Monthly Archives: April 2023

Yup – I Had The Stance Issue Solved Nearly Perfectly in ’15-’16

I was nearly ill when I took a trip through my 2016 swing clips archive – around June of 2016, I had a nearly perfect foot and shoulder adjustment for my swing model to enable me to swing straight down the line.

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Athletic Intuition Isn’t Everything… But It Is Vital

I would almost say that it’s the only thing, but athletic intuition combined with technical knowledge would of course bring results much more quickly than intuition alone.

For the late arrivals, I decided a few weeks ago to stop trying to build XYZ model or models and just go back to my roots, using athletic intuition and what I’ve learned technically over the years, and nothing else, to build what I would call the Athletic MCS Golf Swing model.

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So I Tried Dunaway’s Model Again

The short and sweet of it – I just about nailed it, but my setup was a little too extended, I realized near the end of the session.

Things started out pretty well, and I know now that the reason I wasn’t able to crack Dunaway’s model was because of my setting up in the standard method the way normal physiques would.

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I Still Haven’t Debunked Dunaway’s Model

You know the old saw, that a theory cannot be proven to be correct and that it can only be proven wrong – well, I still haven’t been able to debunk Mike Dunaway’s swing model and theory.

After my last two sessions, about which I was indeed correct with regards to my stance adjustments, I was still trying to solve the mystery of why my club face was turning over at impact, producing push-hooks, and I mean push-hooks.

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The More Closely I Look, The More I See Exactly What I’ve Figured Out

I love to try to confirm suspicions or theories both forwards and backwards, so I am always going back to my swing video archive to see what’s what when I think I’ve figured out.

In this case and my stance theory with regards to shoulder and foot line angles (while most people can and should swing with their foot line and shoulders parallel to the target line, I cannot), I am finding confirmation looking at how well I strike the ball and how I’m set up over it.

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Another Discovery Regarding My Adjusted Setup (Updated)

**Update: Further musing about my journey at bottom.

As it turns out from analysis of my Tracer Golf session yesterday, it’s not just the foot line in my stance that has to be angled, but also my shoulders, in order to come to impact with shoulders square to the target line.

It’s not a huge surprise, given the nature of my scoliosis – it’s not just a left twisting offset of my shoulders, but I also have an “S” curve in my spine viewed from the back, so these are uncharted waters as I do what I should have done years ago.

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So Many Thoughts About The MCS Model & Trusting Instincts

Warning: This is a miscellaneous mish-mash of thoughts and memories about this journey of mine, and how things I disregard as preposterous always seem to come back full circle.

So, if you’re interested in my personal journey, it’s a personal blog posting.

My first thought is, I still don’t know how I was ever able to make contact with a golf ball with any of the setups I’ve ever had, including my most recent one.

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This Is Your Athletic MCS Golf Swing – DTL

My 12 year old monitor expired today and I’m writing this post on my iPhone so I’ll make it brief:

I wrote last summer in August how one moment, while frustrated with my work on the MCS Classic Golf Swing model, I simply teed up a ball, set myself up over it and proceeded to smash it down the pipe. 

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It Just Hit Me – I Have A Left-Dominant Version Of The Model I’m Currently Building

Sometimes, you realize that all of the blood, sweat and tears you think you wasted on a wrong path or seeming dead-end was actually producing something of worth.

You’ll recall my saying not too long ago that the reason I didn’t think the standard Classic Golf Swing, while an excellent model that worked for the likes of Sam Snead to Jack Nicklaus, was optimal because of the setup.

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