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What Makes It Rewarding – A Letter About The MCS Classic Swing Model (And Some About Mike Austin/Dunaway)

mcs setup concept2Before I shard a snippet of an email I received yesterday, I’ll say that I’ve written before about the rewards of having made this golf swing theory journey which began back in the summer of 2005 and is ongoing.

The irony is that I began it for my own benefit, because I couldn’t figure out how to swing a golf club in the modern age due to the fact that the Modern Golf Swing of any variation is not a mechanically-sound nor close to optimal golf swing model.

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I’m Only Interested In One Model – Optimal

dunaway impactThis is all personal opinion, so feel free to disregard this posting as idle musing if you wish.

I have very little interest in a model just because of a name attached to it.  

All I care about it is, mechanical-correctness & how effective it is in producing leverage, speed & thus power.

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Shift & Post Golf Swing (Not Perfect, But Not Bad)

4 impI wrote earlier about the lack of hip shift in some of Mike Dunaway’s swings we’ve seen in his Mike Austin collaborations, so I decided to see how much if any actual hip shift I got myself performing the shift-and-post move.

I’ll say this – it is very difficult to make immediate swing changes as most of you who’ve really dedicated yourselves to improving your swing, but I was able to make a passable impression of a pivot where my head had to shift.

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More Fun With Mike Dunaway (Peace River Video Pivot)

dunaway pr top-impI have been going through my Mike Dunaway library and once again, instead of taking the word of the participants at face value, I decided to take a closer look at hiss pivot in the Peace River video.

I wanted to see how it compares to the “compound pivot” or “shift & post” or “shift & tilt” (shift hips, tilt spine) action that that is the staple of the Mike Austin school of swing.

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If Someone Had Explained Leverage To Me…

dunaway top figure 7Everything in an athletic model of motion is designed to deliver optimal performance, this we know.

Broken down into micro, it’s all about leverage, and how best to produce said leverage in motion, whether it be throwing, running or swinging.

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The 3 Different Swing Models

I have said for awhile that the swing model presented by the Mikes Austin & Dunaway is a Classic Swing Model because of the free hip action as contrasted with the Modern Golf Swing model which uses back-breaking shoulder-turning against a restricted hip turn.

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Week 2 – Changes To Setup & Pivot Action – Getting There!

Well, what a difference a couple of changes make!

I made a setup change and worked on transitioning to a better pivot action than what I’d been making last week and the visual difference was striking when I got home to peruse the video evidence.

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May 9th Drivers In Slo-Mo

I’m not going to spend a lot of time on these swings as I still have a change to make (hopefully just the one), at which time I’ll definitely want to discuss every aspect in full detail!

For now, here are slo mo gifs of the driver swing from the two angles I shot on Tuesday, down the line and face-on.

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Almost Nailed It – One Thing To Change!

I have been looking at more video from yesterday and I was this close to nailing it.

There was one thing I missed on the back swing pivot – I didn’t go there to try to swing in pieces, I went there to just swing & see how much of the model I got right over the winter.

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First Day Back With The Post-Modern (Dunaway) Swing

The golf facilities are open and it’s back to business with the Post-Modern Golf Swing model based on Mike Dunaway’s swing mechanics!

I hadn’t hit a ball in 7.5 months and I can tell you that the sore muscles are proof besides the visuals that I got the pivot action down more or less.

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