The QATSPY Sports Page 4 Golfers
By: Charles W. Boatright
Author of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control
At the end of the article is my QATSPY The TACK Room that list training equipment and gear that can be used for routine practice and provide the golfer with self-coaching techniques. I just added a major manufacturer’s product in my QATSPY TACK ROOM, a realistic putting green. Please check this very economical indoor putting green to improve your putting. BirdieBall® Putting Greens
The ESP Golf Swing Technique, a Sports Psychologist’s Approach to Improve the Golfer’s Performance
ESP (ExtraSensory Performance) is a golf swing technique that uses specific words or phrases to develop what is called Focus Phrase Technology. This ESP golf swing technique is the same process used by therapists for stress-reduction and for meditation methods. This ESP golf swing technique develops a quiet mind, reducing the noise or interference between the conscious and the subconscious mind.
FIRST, it is extremely important for the golfer to understand how their mind will function once on the golf course versus practicing their golf swing sequence on the range or in the backyard. The golfer will use their conscious mind to practice their golf swing Sequence, Techniques, and Procedures (STP) on the range or while taking lessons. The issue is the golfer’s subconscious mind containing their Horsepower (HP), consisting of golf swing mechanics, made up of fine and gross motor skills and muscle memory.
It is natural for the golfer to consciously concentrate on their golf swing Sequence, Techniques, and Procedures during their practice sessions and lessons. The problem with this is that the conscious mind only has influence for the first two holes or shots, before the subconscious mind takes over the golfer’s game. This is the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Syndrome.
While the golfer will use their conscious mind to practice, I can assure the golfer that they will use their subconscious mind to play golf on the course. The subconscious mind is responsible for 90 percent of the golfer’s performance, based on perception of their senses. The senses are extremely powerful.
The Power of Word Association, The ESP Golf Swing Technique
The key to ESP (ExtraSensory Performance) is using key words or phrases to sync the conscious mind with that of the subconscious mind. The closer these are linked together, the better the golfer’s performance. The subconscious mind works based on forming mental images with key word association. Sports Psychologists refer to this technique as Focus Phrase that, in turn, creates Sport Mental Imagery.
The ESP golf swing technique uses two simple key words of SYNC/PRESET and kickboxing gloves to create the important wrist action in the golf swing and the mental imaging. The Word association and kickboxing gloves directly link the conscious mind with the subconscious mind, based on feel and vision. The SYNC/ PRESET elements have specific trigger points that are used to place the golfer’s wrists into the Lock Position, Shown below.
These trigger points create the essential muscle memory that the subconscious mind can use to execute a consistent golf swing sequence. The key trigger points are the Hamate bone in each wrist and the two nodules on the golfer’s lower forearms, called Ulna Styloid Process (USP). These are critical to develop the golfer’s muscle memory in the subconscious mind and the golf swing sequence in the conscious mind. This is the missing link in the golfer’s golf game.
Another tip to learn to properly preset your wrists with the USP (Ulna Styloid Process) is using the logo on your golf glove. The mental image is to pronate or rotate the lead wrist to turn the logo toward the golf ball. I just gave a lessons to a young lady where this golf swing technique was very successful.
The ESP golf swing technique creates the IN THE ZONE performance, where the golfer’s subconscious mind becomes the predominant force, or component. Remember the Caddyshack movie and the Be the Ball quote:
Ty Webb- played by Chevy Chase mentioned to Danny Noonan- played by Michael O’Keefe: I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball.
The Missing Link in the Golfer’s Game
The conscious mind consists of the golfer’s sequences with the elements of SYNC/PRESET/YAW technique that provides a routine to directly engage the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind, consisting of the golfer’s golf swing mechanics, consists of both gross and fine motor skills and muscle memory.
Gross motor skills are developed before the age of five. The Fine motor skills are developed between the age of seven and nine. This is why it is important to get kids involved in sports at a young age. The baseball swing and golf swing are so similar that the wrist action in the baseball swing can be used to build the golf swing.
Muscle memory doesn’t reside in the muscles themselves, but in the brain through well-established nerve pathways. A great example of developing the golfer’s muscle memory is compared to using maps, like Google Maps, to drive to an unfamiliar designation. The driver, at first, has to depend on the map to develop a pathway to their destination without getting lost and frustrated.
As the driver repeats the pathway or route, several times, the driver becomes more familiar with the route and the driver’s subconscious mind takes over driving where they no longer have to think through the process. The subconscious mind recognizes certain landmarks (Trigger Points) with the mind’s eye. The driver’s conscious mind that had to concentrate on navigating the route, now can focus on another objective and be relaxed, driving along a scenic route.
Sports Psychologists use a form of Driving Hypnosis routine, that I call ESP, to develop the athlete’s muscle memory. There are three specific conditions that must be in place to develop ESP:
- Normal and routine tasks and conditions must exist.
- Rely on a high degree of relaxation, confidence, and muscle memory.
- The conscious and subconscious minds are focused on two different situations.
The first condition is essential for the golfer to establish where the golfer’s practice and playing conditions are similar to each other, which means that the golfer must play how they practice, and practice how they play.
If the golfer’s practice and lessons are not under the same routine tasks or conditions as on the golf course, the golfer’s subconscious mind can default to conditions of that of the course. This means the subconscious mind will employ routines, tasks, and conditions that match those of the golf course and not the practice sessions or golf lessons. The subconscious mind will not recognize the long hours spent practicing or taking golf lessons, but will default to conditions that they last played under.
If you ever wonder why you can’t take your practice sessions and golf lessons to the golf course, this is the reason why.
The golfer’s subconscious mind, instead of using recent golf swing techniques that the golfer spent hours working on during practice or golf lessons, will actually sabotage these. If there is a conflict between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind, the subconscious mind wins. This is why golfers experience disconnect and confusion on the golf course.
