There is a 100 year trend of ‘Ball Flight Distance Increases’ as well as a corresponding increase in the length of golf courses, across the game globally. The USGA, the R&A and professionals who stand on the grass every day, teaching and playng, believe this continuing cycle is detrimental to the game’s long-term future. Changes must be made! “What might they be?” you ask. One that is long overdue is ‘Ready Golf’. (see ‘Pace Of Play’) Next, we must ‘Cool The Golf Ball’. Any projectile going 350+ yards is circus! A second necessity is to ‘Play It Forward’. At some point in time ‘Playing From The Tips’ is more fantasy than reality. ‘Up Front’ makes us happier! Do you want #5 Irons to the fat of a green or a soft ‘Approach Wedge’ to the 5 Foot Circle? Scoring better consistently matters!

Each separate ‘Golf Swing Procedure’ has some variations in ‘Characteristics’. It helps us to list or define these in order to clarify or identify the variables. Here are the basic ‘Putting Characteristics’ or ‘Components’.

1) ‘POSTURE, Proper Spine Angle’ to support the ‘Pre-Selected Components and Procedures’. (‘Forward Inclination, Aft-Tilt’ and ‘Hips Socket to Sternum Clearance’, ‘CHIN Tallish’)

2) ‘Proper GRIP’ which should be ‘Weak’ and ‘Palms Opposed’ with ‘Quiet Hands’ throughout the ‘Entire Stroke’. This is not carved in concrete but is a basic parameter.

3) ‘Fixed Wrist Triangles/Wedges’. No ‘Flip or Throw-Away’.

4) ‘Light GRIP Pressure’, minimal Body Tension

5) Appropriate Attitude which must be very ‘Positive’. CONFIDENT.

6) ‘BODY RELAXED’ … BREATHING slowly and deeply.

“To release what?” is the question. The answer is to release loaded ‘Configuration, Condition, Components or Position’ as well as to release stored, ‘Potential or Ready Energy’ into the ‘Kinetic, Active or Dynamic’ form … to achieve ‘Stopped At The TOB’ (‘Zero Velocity’) and convert it into ‘Go In The BOSA’ or ‘Bottom Of Swing Arc’ (‘Clubhead Speed’).

You might find the ‘555 Golf Power Line Delivery Sequence’ of interest. It embraces the 360 degree energy process … the full energy circle. This useful sequence is ‘ALSDR’ or Accumulate, Load, Store, Deliver and Release. Each and every strike abides by this ‘Sequence’ regardless of ‘Swing Length’.

“Small Things Add Up To Big Things. Inch By Inch, It’s A Cinch!” We must learn to wriggle, roll over (from back to tummy), crawl, stand up, fall safely, toddle and then learn to logically walk before we run! Can you think of any effective alternatives?

One must establish some ‘Minimal Motion Synapses’ (Neurological Signaling into Effective Motion Outcomes) into movement rewards! What do we mean by the words “Minimal Motion”. You MUST learn to use and benefit from our ‘555 Golf System Slow Motion Drills’. Why? The answer is very simple! We learn most efficiently at low speeds. We build ‘Muscular Synapsis’ and create neuro-pathways more effectively in ‘Repetitive Slow Motion’.

We have ‘2 Golf Lever Assemblies’ … Target or Swinging Lever and Brace or Hitting Lever.

We appropriately refer to the ‘Flat Target Wrist’ as a ‘Hinge’ and as one of the ‘13 Primary Articulating Human Joints’ (PAJ). It is useful to use good appropriate English names and terms!

The ‘Flat Wrist Hinge’ is one of the ‘9 Configurations or Positions’ that function around 3 actual axes or wrist hinge pins. Think of the ‘Horizontal Door Action and its Vertical Hinge Pins’. The Target Wrist acts ‘Horizontally around a Vertical Hinge Pin’ just like the door.

One can play golf ‘One Handed’. I have trained several ‘One Handed’ athletes with success. We have several ‘One Handed Bullet-Proof Skill Drills’ that are useful along your learning journey. (see ‘Isolate The Parts Drills’)

There is more control and more power with full and cooperative ‘Triangular Golf Lever Assemblies’ (Hand, Wrist, Forearm, Elbow, Upper Arm and Shoulder Socket). ‘Quiet Triangles’ (with two levers) are more stable and predictable than with one! Helps us honour Newton!

The ‘Target Lever’ is the ‘Swinging Lever. It accomplishes only three functions. 1) Controls the Golf Club … especially the Clubface Aim, 2) Establishes ‘The Bottom Of Swing Arc’ (BOSA) and 3) Provides the #4 Pressure Point. (Rotational Target Pectoralis Muscle pushing or applying Force to the Target Biceps. (see ‘Hand Controls, Arm Supports and Body Transports’)

The Slice is a Poor Man’s Hook!

A lot less ‘Applied Energy’ is required to create a Slice than to Hook! Less clubhead motive effort?

If a golfer knows how to ‘Hook’ he or she can readily ‘Slice’. The opposite situation is also quite true! This teacher can help a golfer ‘Slice’ in only a few minutes. Learning to ‘Hook’ takes a little longer. Quite honestly, I do not know why any sane golfer would like to do either … Hook or Slice? There is no situation that cannot tolerate a straight shot even if it has to be a little shorter! Perfection might enjoy a little ‘Dog-Leg Tail’ on the straight shot but it is not mandatory! There is more than one way to play a dog-leg … two straight strikes will do the job!

Our detailed perceptions and experiences at ‘High Speed’ are challenging! It is difficult to sense a maximum amount of either mental or physical personal data (feelings) at very high or full speeds. Thus, if we can slow our golf swing motions and actions down, even a moderate amount, we shall improve our perceptions and, soon thereafter, our performance. Sensible and worthy? Absolutely!

We need a basis by which to make these ‘Slower Event’ to happen logically and predictably.

We have that basis already very refined and available for our distinct benefit. The ‘555 System’ explicitly refers to this systemology as ‘The 5 Set-Ups’ … Posture. Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment.

We are all familiar with our ‘555 Golf Academy’ ‘5/10/15 Foot Approach Circle Drills’. How simple can it get? Hit the ‘Circles’ from inside your ‘Full Swing #PW’ and then make Putts. Easy math! Small number bet bigger ones! This is absolutely, always about your ‘12 Inch Landing Circle Drill’. Use it! We do not aim at the Flagstick, but at the ‘Landing Circle’. With proper weight or speed, Mother Nature shall do the rest!

Next, let’s take these ‘Circle Drill’ to the ‘Short Game Practice Area’. We will use only ‘The 5 Foot Circle’. This is a pretty simple ‘Dance Floor Precision Drill’.

Step 1) Pick a Flagstick and place a 5 Foot Circle around it. Start flat and easy (A), getting a more difficult cup (B) and finally a most difficult cup (C).

The refined ‘Sweet Spot’ (Center Of Mass) of a golf clubhead is about the size of a good old American Dime. If you prefer Lincoln’s coin, that is OK too! Close enough for the golfers I have known over the decades!

The more compassionate ‘Sweet Spot’, for week-enders, might be the size of a quarter.

The beloved hacker might more subjectively make a 50 cent piece work?

However, the hard truth is that the ‘Ballistic Point’ of a golf ball (The Bottom Inside Cheek – BIC) is only the size of the biggest dimple. Now that presents a challenge.