Monthly Archives: April 2021

My MCS Golf Swing – Not. Even. Close. (And Video)

dj setup dtl driverI am putting up some swings I’ve never shared, from my last day hitting balls in October 2019 when my MCS Classic Golf Swing action was probably the closest to the optimal model I’ve come.

The swing video is just for interest’s sake, as many of you reading this will have been watching my swing in the “E = MCS” video & the other two in the series. Continue reading

Dunaway’s Post-Modern Model Is All About Setup

dunaway impactOf course, it’s never quite as simple as any title implies, but I’ve spent 18 months working quietly on the Dunaway model.

I can verify that while I came close to it during this time, I’ve only nailed (in my mind) the swing action from A-Z after I really got the setup measured.

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Recapping MCS Pt 2 – Optimal Doesn’t Mean Perfect

jack-nicklaus-fishingCarrying on the thread from Part 1 of the Recapping MCS, I was discussing Jack Nicklaus & one of the main reasons for his greatness.

Of course, he was a capable athlete, having also played football and basketball, and he was a keen competitor & had a very high golf IQ (knack for the game, for want of better wording).

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Recapping The MCS Classic Golf Swing – From The Ground Pt 1

tight elbow on pivotThanks to all new readers (and old) who’ve purchased your downloads of the MCS Classic Golf Swing video, your support of the blog is much appreciated!

I thought that since the lockdown in our area has shut down the local courses & driving ranges (don’t ask me how one can contract Covid-19 standing on a range ten or more paces from the nearest person in an outdoor setting, because neither I nor anyone else has a clue), I would go over the MCS model from the ground up with some refresher points & logic that either aren’t actually part of video or, if they are, bear repeating.

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Bad News – Golf Facilities Ordered Closed Immediately

cropped-logo2.jpgI was looking forward to getting back out to the range next week to both test-drive my Mike Dunaway-inspired “Post-Modern Swing” model mechanics as well as investigate the possible exact same-ness of the MCS Classic & Post Modern Golf Swing models with the exception of the pivot action.

That will all have to wait as we’re now under a stricter Stay At Home order which has extended to immediate closure of golf facilities, possibly until late May.

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7i & 4i Down The Line (Been Awhile)

dj 4i top dtlThanks to everyone who has purchased a video download, your support of the site is much appreciated!

It’s been a while since I posted iron swings so I went back to 2019 (so strange to have to go back 2 years since I was on hiatus last year, but here we are), even though I’m pretty sure the action will be visibly different this season.

Reason being, you don’t work on your swing for two years without showing a marked difference, such as my takeaway & down swing planes.

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How Fast Is Your Club Speed? Where Does It Place You Age-Wise?

Swing-Speed-by-AgeI found an interesting little article from Plugged In Golf about club speed comparisons by age & gender.

I was surprised by my own placing in the category – perhaps it’s because I’m always comparing my swing speeds to the fastest swingers in pro golf & used to follow the long drive game until it became a little much hype-wise.

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How To Avoid “Shortened Careers” Has Nothing To Do With Power & Distance… It’s HOW You Swing

dj driver topThe title is of course a tongue-in-cheek reference to Justin Rose fretting about pro golfers possibly shortening their careers in trying to increase their power & driving distances like Bryson DeChambeau.

Allow me to introduce 49 year old DJ Watts swinging with a likely higher average club speed than Justin Rose (115.37 mph in ’19-’20 season)

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The MCS Classic Swing vs Post-Modern Model

dj top july 03I’ve been going over my swing clips from previous years & have a pretty solid theory (at least from the swing work I’ve been doing during this endless Covid-19 lockdown), that a properly performed MCS Classic Golf Swing motion would differ from the MCS Post-Modern Golf Swing (based on Mike Dunaway’s swing) in only one regard – the pivot action.

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This Is Depressing – Justin Rose On Distance Quests & Career Length

RoseThis is rather depressing – according to Justin Rose (and many others for certain), the quest to increase power & distance in golf is going to lead to shortened careers.

This is depressing to me because it means that the golf industry is still mired in the harmful mechanics of swinging in the Modern Golf Swing style, which means that it will shorten careers (Tiger Woods being Exhibit A), but also that it’s something that doesn’t have to happen. Continue reading