Category Archives: Classic Golf Swing

More Pieces Fall Into Place – The 2 Models

I’ve always said that I would only ever want to swing in one way, which is the optimal way in which to swing – however…

It would seem that there are two models of the golf swing I would consider optimal based upon how one swings or wishes to swing.

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I Made This GIF Six Years Ago – The Visual Hasn’t Changed

This was something I did while talking to the camera during my “MCS – Ultimate Leverage” video, released in early 2015, as some of you old-timers on the site will remember.

Over the intervening years, I made adjustments and changes to the model setup and slightly in the mechanics area, but the visual is still the same.

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Post-Two-Month Break – 190 MPH Ball Speed & Nearly 130 MPH Club…

I didn’t get quite get the new model nailed down today on my first foray back to hitting balls at the Tracer Golf facility.

I’ll be honest, however – I loved it every moment of it.

The most joy I’ve had in my swing research over the years have been in those solitary moments on the range or golf course, working on whatever it was I was after, and the process always gave me as much pleasure as the results.

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This Hybrid Model Has Snead’s Pivot Action

It is a little different from the way I built the original MCS Classic Golf Swing pivot on Ben Hogan’s action.

Hogan’s was such a good action, it was the perfect pivot, if you will, for swinging in the manner that my modeling has prescribed.

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Model Work Nearly There – Complete Overhaul

I had gotten as far as I was going to go with the Classic Golf Swing model on which I’ve been working since 2015.

While it was mechanically-correct, it was either that I wasn’t executing the principles properly or there was something missing.

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This Would Be The Greatest Swing Model

I hypothesized a few years ago about my vision of the Classic Golf Swing having the regular pivot action on the back swing, but with a Mike Dunaway-esqe leverage and impact position, which never came to fruition.

After several attempts at it, and a whole summer spent on it, I nearly gave up on it – actually, I did give up on it until this morning when, while going back and forth between the Classic and the Post-Modern, I began to make some very fast Classic pivot swings and then noticed something.

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No Coincidences – Greg Norman Best Persimmon Driver Ever

When it comes to the Classic Golf Swing, I’ve always used Jack Nicklaus as an example of a near-optimal motion, but there’s someone else who has been overlooked, even though I mention him quite a bit.

That person is Greg Norman, who is considered to be the best ever driver using a persimmon club when you take into account driving distance and accuracy.

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July DTL vs Yesterday (Improvement Notes)

Some of you, I’m sure, look at my swing clip offerings and think, “there’s no change, what’s he talking about?”

I wouldn’t blame you, because one rarely ever makes radical changes to one’s swing when using the exact same model, but I can show you what I see different in my swing from July to yesterday, showing the improvements I’ve made working on my setup and pivot.

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The Quiet Power Of Leverage (Diagonal & Reverse Angles)

I was struck today watching the Pro Long Drive World Championship when I had a glance at the Seniors Final, after I’d taken in the Open Final yesterday.

Right off the bat, what I noticed was that the Senior swingers have far better technique than the younger Open competitors, and the reason for this is obvious – the older you get, the higher the risk of injury in something like a high-powered golf swing, so you’d better get mechanically-sound if you don’t want to snap something.

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Geek 6 Degree Driver – Lift Off

In case you’re wondering how to hit a very low-lofted Driver, there are two keys – the very first is Attack Angle, because without a lot of loft to create backspin lift, you must create the lift yourself.

The second is impact velocity – the ball will be spinning lower than one launched at the same angle as a higher lofted club, so you need impact velocity to get as much spin as you can because of course, spin increases with higher velocity contact.

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