15 thoughts on “More Moe Particle specifics

  1. Thomas Slagle says:

    Any tips on how to hit those irons without a divot? I would like to just
    “brush the grass” but it is difficult for me . Perhaps your impact is just
    shallower than mine.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      You know I have always been a ‘shaver’ of the ball rather than a digger, I
      think its because I have a left elbow that was injured back before I
      started playing golf and it doesn’t like to straighten through impact and
      beyond and as result I get a bit of chicken wing which gets the club going
      level to a bit up through the ball, I have always been able to hit long
      irons easily because of that I think, and why I have been straight driver
      of the ball, I love tight lies because I just sweep the ball away.
      The strange thing for me has always been my not so good results with the 3
      wood of the ground , I dont know if its the general length of a 3 wood that
      doesn’t suit my action but I actually have to hit down on the 3 wood to
      make good contact, its only been since the clubs got longer over the years,
      the old wooden 3 wood I could hit of a concrete road because of its shorter
      length .
      The guy that owns the range where I practice says he never knows where I
      have been practicing because I never leave divot patches, all the other
      young guys and Pros leave areas totally denuded of grass and earth, as Moe
      said..’ I could hit of your head and only touch a few hairs’… I used to
      hit balls of the face of a watch at clinics years back, it was a hoot
      because I would be wearing a Rolex that people didn’t know was a fake worth
      50 bucks and I used to say ..’Watch this, I dont take divots so I can hit
      of the face of my Rolex Watch’.. and I did, it blew people away, I must see
      if I have that old fake Rolex still and do it on one of my videos.
      cheers JH

    • Alan Martins says:

      JH, kinda like Calvin Peete? he also had elbow issues and was as straight
      as they come.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      I actually had a set of the Natural Golf clubs in the exact specs of Moes
      Clubs, E 3 swingweight,woods and irons, they were surprisingly easy to hit
      if you swung smoothly with them, the were like a sledgehammer in that once
      you got them going they just plowed through the ball.
      I played with them for a while and hit them well, I only stopped playing
      with them because someone bought them off me..
      I haven’t had any modern day clubs in that spec, would I recommend that
      swingweight, not unless you are quite strong and have a smooth tempo, Moe
      swung the club briskly but his tempo was actually very smooth.
      cheers JH

  2. P SMITH says:

    Hi JH – When you do your backswing , is your right elbow still sort of
    keeping its relationship with reference to your right hip (ie. from a
    vertical perspective)? So when you hinge your right wrist , and then turn
    your hips, does your right elbow just bend up in front of your hip to
    complete that restricted backswing (ie. elbow not being pulled behind you)?
    So in effect, any cocking of your left wrist is caused by the cocking of
    your right elbow not by the cocking of your right wrist.

    PS. Will you be doing any videos on scoring shots like chipping and
    pitching out of rough to close greens etc? Finding that I am shanking a lot
    of balls when opening that face and trying to chip/pitch out of semi-rough.
    Dead scared of trying those shots now.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      Hi Keith,
      My right elbow just gets its formation from the pulling inside of the
      hands/arms on the backswing which for me is very deliberate, my hands push
      down and inside which automatically keep pressure on the right elbow to not
      elevate it.
      The short shot out of rough from close to the green can be a problem if you
      combine a really open club face and to much of an open stance, I hardly
      change my address stance at all for those type of shots and I have zero
      forward shaft angle lean in the shot, if you open the face and have the
      shaft way forward its hard to get the release done with the lower speed of
      that type of swing, I will do a video on that stuff when I do the Moe
      Particle bunker shot video.
      cheers JH

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      Hogan’s Twist that Tom Bertrand refers to is a ‘cupping’ action of the left
      wrist, I dont advocate that , most of my swings incorporate a ‘hinging’
      action which is a ‘square to square’ type trail wrist movement of the back
      of the trail hand moving towards the outside of the trail forearm, as if
      you were setting the trail hand up for a ‘slapping’ action at the ball.
      cheers JH

    • bloatedman says:

      Isn’t the hinging action a Mike Austin or Count Yogi trait? This wrist
      /hand movement reminds me of Gary Player’s strike the match move and maybe
      Mr. Hogan was refering to this with his three right hands. In several
      videos Mr. Norman made the statement he was the only golfer living that had
      the feeling of greatness. Was he indicating that he believed Mr. Hogan also
      used this swing idea? Thanks for another fine video.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      The hinging action in Mike austin and Count Yogi was predominantly through
      impact rather than in the backswing, I asked Moe about his statement of
      being the only player with the ‘Feeling Of Greatness’….he said he just
      meant he personally felt he could do anything he wanted with his golf shots
      from the very first time he found his swing and the feeling ‘never’ left
      him, he didn’t believe any other player had the absolute conviction that
      their swing would never go away or break down, he knew his wouldn’t , which
      I guess would be a ‘Great Feeling’…
      Hogan certainly had the incredible commitment of impact delivery with his
      trail hand that Moe did but achieved it differently in that his ‘lead’
      loading was influenced more by the rotating of his lead hip and and right
      side leg drive , whereas Moe pulled unbelievably hard with his his lead
      hand/arm and moved his hips laterally as apposed to rotating them , ok
      Hogan moved his hips laterally to but then rotated them before impact, Moe
      did not.
      Mike Austin certainly hit incredibly hard with his trail hand in a very
      deliberate manner, all good ball strikers hit with their trail hand hard,
      but some just emphasis that action more than others, as did
      Hogan/Moe/Austin/Yogi.
      cheers JH

  3. Jerry Wilson says:

    jh I’m definitely a Moe disciple. these videos are fantastic, useful, and
    easy to apply. well done mate.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      Hi Jerry,
      Glad you are getting something from the videos, they are of course only
      ‘my’ take on Moe’s mechanics and clearly not the definitive explanation of
      the ‘absolute’s’ of his mechanics, as long as there is something that helps
      players to use the basics of Moe’s mechanics I am happy.
      cheers JH

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