Considering he’s a very powerful swinger with a Gumby-like gift of flexibility, he actually got away with it far longer than he should have. Continue reading
I found a Tweet from the PGA Tour’s account showing DJ (that one) hitting driver with some stats.
The question I was asked via an emailed query is very straightforward :
You constantly refer to “leverage” as the source of MCS power. No doubt you’re right. But I wish I had a clearer idea of what is being levered, what mechanical advantage is obtained thereby and how this increases clubhead speed.
I don’t get why GolfDigest is so breathless about Dustin Johnson’s driver numbers when they are largely the same as they were over a year and a half ago.
If you were around at the beginnning of 2015, you’ll remember that TaylorMade had a commercial out showing that Dustin was getting really good numbers with his Aero Burner driver, and let’s compare the numbers on two drives from then, and now.
I must confess, I’ll never lose that drive for the maximum distance and power, because I’ve always been a power swinger.
What I set out to figure out, around ten years ago, was how to make that power more consistent and repeatable, so that I could keep the ball in play and, even better, out of trouble with missed shots.
Now, I’m not saying that the MCS “Ultimate Leverage” swing model will make you a PGA Tour player. There is more to the game of golf than just the swing.
You have to factor in course management (John Daly, great swinger, not-so-great manager), short game, putting and of course heart and grit.
I can’t give a player the intangibles, I deal with the swing. But if you have a solid swing, then your success or failure on the golf course will rest on things other than the swing.