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Inside the leather Classic Golf Swing Mechanics and simple golf swing tips for self-coaching techniques.
By: Charles W. Boatright
Owner’s Manual to Take Advantage of the Golf Clubs You Received for Christmas
A new or used set of golf clubs requires an owner’s manual
If one of your Christmas presents was a set of golf clubs or a driver, you will need an owner’s manual to take full advantage of their performance and technology. The performance of a golf club depends on how the golf clubs are used, both on and off the golf course.
One effective drill in The ESPY Golf Swing Coach is called Bunt-Type Chip and Pitch Drill. Anywhere you practice your putting, you can practice the Bunt-Type Chip and Pitch Drill. The only thing, in addition, you will need is a backstop to catch those wayward shots that happen, especially if your are rusty from a layoff in golf. Even Santa Claus can take advantage of the Bunt-Type Chip and Pitch Drill during his off season.
What is nice and easy about the Bunt-Type Chip & Pitch Drill is that it uses the same Sync/Preset technique used in all golf shots from tee-to-green. The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, the Owner’s Manual, in Section 3.0, covers the techniques and mechanics used to preset your wrists and elbows.
Another component to use in the Bunt-Type Chip and Pitch Drill is a throw-down home plate, shown above. The throw-down home plate is a training drill used for ball positioning, Sync and Preset, and creating a strike-zone for focus.
The key points on the home plate drill are the back corner (4) and the front edge of home plate. The back corner provides a point to set the Sync/Preset with each golf club. For shorter irons, this point is shorter than for the mid- and long irons, and fairway woods, including driver, as noted above.
My YouTube Video on Setting Up the Bunt-Type Sync, Preset, and Yaw Elements
I produced a YouTube video illustrating one of the toughest shots in golf, which is the 12-Foot Chip/Pitch shot around the green. This is an important drill to perform because the adrenaline that it creates is the same as if you are on the golf course, especially if you have friends watching or doing a video.
Most of us have I-Phones that you can use to help create this adrenaline-like drill in a video. This Video trains your subconscious mind to not differentiate between your practice and your round of golf. You might very well practice your golf swing using your conscious mind, but I can guarantee you that once you step foot onto the golf course you will play golf using your subconscious mind.
Presetting your golf swing using the RIP Technique in your golf swing from tee-to-green:
- SYNC Technique– Use the Cam (Palmar Flex and Dorsiflex) to pivot or hinge back both Index Knuckles about the lead Radial Styloid Process to the back corner of home plate. See the illustration below of the Palmar Flex and Dorsiflex maneuvers and the location of your Radial Styloid Process.
- PRESET Technique– Use the Cam-Over (Pronation) to cock at the left Pinky Knuckle, for the right-handed golfer, toward the right big toe.
The SYNC/PRESET Technique will put your wrists and hands into the Lock Position, as shown below. Eighty percent of your golf swing is completed with the Sync/Preset Technique.
R– Radial Styloid Process (the missing link in golf)
I– Right/Left Index Knuckles
P– Left Pinky Knuckle
To develop a RIP golf training drill to enhance the golfer’s performance on the golf course from tee-to-green, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, a Self-Coaching Technique and simple Sports Psychology enabling the golfer to take the baseball swing sequence from the batter’s box to the tee box. Everyone needs an athletic activity to enjoy and help them keep active, GOLF is an excellent sport to pick up from age 8 to 98 and beyond.
My book can also be purchased on-line at:
Training Assisted Coaching Kiosk
The TACK Room is list of training equipment and gear that I use in my routine practice and self-coaching techniques. The golfer can incorporate this equipment and gear into their routine practice sessions to help develop techniques to improve their mechanics, or muscle memory, on a consistent basis. Before a golfer can develop their golf swing sequence feel, they first will need to develop and establish their golf swing mechanics. The following are training equipment and gear that I have personally purchased and use in my self-coaching approach.
The golfer can use the TRACK Room as a Kiosk to link to the manufacturer and distributor websites to purchase this training equipment and gear. Just by selecting the images below, the manufacture or distributor site can be accessed.
BirdieBall® Putting Greens
Develop a complete Tee-To-Green practice session in the convenience of your home or office. To complete the golfer’s practice session, the golfer will need to have access to a putting surface. Without installing an expensive artificial green in your backyard, the golfer can use an affordable option of the storable BirdieBall® putting greens that has realistic, undulating surfaces and green speeds that match those of an actual green on the golf course. This can be placed in the garage, spear room, or in a business sitting.
To improve one of the most important areas of the golfer’s game, putting, look at the BirdieBall® website to build your own putting green to fit your needs and budget:
DW Quail Golf®
The DW Quail Golf Chipping and Pitching mat is an indispensable part of your golf game practice allowing the golfer to turn their garage into their indoor golf training facility. DW Quail Golf has a variety of Chipping/Pitching mats that are professional grade for indoor/outdoor use. These make excellent gifts for your golfer. This is a link to DW Quail Golf website.
