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Inside the leather Classic Golf Swing Mechanics and simple golf swing tips for self-coaching techniques.
By: Charles W. Boatright
Author of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control
Developing the Lexis Classic Golf Swing Technique in Your Golf Game
Lexis is a classic golf swing self-coaching technique that allows the golfer to take their golf game seamlessly from the practice range to the golf course. The Lexis Self-Coaching Technique provides the golfer with the ability to focus with confidence, while reinforcing their golf swing fundamentals. The last thing the golfer wants to do on the golf course is to have to think about their golf swing sequence, which should be instinctive and natural.
THE SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST FACTOR– The golfer’s performance on the course isn’t based on what the golfer has practiced on the range, but on what the subconscious mind has performed on the golf course. Comparing the golfer’s practice on the range with performance on the course is like comparing a conversation with a close friend to that of public speaking.
A key to public speaking that can be used as an important golf swing fundamental is using the Lexis Technique. The golfer, like the speaker, can use key words to engage their memory of their golf swing sequence, on and off the golf course. The Lexis Technique develops two of the most important components in golf- Tempo and Rhythm.
REFERENCES– Tempo is a time element, while Rhythm is systematic arrangement of movement of elements, or the golfer’s golf swing sequence. Lexis is a stock of words or commands in a vocabulary, as opposed to grammar. Lexis would be compared to how a drill sergeant would issue one word commands.
The SYNC/PRESET Lexis Golf Swing Self-Coaching Technique
The premise of the Lexis Self-Coaching Technique is to have the golfer develop commands to engage their subconscious mind, without thinking. The subconscious mind contains prescribed motor skills and what I refer to as ESP in the golf swing sequence. ESP (ExtraSensory Performance) is what is referred to as muscle memory.
Like the drill sergeant issuing commands, the golfer can use word association, a self-coaching technique, during practice to be performed on the golf course. The Lexis Self Coaching Technique eliminates having to think and allows for automatic responses by the golfer.
Using Lexis, the golfer is actually linking a particular function in the golf swing sequence with an ESP and a motor skill, on and off the golf course. This is what Sports Psychologists call Sports Mental Imaging, where a word engages a reinforced muscle response. Lexis Self-Coaching Technique directly engages the golfer’s subconscious mind.
The golfer can use two to three Lexis verbs to refine and execute very specific maneuvers in their golf swing. Couple these Lexis verbs with very specific golf swing fundamentals and the golfer can develop instinctive and consistent golf shots from tee-to-green. This is like having cue cards in the golfer’s mind, where golf is actually played, like Bobby Jones, Sr. stated in his quote.
I have two (2) Lexis-type techniques that I use to preset my wrist action in the golf swing into the Lock Position, shown below, called SYNC and PRESET. Both Lexis techniques are commands that are linked to well-established motor skills and muscle response, on and off the golf course. The SYNC and PRESET techniques establish 80 percent of my golf swing with two simple maneuvers.
The SYNC and PRESET golf swing techniques are performed by maneuvers we perform each and every day called Dorsiflex and Pronation, illustrated below.
I have described each maneuver in my book where the golfer can understand and develop an instinctive golf swing sequence during practice and on the golf course. Below are brief descriptions of these two Lexis golf swing techniques for the right-handed golfer:
SYNC– Dorsiflex is a hinge action with the right hand, like preparing to toss a baseball to one’s left, sideways. Self Coaching Technique for the SYNC technique- The golfer takes their right Middle knuckle and traces the target line straight back from the golf ball, hinging the right wrist only.
PRESET– Pronation of the left wrist is like turning a lever clockwise. Self- Coaching Technique for the PRESET technique- Takes the left Index knuckle and rotates it under the right Thenar, the pad at the base of the right thumb.
NOTE: The Thenars are important muscles in the golf swing sequence, because the Thenars are the only muscles that have direct contact with the handle of the golf club.
