The QATSPY Golfer’s Sports Page: Golf Swing Tips
By: Charles W. Boatright
Time-Lapse Photography Golf Swing Routine for Better Game Management
Part of my Xerox Box Golf Project included reviewing time-lapse photography of the golf swing vs. baseball swing and comparing them side-by-side the two swings. This allows the golfer to use an excellent golf game management technique called Golf Apperception. This allows the golfer to utilize a well developed skill in their baseball-style swing to fine-tune their golf swing mechanics for more consistency and confidence. Golf Apperception, or Golf APP for short, is a unique term and technique that is a part of the ASPEN self-coaching app. Apperception is a significant term that can be applied directly to your golf game to develop a strong mental image, memory, or feeling, based on what I found in the time-lapse photography of the golf swing vs. baseball swing. If you’ve ever noticed Jason Day standing behind his golf ball with his eyes closed, he is visualizing his time-lapse golf swing and shot before he actually takes the shot.
Time-lapse photography played in your mind during the pre-shot routine is like the golfer performing a mental walk-through of their golf shot even before they actually take the golf shot. This is like déjà vu all over again in golf, in a time-lapse golf swing sequence or mental walk-through. This is like the performance of the second golfer taking the second golf shot, the second man/woman always does better job.
You’ve undoubtedly experienced the situation where your second chance at a golf shot usually has better results than your first golf shot. This déjà vu process of a mental walk-through is taking advantage of the self-coaching app, Apperception, technique where the golfer is taking a golf shot that they have already made in their mind. It is like the second man or woman making the first golf shot.
The Time-Lapse Golf Swing Routine in the Pre-Shot Routine
In my golf game management process, I go through my own time-lapse golf swing mental walk-through routine while standing behind my golf ball. I would like to make an important distinction between thinking about my routine and visualizing my mental walk-through routine of mine golf shot. The very worst thing a golfer can do while either behind or over their golf ball is to actually think. Thinking is a conscious process, while feeling or muscle memory is a subconscious process of mental focus like a performing a mental walk-through. The subconscious mind functions best with mental images and mental walk-through, like time-lapse photography are utilized.
Apperception- Relying on Previous Motor Skills and Muscle Memory that You Already Have Developed
One of the best examples of Apperception technique is the simple walking process. When you are walking, you aren’t thinking about all of the muscle commands and control it takes to actually walk. You’re walking is based on motor skills and muscle memory you have already developed since 18 to 24-months. The only issue you are focusing on while walking is your destination. This is the very same approach the golfer needs to take on the golf course during their game management process.
The advantage of the Quintessential Apperception Technique (QAT) in the ESPY Golf Swing Coach is that it takes advantage of a previously developed motor skill and muscle memory. This muscle memory is either developed in baseball, softball, or the even in tennis with a two-handed-type swing. These allows the golfer to integrate this muscle memory and motor skills from these athletic skills into their golf swing. This is like the golfer taking their baseball swing from the batter’s box to the tee box. Or the golfer taking their two-handed-type tennis swing from the tennis court to the course.
The Xerox Box Golf Project, Kinesiology Project
In my Xerox Box Golf Project for a kinesiology class that I took, I viewed hours of time-lapse photography of the golf swing vs. baseball swing that I studied in detail for my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, that compares the two swings frame-by-frame. I spent seven years researching data, reviewing photographs, and conducting interviews that formed the basis of my book that uses the QAT, Quintessential Apperception Technique, for this self-coaching approach to the golf swing.
The Xerox Box Golf Project was a project that I was doing for a final in my Kinesiology class. I had to pick a particular sport to study in detail, so I selected the golf swing, mainly due to the injuries that were occurring to golfers who use the modern-day golf swing techniques. A lot of these injuries weren’t there twenty-years ago. But now, golfers are experiencing lower back and other medical issues. I wanted to look at time-lapse photography and compare the modern-day golf swing with the classic Bobby Jones, Sr. golf swing. There are YouTube Videos the golfer can access of the classic Bobby Jones golf swing that will show his techniques.
Be Your Own Golf Swing Coach on the Course
There are several resources that indicate the best approach to improving your golf game and game management is using an Apperception self-coaching APP process. Even Sir Nick Faldo, a pro-golfer and golf commentator on NBC, states that the golfer has to learn to be their own golf coach on the golf course. This Apperception self-coaching APP process is a very important component in your golf game management for confidence. Nothing replaces the golfer’s confidence on the golf course. The Self-coaching APP uses a very familiar baseball-style golf swing to establish the golfer’s golf swing sequence.
I have developed a mental walk-through Apperception time-lapse golf swing that contains the three Ergonomic elements of Sync, Preset, and Yaw that help me to establish my golf swing sequence with confidence. This ESPY Self-coaching App takes advantage of the body’s biomechanics and baseball-style swing to produce a consistent golf swing with distance and control, including power and speed.
To learn more about how to develop your own time-lapse golf swing, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
My book can also be purchased at Edwin Watts Golf Store in Jackson, Mississippi. Phone No. 601-956-8784
820 East County Line Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157
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:
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