46 Responses to “Davinci Code Swing Update”

  1. <path_to_url> Marc Gardiol

    When you say Lee, who are you talking about? Trevino??

    • <path_to_url> Birdie Gof

      Lee Comeaux. You can find him on YT. His swing technique is similar to what
      JH’s Davinci Code swing.

  2. <path_to_url> Birdie Gof

    JH. Have you been on the golf course with this new swing technique? How are
    you scoring?

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      I have played some batches of holes to get course orientation of the swing
      , I haven’t got time at present to play full games because of all the stuff
      I am involved with at the moment , the holes I have played have been a real
      eye opener… I normally play batches of 6 holes in a motorized buggy at a
      very quick pace and I am hitting virtually every fairway and most greens,
      when I miss a green its an easy proximity chip , no wides or surprises at
      all.
      Short shots of under a 100 meters are so much fun because I can take dead
      aim and know I wont miss in the wrong place, the driving is really
      impressive … the tighter the fairway the more fun it is… the same with
      tucked pins… I go straight at them.
      The playing I am doing is basically ‘test run ‘ feedback stuff and 6 holes
      at a time lets me keep my focus at a strong level , I haven’t had any
      negatives at all as yet… and frankly I dont believe I will if I keep
      building the process at the level of application I am .
      I am a very quick player normally in my setup and hit the ball process and
      that is what I am making sure I dont lose with the new process so the 6
      hole batches at a quick pace is keeping my general rate of execution the
      same as I have always applied..
      Its definitely the easiest and most confident I have ever felt on the golf
      course……knowing I wont hit a wide or a big miss is amazing.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> Birdie Gof

      Thanks for the response JH. You really have me intrigued with this new
      swing. I’ve been using the Gravity swing with good results when I execute
      properly…I can really compress the ball but I’m inconsistent. A lot can
      go wrong with the long back swing, i.e. too much up and down with the
      head/body as well as the tendency to sway off the ball on the backswing. I
      think what excites me most is the shorter back swing. I do believe that I
      can still use the Gravity technique (hitting with body mass like you do
      with this swing) but can eliminate a lot of my inconsistency. It sure looks
      like there’s not a whole lot that could go wrong with that swing of yours.
      I’m headed out to the range to try it out as soon as I done with work.
      Again, thanks for all that you do for us JH! Cheers.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      There is no doubt the compactness of the swing contributes to constancy of
      strike and accuracy… I just believe whenever the hands/arms get above the
      head in the back swing you have to much balancing and re routing to get
      back to the ball consistently on line.
      Make sure you do not try to apply the process before running through the
      motion on the practice tee, the mechanics are simple enough in theory but
      they certainly require a re programming of the brain and body feel
      adaptions.
      It took me 3 days to get comfortable and confident with the process… and
      that was 3 hours each day hitting balls… so dont be disappointed if you
      dont get good results on the course initially,,, its like anything else…
      you cant do something first up that you have never experienced before…
      you dont have a program for it until you build one.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> Birdie Gof

      I had a good session at the range after work yesterday with my version of
      this swing. I did hit a few foul balls but all in all a lot of solid
      strikes. Definitely saw a lot more boring trajectory ball flight and as you
      said, you’ve got to keep that right elbow back. As soon as I let that elbow
      go forward I miss hit the shot…mostly thin. I also watched some of
      Comeaux’s videos out of curiosity and noticed that he has a much longer
      swing and uses a baseball type grip. Are you using your normal grip (Vardon
      as I recall)? I can’t wait for you to get all the details sorted out on
      this swing. I eagerly await each new video! I want to build this swing the
      right way with the right mechanics and feels. I plan on developing it on
      the range before I ever take it to the course. I had to do a lot of
      pre-shot stuff in order to feel comfortable enough to swing. I did find
      that the urge to swing hard was very strong. When I backed off, the shots
      were much more solid. Thanks again JH! Cheers

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      You are approaching the swing change correctly by learning it first on the
      practice range, the elbow back is ‘soooooo important…. I haven’t been
      using the split grip as Lee does yet… I may progress to it going
      forward… Lee’s swing is much longer than mine which is why he hits the
      ball so hard… I want to lengthen my swing a lot going forward.

