1. <path_to_url> john Mule

    Always enjoy your lessons but this one in particular. By coincidence, I was
    lucky enough the watch the Sticker, Jason Day, Danny Lee group in the
    Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Friday. I’d never seen Sticker close up
    before. Super simple looking swing and maybe the best wedge player I’ve
    seen. Not exactly sure how he developed that move but his father-in-law
    Dennis Tiziani is a very good instructor and player. The so-called
    square-to-square method (Sam Goulsen) was modeled off of Steve’s swing. The
    last lesson I took from Monte Scheinblum, he mentioned that I needed to get
    wider, longer and feel some down cocking. Might be useful to try this.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +john Mule Hi John,
      I think Steve Stricker is the best wedge player on tour, Monte Scheinblum
      is a very very good teacher, really simplifies the swing mechanics uptake,
      I haven’t seen any instructor with a swing as good as Monte’s as well, the
      power he generates and his general flow mechanics are just super, I think
      his swing and Mike Dunaways are the best power hitting swings I have
      seen,not only power but general mechanics , if someone said to me who has a
      better looking swing than Monte’s I would say ..no one, I think his swing
      is that good.
      cheers Jh

    • <path_to_url> john Mule

      John – Did you say you were hitting Wilson C200s? If so, what do you think
      about them?

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +john Mule I think the C200’s are the best feeling club of the face that I
      have ever hit, the club head design is such that the head doesn’t have the
      normal toe heavy aspect that most irons have, I hit the ball pretty
      straight with any irons but the C200 are definitely the ‘easiest’
      straightest irons I have ever hit and the performance through the set is
      amazingly consistent in feel , I love them.
      cheers JH PS. Because I am using softer shafts than I ever have before I
      got these irons with KBS reg tour light shafts, they are really light and
      soft but super accurate.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +1atomicgolf I found the same thing, the KBS Tour Light reg is a super
      shaft , I can hit the ball as hard as I want and I still get the accuracy
      of the stiff flex shaft, but more distance, and I have tested both shafts
      flexes side by side and the reg is my choice easily, I think the C200’s are
      the most consistent impact performing iron I have ever hit, and as of today
      I hit them the same distance as my Taylormade M2 irons which have crazy
      strong lofts, I think if most players tried the C200 iron against anything
      out there today they would buy the C200 because it is so consistant in its
      impact performance.
      cheers Jh

  2. <path_to_url> Pat Ryan

    Like this one a lot. My “go to” swing at present. Very similar to Sam
    Goulden’s “Square-To-Square” swing. For me, personally-it gives me the best
    combination of simplicity, distance, and accuracy.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Pat Ryan Hi Pat,
      Sam’s method does have a lot of similar feel requirements, it is as you say
      a simplistic method, and for me I get so much more power, just for fun
      today I tried to see how far I could hit my wedge with the new swing, I
      usually only try to hit around 115 meters for a full shot, today could hit
      125-130 and didn’t feel like I was jumping out of my shoes, and the shots
      were like lasers to boot, my driver is up 15-20 yards carry as well.
      I said Steve Striker got to no 1 with this swing change, he didn’t..only
      got to no 2….which is not to shabby anyway.
      cheers JH

  3. <path_to_url> john Mule

    Monte does have a great eye for teaching and he gets right to the crux of
    the matter. For his clinic that I attended in Winter Park FL in February,
    he put on an amazing trick shot exhibition. He also did a short game clinic
    that was impressive. At 49 yrs he can still hit it 300+ easily – as
    measured by Flightscope. Keep up the excellent work JH.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +john Mule I am a big fan of Monte’s.

  4. <path_to_url> Thomas Slagle

    Are you feeling like you are making the biggest radius possible at address
    between the clubhead and the center of your chest and then just maintaining
    the radius throughout the swing? I used that feeling back in the 70s with
    the Jimmy Ballard protocol and it worked well.

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Thomas Slagle Hi Thomas, I do feel extended at address with my arms ..but
      not Moe Norman type extended, that feeling just sets the tone for the
      backswing feeling of maximum no breakdown extension, I am going to do a
      video more on the ‘finer points’ of the process , there are a few
      structural things that with the right explanation will make the process
      easier to uptake .
      cheers JH

  5. <path_to_url> Chip Satterly

    Thanks, JH!!
    Another great video on the golf swing.
    I hope that you’ll develop some more details and perhaps some drills.
    Now, how did Stricker become such a good wedge player with such a “short”
    swinging club?
    How does his wedge swing differ from the “traditional” swing.

    Also, I have been following Bjarke and have noticed that he has beautiful
    EXtension of his arms away from the ball on his takeaway. His last video w
    a 5 iron shows this takeaway nicely.

    Best regards!!


    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Chip Satterly Hi chip,
      The secret I think for Stricker with his wedge swing is the overall storage
      integrity of the his ‘no wrist break’ mechanics, if you totally locked your
      wrists by wrapping pressure bandages around them and hit some shots you
      would be amazed at how straight you hit the ball, that is because you have
      a ‘constant’ ratio of swing arc control with no variations that occur
      because of the variables of arc change that cocking/hinging of the wrists
      As long as you commit to not consciously breaking the wrists on the
      backswing for as long as you can you will take a lot of the ‘flipping up’
      setting of the club by the cocking/hinging of the wrists, after you have
      arrived at the end of the backswing with the pressure on the club keeping
      it as much as possible as a feeling an extension of the forearms you will
      get an automatic downcocking of the wrists as the body changes direction.
      I will be doing more about the drills and feelings you need to cultivate to
      get the swing process to ‘straight line’ the club head path to its maximum
      Bjarke has amazing extension in his swing, he is also blessed with
      incredible shoulder joint flexibility which makes it easier to get the arms
      separated a lot more from the chest/shoulders on the backswing, typical of
      a slender long limbed flexible body type, he is swinging the club so good
      right now.
      cheers Jh

    • <path_to_url> Chip Satterly

      Thanks, JH!
      As a follow-up, I want you to know how much my chipping and sand play has
      IMproved after working on your trail axis techniques.
      I’m hitting some of the best short shots of my life.
      If I can learn more about the full extension takeaway and swing for my
      100-140 yd shots, my scores are going to continue drop!!

    • <path_to_url> 1atomicgolf

      +Chip Satterly Hi Chip,
      The videos I did today about the ‘Windscreen Wiper’ technique may shed some
      light on your 100-140 yard shot improvement requirement, if you can get
      this new process working for you the accuracy and consistency of that
      yardage range will amaze you, I should get the vids up by end of the
      night,, glad all the other stuff is coming on line for you.
      cheers JH