Tag Archives: Mike Austin

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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My Original Theory – Proving It With The Dunaway Model

I had a theory when I first began to really get into swing mechanics, and it’s a simple one from a lifetime of observation/participation in various sports.

It is, simply: the technique for producing maximum power with mechanically-correct motion will also be the technique that provides maximum accuracy & repeatability.

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The Three Pivots Of Classic & Post Modern

I hope everyone had a safe and sound weekend in WAX Nation – I was working on my pivot today & thought I’d share my observations on there being actually 3 pivots for the Classic & Post-Modern Golf Swing models.

The first, as we have been looking at it for years, is obviously the pure rotational Classic Golf Swing pivot, where you turn the torso and shoulders using the hip & leg action.

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Progression With The “Dunaway” or “Post-Modern” Swing Model

It is surreal sitting down at the keyboard to share my thoughts at this time, as there are far more serious issues at hand worldwide.

However, sometimes doing the normal thing can bring a little respite from the storm and I’ve had my fill today of looking at numbers, graphs and projections.  How about a little swing talk?

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I Used A Combo Of Austin/Dunaway To Build My MCS “Dunaway/Post-Modern” Model

Part I Of A Series

I said in my last post that I would call the MCS model based on the “shift-and-post” swing model pioneered by Mike Austin the “Dunaway” only because the model I built looks exactly like how Dunaway swung and not Austin.

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Unseen Mike Dunaway – Modern Driver

Thanks again to A.H. for sending me these two angles of Mike Dunaway hitting a modern driver back around 2011.

I had always wondered what Dunaway or his mentor Mike Austin would have looked like hitting the modern drivers with the longer and flatter-lie graphite shafts, and here is big Mike D.

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Mike Dunaway’s Address/Impact Shaft Planes

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.

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