**Sigh** – As With Everything… Right There To Be Seen

Of course, I saw exactly what I figured I would see when I decided to take a look at Mike Austin’s swing down the line with regard to tight or not pivot top position.

Of course… because as with everything that you study intently, the things you need are right there to be seen – you just have to see them.

I’ve been saying for a couple of years that the only real difference between Mike Dunaway’s swing and MCS would or should be in the address bias and the freer hip-leading heel motion.

All else really should be the same.

So, as I’ve demonstrated in the back swing pivot, not what I was doing myself (and that’s on me as a swinger, not an analyst), you want a tight position at the top with the “One Major Move” pivot:

Likewise, I’ve always said that the only real difference between Mike Austin’s swing model and the MCS model should be in the address bias, meaning that if you look down the line, you won’t see the Austin head shift and the motion should look almost identical to the MCS model.

So, here it is:

Looks about right, although at his advanced age here (mid-70’s), Austin wasn’t getting as much hip turn as in his younger days.  I chose this swing however because of it was technically and mechanically superb.

And here is the top position:

I probably watched that swing thousands of times over the years between 2009-14, and yet I never asked myself what his top position looked like with the exact right arm aspect.

Whatever anyone may say about the things Austin claimed and said about himself or his accomplishments, that swing was something, and of course it was he who worked with Mike Dunaway, who became the Father of Modern Long Driving:

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