June 2009

MEDICUS GOLF

Our Mission: To help all golfers by empowering them with the correct information for improvement.

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WHAT DO ALL GREAT PLAYERS HAVE IN COMMON... The players above ALL have a Flat Left Wrist AND full extension through the golf ball. Without that nothing else matters...can you name these players? Let us know on Facebook at Medicus Golf Institute. There is lots of discussion about Plane and Plane Angles. With so many choices how does a player know which one to use? The fewer moving pieces you have the better, so therefore the least amount of “shifts” the better it is also. The player has numerous choices during the swing. They can shift once, twice, three times, or not at all...the choice is up to the player. The amount of Plane shifts is entirely up to the player and a lot of that choice depends on the players comfort level AND their physical ability as well as their flexibility. What exactly is the swing plane?

You only have two choices when it comes to the swing plane, you are either on or you're off. There is no middle ground! The plane is the angle of the clubshaft as it sets at address - period! It is NOT Hogan’s plane of glass as many would have you to believe. There are only three planes available; •Horizontal - the floor •Vertical - a wall •Inclined - somewhere in between We play golf on an Inclined Plane, like the roof of a house, this dictates that the club moves from inside to outside all of the way to Low Point. Turned Shoulder Plane

When a player uses this Plane Angle variation there is no need to shift planes.

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What if you knew there were only two ways to move the golf club Would you try them both or would you continue to do what you normally do? Players can either “Push” or “Pull” the club, Hit or Swing...there are NO other choices. So what is the differences in these two? In Pulling/Swinging the players uses rotational forces to “throw” the club outward and away from the body. Imagine a weight attached to the a rope. If you make small circles while holding the rope it whirls the weight at the other end it moves in an arc creating a rotational motion. Pushing/Hitting is the opposite of Swinging. When Hitting the player is using the right arm to thrust/drive the club into Impact with no effort to produce rotational motion of any type., just a pure straight line motion of delivery. But the question still remains, how does the player know which one they should use. The majority of players, unknowingly, try and mix the two. These motions CANNOT be made simultaneously - the player MUST do one or the other!

“My” Way or “The Way” At the Medicus Golf Institute we do not

you are doomed to fail and lead a golfing life of misery.

the left hand makes to control the Clubface. It

The golf stroke has mainly two

Angled - and three ways only with two of them

the Physics of Rotation and only two basic

being absolutes, Vertical and Horizontal.

strokes – Hitting and Swinging. The geometry is

arm and club) ALWAYS moves at right angles to

compensations, for all clubs and stroke

the Hinge Pin.

patterns.

So Hinge Action is Clubface control and on

In order to change or enhance a golf

effects.   And at Low Point ALL Hinge Actions

you think you must swing up at the golf ball to

are at a right angle to the base of the Plane.

get in the air then that's exactly what you will

do. In reality, almost everything in golf is exactly opposite of what our perception is.  We must hit down to make the ball go up; we swing to the right to make the ball go straight.  So changing the perception of what happens in a golf stroke is the key to making everlasting changes.  The definition of a golf stroke is – “The Hinge Action of an Angular Motion on an Inclined Plane.”  Now before you get too excited we're going to explain this in a way that you can understand.  Every shot from the shortest putt to the longest drive all must comply with Three Primary Concepts and we must control the three parts of the way to the finish. These three parts are;

other player. So what are players to do?  They have a

1.    Clubface

wealth of information available at their fingertips.

The internet, the Golf Channel, instructional

3.    Clubshaft

completely reassembling your golf game, or golf

case it’s really an isosceles triangle but who’s looking.) To keep the Tripod from being tipped over, the top of it MUST stay in the middle to maintain balance. Now the Top is your head and its job is to stay in the middle of the feet.  If you move your head back and forth then you are creating an out of balance condition that you will have to compensate for later. Let’s say that you move your head two inches to the right in the backstroke but in the downstroke you either keep it back OR move it forward of where you started.  Now you will

through the Hands, the lower body, or the swing Plane. Whatever it is won’t be a pure motion!

The left hand executes a Hinge Action and therefore is Clubface control. Wherever the left hand goes the Clubface follows. The right hand, and more specifically the first joint of the right index finger, is clubhead

in the world do that you do not, could that help

control. Through this joint you can sense where

you.

the clubhead and sweetspot of the golf club is at all times. If you cannot feel the weight of the

teach positional golf! We teach ALIGNMENT

clubhead against this joint then you are

golf! There is a huge difference in the two.  You

contending with clubhead throwaway – the bane

can be in all of the “right” positions and STILL

of all golfers!

miss the golf ball. But IF you have proper

head is centered between the base. (In this

a decent shot. This compensation could be

swing, and could KNOW what the best players

At the Medicus Golf Institute we do NOT

Think of your body as a Tripod. The legs are the base, the torso is in the middle, and the

have to make some sort of compensation to hit

DVD’s and books, golf publications, and of

changes that would last a lifetime WITHOUT

their own respective Planes they produce no roll

stroke we must first change the perception.    If

Way.” What can YOU do physically and

But IF you knew how to make SIMPLE

Remember that the “lever assembly” (left

the same for both, if you have no

the golf club from address, to the top, and all

course the ever popular “friends advice.”

can work three ways - Vertical, Horizontal and

“ingredients” – the Geometry of the Circle and

teach “The Way” to play golf but rather “Your mentally, NOT what Tiger Woods does or any

The Hinge Action is simply the motion that

The Inclined Plane is Clubshaft control –

Alignments then you can miss these positions

and there are only two options here. You're

and still play good golf. The number one

either on Plane or off Plane – there is no in

Alignment is the FLAT LEFT WRIST. Without it,

between!

