Category Archives: Impact

Golf Swing Theory – The Search For Truth Is Not A Straight Road

I’ve been troubled by something this entire year while trying to swing along the lines of the MCS Golf Swing model I finalized two years ago.

I also released the MCS Golf Swing eBook 1st Edition last year with the intention of quickly editing and releasing a Final Edition, and I’m very happy that I haven’t yet done so, as I was waiting until I’d finished looking into certain things.

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Setup Allows You To Just Swing “And Let The Ball Get In The Way”

This is the concept that the Iron Byron uses, or any other hitting or swinging machine.

The Iron Byron does not “swing at the ball,” rather it just swings the club attached to its arm and the ball simply gets in the way.

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Setup Looking Better! 7i & 4i Swings (Video – 2 Angles)

I have been working on my setup with regards to the down the line aspect and I nailed it on some swings yesterday, with a little more work to do to get my regular setup as good as the best ones.

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Athletic Instinct Proves The MCS Tilted Setup

I’m still not ready to show video of my swings, because believe it or not, I am moving ever closer to the optimal model and even Tuesday’s swings will likely be obsolete by the next range session.

Actually, let’s change “likely” to “definitely,” because I already know my adjustment for that and that it will change my address appearance (down the line more than anything) and likely the entire swing and impact, but that’s for another day.

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Tony Finau – “Short Back Swing, Low Impact Heel Power” Exhibit A

If you are looking for a great example of how someone can generate power with a short back swing and proper leverage evidenced by a low trailing heel impact, then look no further than one Tony Finau.

Yes, he’s a very tall player with long limbs (levers), but when you look at how ridiculously short his back swing is and how effortlessly he’s leveraging the club, you will realize that Finau could be monstrous-long, a good deal longer than he already is, with an adjustment or two.

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Matt Wolff’s Excellent “3 To 9” – But About That Left Foot Action

If you have been looking at repeat NCAA Div 1 Champion Matt Wolff’s swing, you’re sure to be distracted by his funky-looking back swing and top position, but when you look at the part that really matters, it’s pretty darned good.

I’ll show you his down swing after the club has reached the plane of a more orthodox-looking swing, and you can see an excellent “3 O’Clock” position (other than the high trailing heel, but that’s an optimal matter, not a mechanically-unsound one), and a pretty good impact:

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I’m Learning From My Own Model – The Trailing Heel

We recently had some convo in the comments section regarding my frustration with how the optimal MCS Golf Swing model has a flat-to-very-low trailing heel at impact (for leveraging and “using the ground”purposes).

Once again, my failure to execute the swing to achieve this stems from my not following my own dictates with the model.

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More Proof On Acceleration & Peak Club Speed

I am still shaking my head about the ridiculous claim by Peter Kostis on CBS’ Masters Saturday¬†broadcast, claiming that top club head speed will occur well before impact, and if you still need proof of this, I have it below.

He showed a clip of Brooks Koepka, if you’ll remember, claiming that the analysis machine had B.K.’s top club head speed at¬†126 mph about 18″ or 45 cm before impact, and an actual club impact speed of 120 mph.

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Sam Snead Proves Mike Dunaway’s Flat/Low Impact Heel

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 LDOA naming him the Father of Modern Long Drive and awarding him a lifetime achievement prize for his pioneering work.

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“Using The Ground” = “LOL”

I am betting you’re going to hear a lot of the “using the ground” and/or “vertical lift” nonsense this coming weekend during the television coverage at the Players Championship.

This of course refers to the insane rationalization the analysts are making trying to explain why certain swingers’ leading feet are flopping and flying all over the place through impact.

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