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The Target Hand & Lever CONTROLS the face of the Clubhead. The Brace Hand controls the ‘Ping Pong Paddle Face’. If the face is square to the ground and horizon, then your Brace Hand shall be as well! These components are thusly in what your ‘555 Golf Team’ refers to as ‘In A Neutral Position or Configuration’. (see ‘Turn, Vertical & Rolled’ [TVR] … Forearm Longitudinal Axis Action’)

Three options for the ‘Paddle Face’ are ‘Open, Square and Closed’ … also ‘Weak, Neutral and Strong’. The same variable circumstances apply to the ‘Golf Clubhead and Clubface Aim’. Three options for the ‘Back Of The Target Hand’ are also ‘Open, Square & Closed’.

If you enlist an ‘Open Clubface Aim’ and ‘Open or Weak Grip’ combination, you are very likely going to the ‘Weak Side Of The Target Line’. We recognize the influence of ‘Clubhead Path / Angle Of Attack’ and can discuss that more in the future. This focus is simply about ‘Grip and Clubface Aim’. One is a human agreement while the other is an equipment condition.

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Do you know that reading and writing, just thinking about your golf swing and game, is the ‘Flip-Side’ of gym time? Let your golf become fresh-air relief! Golf is life’s physical mental.

Pay attention to your day … every day! Little details always matter! How can you figure a task out if you do not define it, perhaps ‘With An Attitude’? Actively set up your criteria for success! You are well served if one can grapple the ‘Probabilities Of Success’ and take them to the matt!

The right way to strike a ‘Golf Ball’ is within your reasonable reach both mentally and physically. You must keep the task carefully defined and scientifically realistic in order to avoid ‘Information Fatigue Syndrome’. You each need programmed activity rewards to grow your golf skills and pleasure. Work on one or two skills at one time … no more.

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Absolutely not!

Although directly related, they are different components and perform very different functions!

Our ‘Target Swing Lever’ 1) Controls The Clubhead, 2) establishes and maintains ‘Bottom Of Swing Arc’ (BOSA) and 3) provides the #4 Pressure Point. (Pectoralis Upper Chest applying Pivot Pressure against the Biceps … Upper Target Lever – Load Coil Brace and Unload Uncoil Target)(see ALSDR … ‘The Power Line Delivery Sequence’)

The Hands - Grip, Control the Handle and thus the golf club generally.

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It is this Country Gentleman Golf Teacher’s opinion that you not ‘Change Your Grip’ to a stronger position. You may be forced to change something else? (see ‘Active or Dynamic Component - Action Reaction’) How about ‘Making The Same Old Familiar Go Straight Set-Up and Execution’? Well, the ball will Curve Right due to the wind. How about making one ‘Static or Passive Set-Up change’? Don’t change your ‘Grip’. Rotate The Golf Club Handle so the Clubface Aim (CFA) is Hooded, Shut Down or Closed. Your ‘Normal Swing’ will now counter the ‘Wind Movement’. CFA is your #1 control!

Here are two categories with 5 Components each by which you can master or are mastering and enjoying ‘The 555 Golf Academy Game’. You will already know these elements to varying degrees.

  1. The 5 SET-UPS … a) Posture, b) Grip, c) Stance, d) Ball Location and e) Alignment.

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Anyone who has spent time with ‘The 555 Team’ is at least familiar with this term ‘Hover’. It is the opposite of the sole of your club’s resting on the ground, from Putter to Fairway Metals.

When our golf ball is resting on the grass / ground, we have a tendency to do the same with our ‘Clubhead Sole’. Not a productive idea and procedure! Impact can become a fishing expedition or ‘Crap Shoot’!

