Category Archives: Classic Golf Swing

Nice To See A Classic Golf Swing Online (Michael Block’s Son)

I came across this GolfDigestOnline article about Michael Block’s son who at eighteen years of age is swinging with a Classic Golf Swing and generating some serious speed with it.

Now, I wouldn’t exactly call it a “playing swing” in which he generates 132.7 mph club impact speed with a 3-wood, but even when he dials it down to a controllable action, he’s likely in the mid-to-high 120s mph with a driver, which is still fabulous considering Cameron Champ leads the PGA Tour at around 128 mph average club impact speed.

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So Many Thoughts About The MCS Model & Trusting Instincts

Warning: This is a miscellaneous mish-mash of thoughts and memories about this journey of mine, and how things I disregard as preposterous always seem to come back full circle.

So, if you’re interested in my personal journey, it’s a personal blog posting.

My first thought is, I still don’t know how I was ever able to make contact with a golf ball with any of the setups I’ve ever had, including my most recent one.

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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. 

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It Just Hit Me – I Have A Left-Dominant Version Of The Model I’m Currently Building

Sometimes, you realize that all of the blood, sweat and tears you think you wasted on a wrong path or seeming dead-end was actually producing something of worth.

You’ll recall my saying not too long ago that the reason I didn’t think the standard Classic Golf Swing, while an excellent model that worked for the likes of Sam Snead to Jack Nicklaus, was optimal because of the setup.

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Why Build My Own Model? In One Word – Leverage

I’ve been going over the mechanics of my new model after having (hopefully) found my optimal setup for the address position.

I’ll be testing it all soon after the weekend and will answer the one question people may have about why I decided to take this route after so many years of swing research.

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Ironic – My “Athletic Model Project” Is The “Dunaway Project”

I’ll keep this short and sweet, but the specter of Mike Dunaway will not leave me alone – time and time again I’ve said “Aha, I’ve got him!” only to be proven wrong.

That could be about to change.

Mike Dunaway, you’ll recall, was a college American football player (I say American because I have European readers who call a different sport “football”), and I daresay he was a better athlete than I was.

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I Believe My Instincts Were Correct – New Model

You’ll recall that the reason I’m building a new golf swing model is because the previous model I finished in 2017 was a generic, standard if you will, model that put together the similar things the greats did with regards to stance and pivot.

However, something about that standard model didn’t agree with me personally, no matter how well I struck the ball, because there was an element in the address that didn’t feel perfectly natural.

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What I SHALL Do With My Personal Model Once Proven

This is actually a Part II of the previous post in which I discussed Will Zalatoris’ back surgery and other things.

I will admit something at the expense of my ego – I am far too proud and too stubborn, because I deluded myself into thinking I could swing the way everyone else swings, despite a fundamental and significant deformity in my spine.

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Will Zalatoris Will Never Know He Could Have Saved His Back

He will miss the rest of the season having gone under the knife on his back, and we all know that once the surgeries begin…

You’ll recall my writing about him last year when he went down with the initial back woes and how I could show that the current “In The Know” characters were praising the same swing that broke his back not long before it happened.

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Outdoor Season Is Here – Almost (Plus Progress W/New Model)

My practice facility and the area golf courses have opened for the season, albeit each day’s operations depending on fair weather, but I imagine by next week they’ll all be open whatever the weather.

With that, I may have had my last session indoors at the Tracer Golf facility.  I wish I could say that I trusted the numbers but we’ve been over that, however I used the sessions to work on my new swing model, so it wasn’t a complete bust.

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