The Golf Industry Is Going To HATE My Video (Updated)

Update – I’ve just added a little swing montage of swings I took for the making of the video, not all of which made it out of the cutting room, halfway down the post. /update

I’ve said many times that the golf industry has no interest in making learning the golf swing easier.

Why would they?  The latest $500 driver relies on them telling you that it’s the answer to your problems – until the next $500 driver is the answer to your problems.

And of course, the idea that you could learn a workable and reliable golf swing and then need no further lessons or instructions other than a tweak once in a while… that would be disastrous.

So, I don’t imagine that “E = MCS,” which is succeeding in showing how simple the golf swing can be (and should be), better than I had imagined or even hoped, based on the feedback I’ve been getting just a couple of days after completing it, will be a big hit with the industry’s power players.

But that’s fine – I didn’t start out on my golf research to find a way to make it more difficult and complicated, rather the opposite.

After a lifetime of competing in sports and having had to learn how to play hockey, baseball, basketball, how to train for track & field – I was not pleased that, when I took up golf, it seemed so complicated and difficult to learn, and the million little things about the swing that one was supposed to master, drove me insane.

All you’re doing, remember, is striking a stationary ball to move it a certain distance and on a certain line… that’s it.

How is it that professional athletes from other sports suddenly look so awkward trying to swing a golf club?

How is it that someone can hit an 85 mph slider but a little ball sitting on a tee or the ground causes so much angst for so many?

Could it be… that the way the swing is taught is just not the way it should be done?

Could it be… that the last thing the industry wants you to do is to figure out how simple a mechanically-correct golf swing can be?

I thought myself, the swing model I’ve developed over the years was pretty simple, but this year, having completed my model theory work, I really got down to simplifying it from what I’d built and…


If you can walk, and if you can bend over tee up a ball, and if you have the use of your hands and arms – you have the full range of motion required to swing a golf club!

Why does the “Pressure Plate” concept work so well with the people to whom I’ve shown, either directly or through the video?

Because, and I haven’t told anyone this until now – the way you move the hips and legs to pivot isn’t any more complicated than when you take a step to walk.


Of course, the simplicity comes from having figured out how to stand over the ball with the club in your hands, because even a simple free-throw in basketball gets more difficult if you don’t stand properly at the line and hold the ball properly.

But as you see if you watch a game, the guys with the proper stance and technique at the line make 9 out of 10 free throws all day long, all season long, throughout their entire careers, sometimes from high school on.

So, why is it that people have played golf all their lives and it seems to them that, the more instruction they seek out, the worse they get?

How many people have quit the game simply due to frustration with trying to figure out the swing?

How it that a guy like Tiger Woods could have been the best player ever over a ten year span (not the greatest career, that’s Jack), and suddenly couldn’t even figure out how to swing the club any more, to the point he wrecked his back and career?

How does the best player in the world not know how to swing a club without hurting himself, whether his name at the time is Tiger or Jason Day?

Remember Jason Day?

What happened to him?  Where is he?

Oh yeah…

And please, don’t tell me how today’s pros are injuring themselves because they’re more athletic – if they were, they would be hurting themselves LESS, not more.

I’m 47, out of shape, overweight, and can go days, weeks, without swinging a club, but when I do, I can generate club impact and ball speeds higher than most PGA Tour players.

Without hurting myself…

And it’s not because they swing so much, and if I did the same, I’d hurt myself too – I spent years on this swing research, and from 2006-2008, I regularly went through 5-6 jumbo buckets per day, many times swinging nothing but driver, and as hard and fast as I could.

Do the math – how could a guy in his mid-30’s hit 550-660 balls per day, swinging all out with the driver and a few other clubs, and not have one injury, except for the bruises and calluses on my hands from hitting so many balls day after day?

But no back, neck, knee or other injuries so common to the game today?

Ask yourself – was it luck, or something else?

The answer, of course, is that after a lifetime of participating in other sports, I never swung in a way that was going to hurt me.

Even if my swing had flaws, they weren’t flaws that were going to hurt me.

I have a bad back, and the soreness I have is from that – when I swing a club, I feel no discomfort at all.