If the ‘Sole’ is resting on the grass, one must ‘Lift’ it up before the ‘Sweeping Take-Away’ move can be accomplished. We refer to this ‘Lift’ as a ‘Pick Up Inside Take-Away’ (PUITA). If you start the Back & Up Swing with a ‘Lifting Action’, you shall have the tendency to finish the ‘Impact & Separation’ with a ‘Flip-Handed Action. With and Inside-Out Clubhead Path, this invites the Fade Hook Spin Rate and Ball Flight Action’. The nasty ‘Snap-Hook’ often comes into play! You know the three ‘Hook’ ingredients!

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“Mindset” has meanings! 1) A Set of Mental Conditions or Attitudes, 2) State Of Mind, 3) Frame of Mind, 4) Mental Processes, 5) Psyche, 6) Mentality and more! You will have your own ideas.

Is ‘Mindset Active or Passive’?

When is it ‘Mental or Physical’?

When does ‘Mindset’ become ‘Action Productive’?

Is the notion of ‘Mindset’ more ‘Premeditated or Spontaneous’ … ‘Conscious or Subconscious’?

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Where does a horse strike you with a ‘Hind-Legged Death Blow’ … at full extension! Don’t sneak up on any horse unannounced!

Now to GOLF!

At ‘Impact Fix’ the average golfer is fairly extended. Most people employ a ‘Wrist Break’ or angle between the Shaft Line (Hand, Wrist Primary Articulating Joint - PAJ) and Forearm Line.

When we ‘Sweep the sole of the Clubhead Away from the ball, across the grass, we get ‘More Extended and Wide’. (see Back & Up Swing’) (see ‘The LAW System … Leverage, Arc & Width’)

As we arrive at the Top Of Back Swing (Swing Sequence #5), our Hands & Wrists get fairly close or closer to the Brace Ear! Then we ‘Gravitationally Drop’ the Hands and Wrists vertically towards the Brace Hip Power Point. The Shaft become ‘Parallel To The Ground’ and the Hands & Wrists get more proximal to that ‘Brace Hip’.

Through the ‘Impact & Separation Zone’ we get more extended into the ‘Chase and Follow Phase’. In this ‘Swing Sequence #9’, both ‘Lever Assemblies get ‘Fully Extended’ or to what we refer to as ‘Full Down & Out Swing Width’. This is where the horse delivers its ‘Mule Kick’.

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One might feel slightly ‘Unstable’ with a ‘Two Point Stance’. (Both Feet On The Ground but with the Sole of Clubhead Hovering) Remember, the instant your swing gets underway, in motion, (‘Sweeping’) you must have elevated the sole of your Clubhead at least slightly.

Always employ or apply your ‘5 Set-Ups’ … Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment. Every swing in the entire world has all of these components! Worth our attention?

However, when one ‘Sweeps Into Rotational Motion’ (see Turn & Lift - One Move Back & Up - Quiet Triangles) the gyroscopic nature of the Golf Swing creates ‘Dynamic or Centripetal (Centrifugal) Balance’. Your Captain Eyes, adequate Knee-Flex, Spinal Inclination & Tilt as well as proper Breathing (DDDB) are primary elements.

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Path Options are 1) Inside-Out, 2) Square Square and 3) Outside-In. (‘Casting’)
Plane Options are 1) Above, 2) On and 3) Below.
This topic is about ‘Putting & Chipping’.

Once you have established your ‘5 Set-Ups’ (PASSIVE - Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment) you are ready to put your ‘5 Essential Elements’ (ACTIVE - Clubface Aim, Clubhead Path, Clubhead Speed, Sweet Spot & Angle Of Attack) into effective motion.

A really key point in making your ‘Putting Stroke’ (once properly Set-Up) is to move your ‘Shoulder Axis’ ‘On Path & On Plane’.

Just out of interest, this teacher feels like he ‘Moves his Brace Shoulder Back & Up’ (Back Swing) while initially ‘Dropping’ that shoulder ‘Down and Then Out’. There is a feeling of the Target Shoulder’s moving ‘Forward & Up’ reciprocal or in conjunction with the ‘Brace Shoulder’s very simple tasking.