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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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I May Have My “Post-Modern” Swing Model Completed (Dunaway)

As I said before, this would be an MCS swing model using the principles of the “shift-and-post” mechanical swing model pioneered by Mike Dunaway.

If anyone wants to ask why, since they were both based upon the same principles, it’s not based on Mike Austin’s (who was Dunaway’s mentor we all know), it’s because it looks like Mike Dunaway’s and not Mike Austin’s.

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Winter Is Over & I’m Baaaaack…

It’s going to take a couple of weeks to get back up to speed and some semblance of normality here, having been away for over four months, but I’m back, WAX Nation!

I was planning to get back in a couple to a few more weeks but with the coronavirus shutdown, I find myself with the time now rather than later to get back to things.

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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 Trout Goes Classic Golf Swing = 180 MPH Ball Speed

Now, Mike Trout is a professional baseball player and he hits a prodigious ball in his own sport, but come on, Modern Golf Swing proponents.

180 mph ball speed from a guy likely using a borrowed metal-wood (it wasn’t a driver), and in street shoes, while barely turning a hair?

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Blake Elliott Wins Mackenzie Tour-Canadian Tour Q School

I got great news on the Blake Elliott front that I want to share with you all – he’s won the Mackenzie Tour-Canadian Tour Q-School and has full exempt status for the 2020 season!

Not bad for a kid who went from junior college his freshman year to McNeese State University on a transfer, to winning an event in his junior year, to winning 2 events his senior year along with the Southland Conference Player Of The Year before turning pro last summer.

Hearty congrats to him and his family!

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Why Is The PGA Tour No Longer Providing Radar Info??

This is something I noticed early in January but I figured perhaps there hadn’t been enough events played to furnish initial data – but it’s now nearly March.

Has anyone else noticed that the PGA Tour website is no longer providing Shotlink radar data, which would include club impact speed, ball speed, launch angle, spin rates, etc?

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The Post-Modern Golf Swing (Dunaway)

I’ve been doing some soul-searching this winter during my blogging hiatus and I was struggling with to how explain certain things about the Mike Dunaway swing model.

First of all, I was struggling with the very concept of calling it a “Classic Golf Swing” action because… it really isn’t.

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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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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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