Golf Instruction

My golf instruction career started back in January 2007. I Traveled to Los Angeles and spent time with Dan Shauger an apprentice to the legendary long driver Mike Austin.

I also become a qualified Putting Zone Coach from Geoff Mangum who in my opinion is the best Putting Coach in the world.

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I must admit that this was a little daunting as I was a 13 Handicap at the time but I had a thirst for knowledge and thought that these long driving guys knew something about the golf swing that no one else knew, or they were doing something different.

But the proof for me was that I got down to a 3 handicap which I never thought would be possible.

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I returned to New Zealand and set up my website and my Golf Instruction Youtube channel and started uploading my video lessons.

The golf instruction business is a tough market to break into, especially as the main body for golf the PGA is such a dominant force based on distribution and also a lack of any other real competition.

However I managed to attract a Japanese Golfer to fly from Tokyo to New Zealand for a weeks worth of golf lessons with me.

 

Yutaka from Japan invited me back to Japan to do some lessons with some of his friends. I was also able to play on the Golf Courses and shot a great round of 71 on a par 70.

However after many lessons and videos one thing still bugged me……and what bugged me was how to get golfers to become more consistent at golf. Golf instruction had become a little too technical and while at times results were great and golfers saw instant improvement it still wasn’t really enough.

So what I started to do was to research other golf swing systems and some mental golf programs

My first change in the golf swing was to try the Count Yogi system……..

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The simplicity of this book for most people would be too simple…….he doesn’t actually write too much on golf instruction. Yes there is the basics of grip and he has images to show you that, stance he demonstrates that as well.

 

At around 2 minutes 16 you will see his golf swing in action. It is actually a beautiful flowing action. He says many times to be muscle less and boneless so you feel light as possible with NO tension what so ever.

I followed this instruction for 12 months and still maintained my handicap…….

But again not totally happy I started looking further a field at other systems…….The Bill Mehlhorn Golf Instruction looked natural and very promising.

Here Robert Shave is showing the cutting the grass technique for your golf swing

 

Again put this golf swing into motion and still shot under 80 consistently…….but again not happy with my control of the golf swing.

By chance I remembered a guy that I had contacted about 15 years ago about his golf swing system called Golf Swing Control…….the guys name was Tracy Reed.

Back then Tracy was teaching his dynamic balance techniques…….I remembered doing it but it felt very different and odd back then. No one else was teaching this so it was a little before it’s time. Even today you would suggest what Tracy talks about is a little outside the box.

But watch this video about how to be more consistent in Golf and listen and see what Tracy has to say about balance in the golf swing.

 

As I said he is a little different in his golf instruction. But since I have adopted his balance system for golf I finally believe I have found the perfect combination. I actually went and did a lesson for a friend using only what Tracy talks about in the video. 80% balance and feel and about 20% technical…….best lesson I have ever done and one of the fastest results from a high handicapper I have seen.

In my own golf swing I have never swung the golf club in such a balanced manner. I am not saying the golf instruction taught to me by Dan Shauger has no place. I am saying any golf instruction can be greatly enhanced by incorporating Tracy Reeds physical and mental ideas into your golf game.

Balance in the golf swing is the most important element to get right. However there are very few golf instructors who would have a clue about teaching proper balance, and this is where things start to go down hill.

Lee Comeaux is also such a golfer who has one of the most efficient golf swings you will ever see………

In my view if you want to get better at golf get rid of the technical golf instruction and go to an instructor that teachers feel and balance.

Reflexology and Parametric Acceleration Davinci Code

Lee Comeaux said that you are going down a dead end and I quote, “Now knowing the reflexology of the rest is what unlocks your ability to look normal and make a full motion. Biomechanical structural feel and functions will never get you anywhere but lost and contrived .

So JH here’s a huge hint. There is reflexology and parametric acceleration and I can get my club head speed as high as 155 using reflexology and never get hurt or be hurt. As if parametric acceleration it’s total bullshit and tears your spine to shreds and cannot produce 155 as I’ve done it that way and it’s a total joke and irrelevant. “

Take a close look at his grip. Learn to sling. Watch his left heel. Don’t let the left shoulder turn passed the ball. etc.

