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Thanks for starting the new series on County Yogi. What a fascinating
I found a few youtube videos featuring him, but not too many.
Do you have any of his books?
Are they a worthwhile purchase?
I went to the website.
Not much offered there except VERY expensive lessons.
No mention of who the instructors are.
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+Chip Satterly Hi Chip,
The main instructor/ head of Yogi Mechanics is Timothy Nicholls…he is the
Godson of Count Yogi, I dont know who the other instructors are .
The only book I have read is the little green one , but frankly it doesn’t
give you any real ‘intrinsic’ stuff about the swing, it has some still
pictures but really nothing of an in depth nature about the swing, and here
lies the true mystery of the Counts swing mechanics.
The count ‘knew’ what he ‘felt’ in the swing… I really dont think he
‘knew’ what caused the feelings.
I believe I ‘do’ know how his swing worked…. I have a bit of a knack of
understanding swing processes through observation of motion balance and
dynamic force assertions asserted in a Golf Swings… I clearly can see the
stuff that is way different in Yogi’s swing and I will elaborate on those
observations going forward.
Really I think Timothy Nicholls would be an amazing guy to spend time with
because of all the time he spent with the Count, his lessons are expensive
relative to general golf lessons but what you will get from Timothy will
certainly be like no other swing information , he teaches not only the
‘mechanics’ of the swing but the Counts philosophy of how to live life ,
which I believe is quite amazing in itself.
But for the time being just stay tuned to my teachings of Yogi going
forward over the next few weeks , I am sure we will have a lot of fun
exploring the great mans swing.
And THANK YOU for that!!
Just remembered that you recently mentioned some new putter design/testing
that you are working on.
Can you elaborate in a general way?
How about a JH “special” video on putting ??
Theory, grip, stance, alignment, ball position etc.?
After all, it’s half our score!!
+Chip Satterly I have done some vids on putting some time back but I have
more info these days so I will do a putting video soon.
+Chip Satterly Chip if you give me your email address I will send you a
video that I did about 3 years ago regarding a specific way to setup for
putting..and swinging the golf club as well, my email address is
email@example.com… just send me an email and I will send you that
Hey JH I am a Yogi Golfer. Are you in the US? I am in Florida and would
love to speak with you. Email me if you will firstname.lastname@example.org
+Rocky Kinsey Hi Rocky, Unfortunately I live in Australia, unfortunate that
is in that I cant catch up with you in Florida right now, I get to Orlando
occasionally, hope to be there this year actually.
I will email you and touch base.
regards JH PS. Anyone who is a ‘Yogi’ golfer is a friend of mine.
Chip I have all 3 of his books. It is unreal what he did. I know someone
who actually knew The Count. I am a pro in FL and have worked with Wild
Bill Mehlhorns friend Bobby Shave. Bobby and Bill knew Yogi. Yogi
references his relationship with Bill and also Mike Austin who I also knew
and spoke with before his death.
With the Moe swing you look like you are lined up straight (watch your
feet) with the Count swing you look closed. With the 4 iron you look WAY
+Lee N The camera angles give a non correct perspective to ball position
most times, as well I aim at a different target every shot I hit so I am
hitting to the right sometimes or left sometimes, generally my shoulder
line is closed at address for most shots, I actually try to be closed up
with my shoulder line at impact deliberately because that ensures I always
hit from inside out .
Thanks JH! As just a production critique may I suggest if you are comparing
swings and clubs that you line up on the same target and show both down the
line and face-on with alignment sticks or better yet a marker in front off
the ball. We would all get more of the nuanced parts of the swing without
any camera angle distortion. Also some slo-mo would be of tremendous value.
If you don’t have the equipment for that could you explain in slo-mo with
what the major parts of the body are doing and what you are feeling through
the swing? Love what you are doing! Keep it up! I had never heard of the
Count and now I’m fascinated! I am a single plane golfer from way back and
always find myself tweeting my swing. Your video on throwing the club back
and using a more rotational swing intrigued me and I have had some success
with that ( more distance). Could you tell me if that video and this have
+Lee N Hi Lee,
I dont use any alignment aids in any of the teaching I do for any of my
students , and I do not ever advocate a ball position for any swing .
The reason for not using alignment sticks etc is because you never want to
teach the brain to rely on any alignment aid or process that you cant use
Alignment sticks are ‘crutches’ for the optics, all they will ever do for
you is show you that you are are aligned to the sticks… and frankly if
you need the ‘sticks’ to get you lined up in order to get your ball to the
practice target you will never develop golf course visual acuity.
You never get the luxury of using ‘sticks’ to get yourself into alignment
on the golf course so why teach the brain to develop a neural /optic
dependence on something you cant use when you need it.
