14 thoughts on “Moe Norman Starting Downswing Drill

  1. kikokika1 says:

    another wonderful analysis JH
    Ive been playing Moe swing lately and my scores and ball striking is i have
    to say solid
    I cant thank u enough for sharing these valuable insights and information
    regarding Moe
    That is why when I see a new Moe norman tidbitrs as i call them i am so
    excited to watch them, absorb and apply them.
    Thank you so much.
    Jay

  2. Jim Siverts says:

    Awesome tip. It really does force you into the correct position without
    even thinking about it. I was always struggling with the transition. It
    stabilizes you, keeps you from turning your body around, keeps the club
    from going over the top and allows you to turn the pelvis on a stable
    platform. Instant results. Thanks much. Realy helped.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      Hi Jim,
      I found it puts me in the right position automatically as you have as well,
      ok its completely counter intuitive but you can get it to work , its just
      takes some shots .
      cheers JH

  3. Folken Fannel says:

    That doesn’t look like the Taylormade irons with senior graphite shafts you
    were using. What are you using now JH?

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      That video was before I started using the M2 Taylormade irons, those irons
      are the Wilson C200 irons, a super iron as well great feel and flight, but
      not as forgiving as the M2 irons.
      cheers JH

  4. Lee N says:

    JH! Of al the videos that you’ve done I’ve taken the most away from this
    one! I’ve started with natural golf in the 90s. Had instruction from
    natural golf instructors. Used all of Graves tapes and videos. It was all
    very good instruction but I kept my concentration on always getting that
    left knee going forward toward the toe. Changing my focus to the rear leg
    which puts the front knee in that position automatically is the best tip I
    think I’ve ever had in years. Going to continue to work on this. Big thanks
    for picking out this atomic particle!

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      Hi Lee,
      There are a lot of keys in Moe’s swing and they dont all work for everyone,
      getting a couple in place to suit the individual is what its all about, the
      rear leg is probably my biggest key personally , if I get the rear leg
      doing what we are talking about does tend to automatically get the lead
      knee going towards the big toe for sure.
      cheers JH

  5. Michael Saif says:

    JH, I had included the oblique hip position months ago from some of your
    previous videos. However, I have been tinkering with so many parts of my
    swing, it got lost in the shuffle. Then end result was my lateral shift
    forward was more in a straight line. I had some good days but lost some
    consistency. Watching this video was like a light switch going on. I went
    to the range this morning and was hitting the ball as good as ever with the
    oblique forward lateral shift.

    Another thing that really helped and was something I had gotten away from
    was the leverage provided by what I call the stretching the club backwards
    for the backswing. You and others often describe it as like a rubber band.
    When I do that then it springs to the downswing automatically. Those two
    things I have learned from you in the past, but had drifted on to other
    things and kind of forgot about them. I need to keep a list of swing points
    I guess.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      Hi Mike,
      Keeping a practice session diary is a great help, I use a recording
      microphone and just give myself bits of feels information that I have on
      the day and then I play it back next practice session before I start
      …that gives me a good starting point for the next session, just a
      ‘review’ of the previous practice session really, that way you dont lose
      any of the specific stuff you were having success with in the previous
      practice session..
      cheers JH

  6. Waqar Ghulam says:

    Dear Dir,

    I live in Oman and we don’t have access to instructors as knowledgeable as
    you when it comes to single plane and Moe Norman type of swing. My only
    instructor is youtube videos of generous people like you.

    I suffer from ankylosing spondylitis. And my right scroliac is fused and I
    have very limited torsional mobility. I love the game of golf and I have
    been using SP swing for awhile.

    Lately I have been pushing my shots to the right and topping the ball a
    lot. Can you pls suggest a fix, I will be very grateful, thank you.

    Waqar

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      Hi Waqar,
      Topping the ball and hitting it to the right is usually symptomatic of the
      upper body staying back to much at impact… with the Moe type swing you
      have to get a lot of lateral body motion slide into impact without your
      hips spinning out which invariably will push your upper backwards away from
      the the ball at impact.
      Just try keeping the shoulders closed as much as you can coming into impact
      and move laterally as much as you can whilst keeping your head back as much
      as possible.
      When you say you have limited ‘torsional’ capability which I understand to
      be ‘twisting/rotation’ that shouldn’t stop you sliding laterally as much as
      you can I wouldnt think… when you do slide laterally make sure the legs
      are bent … straightening the legs coming into impact will cause you to
      change your swing radius and can cause the topping you are experiencing…
      try this stuff and let me know how you go.
      cheers Jh

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