I appreciate your suggestions and concerns… if you are referring to ‘Reflexology’ … or as it is commonly know.. ‘Zone Therapy’… as a means to increase my resistance to injuries as a result of my Golf Swing specific swing type mechanics application it wouldn’t be that much help…all the injuries I get are from self inflicted ‘over training’ in the Gym … not by swinging a golf club.

What I am trying to do with the Davinci Code Swing is eliminate some of the range of motion requirements for swinging the club… no amount of any type of therapy application is going to transform a 76 year old set of musculature into that of a 35 year old physiological level of condition …. Sarcopenia is a fact of life when you get to my age…muscle fibers lose their Adenosine Triphospate amounts because Mitochondria levels are reducing with age ….its a biological fact of life .

I see lots of old guys in the Yoga cl;asses at the Gym and not one of the 70+ year old guys has anywhere near the flexibility or orange of motion of the younger guys… At my age its way more beneficial to increase my bone density levels through resistance training than to increase my flexibility levels which is why on key on strength training as apposed to flexibility training.

I know Lee keys on microfiber adhesion release therapy which is very good for increasing ranges of flexibility … and when you look at Lee’s swing process it revolves around significant ranges of motion for his limbs and torso … I know he says he doesn’t think about turning at all but clearly he does and makes a big shoulder turn which in turn gets his arms a long way back in the swing and lets his wrists drop the club head a long way from the left side of his head which clearly develops a significantly long travel of the club head which in turn develops a lot of speed because of the distance the club travels during its speed building journey.

I physically cannot get my hands back as far as Lee because my lats and rhomboids are just not flexible because of the type of training I do … so I can think all I like about doing something of a particular nature but it simply will not happen because I just do not have the range of flexibility required to perform the range of movement. a swing like Lee’s has.

Its body horses for courses… if I asked Lee or maybe even yourself to do one on my Gym exercises .. like for instance 50 reps of feet inclined at 40 degs full body pushups… I don’t know about you but I would suspect Lee couldn’t do that because he doesn’t have the ration of strength in his required body components to perform the specific type of body exercise motion … I can do that exercise easily because I have the muscle configuration for that exercise , yet I cannot get my arms any higher than about 60 degs in my golf back swing…

The davinci Code Swing is for people with less than great ranges of flexibility…. it will never develop the power or speed that CMotion can/does … but then there are very few people with Lee’s range of flexibility to be able to apply the total format mechanics of CMotion… heck I wish I could… who wouldn’t want to get the club head moving as quick as Lee moves it. cheers Jh

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Again please note my independent arm units moving freely and not moving tight to the rest of me as if you do this it’s a reflexology nightmare and simply making you worse and more confused. Note I’m not trying to feel anything not even the club I’m allowing my reflexology from feet to face to orientate and operate so I can perform .

I DON’T WAIT ON REFLEXOLGY OF THINGS TO ORIENTATE OR EVEN CATCH UP THEY GOTTA GET THEIR SHIT TOGETHER CAUSE MY MIND IS READY AND GOES WHEN IT SEES FIT FEELS FIT OR SIMPLY GETS PURELY EXCITED AND GOES.

Therefore the pushing and the slapping and the finger digits even the arches in hands and feet I do note feel and the instant I feel anything other then the balls travel AWAY FROM ME ON A FLIGHT PATH I HAVE PICKED AND BECAUSE I DONT STAND BEHIND AND LINE IT UP IS IRRELEVANT AS I CAN SEE MY SHOT FROM ANY POINT OF VIEW THANKS TO REFLEXOLOGY AND BIG TOES.

