Posted by William on November 6, 2016 in Count Yogi
Not boring! Great stuff!1
+Andy servi Thanks for that Andy, but its like most things that are
different and superior to other things.. if you want to get that level of
‘difference’ you have to put in the hard time consuming effort to get the
results, I think that in most cases is why the truly great practitioners of
any sporting prowess are simply better than others, they ‘grind’ the
‘difference’ into application, which invariably is not the greatest fun
while you are doing it.
I watched the “King of Golf” video found on the countyogigolf channel on
One thing I noticed was that Count Yogi was not a very tall man.
In one clip he is standing next to Muhammed Ali who was about 6’3″ in his
The Count is very notably shorter…I would guess only about 5’10” tall.
For a guy that height to be able to drive the ball over 400 yards (on
several documented occasions) considering that era’s
ball and equipment is truly amazing.
The ONE thing that struck me the most about Count Yogi was his absolute
100% confidence in…HIMSELF!!
To me, Bubba Watson has a lot of Count Yogi in him.
Especially his very high hands at the end of his swing.
He is shooting the arrow path to the sky.
The Count liked to finish HIS swing with a graceful pose but before he does
this, his hands are very high, along with that left shoulder!
Thanks for a lesson in golf history as well as an amazing swing!!
+Chip Satterly Hi Chip,
I have seen old film of Count Yogi when he was younger and I think at his
best he would have been only as you say no more than maybe 5’10, , as well
he certainly was no Arnold Schwarzenegger in terms of physical strength or
muscles yet he developed that incredible amount of cub head speed, imagine
how far he would have hit the ball with today’s drivers and balls,
The ‘confidence’ thing is very much aligned to I believe the fact that he
had managed to create that infallible mental routine that was just
that…’Infallible’… how he did that is as I have said before the true
‘secret’ of his amazing swing repeat-ability.
Moe Norman had exactly the same mental capability, he told me that one day
he just ‘felt’ the ‘perfect’ swing take place and he knew precisely what he
had done mentally to get that result and from that moment on he had the
‘Infallible’ mental routine locked in.
Bubba Watson absolutely has ‘Parametric’ acceleration in spades in his
swing , his arms are so charged with Parametric acceleration that they have
to finish high and flying, the big difference between the Count and Bubba
is the finish balance factor, Bubba on occasions looks as though he is
going to fall over at the finish of his swing, the Count never looked
anything but perfectly balanced at the end of all his swings, which is why
he hit the ball so straight , and Bubba’s finish is indicative of why he
almost misses the planet sometimes with his shots..
Its crazy to think that the Count with his regal looking body action would
today with modern equipment in a contest against Bubba probably blow Bubba
of the map in distance , probably be a match for Jamie Sadlowski in fact,
the Count had that much speed at his disposal.
I just love the absolute difference in the Count’s swing mechanics/looks to
today’s cookie cutter type swing mechanics looks, Bubba is the only player
that is different to look at, I also think if you had a Count Yogi type
personality on the Tour today you wouldn’t be able to cater for the crowds
that would flock to see him.
So true. All the best