18 Responses to “Short Controlled Acceleration Swing 1”

  1. <path_to_url> Aussie Mike

    Thank you

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Mike,
      Two word comment says it all, I hope the video was
      enlightening for you, it really is a very simple swing to uptake and the
      results can be amazing, a couple of guys I teach tried it yesterday and
      were just shaking their heads in disbelief at its results.
      The secret is the smooth acceleration and the the
      ‘no hit’ at the ball , the left arm parallel to the ground at the top of
      the back swing is also a very important key, its so simple its crazy the
      motion has not been promoted before. regards JH

    • <path_to_url> Aussie Mike

      +1atomicgolf The results have been better with the short and mid irons but
      I continue to work at it. Smooth acceleration with pivot and connection are
      improving my game.

  2. <path_to_url> I'm Simon

    JH what is the feel? I mean are you taking it back with the hands? the
    arms? or is it the body that is the power on the way back?
    On the downswing, what is the initial move? Would you call it an arm swing,
    hands, or is it a body pivot that powers the downswing?
    Thanks, enjoy your videos…

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Simon,
      The back-swing is very definitely a body/arms connection all
      going away at the same time, imagine the upper arms triceps area glued to
      the inside of the Pec area , the elbow of the right arm can be free from
      the upper body/rib-cage but only the amount that occurs whilst keeping the
      upper arm glued to the Pec area.
      Whatever level of connection you have on the back-swing you
      need to ‘try’ and ‘increase’ that amount of connection on the downswing,the
      whole action is pivot ‘driven’ and the hands arms are completely passive
      going back and starting down to the ball, the pivoting of the hip girdle
      going back and coming down is the power accumulator for the hands/arms
      I personally put a lot of right foot/knee ‘drive’ early in the
      downswing to take the urge out the hands/arms wanting to apply themselves
      early on in the downswing, in fact when I am hitting the ball well I feel
      as if my right knee is driving past my right forearm before impact, that
      doesnt actually happen but it needs to ‘feel’ as if it does.
      regards JH

  3. <path_to_url> cliff waits

    JH…I’m going to the range today to work on this swing. I like the
    “minimalist” approach.

    Time for a new video??

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Cliff,
      I have been in the middle of moving residence for the last few months so
      the video’s have been hard to coordinate at the venue I used to use because
      its 160 kilometer’s from my new address, however my new home has its ‘own’
      practice fairway and I have just finished setting up the filming areas and
      my teaching tee areas so I will be doing some new vids from this week on.
      The good thing about the break is I have had a lot of time to think about
      some new ideas which I think everyone will like a lot, I cant wait to put
      the ‘new’ ideas/processes on video, I have trialed them in the last few
      days and they work a treat, and so they should because they should because
      they are really the ‘non negotiable s’ of swing mechanics, you cant swing
      consistently and make good contact and have good accuracy if you” dont” do
      these things.
      regards JH.

  4. <path_to_url> Deacon and Dad

    do you teach more of the moe norman method or conventional

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Benjamin Jones Hi Benjamin, I teach all processes of the golf swing…. I
      am a basically a ‘fixer’ of swings generally… if players want to change
      to something like Moe’s method I give them an honest appraisal as to their
      capabilities to embrace the method because of its great difference to their
      existing golf swings.
      To make big changes to most peoples golf swings really doesn’t make a lot
      of sense unless you are young and have the time and commitment for
      ‘big’changes to the golf swing …most competent swing problems can be
      addressed easily by myself on most occasions because the problems are
      normally just structural re adjustments/resetting of the original swing
      when it was working OK.
      To change a persons normal swing mechanics to something very different is a
      big commitment and frankly most club golfers just don’t have the time or
      true requirement for ‘radical’ golf swing mechanics changes, I can ‘Tune
      Up’ most reasonably competent golf swings with very little structural
      changes being required, if the players swing ‘worked’ well once it can be
      made work well again, its only a matter of understanding an individuals
      bio-mechanical capabilities and then working within those capabilities.
      regards JH

