I had actually shut down production of what was to be my last Classic Golf Swing video back in December of ’19 due to other commitments that made finishing the project in timely manner unfeasible, and that has always been in the back of my mind.
There were dual purposes in this particular project – the first was to update my videos from the “E = MCS” series which, content-wise, is as good as I’ve ever done, just my own swings weren’t up to snuff.
If you are into anything like art, music or woodworking – anything at all, not just a sport, and you find that you’ve improved on whatever you’re doing to the point you can’t bear to look at your earlier work, then you know how these videos began to rankle me to no end as my swing got closer to the ideal model.
The second and more important reason, because the first had largely to do with ego and perfectionism, was that I felt the ideal Classic Golf Swing motion was just about nailed by Mike Dunaway in his Sybervision video swings.
Remember that his was an ideal Classic action, with his head being right-biased at setup with his hips turning rotary-style rather than shifting to a trailing leg post then shifting to the front post:
That sliding “short-stop” release of the trailing foot through impact is a dead giveaway that this is a rotary hip swing as well, because with the shift-and-post swing model he had in later years, he didn’t have that slide.
In fact, with a proper execution of his shift-and-post or what I’d call the “Post-Modern” swing action for my own version of this type of swing, you want the trailing heel firmly flat or just beginning to rise at impact, as shown in this impact picture of Dunaway swinging shift-and-post:
It would not be helpful to people to just attempt to shoe-horn them into a swing model type that not many have ever tried, not to mention mastered, because the only two ways most people have ever learned to swing a club are a version of the execrable Modern Golf Swing or a basic type Classic Golf Swing.
I also have a third reason because of this, that I think the Synchronicity video should and shall be made – it’s simply easier to learn and execute the Classic model than the Post-Modern, with a twist.
That twist is, if I take the Classic Golf Swing theory I presented in “E = MCS,” virtually nothing changes in the actual theory of the swing mechanics – what changes is that, having built the “Post-Modern” model from the ground up, the explanations would be so much more conducive to transition from Classic to Post-Modern!
In fact, you can see that in my Swingrite swing for the “E = MCS” swing video, I was already on the way to performing the same downswing with the delayed heel lift and step-around that you’ve seen somewhere else:
The problem I had in not being able to demonstrate the maximum potential of the MCS model was my personal problem of being left-handed swinging right, which meant I always crossed my wires somewhere trying to control the swing with my left arm and side instead of the right or both sides.
That, I admit freely because I’ve never claimed to have a perfect swing myself, just the theory of how to swing optimally.
Now, let’s get serious for a second here, WAX Nation: there is a reason no one has taken Mike Dunaway’s swing (or a similar version) and wowed the world with it – no one has actually proven they have cracked the code in both understanding and execution.
There would be one easy way to prove you understand and can execute this swing action beyond simply parroting the words of those who could actually do it and that would be to step up and provide easily verifiable proof with action.
Sure, there is a whole cottage industry of people claiming to know and perform either Mike Austin’s or Mike Dunaway’s swings – except that no one has actually proven it by putting their swing up for inspection, both technically & metrically.
If they could do it, the world would know about it, wouldn’t they?
I said my MCS model could do certain things and I proved it by always backing up my claims with video of my swing and the metrics, such as doing this at the age of 48.5 in a golf lab with a proven launch monitor even with the burden of not having solved my left-dominant issue:
Those numbers above, you’ll remember if you were around then, were produced after I basically didn’t hit balls more than once or twice in the span of a month and none for two weeks before hitting the testing center cold with only a few warm-up swings.
For that reason, my accuracy was the most affected (practice does make perfect when you do it properly), but the consistency of the trajectories makes it almost look like one fat line instead of five individual line, along with the consistency in carry and total distances.
So, now that I have solved my left-dominant issue, I intend to show exactly how one should swing in the optimal Classic Golf Swing model, along with the instructions on how to do so, because it is in the end the easiest way to learn a golf swing that will blow everyone else away, technically.
The Post-Modern Golf Swing model, I believe can be learned by anyone, but it is not as easy to do so because, to be frank, it feels nothing like a golf swing to me.
It feels more like swinging an axe or sledgehammer, except the club only weighs 13oz or a few hundred grams.
There are days when I do my speed work with the Post-Modern technique and feel soreness the next day that I’ve never experienced with the Classic Golf Swing, such is the power generated and the force exerted upon the body.
So, it may not be for everyone, but even those who think, “Nah, give me that Post-Modern model, quick” will benefit from a transition from the way they’re swinging now to the Post-Modern by first making sure they’ve nailed the Classic model of “EMCS” before making the changes to Post-Modern.
If you ask me how I know this, it’s because that’s how I made the transition myself, including getting rid of the left-side dominance.
And that was by working on the theory and the mechanics from the time I put this blog on hiatus two years ago to now.
If it took me that long to get everything ironed out… don’t be so sure you’ll get it without a transition video.
It’s a free world – take my advice, or don’t, but this video will be produced while I make sure everything in the Post-Modern model is exactly as it should be, in both execution and explanation.
And that’s about it!