How To Teach
The "DEACON" Rule
( Arnold Palmer's Father )
Grip Correctly & Trust Practice
To Figure Out The Rest.
And Never Stop Learning.
Go Back To Rule #1 & 2.
Not even Ben Hogan
can teach you to play championship golf!
Of course, his Five Lessons is highly recommended and can teach
what he has learned, works for him "and" likely works for you too.
A proper Grip, for example, and how to Adjust Stance for Club Length.
But you have to work at it and always be on the look out for
new ideas that make sense!
That's where this little book hopes to add to your knowledge of the
human body in golf.
The Theory Is:
As we learn more about how the body is built to perform "best"
we are likely to go with its "Natural Flow" and become better players.
LESS "THINKING" Of SWING EVENTS
AND MORE NATURAL CUBIC BODY ACTION!
That's the hope and I have every reason to believe that with this Pamphlet
things will work out fine.
After all, it was Ben Hogan who wrote to me and said about the
Bi-Axis "Cubic" Swing:
"I am sure it will be quite successful."
Therefore, with the encouragement of
let us begin.
Oh yes, you will also have the benefit of -- HealthyGolf.net -- to help you along.
Feel free to stop reading at any time and check DVDs & Videos included to help
teach yourself this great game.
In fact, in addition to Mr. Hogan the website includes other modern champions.
As it turns out, "all" of them cite the teachings of Ben Hogan and all of them revere his remarkable ability to "repeat" what is arguably the most consistent swing in golf. Based on my own research I can prove that
Mr. Hogan's Bi-Axis "Cubic" Swing is hard to beat!
Viewing him in the GOLF WINDOW is proof enough, but that will come later.
For now let's follow our Rule #1 and explore Mr. Hogan's Grip characteristics and illuminate a couple of critical features.
SECTION 1 -- Proper Grip
Hogan Hidden"UNDER POSITION" & Cubic Angles
You might want to check the website for Mr. Hogan's
"5" Hidden Keys!
These help to illuminate how to grip a club correctly.
Incidentally, you will find "many" grips in golf and even those who believe
the grip is "not" a Fundamental!
All I can say is research strongly suggests it "definitely is" and
this idea goes as far back as Harry Vardon! -- You know, the guy who won
"6" Open Championships and several across the pond here in America
In short, because players "discover" a non-standard grip that works for them
doesn't mean the grip is not fundamental to a successful swing. As Mr. Hogan
points out, until we find another, the Vardon Grip will do just fine, and even
Mr. Hogan makes a minor "pinky adjustment" to accommodate the
"45 Degree Cover Function"
he gives to the Back Hand.
Clearly, Mr. Hogan's Grip Adjustment is consistent with all you will see in the
GOLF WINDOW! -- Why not have a look at the WINDOW right now.
Go to our Home Page and "Click" the Yellow Bar at the bottom.
Believe me, it's worth the trip!
SECTION 2 -- Power Stance
Hogan's Invisible 45/20 Degrees!
( PLEASE SEE CRITICAL ILLUSTRATION BELOW/ END OF PAMPHLET. )
I still do not understand why Mr. Hogan waited until virtually the last page of his
Five Lessons to show how Power Stance
Varies According To "Club Length!"
Obviously, there must be some hidden logic in Mr. Hogan's decision,
but I surely do not know what it might be..
In fact, the crux of the matter it is hidden right in front of our eyes.
SEE CRITICAL ILLUSTRATION @ END OF PAMPHLET.
Look at the simple "45/20" involved.
You can be sure Mr. Hogan knew this,
but apparently didn't see its larger "cubic" significance.
Research indicates most players "do not" adjust "Foot Stance" to Club Length; and generally instructors tend to emphasize the "PARALLEL POSITION!"
-- This is a mistake!
Mr. Hogan advises quite differently and takes the time to document exactly
"How You Should Adjust!"
Study Page 125 of the Five Lessons and you will quickly discover that Mr. Hogan
knows exactly what he is doing!
Expect your shots to improve "IMMEDIATELY" and both your
Long & Short Game Index to change dramatically for the better!
Notice, for all basic shots "Ball Position Remains The Same" Inside the Lead Heel.
For Specialty Shots -- up, down and side hill -- adjust the ball
"FORWARD or BACK"
perhaps by 1, 2 inches.
Also, to hit shots a bit Higher or Lower than Normal,
move the ball a bit Forward or Back.
