Although the back swing arc is different from the down swing arc (due to the weight shift in both directions, you will see something about the entire arc if you pay attention:
Do you see it?
Here it is if you don’t – Dunaway’s club head on the forward swing, once it passes the bottom and comes back around, follows the same arc as the one created on the back swing, forming a near-perfect oval arc when you combine back and forward swings.
There is a reason people find MD’s swing motion to be hypnotic – we as humans love congruity and symmetry, and when you actually see the arc line of his swing, it doesn’t get more symmetrical than that!
This can’t be done with a swinger who is swaying, dipping or lunging his way either to the top or down to impact, or both… you have to be completely stable from the starting position to the finish in the swing arc, and this is incredible.
Almost like a human Iron Byron.
The father of modern long driving had a swing that was smoother and more balanced than the majority of today’s pro tour golfers.
That’s because his swing was purely leveraged and poetry in motion.
Quite a feat.