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Davinci Code Swing Pro Progress Opinion Update

Sand Bunker - January 15, 2017

Hi ūüôā
I’m probably totally wrong here, but the swing of your pro here doesn’t look like your’s (no lean back in follow tru). And while the following is not pertinent to Davinci swing, to me, at least, his swing looks identical to Jim Venetos’, “pre-turn, closed shoulders” swing, no ?

    1atomicgolf - January 15, 2017

    The ‘Pre Turn’ is part of the Davinci Code setup procedure… Stewart never did this before now… he hasn’t got much secondary tilt yet because he is still transitioning to the new mechanics but his intention is to incorporate as much secondary tilt as he can going forward… he is a former Tour player that has taught conventional mechanics his whole golfing life …. to change to where he is now in the short period of time he has been exposed to the swing is amazing I think…. and to go from a very strong power draw to a dead straight ball flight is more amazing.
    cheers JH

    Danagan - January 16, 2017

    JH, this is a timely review, very helpful for my pre-shot setup. Can you explain how you set your alignment? With the closed stance and shoulders I feel like I am aiming way right, (right hand swing). I noticed Stewart setting the club then taking his stance. Thanks, Danagan

    1atomicgolf - January 16, 2017

    Stance line is not the shoulder line… the stance line is moderately closed but the shoulder line is closed quite a lot…. but remember the closed shoulder line is really only a result of being in a pre -turned shoulder position because the trail arm is pulled way back and positioned against the top of the trail hip at address.
    To understand why the trail shoulder is closed a lot which in turn pulls the lead shoulder into a closed position just release the trail elbow position from the trail hip and let it move outwards… the trail shoulder will square up as the trail elbow moves out towards the ball line.
    Positioning the the trail arm as it needs to be with Davinci Code will also position the ball a bit further back than normal which will by itself as well make the trail shoulder closed more than normal.
    I feel like I am aiming my shoulders way right of my target line as well but its only because I have the shoulders pre-turned at address…. if you take a normal square stance position with a normal type golf swing and then just turn your shoulders 15/20 degs and stop… you will feel at that stage of the swing you are aiming to the right with your shoulders but of course they are only in that position because you are into your back swing…. with Davinci Code we are just ‘pre-turning the shoulders to the same position you have achieved partway into the normal golf swing … but we are doing that at address before the back swing starts..
    I actually did a video today that will be up on the channel in a few hours that gives some reasons for what you are feeling with your address position.
    cheers JH

    Danagan - January 17, 2017

    1atomicgolf Thanks for the rapid response. I think the pre turn was missing from my setup. I definitely feel more connected with the increased shoulder turn. Also I will try to get my alignment with a square stance then drop the right foot and then pre turn my shoulders closed. Having used a conventional swing since I started playing, I agree with Stewart that changing is very difficult, but I feel the changes will be very beneficial.

    1atomicgolf - January 18, 2017

    Its always tough to make big changes to a an established long term golf swing… but it can be done with Davinci easier I think than other swing changes because its a ‘complete’ change of mechanics as apposed to a ‘variation’ of some existing mechanics.
    cheers JH

Ray Hess - January 17, 2017

Hi JH. For me I practice the Wedge drills and when I use another club I tell my mind that I have wedge in my hand. That keeps the club in close to the the body gunslinger style. I made an eagle on a par four on the fly and the next hole put it 1 in from the cup. I still have more practice to do but the results are fantastic. Thanks again.

    1atomicgolf - January 17, 2017

    Hi Ray,
    You are thinking absolutely correct by trying to apply a ‘wedge’ type address arms positioning to all clubs… its clearly not easy to do because we just equate longer clubs with having more extension in our arms at address …. its just a matter of drilling from wedge to say 7 to 5 iron on consecutive shots so the feeling of the address connection is still with you from one club to the next in repetitive following close shots.
    Glad you are liking Davinci.
    cheers JH

    Danagan - January 17, 2017

    Ray, I like that wedge drill also, it does really help with the right arm connection, gunslinger, and getting the right shoulder in the proper pre-turn position. I am still amazed at how far back in my stance the ball position is compared to my previous swing.

george gonczarek - January 20, 2017

you converted me JH. I went out there 2day and smashed 6 irons like I ve never done before. By the way why called Davinci

    1atomicgolf - January 20, 2017

    Hi George,
    That’s good progress for you fairly quickly… the ‘Davinci Code Swing’… when I found the structure of the swing it was like finding a secret code that had been in the Golf swing always but could not be found because no one had understood what the code was because it had yet to be deciphered… as in the ‘Davinci Code ‘ book by Dan Brown and the subsequent Movie of the same name.
    I had always known there was a ‘another’ way to swing a Golf club other than that of what had been suggested by the establishment since time immemorial ….I just think its a better name than ‘The Secret’ …..
    cheers JH

John Wormald - January 30, 2017

Hi JH
I am trying the Davinci concepts and have improved my ball stricking especially in my chipping . It feels more comfortable in my set up with the ball set further back in my stance but I am pulling to the left off the tee.

    1atomicgolf - January 30, 2017

    Hi John, ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The ‘Pulls’ will only occur if you let the¬†¬† lead shoulder¬† roll away¬†¬† coming into impact… remember you have to ‘feel’ as if your¬† lead shoulder is way closed at impact¬†¬† and the club head¬† is still¬† moving ‘up’ the line¬† of the shoulder… not around it… the best way to explain the ‘feeling’ is to try to get into a ‘ Blocked’¬† position at impact with the lead shoulder¬† but be firing the trail hand¬†¬† upwards/outwards¬† inside that¬† closed lead shoulder.. not letting the club head go ‘around’ the¬† shoulder/body¬† at impact.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Remember you cannot release the trail hand/fingers to early¬† or ‘out’ to much as long as you¬†¬† fire the club head from the inside connected position… a pull shot will only happen when you¬† lose the trail¬† elbow connection¬† above the trail hip coming into impact. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† cheers JH

Jerry Blomberg - April 6, 2017

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