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‘Clubhead Lag’ is about specific ‘Wrist Actions’, right?

The ‘Wrist Hinge’ functions on three axes ... 1) Vertical Action about a ‘Horizontal Hinge’ (Cock, Level & Un-Cocked), 2) Horizontal Action about a ‘Vertical Hinge’ (Bend, Flat & Bowed) and 3) Rotational Action about or around a ‘Forearm Longitudinal Axis’ (Turn, Vertical & Roll - Radius & Ulna) Nine very different and complimentary conditions and positions! No more!

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I read recently in a medical journal that 80% of golfers suffer from ‘Soft Tissue and Boney Aspect’ injury to varying degrees. (see ‘STI’ … Soft Tissue Injury) That is 4 out of 5 golfers! Epidemic and worthy of very serious consideration? The industry and societal response must be a resounding “YES!”

Without a lot of medical details, let your ‘555 Team’ express a carefully considered position in this matter of importance. No local or national social body can sustain losses (attrition) or negative outcomes in excess of 80% and survive! With tongue-in-cheek. (just a little) what would be the result of 80% of car drivers having accidents? “Playing through the pain of golf” is nonsensical!

Question for you. Have you ever been injured or uncomfortable due to ‘GOLF’? Think cause and effect?

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What considerable, offensive athletic skill demands or is benefitted by ‘Keeping Your Head Down’? There is a difference when considering ‘Defensive Posture’ such as in boxing when you have to cover a ‘Glass Chin’! Golf is more gentlemanly?

With your ‘Head and Neck Down’ your ‘Spinal Engine’ is seriously, rotationally compromised! (see ‘Kyphosis’) Accomplishing a ‘Stable Repeatable Orbital Swing Plane’ and ‘Delivery Path’ with your head down and unsteady is worse than difficult! In golf, ‘A Measured Distance’ is important! (see ‘BOSA & Ball Location’ and ‘Lever Extension’) If your head moves, that is like a gremlin moving your ‘Ball Location’. You would object?

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It is what it is called … ‘A Rapid Fire Drill’. Its purpose is to create five (5) full or fairly full strikes without any delay in between each one. (see ‘Tick Tocks’) We must also get into an organized (Pre-Shot Routine - PSR) and keep this very consistent through the five-ball sequence.

It is very useful to ‘Tee-Up’ these five (5) balls about 3/8 to 1/2 an inch so your focus is primarily on ‘Making Impact’ and not a perfect strike. Your ‘Ocular Acuity’ (seeing the ball well) is a critical component! This is a ‘Daylight Exercise’ for a reason! Also, exercise DDDB as this is athletic! ‘Deep Deliberate Diaphragmatic Breathing’ is not an option! Do you remember that a little ‘Inside-Out Clubhead Path’ is useful? Our ‘Full-Swing is a ‘Push Basic Stroke’!

We also do not stop swinging and hitting during the sequence. We must learn where to step into the ball with our ‘Target Foot’ … Tallish Chin and Chest. (see ‘Ball Location & Posture’)

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Can you take your ‘Practice Game’ out there?

This really simplistic challenge or task takes disciplined planning and the proper mind-set!

Golf shots are just ‘Distance & Direction’ … “ALL” … plus a few ‘Mother Nature’ conditions.

We need to know our performance parameters. Do you actually have a ‘Current CAD Sheet’? (Calibrated Average Distance) Having a current ‘Short Game Body Clocking Grid Sheet’ is a special achievement that will make you shine … if you actually create one! If you do not commit, the notion will soon be just ‘Yesterday’s Newspaper’ and more of the ‘Same Old’!

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We intuitively know there is a difference between the ‘Training & Trusting Mentality’. (‘Practicing & Playing Environments’) You should have learned to hit better shots and to play better? Enjoy every moment of that accomplishment!

How do we bridge the gap between these two elements? You know the age-old question … “How do I take my ‘Practice Swings’ out onto the course?” Easier than you think!

When we are ‘Training’ we very often are ‘Free-Wheeling’ and relaxed. Then we shift our platform from the ‘Training Area’ to the ‘On Course’ where we have four added ingredients … three competitors and a pencil with no eraser! Tension mounts!

Let’s get to the “HOW?” to make the transition.

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Let’s examine this simple title first? ‘Impact Fix’ is ‘Passive, Static , Getting Ready’ to make golf swing perfection! ‘Impact’ is the ‘Active, Kinetic or Dynamic Moment Of Truth’ … the high-speed collision between the ‘Clubhead Center Of Mass’ (Sweet Spot) and the Golf Ball, which is also a ‘Object Mass’ designed to be ‘Released or Hit-Away’! You can imagine a 300+ yard Driver strike!

The “Fix” is like ‘Fixing Something to get done!’ … not too unlike getting the ‘Pie Fixins’ needed to make that cherry pie a la mode! (see ‘Components, Elements or Ingredients’)

“Impact Fix” is your amazing ‘Dress Rehearsal’. It is the process of simulating the ‘Component Conditions’ required to make the golf strike happen. Your ‘555 Team’ refers to these conditions as ‘Protocols’ involving ‘The 5 Set-Ups’ (Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment’) and ‘The 5 Essential Elements’ (Clubface Aim, Clubhead Path, Clubhead Speed, Sweet Spot & Angle of attack’.)

What are our other ‘Component Conditions’ for the “Driver Impact” … Moment Of Truth?

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We all have activities that “Tend To Repeat”. (see ‘Patterns & Routines’)

While involved in practice or play, be aware of your ‘Tendencies’ or trends. Weak shots (Golf Errors) happen for a reason. Thus, they will tend to repeat themselves. How many golfers ‘Tend To Hit Leaky Fades or Slices’? That trend is quickly fixable!

If you can detect a ‘Trend’ you can ‘Fix It On The Fly’ … make a small but distinct change to redirect your tendency right away. Your adjustments will usually fall in to the ‘5 Set-Up Categories’ … Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment. Always keep your ‘5 Essential Elements’ in mind … Clubface Aim, Clubhead Path, Clubhead Speed, Sweet Spot & Angle Of Attack.

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Think of ourselves as a ‘Golfing Mechanism’ with ‘Components & Procedures’ … a lot of Musculo - Skeletal parts as well as a furtive ‘Mind Machine’.

If these ‘Components & Procedures’ are loose or ‘In Relaxation’ (Passivity), they shall tend to have a considerable amount of ‘Variation’. In Golf, ‘Variables’ are a negative element. We must strive for ‘Consistency’ … ‘Stability’.

If one looks at a simple machine, one will usually see a conglomeration of cables, pulleys and the resulting levers. The more loosely related, the less controlling they become. A feel you might strive to accomplish is ‘Skipping Stones On A Pond’. (Think #3 Pressure Point)

One cannot replicate a really solid ‘Golf Strike’ unless and until one knows ‘Why?’ it happened in the first place!

‘How?’ … by learning and utilizing, the proven and very globally trusted ‘555 Golf System’. Repetition demands ‘Check-Listing’! Our airline discipline is perfectly suited to ‘Golf’!

‘A Suggestion?’ … practise your ‘Push Basic Putting and Chipping Procedure’ every time you frequent a golf property. You know ‘The Down & Back Drill’, right? If there is any lingering doubt, ‘JustAskUs!’ You know how to seek our ‘555 Team’ trusted support in the heat of battle!

Do you know and grasp ‘The 8 Step Putting & Chipping Pre-Shot Routine’? It is ‘Short Game Magic’ that lowers your scores!

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