MOST IMPORTANT -- SEE DVD #2 For SHORT GAME PROFICIENCY!
It provides the "Bi-Axis" Conceptual Framework to play shots
"Fully Forward" or "Fully Back."
In short, for Special Shots, be a bit flexible regarding ball position
Always Be "Balance Square" To Your Target & Swing "Through The Ball!"
PLAYERS PLEASE NOTE
1. The Back Foot Aligns "45" To Proper Ball Position For All Clubs;
2. Front & Back Heels Are Aligned @20 Degrees To Target Line; and
3. For "DYNAMIC BALANCE" The Front Foot Always Aligns "45 OPEN!"
SECTION 3 -- "BODY CUBICS"
The Architecture Of Nature
Please See Mr. Hogan's Body Posture
Illuminated By ""3 SQUARES" In The
SECTION 4 -- The "4x4" Swing System
"It's The Only Way To Go!"
Baseball Hall Of Fame
( HOME RUN RATIO "2nd" To BABE RUTH)
Essentially, research demonstrates that every shot involves
"4" Power Levers and "4" Foundations!
**This would be the perfect time for you to sit back and enjoy "DVD #1".
I promise you will learn "a lot" and probably start each golf season with the power of DVD #1 as a refresher!
Incidentally, that's how Jack Nicklaus started each year in competitive golf!
By the way, Jack's life long Coach --"JACK GROUT"-- happened to be personal friends with Ben Hogan! -- As a young player -- and 2 Time US Amateur Champion --
Jack got the chance to play with Mr. Hogan in the Masters Tournament!
Needless to say, the astute Nicklaus studied Mr. Hogan quite well!
Can you imagine the thrill of it all!
SECTIONS 5 -- "Takeaway" Sets The Pattern
Mr. Hogan offers the thought sequence: Hands, Arms, Shoulders, Hips.
But research suggests his Upper Arms & Shoulders were set to move first!
All else carries logically from there.
As Mr. Hogan Pointed Out:
If golfers would only learn to use their
"SHOULDERS & HIPS"
how much easier learning would be.
Byron Nelson believes
the whole front side moves as "one piece" to start the swing.
(You might know that Ben & Byron were competitive friends from childhood!)
Certainly, it's a good idea to put in play whatever method works best for you,
but be sure to check both of these classic approaches.
Research suggests a third method whereby the
Lead Shoulder and Back Elbow
unify to move simultaneously straight back as one piece.
Using this method the Shoulders Lead The Way and
all else follows smoothly to the finish.
This actually takes about 1 Second and no more that a second and a half.
Certainly, the swing interval is extremely short not allowing much time
to "fix" things along the way.
This brings us to discussion of what I call the logical imperative of a
Bi-Axis "Cubic" Golf Swing.
It virtually "swings itself" in response to a correct Takeaway.
Even perfect impact and a High Finish seem to occur as if the whole process exemplifies a manifest destiny in golf!
In short, no active thinking seems necessary once the swing is in motion!
SECTION 6 -- Short Game Skills -- Chipping, Pitching & Sand Shots
(See "DVD #2")
SECTION 7 -- Putting With Jack Nicklaus
(Kindly See Our HOME PAGE TAB: "JN PUTTING")
SECTION 8 -- Learning From Lee Trevino
"It's Only A Game"
I can honestly say that when Lee Trevino is golflng for a living,
"every" drive, "every" iron, chip and putt is taken quite seriously!
Let me go a step further:
It's all about "life and death!"
Soon after he smiles "a lot" because he know tomorrow promises another chance to again do his best!
As far as I'm concerned, that's the man in a nutshell.
He expects the best of himself every step of the way and
works like the dickens to achieve it in every competitive round.
I witnessed this one Sunday afternoon at the Meadow Brook Club on LI after a
Senior Event won by George Archer.
After a full day a Championship Golf, Press Conference, Interviews and doing a
TV Commercial on the Danger and Precautions associated with "Lightning" --
there I was walking down the hill to the Driving Range with Herman & Lee.
He wanted to hit a few shots before flying out to his next Pro Event.
(There was no one else on the range -- "no body!")
Frankly, I was impressed because Lee asked me to hang around until later
when he would have time for me. A humble nobody "research guy" who wanted to see his swing action "up close and personal".
