Author Archives: D Watts

You Won’t Believe How Easy These Swings Look…

I don’t myself, and I’m the one in the video!

These swings are from Monday, when I went to the range to get in some swing work and to focus on that “One Major Move” with the right arm and side.

I wasn’t swinging all-out, probably in the low-170 mph range with the regular driver (I had the radar out to keep an eye on the speed), but when I got home to look at the video, I was scratching my head.

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Dustin Johnson Proves MCS Theory Beats Modern Swing

**David D. sent me this Youtube clip…

How does he do that, when I’ve never met Dustin Johnson, who has likely never heard of DJ Watts or MCS Golf Swing theory?

Well, Dustin Johnson proves the MCS Theory by producing the same kind of ball speed numbers that I can – but he’s a 6’4″ PGA Tour player, ranked #1 in the world, and a far better athlete than I am!

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I Missed The Long Drive Window – However…

I unfortunately missed the window on a possible shot at competing in the Masters (Senior) class at the upcoming World Long Drive Championship in Oklahoma next month, due to the delays with the “E = MCS” video.

The weather wreaked havoc on my shooting schedule and delayed release nearly a month, and that month, if I had been able to complete the video in late June, would have given me the time to work out on the swing and gauge whether it would be feasible to give it a whirl.

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The EMCS Video Trailer Is Out

If you already downloaded and watched the “E = MCS” video, I’d love to hear what you think of the trailer I put up yesterday!

The feedback on the video itself has been better than I had imagined, certainly better than I had hoped – it seems that I underestimated just how simple the swing model can be, when I originally set out on this video.

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Is The Tide Turning On The Modern Golf Swing?

I ask that question, and of course I don’t know if it is or isn’t, but I fervently hope so, and I read something this morning that gives me this hope.

For a long time, I can remember being very lonely in my insistence that you don’t want to restrict the hip turn on your back swing pivot, because the lower back is nearly fused to the hips – I found this excellent description of the range of twisting motion you can expect from ┬áthe lower back or lumbar region:

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“3 O’Clock To 9 O’Clock” Is The Power Zone

Everything about the MCS swing model, being mechanically-correct, points to one thing, over and over – efficient power & speed production using your own body’s mass and leverage rather than muscle power when swinging the club.

There’s a point in the “E = MCS” swing video in which I talk about what happens after the “Drop” in the “Drop & Pop,” which is the down swing to and through impact, and let me show you all something here.

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Why The MCS Golf Swing IS “The Simplest Golf Swing Ever”

I’ve compiled some iron swings taken a couple of months back when I was producing the “E = MCS” video, because of course, the video is about how to swing, not a showcase for my own swing.

There are of course some of my swings in the video for demo purposes, but the place to really look at the MCS Golf Swing rather than learn how to swing this way, is here on the blog, where people can watch swing clips until their eyes fall out, if they wish.

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“One Major Move, Drop… And Pop…”

OK, I mentioned yesterday how, if you grasp the concept of the “Pressure Plate” transfer on the back swing and down swing, the pivot literally powers itself using the hips and legs.

I’ve got a couple of worm’s-eye view swings I recorded but didn’t use for the “E = MCS” video – basically, I was looking at getting a bunch of cool angles to view a swing, including overhead with a drone (which was kiboshed by the golf range, due to liability issues)…

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The Golf Industry Is Going To HATE My Video (Updated)

Update – I’ve just added a little swing montage of swings I took for the making of the video, not all of which made it out of the cutting room, halfway down the post. /update

I’ve said many times that the golf industry has no interest in making learning the golf swing easier.

Why would they? ┬áThe latest $500 driver relies on them telling you that it’s the answer to your problems – until the next $500 driver is the answer to your problems.

And of course, the idea that you could learn a workable and reliable golf swing and then need no further lessons or instructions other than a tweak once in a while… that would be disastrous.

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