Tag Archives: Address Procedure

So Many Thoughts About The MCS Model & Trusting Instincts

Warning: This is a miscellaneous mish-mash of thoughts and memories about this journey of mine, and how things I disregard as preposterous always seem to come back full circle.

So, if you’re interested in my personal journey, it’s a personal blog posting.

My first thought is, I still don’t know how I was ever able to make contact with a golf ball with any of the setups I’ve ever had, including my most recent one.

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This Is Your Athletic MCS Golf Swing – DTL

My 12 year old monitor expired today and I’m writing this post on my iPhone so I’ll make it brief:

I wrote last summer in August how one moment, while frustrated with my work on the MCS Classic Golf Swing model, I simply teed up a ball, set myself up over it and proceeded to smash it down the pipe. 

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It Just Hit Me – I Have A Left-Dominant Version Of The Model I’m Currently Building

Sometimes, you realize that all of the blood, sweat and tears you think you wasted on a wrong path or seeming dead-end was actually producing something of worth.

You’ll recall my saying not too long ago that the reason I didn’t think the standard Classic Golf Swing, while an excellent model that worked for the likes of Sam Snead to Jack Nicklaus, was optimal because of the setup.

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Why Build My Own Model? In One Word – Leverage

I’ve been going over the mechanics of my new model after having (hopefully) found my optimal setup for the address position.

I’ll be testing it all soon after the weekend and will answer the one question people may have about why I decided to take this route after so many years of swing research.

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Ironic – My “Athletic Model Project” Is The “Dunaway Project”

I’ll keep this short and sweet, but the specter of Mike Dunaway will not leave me alone – time and time again I’ve said “Aha, I’ve got him!” only to be proven wrong.

That could be about to change.

Mike Dunaway, you’ll recall, was a college American football player (I say American because I have European readers who call a different sport “football”), and I daresay he was a better athlete than I was.

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Outdoor Season Is Here – Almost (Plus Progress W/New Model)

My practice facility and the area golf courses have opened for the season, albeit each day’s operations depending on fair weather, but I imagine by next week they’ll all be open whatever the weather.

With that, I may have had my last session indoors at the Tracer Golf facility.  I wish I could say that I trusted the numbers but we’ve been over that, however I used the sessions to work on my new swing model, so it wasn’t a complete bust.

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The Kinetic Chain Made Me Change My Setup

Almost from the time I picked up a golf club, I could send the ball a good ways, even when I had no idea what I was doing.

Distance comes from speed and power.

Having played baseball among several sports as a youth, and having swung axes and sledgehammers from a young age living in the country and working on my father’s construction sites, I learned to utilize the Kinetic Chain quite effectively.

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I Want More Athletic Motion – Here’s July 2015

Before I get into this, there is nothing wrong with the standard Classic Golf Swing model that I built looking at the great swingers of the past.

What I did was create a neutral model, removing the idiosyncrasies if there were any, of those same swingers.

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Rough Stance & Pivot Action – Check

A report on the progress with my new “build it myself” golf swing model, and today I confirmed that my preferred and intuitive way to setup over the ball and also how to swing are on the right track.

I spent the session not trying to build the stance according to positions, but rather I just took a proper grip on the club and then set up to the ball based on what felt athletically correct.

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I Took The Traditional Classic Weighting/Balance…

… and went all the way to the other end of it, which didn’t work of course, but I worked my way back and found the middle ground that works, I believe.

I really don’t want to go into details about what I’m doing because, until I actually say there is a new model different from the standard Classic Golf Swing (and the MCS version which was presented in “E = MCS” and subsequent videos), I wouldn’t want people leaving that model.

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