Great New Pitching Method


Thomas Slagle - April 9, 2016

Have you tried this same setup with full shots? It works quite well.

    1atomicgolf - April 11, 2016

    +Thomas Slagle I use the right leg rotation and foot flare absolutely on
    all shots now.
    cheers JH

    Birdie Gof - April 11, 2016

    +1atomicgolf Can’t wait to try this one JH. That holding position is kind
    of like what Phil Mickleson called his “hinge and hold” pitch shot. I was
    having so much trouble with my pitching that I bought a used left handed
    club and tried that, then somebody suggested that I try cross-handed and
    it’s worked well…It almost puts my hands in that kind of position without
    even trying but it’s difficult on longer pitches. Thanks again JH. I’ve
    reluctantly passed your YT page to a couple of my golfing buddies, lol!
    Like you, I love this game and I want my golfing friends to enjoy it.

    1atomicgolf - April 13, 2016

    +Birdie Gof Doing a video today with more intrinsic detail of the new
    pitching method, I think it will give you even more performance gains.
    cheers JH

P SMITH - April 11, 2016

Hi JH – So is this method more reliable than the Count Yogi ‘clubsy’
method? The method you are demonstrating is similar to Shawn Clement except
at address he positions the sternum notch slightly in front of the ball .
He says that the centre of the swing is the ‘Sternum Notch’ and therefore
needs to be either on top or a little ahead of the ball to get proper ball
, grass turf crisp contact.

    1atomicgolf - April 11, 2016

    +P SMITH Hi Keith, I think this method is far easier to get consistent
    timing of impact rather than the Yogi ‘handsy” type action, anytime you
    break your wrists on a shortish shot you have to get the wrists back into
    alignment at impact over a fairly short duration of time and distance.
    This new method virtually takes all the hands/club head timing timing
    requirement out of the shot because the hands/ club head don’t move by way
    of any wrist cocking as a power producing mechanism , once the club face is
    set in position it stays there because the lead shoulder rock ing is the
    power producer not the wrist cocking, I am going to do a more in depth
    explanation of the process tomorrow so stay tuned.
    cheers Jh

    P SMITH - April 11, 2016

    +1atomicgolf Hi JH – Yes , understand the logic of what you say but by
    locking the wrists aren’t we limiting degrees of movement in the golf swing
    which might creep into the long game? I’ve always thought to gain a level
    of consistency for all golf strokes we should strive for natural freedom of
    movement. Trying to restrict with the wrists means that the way we pace our
    golf swing will be different for the short game vs long game, So although
    the firming of the wrists through impact might have a short term benefit
    for our short game , won’t it tend to creep into other aspects of our game
    where we need more wrist break release?

    1atomicgolf - April 12, 2016

    +P SMITH Hi Keith, ,
    I really believe as much as we like to think the whole of the Golf swing
    has has an intrinsic thread that must be used if we are to achieve a
    ‘total’ consistency throughout the entire process of the Golf swing it
    really doesn’t apply, no greater player than Sam Snead said he had ‘two’
    swings…. one for the woods…. and one for the irons, simply because they
    were different requirements of ball control.
    I have a similar outlook but more relative to the critical ‘accuracy’ part
    of the game which is usually from 40-60 yards from the pin, and because
    that type of distance doesn’t require really any multiple hinges to create
    power/speed I believe we can and should have a different swing mechanism
    for that part of the scoring requirement.
    The reality for most players is that the brain will override the short
    distance accuracy swing process when longer power requirements present
    themselves because of its familiarity programming of those shots by way of
    the general majority of swings used for that purpose normally.
    The cerebral directive programming that the brain has for body
    components/segments that are moved through longer phases of travel and
    increased torque level loadings that are inherent in longer distance shot
    requirements will apply itself as a matter of course and not be confused
    with a low torque loading short range of motion shot requirement. as used
    for the pitch action in question.
    Simply put to try and swing through a range of motion the likes of which
    would be required for longer/full shots with the clearly restricted body
    structure of the arms/hand/wrists used in the pitching action we are
    talking about would just be to physically foreign to the brain in terms of
    getting the body segments/components to produce power in that particular
    configuration .
    I can only speak for myself but I absolutely have no conflicting body feel
    preferences when I go from the pitching method to the full flow of the
    bigger swing, I guess I just know I cant hit any distance with the
    restricted pitching configuration so I have full mental release of that
    process when I require the longer distance swing power availability.
    cheers JH

    P SMITH - April 12, 2016

    +1atomicgolf Many thanks JH

Deacon and Dad - April 13, 2016

this made me realize my triangle was breaking down in my full and pitch
swing, only missed 3greens and 2fairways yesterday, thnx so much man

    1atomicgolf - April 13, 2016

    +Benjamin Jones Thats good news, I will be doing a more in depth video
    maybe tomorrow about the intrinsic points of the process, there are a few
    points that really need to be understood fully to get the absolute best out
    of the method.
    cheers JH

cooljakes - April 13, 2016

Hi JH, why am I shanking every ball, trying this. Something wrong, I’m

    1atomicgolf - April 13, 2016

    +cooljakes One of my general teaching roster students was doing the same,
    you have to make sure that the club head is still moved through an arc
    during release, he was trying to put the club face ‘on’ the ball and trying
    to force it to much down the line after impact.
    You have to like all shots let the club head release naturally in an arc
    around the body, with this method the body still squares up the club face
    at impact like all shots, you don’t want the lead arm running off away from
    the body as it moves towards the ball at impact or after impact.
    I am doing some videos for my general students today so I will do one
    explaining the correct in depth detail of the release aspect.
    cheers JH

    cooljakes - April 14, 2016

    +1atomicgolf Tks, JH. Shall try it out. Looking forward to your new video
    on the correct indepth details of the release aspect. Cheers.

    1atomicgolf - April 14, 2016

    Did the video today , should be on the site tonight sometime. JH

    cooljakes - April 14, 2016

    +1atomicgolf Thanks.

Dennis S - April 25, 2016

This is very similar to Phil’s method he calls “Hinge and Hold”. Phil says
it’s the only way to chip and pitch consistently.

    1atomicgolf - April 26, 2016

    +Dennis S Hi Dennis,
    When you look at Phil he does look like he has this structural look about
    his pitching process, maybe not as aggressive in the positioning of the
    trail elbow which for me is the foundational strength of my method, but
    Phil does have great structural integrity in his pitching process, great
    structural integrity in ‘all’ his processes as his record indicates..
    cheers JH

Mike Bailey - August 7, 2016

Ive used this throughout the golf set, with a full swing.. I get 125 yards
with by 7 iron, no distance but repeatable. Hybrid 3 160 yards no distance
but repeatable. Chipping and putting is fun now. I even used it in the
bunker. The most amazing result was my driver…the noise was pure “dink’
dead straight to 200m. Clearly this highlights how poor my golf is (was)
but I’m running out of time to learn P1 to P8 Lag etc. This is my go to
swing..thankyou Sir!

    1atomicgolf - August 7, 2016

    Hi Sean,
    I can understand the loss of distance with the longer clubs, the action is
    basically a ‘pre setting’ mechanics and just holding the ‘pre setting’…
    there is really no way you can develop a lot of speed and distance because
    the the angles really dont change to give enough lag to create distance of
    more than normal pitching distances.
    I never thought of using it for the Driver but I can understand the good
    contact you would get because the lead arm is in such a strong position at
    impact, anyway if you pick up some shots with the pitching its a worthwhile
    cheers Jh

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