JH Channel Lock Chopper Swing
Try to find any videos talking "chop" and you can't ! Its always been a "chop", with the Arms & Hands, even 'over the top', in front of the body, not around it, the slot is from the top of the right shoulder to the inside of the left foot, or "down your right side" as a feel, it's NOT a 'push' or 'roll' or 'forearm rotation' or 'rotary'.....it's a "chop".....with your hands and arms, that's where the power, consistency and accuracy is.....THE CHOP IS THE SECRET to golf, IMHO. The 2D illusion of rotation, it's a 3D CHOP ! A 'No-turn-cast' feeling, all arms no body. Great video as always JH !
Let those who don't "get it" move on!!! You and I know the flight of the ball never lies....You have created a way for many of us to hit consistently again. Love the simplicity, but I am amazed at how many people don't "get it"! But, I have always been a swing tinkerer. Your comment about the Trail arm being used more now is more fitting to my Yogilock adaptation. He pulled the trail arm back to inside and then up...I do not use much left hand or arm and feel a parametric acceleration as Yogi did. I am working on keeping my lower body more still as you are doing....much more consistent ball striking it seems and much easier to time!
Hi JH, I'm really enjoying all your videos. I switched to CL about 5 weeks ago from a single plane swing. I could never stop coming over the top and CL seems to be the perfect solution for that. I've probably had half a dozen or so sessions at the driving range and I've played three rounds using CL so far.
My score hasn't improved yet (mid 90s) but amazingly it hasn't gotten any worse. My expected wayward shots and thus penalty strokes from making such a dramatic switch have been offset by some really good shots.
So once I get the wayward ones out of my system I'm expecting to see my handicap come down from my current 19.4. (ouch) With that background, here is my question for you in hopes you might be able to post a reply. I have two major problems I'm looking for advice to resolve.
First, both on the range and on the course, my most common mishit is to hit the ball thin. I'm wondering if you have thoughts about what the cause of that might be.
My other issue, that happens more on the course, is that I have a tendency to lose my balance during my follow through and I "fall" forward, not toward the target but toward the ball position at address. I'm planning to work on two things when I go out to the range this Saturday.
I'm going to really try to both maintain the 5 o'clock position and still my lower body like you are doing now. Also, I'm going to try to place my club at address a little toward the toe like you do in hopes that that will help me extend on the downswing and make a more flush connection.
Your laying the smack down on the golf ball and the trolls ! CL is a different monster and anyone with any ability to analyze a golf swing understands that . It’s all about trying to discredit the hard work and creativeness that went into developing cL .
The people that are ill informed always talk more and do less. It doesn’t matter if you use a grip like Ben hogan or moe norman because that has nothing to do with cL protocols or the cL swing.
Anything that can improve your golf swing should be looked at and explored even if it’s somebody else’s idea because cL protocol have been well established and set in stone.
I know I’m ranting now but I’m tired of hearing from that same individual and how does he keep popping up everywhere planting seeds of stupidity!
Comeaux's swing type is very steep in its attack angle hence the huge divots he takes and his driver being teed almost on the ground and the resultant very low ball flight .. the CL is nothing like the AYERS/Comeaux/ Venetos swing types because of the obvious massive difference in ball position at address .. and because of the back foot ball position the swing is so much shallower than any of those other swings and as result it doesn't gouge the ground and take big deep divots ..