3 Responses to “More Count Yogi Pitching Info”

  1. <path_to_url> P SMITH

    Hi JH – sorry for posting so many comments but have been practicing the
    Yogi chipping method but find that I can’t really get that flex in the lead
    wrist in the follow through using just a grip with both V’s pointing
    between chin and right shoulder (its fine in the backswing) . The only way
    to get that symmetrical flippy action in both directions is to have a weak
    grip with the V’s almost opposing each other . My left hand V pointing
    maybe between chin and left shoulder , while right hand V pointing between
    chin and right shoulder. Hopefully , if and when you do any more videos,
    will you be highlighting the grip he used and whether it was any different
    for full and short swings? Looking at his putting method , he must have
    used ‘opposing Vs’ to get so much flex in the follow-through. In fact Dave
    Stockton’s putting stroke seems very similar to Yogi’s.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +P SMITH The Yogi grip for the full swing is very neutral, and the grip
      pressure was incredibly light, his putting grip was split handed which
      allowed the fulcrum hinging, you are correct…Dave Stockton does advocate
      a ‘hooding’ type back swing, all the great Australian putters always
      ‘hooded’ the club face on the back.swing with the putter , as did Gary
      Player and Arnold Palmer, none of those players had the incredible amount
      of fixed fulcrum and ‘up’ action through the ball with the putter that the
      Count had though. The secret with the Count chipping/pitching is to make
      sure you keep the grip part of the club as stationary when you are hitting
      the ball, don’t move the hands/arms sideways at all, just let the wrists
      hinge in the same spot as a feeling , like a gaet on its fixed hinges.

      Next Count video I will go over his grip requirement.
      cheers JH PS .. Post as many comments as you like.

    • <path_to_url> P SMITH

      +1atomicgolf Many thanks again JH .