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This Would Be The Greatest Swing Model

I hypothesized a few years ago about my vision of the Classic Golf Swing having the regular pivot action on the back swing, but with a Mike Dunaway-esqe leverage and impact position, which never came to fruition.

After several attempts at it, and a whole summer spent on it, I nearly gave up on it – actually, I did give up on it until this morning when, while going back and forth between the Classic and the Post-Modern, I began to make some very fast Classic pivot swings and then noticed something.

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No Coincidences – Greg Norman Best Persimmon Driver Ever

When it comes to the Classic Golf Swing, I’ve always used Jack Nicklaus as an example of a near-optimal motion, but there’s someone else who has been overlooked, even though I mention him quite a bit.

That person is Greg Norman, who is considered to be the best ever driver using a persimmon club when you take into account driving distance and accuracy.

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My Post-Modern May Be More MA Than MD

As I’ve looked deeper into the Post-Modern Golf Swing model on which I’ve been working the last year in addition to making sure my Classic Golf Swing model was optimal, I took a turn this past weekend while continuing the work.

As you all know, I do a lot of tinkering with the models while trying  to determine what is optimal, so I’m constantly changing balance, weight distribution etc., to make sure I’m not overlooking anything.

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Speed Work – 190 MPH Ball Speed 128 MPH Club

That’s according to the launch monitor at TracerGolf, where I registered a drive with 128 mph club speed and 190 mph ball speed yesterday.

I didn’t bother with video or still pics because I was focused on the work at hand and wasn’t about to start messing around with the camera.

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Tracer Golf Scouting Trip – Workable

I took a field trip to the Tracer Golf facility in my backyard and overall had no issues with it.

I didn’t shoot any swing videos because 1) I was wearing sweats and sneakers and 2) I wanted to just see how the facility worked as far as being able to video record, as well as get some swings in.

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July DTL vs Yesterday (Improvement Notes)

Some of you, I’m sure, look at my swing clip offerings and think, “there’s no change, what’s he talking about?”

I wouldn’t blame you, because one rarely ever makes radical changes to one’s swing when using the exact same model, but I can show you what I see different in my swing from July to yesterday, showing the improvements I’ve made working on my setup and pivot.

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The Quiet Power Of Leverage (Diagonal & Reverse Angles)

I was struck today watching the Pro Long Drive World Championship when I had a glance at the Seniors Final, after I’d taken in the Open Final yesterday.

Right off the bat, what I noticed was that the Senior swingers have far better technique than the younger Open competitors, and the reason for this is obvious – the older you get, the higher the risk of injury in something like a high-powered golf swing, so you’d better get mechanically-sound if you don’t want to snap something.

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Geek 6 Degree Driver – Lift Off

In case you’re wondering how to hit a very low-lofted Driver, there are two keys – the very first is Attack Angle, because without a lot of loft to create backspin lift, you must create the lift yourself.

The second is impact velocity – the ball will be spinning lower than one launched at the same angle as a higher lofted club, so you need impact velocity to get as much spin as you can because of course, spin increases with higher velocity contact.

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I’ve Done It – Closing In On Optimal (Driver Swings)

Not perfectly executed (a little too wide a stance for perfect), but here is what I expect to see from myself swinging according to the MCS Classic Golf Swing model.

I have never been happier looking at my own swing, and to be honest, these swings are definitely good enough to feature as the swing for an MCS video, finally.

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No, It’s B+ For Setup & F For Execution (Further Analysis)

Friday was very instructive, as it finally gave me the insight on how I was failing on the setup for my swing model in Friday’s session.

That said, as I mentioned that I had made an adjustment on the leading wrist which I didn’t get on video for either irons or Driver, I don’t know for sure if I had actually nailed it at the end, because I have nothing at which to look.

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