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Knock Down Protocols

We have been asked several times this week about a ‘Procedure’ known as ‘The Knock Down’. You must utilize your ‘Pre-Shot Routine with full attention to the ‘5 Set Ups! (‘Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment’) The ‘Knock Down’ is a very useful shot especially due to its shortened or compact nature. Bigger swings (more Clubhead Travel Distance – more Circumference – bigger Swing Circle) are exposed to greater risk and often provide less reward! Rather than create a new document here is our ‘Knock Down Protocol’. As you might know, your ‘555 Team’ has every golf ‘Procedure’ evaluated as a ‘Protocol’ … a point form breakdown of the ‘Knock Down Shot’ may be of interest? If you are an affordable ‘Premium Locker Room Member’ (LRPM – over 1200 Proven Professional Pages), you will have access to all ‘Protocols.

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KNOCK DOWN PROTOCOLS
The ‘5 CONTROLS’ ….. always!

  1. Stroke is executed with both ‘Wrist Cock and Pivot’ ‘Components’ involved and is, therefore, very close to being a Full Swing just with less ‘COIL/Un-COIL’ (‘ROM’ & ‘Brace Hand Travel Distance’).
  2. Knock Down is simply an ‘Extended or Elongated’ version of the ‘Chipping Stroke’. There is more ‘Range of Motion’ and thus, more ‘Clubhead Speed’. The Ball goes farther! Trajectory is simply a matter of the factories ‘Loft’ and ‘Set-Up’ particularities.
  3. There is a ‘Putting Stroke’ in the ‘Knock Down Stroke’.
  4. ‘MORE AIR TIME THAN GROUND ROLL TIME’. Ball tends to
  5. run very little upon contacting the ground (similar to the Punch) and, if there is much ‘Back Spin’, the Ball may even ‘Back Up’.

  6. ‘GRIP’ may be Shortened (‘Choked Down’).
  7. ‘Moderate GRIP Pressure’. Don’t squeeze and kill the chicken!
  8. ‘STANCE’ is just outside the ‘Rib Cage’ or under the Arm Pits. It is not excessively wide.
  9. ‘BALL LOCATION’ is relatively ‘Centre of Stance’ or forward under your Clavicle (Proximal or Sternal End).
  10. ‘ALIGNMENT’ may be slightly OPEN or Parallel but NOT Closed.
  11. ‘STANCE’ (Target Foot) is considerably OPEN so the Hips can Rotate and Clear to the Target. (see ‘Swapping Pockets Drill’)
  12. ‘WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION’ is relatively centered or may be very slightly forward to promote a more vertical ‘Angle of Attack’. Pitched Balls must be ‘Pinched Balls’.
  13. Slight ‘Forward Press’ of the Club Handle is generally beneficial. ‘Hands must lead the Clubhead Through the IMPACT and SEPARATION Zone’.
  14. ‘Wrist Cocking’ is quite early in the ‘Back Swing’. The Swing is quite ‘Up & Down’ or ‘Vertical’.
  15. There is reduced ‘Loading Rotation, Coil or Pivot’ in this ‘Procedure’ as compared with the ‘Full Swing’. (see ‘Abbreviated & Punch’)
  16. Finish (Swing Sequence #8 – #9) with ‘Belly Button or Belt Buckle Square to the Target and Hands in front of your Chest’. You may not have a SS #10 or SS #11. (see ‘The Bounce Back’)
  17. ‘DISTANCE’ is controlled by ‘CLOCKING’
  18. ‘DISTANCE’ is controlled by ‘Choking Down on the GRIP’
  19. ‘DISTANCE’ is controlled by the ‘Narrowing the Width of your ‘STANCE’. This reduces the length of your Swing or the ‘Circumference of the Circle’ and thus reduces the Clubhead Speed with little or no ‘FEEL Change’ other than in the ‘SET-UP’ Mode. How Simple!
  20. ‘SWING DOWN THE BODY/FOOT LINE’ (the ‘Shoulder Axis’ is king)

There is a lot of information in this ‘Protocol’. We are here to help so do not hesitate to ‘AskUs’.

Leading logically and progressively to this ‘Knock-Down Protocol’ are your 1) Putting Procedure, 2) Chipping, 3) Bump & Run, 4) KNOCK DOWN, and then the 5) Punch, 6) Lob, 7) Pitch, 8) Full Swing and 9) the Driver.

Interestingly, you will recall our ‘Science Based Saying’ that ‘I Drive As I Putt’ or that ‘There Is A Putt In Every Drive’. This is based on our ‘5 Essential Elements … 1) Clubface Aim At The Moment Of Separation, 2) Clubhead Path, 3) Clubhead Speed, 4) Sweet Spot and 5) Angle Of Attack (AoA). There is no single ‘Swing Procedure’ anywhere on the globe that does not include every one of these ‘Essential Elements’.

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