Category Archives: Long Drive

Mighty Maurice Allen Drives Across Niagara Falls (Classic Swing BTW)

I don’t know how many of you remember John Daly’s attempt to drive a golf ball over the Niagara Falls gorge (in 2005, when he had his reality show “Daly Planet” on the Golf Channel).

He didn’t do it, but 2018 World Long Drive Champion Maurice Allen just became the first person ever to accomplish the feat.

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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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The More MCS (Mechanically-Correct), The More Similarities

I actually completed Part 1 of the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video on Thursday and sent it out to all of those on the waiting list – if you haven’t been checking your email and you pre-ordered, the download link is waiting for you!

I wasn’t expecting any feedback until everyone had viewed the entire video, but I have received a couple of emails that have me smiling, because this video was hugely delayed.

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BMW Championship Thread – Volvik Long Drive Edition

Today is a busy work day for me, so I’ll just offer a few thoughts as everyone gets ready for the season’s penultimate event, the BMW Championship.

I got an email from a WAX Golf reader who has experience in long driving and is very knowledgeable on biomechanics and the golf swing.

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Video: How Quiet Is A 330 Yard Drive Swing When It’s MCS?

I have a swing on video from the May session at TXG Golf that didn’t make it into the 5 drive series that I compiled to look at the Launch Monitor specs, this one being from my “warm-up.”

It was actually one of my longer drive carries, at 307 yards, and I just wanted to show how “quiet” a swing is when you leverage it properly.

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Natural Fader DJ Hits 325 Yard Draws At The Lab… (Preview)

I showed some data from May where I had gone to the TXG Golf facility in Toronto to show how the MCS Golf Swing model allowed me to drive the ball well upwards of 300 yard and to also create a positive Attack Angle to maximize drive distance.

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Build The Leverage Into Your Setup – Proper “Using The Ground!”

I have got some good stuff coming when our spring that won’t come finally gets here.

We’ve had no snow on the ground for weeks now but the temperatures stubbornly refuse to climb above freezing, so we hold…

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How Good Is Tim Burke’s Swing?

You would never know looking at his swing in the Instagram posting I saw on my feed this morning that Tim Burke is a 2-Time World Long Drive Champion (2013 & 2015), because this looks nearly like a standard swing.

I would love to see this same swing in a face-on view as you can never see everything in a swing from one angle, but down the line, Tim is looking nice, to say the least:

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Think Today’s Players Are Long? 1982 Long Drive…Wow!

I am currently fighting the flu and got out of bed to post this piece that I had written earlier for just this type of day…

One of the reasons I barely watch any televised golf, in addition to the execrable swing analysis regularly dished out, is the hype machine that exists to pump the modern players up as so strong, and so long, and so incredible when they are hitting 330 yard drives.

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“Using The Ground” They Just Can’t Help Themselves

Let me begin this post by stating that I love Wes Patterson’s long drive swing action, and I’m in no way criticizing him here.

He not only eliminated the #1 Ranked swinger (Maurice Allen) the day before in the Round of 32, he’s got the classic lifting heel pivot, the awesome right-tilting spine at impact with the head behind the right knee, and a flawless left side position.

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