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Today I want to return to a familiar theme.
I asked a gentleman a while back, during one of our many back-and-forths on email regarding the Austin/Dunaway swing, why he was discussing it with me.
When I posted a while back on Mike Dunaway’s three different planes (address, at the top and impact), I had only just done an analysis of his swing down the line to notice it.
Well, you’ll recall that I said I’ve implemented as much of Austin/Dunaway principles into the MCS Golf Swing model as I could without actually making it the Austin/Dunaway model, and this is another thing you can add.
I was keeping this under my hat because I knew it was close to the end of the season in these parts (I probably won’t be out again, as my facility is scheduled to close Sunday and rain/cold will prevail til then), and I didn’t want to promise anything I couldn’t deliver.
However, the past few weeks have been more than just my fun with the Austin/Dunaway project – you all know I’ve been looking deep into Mike Dunaway’sleveraging and pivot action to see how to MCS‘ize it.
I had someone with whom I’m working on his swing ask me, when I told him that squatting in the setup will interfere with hip turn, that it seemed to him that this was what I was doing during the down swing.
I sometimes struggle with finding ways to prove things about Mike Dunaway, because he never played competitive golf and his long drive days (of the sort that inspired Art Sellinger, founder of Long Drivers Of America) were long before the advent of YouTube.
Therefore, you don’t see a lot of “proof” of how powerful and long Dunaway was other than things like LDOAnaming him the Father of Modern Long Drive and awarding him a lifetime achievement prize for his pioneering work.
I caught sight of a great Sam Snead swing on Twitter today, and I have to tell you all, I could watch this man swing all day long and some nights to boot.
I’d say that Sam Snead has the best self-taught swing of all time. It would be hard to argue, because I would actually rate his swing as on par with Jack Nicklaus’ swing, just that Nicklaus had a better over-all game to go with the swing.