Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Davinci Code Golf
Is the main benefit of this swing over the original Davinci that you dont have to make as aggressive of a forward pivot with the right hip? I’ve struggled with Davinci since my body does not seem built for an aggressive pivot and if I pivot a fraction too early the ball goes hard left.
And one other question, how firm are you squeezing the grip in this swing?
Well done JH – I think original Davinci talked of square to square – Does the new ‘fanning’ motion not open the clubface on downswing? Thanks.
The fanning of the trail hand is a square vertical action… the forearm rotates the hand with the same plane action that you would be on if you were turning a door knob ‘open’ ..but with your fingers on top of the door knob and not under it or to the side of the knob… I will do more on that on the next videos.
Really Covering it JH. I broke it down frame by frame but its just a blur. That’s a good thing, but it lessons the effect of seeing. Someone must have an Iphone or high speed camera you could use. I can see that the Riser has a more under release than the Curve ball, I would like to whats happening between the hands.
There is a lot to come in the finer details….the finger throwing away from the forearm by way of the wrist hinge throw away is such a big part of this process, when I make up the training device it will be more readily visually understood… when you refer to ‘the hands’… its for me only consciously the trail hand that is doing everything… the lead hand clearly is in on the act but its being motivated into action by the trail hand dominance.
You are all over it Dave,
Great back swing position Just need more super glue on the elbow to upper hip joint area at impact…when you actually get the super glued feeling of the hip area of the trail elbow you will be amazed at the ‘Trebuchet’ type action of the trail forearm/wrist hinge.
Can you give me your email address…mine is email@example.com…some of the side stuff I am doing I think will be of interest to you.
I’ve been studying Lee and JH you are what he calls pushing it. I’ve had it somewhat .
I’ve also been studying fast pitch softball. As they come into their arm winding back they sit into their right hip, almost straight down. This gives me room to keep the right arm close as I am pushing through.
I am trying to get that tilted back upper spine post ball release that the pitchers get… upper trail shoulder back and humerus angled forward but connected at the upper hip area.
This reminds me of Bruce Lee’s famous one inch punch. A shortness of the swing is mind blowing. I would really like to understand what exactly JH is doing.
I will be elaborating more of the ‘intrinsic’ aspects of the swing mechanics going forward… I am not doing a good job at the moment of explaining the ‘what I Am really Doing’ in the swing right now … its so much of a new body feel that I have yet to come up with descriptive terminology to enable people to uptake on the process more easily…. but I am working on it .
cheers JH PS… Even I am surprised at the shortness of the swing when I see it on video… my lead shoulder is only turning about 40 degs most times on the back swing but I still can get normal power from the reduced range of motion.
You are sir are one of the best on YouTube.. thanks for all you do sir
Its my pleasure… its only a fellow Golf nut looking for the the mythical ‘Secret’ of the Golf Swing….and if people like you want to come on the journey that’s great…. having said that I think the Davinci Code swing has real potential to a ‘secret of sorts’….
Hi again JH I tried this today and with this action put into the swing it gave the most amazing ball flight and distance. It is quite remarkable. This was my first go at this and will stick with it some more and see how it progresses. RegardsTony
Hi Tony,That’s impressive to get that type of result first up… the process is not easy to change to after normal type swing mechanics, jkust take the baby steps first up and you should get some good results.
I think I took to this idea quickly because my local professional teaches a one plane swing to those it suits. He also says that the club head catches up when the hands exit left with a sort of throwing action of the club head. This will obviously create more club head speed. This soft ball action made what my professional was saying simple to understand and worked great for me. Maybe he was on the same track as you. All in all a very good way for me to hit the ball without excessive movement and without any painful after effects following 50 years of hard graft. The soft ball feel clinched it. Can I take it to the course? Time will tell P.S. I also hit the ball well with the gate post swing. Cheers and I look forward to any further updates.
Hello JH….been following you for a while now and I really like the DaVinci code process. I realize that no one swing feel fits all, but this short back swing with a good amount of wrist hinge and just firing the trail hand and pivot at the ball is working very nicely for me. My distance is at least one club better because my ball flight is lower from my old swing..
