The QATSPY Golfer’s Sports Page: Golf Swing Tips
By: Charles W. Boatright
A great quote about inclement weather and golf- “There’s no such thing as bad weather in golf, only inappropriate clothing!” -Anonymous
Now is Your Time to Start Putting Together Your Off-Season Golf Swing Workout Program
Usually the start of the Thanksgiving week starts the clock on the opportunity to get in your regular rounds of golf, because of- shorter days, inclement weather, and, for some, the start of hunting season. This means for some of us, not living in the deep south, not being able to get a sufficient number of rounds in to maintain our golf swing fundamentals.
But, for those of us having to temporarily put away the clubs for the off-season, you can still work on your golf swing fundamentals. The CASPER Fitness Program provides a golf swing workout program, to maintain your golf finesse and fitness. The CASPER Fitness Program can be performed in the convenience of your own home. You don’t have to pay gym dues, or try to schedule time for working out at the gym. With minimum expense and equipment needed, you can set up total gym exercises for golfers in your own home.
Some of the more effective exercises are performed using a medicine ball for a great golf swing workout. Some of the best strengthening and flexibility is with a medicine ball exercise for golf that will help you maintain your golf swing fundamentals. The CASPER Fitness Program that includes using a simple medicine ball, like stocking the shelves and burpee, can also include an overload technique with a weighted golf baton. This is the same technique that the baseball batters use in the on deck circle with a donut.
The gym exercises for golfers with a medicine ball and golf baton, shown below, can provide several benefits for the golfer during the off-season- flexibility, strengthening, and aerobic exercises. The golf baton can be made from an old or a discarded golf club shaft and by purchasing an attachable weight from your golf store.
It is recommended that you DO NOT exceed a 20 percent overload weight factor of your heaviest club in your bag and still realize benefits of the overload technique of power and increased clubhead speed.
The golf baton is a golf shaft, cut down to 22-inches, with an attachable weight at the end, shown below. The CASPER Fitness Program and the golf baton can reduce the negative impact during the off-season.
I had the pleasure of interviewing a Vietnam P.O.W., Colonel George Robert Hall, who was held for seven-and-a-half years at the Hanoi Hilton, in North Vietnam. Six weeks after Col. Hall’s release, he shot his handicap of four (4), at The Greater New Orleans POW Pro-Am. He credited his performance with how he virtually played golf rounds each day in his seven-and-a-half foot square prison cell. He was able to eliminate the negative effects of not even having a golf club in his hands for over seven years.
Off-Season, The CASPER Fitness Program
I have twelve (12) workout elements that consist of my CASPER Fitness Program (Cardio, Aerobic, Plyometric, Exercise Regimen) that I follow year-round. During the off-season of golf, I usually increase the frequency of my workouts to take the place of limited golf rounds, this even includes trading in my golf glove and golf bag for a pair of boxing gloves and punching bag, shown here with me.
Most of these exercises are designed to provide a golf swing workout using my ESPY Golf Swing sequence that consists of the Sync, Preset, and Yaw golf elements. And especially the golf exercise using a medicine ball and the golf baton.
I have included the list of equipment needed below for the CASPER Fitness Program: All of the details of the CASPER Fitness Program are in Section 20 of my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach:
Medicine Ball (8, 12, and/or 20 lb)
Stadium Seat (use as cushion under the knees)
Set of Dumbbells (10, 15, 25, and/or 35 lb)
Resistance Tubing (25, 35, 100 lb)
Punching Bag (80 or 100 lb)
Exercise Bicycle (regular or stationary)
Kick ball (used for Squats)
Another golf swing workout that you can include with the CASPER Fitness Program is to set up, in your garage, a short Chip/Pitch area like I have here. Even though the distance of the Chip/Pitch shots is between 48 to 60-inches, you are using the same muscle memory used in your full golf shots. But, the Chip/Pitch shots have an additional benefit, as these require more finesse than your full golf shots.
To set up a great golf swing workout program this winter in your own home, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
820 East County Line Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157
My book can also be purchased on-line at:
Health and Fitness Program Golf Exercise for Power
This book is based on a self-coaching forum (ASPEN Pyramid) that provides the beginner and advanced single-digit handicap golfer with a safe, ergonomic classic golf swing for more power and control, without debilitating injuries that are common with some modern-day golf swings. As part of the ESPY Golf Swing Coach is a workout program designed especially for golfers and an effective diet program detailed below.
Please take advantage of my SR-925 Diet Program, where I lost 6 inches in my waist in 3- months (FREE of CHARGE) with the CASPER Workout Program, detailed in Section 20 of my book, great golf swing workout:
One component in my CASPER Workout Program that I follow is using a Medicine Ball to perform what I call Stocking the Shelves, illustrated below in the figure:
Please include an exercise routine in your weekly schedule.
Golf Swing with Rhythm without The Blues
Also, learning The ESPY Golf Swing Coach process is an excellent way to develop Rhythm without experiencing the Blues in your golf game for confidence; learn how to take your baseball-style swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
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A Recommendation for your Golf Game:
I would like to recommend an interesting radio program that I regularly listen to from my home state Arkansas on my I-Heart Radio app on KARN 102.9 FM station, out of Little Rock, AR. 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.
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Two decisions that you can make for yourself and your kids are to get a copy of my book and place the book and a golf club into their hands. You will never look back, but only forward. You will not miss with this for yourself and/or your kids.