Almost Golf Balls®
To help develop a more effective golf training exercise in your backyard or vacant field, I would recommend purchasing a dozen or more of the Almost Golf Balls® from LIBERTY Health Supply. Please select one of the products below to purchase these golf balls that simulate the actual golf ball, without the concern for property damage or personal injury to others. These balls only travel a third of the distance of an actual golf ball, up to 100 yards.
Pack of 10:
Pack of 36:
If you use the Promo Code: ALMOSTGOLF, you will receive free shipment on any order of Almost Golf Balls® from LIBERTY Health Supply.
I have a utility bag full of these Almost Golf Balls that I practice with, three to four hours per day, four days per week.
Health and Fitness Program Golf Exercise for Power
This book is based on a self-coaching forum (ASPEN Pyramid). The ASPEN Self-Coaching Technique provides the beginner and advanced single-digit handicap golfer with a safe, ergonomic classic golf swing mechanics. The ASPEN forum for coaching golf provides basic skills for more power and control in the golf swing sequence without debilitating injuries that are common with some modern-day golf swings. As part of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach forum is a workout program that includes golf exercises with medicine ball designed especially for golfers.
I have also included a FREE SR925 Diet program that anyone can access, where I lost over 40 pounds and 7.5-inches in my waist within nine-months. I went from 37.5 inches in November of 2014 down to 30.0 inches in July of 2015 with the effective SR925 Diet Program that I developed, see detailed below. REMEMBER an easy RULE-OF-THUMB to determine if you have a healthy BMI, you can take half your height; and your waistline should fall below this figure.
Please take advantage of my SR925 Diet Program, where I lost 6 inches in my waist in 3- months (FREE of CHARGE) with the CASPER Fitness Program, detailed in Section 20 of my book, great golf swing workout:
SR925 Diet Program lost 7-inches where I went from a 37.5 inches to 30.25 inch waistline within 9 months, and more importantly, kept the weight off and my waistline after 4 years. Not too many diet programs can provide results like this.
CASPER Fitness Program consist of golf exercises with medicine ball to develop a great golf swing workout for DISTANCE and CONTROL.
One component in my CASPER Fitness Program that I follow is using a Medicine Ball golf swing workout to perform what I call Stocking the Shelves, illustrated below in the figure:
(A part of the CASPER Fitness Program are golf exercises with medicine ball – that includes Stocking the Selves and medicine ball exercises Burpees. For endurance and a full body workout, I also include a boxing glove-punching bag exercise.)
Please include an exercise routine in your weekly schedule.
Operation DOG TAG
Sports, such as golf, along with fitness and an exercise regimen that includes yoga, has been proven to be a great Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for trauma victims. Veterans and those who have experienced a traumatic situation where the mind has been traumatized and disrupted can use golf and yoga to help re-establish connection and pathways in the brain. Golf also provides an excellent opportunity for trauma victims to reconnect in a social setting to develop a dialogue without the pressures of clinical visits.
Section 2- Operation DOG TAG | Objectives and Scope
Section 3- Operation DOG TAG| STRUCTURE GUIDELINES
THE LOCKER ROOM a source for golf tips
Please visit “The Locker Room” for an Index of all my golf articles to improve your golf game and life. Discover how you can take your baseball swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
Learn How to take your baseball-style golf swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
Time-lapse photography that I reviewed during my Kinesiology Xerox Box Golf Research Project compared the golf swing vs. baseball swing and how similar the Sync/Preset wrist action in the golf swing was to the baseball swing sequence.
Here’s the QUESTION: How many times standing in the batter’s box did you think about your golf swing mechanics, techniques, or elements. Your were only focused on the pitch. Why not use the same Outlier technique in golf.
Sir Nick Faldo demonstration of the Preset Golf Swing Technique
One of Sir Nick Faldo’s first golf swing fundamentals that he learned as demonstrated in this YouTube video entitled The Preset golf swing technique. Nick Faldo discussed the WHAT, but didn’t explained the HOW in his YouTube video.
The Sync/Preset Elements in The ESPY Golf Swing Coach explains how to setup the classic golf swing maneuver to place the wrists into the key Lock Position. This was the same golf swing technique used by David Duval during an interview with Charlie Rymer on Golf Channel. These two Videos are probably two of the best Videos to discuss the wrist action in the golf swing.
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A Recommendation for your Golf Game:
I would like to recommend an interesting radio program that I regularly listen to originating from my home state Arkansas on my I-Heart Radio app on KARN 102.9 FM station, out of Little Rock. They air a golf show called Arkansas Fairways and Greens, at 7:00 AM CT each Saturday morning, hosted by Bob Steel, and co-hosted by Jay Fox and Charles Crowson. Bob occasionally as has his guess Alex Myers with Golf Digest and Ron Sirak with Golf Channel. I was interviewed on his show about my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach. This show is worth tuning into for golf news and information.
Jay Fox is an Administrator with Arkansas State Golf Association that discuss amateur golf and rules of the game.