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Let us embrace the scientific fact that ‘Over Swinging’ is often a negative characteristic. (Across The Line - Below Parallel) ‘Under Swinging’, not completing the Back Swing, is also a negative if you have pre-selected ‘A Full Swing Procedure’. (incomplete Swing Sequence #5)

Add the fact that ‘Muscular Tension’ is a very negative element. One can get ‘Tight From Toe-Nails To Finger-Nails’. (see ‘Tetanous’) This golf death knell interestingly generally starts between the ears. Practical golf knowledge, evolving into ‘Experience and Wisdom’ creates ‘Confident, Comfortable & Consistent’. (see ‘the 3 C’s – Trust & Relaxation)

We generally know that swinging a ‘Bigger Golf Back Swing Wheel’ (see ‘Arc, Width & Circumference’) is beneficial … more duration to accomplish Clubhead Speed. It is relevant that the ‘Back & Up Swing’ is the “Dress Rehearsal” to the ‘Down & Out Swing’. Feel that reality!

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As discussed numerous times, your ‘555 Team’ is of the opinion that ‘FAT & THIN’ are two ball striking scourges in practice or play! If you want to ruin time on the golf property, lack of top of Tether Ball Pole Control is a direct route to destruction. This topic is about failure to accomplish and control precise BOSA!

Let us assume that we properly ‘Set-Up’ (Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment).’Measuring To The Ball’(establishing Sternum to the Sole of the Clubhead) demands a ‘Chin Tallish’ function as well as ‘Lever Assemblies’ being set to their ‘Extensor Conditions’. This locates and maintains proper ‘Component Separations’.

‘Hanging Back’ occurs when one sweeps, turns and lifts to the Top Of Back Swing (TOB – Swing Sequence #5) and gets stuck there … remains weight shifted to the Brace Foot. (see ‘Hanging Back’) This ‘Lowers the Brace Shoulder’ and thus the ‘Sole of the Clubhead’. As one swings ‘Down & Out’ towards ‘Bottom Of Swing Arc’ (BOSA), the sole of the clubhead becomes lowered below the intended or prescribed BOSA, striking the grass and taking an annoying ‘Divot’ almost always behind the ball.

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We understand that the ‘Sweeping Back & Up Move’ is an ‘ALS activity … Accumulate, Load and Store. In balance, the ‘Front Down & Out Swing is the ‘DR Activity … Deliver & Release natural response. (see ‘ALSDR’ – The Power Line Delivery Sequence)

What is a useful ‘Bullet-Proof Skill Drill’ that will help us learn and appreciate this ‘ALSDR’ activity? The ‘Brace Lever’ windes up the ‘Core’ ‘From The Top Down’. Then the ‘Lower Body Machine Spinal Engine Core’ unwinds the entire ‘Machine’ ‘From The Ground Up’ and ‘From The Inside Out’. We must learn this physical mechanical truth!

Here is the ‘Drill’! Using the Driver, stick the head (‘Toe-Up’) just under and behind your Target Armpit. Reach well-extended down the shaft with your Brace Hand in contact with the nose of your grip or handle. Next, reach under the shaft with your Target Hand, placing your Fingers & Palm on top of the Brace Elbow. This firms up your ‘Lever Triangles’ … produces ‘Connection’ with the Core. (see ‘Quiet Triangles’)

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Flat or breaking, inside a foot or two … choke and puke! A life or ‘Round Ending’ faux pas?

‘The Missed Dinker’ shall be the Talk of the often more expensive 19th hole!

Never make ‘ANY Strike’ without a ‘Pre-Shot Routine, even if it is slightly ‘Abbreviated’.

If you have to do ‘The Devil Made Me Do It One Hander Swipe’ (with No 5 Paces Back Behind The Ball and ‘Intermediate Target’), here is how to survive the moment!

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Firstly, please stretch and warm up properly. Then you can make ‘Full Swings’ to your ‘Top Of Front Swing’ (TOF), what your ‘555 Team’ refers to as ‘Finish & Hold’. (see ‘Swing Sequence #10, 10a or #11 also known-as ‘The Bounce Back’). If the Target Foot is rolled over towards its Target Outside, you are two things … 1) Out Of Balance and 2) suffering from a ‘Pivot Obstruction’ or a ‘Target Foot Block’. Target Foot Position can obstruct full ‘Pivot Release’. (see ‘STI’)(see ‘Accumulate, Load, Store, Deliver & Release’ – The Power Line Delivery Sequence’ … ALSDR)

Why? You need to assess your ‘5 Set-Ups (Stance Width & Target Foot Aim) to determine if you are willingly yet unknowingly exposing yourself to ‘STI’ …’Soft Tissue Injury’. It is a very common golf physiological reality. To play a long time we need to be cognizant of ‘Work Smart’. We need to invite and accomplish ‘Confident, Comfortable & Consistent’. (‘The 3 C’s)

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With a totally, normally ‘Set-Up … Push Basic, Stage 1 Putting and very short Chipping Stroke Procedure, the ‘Arced Clubhead Path’ is a reality … back & inside – front & outside. ‘Time For A Feel’!

