40 Responses to “Putting To Driver Swing Mechanics”

  1. <path_to_url> Karl Myers

    What! No egg timer?! It’s about time YouTube gave you the time you
    deserve. Now you can really express your thoughts and enlighten without the
    nagging concern about running out of time. Happy New Year JH!

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Buddy,
      Happy new year to you, I think about you when I am doing the
      vids and its 100+ degs right now, cant imagine how cold it would be in
      your area at the present time, a JH practice tee video with ‘Snow’ on the
      ground would be so funny.

  2. <path_to_url> drhopkinspath

    Thanks for ur vids. Love watching them and seeing you experiment with
    different concepts. Looking forward to trying this out!

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Glad you like the vids, if my experimentation can help or be of interest to
      others I am happy, hope they work for you.

  3. <path_to_url> Bluenose Scouser

    I never seen this explained so good by anyone but yourself and I have never
    thought about applying it until now it looks so effortless!! It may look
    unconventional by modern standards golf but who cares if the balls go
    straight and long! If the players from the 20-30’s were using this style of
    pivot with hickory clubs, imagine if they were using steel shafts and the
    clubheads we have today! Keep up the good work 

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Glad the Tip helped, I totally agree about ‘conventional’ thinking as
      the Gospel of application, I am a ‘Whatever Works’ proponent, there are no
      ‘Absolutes’ in a Golf Swing because there are no Absolutely the same
      physical dexterity Golfers, we all have an individual capability of body
      component application.
      You know I think the players from the 20’s/30’s swung the club
      the wat they did because it ‘felt’ right..the introduction of swing
      examination by camera’s and swing monitors have virtually eliminated
      normal/natural body balance responses, and I personally think that is not
      a good thing.
      Greg Norman in his early days of stardom swung the club with
      the most natural response process I have ever seen, he moved into his right
      leg so naturally that it bent outwards at the top of his swing, a ‘sway’ as
      would be categorised by most teachers.
      He played amazing Golf with that swing, when he went
      to Butch Harmon Butch told him he had to get rid of the bending of the
      right leg, he did, and he never swung the club as good again, in fact I
      believe it was the downfall of Gregs career.
      What Butch didnt realise was the bending of the
      right leg to the extent Greg did it was in fact a vital ‘timing’ mechanism
      for his Golf Swing, when the leg was reduced in its movement/motion greg’s
      timing lost its ‘automatic’ phasing, natural motion is a great thing if you
      use it ‘correctly’..Greg did that better than anyone ever has when he was
      at his top, I am doing a video on just this subject tomorrow, I think it
      will make good viewing. regards JH

  4. <path_to_url> rrasmussen32

    Wow, your videos are incredible. I have learned more in the last two weeks
    than in the last 40 years playing the game. Thank you.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +rrasmussen32 Thanks for that… I am glad you got something from my
      videos… at the end of the day I am like every other Golfer that is
      looking for that ‘something’ that works for ‘their’ swing…we
      club/recreational golfers are in the main not blessed with the type of
      timing or physical dexterity that the Pro Golfers have nor can we spend
      lots of time on the practice tee under guidance of World class teachers.
      I do have the time to experiment with a lot of different swing mechanics on
      behalf of people like yourself and if I find something that seems to work
      ok I put it on video and let anyone who wants to try it out… I believe
      everyone’s swing makeup and capabilities are ‘different’ and to that end I
      think its worthwhile to explore ‘other’ methods of swinging a Golf Club.
      The good thing for people like yourself is that there is no downside to
      trying any of my stuff… if it doesn’t work for whatever reasons you can
      always try something else… I like to have as much ‘something else’
      available as I can . regards JH

