Short Controlled Acceleration Swing 1


Aussie Mike - August 16, 2014

Thank you

    1atomicgolf - August 18, 2014

    Hi Mike,
    Two word comment says it all, I hope the video was
    enlightening for you, it really is a very simple swing to uptake and the
    results can be amazing, a couple of guys I teach tried it yesterday and
    were just shaking their heads in disbelief at its results.
    The secret is the smooth acceleration and the the
    ‘no hit’ at the ball , the left arm parallel to the ground at the top of
    the back swing is also a very important key, its so simple its crazy the
    motion has not been promoted before. regards JH

    Aussie Mike - October 20, 2014

    +1atomicgolf The results have been better with the short and mid irons but
    I continue to work at it. Smooth acceleration with pivot and connection are
    improving my game.

I'm Simon - September 22, 2014

JH what is the feel? I mean are you taking it back with the hands? the
arms? or is it the body that is the power on the way back?
On the downswing, what is the initial move? Would you call it an arm swing,
hands, or is it a body pivot that powers the downswing?
Thanks, enjoy your videos…

    1atomicgolf - September 24, 2014

    Hi Simon,
    The back-swing is very definitely a body/arms connection all
    going away at the same time, imagine the upper arms triceps area glued to
    the inside of the Pec area , the elbow of the right arm can be free from
    the upper body/rib-cage but only the amount that occurs whilst keeping the
    upper arm glued to the Pec area.
    Whatever level of connection you have on the back-swing you
    need to ‘try’ and ‘increase’ that amount of connection on the downswing,the
    whole action is pivot ‘driven’ and the hands arms are completely passive
    going back and starting down to the ball, the pivoting of the hip girdle
    going back and coming down is the power accumulator for the hands/arms
    I personally put a lot of right foot/knee ‘drive’ early in the
    downswing to take the urge out the hands/arms wanting to apply themselves
    early on in the downswing, in fact when I am hitting the ball well I feel
    as if my right knee is driving past my right forearm before impact, that
    doesnt actually happen but it needs to ‘feel’ as if it does.
    regards JH

cliff waits - September 11, 2015

JH…I’m going to the range today to work on this swing. I like the
“minimalist” approach.

Time for a new video??

    1atomicgolf - September 13, 2015

    Hi Cliff,
    I have been in the middle of moving residence for the last few months so
    the video’s have been hard to coordinate at the venue I used to use because
    its 160 kilometer’s from my new address, however my new home has its ‘own’
    practice fairway and I have just finished setting up the filming areas and
    my teaching tee areas so I will be doing some new vids from this week on.
    The good thing about the break is I have had a lot of time to think about
    some new ideas which I think everyone will like a lot, I cant wait to put
    the ‘new’ ideas/processes on video, I have trialed them in the last few
    days and they work a treat, and so they should because they should because
    they are really the ‘non negotiable s’ of swing mechanics, you cant swing
    consistently and make good contact and have good accuracy if you” dont” do
    these things.
    regards JH.

Deacon and Dad - December 14, 2015

do you teach more of the moe norman method or conventional

    1atomicgolf - December 14, 2015

    +Benjamin Jones Hi Benjamin, I teach all processes of the golf swing…. I
    am a basically a ‘fixer’ of swings generally… if players want to change
    to something like Moe’s method I give them an honest appraisal as to their
    capabilities to embrace the method because of its great difference to their
    existing golf swings.
    To make big changes to most peoples golf swings really doesn’t make a lot
    of sense unless you are young and have the time and commitment for
    ‘big’changes to the golf swing …most competent swing problems can be
    addressed easily by myself on most occasions because the problems are
    normally just structural re adjustments/resetting of the original swing
    when it was working OK.
    To change a persons normal swing mechanics to something very different is a
    big commitment and frankly most club golfers just don’t have the time or
    true requirement for ‘radical’ golf swing mechanics changes, I can ‘Tune
    Up’ most reasonably competent golf swings with very little structural
    changes being required, if the players swing ‘worked’ well once it can be
    made work well again, its only a matter of understanding an individuals
    bio-mechanical capabilities and then working within those capabilities.
    regards JH

Deacon and Dad - December 14, 2015

and yes i subscribed

Mike Bailey - February 17, 2016

This a great example of less is more.