All practice should revolve around golf course ‘orientation’ relative to
targeting, every shot you hit on the course is a ‘different’ alignment’
requirement, you should never develop an ‘in one position’ alignment
‘feeling’, you need to train the eyes to cope with ‘every’ shot alignment
requirement, and that has to be done with a commitment to building ‘golf
course target orientation’ type alignment capabilities.
With regard to suggesting a ball position for ‘other’ players it is
pointless because we all have different bottom of the arc positions because
of individual anatomical makeup, for example a guy like Craig Stadler with
his wide shoulders would not have the same bottom of the arc position as
say Ricky Fowler because of the difference in their shoulder widths and and
their left and right vertical axis positions which are the fulcrum
positions for their arms to swing from.
With regard to ball position I have always just simply moved the ball up or
forward until the student makes good consistent contact, and as well the
reason I have always done that is because one player may l slide laterally
a lot in his swing like Moe did for instance and another might be a big
forward leg poster and be way back when he hits the ball, those two players
need way different ball positions.
I agree I should give more intrinsic detail about the mechanics on
occasions, will try to improve on that, The ‘throwback’ facet of Moe’s
swing is different to that of Count Yogi , the Count had absolutely no
‘deliberate ‘ forces in his swing at all, ..zero….he was the
quintessential momentum ‘gatherer’ …. he had imo the the ‘only’ true
momentum balanced swing in history… I will explain what that is in
another video of the Count’s mechanics soon, glad you like the vids.
I do keep some sticks in the bag but seldom ever use them. I do line my
club up with a revenue spot a foot or two in front of the ball down the
line. I did notice that around 3:13 into the video you put a ball down in
front as a reference but then batted it away later when you started on the
Count’s swing. It did help seeing it there just to know what angle the
camera was at to your line. Looking forward to anymore you have on this
swing ! PS tried your putting tip with going over my dominate left eye. I
can see how this works.
Hi JH (apologies but is your full name John Henry?)
I am really enjoying your videos and some of your advice in the comments
below are fantastic (especially your response to Lee N). Did the Count
already have a concave left wrist at address and just swung it into a
flatter wrist as it approached the top of the backswing? On slow mo videos
it looks as if he didn’t have any active left wrist hinging as he entered
the top of the backswing (almost as if it had hinged earlier)? Apparently
Wild Bill Mehlhorn and Bobby Shave knew him well so just wondering whether
their swing method is similiar to Count Yogi?
+1atomicgolf Many thanks JH (sorry about getting your surname wrong)
had a look at count yogi . im getting excited. if i can hit it better than
moe using yogi . ….im ready. the book is a bit expensive. maybe you can
give us a clue into his method. i thought moe was my guru . but now
important not sure. the count made it look easy. can’t wait to hit the
driving range. cheers
+Lea Pustetto Hi Lea, The Count is different to Moe in that I believe
although his swing is total;y left field in terms of what we normally
consider we should do in the Golf Swing its actually way more ‘Natural’ in
its body movement/processes, and is way easier on the body as well… and
creates a lot more power .
I will be doing a fair bit of Yogi mechanics over the next month so stay
tuned, I am myself learning as I go into my exploration of his swing
mechanics, I have to make calculated assumptions as to what I think he
‘actually’ did in his swing but I think I am getting a good handle on the
process as I do more exploration of his swing.
will stay tuned buddy. thanks
i see your on the count yogi web site front page . you must have made a big
impression on them . ha
+Lea Pustetto I guess Timothy Nichols who is the Count’s Godson clearly saw
that I had a very genuine admiration for Yogi as a person and the way he
developed such an incredible Golf Swing process….as well because there is
no obvious attempt by me to gain anything from a commercial utilization of
Yogi’s story or his swing mechanics.
Both Tim and I share the absolute same admiration of the great man and as
well want to see his wonderful swing mechanics brought back to today’s
generation of World golfers, we can never resurrect the great man himself
but his swing mechanics can be brought back to life.
absolutely , youve got to admire someone that great . he must of been
phenominal. wow. some of those records are incredible.i hope someone starts
a school here.
The Yogi chip, is it a flip? if it is does he flip all his irons?
+D Martins The Yogi action generally is a more flip ‘feeling’ than a normal
Golf swing process for sure because the emphasis is on getting the club
face moving straight ‘up’ through impact , but generally the impact
position is still as it should be in all golf swings back of lead hand in
line with the lead forearm through impact.
What will make the action ‘feel’ like a ‘flip’ is the emphasis of the
shoulders becoming more steep thru impact as a natural reaction to wanting
to hit ‘up’ through impact, and because of the steeper shoulder plane
through impact the hands/forearms do not roll over anywhere as much as a
normal Golf swing release through impact.
Ahh, you answered the question, lol.