I allow the reflexology to be setup right not the structure I DONT use lines or circles I use observation of my ball flight to learn how to orientate each day. Why is very simple we all have 4 ball joints and they CANNOT AIM WILL NOT AIM AND WILL NOT BE THE SAME WAY TWICE EVER AT IMPACT OR CONTACT SO REALIZING THATI DONT WASTE ANY EFFORT TO AIM THEM FOR ONE ALSO YOUR SPINAL ENGINE WILL KICK IN AND THEN MY ENTIRE SPINAL UNIT WHICH IS HEAD RIBS SPINE BUT MAINLY SPINE AND HEAD FIGURES OUT THIS ORIENTATION AIMING MOVING THING AND MY MOTION BECOMES BACK AND THROUGH OR RIGHT THEN LEFT AND MY ARM UNITS ARE INSTRUCTED TOO….

Keep that mutha FU&$@& club and y’all off of me and also going around me because it’s irritating the tee total shit out of my nerves and the fact your nerves systems like median and radial and ulnar and many others MUST STRETCH AND MOVE OR RECOIL AND REBOUND WHILE WE ARE IN MOTION THEY MUST SLIDE AND GLIDE TO AND THE FACT EVERYONES CEREBELLUM IS TRYING SMOOTH OUT EVERY MOVE WE MAKE THEREFORE THATS FIGHTING THINGS LIKE FAST TWITCH AND PARAMETRIC ACCELERATION BECAUSE SMOOTH AND FLUID EQUALS ACCURATE TIMING OF US.

You become highly aware of from here to there THATS THE ONLY FEEL I HAVE OR PLAYERS THAT ARE TOP OF THE GOLF GAME HAD LIKE HOGAN HIS WHOLE CAREER AND JORDAN SPEITH CURRENTLY AND TIGER IN HIS PRIME. Cause that’s all they will talk about when asked what do you feel and when asked what are you doing mechanically they have no answer cause the answer is they can tell you if you are 3 feet 2 inches away or 100 yards because your entire YOU is about learning how to lock into perfect distance control and once you do it’s over you figured it all out forever in anything we do lock into here to there then learned hoe to fly the object from here to there in ways others cannot imagine but never sacrifice here to there cause it trumps everything else JH.

I’ll say this 1 time JH.

“REFLEXOLOGY OF THE HUMAN BODY DOES NOT OPERATE BY THE LAWS OF PHYSICS OR ANYTHING MAN MADE OR CONTRIVED FOR REASONS OF SIMPLY YOUR HEALTH FOR ONE BUT BECAUSE WE ARE 1000 TIMES BETTER THEN ANY PHYSICS AND AGAIN OUR STRONGEST STATE OF REFLEXOLOGY IS NEUTRAL BUT OUR BEST US IS HIGH STRONG FROM HERE TO THERE EXACT FEEL AND AWARENESS AND USING FROM OUR TOES TO HEAD PROPERLY AND WHATS RELATIVE TO THE BALL AND CLUB.”

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Lee Comeaux JH Davinci Code Thoughts

We have stirrups that start in feet and go to top of head . That’s all I’ll say on this for now. Now knowing the reflexology of the rest is what unlocks your ability to look normal and make a full motion. Biomechanical structural feel and functions will never get you anywhere but lost and contrived .

So JH here’s a huge hint. There is reflexology and parametric acceleration and I can get my club head speed as high as 155 using reflexology and never get hurt or be hurt.

As if parametric acceleration it’s total bullshit and tears your spine to shreds and cannot produce 155 as I’ve done it that way and it’s a total joke and irrelevant.

Reflexology is running your life from birth to death unlock that and it’s over. I’ve figured all that out. I don’t chase Da vinci cause it’s easier then even that.

I haven’t seen the videos you mention as yet, I will have a look today.

I dont know what the answer is for Lee’s swing explanations for the masses , the swing is such a unique personal ‘natural’ occurrence for him that it is a very hard thing to verbalize .

OK… he built the swing he has now …its different from what he had some time ago … so its not a ‘natural’ natural swing but a ‘developed’ natural swing… if that makes sense.

The swing and its mechanics are personal evolutionary resultants…. so personal I believe that they j have just integrated within his body physiology and they have manifested themselves as part of his general unconscious processes that operate his general body limb locomotion processes … he doesn’t have to ‘think’ about how his legs perform the general function of walking …it just happens automatically… I think now for him his swing is just the same.

