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The right place at the right time with four of the right golfers after a productive round! Idle chatter regularly morphs into a meaningful discussion. That is good for us!

One of the key topics was ‘The Lower Body Machine’s (LBM) leading the Upper Body Machine (UBM) in the ‘Front or Down & Out Swing’. The LBM is the ‘Axial Core’. The UBM is the Radial Lever Assemblies … Shoulder Sockets, Upper Arms, Elbows, Forearms, Wrists, Hands and the actual golf club, known as ‘The Secondary Lever’. Now that we have definitions out of the way, let’s get to functionality … meat and potatoes? Lead & Lag are key terms … some component ahead and something behind! (see ‘Turn & Lift’ – useful term pertaining to your ‘Take-Away’!)

In the Down & Out Swing, Front Swing, the Hips (LBM) Lead the Hands (UBM). By the time your ‘Hands Reach The Top Of Back & Up Swing, (TOB – Swing Sequence #5) your Hips have already departed the train station! While your ‘Lever Assemblies’ are going ‘Back & Up, your ‘LBM’ is already going ‘Down & Out’ heading for the ‘Bottom Half Of The Swing Circle’ … ‘Impact & Separation Zone’.

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This is an expansive topic, so let us see how simple we can make it for both of us? Let us firstly consider the simple process of ‘Ambulation … just walking along’. Ponder walking Up-hill, Level and Down-hill. If you have a sloped lawn, actually test these variables!

The ‘Two Patterns’ are simply ‘PUSH and PULL Basic’. We can ‘Push Forward’ with our ‘Brace or Back Foot’. We could arguably, ‘Pull Forward’ via the ‘Flex or Contraction Bending of our Front or Target Foot and Leg’. That is not very efficient. How could we walk or run by this ‘Target Leg and Hip Pull Basic Mechanical Pattern’? We also rightfully refer to these two methods of ambulatory propulsion as utilizing the ‘Lower Body Machine Push & Drag Links’.

A useful analogy is the ‘Two Wheel Drive Pick-Up Truck’. The front axle and wheels ‘Steer or Direct’ while the drive shaft and rear differential, axle and wheels ‘Push or Propel’. The Front Bumper can provide tow-truck drag. The Rear Bumper provides push source. (see ‘Lead & Lag’)

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IF YOU WANT TO LOWER YOUR TRAJECTORY
make your ball fly closer to the ground

… how might you accomplish this feat?

Pretty simple and mechanical!

  1. Select a ‘Less Lofted Golf Tool’ (a Deloft Action)
  2. ‘Strengthen Your Grip’ (see more Target Knuckles - a Deloft Action)
  3. Move your ‘Ball Location Slightly Aft’ (a Deloft Action)
  4. Add some ‘Forward Press to your Grip and Lever Assemblies’ (a Deloft Action)
  5. ‘Utilize The Wind’ when properly available

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When is the last time you carefully considered Clubface Aim, Clubhead Path, Clubhead Speed, Ball Speed, Sweet Spot (Impact Point), Smash Factor, Angle Of Attack (AoA), Launch Angle or Approach, X and Y Axis Spin Rate, Carry Distance, Trajectory, Parabolic Behaviour (Apex) and more. Are each of these items ringing a clarion bell for you … a clean and pure sound?

Swing speeds below 85 mph will benefit from a high launch angle and a high spin rate. The reason is simple physics. (see ‘Bournoulli’s Theorm’ and ‘The Venturi Effect’) More spin generates more lift, which can help the ball stay in the air longer and accomplish increased carry distance. At lower speeds, the drag and energy lost in creating spin are offset by the improvement in distance caused by the increased time in the air.

With ‘Clubhead Speeds’ in excess of 85 to 100 miles per hour, science and physics is different! How about 140 MPH on the screws? It is a demanding challenge to make a golf ball travel out there in excess of 300 yards! Fewer athletes accomplish that feat than one might think!

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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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  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