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Our ‘555 Team’ (that is YOU) knows what ‘Impact Fix’ is! This is the Pre-Shot Routine that simulates ‘Impact Component Positions’ but in a static form … not in motion! Getting all the ‘Impact Components’ in proper position. ‘Time For A Feel’! Stand up and establish ‘Impact Fix’! Try The Door Jamb Drill’. Place the leading edge of your #8 Iron against the base of a door jamb. Using you ‘LBM’, sweep – push Horizontal Pressure. Feel the Press, Press, Press.

When you have accomplished this very useful physicality, notice that your Brace Hand, Brace Medial Head Of The Femur and the Inside Of Your Brace Foot are each ‘Forward Pressed’ towards the ‘Target’. (see ‘Activated and Engaged’)

Importantly, when we are simply preparing to take a step slightly uphill, ‘Brace Foot Push’ is essential. The Back or Brace Foot provides the ‘Thrust’ while the Target Foot catches the entire forward-moving machine.

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What ‘Two Heads’? Certainly, the one atop of our shoulders and neck! Good, respectful thoughts emanating from a ‘Steady Head #1’ are not optional, but mandatory. This first cranial reality is an ‘Essential Element’.

The ‘Head’ (controlled by ‘Ocular Acuity’) is the ‘Top of the Pivot Engine’. ‘Orbital Sweet-Spot Stability’ comes from this known place! Our Golf success and happiness stems from this ‘Steady Headedness’.

Think of our ‘555 Team’ mantra! “Chin & Chest Tallish”. One is well-served by creating space or clearance between the ‘Hips and Sternum’ … room around which the ‘Horizontal Core Spinal Engine Axis’ works!

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PUSH, PUSH, PATH
Similar to Press, Press, Press

The foundation of this ‘Applied Linear and Orbital Pressure’, the starting point or ignition, is our signature ‘Impact Fix’. (simulated Pressure & Work – Components & Procedures) Our ‘555 SET UPS’ enable both Round & Round (Horizonal) as well as Up & Down. (Vertical)

The ‘First Press’ of this Press, Press, Press is accomplished by our ‘Brace Hand’. We get it ready to go to work very early into our ‘Total Process’. (again … Impact Fix) The ‘Second Press’ is target-ward pressure accomplished at the ‘Medial Head Of The Brace Femur’. This is ‘The Base Of The Pivot’. The Target Femur is not the ‘Power Base’!

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The first point this ‘Country Gentleman Golf Teacher’ would like to make is the fact that our ‘Top Of Back Swing Velocity’ is factually “ZERO” … ‘Dead Stopped’ … ‘Putting To Driving’!

How does excessive acceleration during the ‘Sweep Back & Up Interval’ contribute to “ZERO”?

Does more ‘Pace or Velocity’ contribute to ‘Tempo, Timing, Rhythm and Cadence’ or more physical golf-swing structure? If you step on the throttle, will this evolve into an improved ‘Clubhead Path & Plane’? One will or can certainly accomplish more ‘Clubhead Speed’ but what does the ‘Terminal Velocity At The Top Of Back & Up Speed’ have to do with pure acceleration in the ‘Take-Away, Sweep, Turn & Lift’ journey?

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BASEBALL RUINS GOLF
GOLF RUINS BASEBALL

Which is it or is it either?

A really talented baseball player suffers no ill effects from attempting to apply a good whack to the backside of a generously-dimpled golf ball. We have invested a great deal of time and video frames to the study of these questions and notions. The two tools (bat and club) are quite similar in form and performance. The bat has a round face. The golf club is substantially flat!

How simple can we make this “Which is it?” discussion? Quite simple!

A solid baseball strike, ‘Bunt to Home Run’, involves precisely the same componentry, human or mechanical, with very similar procedures … ‘Those How Tos’.

A hot shot over shortstop into medium centerfield involves very similar mechanics than a hard hit ‘Golf Punch Basic Procedure’. Believe it or not, both require relatively ‘Quiet Hand, Wrist and forearm Triangles’. If you get too ‘Flippy-Handed’ you are not going to like the outcome.