  5. <path_to_url> Deacon and Dad

    and yes i subscribed

  6. <path_to_url> Mike Bailey

    This a great example of less is more.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Saul Montanza That’s a great analogy/description of the Short Controlled
      Swing , ok its not for everyone but it does have a lot to recommend it for
      those players that have trouble with controlling a long loose swing, lots
      of people I have exposed to the mechanics have had great success with it.
      regards JH

  7. <path_to_url> D Martins

    As a golfer playing with an ascending aneurysm I’m looking for a swing that
    doesn’t make me coil as much any ideas? count yogi, Mike Austin?

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +D Martins Wow… that’s a tough one to solutionize…. when you say your
      condition is not conducive to ‘coiling’ do you mean specifically ‘coiling’
      or ‘rotating’…. ‘Coiling’ is invariably turning with torque attached,
      ‘rotating’ is turning without any deliberate ‘torquing’ up of the
      I can understand you wouldn’t want any stresses on the central chest part
      of your body which would be subjected to stresses because of the resistance
      to the turning by the ‘torque’ factor of resistance to the turning, if you
      just let your right side be passive on the backswing with no resistance in
      the trail leg or hip the body should just turn in a softish circle .
      OK you wont have any ‘stored’ energy as such because you didn’t turn
      against any resistance like the trail knee or hip so there will be no
      ‘elastic’ reflex motion to create storage of energy in the downswing
      against the club head by the wrists hands etc.
      However because you made a backswing turn with no resistance to the body
      you should have been able to go back quite a way with your shoulders/ arms
      , more so than than in a normal ‘resisted’ backswing, and as a result the
      club head should travel further than normal which should create enough
      speed to offset the loss of the ‘coil torque’ power producers.
      Now because you have no torque in the swing at the top you will have no
      automatic starting down mechanism which is invariably the lower body in a
      torqued up type swing, so you have to make sure you somehow start the
      downswing with the lower body otherwise you will just throw your hands at
      the ball as the first start down process.
      So you need to mentally key on starting the downswing with your lead knee
      and forget about everything else , if you do that the hands/arms have to be
      ‘followers’ not ‘leaders in the downswing.
      I guess you could technically just not turn at all with your body in the
      backswing and just lift your arms/hands straight up and let them ‘fall’
      down to the ball at impact, that would take any turning of the chest out of
      the swing but it would not generate much power .
      Mike Austin coiled up unbelievably because he was so flexible and strong so
      his swing is not a model for you, Count Yogi didnt coil as much but was a
      huge ‘turner’ of his body, ok he did not stress his body with torque but it
      did move through a huge range of turning motion, I guess the only thing I
      can say is don’t load up your backswing with tension or torque, just let
      the lead side of the body move to the trail side with no resistance, man
      that’s a tough problem to come up with a solution with merit..
      cheers JH

    • <path_to_url> D Martins

      yes, it is a tough problem even a deadly problem, lol… Thank you for the
      response I will try it and see how it works out.
      Thanks again.

  8. <path_to_url> Alan Martins

    Jh, went out yesterday and played 9 holes with no swing thoughts and shot a
    2 under. just thought about hitting to target with no thoughts. it works.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      Hi Alan,
      Wow thats a good result, the ‘targeting’ thought is so strong that if you
      apply it absolutely with great commitment it virtually programmes all the
      physical/mechanical swing requirements to produce the swing you need to get
      the ball to the ‘target'[…ok you have to have already a swing that has
      good structure obviously and if that is the case the ‘thinking target’ only
      lets those good mechanics perform in an unobstructed manner.
      cheers JH.

    • <path_to_url> Alan Martins

      Yes, I already have a swing but when you swing with no thought I’m so much
      more accurate and 1/2 club longer. A baseball player has no swing thoughts,
      a hockey player has no shot thoughts, when you throw something there is no
      thought except target, why have all those swing thoughts in golf?