By the way, don't ever let anyone tell you that
Lee Trevino "hits a fade".
LEE TREVINO HITS ANY SHOT HE WANTS
-- at any time --
with no apparent change in swing action!
To share just how good he is we have to remember that Lee spent lots of time in "Texas" and got to know Ben Hogan rather well.
In fact, Lee is the guy Mr. Hogan called on occasion to "test" new clubs being designed at the factory!
This should tell us all we need to know about the
It works "just fine" -- "thank you" -- and
-- in the big picture --
I'm not sure anyone can give us the how and why!
But What A Privilege To Be There. / "THANK YOU" Mr. TREVINO!
The Geometric Root of Swing
can be traced and defined by the basic structure of a
-- "CUBE!" --
But like a good grip, "knowing this" is not nearly enough to produce a
Consistent Quality Swing.
Research confirms such skill emerges when players understand
that tap our potential for
"NATURAL POWER LEVERAGE!
That's what an effective swing is all about and "Healthy Golf" reduces it all to a
Nucleus "6" Essentials
"4" Foundations & "2" Parallel Moves!
Move 1: Load the Bow ........ Parallel "Straight Back"
Move 2: Send the Arrow ........ Parallel "Straight Through"
Research Confirms This Is Likely To Be:
The Only Principle That Works
-- "Driver to Putter" --
"Time and Time Again!"
KEY QUESTION: Where Does Golf Nucleus Come From?
ANSWER: "The Anatomy & Geometry Of Our Body!"
Healthy Golf Nucleus
Derives From Our Natural Anatomical DNA Root!
In fact, prior to the discovery of "Hogan's Cube" little did we know all entities
-- inclusive of the DNA Helix--
appear "cubic" in origin!
Understanding this DrDom identifies
to energize, mobilize and perform all mechanics, dynamics and planes needed
for every shot in golf
-- Driver To Putter! --
Given The Archery Method
-- "2 Move Swing" --
golf can become an ever-increasing source of enjoyment regardless of
Age, Gender or Body Type!
Back Strain & Muscle Ailments also disappear as the
Natural Mechanics & Dynamics Of Our Body
Produce Swings That Repeat Effortlessly.
Move 1 -- "LOAD THE BOW"
Parallel Back To The Top Of Swing
Being Alert To Ensure The Occurrence Of The
-- "HOGAN'S TWIST" @ TOS!
Move 2 -- "SEND THE ARROW"
Parallel Through To A Sky High Finish!
See DrDom's "Master Videos" Of Ben Hogan In
"Holes 13 and 14".
Surely, as the Healthy Golf "6 Essentials" gains increasing interest
it is likely to Advance Instruction with
Fewer Injuries & Lower Scores.
Having said this, allow me to support the view that when it comes to
be you a Beginner, Tour Champion or Experienced Teacher of Golf,
"There is always more to learn and fine tune
for continuing best results!"
NEW GOVERNING LAW OF GOLF
Swing Performance Is Defined By
The Basic Structure Of A
As Such Research Confirms:
** As St Andrews is the home of golf,
the "CUBE" is home of the swing!
HEALTHY GOLF NUCLEUS
-- Archery Method --
The "6 Essentials" For Consistent Reliable Play
"Driver to Putter!"
For Full Demonstration
See DrDom's Online DVDs
Holes 10 - 11 - 12
A. Establish Your "4" Foundations:
1. Front Shoulder Square To Target Line
2. Front Foot "Open @ 30" &
Back Hip Pitched "Forward @ 15!"
3. Unified Grip ( See Hogan's Secret!)
4. Back Arm & Shoulder "RUDDER!"
B. Apply Your 2 Parallel Moves:
Move 1-- Load the Bow ...
Flap Back Parallel & "Hinge Up" To Top of Swing
Move 2-- Send the Arrow ...
Parallel "Straight Through" To A Natural Finish
Special Details For Best Performance
To Enhance Knowledge & Understanding,
Kindly See DrDom's
DVD #1 & "HOGAN's SECRET 45 DIAGONAL" in
"MORE MENU #4"
C. "Two Basic Patterns Of Swing Movement"
Golf Swings Can Be Differentiated According To
Patterns Of Body Movement.
Two Patterns Of Movement May Be Observed:
1. Carousel Pattern: "Around & Around"
2. Ferris Wheel Pattern: "Up & Down"
Successful golf swings exhibit
-- via the sensation --
"Ferris Parallel Back
Carousel Parallel Through!"
