Category Archives: Smash Golf Archive

My 373 Yard Drive – Smash Golf Archive

dj-mps-b-impact.jpgOriginally published September 18, 2009

I’ve been doing some stuff getting ready for Easter weekend and seeing if the weather would be good enough to go to the range today, but does’t look good.

I thought I’d post another oldie from the Smash Golf blog when I was playing golf the summer of ’09 rather than doing range work.

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Smash Golf – Nearly Driving a 360 Yard Hole & 360 Yard Drive

18th-holeI’ve dug up a couple more posts from my summer of playing golf back in 2009 (and actually the first posting is from the summer of 2010, about a month after the Smash Golf MCS video release).

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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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Controlling Power With The Hips

*Originally published on the Smash Golf blog Jan 6, 2011 – still relevant!

If you have a proper address position (again, the Fundamentals Trifecta comes into play in any discussion on the golf swing), the hips can play a very large factor providing the leverage needed to generate effortless power, even with irons.

In the iron swing photo below, you’ll see how much movement there is in my lower body, all with the intent of creating maximum leverage from the top of the back swing down through impact. Continue reading

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

Rory McIlroy’s Swing

Rory-McIlroy-001Originally posted on the Smash Golf blog July 22, 2009, edited to update content

Rory McIlroy has a great-looking swing motion. Very little lateral motion and a nice, pure rotation around the spine during the back swing.

He has a “Modern Golf Swing” which involves swing with both feet planted firmly on the ground to restrict the hip turn from Address to the Top.

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My 270 Yard 4 Iron

mcs 5 ironOriginally published on the Smash Golf blog Sept 2, 2009

I was playing a round of golf yesterday working out more of the swing adjustment I made last week, and I was using irons off the tees on a few of the par 4’s instead of my driver.

I do this when I want to work on my irons because when I hit Driver on par 4’s, I am always left with a wedge to the green, and playing golf with Driver-wedge not only gets boring, you don’t get to use the irons in the bag.

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