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My Original Theory – Proving It With The Dunaway Model

I had a theory when I first began to really get into swing mechanics, and it’s a simple one from a lifetime of observation/participation in various sports.

It is, simply: the technique for producing maximum power with mechanically-correct motion will also be the technique that provides maximum accuracy & repeatability.

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The Three Pivots Of Classic & Post Modern

I hope everyone had a safe and sound weekend in WAX Nation – I was working on my pivot today & thought I’d share my observations on there being actually 3 pivots for the Classic & Post-Modern Golf Swing models.

The first, as we have been looking at it for years, is obviously the pure rotational Classic Golf Swing pivot, where you turn the torso and shoulders using the hip & leg action.

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I Used A Combo Of Austin/Dunaway To Build My MCS “Dunaway/Post-Modern” Model

Part I Of A Series

I said in my last post that I would call the MCS model based on the “shift-and-post” swing model pioneered by Mike Austin the “Dunaway” only because the model I built looks exactly like how Dunaway swung and not Austin.

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I May Have My “Post-Modern” Swing Model Completed (Dunaway)

As I said before, this would be an MCS swing model using the principles of the “shift-and-post” mechanical swing model pioneered by Mike Dunaway.

If anyone wants to ask why, since they were both based upon the same principles, it’s not based on Mike Austin’s (who was Dunaway’s mentor we all know), it’s because it looks like Mike Dunaway’s and not Mike Austin’s.

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Winter Is Over & I’m Baaaaack…

It’s going to take a couple of weeks to get back up to speed and some semblance of normality here, having been away for over four months, but I’m back, WAX Nation!

I was planning to get back in a couple to a few more weeks but with the coronavirus shutdown, I find myself with the time now rather than later to get back to things.

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Unseen Mike Dunaway – Modern Driver

Thanks again to A.H. for sending me these two angles of Mike Dunaway hitting a modern driver back around 2011.

I had always wondered what Dunaway or his mentor Mike Austin would have looked like hitting the modern drivers with the longer and flatter-lie graphite shafts, and here is big Mike D.

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Mike Trout Goes Classic Golf Swing = 180 MPH Ball Speed

Now, Mike Trout is a professional baseball player and he hits a prodigious ball in his own sport, but come on, Modern Golf Swing proponents.

180 mph ball speed from a guy likely using a borrowed metal-wood (it wasn’t a driver), and in street shoes, while barely turning a hair?

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Blake Elliott Wins Mackenzie Tour-Canadian Tour Q School

I got great news on the Blake Elliott front that I want to share with you all – he’s won the Mackenzie Tour-Canadian Tour Q-School and has full exempt status for the 2020 season!

Not bad for a kid who went from junior college his freshman year to McNeese State University on a transfer, to winning an event in his junior year, to winning 2 events his senior year along with the Southland Conference Player Of The Year before turning pro last summer.

Hearty congrats to him and his family!

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Why Is The PGA Tour No Longer Providing Radar Info??

This is something I noticed early in January but I figured perhaps there hadn’t been enough events played to furnish initial data – but it’s now nearly March.

Has anyone else noticed that the PGA Tour website is no longer providing Shotlink radar data, which would include club impact speed, ball speed, launch angle, spin rates, etc?

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