In 1964, the 34th President, Dwight David (Ike) Eisenhower was paired with Mr. Arnold Palmer for a celebrity fundraiser for the American Heart Association. President Eisenhower was very competitive golfer that was dedicated to his golf game and was the first president to have not only played golf during his presidency, but included golf in his daily schedule. He had a chipping and putting green installed just outside the Oval Office.
During the warm-up on the practice range, Mr. Arnold Palmer noticed President’s right elbow was flying out, away from his right side, during his takeaway swing. Mr. Arnold Palmer asked President Eisenhower if he was aware that his right elbow was flying out from his right side. President Eisenhower quickly took note of Mr. Palmer’s suggestion and corrected the fallacy by keeping his right elbow close to his right side. President Eisenhower did such a good job of keeping his elbow close to his right side that he developed a blister on the medial side of his elbow from the stiff military belt that he wore.
In “The ESPY Golf Swing Coach,” the Synch element allows the golfer to keep the trail elbow (right elbow for the right-hander) close to the side, where the elbow can synchronize with the shoulders and allow the elbows and shoulders to function as sprockets, like those on a 10-speed bicycle.
Muscle memory (subconscious element) is the most important component to establish in the golf swing. There is a multitude of muscles involved in the golf swing that are similar to the baseball swing. But the three key components to focus on to proper preset these muscles sequence for the right-hander are:
- SYNC- PRESET- The left Trigger axis and right Target points to CAM-OVER
- SYNC- The right wristband (the seam on the right boxing glove) to CAM
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 the area between the thumbs and the wristbands on the boxing gloves. The best golf tip is establishing the CAM-OVER Axis, consist of two carpals above the left ring finger and below the left Ulna Bone that forms the Trigger Axis called the Lunate and Hamate carpals. The Target Point is the left carpal just above the left thumb called the Trapezium carpal synchronized with the left Radial Styloid Process. The preset CAMS the right wristband. Or what would be the split on the wristband. These two maneuvers (SYNCH and PRESET) both wrists properly and syncs the right elbow next to the right side in President Eisenhower’s case.This approach of setting the wristbands are also used 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 (Supinate and Pronate) see illustration above. A great mental image to preset the wrists between the thumbs and the wristbands are pivoting each Axis Trigger in the direction of the right Target Point. The dual cam action synchs and locks the right elbow with the shoulders. This takes advantage of golfer’s natural mechanics by allowing the elbows and shoulders to behave as sprockets. This also engages two of the strongest muscles in the hand called the Thenars and Hypothenars to transfer the power from the forearm, arm, lower and upper body. These two muscles are the only ones capable of transferring this power to the handle of the club.
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. This was also a technique used by Colonel George Robert Hall that was held at the Hanoi Hilton for over seven years. He survived his captivity by mentally playing his golf game in his head in his seven-and-a-half foot square cell. He was able to shot his handicap less than six weeks after his release at the Greater New Orleans Pro-Am Open with a 76 http://goo.gl/24lFvo.
The ESPY Golf Swing technique is a great method to improve and maximize your golf swing. Start keying in on The two Trigger axes and the single Target Point to establish these three components (SYNCH, PROTRACT, and YAW), and the rest of the body’s muscles will be automatically incorporated into your golf swing and help you to develop distance and control in your golf swing you are looking for.
There are some issues with the modern day golf swing that are just now coming to light with injuries, especially the back. Peter Kostis wrote a great article in Sports Illustrated Golf Magazine March 2016 issue that looks at this issues of the modern day golf swing. The ESPY Golf Swing Coach is based on the classic golf swing with some advancements by incorporating biomechanics, like sprocket mechanics and synching the low threshold muscles with the high threshold muscles. The golfer to maximize their golf swing must learn how to preset the wrists to use the forearms and arms to use the massive torso muscles. This provides the golfer a tremendous advantage to creating POWER and SPEED through impact.
Also you can’t miss this issue of Sports Illustrated Golf Magazine, because this issue of March 2016 has the inescapable photograph of David Ferherty on the front cover of this issue.
YOU CAN’T MISS WITH THIS!
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach– Price for Paperback $15.75 and E-Book $8.99, Hardback is also available on my website: www.espygolfapp.com/store OR your local bookstore and also:
Once you learn WHY, you don’t forget HOW!
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!