I’ve always been a flipper with very high ball flights. I have to play two clubs up just to get the needed distance.. What did it for me was your last video where you stated that this swing is going to look “funny.” Yes it did, your follow through was very “flat” and stopped below shoulder height. I started as you suggested with a 9 iron doing chips and pitches to get the feel. I normally chip and pitch with a 9i anyway.
After a few really low follow through swings, I was able to get the same result with a more complete follow through. I am getting that baby draw you talk about. I don’t think about where the BS goes, all I think is hinge the wrists and fire the club at the ball.
I have to tell you I used to play fast pitch softball (pitcher) so your softball release “feel” really sealed the deal for me. I don’t think this process is going to take to long to in-grain. I’m quite excited at this point. Thanks again for all you do.
Well you should pick the swing process up better than most because of your softball background .. the stuff I am going to do today ( which I did yesterday but didn’t have the audio on with my camera) should really help to get more understanding of the swing process.
Hi JH. It’s all very fascinating. 75 years old wow. You’re in great shape. I’ve got the same comb problem as you. In Oz, you’re melting. In Largs, Scotland we’re freezing. Desperate to get out and try this obvious breakthrough. Hard to see the ball. But obviously from your reaction you’re striking is fantastic. One thing I’ve noticed is that in your practice movement you’re cocking (or hinging?) the shaft to vertical, whereas in the shot the shaft goes to max. 45 degrees. It’s clear that you are discovering movement and thoughts daily. Enjoying your journey of discovery. Regards.
I am ‘discovering’ movements and accompanying thoughts everyday…. I am not doing in my back swing as I am rehearsing in my practice swing because my old swing program is so ingrained it will take some time to override it with the new program.
Where I live a ‘cold’ day is 14 degs Celsius…..I dont own any ‘long’ pants….
I think you will find the next batch of videos very informing… especially the ‘training’ belt setup … when you do get the positioning of the trail arm correct at address and impact you will be amazed at the ball flight you will get.
The best swing there is. I am curious what you think of the 10 fiinger grip? With the DaVinci swing it seems easier for me to release the clubhead. Thanks for your reply.
I think the split grip is ok if it works for you… I personally have not been able to get it to work for me over the years…I haven’t given up on it totally as yet because Lee Comeaux uses it with great effect… I just need to know how his grip actually is constructed.
The point about it easier to release the club head makes some sense with the Davinci Code swing now because we are wanting to throw the trail hand so much more aggressively with the softball pitching action and having the bottom hand more independent as you do with a split grip I would think makes a lot of sense.
I will work with it for a while. (ten finger grip) JH if you wanted to rule the world of golf you would teach this swing to the masses. No ripping the back apart, easy to repeat, and best of all wonderful immediate results. It is the best. I have taken lessons from a tour winner, natural golf instructors every where, on and on and this is the best.
I actually hope to be able to bring this swing to the World in a formally presented DVD teaching presentation…. I truly believe it is a swing for the masses … when you have ‘all’ the ingredients of the mechanics ingrained I just think the swing will never leave you because of the trapped nature of the swing dynamics.
i agree totally with rrasmussen32, this is the very best swing of them all – so easy to lesrn and perform, immediate results and very repeatable!
I am surprised that players are getting good results so quickly with the little information I have provided to date…. I intend to have a much fuller easier uptake package of information to work with soon.
Its going to get more ‘Amazing’ as it develops .
At 4:00 you have a pre rehearsal hinge, then your take away is quite different. Can you explain this please. Looks good can’t wait to try this on the range.
Hi Carl, I am ‘trying’ to bicep fold my trail arm straight off the ball but as I have never done that in a normal swing the ‘normal’ back swing takes over at the moment but I will build a program that will get the immediate bicep fold..it will just take some time. cheers JH
JH . . I first discovered your windscreen wiper swing video about 6 mos ago, and after grooving the swing, I achieved one of my bucket list items – – shot my age! (even-par 72). I am now 73, been watching your DaVinci code videos, and am looking forward to taking Leonardo to the course to help me do it again!
Wow…. that’s quite a testimonial for the ‘Windscreen Wiper’ swing mechanics…. if you can shoot your age with the Windscreen Wiper swing I think you will shoot ‘under’ your age with the Davinci Code swing because it is a ‘total’ package from full swing shots to pitching/chipping right down to putting, the putting I will be highlighting soon, thanks for letting me know your success to date.