Category Archives: Long Driving

Hitting The Ping G20 – Oh My… (Gifs)

As you all know, I usually swing to play a fade, because most people will either play a fade or draw depending on how they come through impact.

Today however, I was working on my positioning to get the deepest possible “drop” in my “Drop & Pop,” which makes it easier to shape a draw if you’re a natural fader, and the results were… interesting!

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John Daly – Still An All-Time “3 To 9”

If you’re looking to see how much power and speed you can generate when you get a proper down swing release action from the “3 To 9” phase, John Daly is still an all-time example.

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Luke List – How About That Swing?

If you want to see what I would call a great swing on the PGA Tour (because I don’t say that about many swings in this Modern Golf Swing era), I got a look at Luke List this week.

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Blast From the Past – Driving a 350 Yard Hole

6th-hole-350-yardsIt seems winter is conspiring against me, knowing how eager I am to get back out there for the 2014 season and seeing how it’s still freezing out there.  

At least most of the snow and ice are gone with a recent couple of days above zero, but come on… last year, we were out of doors (with some ranges, including my facility) by mid-March.

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Return of “Push-Pull” Golf Swing Theory

Drv2 July 26 (1)I wrote a post a couple of years ago about how the golf swing consists of a “Push” (the right hand and arm in a right-hander’s swing) and a “Pull” (the leading side leverage).

Now that I’ve explained a little bit of the leading side leverage, I think I’ll be able to expand more on the Push-Pull aspect of my theory on MCS motion.

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Ryan Winther 2012 Remax Long Drive Champ

Originally posted at DJ Watts Golf on October 31, 2012

I was just looking at Ryan Winther (Winner 2012 Remax Long Drive) and see some things that are very similar in the way I myself swing a club.

Not everyone looks the same when they swing, even using the same technical principles. This is because of infinite variations between any two people (even two relatively the same size) in weight, strength, agility, athletic aptitude, etc.

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“Pull & Push” The Golf Swing

Originally Published August 11, 2011 on the DJ Watts Golf Blog.

The title was originally “Push & Pull,” however after receiving an email from a reader on the subject, I agree that the term should be “Pull & Push” based on the sequence of actions in this motion

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Mike Dunaway, Long Drive Pioneer

Originally Posted on the Smash Golf Blog June 15, 2010

Thanks to Jarre for linking to this definitive video clip of a very young Mike Dunaway (look at that persimmon driver, this could have been filmed twenty years ago or more). It solves for me the mystery once and for all – there is no such thing as a mechanically-correct “modern swing” (planted heel action). Continue reading