The Search For My Perfect Swing — WHY?


Welcome All

You are here because you’ve chosen my Twitter link, or you selected the link in the Senior Games Athlete Blogs section of the National Senior Games Association, or searched the web for info about horseshoe pitching.

This website is a blog which began in the Fall of 2007, when I first began pitching horseshoes. It is a chronology of my search to answer the question, “WHY?”. “WHY” did I miss and what could I do to stop it?

It has been a fascinating journey, generating hundreds of questions and answers and is a chronology of the last 6 years. Using some of the techniques described in this blog enabled me to go from a 0% to 60% ringer average in 2-1/2 seasons.

You might be interested in the slow motion videos on Youtube of horseshoe impacts, etc. Once on Youtube, search for “Photon713″ to see all available videos.

If you are beginner or pro, I will guarantee you will find something helpful to improve your ringer average.

If that statement challenges you, stick around and start at the Table of Contents, or my last completed Part 50 My Better Way, which describes how to pitch from the foul line using a no stride, stationary stance with a 1-1/2 Flip.

You might want to check out my website at Hilfling Horseshoes. There is also a review of my printed 91 page spiral bound book entitled, “Horseshoe Pitching With Precision” or, sample content of the eReader version in Part 46 Amazon Sample Text.

When finished looking around, just hit the back button upper left, to return to your departure point. Thanks for looking, you’re welcome back at anytime.

I am always available to answer questions. E-mail me.

2 Comments

  1. Hello Bob. Again no questions, just a thank you. After reading a fair bit of your blogs I decided basics were the place to start, very basic since I’ve only been back at this a little more than a month. Had a new pair of Sue Snyder EZ Flip II’s to try out after throwing Challengers for the past 5 weeks. Baby Steps James – find a comfortable pendulum swing with a straight arm and get consistent with that… and that was my total intent. Oddly, and pleasantly, found myself throwing 10 ringers out of my last 24 throws from 40′. Pretty cool stuff. And of the non-ringers I was drawing metal on the vast majority of throws with virtually all shoes arriving in the vicinity of the stake open. Very nice surprise for such a simple aspect. A little like putting in disc golf – reduce the amount of physical variable on the throw and you get repeatability. Again thanks much.

    • Thank You, Jamie…you picked a great shoe in the Snyder EZ Flip II. I had the great honor of meeting Sue Snyder at the 2010 HP Pro Tour event in Frederick, Maryland. It was an odd circumstance. She happened to walk up to my competitor and I and it turned out we were both pitching Sue’s EZ Flip. I had to paint the tips of my shoes to differentiate between the two of us. Sue was excited to find out we were both pitching her shoes.

      Once you feel confident in your technique, consider joining the NHPA and competing in one of your state tournaments. It’s a great activity, keeps you fit and allows you to meet some great pitchers. Good Luck. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of help. Regards…Bob


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