When You Get It Right – There Are No Concepts, Just Swinging

I was very impatient all winter for the new season to begin, but the fact remains that it has been well worth the time spent working out the intricacies of the MCS Golf Swing model.

It’s not that I’ve added or discovered anything new – but having established my own proper and optimal setup for the swing, things are revealing themselves now that I didn’t see before when I had the model correct in theory but wasn’t nailing it in practice for myself 100%.

I have spent years upon years studying all of the motion in the swing, and this is what I have concluded after all of that time – the swing is the swing, motion is motion, and you can no have a great or close to perfect swing from an improper or un-optimal address position.

Every concept I have ever come up with did help me to improve my swing, but the thing is, when you have your setup nailed, there really isn’t much to think about.

The last thing I did with my motion was to develop the concept I talked about, “Big Legs, Small Arms,” and that went with the feel of where I had said I found my “leverage niche,” but these concepts again were things I was using before I knew I had found the setup I need for the swing I want to perform.

I will keep waiting patiently for the season to begin (it has to, eventually), and then I will see how the swing performs when I’m back at it.

P.S. – Thanks, Charles!

I got a great compliment from a member of WAX Nation this week, Charles, who visited me for some swing work last spring.  He wrote on my WAX Golf Facebook page when I posted the piece on my hitting 130 mph club speed a couple of year ago:

Anyone who has seen you swing, understands that 140 mph isn’t unrealistic. It’s the first time ever that I heard a ball cry

I don’t know about 140, that is World Long Drive Finals type of speed, but I am pretty sure that if I’ve nailed my setup, I should be able to re-visit that 130 mph reading and perhaps try for 200 mph ball speed, which would require at least 133.33 mph club speed with a perfect Smash Factor of 1.5 (which means I’d likely need 135 mph to realistically do it).

If I’m correct about having gotten it down to a “T,” then the real fun begins.

Then, I will get to showcase DJ’s optimal MCS Golf Swing, and I have a feeling when it comes to swinging and golf, the best is yet to come!

Bay Hill Open Thread

Feel free to use this posting for your thoughts on the Bay Hill Invitational or sundry items, and here’s one thought that I had today while taking in some of the action (I missed most of TW’s round, preferring to watch my Liverpool Redmen in action in Premier League Football):

Does anyone not think it is just a tad disrespectful to the 70-something other golfers when the announcers are actively rooting for Tiger Woods to win?  How about just covering the event, is that too much to ask?

I could have sworn that I could hear giddy excitement whenever the leaders got into any trouble on the back 9 – “that means Tiger’s only 5 back!”


That’s it for me, have a great weekend, all!

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3 thoughts on “When You Get It Right – There Are No Concepts, Just Swinging

  1. John In Phoenix

    Mr. Watts: Thank you again for your pioneering work. Still have so far for me to go, but is difficult to tell you how much you have helped me. Simply stated, my ball flight is different, doing things like never before. Even better is the sound, especially with the driver. Thanks for all you have done and the e-book is super-helpful. Now, two unrelated questions, if I may please:

    1. Can you sometime talk a bit about Bryson deChambeau and his “one plane” swing, please?
    I didn’t know very much about him but the GolfChan folks went on about his unusual style, so I had to investigate. Reading from the web, he advocates using a palm grip in the left hand, and using a larger grip. Body rotation his major point for speed. Must say from watching Arnie’s at Bay Hill, he was striking it masterfully and hitting it long with both draws and fades (at least today), so am really curious about your sage observations on his method and mechanics, please, sir.

    2. If I were to attempt to list my most frequent swing fault, it seems to be the old “stand-up move” where I come out of posture and hit it thin to some extent–sometimes pretty badly. Yes, I will keep working with the kettle bell, but could you also please offer your thoughts on what else I might be doing wrong to correct this, please? How would you guesstimate I can improve my setup and address to improve on this, please?

    Thank you and bless you for all the happiness you bring to us who are part of WAX Nation!

    John in Phoenix

    1. D Watts Post author

      Hello John, thanks for the kind words, but you’re making me blush! 😉

      I wrote about Bryson D’s swing back when he turned pro following the ’16 Masters, and I don’t know if what I observed then is still relevant now, but I’d be happy to take a closer look today. If I don’t write anything to follow up, then you can assume my initial comments are still operable.

      The same-length shafts and all that – it’s different, but I don’t think it is something that will take the world by storm. The greatest players in Tour history didn’t have to swing that way, and unless BDC goes on to win 19 majors with this swing style, I don’t see many people adopting it.

      As for your question of standing up out of the posture on the down swing, I would suggest re-visit of your setup procedure – if you are measured properly to the ball, you shouldn’t have to change your level in order to make clean contact.

      If however you are coming up and out and hitting the ball thin, it suggests to me that perhaps you were indeed measured properly to the ball and are doing this out of habit. Maybe because you needed this move in the past to avoid hitting fat and are still in the habit. They are most difficult to break at times!

      If you continue to do so, feel free to send me a video clip if you wish, and I’ll have a look.

      I hope that helps, enjoy your Sunday!


  2. targettom

    Hi John, if I may comment; I have had the same problem sometimes, what some call “early extension”. It definitely can be related to ball position, i.e. ball too centred in stance, at least for me. To fix this I have had some success with two things, 1. ball closer to left heel than before, 2. I focus on watching the clubhead hit the ball, that keeps me down through impact. maybe give those two things a try?

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