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You now that there are ‘5 Alignment Axes’ … 1) Ankles, 2) Knees, 3) Hips, 4) Shoulders and 5) Eyes & Ears. Four of these are importantly ‘Primary Articulating Joints (PAJs). Near the ears you will locate your ‘Neck’ (The Capital Vertebra). That is a very important golf component! The Head is NOT rigid … it floats smoothly atop your shoulders! (see ‘Ocular Acuity - Tether Ball Pole Concept’) This type of simplicity will cause you to love ‘555 Golf’ practicality!

You need really strong information! The most important overall Alignment is the ‘Shoulders’. They are more important than your ‘Hips’, which are often presented as ‘THE MOST IMPORTANT’. The ‘Shoulders’ are closest to the Hands and Sweet Spot’. They closely govern the ‘Lever Assemblies’. The ‘Shoulders’ ‘Load Coil Range’ far more than the Hips. The Brace Shoulder windes up your core far more than the Brace Hip. This writer feels like his ‘Brace Middle Finger and thus Brace Hand windes up the ‘Shoulders’ and then the ‘Abdominal, Chest, Lats Core’ and finally the ‘Hips’. (see ‘From The Top Down & From The Outside-In’) (see ‘The Balsa Airplane Concept’)

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A ‘Pre-Shot Routine’ definitely breeds ‘Comfort’! (see ‘Confident, Comfortable and Consistent’ – The 555 Golf Academy 3 C’s)

We need to get the feel of making practice swings ‘On Plane’, especially with long-shafted sticks. If we make a few swings ‘Above Plane’ (too Steep or Upright) and a few ‘Below Plane’ (too Shallow or Flat), we might well arrive at an ‘On Plane’ conclusion or desired average?

A lot of tee boxes are elevated. If so, there is a slope you must walk up when getting on deck! Pretty simple image and task?

What if you stand facing ‘Up-Hill’ … on the up-slope? You will be on a plane, which makes you swing more around your body or ‘Spinal Axis’. This invites a ‘Ball Horizontal Spin-Rate’ around the North South Polar X Axis and induces a Draw-Hook Ball Flight! You will feel your weight to be a little more towards your toes. Make 3-5 ‘Tick Tocks’ with that ‘Knee-Flex’.

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laid off and shallowing
under plane but no cast

We golfer types tend to agree that our ‘Back & Up Swing’ is a ‘Deep Flat & Wide, Sweeping Turning & Lifting Motion’? Width and extension play a key role in control and velocity!

Casting is understood as the throwing forward of the Brace Shoulder and Lever, higher and more ‘Above Plane’ than might be desirable. This swing error invites and creates the Fade Slice outcome. Fade Slice elements include 1) Outside-In Clubhead Path, 2) Above Plane, 3) Open Clubface Aim at Separation and 4) too tight of a grip that restricts ‘Release Of The Clubhead’… Tends to hold the Clubface OPEN … ‘Leaky and Cuttie’. Good to know these four truths?

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Before we can ‘Putt, Chip and Bump & Run’ effectively, trustingly, we must be able to evaluate and compose a ‘Mental Picture’, to be knowingly functional.

You know that the ‘555 Team’ lives by ‘The Progressive Method’. We are fully aware of our ‘5 Essential Elements’. This enables our mantra of ‘Driving The Way We Putt’. It enables our saying the ‘First 8 to 12 Inches of My Take-Away Drive Are As I Putt’. Start your ‘Ball Flight out towards your ‘Intermediate and Far Targets’. Then add some seasoning known as ‘Curvature’! (X Axis, North South Polar Spin Rate)

‘Putting Hands & Triangles’ are very passive and quiet. So too are my ‘Driving Triangles’! If you get too active in your ‘Take-Away, you will reflexively get too active in and through the ‘Impact & Separation Zone’, hence ‘more ‘Spin-Rate than one might desire.

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Let the ‘555 Golf Academy Programme’ reduce or even eliminate the potential stress of learning to ‘Master Golf Basics’ (MGB). It has a reputation of being extremely difficult. Unearned! It is an ‘Eye Hand Coordination’ activity that deserves focused ocular attention. Have you ever threaded a sewing needle? So, you know what I mean?

Why do we play golf in the daytime? The answer to this question will clarify some method in our madness! If we are not looking acutely at the ‘Impact or Ballistic Point Of The Ball’ (see ‘Bottom Inside Cheek’ - BIC) our likelihood of making successful contact is profoundly diminished! One will soon discover our meaning of the ‘Frustration Quotient’.

