DJ Goes From A Long Back Swing To Parallel Shaft!

I would say that there are two things that can cause a swing to be overly long, a.k.a. going past parallel with the club shaft at the top.

One is having too steep a leading arm (high hands), which can make the club shaft go past parallel even without a big wrist cocking action.

The other is the wrist cocking action – if you have a certain angle to your wrist cock (usually presented in the visible cupping of the leading wrist), you’ll also get a past-parallel club shaft.

I have done both in the past:


However, unless you’re going to compete in long drive, that’s not an optimal top position, we’d almost all agree.

So, how about going from that to this below?


I took that picture from the top position of this swing from today:


Today, I worked on that wrist attitude by changing my visual and “feel” of the back swing, and the results were, I’d have to say, grrrrreat!

You can definitely see a significant difference in my shaft at the top from even a few days or weeks before:


Compare that to just a few days ago, when I was about to say I was done with changing my swing:


I came up with a new visual that I used today to prevent my wrist from cupping and over-cocking the club.

I told you all that I was going to transform my swing to fully sync up with the MCS Golf Swing theory, and to do that, I’m removing any personal idiosyncrasies in my action.

Again, I haven’t changed anything in the actual model, I’m just bringing myself in line with what I’ve been telling everyone to do in the “E = MCS” swing video.

It’s still just getting the proper stance and then making your “One Major Move” and I’ve simply taken the extraneous wrist cocking out of my own pivot.

This goes to show that you don’t have to spend months or years making swing changes once you know the basic MCS model.

More to come!


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2 thoughts on “DJ Goes From A Long Back Swing To Parallel Shaft!

  1. Jason

    Cool DJ. Do you find the cupping produces more of a natural fade? I believe Hogan mentioned this in that Life Magazine article. He said he didn’t consciously cup his wrists as much when he wanted to produce a draw action.

    Also, I find that the degree to which a right-handed golfer keeps right armpit tucked in throughout the backswing changes the flatness of the swing. The more it’s tucked in, the more restriction of the right elbow from flying out, and the more “flat” the swing will look (but maybe less power?).

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