34 Responses to “Davinci Code Swing Returns For The Moment Only.”

  1. <path_to_url> michael broderick

    Glad to see you back already JH! Good luck on your endeavors!

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Michael,                I’m not back as such..  just had the camera  setup  after doing some putter testing and I had a  40 minute window of opportunity .             cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Great action right there… don’t change a thing.                cheers JH

  2. <path_to_url> Patrick Mannix

    Very timely video as I was at the driving range last night trying da Vinci. All my irons were going the same distance mainly as I wasn’t sliding into the ball which this video addresses. You seemed to have moved away from the bicep curl on backswing or is it still relevant?

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Patrick,                     The Bicep curl is still optional… I just think the ‘low set’  is better because the shaft doesn’t get as much of the  address plane in the back swing…                 cheers JH

  3. <path_to_url> Ross Becker

    JH – You did actually address the firing of the hips (without actually saying it) way back when you talked about pretending there was a wall that you didn’t want your trail arm to get out in front of. The wall is moved by the hips. A technique I use, that really works, is to concentrate on making sure I get my elbow behind my trail pocket, and then make sure the pocket stays in front of my elbow as I fire. Hit all 14 fairways today. Thanks again for DaVinci.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Ross,                That’s a good thought that you employ… and it must be working great to hit all  the fairways…                             cheers JH

  4. <path_to_url> Amgad Botros

    Hi JH,
    Thanks for videos. Could you please let us know how far you hit your clubs with Davinci.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      My personal distances with Davinci Code mechanics are virtually the same as I have hit with any of my other swing types… 6 iron is normally 160 meter ( 175 yards)  carry…9 iron around 130 meter carry (142 yards)… I am  no long hitter …at 76 years old you invariably are not .                  cheers JH

  5. <path_to_url> Jim McIntyre

    Now I’m totally confused. Just when I’m adapting to Davinci code it changes again. I can’t keep up with it any more. Which is the real Davinci swing? At this stage of my life (78) I need something to use on the course to be able to compete. I thought this was it. Now I’m not so sure. My arthritis won’t let me practice all these changes. One good thing, using your putting method I’m 80-85% successful. Now , if only I could get on the green in a reasonable number ????? Anyway, good luck with your putter project Jim McIntyre.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Jim,                    The swing hasn’t changed…  I am just giving some options that can be applied to suit individuals… some players may not be comfortable with a Bicep curl type back swing so I have suggested an extended ‘low set’  back swing… the firing of the trail side hip and leg  reference is just to make sure players are getting the release of the whole trail side into the shot and not just flapping at the ball with just the hands/wrists/fingers.                                If what you were doing was working for you relative to what you had taken from the initial explanations there is no reason to change anything I would think… as I said I am not making ‘changes’ to the  principal of Davinci Code mechanics but merely offering some options for individual preferences etc.                     cheers JH

  6. <path_to_url> Robert Rodich

    Great update JH…as an old baseball player I have often thought there has to be a way to follow through that is more consistent like a baseball swing. The key to this whole thing is the front foot being pointed forward which allows the most simple swing and the accuracy is crazy good…there is no power when I only swing but when I move from the back foot and swing to the front like in baseball I crush the ball plus there is almost no pressure on my lower back this way…Even a slight mishit goes a long way…still want your putter when it goes to market

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Robert,                   You are right in what you have always thought about  some aspects of a baseball swing and how they could be beneficial in a Golf swing… I just think the  forward posting up of the lead leg against a  lead foot that is turned as much as possible towards the target  and then driving the trail foot/leg/hip into the resisting lead leg/hip/foot … I have had some amazing impact shots when I get the  trail side crashing into the resisting lead side … I just have to  formulate the process to a finer  application that can be applied more consistently…and that will happen as the swing evolves to its ‘final’ form’               cheers Jh

  7. <path_to_url> Amgad Botros

    Brilliant! Thank you. My contact with the ball has been nothing short of amazing and I am naturally getting the alignment much simpler. Just two more questions, if I may; 1) how do you hit a high floating ball if the mind is behind as I have noticed the ball path is much lower with this swing? and 2) how do you hit a fade?

