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.
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!
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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