Xtreme Leverage – Never So Much Power With So Little Effort

I’ve told you all about the challenges of swinging right-handed while being left-handed, the biggest one for me being the ability to swing with a right-dominant motion.

Today was an auspicious day for me, as I finally got a years-long flaw in my setup fixed this week, and right after that – bang – I was able to make right-dominant swings.

By that, I mean I completely ignored the left arm and side action and focused on just the “One Major Move” back swing from the standard MCS Golf Swing model and then performed the right arm “Pop & Drop” without pulling down with the left arm to start the transition.

The iron swings I posted on the 9th would be an example of that issue, even though I struck the ball well – I wanted to take it to the extreme and go full right-arm, which I accomplished today.

It was a true, “throwing release” swing action of the type that followers of Mikes Austin & Dunaway know well.

Of course, the left side was involved, helping to boost the right-arm action with with the leading side leverage, but it didn’t do what it usually did, which was to overpower the right side’s action and make it more of a “pulling” than a “pushing” or throwing action.

AND I nailed that Dunaway-esqe low trailing heel impact, and man, did I ever:

Remember that this isn’t something you should be deliberately trying to do – when I nailed the action today, my right foot was virtually flat at impact, but I wasn’t doing anything other than throwing those clubs down and through.

And I’ll tell you – I have never struck the ball with so much power yet so little effort.

I used my Mizuno MP-14 forged blades, the 8 and 4 irons, and not only did I hit them as far as I would have done with cavity-backs, I don’t remember ever sending an 8 iron that high and far!

This action of mine will only get better, as today was the first day I actually swung the way I was trying to with the right-dominant “throw” action.

I will post Driver video tomorrow and yes, friends – the summer and season are now officially underway,

And while I enjoy my new MCS Golf Swing that is now in sync with the optimal model, it is time to get into the nuts & bolts of everything I have been waiting to share using my own swing as an example (with others included of course).

More to come!

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7 thoughts on “Xtreme Leverage – Never So Much Power With So Little Effort

  1. Adam Tarbaux

    I’m in the same boat as you I’m left handed swinging right, because of it my most common problem push slicing my woods but I draw my irons.

    1. D Watts Post author

      Sounds like either a slight grip issue or ball position, Adam. At any rate, we’ll get to the bottom of it as I explain my findings this summer 🙂

  2. peterallenby2013

    Hah! Night of the lefties swinging right -handed! Same for me. I too begin the downswing with a “pull” feeling from the left. Only recently and quite by accident just let the arms of along for the ride..More consistent strike but cannot wait to learn what else you found in the set up DJ to allow the right side to power the swing. The classic swing montage vids of Austin and Dunaway powering through with the right side seemingly without effort are an elusive grail of sorts. Now that you have made a break through, this could be an interesting summer indeed for Wax Golf Nation!

    1. Adam Tarbaux

      When I attempt to throw the club I either miss it completely or push fad because I think I end up casting it somehow.

    2. D Watts Post author

      I discovered a while back that while many people could give long-winded descriptions of the mechanical action, it wasn’t as though any of them could actually personally demonstrate or perform it themselves.

      “Hmm,” I said to myself, “it’s easy to just repeat what either of Austin/Dunaway said they were doing…”

      Repeating words doesn’t give personal insight into the action. One must understand the action comes from the setup and then, from there, the motion can be unlocked.

      I was a little late late getting it all down what with the delayed start to the season, but that just means the fun for us all will continue well past season’s end! 😀

  3. adam tarbaux

    glad to hear that you are on the precipice of greatness and I’m very excited to hear your findings soon.

    1. D Watts Post author

      I’m a first-things-first kinda guy, Adam. I had to be happy with my own mechanics before I could start breaking things down without using other swingers as examples. If I can do it, so can anyone! 😀

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