I guess the comparison of verbal complexity of explanation of a ‘natural process would be to actually explain the process of ‘walking’ as a Physiological/Bio mechanical/ musculature activation application etc….. how do you explain something that just ‘happens’ automatically subconsciously.

The difficulty for us all is that we as ‘outsiders’ to Lee’s personal swing feelings need a verbal vehicle of laymen understandable terminology uptake ingest-ability….. I absolutely know I do.

Lee is like so many other genius’s … they have the personal talent and ability of significant proportions but passing/teaching those talents/abilities on to others is a very difficult process.

How would Rembrandt have passed on his specific brush stroke talents to other aspiring painters… I think we have a ‘Rembrandt Comeaux’ ….. in our midst today.
cheers Jh

Davinci Code Full Swing Thoughts

Do you feel “bound up” at impact? I’ve been working on this with great results, but half the time I get a bound feeling and lose some power and feel. Is there a cure for this?

I do feel/did with the learning drills because I was trying to exaggerate the trail side connection at impact so I held the connection ‘through’ impact which gives the bound up look and feel… but once you get to full swinging you let everything go to a point through impact .

The reality is that you will not get enough power in the shot if you deliberately try to choke the swing off through the area after impact.

I did a video today with the Pro I had on a few weeks ago and you can clearly see in his swing now how he lets everything go after impact… the original video clearly showed him holding everything in place after impact but that was just to over exaggerate the connection of the trail side arm to the body at impact.

I know where you are coming from and I will address it in the very next video because its very important to get the confidence of being able to get good distance with the swing…which you clearly can if you release everything correctly after impact.
cheers Jh

The Lead Shoulder In Davinci Code Swing

Its great that you did your own investigation as to why you lacked the ‘zip’ on the shots…and frankly that,s what we all need to do because that,s the way you get your ‘own’ understanding of the swing.

There are more details that I have to provide with better and easier uptake values…. I notice in my videos what I am doing is very odd looking on occasions and the movements are clearly exaggerated but I must explain the exaggeration drills more fully because a drill’look’ is not what the swing will be in final form…it will have the ‘feel’ but not the ‘look’ as such.
cheers JH

Davinci Code Swing Absolutes

I used to play with a guy that gripped the club like that… he absolutely killed the ball and was super straight…. the thumb on the lead hand invariably is used to support the club at the top of the swing and used in a long or short thumb configuration can control the length of the club head travel, the thumb on the trail hand plays little part in the grip for people like Nicklaus/ Daly/Singh/couples …. Jack and Daly have the trail thumb just floating in the air at the top of their swings.

So I think if you get better results with a ‘no thumbs’ grip go with it… if you have a shortish back swing it will allow the club to move through a bigger range of movement because the lead thumb will not be restricting the wrist cocking as much on the back swing.
cheers Jh

David Duval had more secondary tilt at impact and beyond than anyone who has ever played the game… to me he absolutely tried to keep his lead shoulder closed at impact and moving away from the target …he almost looks as if he was pulling the tip of his lead shoulder back towards his head …. and the resultant extreme lean back he had post impact could not have happened if he was directing his through impact forces in a conventional lead shoulder clearing process post impact . Lee Comeaux sent me this video of David Duval…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot2qngWm2_U&feature=youtu.be..

He saw something in Duval’s swing of a different nature which is why he sent me the video … but it was opportune to look at Duval’s general action and it is quite clear that he tries hard to not let the lead shoulder tip rotate away from the target line.

Think of it this way.. the more the lead shoulder moves away before impact the more the trail shoulder moves forward and brings the fulcrum/pivot point of the trail arm forward with it which means the trail arm has lost its anchor point to hit ‘away’ from.

I believe Moe Norman did just this as a feeling in his swing…he could do it easier because he was sliding laterally with his shoulder girdle and entire body… I guess the overall feeling for me is that of the shoulders just pivoting vertically on a pin through my sternum … its hard to explain at this stage but I will work something out as an explanation visually in the next videos .
cheers Jh

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