Posted by on April 27, 2017 in Davinci Code Golf
Really hitting side on.
I just try to feel ‘closed’ coming into impact more than ‘side on’….
Hey JH, you might try using a Velcro strap to hold down the D-ring or maybe just rotate your belt to the left and shorten your retention strap if you have the capability to. I’ve found that even the surgical tubing (that’s just a loop that I put my arm through because both ends of the tubing are looped/attached onto my D-ring) gets uncomfortable after a while. I think I’ll try to find the luggage carrying device like you’re using. Is the strap you’re using elastic or just nylon. If it’s nylon, I bet it’s very restrictive and really forces you to pivot. Thanks for these fine tuning videos.
The strap is elastic but quite firm so it provides good retention but also affords a little molding to the arm comfort, of course going forward the training device will be ergonomically comfortably designed and have easy attachment and adjust-ability.
Hi JH I used a Physical Therapy band to great effect while chipping. It is so crisp. I could also hit high by opening of the blade. Good stuff!
The process is fantastic for pitching… absolutely laser type straight and as you say super crisp.
Assuming the right elbow is successfully pinned back at the right pocket, are you forcing any internal rotation of the right shoulder in the downswing (i.e. forcing your right forearm to point more toward the target) as you do the wrist flip? This obviously would move the hands forward of the right elbow (forward in the direction of the target). If not, are you resisting that internal rotation? or is there no intentional control and it goes where it wants as part of the flip?
As an end result you want the trail hand /fingers to to flip sideways/downwards through the ball …you have to have the mental picture of the fingers getting past the forearm as happens in the softball pitch release action…if you concentrate on keeping the connection of the trail elbow/upper arm in place coming into and through impact you have to get the trail shoulder rotating internally out to and through the ball.
There is a lot of ‘resultant’ effects that take place just by concentrating on keeping the connection position of the trail elbow above the right hip joint coming into impact and the very deliberate action of throwing the fingers aggressively past the trail forearm coming into impact.
The feeling is a very ‘low radial ‘ sideways ‘slapping’ action of the trail hand at impact and beyond.
Tried my band for 18 today. Great chipping and irons. I had issues with Driver snap hooking though. I think it may have been the arm traveling forward but I’ll have to experiment. Irons were amazingly long for what felt like a flick. I also hit two flags during the round which was interesting. I will figure out the driver and report back.
Any travel of the elbow with the driver coming into impact will produce a pull or snappy hook type shot… if you think about it its impossible to actually hit a pull type shot if the trail elbow maintains it address station position through impact, my driver ‘feel’ is to get the swing to feel like its a wedge swing but with way more early throwaway going on… short arm travel…very aggressive wrist/finger throw.
JH anymore suggestions for the Driver. Perhaps a ball position issue?
I guess you could just try playing the ball further back until you stop pulling/dragging the shot… but if you have the trail arm/hand in the correct position at address which is very close to the body you shouldn’t be able to get over the ball at impact… the only way I could hit the ball left is if my trail elbow got away from my side at impact… the requirement for the driver to maintain the address connect position at impact is absolutely paramount..its so easy for the pull and length of the driver to change the address arm set position at impact…you just have to resist a lot with the trail elbow position with the driver.
Just try hitting some half driver shots until you get the feel of the extra requirement of the connection of the trail elbow/upper arm.
JH Best bucket of balls in ages;light in the tunnel.Have found that a strip of physio rubber wound around the right elbow,pulled round my back and held at belt buckle with left hand and doing right hand only swings helps with ‘the feel’.Peter Molineux
I will be giving more intrinsic info about how to get the training belt into position more effectively soon and how to use it for better effect, what you are already doing is certainly ok.
JH search “Forearm fire” on youtube! I think you’ll find the technique interesting for power.
I have seen the site you mention, I get a lot out of that guy and his softball teaching pitching stuff…saw some of your swings on your channel for the first time…you get lots of zip in your swing and the club head release is super.
You’re a Hella of a Fella and I give you 6 stars every time
Thanks Donal……no one has ever given me ‘6 Stars’ before… not even ‘3 Stars’ ….so you are a ‘Hella Of A Fella’ yourself… cheers JH