11 thoughts on “Parametric Accelleration Count Yogi

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      +michael broderick Hi Michael,
      The driver is a ‘Tour Issue’ type, its only given to Taylormade contracted
      Pro’s, they are the same as what is available to the public but are
      different head weights and have the ‘Hot Melt’ stuff inside , they are COR
      tested so you never get a ‘dead’ head, they are also on occasions different
      loft increments, mine is an 8 degree for example which is not available to
      the public.
      This particular driver is also very open in the face , generally speaking
      they are just drivers that are of a better quality and specific head weight.
      Most times the shafts they come with are way to stiff for the general club
      player, I couldn’t hit the shaft that was in the one I have because it was
      way to stiff and heavy for me..
      cheers JH

  1. michael broderick says:

    Thank you JH for the quick reply. I am heading to the range shortly to
    practice my Yogi. I can hardly wait for the season to begin. I am 60 and
    have always had quite a bit of length,due to parametric acceleration I
    believe , compared to my younger golf cohorts but I want to thank you for
    the additional insight. Hopefully it gives me a leg up on them!

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      +michael broderick Michael I know how good it is to get ‘any’ type of leg
      up on the young guys, we need to take any device/method we can to use as an
      advantage, invariably ‘straight’ distance is better than ‘crooked’ distance
      but ‘straight/longer’ distance is way better again.
      cheers JH.

  2. P SMITH says:

    A very good article explaining parametric acceleration using simple
    diagrams is via adamyounggolf.com
    In the full swing , JH has said that the Count disguised this very well and
    I think that was because he had a bent left arm at address and into the the
    top of his backswing. Imho , I think he used parametric acceleration
    immediately in the transition without trying to create lag, therefore
    straightening the left arm as he released through impact to full
    finish.This is why any parametric acceleration is difficult to see in
    Yogi’s swing.
    Most of the current pros that use parametric acceleration have a straight
    left arm at address and then create a lot of lag into the release area of
    swing and then pull up to utilise parametric acceleration very late into
    impact. As JH mentioned , Jamie Sadlowski looks like he has a chicken wing
    through impact, but really that is just the remnants of his parametric pull
    up action very late in his swing. With regards Yogi’s putting action, if
    you look at the video ‘Count Yogi Hollywood Golf Lesson Makeover’ , at
    point 10 seconds I think you will hear him say ‘Pull down, then prise blade
    up’ . My hearing and the audio quality make it difficult to confirm if this
    is exactly what he said, but if true, it suggests he is using one of the
    advantages of parametric acceleration which is a ‘longer line of
    compression’. Yogi’s right elbow looked almost fixed to his right side
    while his left elbow does extend and retract a little bit more from his
    side. This suggests to me that in the backswing he was allowing the the
    right wrist to bend and ‘pull down and bend’ the left wrist at the same
    time. In the downswing the left wrist pulled the butt of the club up
    vertically as both wrists flexed forward through impact. By pulling the
    butt of the club up vertically , he has created a longer line of
    compression (almost straight for a short time period) through ball on the
    required target line. I might be completely wrong but this is how I see it
    on the videos.

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      +P SMITH The Counts Putting is something I really would like to master, ,
      in order to use his method you really need to use a putter that has a very
      thin sole and a heel mounted shaft because the push down action on the back
      swing and then the corresponding up action through the ball gets the back
      of the putter head angling severely down through impact and any protrusions
      of the club head at the back of the blade will dig into the ground, I have
      tried the action with all of the new modern putter designs and you cant get
      the immediate’up’ action that you need with any head that has anything
      protruding back from the face..
      The very old type putters from the 30’s are the type you need because they
      are so thin in the blade, I have a 50’s Wilson 8802 blade that is the
      thinnest that I have tried and it works ok, but I want to try the super
      thin type because I think it will work great.

    • P SMITH says:

      +1atomicgolf I think I have a similar old blade putter too which might have
      a thinner face than the 8802. I’ll give it a go . Love this Yogi stuff and
      its so much fun.PS. Been practicing today indoors and noticed that you can
      feel a lot more freedom in the ‘flippy’ wrist motion if your hands and
      butt end of shaft is closer to your belly button (with a very light finger
      pressured neutral grip). . My posture is tilted a lot more over the ball
      than normal putting/chipping and my arms are more connected to my body. It
      almost feels as if I am doing the slightest of pivots to get the wrists
      moving back and forth and just feeling the dynamic weight of the club back
      and through. One thing I can’t do with this action is a chip shank as there
      is very little that can go wrong to move the club towards the ball target
      line.

  3. John C says:

    Not sure if you are aware, but Wild Bill Mehlhorn mentioned pulling on the
    club in his swing as told by Robert Shave in his book, “Golf Secrets
    Exposed.”

    • 1atomicgolf says:

      +John C Hi John,
      Bill Melhorn knew Count Yogi, so there was a blending of knowledge I would
      think… and of course Mehlhorn was regarded by Hogan as an incredible ball
      striker, I do know of Robert Shave by one of the teaching Pros from Orlando
      ..Rocky Kinsey….. Rocky told me of Shave, and he has studied Mehlhorn and
      Yogi extensively.
      cheers JH

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