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Luther Blacklock
Master P.G.A. Professional

A member of the Professional Golfers Association since 1973, Luther was awarded the status of “Master P.G.A. Professional” in 2008, in recognition of his contribution to the golf coaching industry. Notably his DVD. titled “The Lost Fundamentals of Hogan” and accompanying articles brought to light two significant principles related to the golf swing:
  1. The “OPTIMUM BIOMECHANICAL SWING PLANE
  2. The “RADIAL BALL POSITION”.
 
Crucially, Luther identified the little known 10th “Ball Flight Law” called the “ROLLING PULL”, a shot not included in teaching manuals across the globe.
In 1978 Luther first met the renowned coach and B.B.C. commentator, Alex Hay. Then in 1984, Alex invited Luther to become the Head Professional at the prestigious Woburn Golf Club in Bedfordshire, England. Hay was co-author of the first P.G.A. Training Manual and of several books on the golf swing. So, for a 20 year period Luther was mentored by Alex Hay and was able to observe the world’s best players and coaches as Woburn hosted over 40 Professional Tour events in that time.

Luther’s primary teaching ethos, “TEACH the SHOT – the SWING’S for FREE!” is the fruit of 38 ye
ars of teaching golf to players of every level. His profoundly simple approach also led him to invent and design the EXPLANAR GOLF TRAINING SYSTEM.



EXPLANAR is used and endorsed by many of the world’s best coaches; notably Mr. Claude “Butch “Harmon, Mr. Peter Cowen, Dr. Jim Suttie, Mr. Martin Hall and Mr. Jim McLean. The EXPLANAR is used in over 40 countries by many hundreds of Golf Pros and thousands of amateurs.

Luther’s in depth knowledge of the Golf Swing and Biomechanics related to the Ball Flight Laws, combined with his first class communication skills, means he is in high demand to speak at Teaching summits internationally.


QUESTION: CAN EXPLANAR FIX ALL SWING FAULTS?
IF SO – HOW?

 
ANSWER: Yes. Explanar can be used to fix all Golf Swing Faults. Once the Explanar Hoop is adjusted to the height of the pupil, and length of club being simulated, swinging the Power Roller serves to diagnose any problems immediately.
 

Because Explanar trains the whole swing movement, by swinging the Power Roller correctly around the hoop, the body is obliged to adhere to a more orthodox or effective swing. By setting the Explanar in the pupil’s Optimum Biomechanical Swing Plane, the pupil is encouraged to swing in their unique, most effective, accurate and powerful swing plane.
 
Also, the pupil is likely to instinctively improve their Grip, Posture and Alignment as any “faults” will feel uncomfortable. So, for example, an incorrect Grip will not function economically and often the pupil will intuitively improve their grip; this is very hard to achieve with conventional teaching methods.

 
Q. DOES EXPLANAR FIX INDIVIDUAL FAULTS OR ONLY THE OVERALL SWING?
A. Yes. Explanar teaches both the whole golf swing and its individual components. Most Training Aids focus on parts of the swing – only Explanar thoroughly simulates the complete swing movement from Driver to Short Game. However, there are hundreds of Explanar Drills that can be used to “troubleshoot” and fix specific areas of the swing.
 
Q. DOES EXPLANAR FIX A “SLICE”, IF SO – HOW?
A. Yes. Explanar fixes a “slice” quickly. A “sliced” shot is probably the most common fault in golf. By using the “Radial” Stance Mat in conjunction with the “Plane Fin” the pupil will eradicate a “slice” by swinging the Power Roller onto the fin at the end of the Follow Through. The pupil’s swing path and clubface control will improve immediately when applied correctly and a “neutral” Draw shot will start to replace the “slice”.
 
Q. DOES EXPLANAR FIX A “HOOK”, IF SO – HOW?
A. Yes. Explanar fixes a “Hook” quickly. A hook is less common than a “Slice” but is often more destructive! Again, using the “Radial” stance mat to alter the pupil’s swing path and ensuring the Power Roller is “held off”, across the Plane Fin in the follow through, the “hook” transforms into a neutral draw or controlled fade shot.
 
Q. DOES EXPLANAR MAKE ME KEEP MY HEAD STILL?
A. No, because all golfers need a little amount of head movement in their swing. However, Explanar does encourage the optimum “centred” rotational coiling of the body. Regular use of Explanar will eradicate a “Sway” or a “Tilt” and create a “centred axis” of rotation around the spine of the pupil. So – its not Head STILL – its Head “CENTRED”!
 
Q. CAN EXPLANAR STOP ME “TOPPING” THE BALL, IF SO – HOW?
A. Yes. Explanar will stop you “topping” the ball and ensure a high, soft landing flight instead.  The more a golfer “Tops” their shots, the tenser they become and the more they “Top” it! They mistakenly think a “Topped” shot is caused by lifting their head; mainly it is due to poor wrist cock during the swing. By using the Short Power Roller and an upright setting of the hoop, the wrists regain their movement and the ball flies higher and more sweetly.
 
 
 
Q. WILL EXPLANAR MAKE ME HIT THE BALL FURTHER?
A. Yes. With correct, regular use, Explanar will increase the length of your Drives. Almost all pupils will gain extra distance by using Explanar regularly and often. An example is the lovely Johanna Head, a Top 100 money winner on the Ladies European Tour and member of the American L.P.G.A. Tour. Some six months after taking delivery of an Explanar, at the age of 34, Johanna increased her Driving Distance statistic on the LPGA Tour by 28 yards! Consequently, Jo started to shoot in the mid 60’s and contend in Tour Events such as the Ladies Open at Sunningdale. Sadly for us, but happily for Jo, she has retired from touring to be a Mum!
 
Q. WILL EXPLANAR TEACH ME HOW TO HIT THE BALL INTENTIONALLY LOW OR HIGH?
A. Yes. Explanar will teach you to control the trajectory of the ball. Also, Explanar will allow you to shape your shots intentionally with Draw spin and Fade spin. For the more advanced pupil, often working with an Accredited Explanar PGA Professional, Explanar trains one in hitting low or high shots from “Left to Right” and “Right to Left. The founding ethos of EXPLANAR is to teach golfers how to hit shots properly first, safe in the knowledge that a sound swing will follow!
 
Q. DOES EXPLANAR TEACH ONLY ONE TYPE OF SWING METHOD?

A. No. Explanar is “Teacher Neutral”. Luther Blacklock designed EXPLANAR to suit all physiques, abilities and “Methods”. If a Pro teaches StackNTilt, One Plane/Two Plane, Golfing Machine, Instinctive Golf or Rotary Golf, the Explanar can be adjusted to create whatever movement or discipline they prefer.



Career Highlights Luther has shared his vast experience of coaching golf at Coaching Summits in Europe and the U.S.A.. He has worked with hundreds of fellow P.G.A. Professionals and Assistant Pros to enhance their coaching skills
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