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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.
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.
Besides having figured out how Dunaway’s stance was different from what you usually see with the golf swing, I’m seeing right now how vital the pre-swing “press” that Dunaway used in his 375 yard drives demo was.
It works much the way I built my setup for the New MCS swing model from 2013 after I had left the Austin/Dunaway camp.
That’s right – all of the people who are angst-ridden and feel you’ll never be able to swing powerfully because you “pull” the club down from the top, are actually not making the wrong motion.
It’s just that “pullers” fail to properly sequence the down swing (although a lot of it has to do with the setup and back swing pivot rather than what happens on the down swing) and pull on the wrong angle.
As you all know, I’ve been looking into various aspects of the MCS Golf Swing model to ensure that there is a blueprint for producing one’s desired “optimal” golf swing within it.
There are a few things I’ve come across that could have been surprising but were, on second thought, absolutely logical, and that’s what you want – to be able to understand/explain the reasoning behind “how” and “why.”
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 →