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Homer Kelley

The Golfing Machine book

“The Golfing Machine” is a book which became published in 1969 following 28 years of scientific research and analysis by an engineering aid named Homer Kelley. Quite simply, this book is like no other. How does it differ?

1. It was the first book to reveal why and how the universal Laws of motion – Physics and Geometry – apply to the golf swing. Thus it is based on scientific facts, not opinions

2. It offers in-depth explanations, not descriptions, of how the golf swing can function.

3. It is an instructional manual, not a “do it my way” book.

4. It offers flexibility, by explaining how the golf club can be swung many different ways by utilizing various body movements. It does not emphasize a one-dimensional theory.

There are many ways to improve your level of play in golf, but you have to agree that hitting fairways and greens improve your scoring potential greatly. And that requires a consistent, mechanically sound golf swing. Unfortunately, many amateurs don’t possess the key fundamentals in their swing to qualify as such, due to years of misinformation and misapplied theories. Before you can acquire a consistent, sound golf swing, you must;

(1) understand and comprehend what factors determine such a swing and

(2) incorporate those changes while complying with your own natural physical abilities and tendencies.

And that is the essence of “The Golfing Machine“. It not only offers explanations to what, why, and how every move in the golf swing can be performed, it allows the flexibility to pertain to all golfers – regardless of physical size, build, or ability. The 240 page book is categorized in the following manner;

(1) The 12 basic positions and motions which every golf stroke must pass through (i.e. the address position, top of the backstroke, impact, etc)

(2) The actions of the body, the arms, and the hands during those 12 basic positions and motions. And

(3) the 24 separate actions in the golf swing which can be properly executed in more than one way (i.e. the various grip positions, address positions, shoulder turns, hip turns, hand actions, etc…)

So, as you can see, following 28 years of research, analysis, and testing, “The Golfing Machine truly is an “instructional manual” for any golf swing. Not only does it explain what factors constitute a consistent, sound golf swing, it supplies you with the reasons “why”. And knowing “why” you are doing something in your swing is not only a key ingredient in the learning process, it is something most other books leave out.

As stated earlier, the book is expressly based around the Laws of Physics and Geometry. Let me explain its importance. As we all know, everything on this planet must adhere to the Laws of Physics. That is a scientific fact that neither you, nor I, or anyone else can deny. When you swing a golf club, your physical movements propel the golf club through the air, and strikes an object – the ball. To you and I it may be “just swinging a club and hitting a ball”. In reality, there’s much more happening that that. When swinging the golf club, it is responding to two things: the forces your hands are placing on the grip, and the Laws of Physics. In addition, since the path of the clubhead is swung in a circular fashion, the shapes and lines of Plane Geometry also must apply, and comply with the Laws of Physics. So what does this all mean? Well, if the club responds solely to the forces of the hands and the Laws of Physics apply to it, then we can learn a lot about the golf swing through the study of those two particular groups of actions.

That’s precisely what “The Golfing Machine” does. It explains the Laws of Physics and Geometry, how they apply to the golf swing, and how to use them to your advantage. It explains the role of hand action in the swing, how the hands, arms, and body compliment and comply with one another, and how to utilize them for various desired results as well. It’s a very effective approach to learning and understanding how the golf swing functions; concentrating on what really matters in the golf swing, and how to utilize those things to your advantage. The end result is a thorough understanding of what creates a powerful, repeating golf swing which anyone can attain.

How many “self-taught” amateur golfers do you know would like to acquire a more consistent, powerful swing? Loss of distance, thin or fat shots, or misdirected shots are all symptoms of a golf swing that doesn’t possess key fundamentals. It is through the proper application of mechanics, not muscle, that produces power and consistency in the golf swing.

Homer Kelley

Homer Kelley, Author of The Golfing Machine

We stated above that all players need to acquire basic fundamentals, while complying with your own natural, physical abilities and tendencies. Let me explain, I think we would all agree that

(A) we are all physically built differently,

(B) we all have certain physical “tendencies”, or styles in swinging the club, and

(C) we all have different swing speeds and tempo.

Consequently we all have different faults and/or limitations in our swings, thus, we all need different remedies to consistently get the club in the proper position at Impact, which is the paramount objective. The proper golf swing utilizes the rotary action of the hips and torso, the vertical action of the arms, and the hinging of the wrists. To improve your swing, you may need to adjust any one, or all, of these movements differently from other golfers. My point is this; “do it my way” books or videos typically emphasize that (1) a certain part of the body should be dominate during the swing, and (2) there is a certain, set order of movements the body must make. Thus, they can be too one-dimensional, not allowing the flexibility needed to properly meet the needs of the many various swing types and/or physical ability of millions of golfers. Whether you’re tall or short, thin or stocky, strong or weak, flexible or not, you can acquire a consistent, mechanically sound golf swing! But again, it requires a different set of “adjustments” for each individual golfer.

Homer Kelley and student

(Mr. Kelley giving a lesson at the Seattle Golf Expo)

It makes little sense to try and adopt a new golf swing which calls for either

(A) the elimination of perhaps one of your natural tendencies

(B) the emphasis of one of your main faults, or

(C) to perform something beyond your physical capabilities.

Consequently, although many of these books and videos offer valuable advise, they obviously may not be helpful to all golfers.

Contrarily, “The Golfing Machine” doesn’t emphasize that a certain part of the body be dominate, nor does it recommend how and when to utilize the other components which comprise the golf swing. In great detail, it explains how and why the golf swing functions, what the crucial factors are, how to utilize the Laws of Force and Motion to your advantage, and offers flexibility by explaining the many variations the body can be utilized to achieve certain result.

Homer Kelley spent over 40 years of his life researching the golf swing and the science involved in it. The physics, geometry, and biomechanics that produce motion, direction and balance.

Every golf pro who has searched high and low to uncover or discover the mysteries of the swing and found the ANSWERS, have all wound up in the same place – this little yellow book!

If you would like to decipher the mysteries of your golf game or just learn this little yellow book then contact us today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! 800.732.4995 or visit us at,

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