Right Domimant + Left Side, Day 1 – Wow!

It went better than I could have hoped, because this is a very strange and different (for me) move – swinging with leading side leverage AND a right-dominant mechanical action!

I got hold of a visual concept halfway through the session that just worked so beautifully for me, I will eventually share this, because it is awesome.

So, now I have to figure out how to explain this visual concept (perhaps I’ll call it the “rocking horse concept”), and there are some other things that may help people who are still struggling with the pulling aspect of the swing leading them into an early rotation and over-the-top or pulled shots.

Look at that trailing foot action through the ball with both the legendary Mike Dunaway’s down swing, and now, DJ’s!

Mike Dunaway – DJ Diagonal Driver View

For now, I am still holding off on presenting video, as I’m not done with this and each day’s video would be obsoleted by the next day’s, as has happened with the three range sessions I’ve had this spring.

Day 1 Driver

Another thing I’m going to have to adjust to is the feel of a complete lack of “effort” in a properly leveraged swing.

The weight shift and pivot action provide most of the action, and the only issue I have is that, at least on the first day putting both sides together, I had a tendency to over-swing and turn to the target when I didn’t focus on just performing the swing action.

It’s a combination of having been used to the pulling early turn, as well as that when you swing properly, you don’t feel as though you’re swinging at all!

While the 9 irons that I hit seemed the same as usual, albeit very, very high and arcing flight as the previous day, the 7 and 5 irons were jaw-dropping in the distances I was flying them with what seemed little a simple pivot and weight shift.

And as you can see, the floating heel is back, because to fully leverage a golf swing, you have to have enough hip turn to cause this to happen – as I showed yesterday, you can swing with little to no heel float, but you won’t have full leverage and max power.

Many proponents of the so-called Modern Golf Swing will quickly say, “Yes, you want control and the restricted hip back swing gives you more control and stability,” but that’s the opposite of what you see on Tour when you watch TV…

Not More Stable…

You see guys with a restricted hip back swing twisting their torsos and lower backs to get more shoulder turn than what the hips will allow, and then you see them jumping off the leading foot, both because they’re not shifting from the right foot, but also to add more leverage to the down swing, because their pivot didn’t provide enough leverage.

That’s not a more stable and controlled swing than the one I use and that classic golf swingers employ:

Not More Controlled, Not More Stable…

So, I don’t see any reason to swing that way – with a proper hip turn, you don’t have to jump and twist this way.

So, all in all, I was delighted with the first day of using both sides to swing with a right-dominant motion.

I’ll have some iron swings to show later, but for now, I’m getting ready for the final round at the Masters… should be a fun finish, whoever wins!

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“Dropping The Hammer!”


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12 thoughts on “Right Domimant + Left Side, Day 1 – Wow!

  1. Brady

    Looks fantastic DJ! You are really leveraging that club! The golf club is simply hauling a** at the bottom. Wowsers! I think you’re absolutely right about effortless power with this move when done correctly. It is an amazing feeling.

    Masters should indeed be a great watch. Would enjoy seeing Sergio win his long overdue first major he seems to have his temper under control this week.

    As much as I dislike his swing I have to say I like Spieth as a person, humble kid with a very strong will and work ethic. You think Fowler has a shot?

    1. D Watts Post author

      Thank you Brady! Stay tuned, because that was just the first day. Give me a few days swinging like this…

      Sure, Fowler has a shot, if he can avoid that big hole or two that have seemed to dog his weekend rounds of late. I thought he would do it again on 3 yesterday but what a bogey putt he dropped…

      As for Spieth… meh... the kid can put the ball in the hole, and he isn’t missing as badly with his tee shots as he did the last three times around. I just can’t enjoy watching him play, both with the swing and the fidgeting and grousing on every shot and missed putt.

      My motto is, “Shut up and hit it,” and I prefer those players, like Rickie. Just a personal preference for style of play, I guess.

      But I’m not rooting against him – I’m going to enjoy the final round, and let the lowest score for 72 holes win!

      I expect the winner to come from one of the final two groups but that isn’t really going out on a limb.

  2. Laser

    “still struggling with the pulling aspect of the swing leading them into an early rotation and over-the-top or pulled shots.”

    –Back in the classic golf days, I believe they used to call that missing part the “transition.”

    1. D Watts Post author

      Whatever it’s called, the doctor has the cure.

      What a final round yesterday as well. I didn’t know I was rooting for Sergio until he went up 3 on Rose early on.

      I thought he was toast when they hit the back 9, but when he made eagle on 15, I yelled out “are you kiddin’ me?!?”

      Haven’t had that much fun since Cabrera in ’09 and of course Mike Weir’s win in ’03. Great afternoon watching it live while making pizza.

  3. Tom S

    Love the Mike Dunaway comparisons. I have that video too. He could seriously pound the ball. Dunaway didn’t do a great job of describing his swing & hand action. His whole explanation of the different clock time/hip movements is strange and he never really explained hand action in that video. DJ – I’m having a hard time figuring out when & how to get the right hand pushing. Do you have a video that explains that verr well?

    1. D Watts Post author

      Hi Tom S.!

      Actually, the latest video “MCS – Dropping The Hammer” has a section in it titled “The Dunaway Down Swing,” where I explain the mechanical action for the down swing from the top.

      I even explain the “pulling” action for left-handed pulling swingers who swing right-handed, but if you simply changed the “left” to “right,” you’d have yet another good visual for the right hand action combined with the weight shift and hip turn!

      If you’ve never watched any MCS Golf Swing videos however, I would recommend the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing,” which is Part 1 of the MCS Trilogy Series, and I’ve priced the entire Trilogy Series to give you all three videos for less than any two purchased separately.

      I hope that helps. 🙂


    1. D Watts Post author


      Indeed it is:

      1. Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing
      2. MCS – Perfect Pivot
      3. MCs – Dropping The Hammer

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