Setting Up the Golfer’s Golf Swing Mechanics
One of the key components in The ESPY Golf Swing Coach is the elbows, particularly the right elbow for the right-handed golfer synching with the shoulders. This, syncing the elbow with the shoulders technique, was the advice that Arnold Palmer gave to President Eisenhower on the practice range before a Pro-Am. To produce power and speed in the golf swing, the golfer must synch, lock, and load by setting the right elbow during the takeaway swing at the Lock Position.
The Synch, Preset, and Yaw elements in the ESPY APP syncs/locks the golfer’s elbow with the shoulders to develop classic golf swing mechanics. The Synch (CAM), using the right wristband (the wrist and lower forearm), followed by Protract or PRESET (CAM-OVER), using the left wristband allows the golfer to synchronize some of the most critical muscle used in the golf swing, Thenars, Brachio-Radialis, Supinator, and the Key Muscle, the Pronator Quadratus Muscle. The SYNCH and PRESET elements allow the golfer to properly set the left thumb, representing the handle of the club to enable the golfer to synch the elbows with the shoulders to coil, or load, the core muscles in the upper and lower body.
ESPY Golf Swing Sequence:
The Key Muscle in the Golfer’s Golf Swing Mechanics and Golf Swing Sequence
The Key Muscles, Pronator Quadratus Muscle shown below, are the two muscles located under the boxing glove wristband that allows the golfer to go from a static golf swing at address to a more proactive golf swing. The proactive golf swing is like how a golfer uses a baseball-style golf swing to place the handle of the golf club onto their swing plane into the Lock Position. Syncing/presetting the wristbands encourages the golfer to avoid THINKING.
This allows the golfer to avoid thinking, never a good thing to do during one’s golf swing, and FOCUS on either the golf ball or target area. The golfer can use one of the greatest force in the universe, the golfer’s subconscious mind to activate their muscle memory and golf swing sequence. The muscle memory consist of the golfer’s Critical Swing Path, a series of muscles used to conduct the takeaway swing. The Critical Swing Path consist of the golfer’s- Thenars, Radicchio-Radials, and the Supinator Muscles by Syncing and Presetting the Key Muscle, the Pronator Quadratus Muscle.
Golf Swing Sequence:
- Supinate (Synch) the right wristband (CAMS) about the right ulna bone, secondary axis.
- Pronate (Preset) the left wristband (CAMS-OVER) slightly shifting the right ulna bone and locking the right elbow with the shoulders.
- This places the right elbow into the LOCK Position for the YAW.
The baseball swing in Yogi Berra’s quote and golf swing are based on mechanics. To assist the golfer in visualizing how the golf swing mechanics are used to sync the elbow, Lock the handle of the golf club, and load with the shoulders, the ten-speed bicycle and boxing gloves are great props I use in the ESPY Golf Swing Coach.
The ten-speed bicycle provides a great mentalization (mental visualization) for the golfer to understand the significance of sprocket mechanics in the golf swing sequence. The golfer is not just relying on how hard to swing the golf club, but setting up the proper golf swing sequence and golf swing mechanics to produce maximum POWER and SPEED. Presetting the wristbands also takes stress off the lower back where most back issues occur. The ESPY APP allows the golfer to compare their core to a large spring, instead of coiling at the lower back, the golfer can use their shoulders to prorate the coiling over the entire body, from the shoulders down to the feet.
Yogi Berra had great a baseball quote about baseball swing mechanics, You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing and *TECHNIQUE, it will GO! By allowing time for the elbows to synch and lock with the shoulders, the golfer can apply sprocket mechanics, similar to how a 10-speed bicycle works, as illustrated in the 10-speed bicycle figure.
The elbow (small sprocket) turning the shoulders (large sprocket) creates POWER.
The shoulders (large sprocket) turning the elbow (small sprocket) creates SPEED.
(*) My grandfather added the term TECHNIQUE to Yogi Berra’s quote to include the golfer’s golf swing mechanics.
The boxing gloves are used to help the golfer understand how to sync the lower forearms with the wrists to take advantage of the two strongest and most dexterous muscle in the wrist (Hypothenar and Thenar) or referred to as simply the Thenars. The thenars are two of the strongest muscles that has direct contact with the handle of the golf club. A great mental image that I use to set these two muscles in each hand is a pair of boxing gloves where the hands and wristbands work together to preset the golf club handle and sync the elbows with the shoulders.
Arnold Palmer’s Golf Technique Given to President Eisenhower before a Pro-Am
Syncing the elbow with the right side (or shoulders) was the point that Mr. Arnold Palmer was brought to the attention of President Eisenhower during the American Heart Association Benefit in 1963. Mr. Palmer noticed that the President’s right elbow was separating from his right side during the first stage of the golf swing. Keeping, or syncing how I like to refer to, the elbow next to the right side allows the golfer to produce both POWER and SPEED, without having to swinging the golf club harder.
This is why Yogi Berra’s quote about using mechanics, timing, and technique is significant to the golf swing mechanics. The two key components to focus on is how to initiate the golf swing using the golfer’s right and left wristbands, or Pronator Quadratus Muscles. A great method to preset the wristbands is to visualize the golfer is wearing a pair of boxing gloves to help properly set the CAM with the right wristband (B) and CAM-OVER with the left wristband. This SYNCH and PRESETS provides a huge advantage for the golfer to produce POWER, SPEED, and CONTROL with such a simple component of just presetting each wristband. This is covered in detail in Section 13.0 of my book.
The ESPY golf swing technique is similar to the process Colonel George Robert Hall used to maintain his muscle memory by practicing his golf swing in his seven-and-a-half square foot cell that he referred to as his Pebble Beach at the Hanoi Hilton for seven-and-a-half years and maintain his sanity and handicap of four. Read more of his story http://goo.gl/W1jAuC
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach addresses issues with the modern day golf swing issues that are just now coming to light with injuries. Peter Kostis wrote a great article in Sports Illustrated Golf Magazine March 2016 issue on page 38 that looks at this issues with the modern day golf swing. The ESPY Golf Swing Coach is based on the classic golf swing mechanics with some advancements with biomechanics added, like sprocket mechanics based on the baseball-style swing. This provides the golfer a tremendous advantage to creating POWER and SPEED through impact.
To learn how to utilize the golfer’s basic golf swing mechanics based on SYNC, PRESET, and YAW The Critical Swing Path, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
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Health and Fitness Program Golf Exercise for Power
This book is based on a self-coaching forum (ASPEN Pyramid) that provides the beginner and advance single-digit handicap golfer with 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 a 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.
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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