34 Responses to “Count Yogi Announcement”

  1. <path_to_url> Lea Pustetto

    that’s a bit unfair. jh. the dude is obviously scared your going to make
    some sort of money out of this. but your just showing how great the count
    was. i don’t get it. ?

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Lea Pustetto Hi Lea, I don’t know that its Tim Nicholls that is worried so
      much as the people he has as certified instructors, Tim seems a decent sort
      of a person and the tone of his email certainly didn’t reflect how I
      thought he was, I just think he got stampeded by people in his teaching
      group that didn’t take the time or effort to see what I was doing was in
      fact a significant benefit to them because I was highlighting the Counts
      profile etc.
      Never mind, its a pity for sure that Yogi mechanics will get no more
      exposure from me because I genuinely love his swing and his story.
      I actually told the guy that I never intended to do anything commercially
      with Yogi mechanics because of my normal teaching roster of people from all
      around the world that I deliberately capped 2 years ago because it was so
      numbers demanding on my available time, I could have a 1000 people as a
      regular clientele if I wanted it , every student I have has come to me way
      of recommendation, I have never solicited a lesson ever so I don’t need nor
      intended to do anything with Yogi commercially.
      cheers JH

  2. <path_to_url> Aussie Mike

    Makes me angry JH. You did not deserve that.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +michael jirgensons Thanks for the support Michael, as I said I dont think
      it was Tim Nicholls so much as people within his teaching staff, it is a
      pity all round for sure, Yogi deserves to be shared by as many people who
      are interested as I see it.
      cheers JH

  3. <path_to_url> Lee N

    JH….sorry t hear this. I had never knew anything about Count Yogi and was
    fascinated after hearing you talk about him. It started a conversation with
    my friends who had also never heard of him. Trying to find more information
    on him I went to the Internet which has very little. You showed more about
    his swing than anything I had found. If those folks would really like to
    make some money they should take a page from the Graves brothers. They are
    both muti millionaires now. Moe Norman is promoted by many people including
    you and the more he is promoted the more interest and the more money the
    Graves boys make. To bad the Yogi folks don’t use them as for a model for
    their business. Keep up the good work, I learn something with each video.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Lee N Hi Lee, I would have thought the Yogi people would have embraced
      ‘all’ the promotion they can get from ‘anyone’ about the Count, frankly I
      think maybe Tim Nicholls after seeing my video which I sent to him
      personally will probably agree with your assessment of the situation and
      want me to keep talking about the great man and his swing mechanics, maybe
      the ‘Count ‘will ‘Rise’ again, lets wait and see.
      cheers JH.

  4. <path_to_url> P SMITH

    Hi JH – I don’t think Count Yogi would be impressed if he were alive today.
    From what I’ve heard he was a very generous man and wanted to give golf to
    the world. It’s so sad but hopefully you can promote your own swing and
    call it ‘Count Hensby’. That wouldn’t break any trademark description.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +P SMITH Hi Keith,
      ‘Count Hensby’ … now there is a name I would love to have on my business
      cards etc..lol…..I think as I said to Lee below the Yogi people will come
      around and understand its just crazy to want to kill ‘any’ exposure they
      can get for their own teaching schools, I am on their side , I am not in
      competition with them, ok I may be explaining by way of my own assessment
      of the Count’s swing mechanics a different explanation than that of what
      they see and want to teach in his swing.
      I can understand that aspect for sure, however the advantage as I see it is
      they can use my lack of inside information and and say to people that what
      I am extolling is only ‘part’ of the ‘real’ story of the Count’s mechanics
      and mental approach and that by going to their schools ‘everything’ will be
      revealed, that’s what I would say if I were the Yogi people.
      cheers JH .

    • <path_to_url> P SMITH

      +1atomicgolf Did you know that they are using your letters to promote the
      Count Yogi Swing ? Have a look at their website (
      countyogigolf.com/index.html) and scroll to the bottom.


  5. <path_to_url> Terry Jenkins

    This really sucks! What we have here is a classic case of greed and
    paranoia. Count Yogi was a great golfer, an original talent, and a man who
    wanted the world to learn from him. Tragically, his decendants are only
    interested in cashing in and making money. One glance at Amazon easily
    confirms this – they are massively overcharging for the Count’s books,
    which in my opinion is exactly what the Count would NOT have wanted. With
    his legacy in the hands of these greedy morons, Count Yogi will be
    completely forgotten, and that’s extremely sad. You tried to revive his
    memory JH, and that’s to your credit. Shame on the small minded, money
    grabbing cretins who ruined your good work.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Terry Jenkins Hi Terry, Thanks for the vote of support.. but in defence of
      Tim Nicholls who owns Yogi Golf and is the Count’s Godson I think he only
      acted in response to some pressure he got from his teaching people, as I
      understand all the guys associated with Yogi Golf are good guys, I just
      think they didn’t take the time to evaluate what I was doing with Count
      Yogi and his story etc, ok I clearly don’t know the intricacies of the
      Counts swing or his mindset and the fact that I was extolling ‘my’ opinion
      of Yogi mechanics etc it may have been thought of by the Yogi teachers that
      in some way Yogi’s true mechanics understanding may have been corrupted in
      relative terms.
      I think that could be the issue the guys had, as I said I believe the Yogi
      guys just over reacted to the modicum of promotion Yogi was getting from my
      channel and our very ‘small/select’ group of enthusiasts, as a group heck
      we are probably the smallest on the internet, but that’s why I like the way
      we go about our quest for things different in the Golf Swing, and because
      we are such a small group I don’t understand how what happens on our
      channel could be a problem.
      cheers JH

