Some of you have been around for more than the past couple of years, so I bet you’ll remember the video I made over 3 years back (released November ’13), when I said I had figured out the concept of the Mike Austin swing model, and it was as simple as “swinging a stick.”
Well, not to my surprise, because I fully know how to swing a stick, that concept was correct, and the only problem I had with it was the same problem I had with the MA model.
That was – you can swing with mechanical-correctness, and you can swing a stick with mechanical correctness, but if you’re not right-biased in the address, it won’t be an optimal action.
So, if you have the old “Finding Mike Austin” video, go back and watch it again, and except for the address position not being right-biased as the final MCS swing model turned out to be, everything else applies.
Below is a swing gif. from the spring of 2014, which is three years ago now!
Why is that?
Because, while swinging the SwingRite yesterday and fully examining what I was doing (because I want a repeatable action as I increase my speed and power), I left off with the final thought, “Hmm, now it’s just like swinging a stick…again!”
DJ Swings A Stick – 2017
Meaning, if you take the old video and change your address stance to the “Leaning A” position that I introduced in the new MCS model (from “Ultimate Leverage” all the way to “Dropping The Hammer”), you’ll be where we are now with the MCS model theory.
But of course, that delights me but doesn’t surprise me at all – I had my personal issues with my spinal deformity that were causing problems with my own swing execution, but the theory, based on having a “normal” body, was bang-on.
So, we’ve been on the right track with swing mechanics (“we” being the Wax Nation), and the only delay in putting it all together as early as 2013-14 was the waiting for DJ to wake up and figure out why his own swing didn’t match the standard model and his own theory.
Step 1: Find The “Dropping The Hammer” Position
So, to tie it all together, you want to use the “Dropping The Hammer” concept to put yourself in the proper position to swing with the right side being dominant, and then you want to make that “perfect pivot” action..
Step 2: Then Make Your “Perfect Pivot”
And then, you simply want to visualize that “swinging a stick” action of the “drop & pop” action of Mike Dunaway:
Step 3: Swing That Stick
For The “Pullers”
I would add now, that if you’re swinging a stick, swing it with the right hand as the focus, and not the pulling left hand if you want to perfect your action and increase/maximize your leverage, speed and power.
It’s perfectly fine to swing with a “pulling” action, it just isn’t optimal, but you can still play golf and swing very well with that “pulling-hybrid” action I talk about in the MCS Trilogy Series.
Now, that was easy, wasn’t it?
Want to learn more about the MCS Golf Swing Theory? Try one of DJ’s “Secrets of the MCS” video shorts available via download.
“Dropping The Hammer!”