New MCS 2013 – Things I Was Saying 5+ Yrs Ago

Longtime WAX Nation citizen Lance asked a question yesterday, having re-watched the New MCS videos from back in the spring and summer of 2013 – and that question was, do some slightly differing models of the MCS Golf Swing fit others better?

After re-watching some of the New MCS intro video, “The Formula,” I’d have to say, if you’re following an MCS model from the New MCS to the current one, you really aren’t doing much differently at all.

The current MCS model is the culmination of what I began all the way back in the winter of ’12-’13, when I began to build my 1st golf swing model based upon not what someone else said about the swing, but on my own research and thoughts on motion and leverage.

In fact, take a quick look at some clip compilations from “New MCS – The Formula,” and you’ll see how I was saying over 5 years ago what I’m still saying now:

  • Beginning – The Concept Of The C7
  • 1:00 – The “Kinetic Chain” Concept!
  • 1:32 – The “Leaning A” Concept For The 1st Time In MCS
  • 1:55 – The Driver – Positive Angle of Attack With The “Leaning A”
  • 2:00 – Standard Stance With All Clubs & The Reason
  • 2:25 – The Swing Bottom
  • 2:45 – “Leading Side Leverage,” Forerunner To The Primary Lever
  • 2: 57 – The Gravity “Drop”
  • 3:15 – “Leaning A” & Proper Pivot – Forerunner To The “Perfect Pivot”
  • 3:30 – Stable C7 & Leverage
  • 3:55 – Why Any Swing Model With Center or Left-Bias Is Flawed
  • 4:15 – 1st Glimpse Of What Becomes The “One Major Move!”

That’s right – I was stunned to see the precursors of what became standard concepts in current MCS Golf Swing model all the way back in a 2013 video of mine, the 1st video I had made with my own research and conclusions, no less!

The only issues I have with the New MCS model, to be exact, are with the exact particulars of the stance and the varying alignments with the different clubs, neither of which are in the above clip.

This is because in the following years, I’ve refined the stance and figured out that you don’t have to vary your alignment with the different clubs.

So, the long answer to Lance’s question from yesterday is that the previous iterations of the MCS Golf Swing model may not be as advanced as the current model.

However, anything to do with the MCS model from the New MCS in 2013 going forward would be better than any other type of swing model you could possibly use, and for the reasons given in that clip compilation.

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Lacking Power, Speed, Distance and or Consistency? 

Need A Swing That Is More Easily Maintained?

If You Answered “Yes” To Any Of The Above Questions, The Answer Is In The Formula For The Golf Swing:

“E = MCS” The Swing Video


6 thoughts on “New MCS 2013 – Things I Was Saying 5+ Yrs Ago

  1. Jeff

    I know that it is an excerpt, but you seemed to emphasize weight on the trailing side even as impact? This seems much more Austin-esque, from a backswing perspective (MA talked about being able to pick up his lead foot at the top of his backswing – all weight transferred to the trailing foot). I know in an early MCS video, you would talk about how you had enough pressure in the lead foot that you would fall towards the target if you picked up your trailing foot, which is way different than what it seems you said in The Formula?

    Which brings me to an actual question. 🙂 With the pressure plate concept, at the top of the backswing, is it 50/50 weight/pressure between the heel of trailing foot and ball of leading foot, or some other ratio? Still failing towards the target if I pick up the leading foot? It “seems” like I should want to maintain a “centered:” feeling underneath the C7? As a former MA swinger, that seems to be one of the biggest differences. MA had a little bit of tilt, but not as much as MCS advocates – which is another big difference.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Hi Jeff,

      No, you don’t want the weight on the trailing side at or through impact – when I said “you want to be here” at impact, I was referring to the spine tilt and upper body at impact, not the weight distribution.

      The weight remaining on the trailing side is the source of many strange things that people do (snapping the leading leg or twisting/jumping the leading foot), and I would never advocate that.

      That said, the Formula weight setup has evolved with the stance, as indicated in my statement in the post above:

      The only issues I have with the New MCS model, to be exact, are with the exact particulars of the stance and the varying alignments with the different clubs, neither of which are in the above clip.

      Yes, you would want an even distribution on the leading ball and trailing heel – that is weight, the only thing that shifts in the pivot from the address is the pressure in the feet using the Pressure Plate concept.

      You are correct that the Austin model didn’t have the tilt that MCS does – I had to leave the Austin model and camp. as fun as it was being there, because of that exact component of Austin’s swing model. It created a big head shift on the back swing pivot and I would almost reverse-tilt in my own swing due to the fact that, from my personal experience with other sports, I didn’t want my head moving on the pivot.

      I hope that helps. 🙂

  2. Jeff

    All making sense. Old habits die hard and then you start tinkering and guessing and wondering if you heard things right instead of just getting back to basics. Thanks for the clarification.

    1. D Watts Post author

      More than welcome, Jeff – and don’t forget that everything is in the videos, so if you’re in doubt on anything, just have a run-through the relevant portion i.e. for the weight at impact, re-watch the “Impact, Follow & Release” parts 🙂

  3. Lance

    Thanks DJ! Since last comment, I have rewatched the UMCS video. Had time to go to the range yesterday and sure enough, solid strikes with irons and long straight woods! It’s great to back out on the range with some playing time coming up soon! Thanks again DJ for the material and demystifying for me on how to make solid contact!

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