Category Archives: Long Driving

MCS Long Drive – “Using The Ground” (Video)

You all know that one of my pet peeves on golf swing analysis is the ridiculous “using the ground” excuse the analysts use when they simply have no clue what’s going on and still want to sound knowledgeable about what you’re seeing on your screen.

Simply, launching one or both feet into the air while swinging a golf club does nothing to add speed or power, rather it is an anti-injury move because the swinger is either not using a proper weight shift to the leading foot and/or doesn’t want to damage the leading leg or hip.

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Long Drive + “Perfect Pivot” = WOW (Day 2)

OK, you can probably tell I’m having some fun working out the last little details on my long drive swing action, but today was extra fun when I got home to look at the video.

I hit some awesome balls today after struggling through the first half of the bucket, all because I got sloppy with my posture – but when I realized what I was doing and straightened back up to a taller address, it was game, set and match.

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Long Drive Swing, Day One – Not Bad!

I have to say that getting out the long drive clubs yesterday, I didn’t expect much, as I haven’t really swung them since the late summer/autumn of 2015.

However, I wanted to see if my new adjusted setup and swing visuals that I’ve developed over the winter with the SwingRite would do for the long drive swing what it did for my regular golf swing.

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The Final Step – Part Two! (Long Drive)

OK, so I said the other day that I had found my optimal setup and mechanical action for the golf swing.

Well, that’s correct, but I omitted something – I am going to do the same thing with my long drive swing, because – you guessed it – the long drive swing is slightly different from the regular driver swing that you use for playing golf.

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“Lies, Damned Lies, And Statistics”

justin-thomas-post-impactOne of my favorite sayings from Mark Twain by way of Benjamin Disraeli, and this has come to mind since I caught some of the weekend coverage of the just-completed Honda Classic.

We have all heard about Justin Thomas and his length off the tee compared to his stature (and JT is an impressive golfer, which isn’t the point), but this is getting ridiculous.

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On Finding Mike Dunaway

md-dj-finishOnce again, I have proven to myself (if not to anyone else) that you really can’t figure out some things just by looking at them.

With the one exception of having figured out Ben Hogan’s pivot action simply by watching him in video clips and then mimicking the action, I haven’t ever figured out a swing move in any way other than having performed the action and then having seen that it was like someones else’s.

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I Didn’t Know What Leverage Was Before Last Night

swingrite-settingsSeriously, I didn’t have any idea what optimal leverage was until last night, when I went lower on the SwingRite setting than I’d even gone the last time I went at it.

The secret to power production and speed, as I’ve said, is to use leverage over muscle power, and of course, when you combine the two, explosive results await you.

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Trick Question On The “Dropping The Hammer” Concept

follow-throughI dug an old clip out from something I had sent to a former Remax World Champion long driver┬áback in late 2015 when we discussed swing mechanics, and I believe the same clip was posted to DJ’s Watering Hole some time around then.

Believe it or not, the “Dropping The Hammer” concept is not a new one – the only thing new is that I’ve figured out how to explain how it is I get that ball out there 350 yards and beyond when I put the club on it, whatever swing model it is I’m using.

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John Daly’s Son – Great Looking Classic Swing

little-johnI guess it would be no surprise that John Daly, one of the best swingers ever on the PGA Tour, when you’re talking about natural and classic swinging, has given some of that swing DNA to his son, “Little John…”

I would love to see a face-on view, but the action itself is classic John Daly, especially through impact.

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Rory McIlroy Showing How It’s Done – Crazy Driver Stats!

rory mcilroyIt looks like Rory McIlroy is finally getting some proper equipment (I mean, who really plays Nike clubs without being paid to do it?), and the results are spectacular.

I would say that, pound for pound (or kilo for kilo), Rory Mac is the longest driver by far on the PGA Tour, or at least he will be, if these numbers below carry out… and if you want to know how he’s doing it – athletic talent counts for a lot, but if you haven’t notice this, you haven’t been paying attention!

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