  5. <path_to_url> Don Akers


    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Thanks Don,
      I guess its all about individual perspective take-up differences… the way
      I saw Moe’s swing and what he told me specifically is deciphered
      differently to say someone like Todd Graves who spent a ‘lot’ of time with
      Moe… but there I guess lies the difference… its not ‘how much’ time you
      you are exposed to something but more how ‘perceptive’ you are in the
      dissemination of the experience exposure.
      I personally have a knack of seeing below the apparent surface indicators
      of anything Bio-mechanical…as well the type of ‘probe’ questions I pose
      compared again to someone like Todd…. I think get to the core issues more
      The other aspect that I am very cognizant of is that of being able to get
      across to a student the easiest way of understanding a swing mechanics
      application to their specific uptake capabilities…. to do that you have
      to absolutely know what the ‘real’ mechanics of the swing in question
      are….plenty of coaches ‘think’ they know the true mechanics but fall
      short when it comes to applying those perspectives to the student.
      At the end of the day no coaching can be considered effective if the
      student is left without a ‘take home’ understanding of what they came to
      learn about…that to me is simply being able to get the student applying
      the swing methodology being extolled in a competent manner during the
      lesson course/courses ….
      regards JH

  6. <path_to_url> Robert James

    I love this swing and set up. I have been struggling with fat, thin,
    slices, I just tried yours hitting inside my house. Wow! solid contact and
    the ball goes straight. I set the ball up in the natural position, maybe
    4-5 inches from my forward foot, it appears that you hit off your trailing
    foot. Is this correct or is it just because of the camera angle. Thank you,
    great teachings and easy to understand.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Robert Bilardo Hi Robert,
      The camera angles mostly are terrible , I have no idea about setting up
      cameras for videoing, it looks as though I am square on with the camera
      most times but when I see the videos I am not, my ball position is not off
      my trail foot as a standard position.
      Frankly I never think about a ball position as such , I just set myself to
      the ball in the position that gives me a straight ball flight, if the ball
      is going a bit right during my practice session I just move the ball up a
      bit until the ball goes straight, conversely if it is going left a bit I
      move it back a a bit, , everyone has a different correct ball position
      because of their anatomic makeup.
      The bottom of the arc depends on how wide your shoulders are and how long
      your arms are etc, I never advocate ‘A’ ball position as a standard, you
      just need to work it out yourself based on ball flight direction and divot
      depths etc, ( divots for irons of course).
      I do for the most part look as though the ball is back a long way because I
      set up somewhat closed with my shoulders , if I ever suggested to anyone
      where they should play the ball the drill of setting up with your feet
      together and the ball in the middle of the feet then just stepping both
      feet away to stance width always gave people a pretty good usable ball
      position, I actually use that measuring for my own ball positioning.
      Glad you like the videos, its all just part of the journey of the Golf
      Swing and how we can fit it to ‘our’ needs.
      regards JH.

    • <path_to_url> Robert James

      +1atomicgolf Thank you for responding so soon. What you said made a lot of
      sense in where our ball position should be, is right on. I went to the
      driving range today to try out this way of hitting the ball. Wow! I was so
      impressed with my shots, I never ever hit the ball so solidly and straight,
      and also long, and I am 69 yrs old. While there I did experiment with ball
      position, and found where it should be for my body makeup. Also, had a 25
      mph headwind and it didn’t seem to bother the flight of the ball, in
      penetrated straight through. I’m playing a round tomorrow, and I feel so
      much more confident that I will play the best I’ve ever played. I can’t
      thank you enough for your teachings. God Bless you!

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Robert Bilardo Hi Robert ,
      So glad you are getting a good result with this specific process, there are
      just so many different things that people can implement into ‘their’
      specific’ swing type and physicality, and its great that people like
      yourself are prepared to take the plunge and explore outside of
      traditionally taught swing doctrines, and you will find as you are that
      wind will not bother you nearly as much with this swing type.
      Its really nice to see you post your picture with your wife, you look like
      the perfect couple.
      regards JH

    • <path_to_url> Robert James

      +1atomicgolf Thank you for the compliments, I am truly Blessed to have her
      for my wife. She played golf yesterday for the 1st time, she liked it, now
      I can teach her what you taught me to make it much simpler for her. Thank
      you again.

