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Crystal clear thinking supported by real knowledge produces logical answers to valid golf questions! Our ‘555 Progressive Golf System’ is the key that opens the ‘Big Green Door’ for you!

‘Progressive Golf’ is simple! We start from the small and expand that ‘Micro Skill’ to bigger and bigger ‘Macro’ stroke procedures or patterns. We grow from ‘Putting, to Chipping to Bump & Run, to Knock Down Shots, to abbreviated Punch Basics, to Pitch, to Full Swing and finally to taking advantage of our Driver’ (The Big Stick and The Big Rip).

We have ‘555 Golf Tools’ with which to accomplish this magically real and simple range of performance. This is about ‘Energy Management’. Here is a helpful clue how we create ‘Impact & Separation Reality’.

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Our ‘Lower Body Machine’ (LBM - creates all the Round & Round) actions are similar to the Carousel or Merry Go Round Carnival Horse Ride. It is all ‘Horizontal Motion’ around a ‘Vertical Pivot Axis or Drive Shaft’. We have all been there and done that … Fun times!

In simplicity, right-handed golfers unload their ‘LBM Pivot Engine’ in a clockwise direction around the Brace Foot, Brace Shoulder and Brace Hip’. One could argue that there is no counter- clockwise and that it was all Carousel or Merry Go Round. This position has scientific merit!

Our ‘Upper Body Machine’ (UBM - Lever Assemblies) create all the Up & Down. It is all ‘Vertical Motion’ around a ‘Horizontal Pivot Axis’ similar to the ‘Carnival Ferris Wheel’.

If we combine or segment these two major ‘Carnival Rides’, we accomplish what we have come to know as the ‘Tilt-O-Whirl’. Its range of motion does not get to the ‘Top of Back Swing’ or go ‘Over The Top’. It more rocks back and forth on a specific inclined plane. More fun times!

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As a lifelong ‘Airline Transport Professional’ (ATP) and ‘Certified Flight Instrument Instructor’ (CFII) as well as a dedicated ‘Golf Certified International Master Teaching Professional’ (CIMTP), it is my calling to help all my students reach out and grow effectively … to achieve performance beyond their normal dreams!

We Solve Complexity By Simplicity, Process and Discipline!

In aviation parlance, we must all seek to operate in ‘CAVU’ sky conditions … ‘Clear Above - Visibility Unlimited’. This air mass blessing is sometimes referred to ‘Bluebird Conditions’.

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and with ‘Longer Shafted Clubs’

More ‘Brace Shoulder Lag Pressure’, better Shaft and Clubhead Path Plane control are the predictable outcomes.

This produces more ‘Brace Shoulder Duration Control’. You will achieve prolonged ‘Transition’, which is useful. It will help you get our ‘Brace Elbow’ into the ‘Power Slot’. (see Laid-Off and Shallowed Out)

Any of these items tend to directly affect ‘Angle Of Attack’ (AOA) efficient ‘Compression & Line Of Compression’.

You know the problem with an uncooperative Brace Shoulder … ‘Casting, Over The Top, Above Plane, Pulling, too steep and whatever other definition you select.

Award-winning golf academy provides private and group instruction for beginners, advanced, and PGA players.

As a lifelong ‘Airline Transport Professional’ (ATP) and ‘Certified Flight Instrument Instructor’ (CFII) as well as a dedicated ‘Golf Certified International Master Teaching Professional’ (CIMTP), it is my calling to help all my students reach out and grow effectively … to achieve performance beyond their normal dreams!

We Solve Complexity By Simplicity, Process and Discipline!

In aviation parlance, we must all seek to operate in ‘CAVU’ sky conditions … ‘Clear Above - Visibility Unlimited’. This air mass blessing is sometimes referred to ‘Bluebird Conditions’.

Award-winning golf academy provides private and group instruction for beginners, advanced, and PGA players.

This author teacher was very competitive in swimming and tennis. We were trained to make our ‘Back Swings or Load Strokes’ follow the shortest route from A To B. (see ‘ALSDR - Accumulate, Load, Store, Deliver & Release’) The wider the arc or greater the curvature, the longer the distance the ‘Sweet Spot’ must travel in the front swing or ‘Power Stroke’. Of course, this means more ‘Time & Distance to accelerate. The quicker we could get into the ‘Power Stroke’ and stay in it, the better. (see ‘The Big Pull’ in swimming) Pretty logical?

In golf we tend to promote depth and width in the back swing and reciprocally creating the big circle in the ‘Down & Out or Front Swing’ and ‘Club Head Distance’. (see ‘Deep, Flat & Wide’)

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This is the ‘What Is It’ most Popular Question Of The Week’.

Let’s provide a very simple answer that turns on the ‘Better Idea Light’!

Here is the sensible short to long procedural progression …

  1. Putting
  2. Chipping
  3. Bump & Run
  4. Knock Down

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Our global family all know our universally pertinent ‘5 Set-Ups’ … Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location and Alignment. Our ‘Article Title or Subject’ is covered by the first of the five above … POSTURE.

To be athletically dynamic we must have an efficient ‘Set-Up’.

That boldly includes creating rotational space or clearance between the Hip Sockets and the Sternum or Chin and Chest. If one overly bends the ‘Spinal Crankshaft’, it will not work freely! If one has a rounded Spinal Column, the rotational element or capability shall be compromised.

Your Putting & Chipping Back & Up Swing Gone?

Just a pregnant ‘KISS’ (Keep It Stupid Simple) golf thought for YOU!

What if we were to start our ‘Putting Head Journey’ (Clubhead Travel) from a ‘Pre-Determined Top Of Back & Up Swing’ (TOB) and not from the traditional just aft of the ‘Ball Location’? That would essentially eliminate our ‘Back & Up Swing’ … no ‘Transition’ as in our ‘Full Swing’.

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In the form of a friendly and sensible list that can stand the pressure and heat in the kitchen!

  1. Irons strike a ‘Descending Blow’ … feel ‘Bottom Of Swing Arc’ (BOSA) Aft Of Ball
  2. Be aware of and Set-Up your ‘Clubhead Path’ … ‘Inside-Out Sq Sq and Outside-In’
  3. ‘Clubface Aim’ is a permanent ‘Primary Element’. (Golf’s #1 Kingpin’)
  4. Ball Location is always relevant to the ‘BOSA’ … just inside Target Heel. Think of just inside the ‘Target Clavicle’.
  5. Tee Height should place about half of the ball just above the ‘Driver ‘Top Plate’. Sweet Spot must be actually ‘Set-Up’. (see ‘PSR) Fat and Thin are weak variables.