      The secret is to really work on smoothing the downswing to a ‘flow’ rather
      than an ‘intention’…. which is what we see in Lee’s swing big time.
      cheers JH

  3. <path_to_url> hey0mcfly

    That ball flight at 7.13 is amazing

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      The ball flight generally is really consistent in its shape and
      trajectory…. and the contact is very clean … no fats or thins.
      cheers JH.

  4. <path_to_url> Diz

    well said JH!

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hey Diz,
      Good to hear from you…
      cheers JH

  5. <path_to_url> Martin Saar

    Hey jh and many thanks for Davinci Code Swing. Its the best thing happened
    to me and my golf, since I begun 25 years ago. All positive words and
    reviews from you about the swing is true, I assure you. Today was my second
    tournament with DCS and I was third among 40 participants. My score was 84
    in a rainy and cold weather, just 8 Centigrades here in Sweden! My fellow
    competitors were stunned! How do you get the energy and power, they asked!
    My answer was simple, from jh in Sidney!

    My DCS is not complete yet, and I am struggle to get with my elbow tight to
    the body. and “behind”. But what a power I generate when I succeed.

    One question: What have you dropped from “Fold and Hammer”? Do you still
    have a little “stack and tilt” left, in DCS in the back swing?. It´s
    impossible to observe when you perform.
    I have Adams-Irons which are too closed and I have difficulties to avoid
    unpleasant draws. What clubs do you recommend? What do you think about
    Mizuno JPX 825? My hcp is 10,9 and I have been single hcp almost 20 years.
    Once more, thanks for all your fine instructions and I do appreciate your
    eminent pedagogical skills.
    Looking forward to learn more of DCS, my future swing fore better golf and
    if you and Lee C are planning to spread DCS around the world, which I think
    you should do!
    I´m your man in Sweden!!

    All the best
    Martin Saar

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Martin,
      Wow… that’s a great result so early for you in competition …. I haven’t
      taken the DCS into ‘real’ battle yet myself so you have done really well.
      The trail elbow thing is something that is such a big part of the swing’s
      structure that I have to come up with more readily understood visual
      explanations in my videos…. its such a counter intuitive action and it
      needs a lot of commitment to apply correctly… today’s video gives more
      insight so have a look at it.
      The ‘Fold and Hammer’ is an intrinsic component of the process
      absolutely…. but its the ‘early’ part of the swing… ‘ the trail elbow
      retention positioning is a ‘Later’ part of the swing… you have to ‘Fold’
      to be able to ‘Hammer’…
      I do try to incorporate an emphasis on the lead vertical axis as a Rotation
      point to eliminate any sliding laterally on the back swing… its not
      really a pivoting action as but more of a ‘shifting’ action … which is
      what Lee Comeaux does… he doesn’t think of ‘rotation’ at all… and the
      weight placement is definitely more on the lead side at address and during
      the shifting process.
      I think all of the Mizuno range of irons are good … I have hit the JPX
      825 and thought it was an excellent iron…. their latest ranges are even
      better again…. I think all of the brands of clubs these days are good, I
      have hit virtually all of them and I haven’t found any that I couldn’t
      really play with, my personal choice right now would be the new forged
      Mizuno JPX 900 ..either in the carbon steel or the Chrome Moly model.
      I would love to see Lee get the recognition he deserves for CMotion…. its
      such a unique swing … and he is such a unique person as well and his
      passion is something the World of Golf needs to be exposed to.
      cheers JH

  6. <path_to_url> Ken Ross

    I played my first round with this swing yesterday. It added 20 strokes to
    my game ! Glad it works for you JH.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      HI ken ,
      The big problem with anything ‘new’ in a a golf swing is the temptation to
      take it to the course and try it without first giving it a good period of
      learning the new mechanics…. the golf course is not the ‘Learning
      area’…. the practice fairway is.
      This process is so different from anything you have tried before I am not
      surprised it didn’t work first up on the course…. I haven’t taken it into
      full battle myself yet …. you have to build up the new program so the
      brain and body are understanding of the changes…..
      I will have more in detail stuff that will help you going forward…. dont
      give it up… it is a great swing …. you just have to build the
      ‘Greatness’…
      cheers JH

