Northern Trust Open Thread – I Missed Yesterday’s Round!

Believe it or not, I completely missed yesterday’s 1st round of the Northern Trust – while in my mind I knew it was Thursday, I suppose, I was working on the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video all afternoon and didn’t have the TV on at all.

Then I awoke this morning to read something about Tiger Woods’ relatively flat round of even par… are you kidding me, I missed the entire thing?!?

So, I will be working on the video today with a reminder to turn on the coverage at 2:00 pm.

“Dudes – Can You Believe He Missed The Whole Round? LOL!”


I didn’t mention to my regular WAX Nation citizens (except for those on the waiting list, whom I updated at the time), that I experienced a catastrophic computer incident that wiped out all of the final edit to the video last Friday (luckily, I have all of my golf swing clips and raw video backed up), and after taking the weekend off to re-group, I am nearly back where I was at the time it occurred.

So, feel free to use this posting to offer any thoughts or comments on the golf, or to ask any questions you wish, and I’ll of course be here working things out with the TV on in the background.


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5 thoughts on “Northern Trust Open Thread – I Missed Yesterday’s Round!

  1. Rick Egan

    Always happy to read your comments. It is not unusual for a person who is now, ‘New and Improved’ version of anything, to comment on what is being used currently. This is not criticism, nor does it invalidate your ‘improvement, or newness’; just expected.

    As a player and observer of various golf swings and systems, I have seen this approach before. That said, as I have a background of attempting to use the MA/MD swing thru Dan Shauger, I have made marked improvement over a short period of time. Primarily the MCS setup has me making much better contact, right away!

    1. D Watts Post author

      Thanks for the feedback on the videos, Rick! As for this:

      That said, as I have a background of attempting to use the MA/MD swing thru Dan Shauger, I have made marked improvement over a short period of time. Primarily the MCS setup has me making much better contact, right away!

      You have nailed on the head with your comment there, exactly what we discussed when you inquired about MCS and the videos/eBook – if one is trying to swing like Mike Austin or Mike Dunaway, this model is exactly the same as their models, except for the setup. 🙂

      If anyone else is struggling to adopt their own version of either MA’s or MD’s teachings on the swing – give MCS a shot, and just like Rick, you will be pleasantly surprised if not delighted with your progress!

      1. Jeff Brand

        I’d agree that the MCS setup makes a big difference in the MA/MD swing, but still feel there is a big difference in the hip action during the swing. MA (for sure), MD maybe not as much, really emphasized the “swinging bell hips” and getting almost all the weight into the trail side on the back swing. MA would demonstrate standing on his right leg at the end of his compound pivot to show how all his weight had moved over. As a result, that tail hip would get almost directly over the trail foot, which would look like a sway except the head never really moved. He probably never really got that much weight over, but it a very different concept that the MCS pressure plate IMHO.

        I feel the MCS back swing is a bit more rotational from the start (but term but can’t think of a better descriptor right now). DJ, in one of the older MCS videos you talked about how, at the top of the back swing, you would still have weight in your lead foot and would actually fall to that side if you picked up your lead foot. That pressure plate concept is a marked difference compared to what MA would have said. I don’t think MD was as extreme, but if I compare you to MD, your hips don’t move laterally much at all, if any. MD had small move to his right side and his hip socket gets more over his foot. Not as much as MA, but its still appears to be more than you. MD would talk about getting his belly button over his right foot, which doesn’t seem to jive with a proper MCS pivot???

        Its the one area I really struggle with changing coming from the MA/MD camp. Maybe I am not understanding it correctly, but it really looks like you turn into a strongly braced right leg with no lateral drift, where MA/MD have more movement. The “swinging bell” really made me feel the right side (hip/shoulder – hip in particular) going up and around and more importantly, for me, the left hip/shoulder coming down in front towards the ball. I tend to get more flat with the MCS pivot with everything wanting to stay more level. Its just changing habits, but I think the “swing thoughts” are much different.

        Needless to say, I am REALLY looking forward to more detail in the Kinetic Chain video!!! 🙂

        1. D Watts Post author

          Needless to say, I am REALLY looking forward to more detail in the Kinetic Chain video!!! 🙂

          Right here working on it, Jeff! I think you’ll get some really good stuff out of the “One Major Move” and the pivot stuff in it to supplement what you’ve got already – grinding it out and hoping to get it to you soon! 🙂

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