Category Archives: Mike Dunaway

I Used A Combo Of Austin/Dunaway To Build My MCS “Dunaway/Post-Modern” Model

Part I Of A Series

I said in my last post that I would call the MCS model based on the “shift-and-post” swing model pioneered by Mike Austin the “Dunaway” only because the model I built looks exactly like how Dunaway swung and not Austin.

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I May Have My “Post-Modern” Swing Model Completed (Dunaway)

As I said before, this would be an MCS swing model using the principles of the “shift-and-post” mechanical swing model pioneered by Mike Dunaway.

If anyone wants to ask why, since they were both based upon the same principles, it’s not based on Mike Austin’s (who was Dunaway’s mentor we all know), it’s because it looks like Mike Dunaway’s and not Mike Austin’s.

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Unseen Mike Dunaway – Modern Driver

Thanks again to A.H. for sending me these two angles of Mike Dunaway hitting a modern driver back around 2011.

I had always wondered what Dunaway or his mentor Mike Austin would have looked like hitting the modern drivers with the longer and flatter-lie graphite shafts, and here is big Mike D.

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The Post-Modern Golf Swing (Dunaway)

I’ve been doing some soul-searching this winter during my blogging hiatus and I was struggling with to how explain certain things about the Mike Dunaway swing model.

First of all, I was struggling with the very concept of calling it a “Classic Golf Swing” action because… it really isn’t.

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Mike Dunaway’s Address/Impact Shaft Planes

As I get deeper into Mike Dunaway’s entire swing, I would love you all to see something that blows away all of the stuff you hear about the best swingers having the same shaft plane at both address & impact.

This could have huge ramifications for MCS the swing model, which is why I want to point it out, besides showing yet another example of Modern Golf Swing instructions focusing on things that have little relevance to proper mechanics.

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So, MCS or Mike Dunaway? Here’s My Opinion!

This posting is actually just an elaboration on the comment responding to peterallenby2013’s comment on yesterday’s posting.

peterallenby2013 has been a long-time and much-appreciated (by me) member of WAX Nation and I was struck by his kind words in the comment he left.

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Dunaway’s Swing Was So Different – All Leverage

I’ve been harping about Mike Dunaway’s leveraged swing for some time now and I can say, as I close in on exactly what he was doing and how to replicate it, that I don’t know of any other move in golf like what he did.

I said after my initial attempt to reproduce Dunaway’s action that there were a couple of things I had to adjust.

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I’m Going To Try Something Next Time Out…

I’ve spent the weekend clarifying for myself exactly why Mike Dunaway had the back pivot shift with a stable down swing head position and found something very interesting in the process.

I’ve been saying that for maximum accuracy and consistency/repeatability, you want to swing with a stable head position throughout the swing, but that you might sacrifice some power/speed doing so. Continue reading

Fascinating Stuff – Head Stability & Impact Trailing Heel Link

I’m getting closer to resolving both issues of the head stability (shift or no shift?) and the trailing heel impact position, and I made a link today between the two, believe it or not.

It’s all due to the way the body is built to move and, from where I can see things at the moment, there is a direct link between having a flat or low trailing heel at impact versus one that is higher and whether or not your head shifts on the back pivot.

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