    1atomicgolf - February 17, 2016

    +Saul Montanza That’s a great analogy/description of the Short Controlled
    Swing , ok its not for everyone but it does have a lot to recommend it for
    those players that have trouble with controlling a long loose swing, lots
    of people I have exposed to the mechanics have had great success with it.
    regards JH

D Martins - April 15, 2016

As a golfer playing with an ascending aneurysm I’m looking for a swing that
doesn’t make me coil as much any ideas? count yogi, Mike Austin?

    1atomicgolf - April 15, 2016

    +D Martins Wow… that’s a tough one to solutionize…. when you say your
    condition is not conducive to ‘coiling’ do you mean specifically ‘coiling’
    or ‘rotating’…. ‘Coiling’ is invariably turning with torque attached,
    ‘rotating’ is turning without any deliberate ‘torquing’ up of the
    I can understand you wouldn’t want any stresses on the central chest part
    of your body which would be subjected to stresses because of the resistance
    to the turning by the ‘torque’ factor of resistance to the turning, if you
    just let your right side be passive on the backswing with no resistance in
    the trail leg or hip the body should just turn in a softish circle .
    OK you wont have any ‘stored’ energy as such because you didn’t turn
    against any resistance like the trail knee or hip so there will be no
    ‘elastic’ reflex motion to create storage of energy in the downswing
    against the club head by the wrists hands etc.
    However because you made a backswing turn with no resistance to the body
    you should have been able to go back quite a way with your shoulders/ arms
    , more so than than in a normal ‘resisted’ backswing, and as a result the
    club head should travel further than normal which should create enough
    speed to offset the loss of the ‘coil torque’ power producers.
    Now because you have no torque in the swing at the top you will have no
    automatic starting down mechanism which is invariably the lower body in a
    torqued up type swing, so you have to make sure you somehow start the
    downswing with the lower body otherwise you will just throw your hands at
    the ball as the first start down process.
    So you need to mentally key on starting the downswing with your lead knee
    and forget about everything else , if you do that the hands/arms have to be
    ‘followers’ not ‘leaders in the downswing.
    I guess you could technically just not turn at all with your body in the
    backswing and just lift your arms/hands straight up and let them ‘fall’
    down to the ball at impact, that would take any turning of the chest out of
    the swing but it would not generate much power .
    Mike Austin coiled up unbelievably because he was so flexible and strong so
    his swing is not a model for you, Count Yogi didnt coil as much but was a
    huge ‘turner’ of his body, ok he did not stress his body with torque but it
    did move through a huge range of turning motion, I guess the only thing I
    can say is don’t load up your backswing with tension or torque, just let
    the lead side of the body move to the trail side with no resistance, man
    that’s a tough problem to come up with a solution with merit..
    cheers JH

    D Martins - April 15, 2016

    yes, it is a tough problem even a deadly problem, lol… Thank you for the
    response I will try it and see how it works out.
    Thanks again.

Alan Martins - May 31, 2016

Jh, went out yesterday and played 9 holes with no swing thoughts and shot a
2 under. just thought about hitting to target with no thoughts. it works.

    1atomicgolf - June 1, 2016

    Hi Alan,
    Wow thats a good result, the ‘targeting’ thought is so strong that if you
    apply it absolutely with great commitment it virtually programmes all the
    physical/mechanical swing requirements to produce the swing you need to get
    the ball to the ‘target'[…ok you have to have already a swing that has
    good structure obviously and if that is the case the ‘thinking target’ only
    lets those good mechanics perform in an unobstructed manner.
    cheers JH.

    Alan Martins - June 6, 2016

    Yes, I already have a swing but when you swing with no thought I’m so much
    more accurate and 1/2 club longer. A baseball player has no swing thoughts,
    a hockey player has no shot thoughts, when you throw something there is no
    thought except target, why have all those swing thoughts in golf?

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