Monthly Archives: February 2019

Blake Elliott Wins 2nd NCAA Div I Event – #OnFire

Congrats to Blake Elliott, who just bagged his 2nd NCAA Division 1 individual title for McNeese State today in the 34th Annual Louisiana Classics event!

That hashtag is bang-on, by the way – with his 2nd win in 4 events and a 4th consecutive Top-4 finish (W, T4, T4, W), I would qualify that as being “on fire.”

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Why The Cupped Leading Wrist At Address But Straight At Impact?

I was chatting with Jason today on his swing and we went over a couple of things to do with his setup.

I noticed that he was pushing his hands a little too far to the target at address, with a straightened leading wrist, and when I mentioned to him the way to fix this, we got into a discussion on the difference between impact and setup and why they are so.

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The Austin/Dunaway “Figure 7” Concept With The Leading Arm

Responding to longtime WAX Nation citizen Goose’s comment yesterday on the concept, here is the “Figure 7” that Mike Austin and Mike Dunaway used to explain the nature of the leading arm and leading side leverage.

I have said before that, even after I stopped trying to model the MCS Golf Swing after Mike Austin’s model, that there is still probably 90% commonality between his and Dunaway’s and the MCS models.

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Mike Dunaway’s Left Arm Swing & Proper Release

I’ve been talking about the difference between a “flippy” or “casting” release and a proper, powerful and mechanically-correct release action.

Let’s take a look at the late great Mike Dunaway, the “Father of Modern Long Drive,” demonstrate and and explain what I’ve been saying about the release action, more specifically with the left or leading head release.

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Swing Angle Is Paramount For Efficient Leverage

When I talk about the “swing angle,” I mean that you must get the arms, hands and club behind you with the tightest position possible for the most efficient leverage generation.

You can see how efficiently one is leveraging the club when looking at the trailing heel at impact, for example.

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Bridgestone’s BFit Launch Monitor App Looks Really Interesting

After I got my new iPhone this week, I began to research the different Launch Monitors that might be compatible with it.

I was pleased to find something right away that I probably had seen or heard about in passing (I vaguely recall something like this) but ignored as I didn’t have an iPhone at the time.

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Cameron Champ Swinging More Classic Than Modern Now!

A hearty thanks to Mr. McJohn, who found the following clip on Youtube and forwarded it to me this morning.

I was very pleased to see some changes in Cameron Champ’s setup and mechanics in the rear view of his driver swing – let’s take a look, shall we?

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Kinesiology/Biomechanics Specialists – Where Are Your Swing Models?!?

This is the thing that really aggravates me whenever I hear about a kinesiology or biomechanics specialist who is working in the field of golf – they are always looking at golfers’ swings and telling you what the swinger is doing, but they never tell you what the golfer should be doing better or what the optimal mechanical action is or should be.

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Back To Swinging Today! (Still Not 100%)

I have great personal news to report – it looks like I’m back to swinging again, even though I’m not 100% yet!

It’s another snow storm in these parts, another school day for the kids, and I was just thinking about leading side leverage when I got up to grab the SwingRite, which I haven’t touched in some time.

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