(See GOLF WINDOW -- 13th Hole)
D. Given the natural structure and mechanics that define our anatomy,
"4" Levers Represent The
Primary Source Of Power In Golf.
1st Power Lever = Hip Line
2nd Lever = Chest To Shoulders
3rd Lever = Lead & Back Arms (A & B)
4th Lever = Hands To End Of Club
E. Six Additional Swing Variables: "BB--CC--SS"
C-1...Club Angle At Address
C-2...Club Angle While In Motion
S-1...Stance & Posture At Address
S-2...Swing Plane Options
F. Allow Your Body To Use "Inherent Cubic Guidelines!"
Even as the Healthy Golf Cubic Matrix can detail the swing as never before,
it would be a mistake to force or mimic its Geometric Guidelines!
Cubic Spiral Mechanics, Dynamics & Planes
are "natural to the flow of the body" and
one need only apply DrDom's "6 Essentials" for the swing to repeat as it should!
For Targeted Practical Help Be Sure To See DrDom's DVD Material &
BEN HOGAN's GOLF WINDOW!
G. Torsion-Leverage: The "Perfect 10" In Every Player!
As reported in a "Bi-Axis Golf Video"
reviewed by Mr. Hogan (1991),
reflects a Power-Accuracy "Perfect 10"
through which our body naturally integrates:
4 Power Levers
3 Power Pivots
2 Power Axes &
1 "Pivotal Shift"
As one might expect, all of the above are governed by
Cubic Laws that define a Power Matrix
through which any of us can produce a
Reliable Power Swing!
In saying this study confirms the "6 Essentials" of Healthy Golf
-- that operate successfully --
regardless of player age, gender or body type!
*Researchers In Genetics & General Sciences
It is Dr. Esposito's Hypothesis that
"Cubic Spiral Progression"
found in Golf and Sports generally,
represents the underlying
Geometric Foundation of the DNA Helix
reported by Nobel Laureates Watson & Crick.
As an important addendum to this fact,
in the latter stage of life Dr. Einstein studied the relevance of
in pursuit of a Unified Field Theory of Nature.
For research collaboration validating the Cubic Model In
Organic Chemistry, Micro--Biology, AstroPhysics, Medicine,
Other Sports & Sciences Generally,
-- Thank You --
H. How To Form A "Square Grip" &
Unified Swing Triangle -- "Power Harness'
With your Upper Arms & Shoulder Joints in Natural Position at Address,
the Top Hand cradles the club within its Back Three Fingers & Palm.
The Lower Hand cradles within its Two Middle Fingers.
To Finish Your Grip close your hands such that your Thumbs
fold in natural position, Lower Hand On Top @ 45!
(See MORE Menu #4)
The feel of "fixed-jointness"
--referenced by Mr. Hogan--
should associate your Hands, Wrists & Forearms!
Of critical importance to a successful grip
the Ulnar Muscles of the Forearms
must be pre-set toward each other
"Clock -- Counter Clock!"
The kinetics achieved here
-- "C-Links" --
dramatically help unify your Arms & Shoulders
so your Swing Triangle -- Power Harness
can operate as an effective & dynamic
"One Piece Unit Start to Finish!"
For Full Illustration, Kindly See
BEN HOGAN'S -- FIVE LESSONS!
[ Pages 58 &59 ]
I. "Ball Position" ...Integrates At Your Hip and
Inside Your Lead Shoulder
Golf Nucleus explains ball position in terms of the
"Radius Motor" you are using to start your swing and
not simply in terms of the feet or length of club!
Given this for Standard Tee Shots the ball appears
Parallel-Square Inside the Lead Shoulder & Front Hip;
Knees Flexed & Lead Foot Open 30 Degrees!
In gaining experience with the Golf Nucleus Radius Motor
players discover that the feet need not be parallel for all shots!
(See DVD #1 & Hogan Page 125!)
It is the parallel position of the "Radius Motor & Back Hip" that prove paramount!
Hence, players are encouraged to adjust Body Alignment as needed to deal with course contours and
rely on Natural Balance as the course allows.
Given this, players decide "Which Radius Motor" best applies to the situation at hand!
Healthy Golf attaches critical significance to our
4 Address Foundations and
relies on our inherent
to "automate" all Mechanics, Dynamics & Planes
needed for a swing to perform as it should!
