“There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills…” (Beyond Perfect Pivot)

d-doubilet-july-18I have to hand it to David D., because he may have single-handedly kicked off the “Beyond Perfect Pivot” video concept, which I had envisioned as an accessory to the MCS Trilogy Series, which ends, of course with the “MCS – Perfect Pivot” video.

What David did, while we were working on his swing that day (primarily the address position – if you nail the Fundamentals Trifecta, you’ll be in great shape to start your swing), was focus on getting it all down.

So he pulled out his phone to take video at certain times when I discussed a concept with him.

“Wait a minute, wait a minute, let me get this on my phone!” he’d say, and then we’d continue.

David D. & DJ – July 2012


We’ve known each other since 2010 when he first emailed me about the MCS swing, and we met for the first time in 2012 and have seen each other once or twice a year since then.

So, that session was on Monday, and yesterday I received an email from him that read in part:

I went to the range yesterday to test the new swing. I only hit balls off the tee and only with my hybrids, 3 wood and driver.

I hit 100 balls. I am guessing that 30 were hit properly and were beautiful… most of the time I was not able to get the feel I had when with you… I kept wishing that you were sitting in a chair behind me telling me what I was doing incorrectly.

When I came home I reviewed the videos and saw that I had not followed your instruction to both bend and move the left knee… I tried that in my basement and I could see the difference. I think it is a key point to emphasize if  we  make the video.

I will watch the videos a few times more.

That is the funny thing, how people swing so much better when I’m standing there observing, than when I’m not.

A funny incident – back in April when I was visiting DKondo in Arizona and we held a Wax SouthWest Summit, one of the gents down at the end of the line was hitting the ball beautifully, as I watched him.

I moved down the line to help the others, and when I got back to him, he sighed and said, “DJ, could you do me a favor and just stand there for the rest of the day while I hit balls? It’s so much better when you’re standing there!”

Of course, it’s just a psychological thing – I’m not swinging the club, whether I’m standing watching or not, so I imagine that my being there makes the swinger focus more on what I’ve been saying to them, and the swing is just that much better.

Anyways, David forwarded me 11 short clips that he’d shot while I was talking (I thought he’d only taken a half-dozen!), with the comment:

I am e-mailing to you the 11 videos I took.  They are a model of clarity.

And he was correct – I’ve watched them all and they are great crystalizers on the parts with which many people struggle.

Sample From Clips – Iron Swing DTL


You’ll notice that in the earlier email, he said he was going to watch them a few more times.

So, when he has, he should and will be swinging as well as here below, without me there, as when I’m standing watching him, and notice his excellent left knee action that he mentioned in the email:


That is the best thing you can do, my friends, whether you have the MCS Ultimate Leverage, the Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing, the MCS Perfect Pivot video, or all of them.

The secret to MCS swinging is in every one of those videos.  Laid out in different terms and concepts, but they’re in there.

Watch them as many times as you can, because they are jam-packed with content!

But I do believe there is a definite place for a “Beyond Perfect Pivot” for those devoted to MCS-ing their golf swings.  I’ll look to that when I have completed the upcoming MCS Short Game project.

Thanks to David D. for the great idea, and to all Wax Nation for keeping me doing this when I figured I had finished with it all.

There are a few nuggets left in the stream, what say we pan them out?

Want to learn more about the MCS Golf Swing Theory? Try one of DJ’s “Secrets of the MCS”video shorts available via download.

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Or you can download the very latest MCS Golf Swing video “MCS – Perfect Pivot based on the flawless pivot action of Ben Hogan.**

**”MCS – Perfect Pivot” is Part 3 of the “MCS Golf Swing Trilogy,” now available for download!

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10 thoughts on ““There’s Gold In Them Thar Hills…” (Beyond Perfect Pivot)

  1. D Watts Post author

    “Cover the ball with your chest…”

    You’ve heard this modern swing concept, I’m sure, on TV or written in the magazines, and it’s the worse concept I’ve ever heard or seen.

    It makes the golfer focus on the upper body and not the lower, and then you get the turning through the down swing, which is just death for a mechanically-sound swing.

    With David, I came up with a concept of how to stay right-side biased, during the entire swing.

    And here’s a hint – you cover something alright, but not the ball!

    More to come…

  2. David

    Well put DJ and David. Everytime I watch the videos something new pops out even though I have seen them dozens of times. Usually it is something that I thought I understood and when hearing it again realized I didn’t 🙂

    JDL has been struggling and I told him at dinner last night to rewatch the Perfect Pivot. We are off to Estrella to see if he paid attention. Great work guys.

  3. jh32

    Hey DJ, Here’s a possible idea. We sure like to keep you busy. What about a fix a flaw video. For instants, I am suddenly push fading the ball, got me into a lot of trouble over the past few weeks, and I can’t seem to figure out what I am doing? I know it’s easier to watch someone swing in the moment, but just a reference guide might be some help? I do review the videos about every 3 wks or so. Jim

    1. D Watts Post author

      hkg has the remedy there, Jim – very gratifying to see the senior MCS students helping one another when I’m not around. Perfect Pivot’s section on Shot Shaping is your key there.


  4. hkgolf

    JH. Push fade is a club face vs swing path issue. Face is too open to path hence the fade. Suggest you rewatch BT’s tips on drawing and fading in Perfect Pivot or the MCS video before that
    Cheers HK

    1. D Watts Post author

      Thanks for giving Jim that suggestion while I was occupied, hkg – nice chatting with you last evening 🙂

    2. jh32

      Thanks HK, I understand the tips by Jerry on path vs face alignment and when I’m swinging well I can pull off most of the shots, a little more work with driver needed. What I am saying is that I am not quite sure what I might be doing wrong to get this flight ie: staying to far behind, getting ahead of the ball, or stand up on it, or what. whatever it is sure made for an unpleasant weekend for me. Played real poor for the past 2 wks. Again, thanks and I’ll rewatch the vids to see if I can figure it out. Jim

      1. D Watts Post author

        The push would be possibly caused by alignment – sometimes it’s just that. When I worked with BT and Blake, both solid swingers, bad shots were caused by simple things like shoulder line.

        And if your alignment is askew, all bets are off with regards to club face, because the body will try to adjust with the club face.

        Check your points and perhaps send me a clip to view, Jim – I promise it won’t hurt…much! 😛

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