Understanding New Pitching Method In Detail no 1


Birdie Gof - April 14, 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you JH! You are the man!

Chip Satterly - April 14, 2016

Hi JH!!
Thanks for the additional details!

cooljakes - April 15, 2016

Has the rain gone?

    1atomicgolf - April 15, 2016

    +cooljakes. The rain is on and off at the moment, but there are usually
    breaks that I can get on the practice tee for a while in between.the rain

cooljakes - April 15, 2016

Great instruction, JH. THanks

    1atomicgolf - April 15, 2016

    +cooljakes No Worries, glad to help.

cooljakes - April 15, 2016

Got rid of the shanks. Pulling slightly to the left. I guess practice will
make it perfect. Thanks again.

    1atomicgolf - April 15, 2016

    +cooljakes Make sure you keep rotating with the upper body through impact
    or you will just turn a shank into a ‘flat pull’ if you just use the hands
    to go left as conscious thought.

    cooljakes - April 15, 2016

    +1atomicgolf Thanks, working on it , indoors.

Don Ireland - May 5, 2016

i like your videos, I’m using the low hands approach and I’ll give this
chipping method a try. thanks

    1atomicgolf - May 5, 2016

    +Don Ireland Hi Don,
    Chipping /pitching is a personal thing I have found relative to developing
    a a confident ‘feel’ aspect, high hands/low hands/ soft hands/firm
    hands….its all about what you feel ‘comfortable’ with, hope it works for
    cheers JH

SearchBucket2 - May 12, 2016

In my opinion many chipping shanks occur when the right hip/shoulder turn
prematurely into the shot looping the club outside the target line. Keeping
the weight towards the left foot and giving the hands a little more room
can help alleviate that problem.

    1atomicgolf - May 12, 2016

    +SearchBucket2 Not quite sure what you mean with your description here, for
    example my take on your assessment is this, if I load my weight more on my
    lead foot and push my hands further away from my body without my trail arm
    being inside my lead arm my trail shoulder is going to be open to my lead
    shoulder and because my weight is loaded on my lead foot I will be
    promoting an out to in swing path… that body structural setup is designed
    to encourage a lead side delivery of the club to the ball with the lead
    shoulder releasing early and low .
    Anytime you are changing your hand path normal delivery spacing from the
    body through impact you are introducing a ‘hands ‘ direction conflict
    relative to the normal application of swing inertia positioning of the
    hands/arms through impact, I never want to think about making a conscious
    change to anything coming into the impact zone in the Golf swing, ‘More
    room’ for the hands in chipping/pitching can only be a resultant of ‘more
    room’ for the hands/arms by way of a general overall swing structure that
    has in it ‘more room’ for the hands/arms through impact.

    SearchBucket2 - May 12, 2016

    Just pointing out that an in-to-out swing-path is not the only cause of a
    shanked chip.
    If the right side (knee/hip/shoulder) gets too much into the stroke it will
    push the return path outside the line. Keeping the weight towards the left
    side helps prevent this by quieting the right side.

    1atomicgolf - May 13, 2016

    +SearchBucket2 I agree that shanking can come from ‘any’ direction,
    invariably the better player shanks from in to out because they have a
    better swing path direction, I stood beside one of Australia’s best known
    World Tour players and watched him hit the most perfect ‘shanks’ with a 5
    iron for 10 minutes, absolutely ‘perfect’ in to out hosel rockets.
    I know what you are getting at but I think any loading on the lead
    foot/side invariably makes it harder to stop the trail shoulder/side from
    wanting to rotate ‘more’ around the loaded lead side axis, if I want to hit
    a quick ‘cut’ shot I setup exactly as you are saying because I want my
    trail shoulder to get out and across the delivery line severely to create
    the cut spin shot shape, I want my trail shoulder to get active early and
    Everyone as I always say can get their bodies/swings to do what they want
    it to do , I just think for the majority of players the process
    understanding I have proposed is reasonably easily applied as solution to
    most shanking problems.
    cheers JH

8acenelson - October 16, 2016

Hey JH–I really enjoy your vids.
Your new pitching method is fascinating and reminds me that many great
things are chance discoveries. I’m looking forward to practicing it on the
range. Before I do, I’m wondering if this be adapted to chipping and sand
shots as well?

    1atomicgolf - October 17, 2016

    You can use the process for chipping and sand shots …but it just requires
    a bit more application… as far as sand shots go …have a look at my
    latest video that will be up tonight sometime called …’The Davinci Code
    Swing In The Bunker’… its a very easy way to play bunker shots.
    cheers JH

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