Given the inherent power of this new
CUBIC GOVERNING LAW OF THE SWING
Rhythm & Timing Accrue Naturally
without the need for excessive practice or special aides
to produce reliable swing results!
Nevertheless, appreciating the range of
Physical & Psychological Variables
as may affect performance,
none of us may ever know with full certainty
all factors operating during a round of play.
Surely, this observation applies to all of golf:
Full Swing, Short Game, Sand Play & Putting,
especially when performing under pressure.
J. How To Start & Complete Your Backswing.
Beginning with your Shoulder Radius Motor, Arm & Hand
Working In Unison with your Hips,
"Takeaway Parallel Back"
without lifting the club with either Hand or Wrist!
Research verifies that the coil of the body proceeds naturally
without the occurrence of
Outside or "Over the Top";
Lower Body Sway; Reverse Pivoting or
other swing flaws commonly observed.
The Healthy Golf Backswing Originates From Your
"Hands, Arms, Shoulders & Hips"
Turning Around As "One Piece" Straight Back To The Top Of Swing!
( See BEN HOGAN in the GOLF WINDOW & DVD # 1 )
During This Opening Takeaway
Be sure to introduce the reverse action of
K. How To Start & Complete Your Downswing.
In natural response to Backswing Events, the Lower Body
-- "From The Feet Up" --
transitions Center of Mass Parallel Forward before the Backswing completes!
Given this natural dynamic, golfers continue forward through impact
via the Lead Hip & Back Shoulder "Rudder" Parallel Through!
The Complete Upper & Lower Body work in unison
to a natural standing finish!
There should be "no" voluntary reaching out of the
hands, hips or shoulders to the ball and
NO TURNING OVER OF THE HANDS THROUGH IMPACT!
(-- See Mr. Hogan in GOLF WINDOW! -- )
L. "Don't Forget To Putt!"
For players generally, it comes as quite a surprise that
during the Takeaway & Impact phases of the swing
the clubface relates to the ball exactly as would a "Putt!"
In fact, the entire full swing can be viewed as no more than an
with all mechanics, dynamics and planes of body and club
performing in natural response!
Slow-Mo Frame by Frame Video confirms this observation and
players who adopt this Basic Swing Principle
report "more reliable swing results" for all 18 Holes of play!
In short, when using the Healthy Golf Nucleus Swing:
Load the Bow -- Send the Arrow &
"Don't Forget To Putt!"
To support the success of this approach,
it is frequently observed that players who formerly played
drop to the "Low 80's & High 70's"
sooner than ever expected and often in less than one season.
Needless to say, former hooks, slices, pushes, pulls and all other swing mishaps
tend to vanish when the Nucleus "6 Essentials & Hidden Mechanics"
become your Method of Play!
See Written Testimonials Below. ...All Testimonials Are True and
reflect performance ease, improved scoring and
a genuine sense of confidence when players adopt the
"6 Essentials & Hogan "Twist" Hidden Mechanic!"
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(Perhaps In "Q&A)
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Healthy Golf Nucleus
Step By Step Summary
For Full Demonstration
-- SEE --
BEN HOGAN in GOLF WINDOW & DrDom's DVDs
With Your Head Up & Chest Parallel, Integrate Your
"4 Foundations" & Apply Your "2" Parallel Moves:
MOTOR 1 -- "LOAD THE BOW"
( Be Certain To Pre-Set Both "C-Links" )
MOTOR 2 -- "SEND THE ARROW"
ALLOW YOUR BODY TO FLOW IN
1. Establish Your Target Line;
2. Set Your Upper Arms & Shoulders Parallel;
3. Assume A Unified 45 Grip; &
4. Set Your Upper Back Side.
(Use The Hogan "Waggle" & Integrate For Full Readiness)
2 Parallel Moves
Motor 1 -- Takeaway "Parallel Back" To The Top of Swing
"Load the Bow" -- Using Lead Hand-Arm & Shoulder Radius Motor.
Be Cognizant Of Your Back Hand & Wrist Action For
Motor 2: Return "Parallel Through" To The Finish!
"Send the Arrow" -- Using Your Inside Lead Foot, Leg,
Hip & Back Shoulder Girdle -- The Swing "RUDDER!"
"6 Essentials In Less Than 6 Seconds!"
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-- The Only Way I Know How --
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