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We are of the opinion that there is ‘Free-Will’ in gaining all we can from ‘The Great Game’!

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  1. The 5 Set-Ups … Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment (every single swing)
  2. The 5 Essential Elements … Clubface Aim, Clubhead Path, Club Speed, Sweet Spot & Angle Of Attack (AoA) … every single swing worldwide
  3. There Is A Putt In Every Drive – I Drive As I Putt (Micro & Macro Truth)
  4. Lower Body Machine (LBM) … Pivot Axis Core … Skeletal & Soft Tissue
  5. Upper Body Machine (UBM) … Lever Assemblies (Target & Brace Levers)
  6. Target Lever … ‘Secondary Lever’ is the golf club.
  7. Brace Lever … ‘Extensor Action’, Swing Sequence #1 and #9

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Curious ‘Golf Teachers’ see aspects of the industry and game that others might miss.

How many people over the age of 16 years (usual vehicle driving age) actually keep working on their driving skills after the ‘Cram’ to pass the written and practical tests. What an exciting time that is! My uncle was my mentor and teacher. He was the ‘Chief Of Police’. “Don’t Follow So Close! 10 Feet For Every 10 Miles Per Hour. Don’t allow yourself to get distracted by anything inside or outside of the vehicle … focus!”

How many golfers work on their ‘Swing Basics and Game’? Have you ‘Ever’ taken a lesson? Do you take regular lessons? Hang out with proven successful golfers … teachers?

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The ‘Change In Direction at the Top Of Back & Up Swing’ (TOB – Swing Sequence #5) demands ‘Tempo, Timing , Rhythm, Cadence & Pace’ … Knowledge and Control.

We must NOT attempt to ‘Hit From The Top’ … to make power early in the ‘Down, Out, Forward & Through Swing’. (DOFT) This causes our getting ‘Above or Over Plane’, as well as making the ‘Brace Shoulder’ move early and fail to accomplish the ‘Lead & Lag Protocols’. Our ‘Hips’(LBM) should ‘LEAD’ (see ‘From The Ground Up’ and ‘From The Inside Out’) while the UBM (Shoulder Sockets and Lever Assemblies) should ‘LAG’ or fall behind … almost like a locomotive pulling 50 freight cars? They follow the power, front to caboose!

‘Transition’ in the Front Swing requires no ‘Brakes’ and absolutely minimal ‘Throttle’.

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There are two ‘Levers’ … the ‘Target or Swinging’ and the ‘Brace or Hitting’ sides of the ‘UBM Triangles’. We refer to them as ‘Lever Triangles’. They ‘Bend & Straighten’ quite naturally. This leverage action creates ‘Clubhead Speed’.

The ‘Target Lever Components’ are comprised of the ‘Shoulder Socket, Upper Arm, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist and Hand’. The ‘Brace Hand’ has the same components with slightly different tasking.

The Target and Brace Levers are ‘Extended or Straight’ through the ‘Impact & Separation Zones’ (see ‘Bottom Of Swing Arc’ or BOSA)(see ‘Brace Lever Extensor Action’ – BLEA)

The ‘Target Lever’ performs three tasks … 1) Controls the Clubface Aim At The Moment Of Separation, 2) establishes and maintains ‘BOSA’ and 3) Accomplishes the ‘#4 Pressure Point. This is where the ‘Target Pectoralis Musculature’ applies pressure to the ‘Target Lever Biceps’. (see ‘Round & Round or Horizontal Motion’)(see ‘Pivot Pressure’)

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Very good topic with equally as pertinent Cause & Effect’! Thanks for your persistent Q&A!

Firstly, it is this writer’s opinion that ‘FAT THIN’ is the scourge of golf … makes more people call it “QUITS” than any other single reason. When you have a real case of this affliction, very little is predictably pleasing!

We must learn to ‘Manage Golf Basics’ in order to get happier. Don’t miss even one of ‘The 5 Set-Ups’ … Posture. Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment. These are happiness elements!

Key thought … if you ‘SWAY Aft In Your Take-Away’ and get stuck there (Weight On Brace Foot) you shall directly affect or lose your ‘Posture’ (Chin and Brace Shoulder Lowered). This ‘Deepens the ‘Bottom Of Swing Arc’ (BOSA) and directly contributes to taking a divot (FAT) behind the ‘Ball Location’.