Category Archives: Impact

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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Universal Principles Apply To Proper Mechanics

One of the things I can’t stress enough is the bias and tilt in the MCS Golf Swing setup, because if you look at the greatest swingers, certain principles are universal.

In fact, I set up a few principles a few years back while developing what is now the final MCS model, when I identified several universal swing principles for effective swinging, whether you want to swing exactly MCS or not.

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No Turn In The Down Swing – Driver & Iron

As I’ve been saying with regards to optimal technique for power production and accuracy/consistency, the tendency to turn toward the target during the down swing makes it very difficult to build a repeating swing without years and hours of practice and swinging.

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Why The Cupped Leading Wrist At Address But Straight At Impact?

I was chatting with Jason today on his swing and we went over a couple of things to do with his setup.

I noticed that he was pushing his hands a little too far to the target at address, with a straightened leading wrist, and when I mentioned to him the way to fix this, we got into a discussion on the difference between impact and setup and why they are so.

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Why You Aren’t “Flipping” With A Proper Release

I hope everyone in the colder regions is staying warm and toasty, as a snowstorm closes in on our own area.  It isn’t the snow but the temps that are getting crazy.

As for the post title, let me wonder out loud or online how exactly the Modern Golf Swing figures things out, because almost none of it makes any sense when you think about it.

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No Wonder Tiger Woods Keeps Double-Crossing His Fade

This wouldn’t be the 1st thing that has Tiger Woods double-crossing himself – the whole “swing left” move where you’re coming down on plane and then trying to yank the club left at impact.

How can anyone be surprised when the ball goes left?!?

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Square To Square To Square

If you’ve heard the “Square To Square To Square” bit of jargon in the recent blogs I’ve conducted with Fluffy and you are a little fuzzy on the concept, it’s about having the neutral grip so that you won’t have to manipulate the club face through impact.

 I took a swing from the summer where I got that down pretty well, but then again, if I were to practice every day as a competitive amateur or pro, I’d be looking for this every time.

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More Proof On Setup & MCS Mechanics = Optimal Ball-Striking

I had some posts from earlier in the spring where I talked about how I could prove that a lot of the Modern Golf Swing stuff is completely off the mark when it comes to ball-striking.

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Look At Mike Dunaway’s Leg Action

If you watch Mike Dunaway down the line in the below gif, you’ll see what I’m always harping on with regards to the hips and legs powering the pivot.

I’ve been watching this gif for a different reason, because I can’t get past Dunaway’s swing.

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