechanical advantage is obtained thereby and how this increases clubhead speed.

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Dustin Johnson – U.S. Open Champion

OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 17: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan greets Dustin Johnson of the United States following the completion of the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 17, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

OAKMONT, PA – JUNE 17: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan greets Dustin Johnson of the United States following the completion of the second round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 17, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Now, that has a ring to it, wouldn’t you say?

After watching the Gong Show that was the USGA officials seemingly trying to find a way to garner attention or remain relevant (on Point 1, well done. Point 2 – massive fail, guys), the eventual and deserving champion ran away from the field to secure a 3 stroke victory that should have been 4, but for the bumbling fools running around with headphones.

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