  7. <path_to_url> Torbjørn T

    thanks JH, i will follow you closely…

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      I hope its a good journey for you… I am very excited about the swing
      potential.
      cheers JH

  8. <path_to_url> Lea Pustetto

    hi jh did you get the davici swing from ed pochobradsky because it looks
    exactly like that video. wow what a hitter of the ball. i couldnt believe
    what iwas hearing and seeing. he cracks that ball so easily. unbelievable.
    where has he been. ?
    i thought you mentioned a lee como or someone. couldnt hear it properly
    during your video. would love any info. cheers

    • <path_to_url> Lea Pustetto

      Know nothing but Christ crucified hey thanks. much appreciated. dynamic

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      That’ is’ Lee Comeaux on that video …. there is a lot of Lee’s process in
      the Davinci Code swing and I am trying to add as much as I can with Lee’s
      help.
      cheers Jh

  9. <path_to_url> Alan Martins

    as a right-hander who plays lefty this is impossible unless I try it
    playing righty.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      I never thought of someone like you… the process is very much ‘dominant’
      arm application…which is your lead arm not your trail arm…. there is
      always time to switch back to ‘right handed’ …think of the challenge…
      ..LOL..
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> Know nothing but Christ crucified

      Alan Martins hey my name is Joe. My son is the same but he’s a junior. I
      don’t play with his mechanics much but told him to try and feel his left
      pinky covering the ball. He has a tendency to hit a push or left for you
      guys. After telling him this warming up he hit almost all his shots a touch
      right. Some even drew a little. Power doesn’t come from muscle but hitting
      the sweet spot. Lees action will help find the sweet spot

  10. <path_to_url> Adam So

    OMG! Thanks for sharing. I have super weak grip and makes the “fold and
    snap” much more powerful.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Adam,
      You are absolutely correct in determining that a neutral to weak grip makes
      the hinging of the wrist in the fold much easier, hope the process improves
      your Golf.
      cheers JH

  11. <path_to_url> edoardo barzano

    Great Update.
    Shot 2 birdies in the row today.

    anything from 6 i to all wedges is fantastic, I find it a bit harder with
    the long irons, although I hit a great 4 i today, to keep the elbow glued
    to the rib cage. Especially with the driver it s kind of difficult to fire
    the quadrant…
    thx for the video.
    Cheers

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Edoardo,
      Glad to hear you are having some success with the ‘Davinci Code’ swing…
      its great you can take it to the course so quickly… the Longer clubs just
      require more softness in the loading of the club head on the back swing and
      you have to resist trying to drive the shoulder quadrant to quickly from
      the outset of the down swing… you need to feel the shoulder quadrant is
      gradually accelerating itself into the ball … absolutely no flashing the
      quadrant initially from the top of the swing.. you must be almost
      ridiculously leisurely in the movement of the club to the ball by the
      shoulder quadrant pivot drive action.
      I will be doing something tomorrow on just that aspect because its so
      important.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> edoardo barzano

      the other day I tried it playing 55 holes straight…
      yesterday was more experimenting, back at the course at 4 will def work on
      the longer irons and driver…

  12. <path_to_url> freddy

    I tried this swing last night and got some amazing strikes with a 56 deg
    wedge. I normally hit that club 65 yds. I was hitting it 85 yds with this
    swing with less strain on my left upper back. One out of three shots were
    ugly blades low and well past the target due to my ingrained habit of
    getting both arms in front of the body too early relative to pivot.
    A side note on Hogan’s illustration of the arms roped together…. That
    picture screwed me up for years as I tried to get my arms straight and
    together (at the elbows) as much as possible through the hitting area. That
    may be a desirable feeling on the takeaway but is very problematic on the
    downswing. This swing you are working on does the opposite in that you keep
    the right elbow as far back and away from the left as possible as you come
    down towards the ball.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Freddy,
      That Hogan illustration is not what we want in the Davinci Code swing… we
      want connection on the trail arm to be ‘low’ on the hip line..not ‘high on
      the chest area…you know I have virtually no thoughts at all about my lead
      arm or what it is supposed to do in the swing… the trail arm positioning
      does everything to the rest of the body that needs to happen at address.
      cheers Jh