  7. <path_to_url> glen riley

    Hi JH I have only just stumbled a cross your posts you really do simplify
    things (thank you for that ) I have tried this swing this weekend and truly
    had my best round ever and even broke 100 it really does work and only wish
    I lived in Aussie land so I could book some lessons. Only difficulty I have
    is wear to have the ball in my stance especially with driver. I would
    really appreciate it if you would take the time to advise me with this.
    Thanks for all the tuition vids you are doing a great job. Glen ( from
    England )

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +glen riley Hi Glen,
      Glad the vids are helping you, its opportune that you ask about ball
      position because if you look at the reply underneath this you will see I am
      doing a video today on stance which will touch on ball position as well, my
      take on ball position generally is not cut and dried as such, which you
      will see in the video.
      cheers JH.. PS What part of England are you from, I may be getting over
      there this year around July/August…not locked in stone as yet but it may

    • <path_to_url> glen riley

      +1atomicgolf thank you so much JH for taking the time to reply,I certainly
      will be checking out your latest post. I from Northampton but what ever
      part of the U.K. You visit and indeed if you set up a work shop I shall
      travel to you. Thanks again the pleasure is all mine.

  8. <path_to_url> Steve Morgan

    After a couple of sessions at the driving range I took this to the course
    today and shot 2 over my handicap, which is 11. I am really encouraged,
    because although I now need to get my iron distances rethought a little, i
    have no left knee pain because there is no twisting. Most enjoyable was the
    feeling that I couldn’t overswing in the backswing which has been the cause
    of inconsistency. I hit 12 fairways which is great and felt in balance and
    relaxed. Thanks again for making these videos! I did try the sideways
    putting early in the round but reverted to my usual stance as I couldnt get
    the hang if it and I normally putt well anyway.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Steve Morgan Hi Steve, that’s a good result first time on the Golf course,
      its great to actually feel your balance working for you instead of against
      you isn’t it, the Putting is something that needs to be ingrained over some
      fairly solid practice putting sessions.
      cheers Jh

  9. <path_to_url> Fred Bailey

    JH..can you produce this swing with the arm extended like Moe?

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Fred Bailey Hi Fred,
      You can produce the same ‘structure’ of swing with Moe’s extended arms
      address setup, the only difference in Moe’s general swing setup is that he
      doesn’t set the feet/hips open then swivel them around as I do in this
      video, he could certainly have his feet alignment the same as mine and have
      his arms in the single axis configuration if he wanted to, he just didn’t
      need to because he never had a problem of consistency’ in his swing attack
      direction like club players invariably do.
      Ok Moe’s actual personal swing did not have the same amount of ‘in to out’
      attack direction that I am advocating because he didn’t need anything to
      give him a consistent attack direction into the ball because he clearly had
      that in his swing , so sure you can use Moe’s single axis arm setup address
      configuration with this process.
      cheers Jh

  10. <path_to_url> Fred Bailey

    JH thanks for responding..I have been playing golf almost 3 years now and
    when I started I hurt my back and then discovered Moe!! I have watched many
    people talk about Moe but I have enjoyed some of your insider insight!!
    really great information and tips!! I play par bogey golf which I think is
    awesome for amount of time playing!! I really want to take my game to a
    better level of consistency..this method seems easier than Moe which amazes
    me!! Is there an email address that I could send you a few videos of my
    swing and I would enjoy your feedback and pay you

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Fred Bailey Hi Fred, my email address is ..jhensby1@gmail.com….send me
      some video of your swing and I will be happy to give you some feedback on
      it, it will be my pleasure to help you out if I can and of course no
      payment is necessary, I help out players where I can which is my way of
      giving something back to the game that has given me so much enjoyment over
      the years.
      People like yourself who find my channel by accident and take the time to
      look at the videos and comment on them are invariably the true enthusiast
      type golfers which I have empathy for and as a result I am happy to help
      you guys out if I can.
      cheers JH

  11. <path_to_url> Preston Lofton

    I love your swing JH.
    Preston from Japan

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Thanks Preston,
      As long as something in the swing ‘types’ I advocate work for you I am
      cheers JH

