If anyone wants to ask why, since they were both based upon the same principles, it’s not based on Mike Austin’s (who was Dunaway’s mentor we all know), it’s because it looks like Mike Dunaway’s and not Mike Austin’s.
One more question that will come up, I’ll answer now – why isn’t it called the “Mike Dunaway Swing?”
Well, because you can’t really patent or trademark a motion (see the “Fosbury Flop”) and also because I don’t want to trade off of Dunaway’s name – I personally would love to call it the “Dunaway Swing” so if enough people want to call it the “Dunaway Swing,” once the model has been made available, then perhaps it will become known as that through organic evolution.
What do I mean by “I may have the model?”
It means I’ve been going over the setup & mechanics for months, seeing what works best from the view of both (you can alter the stance & mechanics while keeping the essential model but I of course am looking for the optimal model).
It means that, were I to head to the driving range today, which unfortunately I can not, and may not for some time – I am confident that I replicate my favorite of Dunaway’s slightly differing swing moves:
The only problem and I do mean, the only problem, happens to be a rather large one and out of my control – with the Covid-19 pandemic in full swing, pardon the pun, I won’t be able to “test-drive” it until our local facilities open for the spring, if they open at all in the near or midterm.
I have been running several alternatives through my mind, because there is still much one can do with regards to swing mechanics without my actually hitting a ball myself.
In the meantime, I’m going through my swing videos from last summer to see if I can actually go ahead and finish the “MCS Golf Swing – Final Edition” eBook which, since there will be two swing models under the aegis of “MCS,” will become the “MCS Classic Golf Swing – Final Edition.”
I may also, instead of shooting a completely new “MCS Classic Golf Swing” video, take the 3 existing videos I made for that model:
- “E = MCS”
- “MCS – The Kinetic Chain”
… and edit an omnibus video from the essential parts of these videos.
I’ll take the next week or so to plot my course of action and then I’ll have a better vision of what the coming months will hold for WAX Nation.
Good to be back! More to come.