Posted by William on November 6, 2016 in Count Yogi
In this video you seem to start with your stands actually notably back from
the ball position.
Perhaps to the right of your belt buckle.
Looks kinda like Zack Johnson with his putter set up.
Does this give you a distinctly different feeling on your takeaway??
Thanks so much!!
+Chip Satterly Hi Chip, the absolute essence of the Counts swing mechanics
is the ‘drag loading on the back swing, you have to feel that you are
actually applying a back swing’ throw away’ action … the Count pulls the
club handle back as his take away ignition move, as apposed to most swings
where you start the ‘head’ of the club away first, its called ‘negative’
The back swing felling is very definitely handle/grip way early ‘inwards
and upwards’…I feel big time like Zac looks with his putter shaft angle
..and I try to increase that feeling right to the top of the back swing, I
don’t do a good job of it compared to the Count, he incredibly reverse
drag/loads the club head.
Hi JHI definitely picked speed with the Count Yogi swing. I am 70 years old
and I am hitting a 4 iron 160 yards with height of a 7iron. Amazing. With
cold beat up New York range balls off a mat. Keep up the videos !
+Bill Walsh Hi Bill,
Wow that’s impressive stuff, hitting the 4 iron with that height is such a
buzz eh….. and as you say with ‘Cold’ New York beat up range balls, you
know Bill the Count Yogi swing is such a good swing for us older guys that
have lost some speed with our normal type swing because the lag loading and
Parametric acceleration that is developed by the Yogi mechanics , and isn’t
it amazing how the Yogi swing unlocks so much new body flexibility and
range of motion because the swing is so effortless and not physically
I am hoping to get to the US around maybe August/September this year and I
am definitely trying to get to New York during the visit I haven’t been
there and have always wanted to go to the USGA Museum in New Jersey, as
well as ride the Staten Island Ferry and see the New York skyline from the
river, if I do get there maybe you can recommend one of those famous New
York Deli’s where I can get one of the famous New York sandwiches we always
see in the TV shows.
Hi JH I worked in Manhattan for ten years but that was a long time ago. I’m
a country boy now.but I consulted with my son who lives in the big city and
there are many Delicatessens but the top three are: carnegiedeli.com,
http://www.2ndavedeli.com (second avenue), and katzdelicatessen.com (in the
village area of the city). You can google them. Make sure you are hungry.
The pastrami on rye sandwiches are huge.On the Count Yogi front, I have
given 1atomicgolf as the videos to watch to all my golf friends.Still
hitting the range and it is a work in progress.
+Bill Walsh Hi Bill, Those ‘Pastrami On Rye’ sandwiches are legendary, my
buddies have told me about them many times, its great that you are still
getting the buzz out of looking for a ‘different’ approach to swinging the
golf club, I don’t think I will ever stop looking at different ways of
swinging the golf club, I am sure its what keeps me young in my thinking
and attitude, as Forrest Gump said ”’ Its Like A box Of Chocolates..You
never Know What you Will Get Next’ everyday I have that ‘Whats Next’
I read Count Yogi’s book several years ago. I knew that he was special, but
I didn’t have the nerve to deviate so far from the “norm”. I am thrilled to
see that JH does have the nerve to embrace the Count’s ideas. I haven’t
been this excited in years, logging on every day to see if JH has made
another Yogi video. This stuff could (should) change the way golf is played
all around the world. Great work JH! Please please please stick with it and
give us more Yogi golf lessons.
+Terry Jenkins Hi Terry,
I will keep adding snippets of Yogi Mechanics going forward for
sure….like you I think he was very special… its just a tragedy that
bigotry and ego of the US PGA back in those days keep Yogi from showing his
incredible talents on the big stage of World Golf, there is absolutely no
doubt in my mind that Jacks 18 majors would not be the current most majors
won if the Count had been able to play the tour .
I think he could have won 50 majors because he would have still had his
game at 60 + years old… and people may think I am a nutter for saying
that …but heck he could still hit the ball 300 yards at 78 years old.
with those horrible old clubs and balls, and could still do all the things
from a playing perspective that he could do when he was younger.
I believe we missed the greatest opportunity to witness something that will
never be repeated again in Golf, that being an individual that could have
totally dominated the game for maybe 25 years, I think he was that talented.
Tried this approach at the range today. Before I pushed most shots to the
right with a single plane swing and attempting lateral lag like Moe Norman.
Introducing negative loading and not thinking about lag was amazing. After
getting familiar with it I was hitting straight and significantly longer.
Many thanks JH, I’ll keep exploring this swing which feels so effortless
+Kerry Atkins Hi Kerry, if for whatever reason the swing starts to
deteriorate just use the ‘look elegant’ swing thought, its amazing how it
seems to get all the body’s components working in sync again.