Tag Archives: Leading Side Leverage

The Austin/Dunaway “Figure 7” Concept With The Leading Arm

Responding to longtime WAX Nation citizen Goose’s comment yesterday on the concept, here is the “Figure 7” that Mike Austin and Mike Dunaway used to explain the nature of the leading arm and leading side leverage.

I have said before that, even after I stopped trying to model the MCS Golf Swing after Mike Austin’s model, that there is still probably 90% commonality between his and Dunaway’s and the MCS models.

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Mike Dunaway’s Left Arm Swing & Proper Release

I’ve been talking about the difference between a “flippy” or “casting” release and a proper, powerful and mechanically-correct release action.

Let’s take a look at the late great Mike Dunaway, the “Father of Modern Long Drive,” demonstrate and and explain what I’ve been saying about the release action, more specifically with the left or leading head release.

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Swing Angle Is Paramount For Efficient Leverage

When I talk about the “swing angle,” I mean that you must get the arms, hands and club behind you with the tightest position possible for the most efficient leverage generation.

You can see how efficiently one is leveraging the club when looking at the trailing heel at impact, for example.

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I’ve Got Something Special For WAX Nation – Closing In On A Million Views As Well!

Before I address today’s topics, I took a look at my site metrics yesterday and was pleased and gratified to see that WAX Golf has passed the 900,000 views mark and will pass One Million Views in the next few weeks!**

** In fact, I would have well over 1 Million views already for WAX Golf but I had it on a different server than the WordPress server for about 4 months in the first year, which views aren’t recorded by my current server.

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Here’s How I Get One-Armed Leverage

I’ve been talking about how, using the proper MCS Golf Swing model principles, I’ve been able to increase my left-arm-only swing to click the SwingRite on lower and lower settings.

The reason for the increase in speed is because I’ve improved my adherence to the same model principles I’ve laid out –  you can do it in varying degrees of adherence, and the closer you get to the model, the better you will swing.

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Nearly As Fast One-Armed As With Two – Amazing

Well, I have been swinging with the left arm only while waiting for the ribs to heal, and something very interesting occurred yesterday.

I had lowered the setting on the SwingRite to see how low I could get it to click, and initially I got nothing.

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The Right Bias & MCS Pivot Load The Leverage Machine

I wasn’t kidding around when I wrote on the weekend that the leading side leverage are provided and powered by the hip and leg action in the optimal golf swing.

I’ve been doing more exploration of the MCS Golf Swing model swinging with the left arm only while I rehab the rib injury and the more I focus on the hip and leg action with the “drop” action, the easier it is to click the SwingRite on increasingly lower settings.

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Leading Side Action – Recommended Drill

I would recommend the following drill whether or not you are a left-dominant swinger or right-dominant – in other words, swinging with the leading arm only will definitely aid your swing mechanics, whichever side you’re dominant.

In fact, I remember when John Daly had his “Daly Planet” show on the Golf Channel back around 2005 or so – he showed his warm-up one time, and he always warmed up hitting wedges with his left arm only.

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The Great News – You Can “Push/Throw” Or “Pull” Your Swing All You Want

I’m sure that, to many people who are dominant in one side or the other, it has been a little disconcerting to read my thoughts on the optimal swing requiring both sides of the body.

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Leading Side Leverage = Pulley/Winch/Gears

Because of the nature of the difference between the body and actual machines, it’s not a perfect analogy, but you can consider this – when used properly, the leading side produces leverage for the down swing that is akin to a pulley or winch, which emulates the gear action of a machine.

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