Nailing My MCS Now (Just Getting Better & Better)

Well, I went the range today to see if my form would hold up on full-out swings using my new “Big Legs, Little Arms” pivot action with the hips and legs.

I have had a tendency to over-swing and get too long in the back swing pivot, so when I nailed the pivot action according to the model on Friday, I next wanted to see if I could repeat that action swinging for the fences.

And it held up!  In fact, I have never seen my swing possess this much leverage and acceleration coming down, which is counter-intuitive as my back swing is now much shorter.

But as I said in my posting about Mike Dunaway, leverage is more important than back-swing length, so when you maximize that leverage component, you will get great results.

Not only that, since the MCS pivot action was taken from Ben Hogan, take a look at a side-by-comparison of Hogan at the top of his pivot action pre-accident, and me today:

Top – Hogan vs DJ


I used to nearly cover my right ear with my arm at the top, but now my arm angle is virtually the same as the Hogan illustration, and look at the hips and legs for both!

Swinging all-out, I still get a little bit past parallel, but the hip & leg action are there and I’m really getting shallow on the down swing, as you can see from this pic below:

Swing Plane – DJ June 19th


Both of the Top and Swing Plane pics from above were taken from the swing below:


I will definitely be posting the video from today, let me tell you!  Then you can judge for yourselves tomorrow when I get all the video edited, how well that shortened back swing works.


As you can see in the rear diagonal view above, I’m getting huge hip & leg action even with the shortened back swing – there is your “Big Legs, Little Arms” action.

Evident again in the face-on:


So, this is just the 3rd day hitting balls since I began the work on the “Big Legs, Little Arms,” all of which has to do with the “One Major Move” from the “E = MCS” swing video.

Remember all I worked on during the winter was that and of course getting my setup established properly.


If you work on just one thing, I would recommend you work on that – the “One Major Move,” either just standing there and focusing on the leg & hip action, or even doing the “Wall Drill” from the video – when you nail that “One Major Move,” you won’t believe how simple the swing gets!

So, video tomorrow, I hope, and you will see how quickly I’ve transformed my swing from just 12 days ago, working on the MCS basics:

Swing From June 7th


We’re getting close to the homestretch on the “MCS – Project 2018” video, and there’s much more to come this year!


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

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2 thoughts on “Nailing My MCS Now (Just Getting Better & Better)

  1. David

    Outstanding work DJ, time to break the Hogan hat back out!!! It seems your footwork has evolved a bit. The Dunaway step is a bit of a slide again. The slide looks more natural versus the step IMO. Love it.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Thanks for the compliments, DK! Just trying to show the way 😉

      As to the slide vs the step, I have found that when I swing freely and consciously, at least for now, I get the slide instead of the step. But then I don’t mind so much because even Dunaway, in probably his most-recognized swing gif… had a slide as well:

      So, if Dunaway had the step and sometimes the slide, then I won’t lose too much sleep over which one I happen to be doing on any given day. Good eye! 🙂

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