Monthly Archives: October 2019

Ten Years Ago – “My Epic Drive Of The Day”

This is a post I wrote on October 29th, 2009, which was just before I began my Mike Austin years, so it’s shortly before many of you even knew about the Smash Golf Blog.

I am feeling nostalgic and I went back to my Smash Golf postings (the blog still exists, just now on a privacy setting) to see what I could re-live from 10 years ago (when I was only at the tender age of 39!!!), and found this gem.

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Mike Dunaway’s Address/Impact Shaft Planes

As I get deeper into Mike Dunaway’s entire swing, I would love you all to see something that blows away all of the stuff you hear about the best swingers having the same shaft plane at both address & impact.

This could have huge ramifications for MCS the swing model, which is why I want to point it out, besides showing yet another example of Modern Golf Swing instructions focusing on things that have little relevance to proper mechanics.

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So, MCS or Mike Dunaway? Here’s My Opinion!

This posting is actually just an elaboration on the comment responding to peterallenby2013’s comment on yesterday’s posting.

peterallenby2013 has been a long-time and much-appreciated (by me) member of WAX Nation and I was struck by his kind words in the comment he left.

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Dunaway’s Swing Was So Different – All Leverage

I’ve been harping about Mike Dunaway’s leveraged swing for some time now and I can say, as I close in on exactly what he was doing and how to replicate it, that I don’t know of any other move in golf like what he did.

I said after my initial attempt to reproduce Dunaway’s action that there were a couple of things I had to adjust.

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Putting More Ben Hogan In My MCS Pivot – WOW!!

I wasn’t disgusted with my form swinging the club after 5 weeks off when I spent a couple of days in Chicago two weeks ago and had the opportunity to hit balls at Medinah CC courtesy of my host Cory C, but let’s say I wasn’t happy about it.

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Hogan’s Greatest Pivot Move – Misunderstood To Mean “Restrict The Hips”

I like to use Ben Hogan’s pivot move to illustrate the perfect pivot action for a reason – he didn’t have the “move off the ball” action with the head, and his head stayed in place on the pivot, leading me to coin the phrase “floating pivot.”

This stable head allowed him to strike the ball with unearthly accuracy (he complained about playing 36 holes per day in some events because he sometimes drove his ball off a tee in the afternoon and ended up in the morning’s tee shot divot).

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Keys To Power Leveraging – The Spine & Shoulder Tilt Are Key

You’ve seen that despite the Modern Golf Swing’s insane mechanical theory (which is dead wrong, by the way) that you best generate power by restricting the hip turn and torquing the lower back, there are still fundamentals that even the MGS proponents can’t eliminate.

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Cameron Champ vs Brooks Koepka (Technique vs Muscle)

This is not, I will say off the bat, any comparison between skill level or ability – people are always confusing swing technique versus the overall game or ability of a swinger and the two are not the same.

I have been looking at Cameron Champ’s down swing to impact however and have compared it to Brooks Koepka’s and this is the thing:

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Cameron Champ Down The Line (Awesome)

I have been looking at Cameron Champ’s swing down the line from about a year ago, and it’s just mesmerizing to see how he gets to impact from the top of the back swing.

I’ll show his face on swing later, but for now, let’s just look at the down the line goodness.

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