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We are benefitted by knowing how difficult our golf courses are on a consistent local, regional, national and international scale. The operative word is ‘Consistent’! It is good to know how we played in Scotland, Canada or in the neighbouring county and community compared with on a similar pitch?

If you look at your score card to the left side of the ‘Set Of Tees’ you will be playing … back/longer more difficult and front/shorter a bit easier … you will see two numbers.

They might look like ’72.4 / 136’. The ‘136’ is referred to as ‘The Slope’ or the difficulty of these 18 holes when compared to the global perspective. This ‘Slope’ ranges from 55 to 155 in even whole numbers. 120 is about the average. Until we know this ‘General Broad Rating’, we do not really know how difficult the course is compared to other courses.

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How can we learn to use and own a ‘Process’ if we never develop one? We must rub shoulders with wise ‘Golf Teachers’ so as to soak up some Knowledge & Wisdom’. We all need a ‘Golf Wilderness Guide’ … or more than one over time?

Do you have a ‘Practice Plan’ for your ‘Driving Range Sessions’ or do you just go out ‘To Kill A Jumbo Bucket Of Golf Balls’? That is a fresh air source but will very likely not help you produce smaller scores and bigger ‘Smiley Faces’.

Aim Small and Hit Small? … ‘Quarter Sized Targets’ build character and skill levels!

Take Dead Aim and ‘ROLL PLAY’!
It is called ‘Scenario Golf’.

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Deliberately Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing (DDDB) is beneficial and a way of life.

Breathing in this DDDB manner will help you live longer. What is longevity worth? We need good or certainly ‘Adequate Aerobics’.

It is a shocking but little-known fact that weak lungs makes you FIVE times more likely to die from heart disease. Chronic oxygen depravity or shortage is terminal!

Do you know how strong your lungs are?

Your doctor probably checks your blood pressure every time you visit, but not your lung strength even though the simple and painless test to measure it literally takes seconds.

Strong lungs mean longer life. That truth and reality are ‘No Brainers’!

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“What is this ‘Golf River’?” you ask. Quite simply, it is the source of the ‘Power and Energy’ involved in making the ‘Golf Back & Up and Down & Out Swings … The Back and the Front Swings … especially the Front Swing’ that moves towards the ‘Intermediate & Far Targets’.

Both directions require ‘Energy’, but emphatically the ‘Down & Out Swing’ aspect is the ‘Ruler and Consumer Of Golf Power’. It is the ‘Source Of This Golf River Energy’ that is the subject of this article … the ‘Source Of Your Golf Power’.

Not unlike the very source of the Mississippi River’s being a mere trickle well north in Canada, there is a small yet finite and functional ‘Energy Source’ for our golf swing.

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The more stable our ‘Lever Triangles’ are, the happier we shall become … GUARANTEED!

Our ‘Lever Assemblies (Triangles – Shoulder Sockets, Upper Arms, Elbows, Forearms, Wrists, Hands and the actual Golf Club) or ‘Upper Body Machines’ (UBM) shall become more stable as we get better informed and invest in our ‘Golf Ability’! Some of our more mechanical clients have referred to the LBM as the ‘Axial Machine’ and to the UBM as the ‘Radial Machine’. We rather appreciate that input!

Just to make sure we are both on the same page, take hold of a golf club handle with both hands and extend it our in front of your tummy or ‘Hip Girdle’. You will have made a ‘Triangle’ with your two ‘Shoulder Sockets’ and joined hands.

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We all know about ‘Putting’ and each one of us has his or her little quirks and basic golf foibles. Your ‘555 Team’ hopes that you have embraced our ‘8 Step Putting & Chipping Pre-Shot Routine’, in whole or in part? We all need some sort of routine to keep us ‘Patient and Cool In The Heat Of Battle’. Randomness in making golf strikes is stressful and usually comes with sub-optimal outcomes!

Putting is best accomplished employing ‘Over Spin’ or rolling the ball ‘End Over End’ along the dance floor to the predetermined ‘Entry Side Of The Cup’. We ‘Set-Up’ to deliver the ‘Sole Of The Golf Club’ about 3/8 to 5/8 of an inch above the grass in our ‘Putting Stroke’. THIN-ness or gently ‘Topping The Ball’ invites ‘Over-Spin’ … less humping and hopping across the ‘Dance Floor’ endlessly ‘Off-Line’. We all know this flat stick reality?

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How can we ‘Track Our Performance’ if we do not have a fundamental basis by which to even make one good strike? We need knowledge and reasonable physical capability … Fitness and Range Of Motion. (ROM) We track our vehicle’s ‘Miles Per Gallon’. Why not our golf skills efficiency?

The good news is, “If We Can Do It Once We Can Do It Twice or On Demand!”

Here is a primary guidance clue for you! “A CHIP IS A PUTT WITH A HOP!”

Knowing this, if you can make a really sound and repeatable ‘Putt’, you can very likely make a reasonable ‘Chip’. When you want and need a longer ‘Chip’, it is logically known as ‘A Bump & Run’. Here is a little ‘Confidential Inside Knowledge’!

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We read and study three ‘Swing Paths’ … 1) Square To Square, 2) Inside-Out and 3) Outside-In. You can accomplish any of these with three ‘Clubface Aim Conditions … 1) Square, 2) Open and 3) Closed. This produces a variety of known ‘Ball Flight Shapes’ and outcomes.

Any of these combinations except the ‘Square Square Clubhead Path’ with a ‘Square Clubface Aim’ will result in ‘Spin Rate’ around the ‘North South Polar or X Axis’ and ‘Curvature’.

It is imperative all golfers understand that the ‘Natural, least resistive Clubhead Swing Path’ is ‘Down The Body or Foot Line’ … also known as ‘Across The Toes’. (see ‘Unmanipulated’)

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A 555 Golf Drill For YOU

We all know that ‘Breaking A Big Seemingly Insurmountable Problem Into Smaller Bite-Size Problems’ is a sensible ‘Problem Solving Methodology’. Golf abides and thrives by this approach!

Think about making a ‘Golf Swing’ with two (2) Lever Assemblies … with two (2) hands. A really effective simplification is to make ‘One Handed Swings’ or, as your 555 Team calls it, to ‘Isolate The Parts’. Use ‘One Lever’ to amplify the true action of that lever!

Cut to the chase?

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Golf is ‘Sequential Kinesthetics’ (smooth fluid motion) just as in throwing a baseball. Things happen in a ‘Pre-Selected Progression’, in an orderly flow. When we are out of sequence, with broken links, athletic harmony vanishes along with happiness!

The Golf Front Swing happens ‘From The Ground Up’ and ‘From The Inside-Out’. That is the opposite to the ‘Back & Up Swing’. ‘From The Top Down’ and ‘From The Outside-In’.

Your ‘Set-Up’ is not complicated but it’s being correct in an orderly manner is critical. The ‘5 Set-Ups’ will become you ‘Happiness Insurance Policy’ in very short order! (Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment) The catch is deciding to be organized.