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I understand about the continental grip and using the knuckles.  I can hit tennis balls either right handed or left handed, and on both sides, I feel smoother on the backhand side.  I've been told that this is because a pulling motion is smoother than a pushing motion.  The analogy with front wheel drive and rear wheel drive was used in that presentation.
I switched to left hand low because my right hand was too active.  I played a lot of tennis and had a very wristy forehand, and that sometimes carried over into putting.  I went to a putting clinic where we were asked to putt one handed, with the right hand and with the left hand.  It showed me that I had a tendency to flick my right wrist during the putt but my left hand putting was very smooth.  So, I switched to left hand low and have not looked back.
Thank you for bringing be back to my reality, or focus as you wrote.  Until I read the post about jumping and got intrigued by the subject, I was actually fully involved in the process of learning how to swing the golf club with impaired vision, where I lost some  ability to determine distances in 3D space.  The ball isn't where my eyes tell me it is.  I have been advised by several local teaching pros to try to learn golf like a blind person.  Quite a task.  Some good is...
I guess the only way to find out if I have the degree of coordination required to accomplish this jumping successfully is try it.  It will be an interesting experiment.
Am I interpreting "jumping" correctly in my interpretation that it is a coordinated movement where the club head is moving on one arc, the left shoulder is moving upward and to the left on another arc, and the hands are moving on a third arc, all coordinated so that the club face is positioned properly to contact the ball square? It seems that the three arcs can be treated as independent variables even though the hands are connected to the shoulders and the club head is...
 It seems that it might be worthwhile to attend and Aimpoint clinic and try to have a personal conversation with the staff to see how their methods work out for someone with my particular vision problem.  I find that I can sense the direction of the slope of the green with my feet, but I can't determine the amount of the slope, which makes it difficult to determine how much it will break.  Thanks for the suggestions.
I went to a specialist and found out why images seen by my dominant eye are tilted down to the left.  Due to weakening of the eye muscles, my right eye has rotated slightly.  This is why a perfectly horizontal green looks like it is tilted down to the left.   Just the other day, I found out another vision problem that this rotation of the dominant eye causes.  When I line up a putt from behind the ball and pick a spot around 12" ahead of the ball and then take my...
Colin007, is there an easy way to translate how much slope your feet tell you into estimating how much the ball will break?  I have been trying to find the apex, but I don't know if I can do that from the information I get from my feet.
Robere, I understand the "me against the course" concept, but for me, I have come to the conclusion that playing in a foursome is not the same as playing by myself on the basis of how much time it takes when you hit once out of every four shots, in general.  I base this on the concept of the impact that rehearsal has on human performance.  When playing alone, each swing becomes rehearsal for the next swing, but with four people hitting, the passage of time reduces the...
Thank you for replying and for the suggestion.  I have been using my feet to sense the tilting of the green, but it never occurred to me to develop the finer sense of differentiating between different levels of slopes.  You made me realize that the ability of the feet to feel different slopes is an alternative to using the eyes to do the same.  I hope I have talented feet.
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