WAX Nation – It May Be Here

It may actually have happened just a few minutes ago.  The culmination of nearly 17 years of swing research.  All of which took so long merely because I’m left-dominant.

But all of that may be over.  Since I realized what my major issue was last autumn, I’ve been on the trail of what a right-dominant swing action would do differently from a left-dominated swing action.

Step by step, feel by feel, I was making the transition but today, after I wrote my progress report, while working on the setup again, I realized that my setup wasn’t “not tight enough,” but rather…

… still left-dominant in my setup.  So, whatever I was doing to swing right-dominant, I was crossing myself up yet again by having a right-dominant arm position but still focusing on the feel of the left side to address the ball.

I had been editing the published post and thinking about the right side action and a visual ran across my mind about how to set up with the correct feel for a right-handed swing as well as how it would set up, all mentally, and finally I went back for the swing aid.

When I ignored the left side altogether and focused on setting up my swing aid drill with the right side only, something in my brain switched over to right-dominant (remember that although I’m “left-handed,” I have always played sports right-handed) and there it was in front of me.

Everything changed.  It was like flipping a mirror image to the right perspective.

Left-Dominant?  Not This Way

The way I’m demonstrating the setup above (from the “E = MCS” video) is perfectly fine, if you’re a right-dominant person.  If you’re left-handed or left-dominant swinging right-handed however, it could be a death move.

And it was for me.  Until I visualized this and did this below:

Even making the video, I was so fully left-dominant in my mind-set that I didn’t realize the significance of how harmful it is to focus on the left side in a right-handed swing setup.

But today, the right-side sports instinct finally (after 17 years trying to emulate Moe Norman and his “it’s all left arm” red herring that completely fooled me because it made sense to this left-handed dummy that I am) kicked in when I tried this, and I believe the next range session will be the end of the journey.

Will I have a perfect right-handed dominant swing the next time out?

That remains to be seen (can anyone make a “perfect swing?”), but the research work may be over, as this was my last hurdle in building the MCS Classic Golf Swing model – swinging according to the model.

If I’m correct, the next couple of weeks will bring the changes I’ve been planning for the site.

All of my videos will go away as well, because I still haven’t swung a club in the manner one is supposed to swing it when swinging right-handed, and I won’t have any reason to have them up.

It was June of 2005 when I made the vow to figure the proper and optimal golf swing out, if no one could show me how it was done.

Funny, today is June 1st.

A lot of blood, sweat and tears in that 17 year period.

But better getting there late than never.

More to come!

10 thoughts on “WAX Nation – It May Be Here

  1. JJ

    Well this is certainly an exciting development! I selfishly hope it means we will get a new DJ classic swing instruction video in the near future!

    1. DJ Watts Post author

      I don’t know how soon it will be, Jay – but this video will have been 17 years in the making, so you can bet there will be one!

  2. BM

    DJ, You have an interesting thought there. I recall that Greg Norman would always sole the club to the ball with his right hand, then place his left hand on the grip. Never thought much of it. But your post made me look again. I found some instructional video he did with Butch back in 1995, when he was the best player in the world. https://youtu.be/IBlacKi3RkU?t=1102

    1. DJ Watts Post author

      Norman was widely regarded as the best ever driver with a persimmon club, when you account for accuracy, distance and consistency. Another self-taught swing from a natural athlete. Good find, BM.

  3. Mark

    Wow. This is really exciting, and I only hopped on the bandwagon a couple years ago. It’s got to be a relief to feel you can move on and focus on how best to teach the method rather than having to wonder if the method itself is even correct.
    At least I HOPE you are planning to teach the method! 🙏

    The older I get the more I appreciate the need for optimal leverage in any physical activity. When you’re young you can power thru stuff any ole way you like.

    I honestly believe you are onto something very big here. I hope others take notice.

    1. DJ Watts Post author

      The older I get the more I appreciate the need for optimal leverage in any physical activity. When you’re young you can power thru stuff any ole way you like.

      Boy, you are right on the money with that, Mark. You don’t really feel it, but each season after 40, you scratch your head, wondering why you aren’t hitting it as far. Hence the need for natural leverage as one progresses in age – both to maximize distance and to avoid the injuries that come with improper technique combined with advancing years.

      I don’t know what I’m going to do, exactly – first, I’ll make sure that everything is in order, then I’m sure the next phase will begin, whatever that is!

      P.S. All you’ve missed before the last couple of years was my endless speculation, trial & error and the natural evolution of the theory I now have – of course, that was a lot of fun, if not a great source of frustration every time I thought I had something and it didn’t pan out (mostly due to being left-dominant, I would wager). There was a great sense of community and purpose in those early days, but you’re here for the best part – the cherry on top and all that follows! 🙂

  4. Neil Massa

    Just come back from the range, very eager to test out the missing piece of the puzzle. My ball striking was levels and levels above my previous( in terms of consistency, length and shape)
    This is what I’ve been looking for. Thank you so so much fella, you are so cool for pursuing this path. Much respect ✊

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. DJ Watts Post author

      Thank you for the feedback, Neil! I’m delighted you could benefit so quickly from something you read on this blog – stay tuned for further developments! 🙂


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