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Let’s examine an obvious baseline? Our ‘Topical Procedure’ is ‘The Full Swing’. Individually, there is but one ‘Full Swing’ … Bottom, Top, Bottom and Top. As you know, we, the ‘555 Team’ refer to these positions as ‘Swing Sequences’ … SS #1 (Take-Away), SS #5 (Top Of Back Swing - TOB), SS #7 is the ‘Pre-Impact Position, SS #8 (Impact & Separation) and SS #10 (Top Of Front Swing - TOF)

So, how do we actually take possession of this “Bargain”?

Make your predictable and perfected ‘Full Swing’!

Now, pull any golf club tool out of your ‘Tool Box - Bag’ (sans Putter), accomplish your ‘Set-Up and Pre Shot Routine’ (PSR) and courageously make your strike through the ball!

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We are all wonderfully different individuals and more power to us … each one of us! How do we wind up to throw an over or underhanded baseball? Out of the ground! How long have you got?

Your ‘555 Team’ is dedicated to a science-based golf performance … mental and physical! Newton and his fellow travelers, after centuries, maintain governance! The apple still falls down from the tree! That baseball pitcher, fielder or thrower naturally ‘Winds up and Throws or Releases’ the ball from strong legs and a vibrant core! Lever functions and strength matters too!

A question for you if you do not mind? Does the Body Wind Up The ‘Hands, Wrists and Arms’ or the opposite process? Arguably each can be debated. We humans need a balanced approach to glean optimal knowledge and functional success. Real-life works that way!

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The great Gary Player typically, by necessity, ‘Walked Through His Shots’. This action or discipline protected his ‘Lumbar Spine’ and love of the sport.

Mr. Player’s ‘Walking Through’ more naturally accomplished his ‘Transition’ or, as called by some, ‘Weight Shift’ and ‘Rotational Power Creation’.

If you want to ‘Walk Through an Interior Hallway Door’, or to ‘Throw A Hard Boxing Gut Punch’, you had better ‘Accumulate, Load, Store, Deliver and Release’ – ALSDR)(see ‘The Power Line Delivery System’)

Here is a workable ‘Bullet-Proof Skill Drill’ for you!

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Do you remember our ‘Swapping Pockets Bullet-Proof Drill’? It’s a worthy consideration!

When you are at ‘Impact Fix’ (Address Ready), your back pants pockets are relatively ‘Parallel’ to your ‘Body and Target Lines’. You could refer to this as ‘Neutral and Unloaded’.

When you ‘Load Coil, (Wind Up your big Body Rubber Band) to your ‘Brace Side’ (see ‘The Power Line Delivery Sequence’ – Accumulate, Load, Store, Deliver & Release) Your ‘Brace Rear Pocket’ rotates spinally to the ‘Brace Side, Back & Slightly Up’. Very simple process!

At your Top Of Back Swing (TOB) your Brace Pocket will be at its ‘Fitness Coil Limit’ … perhaps about 45 degrees to the Body Line. (see ‘Alignment’) You accomplish your ‘Transition’ (Bump & Direction Change) thus moving into the Front Swing or ‘Off Loading Phase’. (ALSDR – This is the DR aspect)

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Let us just provide some ‘Key Words & Ideas’ that may prove useful as practise and execution guidelines. Each word has a purpose! The first two are great ‘Bullet-Proof Skill Drills’.

  1. Tossing Underhanded Golf Balls to a ‘12 Inch Landing Circle’ (see ‘Carry Distance’ – Pitching with a Wedge)
  2. Bowling Golf Balls to a very close ‘12 Inch Landing Circle’ (see ‘Carry Distance’ – Chipping with Mid Iron … #7 or #8 Irons)
  3. Know the purpose of your ‘12 Inch Landing Circle’ (the Flagstick is not the target)
  4. Get proficient at ‘Club Selection’ (see ‘Ball Flight Shape’)

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There are three basic ‘Swing Planes’ (tilted or inclined 3 dimensional surfaces on which a Clubhead and Clubshaft travel in both direction … Back & Up and Down & Out … Back Swing and Front Swing)

These three surfaces are Flat/Horizontal, Neutral/Normal and Upright/Vertical.

