Tag Archives: MCS Golf Swing

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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There Is No Absolute Cure For The Over-The-Top/Outside-In (And Other Flaws) … Except Proper Mechanics

I will confess that I thought I had discovered the sure-fire, 100% can’t-miss fail-safe solution to the over-the-top or the outside-in club path when I figured out my absolute tightest top position.

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The Leading Side Action (Left Handed Only)

I’ve been looking for a good left-handed swing action to illustrate the isolated arm swinging the golf club, and I remembered seeing Mike Austin’s demonstration of it in the Pico Rivera video.

Now, I’ve been saying for years, since I finished the MCS Golf Swing model especially, that the only real difference between the Mike Austin swing model and that of MCS is in the stance and head motion during the back pivot.

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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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Putting Puzzles Together & Sundry Thoughts

I’ve been on the shelf for swinging for nearly a week now, due to the cracked or badly bruised ribs I incurred on one of my cough syncope falls.

I have been limited to easy swinging, just practicing the setup, making sure of the position and then making the easy motions at around 40-50% – hard enough to engage all of the muscles but easy enough not to strain the ribs.

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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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Mike Dunaway’s Leverage

If you think think that being a right-dominant swinger doesn’t require you to use the left or leading side equally, think again.

I took a super slo mo of the Mike Dunaway “stick-man” swing to show his down swing transition and the “drop” that he made into the “3 O’Clock” position.

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The Simplest Model Is The Most Powerful, Etc…

If I’ve learned anything about models and motion in my near-14 years of research and analysis on the golf swing, it’s that the simpler, the better, with one caveat – retaining mechanical soundness or correctness.

Which means, the less moving parts you have in the model, the better it will function, until you remove too much and make it mechanically-unsound.

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Let’s Take It From The Top – Gravity + Leverage

I liked the comment left by long-time Wax Nation citizen Goose, who hit the nail on the head with a perfect description of the right arm action with the club.

In fact, it is the perfect description of what’s going on with a perfect (or as close to it as you can get to perfect) down swing action leveraged by the leading side and powered by the trailing arm.

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