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Ten Years Ago – “My Epic Drive Of The Day”

This is a post I wrote on October 29th, 2009, which was just before I began my Mike Austin years, so it’s shortly before many of you even knew about the Smash Golf Blog.

I am feeling nostalgic and I went back to my Smash Golf postings (the blog still exists, just now on a privacy setting) to see what I could re-live from 10 years ago (when I was only at the tender age of 39!!!), and found this gem.

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My 373 Yard Drive – Smash Golf Archive

dj-mps-b-impact.jpgOriginally published September 18, 2009

I’ve been doing some stuff getting ready for Easter weekend and seeing if the weather would be good enough to go to the range today, but does’t look good.

I thought I’d post another oldie from the Smash Golf blog when I was playing golf the summer of ’09 rather than doing range work.

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Blast From the Past – Driving a 350 Yard Hole

6th-hole-350-yardsIt seems winter is conspiring against me, knowing how eager I am to get back out there for the 2014 season and seeing how it’s still freezing out there.  

At least most of the snow and ice are gone with a recent couple of days above zero, but come on… last year, we were out of doors (with some ranges, including my facility) by mid-March.

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Controlling Power With The Hips

*Originally published on the Smash Golf blog Jan 6, 2011 – still relevant!

If you have a proper address position (again, the Fundamentals Trifecta comes into play in any discussion on the golf swing), the hips can play a very large factor providing the leverage needed to generate effortless power, even with irons.

In the iron swing photo below, you’ll see how much movement there is in my lower body, all with the intent of creating maximum leverage from the top of the back swing down through impact. Continue reading

Mike Dunaway, Long Drive Pioneer

Originally Posted on the Smash Golf Blog June 15, 2010

Thanks to Jarre for linking to this definitive video clip of a very young Mike Dunaway (look at that persimmon driver, this could have been filmed twenty years ago or more). It solves for me the mystery once and for all – there is no such thing as a mechanically-correct “modern swing” (planted heel action). Continue reading

Rory McIlroy’s Swing

Rory-McIlroy-001Originally posted on the Smash Golf blog July 22, 2009, edited to update content

Rory McIlroy has a great-looking swing motion. Very little lateral motion and a nice, pure rotation around the spine during the back swing.

He has a “Modern Golf Swing” which involves swing with both feet planted firmly on the ground to restrict the hip turn from Address to the Top.

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