  6. <path_to_url> Lea Pustetto

    yeah its a shame , but the more people that talk about his swing and show
    his swing the better everyone will be. they`ll be enjoying golf . ha

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Lea Pustetto Hi Lea,
      I think the storm will blow over, I have contacted Tim Nicholls today after
      he had apologised for the demand to stop doing stuff Yogi, he is such a
      passionate guy about all things Yogi that I am sure he will see after
      reflection that I will never be detrimental to Count Yogi’s story or his
      Golf Swing.
      cheers Jh

  7. <path_to_url> connery88

    hi jh
    i always thought something stupid and disrespect for a enthusiastic and
    great work with no financial profit like you did mostly happens in my region
    some people think everybody else is acting like they do
    its only jelosity
    keep up with your precios work
    i love it
    grets to do from austria

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +connery88 Hi Connery,
      Thanks for the support… I really believe the whole thing was just a
      mistake caused by an over reaction by a few people, I think reality will
      prevail and Yogi will ‘live again’ on our channel’
      cheers JH.

  8. <path_to_url> Lea Pustetto

    great to hear. common sense prevails. cheers buddy. go the count.

  9. <path_to_url> connery88

    ohhh man your so generous and realaty open thinking guy
    your aussis must be different
    hope to visit your country
    see u

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +connery88 Hi Markus,
      If people take the time to look at my videos after finding them which is
      not easy because I don’t promote them …the least I can do is respond to
      any queries they may have, Australia is a great country … probably the
      best in the world for playing Golf, where I live you can play 365 days a
      year if you want.
      cheers JH

  10. <path_to_url> Pat Ryan

    Stupid, short-sighted move on their part. Their loss JH- soldier on.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Pat Ryan Hi Pat,
      I think they will come to their senses and conclude they were over reacting
      in doing what they did, I hope so at least because Yogi is a fascinating
      study of Golf Swing mechanics.
      cheers Jh

  11. <path_to_url> ronbo

    JH as a count yogi golfer here in hawaii I enjoyed your take on the count’s
    swing. I have emailed Tim with questions about the count and his swing and
    he answered all of them, a really nice guy. I agree with you that maybe his
    instructors were having a problem. I still enjoy all of your lessons and
    hopefully you can get back to the count one day. Aloha

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +ronbo Hi Ronbo, The Yogi guys and I have cleared everything up and all is
      well with the “count’ again, really it was all an over reaction from people
      ( and myself frankly) just trying to protect Yogi’s swing story and make
      sure it didn’t get diluted or represented in a manner that was not as
      informed as it really should be, and I can understand that concern.
      However the Yogi guys now know I have nothing but the best interests of all
      that is ‘Yogi’ at heart, Tim is comfortable that I will always present
      anything Yogi in a purely ‘overview’ manner, the ‘total’ aspect of Yogi
      mechanics should always be sourced from Tim Nichols and his appointed
      Hey we are ‘all’ of the same persuasion when it comes to getting the ‘Yogi’
      story as much publicity as we can, but to get the real ‘DNA’ of his
      mechanics you need to talk with the Yogi official instructor group, I only
      ever present a ‘surface’ story … the real information lies with Tim
      Nicholls and his guys and should be sourced from them accordingly.
      So I will be on occasions doing some ‘overview’ stuff on Yogi again, man
      you live in a great part of the world there in Hawaii.
      cheers Jh

  12. <path_to_url> michael estorick

    No one owns Count Yogi, so don’t let anyone threaten you with copyright
    infringement, just call it by another name iif you are worried, and carry
    on giving the sound advice you do. Perhaps you don’t know what Yogi’s
    infallible mental set-up was, but I suspect no one else does either. The
    important thing is that he was not a charlatan and that his method works,
    nothing else matters. It is shame almost no one has ever heard of him, but
    there was a time when Moe Norman was pretty much unknown too. What’s
    interesting is that they believed completely in what they were doing, yet
    are at completely opposite ends of the spectrum in their approach and
    method. But before people come to believe in Yogi, it is important that all
    the claims made about his record-breaking are backed up by evidence.
    Otherwise it is just talk.

