The MCS Golf Swing model as it stands has been what it is for the past three years.
Back in the summer of 2014, I began to revise the model to include certain things, such as a right-biased address, in order to make the swing as simple and as repeatable as possible.
This was because I noticed that with a center-biased address position, the head would either shift to the right on the back swing pivot (not optimal, because a moving head interferes with timing, consistency and repeatability) or would drop severely to the right on the down swing (what I called the “Trebuchet Drop”), which was not as distracting as movement during the back swing but still not optimal.
So, with simple logic, I asked myself, “If the head shouldn’t move much if at all during the swing, and if it should be over the right side at impact, then wouldn’t the solution be to have the head at address where it should be at impact?”
A revolutionary idea after years of studying swing models that had either a left or center bias at address, but once I made that change, everything fell into place.
I had spent the summer of 2014 working on the “Ben Hogan Project,” which gave the MCS swing model his “floating pivot,” which I used to describe a back swing pivot where the head remained very stable during the back swing, combined with the “floating heel,” which is the natural lifting of the leading heel to permit a full and free hip turn:
I spent weeks looking at Hogan’s hip and leg action and, as you can see above in that swing gif. from July 2014, I got that action down pretty well.
But then I took a closer look at a certain Hogan swing gif:
In that above gif., I noticed Hogan’s head was already over his right side, and that’s when it struck me – of course, that’s when the logic of the right head bias became the solution to a shifting head (seems ridiculously simple once you think of it, no?).
So, sometime during the autumn of 2014, after the “Ben Hogan Project” had been completed, I made the changes to the standard MCS Golf Swing model and a year later, it had become the model it is now:
Above, you see the three main principles that define the MCS Golf Swing model, and why it is optimal:
- The stable head position from address to impact,
- The right-bias as shown by the right-tilting spine from address to impact and
- The stable left foot which remains in place, without any jumping, twisting or rolling, with the release of the trailing foot to allow full hip rotation through the finish.
That swing was pretty rough, but was essentially what it is now, two years later, with all of the kinks worked out:
Last winter, I had taken my SwingRite, which I hadn’t used in years, and began to see how I could increase my leverage and down swing speed with the MCS swing model and when I did:
Mike Dunaway vs DJ Down Swing
I discovered that the key to the most leveraged down swing was in making the back swing as simple as possible, especially in the power arm, and that’s what led to the “One Major Move” concept that I introduced in the “E = MCS” swing video.
Three months later, and six months after I began to break the MCS swing down part by part to make it the simplest motion possible, I have seen nothing that indicates I missed anything.
In fact, I have never gone six months in the twelve years of my swing research (as of last June) without finding something to further improve or simplify the MCS Golf Swing model.
I vowed years ago that I would never keep anything about the swing to myself, so whenever I found something to improve the model or concepts, I would make another swing video to bring the model up to date.
And, for better or for worse, I can confidently conclude that it.is.over.
The upcing “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” video, which will be ready in the next couple of weeks, is in fact not another swing video, but is perhaps my last full-length video on the MCS Golf Swing concepts with an eye to taking the principles from “E = MCS” and presenting them explaining the concept of leverage (the 3 Main Levers and how they work with the model).
As well, it will present the “One Exercise,” which will help the swinger solve any of the issues that everyone has provided in their feedback on issues with the golf swing.
The “One Exercise” uses a simple tool, the Kettle Bell (or any similar object such as a dumb-bell), to help solve those issues, and is even the perfect tool for building strength and speed-producing power with optimal leverage using the proper muscles for swinging.
Meaning, once you start using that Kettle Bell for your “One Exercise,” you will have to swing in the optimal manner, because it’s the simplest way to swing the Kettle Bell in the way you’d swing a golf club.
So, “E = MCS” is the swing video, and “EMCS2 – The Follow Up” is a study guide of sorts to help one perform the model to their best ability.
There are many different ways in which a person can swing a golf club and, with our experience in the Modern Golf Swing era, we know that not every way is a good way, and there really is only one optimal way to do it.
The greatest swingers in golf history all had slightly varying swing moves, but they all followed the same principles, the best and greatest coming closest to the optimal model.
No swing is perfect, and mine isn’t, nor is yours – but the closer you get to the model, the better it will be.
And that way is the model presented in “E = MCS,” I’m pleased to say, now and in the future, until something in human physiology changes to require something different.
That, my friends, is a glorious thought for me.
I set out 12 years ago to figure something out. Many times along the way, I thought that I had, but the last six months have worked out exactly that way I figured they would when I finally did.
I will be thinking about perhaps producing a last MCS Long Drive video that focuses on the long driver club aspect of the principles within “E = MCS,” and perhaps a stand-alone video short showing the Kettle Bell “One Exercise,” but as far as standard golf swing videos go… the swing model I introduced this summer is the Alpha & Omega of the standard golf swing.
“E = MCS” is the final one, and I’m finally, finally done with making swing videos!
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