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What club do I need to use for this shot? How far does it Carry (Air Time) and Roll Out (Ground Time)? “Wow! I never stop wrestling with these numbers! Can I make it easier?” Response … you should be able to improve on your distance challenge by not killing the ball!

What are my ‘Club Splits’ … Short, Regular and Long Carry & Roll Out? We all develop this data but usually differently! Most of us just try to remember it in the heat of battle? … Guess, Wish & Hope? Let us consider ‘15 Yard Splits’ for now. You might choose to utilize ‘10 Yard Splits’? With 15’s, every Club’s going a total of 15 more yards, will give us a practical basis! Thus, we can and must meaningfully ‘Calibrate Our Bags’ (CAD) from the Lob Wedge to the Driver. Guessing is just a slow and painful death, especially in the ‘Approach & Short Game’! You want really great, small ‘Putting Numbers’? Not in this life by accident! (see ‘The 5 Way To Shorten Your Distance’ and ‘Body Clocking’ … ‘555 Golf Magic Potions’ just for YOU)

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Do you deliberately try to leave a long ‘Putt’ a little short … perhaps to avoid two more ‘Putts’? I genuinely do not think so!

This is a question and explanation that Gary Player addressed. “Nobody intends or tries to deliberately miss any putt!”

If you abide by ‘The 8 Step Putting & Chipping Pre-Shot Routine’, you will not think or entertain ‘3 Putts’.

What about your small ‘Chips’ or little ‘Bump & Runs’. Treat them like ‘Putts’ and “Hole Them Out”!

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If this savvy ‘Country Gentleman Golf Teacher’ could deliver one message to you, our ‘Global 555 Family’, it would be to strive towards ‘Process Golf’ and not towards ‘Outcome Golf’. Direct your mental and physical energy towards making the shot and not a score! If you make the shot, that will take care of achieving the score! When is your score NOT scary?

‘Process Golf’ takes place in the ‘Present Tense’. It is therefore not a fear-based, anxious activity. Without a lot of explanation, ‘Outcome Golf’ is the flip-side of this ‘Mental Coin’. We worry about how things will turn out. Fear is tension-generating negative energy. Negative trumps positive energy! Fear and hate trumps comfort and love! Anxiety garners nothing good! Don’t worry or focus on your ‘Final Score’. It is a trap! Focus methodically on the shot looking you in the face! If you want to play the ‘Score Game’, do so three (3), six (6) or nine (9) holes at a time. Look back at your 18 hole score and not ahead!

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It is a ‘555 Team’ postulate and foundation that ‘All Components’ of the golf swing must be matching and compatible. If you attempt to mount a transport truck wheel and tire onto your family personal vehicle, you are in for a challenge!

All our ‘555 Golf Academy Family’ (Newsletter Subscribers and Website Members) are fully aware of our ‘5 Set-Ups’. Thus, as you know, they are

  1. Posture,
  2. Grip,
  3. Stance,
  4. Ball Location, and
  5. Alignment.

Let’s consider the ‘Putting & Small Chipping Procedures’.

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The baseball swing is on an ‘Horizontal or Flat-ish Plane’, while the golf version is on an ‘Inclined or Tilted Plane’.

Do you have a baseball bat on hand or can you borrow one for a short time? Good! Pretend that you are standing in the batter’s box, ready to strike!

Now make some really fluid ‘Tick Tock Baseball Bat Swings’. Three back & forth series of five will be really effective. Remember to ‘See A Spot On The Ground’ (Ocular Acuity & Spatial Stability) and to ‘Breathe’ (DDB) as you accomplish this really useful exercise.

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If you are your own ‘Golf Problem or Problems’
(Physiological and or Psychological)

You may also be your own solution?
(The 555 Golf Academy is a Proven System)
You have questions and we, the 555 Team, has answers
that lead you to success and ‘Smiley Faces’.

Do you have ‘DESIRE, HONESTY and an OPEN MIND’?
If so, perhaps it is time to take a ‘Massive Golf Step’
to where there is real proven and tangible help?

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As the Earth spins around its North South Polar Axis, so too does the little toy gyroscope we have all seen or owned. Pull the string and watch the magic!

The rotational motion creates stability and resistance to change in position. Even when we tip, tilt or incline this Vertical Axis, the wonderful device does not fall over. (see ‘Rigidity In Space’)

We can use some of this ‘Newtonian Stuff’ in our ever-improving golf swings?

If we can establish and exercise a stable, consistent, constant ‘Spine Angle’ in our Back & Up and Down & Out swings, our ‘Clubhead Orbit’ shall also become reliable and repeatable. As unusual as it might sound, we arguably are more stable when our ‘Lever Assemblies’ (Arms, Wrists, Hands and the actual golf club) are in motion! Pretty amazing, right? One would tend to think ‘Stillness Is Stability’ … only to a degree!

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When we apply our ‘5 Set-Ups’ (Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment) we are always dealing with three ‘Function Axes’ … 1) Vertical Movement, (Knee Flex) 2) Forward & Back Movement, (‘Inclination’ closer to and farther from the Target Line – Hip Flexation) and 3) Fore & Aft Tilt. (Towards and Away From the Target – ‘Weight Distribution’ onto the Target Foot and onto the Brace Foot)

‘Aft Tilt’ is very useful and functional when striking golf balls with your Driver. As we ‘Weight Distribute Brace Side’ (with a forward Ball Location) we invite and enhance an ‘Ascending Angle Of Attack’ through the ‘Impact & Separation Zone’. This reduces our propensity towards amplified ‘Under-Spin’ and ‘Climbing of Ball Float’ which loses distance.

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There are ‘Weekend Golfers and Players’ … God love them both!

Many ‘Weekend Hackers’ really want to be ‘Players’ who desire to win their ‘Club Flite Championship’ resulting in Crystal or Sterling Silver on the fireplace mantle or special study bookshelf!

So why do they come up short and feel the unavoidable sting of the ‘Frustration Quotient’?

Well over 45 years studying and teaching this ‘Great Game’ provides me a glimpse of an answer! Might I share it with you?

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Small morsels are more easily masticated (Chewed Into Small Pieces) that are large chunks in mouths and minds that are over-filled? Learning about GOLF is often too much like this situation? We teachers must avoid overload whenever possible. Know you agree!

It is this learned golf teacher’s supported opinion that, although complex, the golf full-swing is not overly complicated … certainly until one adds the ‘Human Ingredients’! Even then, we must strive in concert to ‘Keep It Stupid Simple’ … a doable undertaking!

Try by starting right here, ‘Word By Word’, with our famous ‘5 Set-Ups’ (Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment)! Read your ‘555 Golf Academy’ definitions of each of these and your ‘5 Essential Elements’ (Clubface Aim At The Moment Of Separation, Clubhead Path, Clubhead Speed, Sweet Spot (COM) & Angle Of Attack (AOA). Great start!