The Great Qatspy

Charles W. Boatright

How to Use the Overload/Under-load technique to Improve Your Golf Game

In the past three blogs on the Overload/Under-load golf technique, I have discussed a golf training technique called Overload/Under-loading golf technique. This Overload/Under-load golf technique has been used by baseball players for decades while warming-up in the on deck circle for swing speed. This Overload/Under-load golf technique allows the baseball player, or golfer in this case, to increase their swing speed. I have written three previous articles discussing the concepts, benefits, and application of the Overload/Under-load golf technique. in this article, I will summarize these three articles, along with the Critical Swing Path the golfer needs to develop the critical muscle memory, or ExtraSensory Performance, ESP, needed to improve your golf game. In this last article, in a series of four, I will detail the important sequence of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, based on the baseball-style swing. This allows the golfer to take their baseball-style swing from the batter’s box to the tee box with confidence.

Concept of the Overload/Under-load golf technique

01OverUnderProCONCEPT- of Overload/Under-load technique was borrowed from baseball in how baseball players used a specific weight and placement to strengthen the muscles to improve the batter’s bat speed, to increase power, and to improve the On-base Percentages (OBPs). From extensive research done by Dr. Coop DeRenne, it is not just adding weight to the golf club, but the amount of weight and location of the weight. The weight should not exceed 20 percent of the average golf club (11.72 oz.) and the center of the weight (IGOTCHA®), shown below in the photograph, is placed approximately 50 percent of the length of the club, down from the end of the handle. The weight that the golfer is looking to use is approximately 10 oz. (the weight of the Black IGOTCHA attachment), the cut-off golf baton is 3.89 oz. for a total golf baton overload weight of 13.89 oz. The percentage of overweight factor is 18.5 percent. The IGOTCHA weight can easily be attached and detached from a golf baton (see diagram) in how I use the golf baton as a Overload workout.


IGOTCHA® weight comes in various weights that can slip onto the shaft of the golf club for training and warming-up.

Benefits Overload/Under-load golf technique

BENEFITS- of Overload/Under-load golf technique help to strengthen the muscles and maintain flexibility, while helping you actually perform the sequential SPY elements in your golf swing practically anywhere. The golf baton is a critical component of the golfer’s incremental training that the golfer can perform 10- minutes out of each hour. The amount of the overloaded weight is critical because heavier weight will change up the golfer’s mechanics and ESP, or muscle memory. It is difficult to establish the correct muscle memory mechanics using heavier weights. Heavier weights will jeopardizes the golfer’s objective of synchronizing the elbows with the shoulders, which is the whole premise of both the golf baton and The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, SYNCING is the key component.

I would recommend the golfer include the Overload/Under-load golf technique using a golf baton in home gym workout program along with the CASPER Workout Program.

As a golfer, one of the best home gym training techniques to incorporate in your workout routine is to strengthening the muscles using the actual golf swing with Overload weight with reps for 10-minutes each hour for 10 to 12 periods. This is just as critical as your golf swing practice. When you set up your Home Training Gym you don’t have to use heavy weights. In my CASPER workout program in Section 20 of my book, the maximum dumbbell weight that I use is 35 pounds. Adding bulk is counterproductive in golf, as the golfer wants to increase flexibility and strengthen for increase clubhead speed.

APPLICATION- of the weighed golf baton

APPLICATION- of the weighed golf baton is a great workout program for the golfer of any level or handicap. The golfer goes through the exact Ergonomic swing sequence of SYNC, PRESET, and YAW sequence, as if the golfer is executing the actual golf swing, either inside or outside. This can be done for 10-minutes, 12 times a day, for 120 minutes, or two hours, per day. This was what Colonel George Robert Hall,, used during his seven-and-a-half years as a P.O.W. at the Hanoi Hilton and still shot a 76, his handicap of four, at The Greater New Orleans POW Pro-Am. Who I had an opportunity to meet and interview. This was less than six weeks after his release and his weight being 100 pounds less than the day he was shot down. One of the fundamentals in my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, is establishing three very simple sequential elements, and two of them, SP, are done at the same time to sync the elbows and preset the wrists. This was similar to the procedure used by Colonel Hall during his captivity to keep his sanity and his handicap of four.