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Amgad,                       To hit a fade you just aim a bit to the left of your target and open the club face a touch and because the swing path is so in  to out you will just hit a ‘push fade’ to the target… a soft high shot … you need to employ more of the  upwards finger/wrist release … still swinging in to out but just more emphasis on the ‘up’  of the release with the fingers/hand.                  I just use the mental picture of what I would do with my trail hand if I was throwing a ball different heights , its how the hand works relative to differing trajectories of throwing a ball.                      cheers Jh

  8. <path_to_url> george gonczarek

    How much 4 your new putter  Might fix my putting probs. Got 1 2 sell how much

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi George,                My Putter is some way off yet being available to the public… but I can guarantee when it is available it  will cure all your putting problems… it might be a while yet before it  is available but it will be worth the wait.                   cheers JH

  9. <path_to_url> Nat McIntosh

    lag drag and squash.nice jh.cheers

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Nat,                   ‘Lag and Drag’  will always work in just about every type of Golf Swing…if you just let it happen..                        cheers JH

  10. <path_to_url> Nat McIntosh

    Yes sir .good terms that create penatrating flight.there could be some tension created with the elbow connection in davinci.I like starting my swing with a level left shoulder turn going back .may help others . free the lowered arm limbs up abit going back.

  11. <path_to_url> Nat McIntosh

    it would easier sizing up the ball blind with the left shoulder arm . playing from the right side.cheers

  12. <path_to_url> george gonczarek

    Gday JH, R U able to slow motion your swing on the video so that it can b studied

  13. <path_to_url> george gonczarek

    its not tatowski, Its tatlevski, or tatlevov

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Its ….’Fatowski’….Russian term for a ‘Fat Shot’…                                           cheers J H

  14. <path_to_url> Ross Becker

    JH – Great video!, because you get back to the basics – – i.e., “firing’ the downswing with the hips. As a bit of “user” feedback, I can tell you that when concentrating on back-slap, or firing the fingers, or covering the ball, or squashing the marshmallow, (all very important elements) one can lose sight of that basic, and fall into the trap of having the arms and hands be the predominant part of the downswing. Of course, leading to horrible results! After watching this YouTube video of Palmer’s hip turn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jk66Fej5TS8), I put the hip drive back it into my DaVinci routine and had extraordinary results. When you look at your swing in stop-action, you too have tremendous hip drive to start the down swing. Thanks again for DaVinci, hope to see your putter in the stores real soon!

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Ross,              All good points you make…the  trail hip drive ‘out’ to the ball  is really the only way to get the hands  to the ball without to much separation of the  trail arm from the body.                                      cheers JH

  15. <path_to_url> George Smith

    A little off topic but there’s a new young pro on the mini tours with an amazing Moe Norman swing…

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi George,                       Yeah the kid is impressive… he is virtually a young Moe Norman with his swing motion and range of mobility … I will watch with great interest as to his progress.. he has been well schooled by someone in Moe’s true swing mechanics….man would I love to have his range of motion and flexibility.                      cheers JH

  16. <path_to_url> rrasmussen32

    We are done with the snow. I played our local course with DaVinci and hit the ball straight but was losing 15 yards on my irons and maybe 30 yards on the driver. I came home, really watched this video, it all came back when I release the right side. Once again my short little swing puts me off the tee 240 to 245 carry. Wonderful.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      You just have to get the trail side to the ball deliberately as you worked our for yourself ..glad  you are getting good results.                     cheers JH

  17. <path_to_url> rrasmussen32

    Beyond good. Outstanding with no effort. Thanks again.

  18. <path_to_url> Tim Carry

    JH if you get the time can you go over your grip in a bit of detail. I am guessing right in the palm in line with the shaft and the left weak enough so the back of the hand is in line with the club face.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Tim,                 My grip is pretty conventional .. the lead hand positions the grip just above the roots of the fingers … not in the palm because my hand shape doesn’t allow  my  last two fingers to have any purchase on the grip if I put the grip in the palm section of the hand… the lead hand grip is very neutral and the back of the hand  is pointing at the target.                        The trail hand is more in the fingers because I want to get my  hand as close to square with the lead hand as possible  which means I have to wrap the  hand  more over which requires more hand range of motion which the  holding of the club  lower in the fingers allows.                                          Overall my grip is  what normally would be described as a ‘weak’ grip … that being both hands are very neutral at address .                     cheers JH