Hover The Club And Flow The Swing


drhopkinspath - January 12, 2015

So glad you’re back… Videos r always very interesting and insightful…
Happy new year!

    1atomicgolf - January 13, 2015

    Thanks for that, happy new year to you as well, I try to explore ‘all’
    facets of how we can swing the Golf Club, we are all different and no one
    method fits all, if I can just get a small change difference that helps
    players I think thats what its all about , as well its fun for me
    exploring the many pathways to a personal swing preference. regards JH

Aussie Mike - January 12, 2015

Thank you JH. Appreciate the effort that goes into the explanation.
Interesting topic this one. I think a little sway helps my rhythm. Sam
Snead had a small bump into right side. Both Snead and Norman had a fair
amount of outward motion in left knee in backswing and straightening of
right leg, but not locked out. 

    1atomicgolf - January 13, 2015

    Hi Michael, Natural balance Flow mechanics are something we all have in
    our day to day process of walking around, the real swingers of the Golf
    Club have always exhibited a natural/normal like body process in their
    Golf Swings.
    I think if we can use our natural flow mechanics without
    overdoing it it should be easier to repeat the swing process because it is
    somewhat related to what we do normally in day to day
    walking/running/sitting/jumping motions, ‘let’ the body respond to
    movement, dont ‘force’ it to comply. regards JH

Rohan The Boat - January 16, 2015

Good work JH as always.

    1atomicgolf - January 16, 2015

    +Rohan The Boat Thanks for that..the good thing for me is I never go to the
    practice tee for ‘Work’.. it always feels like ‘Fun’… every trip down
    another road of discovery of the Golf Swing is incredibly satisfying.
    You know if I ever find the ‘Perfect’ Golf Swing mechanics I will
    be lost because I wont have anything to keep looking for, for me its the
    journey..which I hope never ends. regards JH.

Peter Osuna - August 3, 2015

I have trouble with re-gripping the club before my take away do you think
hovering the club will help correct that? 

    1atomicgolf - August 3, 2015

    +Peter Osuna Hi Peter,
    If you hover the club and have a very soft grip you shouldn’t want to re
    grip the club..invariably the re grip happens as a result of the club
    resting on the ground and the player ‘lifting’ it off the ground which
    requires a conscious hand activation process, I bet you never re grip the
    club with bunker shots because the club is hovering.
    It certainly cant hurt to try ‘hovering’….
    regards JH.

BLACKCROW WALKING - October 27, 2015

I started hovering the club about a month ago and I have never struck the
ball better, especially with the driver.

    1atomicgolf - October 29, 2015

    Glad to hear the ‘Hovering’ works for you, of course the two greatest
    exponents of hovering the club were Jack Nicklaus and Greg
    Norman…..worked pretty well for them.
    I just think stops the hands picking the club up from the ground as the
    first action in the back swing if the first action is a ‘pick up’ you cant
    ‘swing’ the club head away from the ball which is vital if you want to
    create correct momentum of the club head on the back swing.
    regards JH

    BLACKCROW WALKING - October 30, 2015

    +1atomicgolf I think it’s also easier to align the face as well.

toy piano - February 14, 2016

As one “Old Guy” to another, I stumbled into hovering my driver by mistake
and the results are amazing. I find that hovering helps eliminate my
tendency to sway and also a much smoother take away. Oh, and the additional
distance is great. Your video helps confirm what I’m doing and I can’t
wait until the snow melts and I implement on the course.

    1atomicgolf - February 15, 2016

    +toy piano Glad that video tip helped, we are in great company if we do
    ‘hover’ the club… Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman did it with great effect.
    regards JH

Ronny Kruesler - March 17, 2016

sorry JH It send all my message through at once after saying they wouldnt
send. i deleted them apart from one. unfortunately your reply got delted
along with it. another reply to my other message would be fantastic.
cheers. love ya work

    1atomicgolf - March 17, 2016

    +Ronny Kruesler Hi Ronny,
    I do that all that time, you asked about the distance those drives were
    going in the Hover The Club Video, probably around 260 yards, my swing
    speed is normally about 100 mph and with range balls that’s what I usually
    hit on my practice tee.
    I am more ‘accuracy’ orientated with my driver than straight out distance,
    however if the conditions and terrain are conducive I can hit the ball
    further because I can maneuver the ball to take advantage of wind and
    fairway slopes etc.
    I will try to get more DTL video shots as well, I usually am a bit
    restricted with my camera positioning where I do my videos because of the
    Sun and shadows etc, I actually did some videos today that have some DTL
    shots in fact, the videos will be up in a few hours, the one titled ‘Softer
    Shafts Could Be Better For Us’ has a reference to you and your enthusiasm
    for my channel.
    Its great that you like all the different stuff I explore, as I keep saying
    ..there is just so many different ways to swing a club for different people
    that the more things to try the better chance you may get something that
    ‘works’ for ‘you’.
    Feel free to ask at anytime about stuff that you think could help your own
    swing needs, anyone who is interested enough to look at my videos is more
    than welcome to any input I can give.
    regards JH

Alan Martins - May 31, 2016

Having the wife do that and she’s killing it.

    1atomicgolf - May 31, 2016

    Anytime you can get the wife improving ‘her’ game the more dispensation you
    will get yourself to spend more time practicing I would think.

    Alan Martins - June 6, 2016

    I totally agree:}

Old 'N West Design - July 23, 2016

“When Greg Norman was great in the 80’s….before he went to Butch Harmon.”

(Not exactly sure what that means….?)

    1atomicgolf - July 24, 2016

    Greg went from having a super natural weight transfer into his right leg
    and a very upright accurate swing plane to a braced right non swaying right
    leg that affected his timing and a swing plane that flattened to the level
    of his right shoulder which was totally not conducive to his physicality of
    limb mobility .
    He had an enormous range of flexibility and physicality that enabled him to
    swing upright which was perfect for accuracy with the diver and utilized to
    best advantage his great body physicality , why change the best ball flight
    characteristics of driver flight and accuracy in history , and go from an
    upright swing plane to a flatter plane when he had so much physical
    capability to swing as upright as he did , and the upright swing plane was
    clearly the best in all of world golf at the time as was his accuracy and
    ball flight shape.
    Greg only wanted to reduce the amount of spin he put on short shots into
    the green, you dint need to take the spin out of ‘all’ his shots , which is
    what Harmon did, and frankly I think Harmon saw that later on and
    understood what he had done to Greg because when he took Tiger as client he
    taught tiger differently relative to lessening his excessive spin on short
    cheers JH

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