After completing these two natural and instinctive techniques, the golfer’s wrists are placed into the Lock Position, shown below. When the golfer looks down in their practice swing at the Lock Position of the wrists, the golfer should see their wrists in the position below.
Sir Nick Faldo did one of the best training drill YouTube Videos on presetting the wrists entitled: The “Faldo” Pre-Set Drill – Perfect Top of Backswing Position . The only thing that was covered was how.
SYNC and PRESET to Add 30 to 50 More Yards Tee-to-Green
The golfer not only will pick up 30 to 50 additional yards in their golf shots, but will be more consistent in hitting more fairways and greens. This will feed the golfer’s confidence to help strengthen the golfer’s subconscious performance, not only on the golf course, but more importantly, during their regular practice sessions.
The golfer can’t improve just by working on 10 percent of their golf game, which is how most practice sessions are structured.
It is difficult for the golfer to engage their subconscious mind during their normal practice sessions. One reason is because the golfer is working on their conscious part of their golf game- mechanics, techniques, and golf swing sequence, and not developing motor skills and muscle responses (ESP). The subconscious mind represents 90 percent of the golfer’s performance. The golfer can’t improve just by working on 10 percent of their golf game, which is how most practice sessions are structured.
When I referred to regular practice sessions, I’m not just referring to the backyard or practice range work that the golfer does. I referring to breaks that you take at the office, in the living room or garage, or even those as part of your regular exercise program. Repetition is king in golf; the more the golfer can perform a specific golf swing technique using key Lexis commands, the more instinctive the golf swing sequence will become.
Also, using the Lexis Self-Coaching Technique allows the golfer to develop a good tempo and rhythm in their golf swing. I have a tendency to get too fast in my takeaway sequence. The slower the golfer can establish their takeaway, the more core muscles they can engage for power and clubhead speed.
I even built frame for my green, shown above, for putting, chipping, and pitching in my indoor facility for teaching and being able to add reps when performing the natural SYNC/PRESET golf swing sequence. The same SYNC/PRESET Technique used in chipping and pitching is also used in the full golf swing sequence. The secrete to executing effective chip and pitch shots is to make the follow through equal to your takeaway swing. This will create a nice and soft close up chip and pitch shots within the leather. Practicing your close up chip and pitch shots will improve your touch not only around the green, but making tee and layup shots.
Remember: Golf swing mechanics and techniques creates and leads feel for your golf swing sequence.
NOTE: The 3 FT. X 4 FT. chipping and pitching pad right of the putting green is where I chip and pitch from to get within the leather. The 3/4 Inch hinged plywood cover doubles as a backstop. I built a carrier, shown below, where I can roll the hinged cover around my facility with ease. The tarp behind the backdrop is for making full golf shots with driver all the way down to a sand wedge using the Almost Golf Balls that I featured in TACK ROOM below. Please visit my TACK ROOM for equipment to fine tune your golf game.
- When making full golf shots off the tarp, the objective is to have the Almost Golf Ball roll straight back to the chipping & pitching pad indicating you hit a straight golf shot.
- If the Almost Golf Ball comes off the tarp slightly to the left, you just hit a fade.
- If the Almost Golf Ball comes off the tarp slightly to the right, you just hit a draw.
- If the Almost Golf Ball comes off the tarp dramatically to the left, you just hit a slice.
- If the Almost Golf Ball comes off the tarp dramatically to the right, you just hit a hook.
A Lexis Self-Coaching Technique consists of three conditions the golfer must have in order to execute the (SYNC/PRESET/YAW) technique, based on an instinctive muscle response. Here are three practice conditions the golfer should have in their practice:
- Normal and routine tasks and conditions must exist.
- Rely on a high degree of relaxation, confidence, and ESP, or muscle response in setting up the SYNC, PRESET, and YAW maneuvers.
- The conscious and subconscious minds must be focused on two different situations.
To learn how to develop your own Lexis Golf Swing Coaching Technique and basic instinct golf swing sequence, 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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