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Critical Swing Path using the Overload/Under-load golf technique

While the golfer uses most of the 640 muscles in the human body to execute a golf swing, the golfer with the ESPY Overload/Under-load golf technique is focused on just using three of these 640 muscles. The anatomic chart. ‘The Ergo Sync- Preset- Yaw Maneuvers.’ shows the muscles the golfer key in on during the Overload/Under-load golf technique. The Critical Swing Path referring to the muscle sequence starts with setting the Supinator and Thenar muscles to sync the right elbow (in the right hander case) and preset the golfer’s wrists as shown in illustration above. The Yaw element is initiated using the Brachio-Radialis muscle. These three muscles makeup the golfer’s Critical Swing Path.

The ESPY Golf Swing Coach is like basic training for these three muscles. The Supinator is critical to sync the golfer’s elbow with their shoulders. The Thenar is critical because the thenar is the largest and the strongest and most dexterous muscle in the hand. The Thenar muscle is really the only muscle strong enough to transfer the power from the lower and upper body through muscle in the forearm, particularly the Supinator and Brachio-Radialis muscles. The thenars are the only large muscles that are in direct contact with the handle of the golf club. The ESPY golf swing technique is essentially how the right Supinator muscle is CAMMED (supinated) and left Thenar muscle is CAMMED-OVER (pronated) for the right handed golfer. This is was the preset technique that Colonel Hall and Ken Duke, PGA golfer, uses and refers to in their discussions on the golf swing.

Mr. Eddie Merrins produced a series of videos

Mr. Eddie Merrins, The Little Pro, produced a series of videos entitled Swing the Handle, not the club. This video series explained WHAT coaching techniques Mr. Merrins used that the golfer can put into practice in his/her golf swing and during the Overload/Under-load golf technique. My book takes this concept two steps further by coaching the WHY and more importantly the HOW, part of the Triad Learning Pyramid. A great mental image that allows the golfer to use one of the strongest attributes the golfer has, the subconscious mind to create muscle memory.

SYNCH– Is performed by the right Supinator muscle by CAMMING to synchronize the right elbow with the shoulder, for the right handed golfer called supination.

PROTRACT or PRESET– Is performed with the left Thenar CAMMING-OVER (called pronation) to Lock the right elbow with the shoulders. This allows the golfer to set up the sprocket mechanics that provides a huge advantage to produce power during the takeaway swing (small gear, right elbow, turning the larger gear, shoulders) and speed during the downswing (Large gear turning the small gear) during the YAW maneuver.

This simple mental image can dramatically improve the golfer’s golf swing and game by working toward a single-digit handicap. Please visit my website to read the rest of my blogs and purchase a copy of my book.

Baseball-Type Golf Swing Supination Pronation Neutral

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The weighted golf baton builds the golfer’s confidence during training throughout the year to increase power, distance, and control to lower the golfer’s handicap. This is the benefit of using the weighted golf baton with the ESPY golf swing. The ESPY golf swing can be used in the shot game as will without having to change any of the, SPY, techniques. The golfer will be pleased with their results using the weighted golf baton approach.

I would like in closing discuss the letter “E” in the ESPY golf swing. The word espy means to seek, to uncover or to reveal; and the letter “E” means ergonomics to understand how to maximize the body’s natural mechanics to prevent injury, especially to the lower back, while getting the most out of your golf swing.

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YouTube Videos: (Cam & Cam-over elements) (Figuring your proper swing plane) (Developing muscle memory) (Baseball-type golf swing)

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Please include an exercise routine in your weekly schedule.

Also, learning The ESPY Golf Swing Coach process is an excellent way to develop Rhythm without experiencing the Blues in your golf game, learn how to take your baseball-style swing from the batter’s box to the tee box:

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Until next time– Be Synched, Tee-to-Green, with The ESPY Golf Swing!