Category Archives: Dustin Johnson

FYI – I Wasn’t Planting The Heel

I have received some email inquiries about the right-dominant swing motion I posted a couple of days ago, and I suppose many of the Wax Golf readers currently visiting the site weren’t around in September of 2015, when I released the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing” video.

If you have it, then I would suggest re-viewing the portion on the so-called “modern golf” version of the MCS swing, wherein I explained the nature of the “floating heel.”

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Dustin Johnson, The Exception Proving The Rule?

dustin-johnson-topI have to say that, having always enjoyed watching Dustin Johnson play (I first wrote about his swing back in 2010, I believe), I am really enjoying his taking over the #1 World Ranking in golf.

Q: Why would I?  

After all, isn’t he a “modern golf swing” player with a planted heel, which violates the very tenets of a mechanically-sound swing?

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Dustin Johnson Grabs #1 – Jason Day Fading

dustin johnsonYou all know that I used to be very high on Jason Day, to the point where I was saying, in a stock market term, that I’d be buying Day and selling Jordan Spieth, even with Day’s back ailments.

But that was then, and this is now – I predicted that Dustin Johnson would pass them both, and now he has, with his win yesterday to take the Genesis Open title at Riviera Country Club.

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On Positive AoA With A Forward-Leaning Shaft (It’s Still Hitting “Up”)

rory-impact2First, I have been getting a lot of questions regarding Frank Nobilo since his shout-out last Saturday.

The truth is, I have never publicly talked about our conversations because I enjoy our back and forths, and I wasn’t going to advertise that we talk in an attempt to gain anything from it other than the pleasure of our discussions.

That said, the cat is out of the bag, and FN said quite logically that there’s nothing wrong with simply saying that we like to talk swing together, so let’s move on

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Dustin Johnson’s Swing Numbers (Still 185mph+ Ball Speed)

dustin-johnson-numbersNow, I know that you have to keep reinventing the wheel when it comes to marketing and hype, but I don’t get why GolfDigest is so breathless about Dustin Johnson’s driver numbers when they are largely the same as they were over a year and a half ago.

If you were around at the beginnning of 2015, you’ll remember that TaylorMade had a commercial out showing that Dustin was getting really good numbers with his Aero Burner driver, and let’s compare the numbers on two drives from then, and now.

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Dustin Johnson Is Simply Awesome

dustin johnson topIf you’ve been paying attention to this season’s PGA Tour events, you may still have missed out on the sleeper player of the year so far, and that’s Dustin Johnson.

It’s not just the first major win, taking the U.S. Open at Oakmont – that doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of a season that is taking on epic proportions for DJ.

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Dustin Johnson & Brooke Henderson On A Roll…

hendersonThese are assorted post-Holiday thoughts, well, post-Holiday for Canada (July 1st National Holiday) while my American neighbors kick their national festivities into high gear today.

First things first – congrats to Canadian LPGA member Brooke Henderson, who at 18 years of age captured her 3rd LPGA Tour victory (including that major last month), and her 2nd straight Portland Classic title.

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Jordan Spieth & Dustin Johnson Paired Together @ Bridgestone

 

dustin johnson topIf you’re looking for an interesting pairing in today’s 1st round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Dustin Johnson, reigning U.S. Open Champion and Jordan Spieth have just teed off and will be playing together today and tomorrow, with Justin Rose rounding out the 3-some.

I don’t normally watch 1st and 2nd rounds of non-major events anymore due to the abysmal televised coverage, I will settle in to watch this particular pairing.

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Q: “What Is ‘Leverage?'” A: It Means Using The Lower Body…

hogan-pivot2The question I was asked via an emailed query is very straightforward :

You constantly refer to “leverage” as the source of MCS power. No doubt you’re right. But I wish I had a clearer idea of what is being levered, what mechanical advantage is obtained thereby and how this increases clubhead speed.

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