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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’.

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If we just work on the ‘Same Old, Same Old’, we will get the ‘Same Old Outcomes’. Remember, very small changes often are both easy and highly effective! Enjoy your golf exploration!

You know what it is to ‘Swing ON Path and ON Plane’. Of interest, when your ‘Take Away’ is slightly to the ‘Extended Inside’ you are already in a good position to accomplish ‘On Path & On Plane’. Now add a solidly placed GRIP and you shall very soon be a ‘Happy Golfer’.

The dominant tendency is to get a little too vertical, which leads to above or over Plane (see ‘Over The Top’) You know where that leads? CASTING with an ‘Outside In Front Swing Path’! The likely Ball Flight Shape will be ‘Leaky Cut Fade Slice’ with no authority.

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A broken clock is right even twice a day!

Would a grinding golfer take that twice course of events or circumstance with a smile?

Do you know what you would likely get in that simple ‘Twice A Round’ process?
Sooner or later likely ‘Three Times A Day’ … or more!

Not a bad ‘Return On Investment’? (ROI)

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What club do I need to use for this shot? How far does it Carry (Air Time) and Roll Out (Ground Time)? “Wow! I never stop wrestling with these numbers! Can I make it easier?” Response … you should be able to improve on your distance challenge by not killing the ball!

What are my ‘Club Splits’ … Short, Regular and Long Carry & Roll Out? We all develop this data but usually differently! Most of us just try to remember it in the heat of battle? … Guess, Wish & Hope? Let us consider ‘15 Yard Splits’ for now. You might choose to utilize ‘10 Yard Splits’? With 15’s, every Club’s going a total of 15 more yards, will give us a practical basis! Thus, we can and must meaningfully ‘Calibrate Our Bags’ (CAD) from the Lob Wedge to the Driver. Guessing is just a slow and painful death, especially in the ‘Approach & Short Game’! You want really great, small ‘Putting Numbers’? Not in this life by accident! (see ‘The 5 Way To Shorten Your Distance’ and ‘Body Clocking’ … ‘555 Golf Magic Potions’ just for YOU)

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Do you deliberately try to leave a long ‘Putt’ a little short … perhaps to avoid two more ‘Putts’? I genuinely do not think so!

This is a question and explanation that Gary Player addressed. “Nobody intends or tries to deliberately miss any putt!”

If you abide by ‘The 8 Step Putting & Chipping Pre-Shot Routine’, you will not think or entertain ‘3 Putts’.

What about your small ‘Chips’ or little ‘Bump & Runs’. Treat them like ‘Putts’ and “Hole Them Out”!

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If this savvy ‘Country Gentleman Golf Teacher’ could deliver one message to you, our ‘Global 555 Family’, it would be to strive towards ‘Process Golf’ and not towards ‘Outcome Golf’. Direct your mental and physical energy towards making the shot and not a score! If you make the shot, that will take care of achieving the score! When is your score NOT scary?

‘Process Golf’ takes place in the ‘Present Tense’. It is therefore not a fear-based, anxious activity. Without a lot of explanation, ‘Outcome Golf’ is the flip-side of this ‘Mental Coin’. We worry about how things will turn out. Fear is tension-generating negative energy. Negative trumps positive energy! Fear and hate trumps comfort and love! Anxiety garners nothing good! Don’t worry or focus on your ‘Final Score’. It is a trap! Focus methodically on the shot looking you in the face! If you want to play the ‘Score Game’, do so three (3), six (6) or nine (9) holes at a time. Look back at your 18 hole score and not ahead!

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It is a ‘555 Team’ postulate and foundation that ‘All Components’ of the golf swing must be matching and compatible. If you attempt to mount a transport truck wheel and tire onto your family personal vehicle, you are in for a challenge!

All our ‘555 Golf Academy Family’ (Newsletter Subscribers and Website Members) are fully aware of our ‘5 Set-Ups’. Thus, as you know, they are

  1. Posture,
  2. Grip,
  3. Stance,
  4. Ball Location, and
  5. Alignment.

Let’s consider the ‘Putting & Small Chipping Procedures’.