The Power of Angles: Discover Your Personal Key to a Powerful and Efficient Swing
The following are links to a few of the articles and a Book Chapter that Dr. Wright Wrote for Golf Magazine. Click on the link below the photo illustration to read the article
This article shows the subtle changes that occur with Putter Aim. One half the width of a tee is enough to set you up outside the hole. Click on the link below the photo illustration to read the article
“Grip the club where your arms and hands hang the same” has been a “gold standard” in golf instruction for decades. In his early research, Dr. Wright determined that the arms and hands hung exactly the same in two Stance Widths between 6 and 27 inches. Since this article was written over 10 years ago, Wright Balance has a simple one second move at address the sets the arms and hands exactly the same at your sides. Wright Balance also has a 2 and 1/2 minute exercise program that impacts the entire Core so that the arms and hands hang exactly the same at the side no matter what the Stance Width. For the first of 2 Golf Magazine Articles on Stance Width click on the link below the photo illustration to read the article.
As Dr. Wright began to do continued research on Stance Widths he found natures natural body symmetry in a mathematical progression based upon a Fibonacci sequence. Click on this link for another article on Stance Width. The Fibonacci information appears in Level 2 of the online Courses available to Certified Professionals and Members. Note the inserts in this article of the in vs out of balance illustrations in the feet. These images are actual illustrations from the original Biomechanics Lab Study at Centinela Hospital, Los Angeles circa 2000. Click on the link below the photo illustration to read the article.
In 2010 Golf Magazine published a book titled “The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever”. Dr. Wright wrote a chapter for that book. This book shows you the state of Wright Balance in 2010. Dr. Wright had just set up a website that where the public could do their measurements online. He quickly realized that the online instructions for body measurements were not adequate. A good percentage of the measurements being submitted were incorrect. Dr. Wright “pulled” the online measurement system as he did not want the science of Wright Balance compromised. That is when he began training professionals to do the body measurements. After 10 years, Wright Balance has Certified Professionals, all trained by Dr. Wright, in 13 countries. Click on the link below the photo to see the state of Wright Balance on Putting instruction in 21010.
This article, Power Fundamentals, was published in 2012 before there was an understanding of Core Region swings. Dr. Wright is shown in this article demonstrating a setup for a Lower Core Player. He was a Lower Core Player. Dr. Wright has since said that Golf Professionals teach what they do, not what is natural for the body. Here Dr. Wright was teaching what he did with a wide base, a strong grip, a secondary tilt, and a thigh and spine angle that match all characteristics of Lower Core Players. Subsequent research by one of Wright Balance’s research partners, Dr. Robert Giombetti (Neuroforce Golf) with over 150 subjects showed that only 10% of male golfers are Lower Core Players.
Following this article began the research on swings by Core Region. This article discusses Grip Size and a teaching aid that automatically sets the posture by Core Region. Click on the link below the photo illustration to see where Power Fundamentals were for Wright Balance in 2012.
Dr. Wright’s entre to golf in the late 1980s was primarily on the mental skills associated with peak performance. He provided training to Golf Professionals through the PGA Education program and at select world locations. His first book was dedicated to developing these mental skills. Members and Certified Wright Balance Professionals have access to those training materials. This article highlights the importance of visualization. Click on the link below the photo illustration to see the article on visualization.
As Dr. Wright’s Research Progressed, he began to look at neutral, high and low shaft planes as related to balance and path. This article is an illustration of a low shaft plane that was moved to neutral. Click on the link below the photo illustration to read the entire article.
This article was a comprehensive summary of short game instruction from visualization to technique. Dr. Wright uses all of these same teaching strategies in his teaching 8 years later. Click on the link below the photo to read the entire article.
In the original research the protocol included a test of the visual perception of a plum line 10 feet in front of the subject to a chart on the wall 25 feet away with 12 horizontal lines 1 inch apart. The average subject saw the plum line intersect the chart 4 to 7 inches left of the known point of intersection. Only one subject, a Champions Tour Player, saw the plum line right of the known point of intersection. Below is a photo illustration of the protocol measuring visual perception in Dr. Frank Jobe’s lab at Centinela Hospital, Los Angeles.
This part of the original research protocol became part of Dr. Wright’s instruction on alignment. This Golf Magazine article shows one part of the results of the original study. Click on the link below this photo illustration to read the article.