  13. <path_to_url> Nat McIntosh

    Really like the hip connection concept very nice like that’s all there is
    to it.I also found my pinkies kinda like lee expressed in this little
    motion.like wringing a rag with them like hogan expessed.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      The hip connection position is really super critical in its actual
      positioning and maintenance of position as a ‘thought/feeling’ coming into
      impact, again I will be doing more explanation on the specifics of that
      maybe today.
      cheers JH

  14. <path_to_url> Nat McIntosh

    Hey jh.after my workout and hitting afew off the mat irealized I’m
    concience of my rotation on the short controll shots . But if I go there
    with the full shots I’m toast.just me my hands and the handlestand.I can
    say that you are on a great track there.good stuff jh.cheers.

  15. <path_to_url> Nat McIntosh

    Yes sir you are absoulutly correct all I had to do was slow the fold load
    down to give the pivot a chance to react . Thanks and cheers.

  16. <path_to_url> Nat McIntosh

    Or not react so quickly my rythym obviously went alittle
    haywire.cheers.ahip thing.m

  17. <path_to_url> Chip Satterly

    My God, I went over to see some of the videos on Lee Comeaux and was
    totally amazed at how he compresses a golf ball.
    The sound of the strike is like nothing I’ve heard before.
    The power is effortless and his accuracy amazing.
    There is tremendous emphasis on his right hand and shoulder.
    I also see similarities to Moe’s “vertical drop and horizontal tug.”
    One of Lee’s “C motion” friends also emphasizes the right hand grip, the
    need to let the club “drop” first into the push/slap and the the focus on
    hitting the ball on the outer, posterior quardant of the ball.
    Cool stuf!!
    Chip

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Chip,
      Yeah Lee is very impressive as a ball striker… his C Motion mechanics are
      amazing to watch… I dont understand them anywhere near enough yet to
      apply them to my swing stuff but hopefully going forward I will be able to
      give some insight into what he does…at least from my own understanding
      level… I haven’t seen anyone swing like Lee does… he is great to
      watch… will be better though when I can do some stuff on his swing
      mechanics and incorporate it into some of my swing mechanics thoughts.
      I have hit the outside quadrant of the ball my whole life with my small
      pitch shots… and some full shots as well in the last year … its a
      different ball flight and mental conditioning …. you should try it.
      cheers Jh

    • <path_to_url> Chip Satterly

      Thanks, JH.
      Trying to hit the relatively tiny “outside” of the top. right, rear
      quadrant of the ball seems like an incredible feat to me. How do YOU do it?
      Set up?
      Ball position?
      FOCUS on that spot in the swing?
      Can you WILL the club face to hit that section of the ball on contact??
      Amazing stuff!
      Chip

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Chip,
      Its not easy … I apply a ‘polishing’ type action with my trail hand
      through the ball at impact…. I wouldnt go there frankly unless you have a
      lot of time to spend perfecting the process…its so different from a
      normal club face application thought to the ball, and as I said I only use
      it on my pitch and chip shots.
      cheers JH

  18. <path_to_url> HXDTOWER

    Sorry JH, I’m just not getting this Davinci Code swing. Going back to the
    washing machine swing. To be honest, I can’t really see any difference in
    your swing.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      The Davionci Code swing mechanics are very different and its not easy to
      get the feeling of the process quickly…and frankly I have to give you
      guys better explanations to lock the process into your understanding… its
      not a swing you can really take to the course straight away because it is
      so counter intuitive to not go after the ball with the arms/hands moving
      independently of the pivot…just suspend your attempts for the Davinci
      code until I get better information available… I promise you when you do
      get it you will love it.
      cheers Jh

  19. <path_to_url> Cho co

    you are an inspiration

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Its all about not ever getting ‘Bored’ with the Golf Swing…. I just love
      thinking there is a ‘Secret’ out there that I might find one day…
      cheers JH

  20. <path_to_url> Cho co

    Bruce Lee ?