Tag Archives: DJ Watts

Check Out This Slammed Driver Footwork (Low Heel Impact)

I was able to get out to the range today to see how the adjustments to my setup worked out, and I was quite pleased with the results.

I don’t know if I’ll be able to get a much better impact position than I did today with regards to the footwork, but while I continue to look at video, you can have a look at a drive that I absolutely slammed.

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I’m Learning From My Own Model – The Trailing Heel

We recently had some convo in the comments section regarding my frustration with how the optimal MCS Golf Swing model has a flat-to-very-low trailing heel at impact (for leveraging and “using the ground”purposes).

Once again, my failure to execute the swing to achieve this stems from my not following my own dictates with the model.

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Million Views Monday! Thank You, WAX Nation! (And Latest SwingRite Action)

I am pleased and more than a little humbled to say that the WAX Golf blog has officially passed 1 million views as of today.

Thanks to WAX Nation, and the nearly 10,000 comments that you’ve all contributed to the discussion on mechanically-correct golf swing principles.

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My Most Leveraged Swing Model – The Aha Moment

I have so many swings on file in my archives, it is always a treat to go back to a particular month or year to look at what I was doing in my swing research.

I would also break my research progress down into at least 2, if not 3 separate phases.

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Season Day 2 Video – Driver (How I Make A Swing Change)

I went about it all wrong on Monday when I hit the range for my first swing session since last summer.

First off, I made adjustments to my action as I have been writing about, during the winter layoff, and when I got back out there, I was trying to do it all at once.

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More Proof On Acceleration & Peak Club Speed

I am still shaking my head about the ridiculous claim by Peter Kostis on CBS’ Masters Saturday¬†broadcast, claiming that top club head speed will occur well before impact, and if you still need proof of this, I have it below.

He showed a clip of Brooks Koepka, if you’ll remember, claiming that the analysis machine had B.K.’s top club head speed at¬†126 mph about 18″ or 45 cm before impact, and an actual club impact speed of 120 mph.

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Feel Isn’t Real – At First…

I am still waiting for conditions in this area to allow some good swinging and video-taking, but while doing so, I’ve been getting my swing muscles back into shape after a long season off (I haven’t hit a ball in about 9 months to date), and I discovered something surprising today.

I’ve been working on the speed aspect of the pivot, just trying to get raw speed with the SwingRite, and take a look at the top position of my absolute fastest swings through the bottom:

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How To Turn “Feel” Into Solid Mechanics (Or At Least How I Did It)

I’ve been talking about how I tightened up my pivot action and got a lot more pop in my down swing over the winter, and there’s a process you can follow to get the same results for those times you feel you really “got hold of one” with a swing.

I don’t like the process of trying to convey one’s “feels” to another, but for yourself, the “feels” are the key to your own swing.

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For Proper & Smooth Release, Swing Down & Through

Whether you’re swinging a Driver or wedge, the key to a proper and smooth release is to swing down and through, without trying to actually strike the ball itself (which will make you ball-oriented and prone to reacting to it instead of just swinging).

I’ve talked about how you don’t swing at the target, but you also shouldn’t swing to “hit down” on the ball with irons and wedges either – down and through in one continuous motion is the way to get your best results.

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More Junk Science From CBS & Modern Golf (You Won’t Believe This)

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any crazier with Modern Golf Swing concepts and junk science, I saw something this weekend that literally had me shaking my head and laughing during the segment.

I had actually forgotten about it, so silly was the premise, but Walter brought it back to mind yesterday in a comment.

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