We’ve had no snow on the ground for weeks now but the temperatures stubbornly refuse to climb above freezing, so we hold…
Still, it’s been worth the wait…
With each passing week, I have taken the MCS stance apart and re-studied it, not to find any flaws in it (there aren’t, and in fact, it gets better and better the more I look at it), but see how to maximize my leveraging with it.
I can’t stress enough the importance of getting the stance metrics or Fundamentals Trifecta down – if you’re going to swing freely and with no compensations (which are both speed brakes and mess with consistency), you have to have it all together.
It is the difference, really, between having a pretty good or great swing motion and having a truly awesome one.
The tighter you get everything at address, ironically, the looser and freer you feel while swinging, yet that action will be incredibly leveraged and so will look effortless, just as Mike Dunaway’s swing did:
Although Dunaway had the shifting head on the back swing pivot because of his center-biased setup, he still set himself up to deliver effortless and irresistible leverage with his method.
This is a leveraged swing…
So, the only compensation you could say Dunaway had was that head shift (because he didn’t begin his pivot where his head would be at impact, it had to move there on the back swing), and while it would have affected his consistency when he was off, it wouldn’t have interfered with his speed or power coming down.
Coming down, there was nothing held back.
And in the impact position that Dunaway displays below on the diagonal view, you see just how power he was getting in “using the ground” in the proper way.
You see the flat trailing heel and stable leading foot, allowing him to leverage the club with his hips and legs.
This Is Using The Ground…
This is proper “using the ground,” not in the way they talk about on TV when guys are jumping and hopping all over the place through impact.
And if you look at the way Dunaway’s trailing heel comes up right at impact, not before or after – I’ve been feeling that same move in my down swing through the bottom, because this is the optimal down swing move with maximum leverage:
As I’ve said, Dunaway could likely have been even longer and more powerful with a little more hip turn and a more visible leading heel separation on the back swing.
From his top position however, there is no increasing the leverage he had on his down swing other than what I’ve said about the pivot action.
And when the spring finally gets around, I’m looking forward to that same action and showing it on the blog – if I’ve got my setup right, it’s a done deal!
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