Close To Peak MCS – Here’s The Link

OK, I actually wrote the last posting before I went to the range this morning, and I’m really getting good at hitting balls while half-frozen – I actually had to blow into my hands today at times, between swings – but here is the good stuff.

I talked about the link between that high-heel back swing and the low-heel impact, but I’ve never put it together in my own swing in this way… follow me below the fold!

Here are a few of some of today’s swings, and the secret is in the “floating pivot” back swing – you can swing with a low floating heel as I said, if you’re a right-dominant swinger and are content to swing that way.

However, for the optimal and best action, you want the hybrid “pull and push” down swing because that’s where the leverage is, and if you want to see some speed on the down swing doing it that way, here you go:

5 Iron

All of the swings you see in this posting were performed with my usual “pulling” down swing action, but because I’ve found my adjustments to counter the spinal twist and bend, I can now “pull” as hard as I want, provided I don’t try to pull through impact – the action through impact is the extending right arm, or “right-dominant” action once I’ve leveraged the down swing from the top.

For those of you who have the MCS videos – it’s all in there!

It’s the old “drop and pop” concept from the “Kinesiology Of The MCS Golf Swing” video, using an improved concept similar to the “MCS – Dropping The Hammer” concept from Part 3 of the Trilogy Series, and I’ve now successfully linked the back swing pivot of the “MCS – Perfect Pivot” leg and hip action to put it all together.

I’ve been a bit behind on getting my swing up to the theory, due to concentrating on finishing the theory work and making the videos, but there is nothing new in my swings when it comes to the MCS Golf Swing theory.

7 Iron

Of course, I have been working on some concepts, especially the back swing pivot, because there are trouble spots, different for different people, which plague us all.

For yours truly, being left-handed and swinging right-handed, and having a congenital birth defect in the spine that opens my shoulders prematurely on the down swing transition, it was the down swing and how to set up so that I could use my leading side leverage the way I instinctively do, but to sync it with a proper back swing so that I was in the proper position at the top.

This is the beauty of a proper swing – you can adjust the swing if you’re a right-dominant swinger, to implement the leading side leverage that comes naturally to pulling swingers, or can flip it – by swinging with a pulling-dominant feel, but using the proper right-side power and release action through impact.

5 Iron

So let’s recap how quickly I was able to change my swing:

Day 1 – 1st proper swing session in six months after the winter break.  Not bad, but too much pull side as usual, so back to the drawing board and scrap the left side altogether next time out.

Day 2 – Right side swinging only, showing how little heel lift one needs to do this, even when using free hip turn.

Day 3 – Re-inserting the left side to the right-dominant model, not bad but still not there yet.

Day 4 – Today… BINGO – Left and right sides working together properly!

You can swing mechanically-correct, and you can have a great mechanically-sound swing and still have some flaws, because mechanically-sound just means you aren’t likely to hurt yourself swinging day in and day out.

However, there is only one optimal swing motion for producing what we all want – maximum speed, power and accuracy and consistency, because there’s only one optimal way to do anything, or it wouldn’t be called “optimal.”

So, I’ve been swinging MCS or mechanically-correctly, for a long time – I have been focused on getting everyone else to drop the deadly modern golf swing components and to swing more properly and safely, and the MCS videos have done that.

And now, it’s DJ’s time to put aside all of the research and experimentation on different positions and motions within the MCS swing model – what I’ve laid out in the Trilogy are the key components, and that’s all I’m doing – putting my own theory to work on my personal swing.

Day 1 of the rest of my swinging life was awesome, and I am finally able to say, “Now that’s the way I should be swinging…”

More work to do perfecting it, but this is my swing now.

And in less than 5 sessions – you know you have a proper theory when you can do that!

This, my friends, is “E = MCS!”

More to come!

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!”


Or you can download the very latest MCS  video “MCS – Dropping The Hammer , Part 3 of the MCS Golf Swing Trilogy**


8 thoughts on “Close To Peak MCS – Here’s The Link

  1. Brandon

    I was wondering if you were going to start doing that rear foot release like Dunaway. I know its not intentional but I wondered if that would be a result

    1. D Watts Post author

      It’s an intentional thing at first, Brandon, but as you put everything together, you find it just happens naturally, just as someone moving to a “short stop slide” finish would have to do it intentionally until the natural timing kicked in.

      The ironic thing is that even modern golf swingers have a big foot move – unfortunately, it’s usually in the leading foot and through impact:

      If you’ll pardon my saying, what you’re seeing above is ridiculous for a player of the highest skill level.

      With a full hip turn through the impact to the finish, the feet cannot remain planted. So the choice is whether you have the correct foot moving, or the wrong one.

      Dunaway had a unique rolling aspect to the rear foot on the impact at one point with the driver, where the heel starts to come up just before impact and rolls onto the toes before the step-around.

      I’m studying this action right now, because it looks like the perfect move through the ball, and so smooth…

      This would seem to be the ideal move through the ball with driver, as impact is more forward to the target than the iron and wedge balls would be…

      1. Brandon

        I agree with you about the lead foot. I remember that Dunaway video because I had the entire dvd and at the end, there is about 10-15 minutes of just him swinging and that was when I noticed him picking that rear foot up & I always wondered why it was happening. Looking forward to watching your continued progress

        1. D Watts Post author

          I had a Wax Nation member stop by today and he has the same Dunaway foot roll and step going in this practice swing now:

          Looking good!

  2. Laser

    Just in time.

    I heard this morning that Lydia Ko has a new coach (dumped Led-worser) and is re-tooling her swing. It includes more tilt to the right at setup.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Lydia Ko… is re-tooling her swing. It includes more tilt to the right at setup.

      Imagine that! 😉

  3. targettom

    How much of your advancement do you think is attributable to the Swing Rite practice? I am finding that it has helped me in all departments, balance, pivot, swing path, stopping the slide forward etc., and my swing speed has really improved too.

    1. D Watts Post author

      I’d say most of the things I have changed in my swing came about as a result of the SwingRite, Tom.

      Focusing on getting that right side into the down swing rather than just pulling with the left was all helped by that “click” when I would get it right and then I’d evaluate the difference between my old motion and the new.

      I don’t know if I could have done that so quickly, or at all, without the SwingRite.

      Starr swung it today and I showed him how it works…he may be in the market for one, I’ll ask him about it when he gets back to Cali.

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