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post #19 of 40

Re: does anyone use A.J. Bonar's wrist method?

Yeah... http://thesandtrap.com/training/aj_r...uth_about_golf
post #20 of 40

Re: A.J. Bonar's Secret

I have to disagree with most of you guys. Maybe because I'm a higher handicap golfer. I have a very bad back that limits my turn and A.J. Bonar's method has allowed me to play golf again. I now am able to use a more lattereal motion keeping my back to the target as long as possible and am getting great results with an aggressive forearm rotation. I do have a draw and can hook from time to time but all in all I am finally improving. I guess it boils down to what is righ t for each of us.
post #21 of 40

Re: A.J. Bonar's Secret

what's with the resurrecting of old threads lately? Not that they're all bad (like this one), but just curious.
post #22 of 40

Re: A.J. Bonar's Secret

Originally Posted by walk18 View Post
what's with the resurrecting of old threads lately? Not that they're all bad (like this one), but just curious.
Better than starting new threads. Let's keep things that way.
post #23 of 40

Re: A.J. Bonar's Secret

Originally Posted by Carland View Post
The latest edition of Golf Magazine has an article concerning A.J. Bonar's "secret" to better golf. The gist is that the toe of the clubhead must rotate through impact faster than the heel. To accomplish this, A.J. states that the toe of the clubhead should be pointing towards the target within 3 feet after impact. So you have to focus on rotating your hands and the clubhead through impact.

Has anybody here tried A.J.'s methods and had any success? I tried yesterday for 9 holes and it seemed helpful. It didn't add any particular distance, but I did seem to hit a few more solid shots. I have been trying to use the Jim Hardy "one plane" approach by swinging my left arm in line with my shoulders and maintaining my spine angle. Can A.J.'s and Hardy's approaches work together? Thanks.
If i tried that I would get a duck hook for the ages.
post #24 of 40

The truth about golf DVD?

Has anyone watched this DVD and does anyone suggest it? I think it's by Aj Bonar. Anyone with some ideas.
post #25 of 40

Re: The truth about golf DVD?

Snake oil salesman.
post #26 of 40
Lol ok. Have you watched the DVD?
post #27 of 40

Re: The truth about golf DVD?

Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
Lol ok. Have you watched the DVD?
I saw a small clip online somewhere.

His basic premise is that the clubhead is like a baseball bat. If you're pushing/fading/slicing the ball, he wants you to turn your wrists over more in the impact zone. If you're pulling/hooking/drawing, he wants you to turn them over less in the impact zone.

I'd love to see anyone have day to day consistency with that.
post #28 of 40

Re: The truth about golf DVD?

Originally Posted by shortstop20 View Post
I saw a small clip online somewhere.

His basic premise is that the clubhead is like a baseball bat. If you're pushing/fading/slicing the ball, he wants you to turn your wrists over more in the impact zone. If you're pulling/hooking/drawing, he wants you to turn them over less in the impact zone.

I'd love to see anyone have day to day consistency with that.
Wow weird concept! How can you time that correctly everytime.....anyone else with some input on the dvd?
post #29 of 40

Re: The truth about golf DVD?

Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
Wow weird concept! How can you time that correctly everytime.....anyone else with some input on the dvd?
Merged this thread.
post #30 of 40

I find Bonar's method works fine. I would call it creating lag or, flash speed. The key is not to consciously "turn the screw driver" or roll the wrists. They do this on their own, not something you have to do. I open up wide on back swing just like he says and feel like I'm hammering the ball with the heel of my right hand or, if I had a hammer, I'm hammering the spike shown in his dvds with my right hand. Be sure you are hitting down when you do this. The club sizzles through the ball regardless, fairway, rough, off a tee or what ever. The club actually squares itself up through the ball and closes on its own on the follow through. Don't hold onto the hammering sensation, just let the club release on its own. You will feel like it's coming into the ball wide open but it closes just right. The problem with golf instruction is it's like trying to describe how to walk. Or describe what "wet" is.

post #31 of 40

I really don't get why every body seems to love to hate A J Bonar. Maybe it 's because of those first videos that were long and expensive - and he probably made a lot of money from them. Though he called it a secret - so did Ben Hogan. He clearly says in all his writings and both his old and new videos - that all great golfers release in the manner that he describes. He did some research using videos of various great golfers (I believe when he was working with TaylorMade) and found tremendous rotation just before and after contact in all of their releases. I have heard Johnny Miller and Fred Couples talk about the concept. A J says the technique is as old as golf. He doesn't pretend to have invented the technique.

post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by wxmeister View Post

I really don't get why every body seems to love to hate A J Bonar. Maybe it 's because of those first videos that were long and expensive - and he probably made a lot of money from them. Though he called it a secret - so did Ben Hogan. He clearly says in all his writings and both his old and new videos - that all great golfers release in the manner that he describes. He did some research using videos of various great golfers (I believe when he was working with TaylorMade) and found tremendous rotation just before and after contact in all of their releases. I have heard Johnny Miller and Fred Couples talk about the concept. A J says the technique is as old as golf. He doesn't pretend to have invented the technique.

 

 

Thing with what he teaches is that he shows how to roll the wrist through impact depending on the type of shot you are hitting which is not a good thing.

post #33 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by wxmeister View Post

I really don't get why every body seems to love to hate A J Bonar. Maybe it 's because of those first videos that were long and expensive - and he probably made a lot of money from them. Though he called it a secret - so did Ben Hogan. He clearly says in all his writings and both his old and new videos - that all great golfers release in the manner that he describes. He did some research using videos of various great golfers (I believe when he was working with TaylorMade) and found tremendous rotation just before and after contact in all of their releases. I have heard Johnny Miller and Fred Couples talk about the concept. A J says the technique is as old as golf. He doesn't pretend to have invented the technique.

 

The problem is just as you say: every golfer does it... including poor golfers.

 

They already do this motion (oftentimes too much). It's not a secret, and doing it more will usually result in bigger pulls and slices as well as more fat and thin shots.

post #34 of 40

It is a very good swing theory for seniors and those with physical handicaps.It teaches you timing and the art of compression in which you should see dollar bill divots if done correctly.It gives you immediate feedback on golf shot in which you should be able to correct yourself.I used to play to 15 and this swing theory just clicked for me.My handicap would be lower but I struggle with putting.My handicap is currently 9.2

post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by sanpro01 View Post

It is a very good swing theory for seniors and those with physical handicaps.It teaches you timing and the art of compression in which you should see dollar bill divots if done correctly.It gives you immediate feedback on golf shot in which you should be able to correct yourself.I used to play to 15 and this swing theory just clicked for me.My handicap would be lower but I struggle with putting.My handicap is currently 9.2

Yes, and Ponzi schemes are a great financial investment strategy for seniors and people with physical handicaps.
post #36 of 40

Let's put it this way. In Hardy's The Plane Truth he says the arms rotate clockwise on the backswing and the back of your right hand at the top feels like it is facing away from the target. (Palm facing the target?) On the downswing your left arm, (therefore the right arm) rotate counter clockwise (turn the door knob, turn the screw driver?) Sound familiar folks? The difference is Hardy doesn't take hours of video to get this across to you. If you prefer what I guess is an effort at entertainment value, Bonar tells you the same thing.  IMO Bonar's off a little on the downswing rotation. I found it doesn't matter whether your rotate clockwise or counter clockwise your club squares up on the downswing as your hands pass your right thigh automatically. Try it in slow motion.

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