Attention, Please – DJ Has Nailed His MCS Swing

I was able to do it this week due to being able to get out and hit balls 3 times, which I haven’t done in quite some time.

But I knew that the work I was doing over the winter would all come out in the wash once I got in some reps, and the only thing still bugging me was the driver, really.

But I was out Monday and then again on Wednesday I got to hit a couple or few dozen balls when I had an informal session with Welshman and his osteopath friend who is just getting started playing golf.

Not a lot of swings in, but they were enough, as I was tattooing the old Ben Hogan CS3 driver (still getting used to the Geek Dot-Com-This, but when I switched to the Hogan, I was killing that driver, so some clubs just swing better for you than others).

It was only 11 degrees Celsuis (51 F) today, but I still launched some drives that had over 7 seconds of carry, just gone – and I can now say that I’ve got my optimal MCS Golf Swing model with the mechanics the way the model says one should be doing it, and the video to show for it:

Ben Hogan CS3 Driver – Diagonal

I was struck, when looking at the video, how easy and languid the swing looks all the way until near the swing bottom, where everything just accelerates and explodes through the bottom, and that’s leverage working the way it should when you nail the setup and mechanics.

7 Iron – Diagonal

As I predicted during the winter, the setup changes have left my swing with a much shorter back swing top position than I have had in the past, but the power and acceleration derived from the optimal setup and the maximum leverage do all the work from the “3 O’Clock to 9 O’Clock” part of the down swing.

My phone, which I was using to get the video, unfortunately died before I could get more than the diagonal and face-on swings with 9, 7, 5 irons and driver, but there’s lots of time now to get various angles.

For now, I will continue to work on the upcoming “Project 2018” video and dial in the swing for my Trackman numbers session, but you don’t need a Trackman to tell you that you’re nailing that ball when it gets small in a hurry, high and straight!

5 Iron – Post Impact

The Trackman numbers are to prove to everyone who has never seen me swing in person that I don’t, and never have fudged the numbers I give on this blog.

It’s the MCS Golf Swing, and what I’ve been working on is the optimal version for myself (when you simply can’t improve the setup and mechanics any further according to the theoretical model), and it’s all explained in the “E = MCS” swing video and the “EMCS2 – The Follow-Up” supplementary video, and of course the eBook “The MCS Golf Swing.” 

There is nothing new as far as theory or swing mechanics go, but the upcoming “Project 2018” video will of course be much more than the usual swing videos I’ve made over the years.

It’s the cherry on top of the sundae to provide much more in-depth analysis of the process in the setup and swing, whereas the “E = MCS” video was to explain it all in the simplest way that I could with the “One Major Move” concept to the swing.

5 Iron

I should have been swinging this way last summer but didn’t have the time to really work on the setup to my satisfaction.

The swing will only get better in performance, as I’ve just nailed it the way I want to do and see it, and all that remain now are the time and reps required to make every swing as good as my best ones from today.



So, the journey from inception to mechanical execution is just about finished for me.

But that’s only the start of the real fun now, isn’t it?

I’ll have video in the next couple of days, much much more to come!

2018 Is Underway!

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


4 thoughts on “Attention, Please – DJ Has Nailed His MCS Swing

  1. peterallenby2013

    WOW DJ…Your swing motion is simply simple and a lovely example of natural effort. You have such a smooth swing motion indicative (to me) of efficient effort – I watched Ernie Els during a practice round years ago at the US Open at Shinnecock and was then struck by the effortlessness of his motion leading to (again for me) jaw-dropping distances. Congratulations and THANKS for your decision years ago to chronicle this swing quest.

    What I think most golfers who find your “way” will come to appreciate is that once you have this motion ingrained, it is naturally simple and NOT a motion that needs endless tweaking. For the casual golfer who nonetheless grinds teeth and boils at their erratic golf game, this is “The Way”!!


    1. D Watts Post author

      Thank you P.A.! I like your comment because of what my search, research and findings encapsulate when it comes to performing a proper golf swing:

      … swing motion is simply simple and a lovely example of natural effort… such a smooth swing motion indicative (to me) of efficient effort… is naturally simple and NOT a motion that needs endless tweaking…

      Those are exactly what the elements of MCS are – simple, efficient, natural and not needing endless tweaking.

      Thanks for the support through the years, my friend. 🙂

  2. targettom

    Closest thing to Iron Byron. It really is so much fun hitting balls when they fly straight and long. Easy to hit fades or draws with a small adjustment. For me, your idea of setting up with the right side bias and side tilt is a major advance in theory. It simplifies the swing enormously.

    Yesterday at the range one of the teaching pros was watching me. He’s much younger than I; he carries his driver only about 200, his 3wood about 175. I was crushing it, all clubs. After watching me silently for 30 minutes do you think he started lifting his lead heel? Nope. This guy charges $ for lessons and he can’t outhit an old lady.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Your story reminds me of very early in my swing research days, Tom. At the facility where I would hit balls, the head pro there (who is long gone, as it was the summer of ’06) would take a chair and sit outside the clubhouse when I was doing my thing.

      Never said a word to me, but that was back when I still had my Callaway Warbird strong 3 metal that I could get 300 yards out of (I broke it that summer).

      Bucket after bucket, I’d be there, sweating and raising blisters, trying to figure it all out, Moe-Norman-style.

      Then a few years ago, I found out I could make more and faster progress thinking about mechanics rather hitting a million balls and trying to groove a move, and he must have watched a few thousand of my swings as I went at it.

      Far easier to figure out the proper model based on biomechanical principles, as the MCS swing model I have now finished wasn’t even around until late 2014.

      Once I figured out Ben Hogan’s “perfect pivot” leg action, then the right-biased setup… it was only a couple more years until the model from last summer was complete! 🙂

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