I sometimes struggle with finding ways to prove things about Mike Dunaway, because he never played competitive golf and his long drive days (of the sort that inspired Art Sellinger, founder of Long Drivers Of America) were long before the advent of YouTube.
Therefore, you don’t see a lot of “proof” of how powerful and long Dunaway was other than things like LDOAnaming him the Father of Modern Long Drive and awarding him a lifetime achievement prize for his pioneering work.
I caught sight of a great Sam Snead swing on Twitter today, and I have to tell you all, I could watch this man swing all day long and some nights to boot.
I’d say that Sam Snead has the best self-taught swing of all time. It would be hard to argue, because I would actually rate his swing as on par with Jack Nicklaus’ swing, just that Nicklaus had a better over-all game to go with the swing.
I noticed the odd time that I saw Tiger Woods driving (with driver, not a 3 wood or iron) that I was either dreaming or he had dropped off drastically in ball speed, measuring in the low 170s mph, when he’d been topping 180 mph regularly last season.
When I went to check his average club and ball speed for this current season however, I was shocked by the degree of drop-off.
I wrote recently about how I was eager to test out the Launch Monitor app called the B-Fit ball fitter from Bridgestone Golf, and I have every expectation that I will like it, based on how it uses high-speed video algorithms to gauge the metrics just like the $20K pro machines do.
File this under “it was going to happen sooner or later,” although I’m a little surprised by how quickly it has occurred – in his first season as a pro and at age 23, Cameron Champhas WD’d from the Players Championship with a back injury.
I was following his progress yesterday during the second round to see if he could improve on his 78 from Thursday when I glanced at the Leaderboard shortly after posting my piece, to see a WD beside his name.
After a winter off and having had to even take swinging indoors off for a few weeks (rib injury unrelated to golf), I am stoked to get the new season underway.
Right now, having no nearby place to hit balls indoors (as the Metro Golf Dome was destroyed by a record snowfall and is out of commission for the foreseeable future), I am patiently awaiting the outdoor season to arrive.
He’s now got another win in the early ’19 season, taking the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a Classic Golf Swing action (using the hips & legs to power the swing rather than lower back twisting with restricted hip turn).
One of the things I can’t stress enough is the bias and tilt in the MCS Golf Swing setup, because if you look at the greatest swingers, certain principles are universal.
In fact, I set up a few principles a few years back while developing what is now the final MCS model, when I identified several universal swing principles for effective swinging, whether you want to swing exactly MCS or not.