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Date Posted: 19:53:46 07/15/00 Sat
Author: Remington
Subject: Important Message

I have been disecting the Journeyman tape, and, daily, taking things to the range to discover how Moe hit the ball, as opposed to the way it is instructed by NG. Watch what I am saying here because I certainly am not saying that NG is doing anything wrong. I am just trying to get back to pure Moe, before Jack K., or, NG modified things.

Did it ever bother you about Moe's comment that he squeezed turnips with the left hand. From a knowledge of swing mechanics, I knew that he could not release this swing, the way he does, if he is squeezing turnips with the left hand...squeezing tightly with the left hand. It is almost impossible to release the club, if the muscles on the bottom part of your arm are tightly contracted.

We went back to the Journeyman tape, and inspected the grip, and it did look different than mine. His left hand gets kind of puffed up, up on the front of the hand, as he grips the left hand. Boing, the lights went off.

Moe grips the left hand, and he is squeezing the thumb and forefinger against each other. If you start at the thumb, and label the fingers 1-5, he is squeezing the thumb and #1 against each other, and, maybe 3 is being squeezed, but I don't think so. He has activated the muscles on the TOP of the left arm; released the muscles on the bottom of the left arm.

Now grip the club like Moe in the Journeyman tape, with the left hand high, pressure between the thumb and forefinger, clubhead several inches behind the ball, lay the right hand on with an overlapping grip, and the right has to be strong (under) to line up single axis, and note that the left thumb is in the palm of the right palm. You can lay that right hand on in a ten finger manner, but you should experience it as Moe experiences the swing to get the feel.

Notice that the arc stays correct(left arm and hand), that the right hand automatically comes into the right position, at the top of the swing, AND NOW YOU GOT THE MOE RELEASE.

I am uncertain of many of the things in Moe's swing, but of these facts I am certain. Your grip will look JUST LIKE MOE'S GRIP, WHEN YOU APPLY THESE FACTS.

Let me know what you think. By the way, this was a popular technique during Moe's days, i.e., squeezing between forefinger and thumb.


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