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We have been shooting loads of ‘Motion Videos’ for between four and five decades. My father and I (in his bold tracks) were hungry 16 MM professionals who had a substantial development and testing photographic studio in the basement of our spacious 3 story with full basement home. I wanted to evaluate the golf swing from all perspectives … Down The Line, Up The Line, Body On, Back To Front and From The Top Down. As you have heard me explain, this was an amazing and revealing experience. It enabled us to get ‘Mechanically Logical and Motion Efficient’. We were pioneers in this activity. Down the road, I became a key Golf Specific Videographer for name-brand golf school operators. We operated, with ‘State Of The Art’ equipment. We thoroughly, often evaluated more than twelve clients per day.

From the dominant ‘Down The Line’ (DTL) perspective, we fastidiously deduced ‘Shaft and Swing Plane’. It was easy to see swing mechanics that were above and below this ‘Standard and Neutral Plane’. It became fashionable to refer to and become fixated on aspects such as ‘Laying Off and Shallowing Out’ … not always useful, productive or scientifically accurate!

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HEAVIER PUTTERS?
Sledge Hammer vs. Finishing Hammer

Not unlike heavier Drivers, Fairway Metals, Hybrids and Irons? Really light golf clubs tend to get ‘Flippy’. Heavier golf clubs create an increased awareness of ‘Clubhead Spatial Location’. For example, at our ‘555 Golf Swing Check Points’ (Swing Sequence #3 [Shaft Horizontal to the ground during The Extended and Sweeping Back & Up Segment], SS #5 [Top Of Back Swing Transition] and SS #7 [Pre Impact] we are more aware of ‘Club Position’ with an increased mass. There is more ‘Work’ being done!

Change in any and all swing direction, ‘Back & Up to Down & Out’, this ‘Transition’, is more apparent with heavy than with a light Clubhead. Your ‘555 Team’ strongly promotes a ‘Pause At The Top Of Every Back Swing’. (TOB) A change in direction involves a ‘Dead Stop’ from the Putter to the Driver. Strive to accomplish this ‘Zero Velocity’ condition with every ‘Club Trip’!

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the simpler the machine the better

If you ‘Set-Up’ precisely and consistently (Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location and Alignment), you should be able to repeat ‘Defined Positions and Resultant Motions’. Now add awareness and function of your ‘5 Essential Elements’ (Clubface Aim At The Moment Of Separation, Clubhead Path, Clubhead Speed, Sweet Spot and Angle Of Attack). You shall be rewarded!

Control of ‘Mass, Time and Space’ shall become closer to reality as you diligently earn it!

Being able to accomplish a consistent ‘Angle Of Attack’ … the Clubhead’s travel or route through ‘Space Motion or Swing Gates’ to the ‘Ballistic Point Of The Ball’ … is truly a key. Now, add ‘Lever Assembly Length or ‘Extensor Control’ to this learned mechanical skill.

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Can we ‘Chicken Wing at the Top Of The Back Swing’ ... lose our ‘Extension and Lever Assembly Wrist, Forearm and Elbow Triangles’? (see ‘Quiet Triangles’)

The answer to that question is “YES!” The process is known as ‘The Flying Brace Elbow’.

‘At the Top Of The Front Swing’, we actually call it the ‘Chicken Wing Error’. The dominant physical error is ending up with ‘Bent Primary Articulating Joints … Shoulders, Elbows and Wrist Hinges’. (see ‘The Narrow Swing Circle’ … ‘Loss of Width’)

Another description is that we ‘Lose Our Extensor Action’ or ‘Lever Assembly Length and Radius’. We should have a ‘Straight-ish Target Lever in the ‘Back & Up Segment’ (Swing Sequence #4 and #5). We should also have a ‘Straight-ish Brace Lever at the Top Of The Front Swing. (Swing Sequence #9 and #10 … Chase, Follow & Finish - Width, Control & Speed)

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DRIVER SHOULDERS CLOSED LONGER
and with ‘Longer Shafted Clubs’

More ‘Brace Shoulder Lag Pressure’, better Shaft and Clubhead Path Plane control are the predictable outcomes.

This produces more ‘Brace Shoulder Duration Control’. You will achieve prolonged ‘Transition’, which is useful. It will help you get our ‘Brace Elbow’ into the ‘Power Slot’. (see Laid-Off and Shallowed Out)

Any of these items tend to directly affect ‘Angle Of Attack’ (AOA) efficient ‘Compression & Line Of Compression’.