Category Archives: Classic Swing

Dustin Johnson Hits Jack’s Persimmon & Chris Kirk Is Dreaming

First of all, you can’t take much out the fact that Dustin Johnson hit Jack Nicklaus’ old persimmon driver 290 yards carry and 318 total distance, because I’m pretty sure he was hitting modern balls.

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How Far Would Dustin Johnson Drive It With MCS?

I ask this because it seems like a lot of effort that he makes for a superb athlete standing 6’4″ to drive it 300 carry and 310 total distance.

I found a Tweet from the PGA Tour’s account showing DJ (that one) hitting driver with some stats.

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Tiger Woods’ Health & Club Speed (Update – “Ice Baths?!?”

Update Below The Fold – And It Isn’t Good News **

I guess anyone watching the weekend’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational noticed that the announcers seems to be focused on Tiger Woods and his apparent stiffness, lack of energy and other things on the weekend.

I will admit that I only saw much of him on Thursday, because the weekend had me busy with family things and working on the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video.

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My Thoughts On Francesco Molinari’s Classic Swing Action

A WAX Nation citizen yesterday made a comment regarding Open Champion Francesco Molinari’s swing mechanics.

I have to say that I love how good some of you are getting a picking up on things on others’ swings!

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Molinari Wins The Open With A Classic Swing – “One Major Move”

Out of the scenarios I pointed out yesterday during the final round of the Open Championship, I completely overlooked one possibility, because he was playing such a quiet and overshadowed-by-his-playing-partner-Tiger-Woods round of golf.

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Ben Hogan And The Classic Swing Pivot

I’ve been watching the action in the final round of the Open Championship, and it seems that, while he’s hit a couple of shaky shots to end his front 9, Tiger Woods incredibly seems on course to bagging his 15th major tropy.

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Ben Hogan’s “Pivot Pivot” Action Was Misunderstood

It is likely because of the phrasing he used to describe his pivot, where he said he didn’t want his hips to move to the right on the back swing.

From there, you likely got the Modern Golf Swing mantra of restricting the hips on the back swing, which is completely off-base when you look at Hogan’s actual swing.

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Francesco Molinari Wins Quicken Loans (Classic Golf Swing)

If you watched the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National, you will have noticed Franceso Molinari (thanks to Mark for the heads-up, who won going away (8 shot margin).

Molinari, who measures a whopping 5’8″ in height (172 cm), put on a driving clinic and guess what?

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The “One Major Move” Is Even Simpler Than I Thought

I said in last year’s video on the golf swing, “E = MCS,” that the mechanics of the back swing pivot could be broken down into a very simple concept, which I termed the “One Major Move.”

When I began to look at my own “plane” with the left arm at the top and the down swing “slot,” I discovered that not only is the “One Major Move” the best way to make your pivot, it’s also the best way to swing on plane when you do it the way the model dictates.

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Flat Planes vs Steep Planes & “Flying Elbows,” “Across The Line”

Jason posted an excellent comment & query in the previous posting, where he made the connection to the things I’ve been changing in my own MCS Golf Swing to closer match the theoretical model.

He talked about Ben Hogan’s thoughts on the wrist action in the back swing affecting shot-shaping, and although I’ve been focused on Hogan’s pivot action, I found this interesting.

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