A “quiet” golf swing means exactly that, in that you aren’t jumping, lunging or diving when swinging a club.
Now that I’ve come to the end of my development of the MCS Golf Swing model, I can concentrate on helping everyone hone their own version of this swing model, and today I’d like to address the 3rd Lever action.
I have loved the swing gif. of a Mike Dunaway swing for years since I made it from a video clip showing his model in motion, and here’s another reason – you can see clearly the “3 Levers” at work in his down swing.
You can watch the three separately and the reason Dunaway was so effortless in his action is because he synced them flawlessly.
I have been transforming my own golf swing for years, of course, during the time of my swing research and the one thing I was always looking to emulate was the so-called “Dunaway down swing,” which for me is the extension through the swing bottom with the low trailing heel.
A while back, Jim asked a question about the “hip stall” he noticed in Mickey Wright’s swing, and which everyone talks about in Rory McIlroy’s impact phase, and I had answered back then that it is part of an efficient transfer of power to the ball (“cracking the whip”) that anyone can do with a proper down swing sequence.
You could say a couple of things here, like “Better Late Than Never,” or “Welcome To The Party Called Reality,” or perhaps, “File This Under Biggest Non-Surprise Of The Golf Half-Millenium,” but Tiger Woods has finally admitted that the way he swung for years was what “trashed” his knee.
This is because it’s the most difficult concept to grasp if you’ve been polluted by the Modern Golf Swing methodology.
Aside from your actual clubs and balls, the two tools I feel are both necessary and adequate for drilling the MCS Golf Swing model both from a technique & speed/power point of view are the Kettle Bell (or various ones, if you’re going to experiment with variable weights) and the SwingRite training aid, and I’ll explain why.
I’ve shown Mickey Wright’s golf swing before, and how it’s a great specimen of a Classic Golf Swing, but we can’t leave out perhaps one of the greatest athletes of all time, male or female, who ever played the game – Babe Zaharias.
She mastered just about any sport in which she dabbled, and was actually an Olympic track & field multiple Gold Medalist (2, one in the 80m hurdles with a world record and another in javelin for an Olympic record, and throw in a silver in the high jump, in the ’32 Olympic Games), but sadly died of cancer at the young age of 45.
I have been in contact with Kate from the makers of the SwingRite golf training device,
trying to see if I could get them out to people at a lower price, and if you haven’t already gotten one, I have good news – you’ll be able to get one and save $25 if you enter the code MCS when ordering one that lets them know you heard about it from WAX Golf!