By: Charles W. Boatright

Presetting the Wristbands in the ESPY Golf Swing

Some of the best golf tips that a golfer of any level can take advantage of are how to use the wristbands and nodular on the lower forearms are used to set the handle of the club onto the swing plane. There are two maneuvers (Supination and Pronation) using nodular, Ulna Styloid Process, to set the club onto the correct swing plane and sync the elbows with the shoulders (see the below illustration). This was the technique Mr. Arnold Palmer was working with President Eisenhower to help synchronize his golf game: The correct swing plane is usually flatter than what the beginner golfer perceives it to be. This is a habit that a golfer takes from the baseball swing.

Most batters swing the bat where the barrel of the bat is above the trail shoulder and more vertical. However, the correct swing plane is where the shaft is at or just below the trail shoulder (see the Arm and Forearm Diagram) and flatter. The golfer will realize more accuracy and power by swinging on a flatter plane and have the tendency to draw the ball. The correct swing plane is either at the shoulder ( the Red Area) or just below the trail shoulder (the Blue Area), based on the ratios between the length of the golfer’s forearm compared to the upper arm.

Baseball-Type Golf Swing Supination Pronation Neutral

A great article written by Kiel Alderink, instructor at The Todd Sones Impact Golf School in Vernon Hills, Illinois, reinforced this technique. He writes about how to compare the forearm with the upper arm to establish the correct swing plane.


If the forearm is longer than the upper arm, the target point is the shoulder.

If the forearm and upper arm are equal, the target point is below the shoulder.

Proper Swing Plane Factor

Boxing Gloves Used to Preset the Golfer’s Wristbands

The wrists are set using the SYNCH (CAM by supination) and Preset (CAM-OVER by pronation) elements to preset the golf swing. The left thumb for the right hander will indicate the initial swing plane, Section 13 of The ESPY GOLF SWING COACH. The second point for final alignment is the shoulder Area (A) or just below the shoulder Area (B) for the golfer’s proper swing plane. This flatter swing plane will allow the golfer to naturally transfer incredible amount power generated by the upper and lower body.

The ESPY Golf Swing Coach is based on a dual CAM approach to presetting the wrists in the golf swing, or what I refer to as the wristbands on the boxing gloves. This approach of setting the wristbands was illustrated by Ken Duke, Marco Dawson, and Angela Stanford, professional golfers, that were guest on the Golf Channel. Setting the wristbands was also employed by Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and P.J. Boatwright, associated with the USGA, and a distant cousin.

The other advantages of the dual cam golf swing is 80 percent of the golf swing is established with two simple maneuvers, supination and pronation, to set the left and right Flexor Capri Ulnaris muscles, key muscles, (the Flexor Capri Ulnaris muscle is shown in the figure above left). A great mental image to preset the left and right wristbands are treating the nodules over the pinkie finger as cams lobe and the Ulna bone as the camshaft. Visualizing the dominate forearm Ulna bone as a camshaft with a gear (dominate elbow) welded at one end is a key component in the dual gear ESPY Golf Swing. The dual gear synchs and locks together the dominate elbow with the shoulders. This takes advantage of golfer’s natural mechanics of allowing the elbows and shoulders to behave as sprockets, like the ten-speed bicycle sprockets below.


Dual Sprockets of the ten-speed bicycle

ESPY Golf Swing Sequence for a right hander:

  1. Supinate (SYNCH) the right Nodular, right Ulna Styloid Process and Flexor Capri Ulnaris Muscle (CAM).
  2. Pronate (PRESET) the left nodule, left Ulna Styloid Process and Flexor Capri Ulnaris Muscle (CAM-OVER).
  3. This places the right elbow into the LOCK Position for the YAW.

The SYNCH (CAM) followed by the PRESET (CAM-OVER) allows the golfer to place the handle of the club, or the left thumb, onto the swing plane. The only other maneuver the golfer has to performed is to take the club handle to the top of the swing what is called the YAW maneuver of coiling the shoulders with the right elbow. All three elements are performed in slow motion, the slower the better to allow the body (massive core muscles) to coil properly. A slow takeaway sets up a great downswing through impact.

A key to the ESPY Golf Swing is all maneuvers to preset the wristbands on the EVERLAST boxing gloves. Any maneuvers above the wristbands interferes with the ability to produce Power, Acceleration, Control, and Speed. This part of the golfer’s anatomy is subordinate to the wristbands.

Note: Swinging the handle of the club was the basis of Mr. Eddie Merrins, The Little Pro, video series entitled Swing the Handle, not the club. Where Mr. Merrins explains the WHAT, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach takes it to the next steps to explain the WHY and HOW.

Presting The Wris2t  Boxing Gloves Wristbands

I use boxing gloves for more than just a mental image of my golf swing. I try my golf glove for a pair of boxing gloves in my CASPER Workout Program to build strength, stamina, and work the majority of my muscles used in the golf swing. Within the boxing gloves’ wristband is two key components  that are essential to presetting the golfer’s wrists, the nodule, Ulna Styloid Process, and one of the key muscles the Flexor Capri Ulnaris. These two components helps the golfer properly supinate and pronate the wristbands.

Essentially supination and pronation are the movements about one of the bones in your forearm called the Ulna bone. The golfer attention should be on movements of each wristband on the boxing glove. Any pivot needs a axis, and the CAM and CAM-OVER maneuvers are no different. If the golfer keeping this in mind the Ulna as a camshaft and nodule and Flexor Capri Ulnaris muscle as the camshaft lobe offers the golfer the ability to produce POWER, SPEED, and CONTROL!


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A Recommendation for your Golf Game:

I would like to recommend a wonderful radio program that I regularly listen to on my I-Heart Radio app to 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 Jay Fox. Bob occasionally has on his show a guest named Shawn Humphries, a Professional Golf Instructor from Dallas, Texas. One thing that Mr. Humphries stresses is the mental part of golf, not focusing on the results but the process.

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