  12. <path_to_url> frederick cannova

    hi jh… i find this very helpful,,, because my hips are already turned so
    i am half way thru my swing at contact,,,,unfortunately it seems not to
    work too well with driver… any comment


    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Fredoc,
      With the driver you may be playing the ball to far forward in your stance,
      just try putting the ball back in your stance until you start to hit the
      the ball solid , if the ball is a solid hit but pushes straight right just
      release the club harder closing the face through the ball and you should
      get a push draw shape shot.
      If you have the ball to far up and forward in your stance with the closed
      shoulder line you will not be able keep your shoulders closed through
      impact because the club head will lose its ability to keep tracking in to
      out because it has gone past its in to out radius movement by the time it
      reaches a ball positioned to far forward.
      cheers JH

  13. <path_to_url> Preston Lofton

    Can you please show me more driver shots DTL so that I can see your ball
    flight off the tee .

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Preston,
      Its hard to actually see ball flight with the videos I do because when you
      upload them to You Tube you have to compress them otherwise they take hours
      to upload and the compressing takes away probably 15% of the definition of
      the video and the ball flight becomes difficult to see, I will however try
      to do some videos when the sun is lower in the day , that seems to contrast
      the ball to sky somewhat better.
      cheers JH

  14. <path_to_url> edoardo barzano

    Hi JH, for some reason until now this is the video that has helped me most,
    scored really well today. Incredible how at first I thought you were
    exaggerating the right shoulder (drop) movement, but today I tried it and
    it worked fantastically for the first two hours, had some doubts on some
    feet alignment position after a while I was playing on 5 i shot I think I
    had them a it too side ways, kind of like when you Pitch, result wasn’t
    great on the first try, better with the second ball.

    you really should be put in the hall of fame of teachers. not only they are
    great teachings, but mostly funny, entertaining and on point.
    Good on you for sharing your wisdom and experience with us…

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Edoardo,
      Thanks for the nice words… I am just a ‘Golf Swing Nut’ that loves to
      explore all avenues of swinging a golf club, what you see in the videos is
      ‘real’ time experimenting and my attitude is ‘it costs nothing to try ‘ the
      Glad you are having some success with this particular process.
      cheers Jh

  15. <path_to_url> phil makegs

    looks very similar to the mindy blake reflex swing.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Phil,
      Mindy set all his weight forward into his legs and just stayed there in the
      back swing…he did have a lot of the wrist hinge set and hold aspect as
      well…..certainly components of his swing that have some relationship.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> phil makegs

      +1atomicgolf thats correct i am being coached by a pro called claude pesant
      from canada.the swing emphasizes an extensor reflex action,open stance and
      very strong left grip with no wrist rotation or hit of the hands at
      impact.the result is a dead straight,to slight fade ball flight,and very
      accurate and repeatable swing.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      That sounds a lot like Zac Johnsons swing mechanics… he hits the ball
      amazingly straight and solid, I like what your coach is teaching you, …I
      hit the ball very straight and solid with exactly what your coach teaches.
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> phil makegs

      +1atomicgolf thanks JH. i have just ordered golf-the technique barrier from
      amazon.Mr Blake make several very relevant points about the complexity of
      the golf swing and the need to simplify it,as your video states,from putter
      to driver,the same style throughout.

  16. <path_to_url> edoardo barzano

    sorry Jh a quick question when you skew your left shoulder your right foot
    is at 11 o clock?
    I ve noticed a bit of an issue with longer irons going slightly right but I
    had my foot at 12 o clock…

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      You will find the optimum foot angle for your level of flexibility and
      strength… it will vary player to player… I really dont pay any
      attention to the angle of my feet because I only use them for balance …
      the shoulder angle always dictates where the arms will swing which
      determines where the club face will be taken, just experiment until you hit
      the ball with the flight direction you want and then whatever that angle is
      with your feet it will be the correct balance mechanism.
      cheers Jh

    • <path_to_url> edoardo barzano

      Thx JH, found myself too static on some swings.