Striking Gold With David D – “Dropping The Hammer” (Updated)

djs-wallUpdate: There will likely be two separate videos, one to continue the MCS Trilogy Series (making it a “Quadology” or the proper term, “Tetralogy Series”), and a one-video-for-all Amazon Video project – something for all!  /update

I had been talking about a new concept that could potentially replace the original “Swing Angle” concept to the MCS Swing Theory, and guess what?

I do believe this concept is gold, because I showed it to David D. yesterday while we shot some more end-of-season video working on his swing, and when I did – his reaction told me all I needed to know about it.

Even better, I came up with the proper (I think) term for it – “Dropping The Hammer,” and it works with the swing from wedge through Driver.

Those of you who have the “Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing” will recognize it in a way – I touched upon a concept very similar to the new concept when I introduced the “Mallet” concept and DJ’s Wall:

Remember This? From “Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing”

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This is a continuation of that original concept, but from what I saw from David D when I showed it to him – this concept will surpass the “Swing Angle” concept, and it will do multiple things, such as help you set your Fundamentals Trifecta – the stance, grip and ball position.

I have hours of video shot with David over the past few weeks, and I will be reviewing it because I will have something exciting for everyone in the next month to two – a new video taking everything in the MCS Swing Trilogy videos with new concepts, to create the upcoming video that I will release on Amazon.

In short, the “Dropping The Hammer” concept will be a recurrent theme in the new video, from beginning to end, and that is awesome.

David D. – 73 Years Young!

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By the way, I made an error a few weeks back when I said that David D. was 67 years of age – he told me yesterday that while he appreciated my shaving a few years off his chronology, he is actually 73 years young (which shocked me, because he has the swing of a 60 year old, and I told him so).

And he’s swinging better than he ever has in technical terms, with the new concepts and the work we’ve done.

Yesterday, he flew a handful of drives over the green where the flag was at 250 yards from our hitting station – which means he was flying drives 260 yards in the air!

Case in point, and look at my reaction after his swing:

“Wow – Look At That Ball Go!”

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If David D. perfect?  Of course not, no one is, but seeing someone else swing in the MCS style has always helped others grasp the intuitively difficult parts that I get into with explanation.

And look at that Perfect Pivot action from a man in his 70’s… gotta love that!

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So for the MCS afficianados and those of you who just can’t stop thinking about the golf swing and how to implement concepts to make your swing mechanically-correct – it’s getting even better!

While I’m tempted to say “Beyond Perfect Pivot,” I want to assure everyone who have any of the videos in the MCS Trilogy, especially “Kinesiology” and “Perfect Pivot,” that those concepts are all still valid.

They are 100% still in play.

However, it’s been six months since the release of “MCS Perfect Pivot” and here’s what will happen:

What I will be doing here is taking everything from the Trilogy videos with regards to the stance and pivot action, and adding the new concepts to make the “Perfect Pivot” swing model easier to understand and execute.

Remember This?

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That picture above is one I refer to a good deal, and if you study the arm attitude and the cupping of the leading wrist with the position of the trailing (right) arm – that is something you will learn to do unconsciously with the “Dropping The Hammer” concept!

The bonus – you’ve got a swinger in David D. who will be providing his own interpretation of what MCS comprises, and as I’ve found working with various people – different views and takes on the MCS theory in other peoples’ words are gold.

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So, a “Beyond Perfect Pivot” is not to change anything, other than taking a new concept that can replace the “Swing Angle” concept, with some other concepts that have come up since last May, and making a new single video that both newcomers to MCS and old hands at it can continue their evolution to a completely MCS swing model.

If you think Ben Hogan’s pivot is no longer relevant, guess again – whatever you call it, whether it’s simply Ben Hogan’s pivot” or the “Perfect Pivot,” it won’t matter – it is the pivot action to be using – so whether it’s “Dropping The Hammer,” or “Perfect Pivot II,” or “Beyond Perfect Pivot,” you’ll be seeing and trying to replicate that leg and hip pivot action.

A rose by any other name is still a rose, and the perfect pivot action of Ben Hogan will always be the pivot action to which to strive, whatever the video is called.

So, the new video will have the Fundamentals Trifecta, and the Ben Hogan-inspired “perfect pivot” leg action, but with the new concepts – I know that the new video will make swinging with the MCS swing theory even easier to understand and implement.

Wishing you all a great first Sunday of November!


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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6 thoughts on “Striking Gold With David D – “Dropping The Hammer” (Updated)

  1. Laser

    Dropping the hammer…reminds me of something Paul Azinger said as a TV commentator years ago. They showed several up-the-line views back to the tee box, and Azinger said, “The instructors all say to hit with your left…but these guys all hit with their right.”

    [All right-handed golfers]

    1. D Watts Post author

      “The instructors all say to hit with your left…but these guys all hit with their right.”

      Makes sense for a right-handed swing – I am left-handed and have always been a “pulling” swinger, but once I figured out how to sequence the right-handed swing, the right side and simply took over.

      So, whether you’re a “pulling” or “pushing” swinger, you should always use the power or non-leading arm through impact, however you transition from the top.

      I’ll discuss that, of course… but good point!

      1. Laser

        Your drills are better than knowing exactly how the human body operates–it’s too complex. As you’ve written, there’s both pushing and pulling.

        Not having tension makes something faster. That’s probably how someone can present the appearance of hitting with their right (or drop their right)…and as Moe Norman said, his right hand was just along for the ride.

        1. D Watts Post author

          Your drills are better than knowing exactly how the human body operates – it’s too complex.

          I appreciate the compliment – that’s just something natural to me, having played baseball and basketball and having competed in track & field – drills and drilling are essential to proper form, and those who drill most and longest usually have a great advantage.

          If you are struggling with the motion – the drills will be a windfall of improvement.

          As long as they’re the proper drills! 😉

          PS – In addition to the “Drop The Hammer” concept and exercise, there is also a new pivot concept and exercise, which David D. found “turned the light-bulb on” for him – he realized that the proper Hogan “Perfect Pivot” is a circular hip turn with no shift. He was off to the races after that!

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