20 thoughts on “Hover The Club And Flow The Swing

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      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

  1. Aussie Mike says:

    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 says:

      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

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      +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.

  2. Peter Osuna says:

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

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      +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.

  3. BLACKCROW WALKING says:

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

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      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

  4. toy piano says:

    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 says:

      +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

  5. Ronny Kruesler says:

    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 says:

      +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

  6. Old 'N West Design says:

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

    (Not exactly sure what that means….?)

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      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
      irons.
      cheers JH

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