Most golfers have taken some lessons

Most golfers have taken some lessons … or NOT. Every golfer is benefited by finding an experienced and science-founded golf instructor for regular or at least occasional time-sharing!

I think most of us know what the club should be doing through ‘The Impact & Separation Zone’ or, at least think we know? Thinking is actually better than not! Proves the mind to be alive!

In the Front or Down & Out Swing, the clubhead should be swinging on a downward or descending ‘Angle Of Attack’ (AOA), generally on a path from the ‘Inside-Out’, and ultimately striking the ‘Bottom Inside Cheek’ (BIC) of the Ball with a face squarely aimed or pointing at the ‘Intermediate and/or Far Targets’ (DTL - Down The Line). The ball flight starts off in that ‘Face Aimed’ direction. If we add some ‘Clubhead Path Variation’, the ball will curve accordingly.

The 555 Golf Academy

There is often a ‘Social Leveler or Equalizer’ that may or many not be all that obvious to the ‘Hoi Polloi’ … we in the huddling and hungry masses!

How many of us are driven to produce ‘Power & Prodigious Distances’ with the ‘Big Stick’ or with all sticks? One of my golf phenoms, known to many world-wide, would fairly comfortably hit a #PW 150 to 160 yards carry! Mere mortals get it out there … well you know … less!

The same ‘Animal-ness’ applies to the driver. How does 350+ compare with your best grunt?

Well, here’s the good news!

You do not have to be overly athletic to get attention with the ‘Short End’ of your bag!

data is king

In golf as in life, ‘Data Is Often Kingly’ … we need information to help us navigate our daily lives. Let’s get right to the point … things you might already know! ‘The 555 Golf System’ utilizes several highly efficient ‘Shot Making Frame-Works’ or procedures. Players make their shots predictably!

‘The CAD Sheet’ (Calibrated Average Distance) simply lists, on one sheet, all the clubs we generally use along with their ‘Optimal Carry Distances’ … Full Swing Driver on the top and Lob Wedge on the bottom. Therefore, after we ‘Laser’, we can simply pull the most efficient golf club so as to give the ‘Little White Ball’ a mighty whack on direction (line) and on distance! Carry and use your ‘CAD Sheet’!

Everything in golf centers and orbits around a perfect point or fulcrum.

If we can think of golf properly, based on science, physics and geometry, we shall be successful in less time with less grief and frustration! What the mind can perceive and conceive, the body can generally achieve! (to our fitness and ROM parameters). You can see that there is a time and effort requirement. We have to do the work before we get paid! Golf is not a “Flash In A Pan”. There is no Disney Magic Wand! But your ‘555 Golf System Simplicity’ is highly helpful.

Everything in golf centers and orbits around a perfect point or fulcrum. If it is off kilter, it is either ‘Too Much’ (+) or ‘Too Little’ (-). Our ‘Swing Mechanics’ must be worked into an ‘In Balance State’. We need more ‘Constants than Variables’ to achieve ‘Consistency and Repeatability’ … scoring well every day rather than once a month. This in and of itself is about ‘Golf’s Highs & Lows’ … The pluses and the minuses.

all putts are dead straight

The primary task when you are still ‘Off The Green’ is to ‘Get the ball on the Dance Floor behaving like a Putt as soon as possible’. Might I add that you must truly believe in yourself!

When out in the ‘Approach Zone’ we should focus precisely on the 5/10/15 Foot Circles. From there we can make good things happen more often than not! Smaller circles make for improved ‘Putting Stats’.

When out in the ‘Approach Zone’ we will be well-served to ‘Quadrant The Greens’. By that, your 555 Team means ‘Gunsighting The Green’ or breaking it into ‘Four Quadrants’ of approximately the same area or size. (see ‘Cross Hairs’)

using a chalk line for golf

Being a bit of an old farm boy and house-building youth (mostly at Grampa’s insistence) we learned how to use and care for the tools-of-the-trade. We would NEVER leave our hammer out in the cold damp world … a fate flirting with death by Grampa or Dad!

One tool we used a lot in framing was a ‘Chalk Box & Line’. It was like an enclosed ‘Fishing Reel’ that contained chalk, a powdery substance that permeated the string line. Why? So as to be able to mark a straight line on the subfloor or anywhere for a useful purpose. When we fastened wall framing to the floor, we knew that the base plates were straight, true and square!

Golf loves ‘Straight, True, Square & On Length’ too! A ‘Stymp Meter’ is a wonderful golf tool.

golf instruction

You may find this to be a worthwhile understanding as well as a useful real physical function? Of this we on the ‘555 Team’ are certain! Use it regularly with predictable success!

Think of the human power (mechanical advantage) and Alignment Axes … Ankles, Knees, Hips, Shoulders and Ears. All you ‘555 Family Round Table Members’ will already be well informed. If not, we are here to assist you in any way we can. Why are our ‘Ears’ listed as Alignment Axes’? Feel free to dialogue with your very own personal ‘Certified Teaching Professional’! We love your questions and have had appropriate, functional answers for over four decades of satisfied members. That shall continue! Ask away!

advanced golf is a mental endeavor

Where were you with your golf skills a year ago?

Where will you be with your golf game in another year?

Where do you want to be five years from now?

You cannot accomplish a lot in a day or a week, but in an organized year you may well have traveled the Earth and be full of great memories and achievements! “Never Give Up!”

simple golf alignment

For a ‘Country Gentleman Golf Teacher’, that is a very simple $64,000 question! May I share my reason for this simplistic approach to our ‘Great Game’? Thank you! We are here because you are there and we have shared your painful and pleasureful space over decades! True caring is a raw human trait!

My direct topic is ‘Alignment’. I just read that it was the #1 World failure in our ‘Ball & Stick’ endeavours. Perhaps. Let’s get ‘Simple’ and address this quandary or predicament?

‘555 Golf’ is totally and firmly about ‘The 5 Set-Ups’ …

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

How to practice golf

Well then, ‘Practise Less and Practise Smarter’ … with more intensity and working at skills that you will actually use ‘Out There’ to score lower! ‘Practical Practice Makes Repeatable’!

If you have a dedicated ‘Pre Shot Routine’ (PSR) I can assure you that your ‘Practice Sessions’, as well as your ‘Playing Ventures’ shall be both more productive and more fun!

We see really dedicated ‘Range Rats’ working buckets of ‘Full Swing Long Irons’ and especially their ‘Driver and III Woods’. Outcome? Sore hands, joints and soft tissues.