Author Archives: DJ Watts

The Model Research For Classic – Finished. A Couple Of Adjustments For Me, Personally

As I said when I got back from my session on Tuesday, my swings weren’t perfect technically but I knew that everything I’d had to investigate concerning the theory of the MCS Classic Golf Swing model has been looked into.

From here, I have identified two adjustments for me to make (in the setup, the left arm is still too visible, which is a right arm and grip situation that I’ve looked into and shall change, and in the back swing pivot, a lower angle of leading arm at the top, again looked into and working on the change).

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How Stable Is The Optimal Golf Swing? And, My Personal Swing Journey Has Just Begun

If that sounds funny after 17 years of swing research, it probably should – but I’m just now completing my model of what my theoretical optimal golf swing should be, and going forward, I get to hone that motion for myself!

I said at the outset, “I’m going to find a proper golf swing if no one else can teach it to me, and if it has already been discovered, I’ll find it – or build my own.”

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The Leverage Is Real… And It’s Spectacular

Today is the day I’ve been waiting for since beginning my golf swing research back in the spring of 2005 (I remember the day, because it was U.S. Open Saturday and I had gone to the range for the first time in years before Tiger’s tee time that day).

I didn’t make the perfect swing today, but I finally got everything in place to swing with maximum leverage and, man, does it ever feel different from the way I’ve been doing it over the years.

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Even When Not Perfect – You Can Be Pretty Good (Two 5 Irons @ TXG The Same Distance)

I’ve been looking through my removed posts and found the one I had on my 5 irons at the TXG facility back in 2018, when I was just getting numbers for my clubs.

Now, you all know I’m not happy with how I swung the club back in 2018, because of two things specifically, the left-dominant setup/action and my grip.

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Take A Look At My Balance & Setup In 2018

Note: This is a blog post I may have posted back on March 2nd of 2021, but for some reason I don’t remember it, and ran across it in my Drafts Folder.

What I want to show in the face-on video how my balance and weighting were much better than of recent sessions – it’s possible the 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic affected my feel for the setup, but I’m working on it at present for the next session.

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Take A Look At My Balance & Pivot From 2018

Note: This is a blog post I may have posted back on March 2nd of 2021, but for some reason I don’t remember it, and ran across it in my Drafts Folder.

What I want to show in the face-on video how my balance and weighting were much better than of recent sessions – it’s possible the 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic affected my feel for the setup, but I’m working on it at present for the next session.

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How Important Is The Setup In The Swing?

The issue of balance and weighting at address is a fundamental one, as I’ve said before the only contact we have with the ground is with our feet during a normal swing, so how we stand over the ball is as critical as… the grip.

There was a time when I didn’t actually swing left-dominant with my golf swing – that was something that happened, as I’ve alluded to before, when I was foolish enough to listen to Moe Norman talk about how he swung with his left arm, back when I began my golf swing research in the spring of 2005.

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The Picture Clears – It’s The Setup Balance

Just to show you how pernicious the effects of dropping one’s guard on the setup (most have already said, “one careless swing ruined my round,” but was it the swing or the setup before the swing?), I believe I’ve found my bugaboo of the last five years.

Well, of course, the final bugaboo, because I’ve had to change my grip (’19) and finally late in ’21 figured out I was swinging with the wrong side dominant – the last bugaboo in my personal swing modeling is what I was doing wrong with my setup balance.

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Down & Through, That Is The Purpose

Game versus Sport, the eternal balancing act of golf, dictates that even mechanically-iffy swings can be successful given good impact conditions and an overall great short game.

But there is a reason you don’t see anyone anywhere swinging like Moe Norman, the man who could hit the ball practically dead straight – and we’re talking so little side-spin that the first time Moe was ever analyzed on a launch monitor, it was thought to be malfunctioning.

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