Category Archives: MCS Golf Swing

How To Improve Your Swing After 3.5 Weeks Without Hitting Ball (Improved Pivot)

I had a hunch, I wrote a couple of weeks back, about something I had been looking at 12 years back with regards to the relationship between the back pivot and the down swing involving the concepts of “push” and “pull.”

Seems I was right on the money back then, and it took looking at Mike Dunaway’s “Peace River” video demonstration of his own back pivot concept to spur me to check it out once more.

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Rory McIlroy Has Some Gosh-Darned Leverage

If you want to know why Rory McIlroy has so much power for a man standing 5’9″ and weighing all of 160 lbs, you only have to look at his down swing and impact/release to see why.

Forget all the nonsense you hear on television, the true secret of Rory’s power is the leveraging he creates both with his semi-classic pivot (heel comes up a little, but even that little gives him more hip turn than a fully planted pivot) and his down swing from the top.

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Don’t Tell Me What’s Happening, Tell Me HOW TO DO IT

If you were watching the CBS coverage from the Canadian Open today, you’ll have seen a swing breakdown on Rory McIlroy with Driver and how he gets positive (upward attack angle).

There was nothing technically wrong with saying to swing like Rory, but it was the whole thing once again on someone just telling you what they’re seeing, which you can see for yourself, and not a thing on how actually to swing like Rory.

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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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My Mizuno MP-14 Forged Irons

I had a pleasant surprise gift from The Welshman a couple of weeks back on my last session at the range, when we got together to hit some balls together after the long winter.

He had found a nice vintage set of Mizuno MP-14 forged blades (he likes to pore through sell sites like Kijiji exactly to find gems like this), and got them for me.

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Here’s Why I Do What I Do – PGA Instructor’s Email To Me…

I like to share uplifting stories, and you’ll remember WAX Nation that I mentioned to Fred Greene during our interview for his “Golfsmarter” podcast that when people tell me that I’ve helped them keep playing or begin playing golf again after back issues or other, it makes it all worth while.

I’ve corresponded for a time with a PGA of America instructor out in Arizona, and earlier in the week he emailed me with a great story about the MCS Golf Swing.

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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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You’ll See Action So Much Better AFTER You Do It (Ben Hogan & Mike Dunaway)

That sounds very counter-intuitive, I know, and it’s a little like the conundrum of the chicken versus the egg, but it’s been my experience.

Do you want to know why so few people understand or even get Ben Hogan’s pivot action?

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Closer To Dunaway, But Not There Yet…

I can tell that I’m getting closer because my down swing plane is shallowing out even more, and I can show some visual proof in the form of one of my better swings last year vs the last time I was at the range.

I went from a very steep plane that appeared at some point in my swing research years, to a fairly neutral plane, to one that is actually getting “under” the plane that is my shaft angle at impact.

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Catch Me On The “GolfSmarter” Podcast!

Update: The podcast episode is now out, you can find it here!

Hey, WAX Nation, I told you there would be things happening this year that were a little different, and here’s the first part!

I want to thank WAXGolf reader Paul Cervantes (who is himself a writer and golf enthusiast) for referring me to Fred Greene of the the “GolfSmarter” podcast (the highest rated and longest-running golf podcast, by the way, so Fred is a true pioneer of the modern era), and of course Fred for granting me an interview on his show.

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