Daly/Dunaway Leverage Is Simply The Ultimate MCS “Drop”

I’ve said before that my modeling of the golf swing, and especially the theory of the MCS Golf Swing model as it stands, was far ahead of my personal execution of the swing.

What I’ve been looking with regards to Mike Dunaway’s and John Daly’s transition move on the down swing is just another example of this.

The more I’ve swung the SwingRite, the more it’s becoming apparent that it (the move in the manner that they perform it) is nothing that would be new to the MCS swing model – it’s simply the ultimate execution of what the MCS model calls for in the “E = MCS” swing video, and what I have been calling the “Drop & Pop.”

It’s the “Drop,” and you’ll remember that as far back as last February, I was extolling the excellence of Daly’s “3 to 9” move, which is really the “Pop” in the “Drop & Pop,” and I called it then “The All-Time 3-9” move:


The only difference between February and now is that, through my own work in my back swing pivot and down swing plane, I would no longer call JD’s transition a “push-down” move, but rather just the ultimate drop:


It’s something anyone can do, just as is everything in the MCS swing model, so the next thing I will be doing in my examination of this is to see how effectively I can do it myself, then find a suitable explanation for everyone interested in it!


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6 thoughts on “Daly/Dunaway Leverage Is Simply The Ultimate MCS “Drop”

  1. Jim Hoover

    Watching JD, he does what Jack said he was trying to do with his down swing, get the buttons of his shirt to the ball before the club. Keeping his back to the target as long as possible.

  2. Terry

    The opposite, actually. Nicklaus said he wanted to feel like the club got to the ball before the buttons of his shirt.

    1. Jim Hoover

      Terry, Yes you are correct, I miss quoted and realized this after the post, but if you watch JD’s shirt he does get his mid line aiming at the ball before the club is at 3:00?

  3. D Watts Post author

    I’m glad you two are having this conversation without my input – I know very little about the swing thoughts of most of the swingers I’ve studied, because they invariably don’t match the actions. Jack Nicklaus is no different in that I only have studied his setup and mechanics! 🙂

  4. Terry

    I think it was a key for him to remain behind the ball thru impact. IIRC he said he felt like his chest stayed back while he shifted to his left side

    1. D Watts Post author

      IIRC he said he felt like his chest stayed back while he shifted to his left side…

      And there, Terry, you have the same reason I call it “Torso Leverage.”

      If Nicklaus talked about buttons on his shirt (where the torso is) and Dunaway’s imagery used the chest, my initial “feel” on what Dunaway was doing seems to have been the correct one 🙂

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