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Today I want to return to a familiar theme.
I asked a gentleman a while back, during one of our many back-and-forths on email regarding the Austin/Dunaway swing, why he was discussing it with me.
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Here’s something that will twist many peoples’ brains – you get the most leverage, speed & power in the down swing by swinging UP.
When I posted a while back on Mike Dunaway’s three different planes (address, at the top and impact), I had only just done an analysis of his swing down the line to notice it.
Well, you’ll recall that I said I’ve implemented as much of Austin/Dunaway principles into the MCS Golf Swing model as I could without actually making it the Austin/Dunaway model, and this is another thing you can add.
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 something I left nearly seven long years ago, for various reasons, the first of which was I didn’t think this kind of swing would work for anything besides long driving.
It took me a couple of years in the wilderness with the swing models until I figured out Ben Hogan’s pivot action and then adapted the MCS Golf Swingto that in late 2014, and I’ve spent five years refining that model based on his pivot until I could find nothing more to improve it.
This is already a work in progress, some of you may have already guessed!
Those of you who were around during the early years of my blogging already know that I spent quite some time on the Mike Austin swing model before I began modeling a “playing golf” swing model which culminated in the current version of MCS.
As I get deeper into Mike Dunaway’s entire swing, I would love you all to see something that blows away all of the stuff you hear about the best swingers having the same shaft plane at both address & impact.
This could have huge ramifications for MCS the swing model, which is why I want to point it out, besides showing yet another example of Modern Golf Swing instructions focusing on things that have little relevance to proper mechanics.