I’ve fractured a finger (bike tumble), my left wrist (basketball) and my sternum (hockey), and sprained my right ankle multiple times (basketball again), and trust me – I know what pain is, and I am no fan.

Therefore, I don’t deliberately do things that will injure me, when doing something sporting.

So, I don’t know what’s going on with a mindset that insists on swinging a certain way, even when one’s back is falling to pieces in the process.

There’s always another way to do it, and if you’re hurting yourself doing something, there’s most certainly a better way to do it, and likely simpler as well.

There is a formula for swinging a golf club simply, with efficient power and speed production that will give you consistency, that you can build and spend very little time maintaining, and that formula, everyone is going to find out, is:

“E = MCS”

Back Pain or Back Injury Swinging a Golf Club?

Lacking Power, Speed, Distance and or Consistency? 

Need A Swing That Is More Easily Maintained?

If You Answered “Yes” To Any Of The Above Questions, The Answer Is In The Formula For The Golf Swing:

“E = MCS” The Swing Video


7 thoughts on “The Golf Industry Is Going To HATE My Video (Updated)

  1. David

    Well said DJ!

    Consider E = MCS the Cliff Notes version of “War and Peace”. To the point and on point. The pressure plate is the one piece I bet most will glance over and not take too seriously. I think it is the most important piece of the puzzle that when totally grasped will advance ones game to amazing levels. I know we worked on that exact move in different words in my backyard and I still didn’t get it. This is my magic move ….. you get it going back and then through and the head is stable.

    Having been a heel lifter my whole golfing life (50+ years) the swing never caused me any back pain. I did suffer from Sciatica for many years but after discovering some stretches and an inversion table those are a thing of the past. I will play over 350 rounds this year plus hitting balls and not a twinge … and at 65 years young.

    Now that my shoulder has been replaced due to a snowblower not wanting to start 22 years ago I hope to get back to scratch on a very long and difficult course with 4 par 4’s over 460 yards. Most move up at 65, I want to move back and threaten my age from the big boy tees 🙂 There is no way I could even dream of such a thing without E = MCS.

    Thank you DJ for completing the quest of the easiest golf swing. We love you for all the work.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Thank you for that tribute, DK – 350 rounds!

      You’re a madman – stay away from those snowblowers and you’ll be fine 😉 – do you remember even back then, when we would Skype years ago, before this model had been developed, you told me the snowblower story and I told you (albeit too late) that you still use the hips to pull the cord?

      Some things should be universal, whatever swing model is being employed, if it’s a proper one!

  2. Harleyweedwhacks

    I’m self taught. I used to watch the golf fix when I first started, and he told us to turn the hips against the shoulder turn on the way back to get more power. I tried it for, say, 5 minutes, and after it started hurting, I went and tried something else; I’m not stupid, so I didn’t continue swinging in that way.

    I realized after seeing the modern swing break people, that it wasn’t correct. So I developed a natural MCS swing without even knowing I was doing it, just simply by getting rid of what didn’t work. I don’t hit the ball 300, more like 250-260, but I’m outdriving most at my club without hurt or pain.

    Every time I come home from golf, my back never hurts, and actually I feel more loose when I come home from golf. I shot a personal record 79 just two days ago, and i felt no pain whatsoever. I could have played another 18 holes if I wanted to and had no problems. I’m playing today, and I hope I can beat my record of 79. It’s all in the short game for me.

    1. D Watts Post author

      I tried it for, say, 5 minutes, and after it started hurting, I went and tried something else… so I didn’t continue swinging in that way.

      I’ll never understand how people continue to swing a certain way that they know is hurting their backs, causing damage, even.


      There is another way…

  3. Laser

    “the more instruction they seek out, the worse they get?”

    Mainstream instruction makes people worse. The good news is that they seem to be running out of it. My latest issue of a certain golf magazine (subscription) is really THIN. And, they must be embarrassed about the info because most of it seems to be in 6-point type.

    1. D Watts Post author

      The good news is that they seem to be running out of it.

      I don’t know, Laser – all I see on TV when I watch golf is improper and dangerous technique being praised. Not encouraging…

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