    • <path_to_url> michael estorick

      I’m glad you’ve sorted it out with the Yogi ‘authorities’!
      Two things: firstly, many thanks for your putting advice about setting up
      using the dominant eye. It makes a huge difference, although I never know
      if the putt is left to right or right to left (or even straight), but once
      I am staring at the hole with my dominant eye my body sets up automatically
      on the right line. No more plumb bobbing or keeping my eye on the third
      blade of golf on the left to hit over!
      Secondly: if you (JH) hit the ball further following Yogi’s method or
      letting your right elbow fly, why don’t you stick with that, rather than
      return to your ‘normal’ swing? The Yogi method (or whatever one wants to
      call it) does take one’s mind off the components of the swing, so that one
      doesn’t quite know what’s happened, other than the ball flying long and
      straight. Is this because placing the right foot actually starts the swing
      (or the rhythm), a bit like waggling used to? (one, two three, bang…)

    • <path_to_url> michael estorick

      +michael estorick
      ps I am planning to write a piece on Yogi for Golf Monthly, an intelligent
      ‘literary’ golf mag in the UK edited by a financial journo called Tim
      Dickson who was last year’s Captain of Royal Wimbledon which celebrated 150
      years. Worth looking at, and also writing for (I got a case of decent Argie
      red for a piece I wrote on a Scottish amateur golfer called Jim Miller, who
      stuffed Johnny Miller twice in two days when visited Scotland with the
      Brigham Young Uni team in c 1969). Jim was club champ at Brora ( home of
      the James Braid Society) 25 times before he was 50 but never played
      international golf because of the distances before bridges were built
      connected the north of Scotland with ‘civilisation.’

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +michael estorick Hi Michael,
      I’m glad the dominant eye process works for you, ‘reading’ putts is a
      ‘whole’ new area, its an area that I have not done really any work on , I
      never spoke to Moe Norman about putting because he didn’t like putting.
      I go back to my own swing most times because its a no brainer relative to
      setup and tempo because I have hit so many balls with that swing, and
      because it works pretty well , the distance thing I find I can increase
      with driver spec set up and ball selection rather than having to change my
      swing as such.
      All the swing changes I advocate are for players that don’t have a reliable
      swing , my swing is a ‘repeater’ so I really don’t need to change it , I do
      all the time ‘tweak’ it with additional bits of the stuff I talk about but
      its mostly feel stuff and it really doesn’t manifest itself into a
      different’look’ of swing.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +michael estorick Let me know what month the story will be published, we
      get Golf Monthly over here , sounds like Jim Miller could really Golf his
      ball, Johnny Miller was a standout in college Golf so to have beat him
      twice at that stage was incredible, 25 club championships isn’t to shabby
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> michael estorick

      Sorry JH, I don’t know what I was thinking, but I meant Golf Quarterly not
      Golf Monthly. I’ll get in touch with Tim Nicholls to see if he can verify
      any of Yogi’s records, without which I don’t think people will want to read
      about him).
      I understand your point about advising people who have unreliable swings.
      At the moment I find myself stuck between adopting Yogi’s one two three
      four fire set-up, which has speeded up my game (and helped my balance), and
      dragging the club head back with that swishing motion, which doesn’t work
      well for me because it causes me to sway onto the back foot, where I am
      habitually stuck. My swing has always been a bit too inside and round the
      body with not enough extension. I took up golf at 50 and 15 years on am
      still trying to find a reliable method which stops me thinking too much, or
      experimenting (which I can’t help doing on the course!). Once I start the
      backswing I don’t have another thought, so Yogi has been a huge help, but
      emptying the head also seems essential. As does not being afraid to swing.
      But you know all this stuff.
      Do please let me know if you have any particular thoughts about Yogi which
      you think NEED to be said/emphasised, as you clearly understand where his
      power came from. Esto

  13. <path_to_url> michael estorick

    i’ve sent you a couple of further emails which have come out as replies
    below, in case you haven;t seen them.

  14. <path_to_url> D Martins

    You’re not infringing on anything, you’re not selling anything. To bad
    because they’re great videos. Hope it all works out.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +D Martins I The Yogi guys are fine with what I am doing now and going
      forward, so the Count will get some more videos.
      cheers JH.

  15. <path_to_url> Steve Eyler

    It’s a shame Tim Nicholls removed practically all of the content related to
    the Count. I doubt seriously he or any of his people could teach the swing.
    The videos he had of himself supposedly using the Count’s approach were
    ridiculous. He didn’t look anything like the Count and could barely keep
    his balance when he completed the swing. I can’t imagine very many people
    pay for his instruction.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Steve Eyler Hi Steve, I cant swing like Yogi either, not remotely, all
      anyone can do is espouse what they ‘ believe ‘ Yogi did in his swing in the
      best way they know how, Tim clearly had a lot of time spent with Yogi and I
      think he knows more about Yogi’s swing thoughts than anyone else , I have
      seen some of his students and they did have the Yogi ‘look’ about them for
      Tim is genuine in his approach to getting what he considers the ‘true’ Yogi
      mechanics out to people, its a tough thing to get right commercially and I
      know what Tim is going through trying to get a Yogi teaching process in
      place, he is committed to getting Yogi back to prominence in today’s
      Golfing World .
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> Steve Eyler

      I think he had an amazingly positive temperament. He’s someone I would like
      to have met. On his swing, he does something quite interesting. He doesn’t
      attempt to create lag at all.If you watch a chest on view of a slow motion
      swing and track his hand his swing actually gets wider on the down swing
      versus pulling in closer to his body and there isn’t a an angle between his
      left forearm and the club. He releases from the top versus building lag.
      Great videos to watch!