By: Charles W. Boatright
Golf Swing Mechanics Based on Golf Swing Fundamentals
Finally, I have some support for my golf swing mechanics using fundamentals of physics to maximize the golfer’s power and skills. For the past ten years, I felt like the only voice in the wilderness, stating that the very same mechanics and physics that govern all motion also govern the flight of the golf ball.
Bryson DeChambeau, who is a physics major from SMU, takes the mechanics and physics from the classroom and apply them directly to his golf game. I could not even imagine not taking advantage of the same golf swing mechanics and physics that govern the baseball game and not apply these to our golf swing mechanics and game in a similar manner. Remember Yogi Berra’s legendary quote about baseball that states, “Baseball is 90 percent mental, and the other half is physical.”
Yogisms and Bobby Jones on the Mental Game of Golf
You’ve got to love Yogi’s math, but Yogi makes a valid point about baseball, the same point as Bobby Jones made about golf, that golf is played between the ears. Bobby Jones, who went to Georgia Tech for his engineering degree, was very mindful of the role that mechanics and physics played in his golf game and golf swing fundamentals. I couldn’t even fathom not taking advantage of 90 percent of your maximum potential and apply it to your golf game.
This is the same problem that faces the majority of amateur golfers who are trying to improve their golf game with a physical mentality. The amateur golfer, using the physical mentality, leaves 90 percent of their potential out of the golf swing equation. If the golfer uses just his physical capabilities alone in the golf swing, then they are only tapping 20 percent, at best, of their maximum potential. I have knew of a golf instructors who actually informed me that they would not even consider why they would use science to teach the golf swing to their students. This is the very same reason why the majority of golfers that take golf lessons for years are still shooting in the high teens and low to mid-twenties. This is not the way to retain golfers or to grow the game of golf.
The Baseball-Style Golf Swing Fundamentals to Jump Start You Golf Game
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, a self-coaching approach to golf, literally places technology right into the hands of the golfer. Most golfers already have this capability of using a baseball-style golf swing mechanics, but they just aren’t aware of it yet. The major advantage of the ESPY Golf Swing is the ability for the golfer to simply Sync their elbow and Preset their wrists, using virtual boxing gloves, to allow the elbows to engage the shoulders for a significant mechanical advantage called sprocket mechanics. This was the very same technique that Mr. Arnold Palmer was working with President Eisenhower on at a Pro-Am in Pennsylvania for the American Heart Association. This was incident was noted in an article in Kingdom Magazine.
Mr. Palmer was trying to get the President to keep his right elbow close to his side during the initial part of the takeaway and the final part of the downswing. This is what I call synching and locking the right elbow, like the baseball player does.
Baseball Swing Vs. Golf Swing Caught in a Time-Lapse Photography
For decades, baseball players have realized the advantages of synching and locking the elbows with the shoulders, using their wristbands, or forearm muscles, to capitalize on the tremendous amount of power developed in the lower and upper body. Transferring this power is where the golfer realizes the advantages of the ESPY Golf Swing. Syncing the elbow and Presetting the wrists allows the forearms to produce speed http://goo.gl/8t3iDm. Sir Nick Faldo even commented on the importance of the forearms during the 2016 RBC Heritage Classic, on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Sir Nick Faldo stated, You have to play with strong forearms. Particularly two muscles, the Supinator muscle and Brachio-Radialis muscle. I call the Supinator muscle the SUPER-NATOR muscle because of the major role it plays.
Syncing the elbow (right elbow for the right-hander) and Presetting the wristbands allows the golfer to synchronize and Lock the right elbow with the shoulders. This is what is referred to as the CAMMING and CAMMING-OVER technique in the ESPY Golf Swing. A great mental image to set up this camming and camming-over technique is by using a simple pair of boxing gloves that are featured below. Pay close attention to the orientation of the wristbands in the diagram. You can see how the wristbands are orientated on the club handle, and this is key in syncing the elbow and setting the wrists properly.
This affords the golfer to take advantage of three key muscles, the Supinator muscle to SYNC, The Thenars (right and left thenar muscle), and finally the Brachio-Radialis muscle. By setting these muscles, the golfer can develop the natural muscle memory to naturally set up the golf swing sequence, without even having to consciously think about it.
Here’s another Yogisms- Yogi Berra asked a critical question about the batter in the batter box, How can you think and hit at the same time? The answer is the batter can, nor can the golfer do on the tee box.
The last thing the golfer wants to do is to consciously think about the golf swing on the tee box. The golf swing should be a subconscious maneuver, like Driving Hypnosis. While this condition is unsafe for driving a vehicle down the highway, it works great for driving a golf ball down the fairway.
The golfer who thinks on the tee box or any other golf shot just places a detour in their golf swing. Syncing the elbow and Presetting the wrists, or wristbands. is similar to having the passcode to unlock and allow the golfer to naturally execute the golf swing, without difficulty.
The Sync and preset are, essentially, the supination and pronation of the forearm and wristbands. Even Ben Hogan eluded to these two key maneuvers in his commentaries on the golf swing. Simply Syncing the elbow and presetting the wristbands establishes 80 percent of your golf swing. This also takes a tremendous amount of mental pressure off the golfer’s mind and relieves torque off the lumbar part of the golfer’s back, where most back problems form.
If you want to improve your golf swing mechanics, learn how to try in your golf glove, golf bag, and golf round for a different type of gloves, bag, and round. Not only will this help your golf game it will improve your strength, both mentally and physically. A punching bag workout will work to build muscle memory and physical strength in the whole body, but particularly the Supinator muscle, Thenar muscles, and Brachio-Radialis muscle. Each muscle is responsible for a particular maneuver and element.
To understand the Sync, Preset, and Yaw maneuvers and how to develop key muscle memory, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
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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 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 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!