To learn to take your STP golf game from practice to the golf course, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, a Self-Coaching Technique and simple Sports Psychology enabling the golfer to take the baseball swing sequence from the batter’s box to the tee box.
My book can also be purchased on-line at:
Training Assisted Coaching Kiosk
The TACK Room is list of training equipment and gear that I use in my routine practice and self-coaching techniques. The golfer can incorporate this equipment and gear into their routine practice sessions to help develop techniques to improve their mechanics, or muscle memory, on a consistent basis. Before a golfer can develop their golf swing sequence feel, they first will need to develop and establish their golf swing mechanics. The following are training equipment and gear that I have personally purchased and use in my self-coaching approach.
The golfer can use the TRACK Room as a Kiosk to link to the manufacturer and distributor websites to purchase this training equipment and gear. Just by selecting the images below, the manufacture or distributor site can be accessed.
BirdieBall® Putting Greens
Develop a complete Tee-To-Green practice session in the convenience of your home or office. To complete the golfer’s practice session, the golfer will need to have access to a putting surface. Without installing an expensive artificial green in your backyard, the golfer can use an affordable option of the storable BirdieBall® putting greens that has realistic, undulating surfaces and green speeds that match those of an actual green on the golf course. This can be placed in the garage, spear room, or in a business sitting.
To improve one of the most important areas of the golfer’s game, putting, look at the BirdieBall® website to build your own putting green to fit your needs and budget:
Almost Golf Balls®
To help develop a more effective golf training exercise in your backyard or vacant field, I would recommend purchasing a dozen or more of the Almost Golf Balls® from LIBERTY Health Supply. Please select one of the products below to purchase these golf balls that simulate the actual golf ball, without the concern for property damage or personal injury to others. These balls only travel a third of the distance of an actual golf ball, up to 100 yards.
Pack of 10:
Pack of 36:
If you use the Promo Code: ALMOSTGOLF, you will receive free shipment on any order of Almost Golf Balls® from LIBERTY Health Supply.
I have a utility bag full of these Almost Golf Balls that I practice with, three to four hours per day, four days per week.
Health and Fitness Program Golf Exercise for Power
This book is based on a self-coaching forum (ASPEN Pyramid). The ASPEN Self-Coaching Technique provides the beginner and advanced single-digit handicap golfer with a safe, ergonomic classic golf swing mechanics. The ASPEN forum for coaching golf provides basic skills for more power and control in the golf swing sequence without debilitating injuries that are common with some modern-day golf swings. As part of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach forum is a workout program that includes golf exercises with medicine ball designed especially for golfers.
I have also included a FREE SR925 Diet program that anyone can access, where I lost over 40 pounds and 7.5-inches in my waist within nine-months. I went from 37.5 inches in November of 2014 down to 30.0 inches in July of 2015 with the effective SR925 Diet Program that I developed, see detailed below. REMEMBER an easy RULE-OF-RULE to determine if you have a healthy BMI, you can take half your height; and your waistline should fall below this figure.
Please take advantage of my SR925 Diet Program, where I lost 6 inches in my waist in 3- months (FREE of CHARGE) with the CASPER Fitness Program, detailed in Section 20 of my book, great golf swing workout:
One component in my CASPER Fitness Program that I follow is using a Medicine Ball golf swing workout to perform what I call Stocking the Shelves, illustrated below in the figure:
A part of the CASPER Fitness Program are golf exercises with medicine ball – that includes Stocking the Selves and medicine ball exercises Burpees. For endurance and a full body workout, I also include a boxing glove-punching bag exercise.
Please include an exercise routine in your weekly schedule.
Operation DOG TAG
Sports, such as golf, along with fitness and an exercise regimen that includes yoga, has been proven to be a great Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for trauma victims. Veterans and those who have experienced a traumatic situation where the mind has been traumatized and disrupted can use golf and yoga to help re-establish connection and pathways in the brain. Golf also provides an excellent opportunity for trauma victims to reconnect in a social setting to develop a dialogue without the pressures of clinical visits.
Section 2- Operation DOG TAG | Objectives and Scope
Section 3- Operation DOG TAG| STRUCTURE GUIDELINES
THE LOCKER ROOM a source for golf tips
Please visit “The Locker Room” for an Index of all my golf articles to improve your golf game and life. Discover how you can take your baseball swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
Learn How to take your baseball-style golf swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
Time-lapse photography that I reviewed during my Kinesiology Xerox Box Golf Research Project compared the golf swing vs. baseball swing and how similar the Sync/Preset wrist action in the golf swing was to the baseball swing sequence.
Here’s the QUESTION: How many times standing in the batter’s box did you think about your golf swing mechanics, techniques, or elements. Your were only focused on the pitch. Why not use the same Outlier technique in golf.
Sir Nick Faldo demonstration of the Preset Golf Swing Technique
One of Sir Nick Faldo’s first golf swing fundamentals that he learned as demonstrated in this YouTube video entitled The Preset golf swing technique. Nick Faldo discussed the WHAT, but didn’t explained the HOW in his YouTube video.
The Sync/Preset Elements in The ESPY Golf Swing Coach explains how to setup the classic golf swing maneuver to place the wrists into the key Lock Position. This was the same golf swing technique used by David Duval during an interview with Charlie Rymer on Golf Channel. These two Videos are probably two of the best Videos to discuss the wrist action in the golf swing.
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A Recommendation for your Golf Game:
I would like to recommend an interesting radio program that I regularly listen to originating from my home state Arkansas on my I-Heart Radio app on KARN 102.9 FM station, out of Little Rock. 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.