Firstly, all golf strokes. ‘Putting to Driving’, are ‘Back & Up’ followed by ‘Down & Out’. When we involve this ‘Vertical Movement’, we activate muscles, big and or small, ‘Slow or Twitch’.

This ‘Vertical Movement’ has its inception and conclusion in ‘Newtonian Gravity’. Even in the smallest of ‘Putting or Chipping Strokes Procedures’ there is the predominant effect of ‘Gravity’. We tend to oppose or overcome ‘IT’ on the ‘Back & Up’ (Back Swing) and should sensibly utilize it in the ‘Down & Out’. (Front Swing)

It is the ‘555 Team’ opinion that ‘Gravity’ predictably starts every golf swing procedure. We often discuss the fact that a golfer might tend to ‘Slam on the Brakes’ at the ‘Top Of Back Swing’ (TOB – Transition) and then ‘Step on the Gas’ in the DOFT (Down Out Forward & Through) aspect or Front Swing’. (see ‘Spastic & Jerky’)(see ‘Instability’)

If you have ‘An 18 Hole Goal’ and are struggling to achieve it, perhaps you might approach that challenge from a slightly different ‘Angle Of Attack’?

What is your ‘18 Hole Goal’ … breaking 120, 110, 100, 90, 80 or even 70? They are worthy accomplishments indeed. “Never Give Up!”

Are there incremental ways of doing or reaching your goals? “YES!”

Here's a 'today' Yule story that occurred a month ago – and now, in time for the holidays, I bring you the best Christmas story you “never” heard.

It started last Christmas, when Bennett and Vivian Levin were overwhelmed by sadness while listening to radio reports of injured American troops. "We have to let them know we care," Vivian told Bennett.

So they organized a trip to bring soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital to the annual Army-Navy football game in Philly, on December 3, 2019.

The cool part is, they created their own train line to do it. Yes, there are people in this country who actually own real trains and Bennett Levin, a native Philly guy and a self-made millionaire is one of them.

He has three luxury rail cars. Think mahogany paneling, plush seating and white-linen dining areas. He also has two locomotives, which he stores at his Juniata Park train yard. One car, the elegant Pennsylvania, carried John F. Kennedy to the Army-Navy game in 1961 and '62. Later, it carried his brother Bobby's body to D.C. for burial. "That's a lot of history for one car," says Bennett.

This is simply how the ‘World Works’ … by “Cause & Effect”. What happened? What made it happen? This is very much the ‘What?’ and the ‘Why?’ of golf.

What are the ‘5 Impact Points’ on any ‘Golf Clubface’? 1) Heel, 2) Toe, 3) Fat, 4) Thin, and 5) Sweet Spot. Pretty simple! We, unfortunately, can find ourselves hitting our golf balls off each one of these ‘Impact Points’ in a random distribution. Kind of a nasty global problem?

These ‘5 Impact Possibilities’ are ‘Effects’. They are really mechanical or motion observations. Just facts that tend to gather or create ‘Emotions’! Try not to get emotional about your golf! Easier said than done! I get it!

Impact Fix is not just a little ‘Love Tap’ in the middle of your chest and hips … butt of Grip pointing at your ‘Belly Button’. It happens in front of that mid and ‘Neutral Location’.

To feel a perfect ‘Impact Fix’ (combined Lower & Upper Body Machines), stand facing a door jamb in your ‘Full Swing, Slightly Forward Pre-Selected Ball Location’. The wall is parallel with your Shoulders. Of course, get your ‘5 Set-Ups’ fully attended to. (see Posture, Grip, Stance, Ball Location & Alignment)(see ‘Bottom Of Swing Arc ... BOSA)(see Brace Lever Extensor Action)

‘Big Hitters’ are high compression hitters. They generate exceptionally high ‘Clubhead Speeds’.

This reality demands precise ‘Impact & Separation Conditions such as ‘Compression and Line Of Compression’. Another key element is profound ‘Trust’ and no ‘Anger’.

The Spin Rates, both X axis (North South Polar which provides ‘Horizontal Activity – Curvature’) and Y Axis (Equatorial which provides ‘Vertical or Under Spin Activity’) must be appropriate for a successful ‘Trajectory or Parabola’. (see ‘1800 to 2200 RPM’)

No! I do not mean a ‘Tax Free or Charity Foundation’, but how we can survive making multiple golf strikes and have FUN being good and repetitive at this athletic sporting event. If we can make one great swing, we should be able to make two and many more in comfort and without common soreness or discomfort? (see Soft Tissue Injury – STI)

What is the foundation? Simple question with a simple answer! It is the ‘Pivot Engine’ that rules supreme and upon which our predictable success shall be built. We must learn this first!

Questions are a direct and efficient method of learning and having more ‘Green Grass FUN’.

We all have the occasional ‘Quiet Moment’ in our days when we ponder a golf question. If they were not relevant and important, they would not be floating around in our conscious or subconscious minds.

Ignoring our quest for knowledge is a poor process. Where might we present and address such questions? It is best accomplished via recognized and respected ‘Golf Authorities’. There is a good supply of these professionals world-wide.

The ‘5 Essential Elements’ (1. Clubface Aim, 2. Clubhead Path, 3. Clubhead Speed, 4. Sweet Spot & 5. Angle Of Attack – AOA) are important to our golf success!

Tension is ‘The #1 Killer Of Consistency and Performance’.

‘Tight Muscles’ are ‘Slow Muscles’. Therefore, ‘Tension impairs ‘3. Clubhead Speed’ and thus ‘Distance’.

‘Tension’ also directly affects the conditions of our ‘Clubhead and Clubface’ through the ‘Impact & Separation Zone’ … huge factors in predictable ‘Ball Flight’ performance!

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You already know a lot about our ‘5 Set-Ups’ and the companion ‘5 Essential Elements’ (Clubface Aim at the Moment of Separation, Clubhead Path, Clubhead Speed, Sweet Spot & Angle Of Attack or AOA).

Our Alignment is accomplished with what we refer to as the ‘Railway Track Syndrome’. Our Golf Mechanics, similar to the railways tracks, has two rails … 1) The Target Line Rail (Ball to Far Target) as well as 2) The Body or Foot Line Rail. This is the rail upon which we stand and with which we often ‘Set-Up’ our ‘5 Alignment Axes’ … 1) Ankles, Knees, Hips, Shoulders & Ears). When these are each in proper positional and mechanical balance, we get predictable and pleasing ‘Ball Flight Performance’.