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Do great players move their head during the stroke? Absolutely!  BUT they need to have perfect timing and manipulation of the golf club to hit the ball where they want with the trajectory and curvature they are looking for. We believe that players should move as few of things as possible in the smallest amount of space to create speed AND accuracy.  Think of a figure skater at the end of their routine.  They start with their arms outward and as they bring their arms closer to their body the start speeding up.  The closer anything moving gets to its center the faster it will go.

MEDICUS GOLF

2009

June

Chuck Evans putting students through the paces.

FLAT LEFT WRIST

STRAIGHT PLANE LINE

The number one alignment in precision golf and yet the bain of the majority of players!

The Plane is the BOSS! Bending or curving the Plane Line makes for off line shots.

The definition is simply...trailing. Whne the clubhead is trailing the hands the player has clubhead lag.

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INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

The Science of the Golf Stroke We teach, and train, the science involved in the golf stroke. No theories or swing of the month but quantifiable data based on the Laws of Force and Motion.

You’re considered a good instructor by students, peers and even yourself...Your students for the most part, get results but every once in awhile you’re faced with a difficult student and a challenge that you just can’t figure out. So what do you do? Do what top instructors around the world have been doing for the last 15 years; attend one of our Medicus Swingology instructor training classes.

We believe that any player can improve if they have the correct information. And that information starts with the science and Swingology provided to them by their instructor.

Laws never take a day off

What will it mean for you to attend Medicus Instructor Training? The benefit to you is for Medicus to drive more business to you via our website and marketing efforts. While you maintain your separate business and identities, our intent is to drive additional business to you and your facility. If you would like to become better acquainted with how to match components in golf strokes, then this is the workshop for you! You will learn what components go with what, when it’s sometimes better to take what the student has and then match Plane Angle and Hinge Action to whatever their Pivot is doing then you absolutely cannot miss this opportunity!

Swingology is the science of the golf swing put in a real world perspective. You see science doesn’t only apply to everyday life, but to golf as well. Swingology uses a very systematic approach to dissecting and matching components for the player and their golf stroke. We do this by first cataloging their current components... For instance if a player slides and tilts in the backswing and then slides and tilts in the downswing. The choices are change the pivot motion OR match the plane angles and clubface motions that go with that particular pivot.

For those who cannot attend at this time, we would like to extend an invite to become a part of the Medicus Instructor Network. We would be honored to speak with you in this regard as well as send you some of the pertinent information.

You will learn how to match these components. What pieces go with what and the pieces that don’t go together? You also get very detailed drills that accelerate the learning process for your students. With these drills, the student will learn to control the clubface, the club head and the club shaft from address, to the top, and all the way to the finish.

In addition to the information above PGA Members will receive 12 hours of credit for attending the three days. To become part of the Medicus Golf Institute Worldwide Instructor Network call Randy Sparks at 850.685.1032 or email at rsparks@medicuscorporate.com

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SCHOOLS

Learn how to keep your club on Plane

Swingology Golf Schools At Medicus Golf we teach Alignment Golf and NOT position golf. There is a huge difference between the two.  You can be in all of the “right” positions and STILL miss the golf ball.  But IF you have proper Alignments then you can miss these “positions” and still play good golf.

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PLAYERS

What is the Medicus Player Development Program The Medicus Golf Player Development Program, created by Chuck Evans, Executive Director of Instruction and Golf Magazine TOP 100 Instructors in America, is designed for the serious golfer who wants to improve his or her golf game no matter their handicap (As seen in pictures below). This program will be individually tailored based on an extensive evaluation of your golf game and your golfing goals. We’ll consider your current playing ability and design a personalized training program to help you reach your golfing potential. It is never easy for golfers to strike a balance between life’s daily commitments, practice and playing the game. With this in mind, we offer three 12 – Month plans based on the player’s schedule and budget, with easy monthly payment option. We will monitor your performance and progress throughout to assure staying to plan and goals are achieved. Time can also be used for playing lessons. This program is not limited to local or regional golfers nor should it deter long distance participation. Resort accommodation discounts, plus added amenities, are available. Couples and family plans are also available. Call us for more details and to enroll 1.850.685.1032

Medicus Player Development This is just a few of the players that are achieving success in the Player Development Program. In 2008 they brought home over 20 wins and countless Top Tens!

Whether you’re a Junior or an Adult we have a program for you!

Congratulations to each and every one and here’s to more victories!

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