I worked all weekend on the proper “shift & tilt” pivot action and nailed it with the SwingRite.
I had it on a setting so difficult that I couldn’t come close to clicking it unless I got into the right hip properly to create the “post” that is required to tilt and then reverse tilt into the down swing.
This is a post I wrote on October 29th, 2009, which was just before I began my Mike Austin years, so it’s shortly before many of you even knew about the Smash Golf Blog.
I am feeling nostalgic and I went back to my Smash Golf postings (the blog still exists, just now on a privacy setting) to see what I could re-live from 10 years ago (when I was only at the tender age of 39!!!), and found this gem.
Besides having figured out how Dunaway’s stance was different from what you usually see with the golf swing, I’m seeing right now how vital the pre-swing “press” that Dunaway used in his 375 yard drives demo was.
It works much the way I built my setup for the New MCS swing model from 2013 after I had left the Austin/Dunaway camp.
I got some swings in today and was very pleased with the progress.
Changing mechanics so drastically takes a little time to get used to, but today I got a much better setup going and also got more of the “ringing the bell” hip tilt going with the back swing and down swing.
I’ve been harping about Mike Dunaway’s leveraged swing for some time now and I can say, as I close in on exactly what he was doing and how to replicate it, that I don’t know of any other move in golf like what he did.
I said after my initial attempt to reproduce Dunaway’s action that there were a couple of things I had to adjust.
I got an email from Wax Nation citizen D Moriarty, who has been working hard on his MCS Golf Swing, and according to him, did it ever pay off!
This is what I live for – people taking the mechanically-sound principles and writing me to tell me that they won an event, shot a new personal best score, scored below par for the first time (or the first time in ages), breaking 300 yards for the first time, or something like DM just did.