If you were to ‘Sweep The Sole’ of a III Wood across the grass from ‘Impact Fix’ (similar to Address Ready) to a point outside or to the brace side of your Brace Foot Heel, keeping it on the ground, that would be a ‘Flat or Horizontal Swing Plane’ … no vertical motion or movement. (see ‘Flat Angle Of Attack)

If you were to simply ‘Pick Up The Sole’ of that III Wood, straight up, back and onto your Brace Shoulder (to your Trapezius Muscle), allowing the Wrist Elbow & Shoulder to Bend as required, that would be a ‘Upright or Vertical Swing Plane’. (see ‘Steep Angle Of Attack’)

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Think about how you control ’Distance From The Fairway In An Approach Shot’? Bigger swings accomplish greater distances. Write notes so you can diarize or compile performance!

The answer was pretty logical and simple! ‘The 555 Golf Body Clocking Method’ works. The biggest release and carry will come from a ‘Full Swing’ using any golfclub! The greater the ‘Back & Up Swing’, the more ‘Energy’ you shall ‘Store & Release’. (see ‘Potential and Kinetic Energy’)(see ‘Accumulate, Load, Store, Deliver & Release - ALSDR’)

The following is taken directly from my ‘Short Game Grid Sheet’ … from my ‘Performance Play Book’. Here are my proficient #PW numbers … 1) Thigh Clock (18 Feet), 2) Hip Body Clock (38 Yards), 3) Lower Rib Cage Clock (61 Yards), 4) Arm Pit Clock (55 to 70 Yards) and 5) Brace Shoulder or Full Swing (110 to 130 Yards). These numbers are the ‘Carry Distances’ I expect to achieve when I am current and proficient with a ‘Smooth Swing’.

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This topic never gets old, but, perhaps a little bit worn-out?

To make more ‘C/H Speed’ you need to get more ‘Fit’. Make sure you consult with your ‘Primary Care Physician’ or ‘Personal Fitness Trainer’ before you undertake any athletic heroics! Soft Tissue Injuries (STI) can be career changers or open the doors to compounding problems!

Clubhead Speed squarely applied is the only way by which one might achieve greater ‘Distance’ … unless you have the ability to order a boisterous ‘Tail Wind’!

Here are a couple ‘Pre Shot Routine Set-Ups’ that will help.

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When you work on ‘Golf Drills’ you are best served by ‘Quantifying’ the physical layout. Read the greens and determine the ‘Big Math Picture’. Gather enough data that your ‘Bullet-Proof Drill’ makes optimal sense … so you get the most out of the exercise!

This is a great ‘Putting Drill’ that is more about ‘Distance’ than ‘Direction’. Slope will factor. Try to set-up on a relatively level part of a big practice green. Here is how this works! Lay a ‘Ground Stick’ 36 inches past the cup and a piece of string 18 inches in front of the flagstick. Your ‘Target or Performance Zone’ is thus 54 inches total depth.

Place tees in the putting surface every three feet starting at 12 feet and working away from the hole out to 60 feet … pretty long putt! Do your ‘Pre-Shot Routine’ (PSR) every position. From 18 feet, if you come up short of the cup, you get ‘Zero Points’. If you hop over the ‘Ground Stick’ you get ‘Zero’. This is your ‘Safety or Scoring Zone’. You get two golf balls from each 3 Foot increment.

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Do you struggle …

  • With not being ‘Lower Body Machine’ (LBM) dominant With being ‘Upper Body Machine’ (UBM) dominant (see ‘Arms Over Legs’)
  • With poor and inconsistent contact and inefficient ‘Energy Transfer’With unstable ‘Compression and Line Of Compression’
  • With deep or shallow divots, in front and behind the ball
  • With unstable overswinging (bigger is not more beautiful)
  • With being over the top (above Plane and Outside-In)