20 Responses to “Davinci Code Swing Update no 1”

  1. <path_to_url> Kent Stuart

    Hey JH, love what you’re doing with the Davinci Code swing. I’ve been
    playing around with pinning my right arm to my torso and find contact is
    solid! But I find (at least from me) I need to focus on the pivot more than
    firing the upper quadrant. If I fire the upper quadrant I come over the top
    but if I fire my pivot I don’t. I guess some of that stuff is just what a
    player needs to feel :-).
    Tom Ross and Lee Comeaux got the address position from Martin Ayers, or at
    least Martin Ayers was teaching that about 5 years ago (Martin Ayers Most
    Powerful move in golf – Youtube video). I don’t know who created it or did
    it first but I remember watching that video and thinking that is a crazy
    idea. Martin, Mike Maves and Steve Elkington worked on that stuff in the
    Secret in the Dirt series. I’m sure you probably knew that but just
    throwing it out there if you didn’t. Keep up the cool videos!

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Kent,
      Martin is a good friend of mine, we have spent many many hours together on
      the practice tee….you will only come over the ball firing the upper trail
      shoulder quadrant if yo let your lower half mass move to the ball as you
      fire the shoulder quadrant… you have to balance the upper body mass
      moving out to the ball line with the lower mass like the posterior and
      upper legs etc .
      But its ok to fire the lower pivot components if that gives you a good
      In yesterdays videos I mentioned the reason you could come over the ball
      firing the shoulder quadrant… you might have a look at video no1 from
      cheers JH

  2. <path_to_url> Diz

    That sounds like what I feel , I can throw it out as much as I can but I
    cant outrace my pivot because of my reverse circle down my right leg..

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Diz,
      With your coordination in the Golf Swing I dont think you could do anything
      out of the correct sequence…. but your particular ‘Fail Safe’ mechanism
      is a good one anyway, can you send me your current email address.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Joe,
      I dont have a ball ‘position’ as such…. I just move my feet around to my
      balance points and when I am comfortable that is my ball position….for me
      its just an instinctive ‘balance/feel ‘ thing…I really couldn’t tell you
      where I play the ball from normally… other than to say its normally
      vertically under my hands with most shots …’as a feeling’…if I need a
      lower shot I just instinctively play the ball back a bit and progress my
      hands forward at address.
      I am not a ‘ball position’ teacher…. I just tell students to hit shots
      until they get the ball flight they want and that is ‘the’ ball position
      for ‘them’…..
      cheers JH

  3. <path_to_url> kikokika1

    JH that setup is Count Yogi from the start
    I try to analyze his swing and couldnt figure how he could generate so much
    clubhead speed now u gave me a perspective on whats hes doing
    amazing Get well soon JH

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      The Count did produce more power pro rata relative to physical size than
      anyone who has ever played the game…. he of course had a very long and
      wide swing arc which he maintained better than anyone on the
      downswing……. not sure what you mean by the relativity of the Davinci
      Code setup from the start with the Yogi.
      cheers JH

  4. <path_to_url> kikokika1

    i mean at the start of his setup his right hand is in line with the club
    shaft and bent left wrist
    different from what is being taught nowadays of doing the opposite sort of.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      OK… understand now.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> Jerry Philipps

      kikokika1 the swingsurgion.com

  5. <path_to_url> Bob Richter

    JH, great stuff as always, you are soooo close IMHO. It is 1. The JH Tricep
    Curl ( not bicep ), coupled with 2. The No Forearm Rotation backswing (
    maybe even a slight counter clock rotation, if anything ), coupled with 3.
    The Mike Austin Pivot Action, and finally 4. The Lee Commeaux “Slap”
    Release ( Tribochet with no forearm or wrist rotation at all ). I feel
    strongly you “feel” like you hit the outside of the ball however you must
    Resist any wrist rotation or “polishing” action as you said. Try the slap
    Stable, with no polishing or rolling action, it will go dead straight. If
    you don’t polish, it forces your right shoulder to stay on plane and work
    “down, under, and up”. You slap Stable thru the ball, NO wrist rotation or
    roll over. Dan Shaugher style. If you polish or roll, you run the risk of
    becoming too handsy. IMHO. Doing these things I lowered my handicap to 9
    from 15, and its really on the way down from here.

    Feel better mate !

    Bob R.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Bob,
      My ‘Polish’ action is a ‘level linear’ motion… it feels as though my
      right wrist area is just an extension of my right outside forearm relative
      to its working plane if you can conceptualize that hand/forearm formation
      through impact, I cant roll my hands independent of my forearms so the
      movement through the ball is very stable and for me very level.
      Because my shoulder plane is more level on the back swing than most people
      I dont have much ‘down/under/up’ in my action..its more its more
      ‘out/over.around’…if I personally get to much down pitch in my trail
      shoulder I cant get on the outside of the ball at impact and to much ‘down
      pitch angle’ of my shoulders stalls up my lead hip shoulder movement.
      Of course this is just my personal mode of body plane movement… I like to
      feel my trail shoulder high and level coming into the ball, but I know
      where you are coming from with your own feelings and plane attack.
      cheers JH

  6. <path_to_url> freddy

    I’m wondering if it’s just a feeling that the ball is being hit on the
    outside. It seems to me that the laws of physics dictate that the ball will
    leave the club face at 90 degrees which if you actually hit the outside of
    the ball would send it off to the left of the target line. If the actual
    strike is on the outside of the ball and the ball is not heading left then
    perhaps there’s some weird gear effect that prevents the ball from going

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      I am sure its a type of ‘gear effect’ in play…… however you certainly
      cant have the club face closed a lot at impact or as with any type of
      strike the ball will start left initially (if you are right handed that
      is)…. I know I am definitely hitting the ball on the outside because the
      ball flight is different ….and thinking about hitting the outside of the
      ball has taken my delivery line attack angle from 6/7 degrees in to out to
      virtually dead straight and its also reflected in my ball flight shape of
      normally a 2/4 yard draw to a virtually straight shot.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      That, a good little drill… if you are trying to hit a little hold off
      pitch shot with a bit of soft drop and stop spin.. the action looks
      repeatable and you look comfortable with it… I cant comment on the
      reasoning mechanics of the shot because I dont know what you are trying to
      achieve with the action, but all in all the action is solid and
      mechanically sound looking.
      cheers JH

  7. <path_to_url> Cho co

    an inspiration

  8. <path_to_url> Nat McIntosh

    Hey jh hope all is well.that right arm tuck pivot is really good stuff on
    the short controlled stuff but the reality is the right is firing out in
    front of it on full swings.don’t get me wrong I injoy swing theory and
    thought. Where obviously on the same plane.its the lower body that has
    eludded me so I can not pay no mind.if I just get the left shoulder out of
    the way the right side does the rest.standinthehandlecheers.