Jumping for Distance - Part 2

Mike Austin demonstrates how a one foot jump without leaving the ground can push up the lead shoulder for parametric acceleratio

In Part 1, I wrote about how I think this concept of jumping up with both feet for more power may have come about in part due to misinterpretation of still photography and force plate data, self-propagation, and a possible case of correlation vs causation. I also covered reasoning why these players are often airborne, and that can be from flawed setups that include overly wide stances and/or lead foot positions that are too closed at setup or a re-planted lead foot that ends up too closed during the downswing.

In Part 2, let’s look at what I feel is a better alternative, the one foot jump. To me, it’s safer, it doesn’t complicate ball striking as much, and it can still generate huge amounts of vertical ground force.

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18 Strong - Episode 49

Thanks to host Jeff Pelizzaro for having me on his 18 Strong podcast.

Show Notes:

• Jaacob shares his story from growing up in St. Louis, MO to becoming one of the world’s leading experts in gaining swing speed.
• He didn’t start his journey to be a professional until after college and working several years in the corporate world.
• He went from a 14 handicap to a professional golfer in a ridiculous amount of time
• Jaacob talks about his mentors Dan Shauger and Mike Austin and how they changed his golf swing and ultimately his career path
• Jaacob tells us about his long drive competitions and what his training consisted of during that time
• He gives us his 2 biggest keys to gaining speed in your swing
• Jaacob explains how his system at SwingManGolf.com has helped thousands get more clubhead speed in short period and how you can take advantage of it, too

Listen on YouTube below.



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Mike Austin - Teaching the Teachers

The Mike Austin - Teaching the Teachers video is now available at Swing Man Golf

In celebration of Mike Austin’s 515-yard drive in September of 1974, Swing Man Golf has now released another video as part of Mike Austin Month…this one is called Mike Austin Teaching the Teachers!

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Mike Austin at Studio City

Mike Austin at Studio City is now available at Swing Man Golf

Mike Austin at Studio City has just been released over at Swing Man Golf.

Be sure to check it out!

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Mike Austin - Austinology - With Mike Dunaway

Mike Austin's Austinology featuring Mike Dunaway  is now available at Swing Man Golf

Swing Man Golf is now offering Mike Austin’s Austinology video series.

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Jaacob Bowden Golf Swing Montage

Here are a few clips of me using demonstrating the Mike Austin swing over the years.


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Mike Austin - Golf is Mental Imagery

Mike Austin's Golf is Mental Imagery is available at Swing Man Golf

Swing Man Golf is now offering Mike Austin’s Golf is Mental Imagery video series.

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Golf & Country Magazine

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Be sure to check out the 3-page article about me in this month’s Golf & Country Magazine!

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Distance & Accuracy Combined

Jaacob Bowden was a return guest on Golf Smarter Podcasts with Fred Greene on June 5, 2012

Was a guest again on Golf Smarter Podcasts. Have a listen to Episode #336 below!

Show Notes:

"GSfMO#337 Mike Austin over drove a 450 yard hole while in his 60s! Jaacob Bowden lowered his handicap from 14-scratch with his method and now he’d like to share it with you. Austin is gone but Jaacob met and studied his method of keeping the club face square through more of the swing."



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Learn the Mike Austin Swing - Video Launch

Learn the Mike Austin Swing with Jaacob Bowden

Launched my new Mike Austin instructional video.

Be sure to check it out here.

A 6-minute preview is below:


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Me Using the Mike Austin Golf Swing


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Mike Austin Golf Swing Montage - Golf's 515-Yard Man


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Dan Shauger's Spin the Meatball Concept


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Mike Austin Swing Clinic in St. Louis, Missouri

In St. Louis, Missouri from October 5th to 7th to put on a Mike Austin golf swing clinic.

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My CBS Interview About Mike Austin in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, California for an interview with ABS about Mike Austin.

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Mighty Mike Austin & the 515 Yard Drive

Catch me in the July/August 2004 issue of Travel + Leisure Golf Magazine in David Hochman's article "Mighty Mike Austin and the 515 Yard Drive"!!!

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Dan Shauger & My Instruction Video

In Los Angeles, California from May 7th to 16th to tape Dan Shauger's instructional video and shoot my own personal instructional video.

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Mike Austin - Secrets From the Game's Longest Hitter

Videotaped and interviewed for the DVD re-release of "Mike Austin - Secrets from the Game's Longest Hitter".

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Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine Interview

Interviewed by Travel & Leisure Golf Magazine. Be on the lookout for it in the upcoming months.

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