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. 

I just had a look at that swing and can tell you 1)How I got set so quickly over it and 2) Smashed it straight down the line.

Take a look at the swing:


Now, ask yourself if there’s anything different about that setup from what my model dictates…

Give up?

Here’s the setup:


Starting from the top, the shoulders are square to the target line, moving down, my arms are nicely square, now the feet, squ- wait a minute.

See that? My foot line is closed, not parallel to the target line, because I had set up to the ball by feel.

By doing that, my athletic instinct made sure my shoulders and arms were square to the target line and I unconsciously set my feet in the position to accomplish that, thinking the foot line was square because it felt natural.

By just using athletic instinct rather than a piece-by-piece approach to the setup, I nailed it and was able to put a perfect swing on the ball within seconds of having teed it up.

That, my friends, is the down the line setup for the Athletic MCS Golf Swing model. The only way you and I would differ is that most of you would have your foot line parallel to the target line.

The face-on would look very close to what I have here:


… but I would have to go over it before saying it’s exactly that, because I was fiddling with things at the time, however the down the line is bang-on, I believe.

The face-on look, I’ll know what it is exactly when I set up left dominant-style, with the proper adjusted foot line and shift aggressively onto that left foot on the down swing rather than attempt to keep the trailing foot planted into impact.

The drag-release is not a flaw in the left-dominant swing action because it has a different setup and weight shift action from the right-dominant one.

As I clarified in the last post as well, even if you are right-arm dominant, this would be the way to swing if you like the ball teed where I have it and you swing with an aggressive weight shift to the leading foot.

So, I already have this model, which differs from the traditional Classic Golf Swing in a couple of ways because of the setup, in the barrel.

If you’ll bear with me, I will complete my right-dominant swing model ASAP and get started with the video on this LD model while I hone and perfect the RD model.

It could be ready by the first day of summer, and perhaps sooner, but I can’t promise that.

If I nail the RD model next week, it definitely could be earlier than late June. All will depend on the weather and how quickly I can get swings with various clubs and from various angles shot and edited.

Things are developing quickly and I’m enjoying this more than ever.

More to come!

2 thoughts on “This Is Your Athletic MCS Golf Swing – DTL

  1. Mr. McJohn

    Snead had a shut stance. It is more natural, and allows the hips room to rotate back. But Sam didn’t think about it consciously, so the shut stance has merit as pertains to athleticism, as we all know Snead just swung the club naturally. Tommy Armour also discussed a closed stance with longer clubs, so it’s not new. But I think you’re onto it, and it seems to me you’re about to breakthrough.

    1. DJ Watts Post author

      A little clarification, MMJ – I never said it was anything new, I’ve had a closed foot line for most of the years of my research.

      I only began standing square foot line in ‘17, and I’m now returning to it (the angled stance).

      Second, the swingers you mention (don’t forget Hogan) closed their foot line stances but it wasn’t something required to simply make contact with square shoulders to the target line. Most given reason for doing it, especially with the longer clubs, was to better come into the ball with a more inside-out club path.

      I on the other hand MUST close my foot line stance with all clubs including the putter, to turn my hips to the right enough to square my offset shoulders.

      It’s literally the only way I can impact the ball without wide open shoulders and a wild outside-in club path.

      I haven’t tried to present this as a revelation for anyone, I’m just explaining why one will see me swing this way when my model dictates standing square to the target line.

      Of course, if anyone else has a physical makeup that requires them standing with an open or closed foot line in order to square the shoulders at address and impact, then of course they should do so.

      The whole issue of the foot line can be boiled down to this essential element- stand naturally (not forced as I was doing between’17-‘23) over the ball so that your shoulders are square at address and impact.

      I wouldn’t advise anyone without a physical condition to angle their foot line with this model – unless there is a reason to do so, I would stand squarely with my models.

      That said, I agree heartily with your comment that I may be on a breakthrough for myself personally!

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