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.
This is the thing that really aggravates me whenever I hear about a kinesiology or biomechanicsspecialist who is working in the field of golf – they are always looking at golfers’ swings and telling you what the swinger is doing, but they never tell you what the golfer should be doing better or what the optimal mechanical action is or should be.
I blogged a few posts last year on Francesco Molinari winning the Quicken Loans and also the Open Championship with his excellent Classic Golf Swing action.
Well, imagine my amusement when I tweeted on the perils of the Modern Golf Swing last week and received a response from Molinari’s swing guru, Mr. Denis Pugh, on the merits of swinging in the Classic style:
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.
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.
At this point, I’m not very impatient with the fact that my cracked ribs are still too painful (translation: not yet healed) to allow me to swing, because the place where I was to test-drive the new MCS Golf Swing of mine… has collapsed beneath the weight of a record snowfall.