Moe Norman Starting Downswing Drill


kikokika1 - September 12, 2016

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.

    1atomicgolf - September 13, 2016

    Hi Jay,
    Glad the tips resonated with you, I must do some more Moe stuff soon.
    cheers JH

Nat McIntosh - September 14, 2016

Digging the right heel in thing . Cheers jh.

Jim Siverts - September 14, 2016

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 - September 14, 2016

    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

Folken Fannel - September 14, 2016

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

    1atomicgolf - September 14, 2016

    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

Lee N - September 15, 2016

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 - September 15, 2016

    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

Michael Saif - September 15, 2016

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 - September 16, 2016

    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

    Michael Saif - September 16, 2016

    Good idea. I’ll see if there is a recording app for my phone.

Waqar Ghulam - October 20, 2016

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.


    1atomicgolf - October 20, 2016

    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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