Some Irons Gifs – U.S. Open Sunday Thread

Well, it seems I missed quite the day on the links yesterday in day 3 of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills!

I will confess that I was up late Friday and early Saturday (to watch some World Cup matches), and that by the time I got around to watching the leaders tee off in the afternoon, I was more interested in watching the insides of my eyelids than the tournament.

Imagine my reaction when I saw that Dustin Johnson finished 7 over for the round (and the last two groups collectively 31 over for the day), and once again, a fine tournament has been disrupted if not outright stolen from the rightful leader by atrocious setup/planning.

In that regard, I’m not sorry to have missed it.

Considering “the other DJ” was by far the best player the first two days, I’m hoping that his superiority starting even with the rest of the leaders (who were fortunate enough to play in the morning) allows him to grip the trophy that had his name on it Friday night.

I did get some gifs made of my irons swings from Friday, so here they are!

Irons DTL

9 Iron


I don’t know if I’ll even have the opportunity to post the video, because I’m pretty sure this action will be even better the next time out, these swings being from the first day that I nailed my MCS Golf Swing model action…

7 Iron


I was using the SwingRite yesterday while watching some World Cup action and I would wager that I could tighten things up even more in the “at the top” position looking down the line.

When you’re making changes, you usually don’t get all the way to where you want on the first day or even the second day.

5 irons


As far as the face on swing looks with the Driver and, below, the 5 Iron, I love the look of the top position with regards to both the legs & hips and also the shaft position:


When you get the hips & legs working in the “Perfect Pivot” action that I figured out from Ben Hogan, there is so little to do with the arms and hands.

All you’re doing is performing that “One Major Move,” because the bulk of the power and action is coming from below the belt.


The diagonal view is the best one, in my view, to watch the correlation between proper hip and leg action turning the upper body rather than straining to turn the shoulder against the hips:


The process continues, but it’s infinitely more fun working to match my stance and mechanics to the completed MCS Golf Swing model rather than working on the model itself as I’ve been doing all these years.

It’s a double bonus for me this year – the model is complete, and my swing is on the way now that I have time to work on it.

With that, I’ll wish everyone who qualifies a happy Father’s Day, and to the rest of you, a great U.S. Open Sunday!

As always, more to come…


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4 thoughts on “Some Irons Gifs – U.S. Open Sunday Thread

  1. David

    SAWEET DJ!! That diagonal view does show how the body works in harmony with the Hogan pivot. Off to take some more of the boys money, thanks and Happy Father’s day my friend. David

    1. D Watts Post author

      Thanks much DK! And I see you’ve returned to your pre-shoulder-replacement “Smiling Bandit” ways 😉

      Enjoy the final round and best to Nancy & Frisco!

  2. targettom

    good to hear you’re game fit DK.

    I played with a friend of Adam Hadwin on Friday. He bombed it pretty good . He told me that when Adam was in his early pro days he was driver – 6 iron on a hole that is 540 and uphill. Adam is a small man. My friend also said there is a 16 year old kid out here – Chris Chrisologo – who is becoming a player of note, drives it 330- 340 regularly. Might want to watch for him. The greens at Fraserview were much like Shinnecock to me, incredibly deceptive and tons of slope. What a beautiful course.

    As for the US Open I’m still getting caught up on the end of the 3rd round. But earlier I did hear Joe Buck essentially label Wayne Gretzky a sandbagger. Then there was the Mickelson brain implosion and David Fay saying he’d vote to DQ him. The greens were pretty brown by the end of the day; is Mike Davis going to be forced into early retirement?

    1. D Watts Post author

      You see that too, Tom? As I said in the posting, I dozed off and didn’t see much of the afternoon coverage but I did catch Gretzky’s interview (what’s with the dye job?) and Buck’s comments on the sandbagging 😀

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