With a ‘Normally Set-Up’ ‘Triangular Lever Assembly’, your ‘Clubhead Path shall become at least slightly ‘Arced’. The ‘Straight-Back and Straight-Through’, ‘On Target Line’ stroke procedure is necessarily manipulated, contrived and deliberate … not radial Newtonian normal.

This ‘Smallest Of Strokes’ tracks around the ‘Forward Inclined Spinal Crankshaft’. (see ‘Pivot Axis’ … even when there is no actual ‘Pivot Action’ as in a Stage 1 Procedure’. (see ‘No Wrist Cock and No Pivot’). Utilization of a ‘Clubhead Sweet Spot Arc’ is quite normal. (see ‘Brace Shoulder Up & Down’ is your ‘Putting & Chipping Engine’)

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Short Game Pre-Shot Routine

Knowledge is power … in ‘The Great Game Of Golf’ too!

Putting & Chipping are a simple matter of ‘Distance & Direction’. Shouldn’t we attend to these two key items before every ‘Dance Floor Procedure’, on or around this special real estate?

If you were allowed to use this ‘50 Foot Carpenter’s Tape’, would you do so? I would hope so, but know many would not! Is the reason lack of knowledge or just laziness?

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A useful ‘Rule Of Thumb’ is that ‘One Lever Assembly’ is straight at all times during the entire ‘Back & Up, Down & Out and Front and Up’ swings. There are only two points when both ‘Levers’ are straight! (Impact Fix – SS #1 and SS #8a through to SS #9)

Note that you can suffer from the ‘Flying Nicklaus Elbow’ at the ‘Top Of Back Swing’ (TOB – Swing Sequence #5) When this occurs, you are very likely to suffer from a slightly ‘Bent Target Lever’. With a little ‘Tongue In Cheek’, this golf teacher is OK with a little lack of this ‘Target Lever Extensor Action’ as long as you get it back through the ‘Impact & Separation Zone’ … SS #7 through to SS #8a and SS #9 … Chase & Follow. (see ‘BOSA’)

The ‘Mirror Image’ of the ‘Flying Elbow’ (TOB) could be seen as the ‘Chicken Wing’. (TOF) We could look at this consideration as a ‘Cause & Effect’ … loss of connection both sides.

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As you know, your golf clubs are made to specifications which are very predictable. Component Dead Weights, Grip Sizes, Shaft Flex and Re-Flex (Steel and Composite) Length, Loft and Lies are all deliberate and based on science.

Once your set is ‘Specified’ and carefully built, your ‘Standard Full Swing’ will produce highly predictable results based especially on ‘Length, Loft, Lie and Clubhead Speed’.

If you have ‘4 Degree Splits’ (Loft Differentials between clubheads) you will accomplish very predictable ‘Distances & Shapes’. You may get 10, 15 or 20 more yards per clubhead Loft as well as variable ‘Trajectories and Spin Rates’.

It is key that one makes a repeatable swing with each golf club in order to get around the golf course with success! Worth a thought? Perfect one smooth full swing for all clubs excluding the Putter. If you can accomplish this feat, the only club you have to learn swing variation is your #PW … 10 to 300 feet! Do Your Math! (see ‘The Pitching Wedge Rule’ – always strive to hit a full #PW Approach Shot to the 5 Foot Circle. Perfect this ‘Meat & Potatoes’ shot!)

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It is worthy of note that ‘Ball Location’ is one of our ‘5 Set-Ups’. (Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment) It is also germane that there is no golf procedure or swing made anywhere in the entire world, with any club, that does NOT have all of these ‘5 Set-Ups’.

These ‘5 Set-Ups’ ooze with sensibility and effective benefits … creators of happiness!

Think of the ‘Human Golf Body Machine’ with its ‘Lower & Upper Aspects’. Think of the ‘5 Axes’ … 1) Feet, 2) Knees, 3) Hips, 4) Shoulders and 5 Eyes and Ears. Our Spinal Column (Human Crank Shaft) supports ‘The Upper Body Machine’ or ‘Lever Assemblies’. (Primary Lever Assembly … Shoulder Sockets, Upper Arms, Elbows, Forearms, Wrists, Hands and the actual Golf Club’ which is the ‘Secondary Lever’ or tool. The ‘Target & Brace Hands Control, Support and Transport The Clubhead’. (not unlike the head of a big framing hammer!)