Category Archives: Mike Dunaway

The Mystery Of Dunaway’s Low Leading Heel Pivot – No Mystery!

Those of you who have been around for a while know of my interest in the Dunaway pivot, mainly how he was able to have such a low trailing heel on the back swing.

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Swinging Like Mike Dunaway Day 2 – Better!

I got some swings in today and was very pleased with the progress.

Changing mechanics so drastically takes a little time to get used to, but today I got a much better setup going and also got more of the “ringing the bell” hip tilt going with the back swing and down swing.

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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 Tried The Mike Dunaway Model Today & More!

Yes, it’s odd that I have never tried to actually swing the Mike Dunaway model up to now, you might think.

However, remember that I spent years trying to replicate the swing of his mentor Mike Austin and concluded years ago that it wasn’t optimal from a playing golf standpoint because of the shifting head.

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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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Having Looked At The Trailing Heel/Impact – Looking At The Head

I spent a great deal of time this season making sure of the concept of the trailing heel at impact, which I’ve resolved to my satisfaction.

Now, I am looking at one more thing that I have had my eye on for some time.

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Here’s A New “Throwing” Concept – Straight Down

For those of you who have grown accustomed to the “throw release” concept of the power or trailing arm action, here’s one for you in order to really get the Mike Dunaway in your down swing – think “straight down” with your throw.

You all know that I’ve been pursuing Dunaway’s down swing action for my own particular MCS Golf Swing model, and let’s keep in mind that there can be many variations of the MCS swing action.

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