A Couple Of Great MCS Testimonials

I am guilty of not tooting the MCS horn as hard as I might, because I tend to be the person who lets things speak for themselves, as I did when I was heavily involved in sports in my younger days.

There’s talk, and then there’s proof, which is why I’ve never embellished anything I’ve done with the swing regarding distance or numbers.

What I love more than getting good or great results with my own swing using the MCS Golf Swing model is having good things happen to others who try it.

You’ve all read about my work with a teaching and playing pro, as well as a Division 1 scholarship golfer, and of course there are WAX Golf followers who are very accomplished amateur golfers, but how about the “common man?”

I’ve gotten a couple of emails in the past few weeks that I was intending to share when I had a moment, and the Monday following the last major of the season is as good a time as any!

First, from Charles, who had this to say, in part:

I just wanted to let you know that I think I already grasped the swing pattern.

This is the model I was looking for, I liked a lot and started harvesting the drills efforts with good results during my weekend rounds… won money in my foursome Nassau both days.

during my warm session in the driving range before playing I was doing the pivot drills and during the swing I started the takeaway with the … one major move… I think this action engaged the hips pivot because I stopped at the top of the back swing in one of those practice swings and I realized that my shoulders turned 90 degrees and my right leg was extended…

When I tried to start the takeaway just with the pivot of the hips the rhythm was very fast with a topped ball shot.

Thanks to you I found the swing I was trying to find.

Regards,

Charles



Now, the parts that I underlined struck me in particular, for these reasons:

1 – Charles was doing the pivot drills that I have given everyone in all of the videos I’ve made, and for him since the video was “E = MCS,” that would have involved the pivot drills with the “Pressure Plate” concept as well as the “One Major Move” and “Wall Drill,” I’d imagine, and I’ve stressed that doing the drills is essential – I myself do the drills much more in my spare time at home than I spend hitting balls or playing,

2 – He was also doing his drills before playing, which is excellent,

3  – Doing the drills showed him just how good a pivot and full shoulder turn you will get when you work on the pivot action.

Thanks to Charles for emphasizing in his correspondence how important it is to actually do the drills and exercises in the videos, and to not just watch them once or twice and to forget about them.

Next, from someone who is eagerly awaiting the upcoming “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video, C.P. had this to say when I emailed everyone on the waiting list to update them on the video’s progress:

My swing is evolving as yours is and I am a firm believer in the MCS. Combining the elements of the beautiful Dunaway shaft plane and circular motion, adding the right sided bias, and simplifying the thought process with the “one major move” leads to what Dunaway termed “escape force motion” directed at the ball and NOT at our low back, hips, knees, ankles, and feet. At this point, I’m able to hit balls over two hours and not feel sore the next day.

Thanks for making golf fun and logical and helping me build a swing foundation that will last well into my senior years, God willing!

All the best!

C.P.


Mike Dunaway


So much good stuff here:

1 – C.P. quite astutely points out the changes I’ve made to the MCS Golf Swing model, which started out as an interpretation of another swing model (that of Mike Austin’s, the mentor of the late great long-driving Mike Dunaway), and he points out that a change I’ve introduced (the right-bias) brought him closer to the swing of the man whose swing he liked so much – and what’s not to like about Mike Dunaway’s swing aside from the center-bias, really?

2 – He found that the “One Major Move” concept “simplified the thought process,” which is exactly what my intent was when I began working on it for the “E = MCS” video, and which I’ll be further exploring in the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video,

3 – A great quote about how the swing model is saving him from wear and tear on his lower back, hips, knees, ankles and feet – I think he’s got the entire lower body covered there!

4 – He now finds golf logical and fun and looks forward to playing golf into his twilight years.


So, thanks to everyone who has supported WAX Golf and the mission to save the golfing public from the perils of the Modern Golf Swing, and thanks to everyone who sends me your updates and news on how things are with your own journey on the MCS Golf Swing!


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4 thoughts on “A Couple Of Great MCS Testimonials

  1. Van

    All of the above are great points, DJ. I for one have benefited immensely from following your blog in the beginning but the videos are where you lay it all on the line. Thanks for the great work past and future!

    Van

  2. Mr. McJohn

    I notice my swing is kind of what you’d call a, “classic” swing, with flared feet at setup and a free hip turn. I’m self taught, so it came naturally. I’m not exactly sure if the classic swing is what you call MCS or not, all I know is that MCS stands for “mechanically correct swing”. It looks rather similar, and I’m curious about it.

    I really enjoy watching Sam Snead, not just for his rhythm but his power, and how strong he was through the ball.

    Sam was Tiger Woods before Tiger Woods. He outdrove everyone by 50-60 yards, he won over 80 events, and 7 majors. And with inferior equipment and against tough competition too. People say today’s comp. Is stronger than before? Nonsense, because they were shooting the same scores with way worse equipment, not to mention the quality of golf courses back then. Sam was just like Tiger, only better.

    The only true difference between Sam and Tiger was the fame. Tiger was famous his entire life, and was always overhyped by the media, whereas in Sam’s era, television didn’t exist until farther down in his career beyond his prime, so Sam wasn’t nearly as famous. If he played today like he did then, he’d be more famous than Tiger.

    Still, I’m curious if MCS is like the old classic swing. Could you clarify?

    1. D Watts Post author

      Mr. McJohn, you are correct – the MCS Golf Swing model is a Classic Golf Swing model, and I would consider Sam Snead’s swing to be the best self-taught swing ever on the PGA Tour.

      The classic swings were more mechanically-sound than the modern model, and that’s not to say that the players from that era had perfect swings – just that their swings were mechanically-sound, whereas the entire premise of the modern swing movement is built around a very unsound method of producing shoulder turn, that being to twist the lower back against a restricted hip turn.

      I also agree with your assessment on the skill level and physical prowess of the older era players. You didn’t want to arm wrestle Snead, and Jack Nicklaus was a multiple sport athlete in his youth, playing basketball and football in addition to golf. How about Greg Norman, another Classic era player, he wasn’t athletic?

      I would grant that today’s players are more into physical fitness than the previous eras, but the increase in distance is largely due to technological advances. If today’s players are so strong and long, give them some persimmon clubs and balata balls and see how they do. I daresay, the way they swing today, half of them would end up in traction within a few weeks!

      Cheers,

      DJ

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