By: Charles W. Boatright
SUBJECT- The DELTA Technique Geared Toward Golfers
The DELTA Technique has a triple golf function that allows the golfer to develop: a self-coaching technique, the tri-muscle preset, and a fitness forum. This provides the basis for the golfer to achieve a higher level of performance, based on the incremental learning process developed from a highly reliable muscle memory.
Muscle memory directly engages the golfer’s subconscious mind that is responsible for performing a consistent golf swing. An Incremental learning process is more effective in developing one’s golf game than long, infrequent practice sessions or golf lessons. If the golfer can schedule short, 10- minute relief sessions during each hour, 6 to 8 times per day, the golfer could retain more of their golf techniques. These relief sessions are suggested by Ergonomists for people working at a computer or workstation to relieve stress and tension. These relief sessions offer the golfer a great means to incorporate an hour-and-twenty minute self-coaching golf practice each day, which is more practice time than the average golfer gets in a week.
Improving the Retention of the Golfer’s Training Sessions
These relief sessions provide the golfer with three objectives: ergonomic techniques to improve your health and fitness, incorporate an incremental learning process to strengthen the golfer’s golf swing, and reinforce subconscious performance and focus for developing a ZONE-like performance. This incremental approach provides the golfer with a better learning process than if the golfer practiced for two-hours and took a 30-minute golf lesson each week. This is because an Incremental learning process is based on a self-coaching technique.
The retention from the self-coaching technique is 90 percent, as opposed to 25 percent from traditional golf lesson.
The Learning Retention Pyramid above reveals the reason why the incremental self-coaching technique is more effective than taking traditional golf lessons. The retention from the self-coaching technique is 90 percent, as opposed to 25 percent from traditional golf lesson. The other obstacle the golfer has to face is that their practice sessions are based off their golf lessons. If the golfer only retained 25 percent of the golf lesson, the golfer could possibly reinforce the wrong or incorrect swing technique.
Muscle Memory Development
The second component of the DELTA self-coaching technique is the term Apperception. This is at the base of the ASPEN Self-Coaching Pyramid shown below. Apperception is probably the most influential term in coaching or teaching. This allows the golfer to transfer a well-established muscle memory in their baseball-style swing and transfer it to their golf swing. There are two advantages of using the Apperception coaching technique- first, the well-developed muscle memory that was developed from the baseball-style swing; and, second, the young age at which most of us developed our baseball-style swing.
This Apperception coaching technique can even be based on the tennis swing or the table tennis movement. Both of these, like the baseball-style swing, develop three key muscle memories that the golfer relies heavily on in their golf swing.
The Key Muscles to sync and preset the golfer’s swing.
The ESPY DELTA technique focuses on three key muscles to Sync, Preset, and Yaw to execute the golfer’s swing (the Supinator, Thenar, and Brachio-Radialis muscles). These muscles form the base of the golfer’s DELTA, the triangle formed with the golfer’s left arm, right forearm, and shoulders. From The DELTA Golf Technique Figure below for the right-handed golfer, this would be the left Thenar, right Supinator, and Brachio-Radialis muscles. My book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control, goes into details on how these key muscle are established. I key in on these muscles during my incremental training sessions and on the course. I use the golf baton to assist me during my training sessions. If the golfer could key-in on these three muscles, that are key to 90 percent of all common task performed, during their training and golf game, the golfer could engage their subconscious mind to set up and execute a consistent golf swing with distance and control.
The DELTA Fitness Forum
The DELTA Fitness Forum represents the golfer’s:
- Diet- is based on the SR-925 Diet Program, a very effective diet program, where I lost eight-and-a-half inches over a nine-month period and have maintained my waistline of 29 inches since July 2015.
- Exercise- is based on The CASPER Workout Program specifically for golfers. This incorporates, for example, the Medicine Ball and a boxing bag workout. This allows the golfer to temporarily trade in their golf glove and golf bag for a different type of glove and bag. This is a full body workout that improves the golfer’s stamina.
- Lifestyle- to reduce stress and improve the behavior of the individual by managing the activities of their life with a balanced approach of relaxing both the mind and body.
- Time- By taking as little as 10- minutes out of each hour to improve an individual’s performance, health, and learning processes. Plus this allows the golfer to follow the CASPER Workout Program, three or four times per week.
- Awareness- Allowing the individual to become aware of their potential to have a greater amount of control over their life and golf game.
In the work that sport psychologists perform with golfers and other high performing athletes, the psychologists stress awareness to the golfer or athlete. The sport psychologists want the golfer or athlete to be aware of their surroundings, but not to focus on their surroundings or conditions. The key coaching technique for the golfer to adopt is to focus on the objective and be aware of their surroundings. Because surroundings and conditions change, but the objective of the golfer or athlete remains the same, which is to compete at their highest level possible.
To learn more about incorporating the DELTA Self-Coaching Technique, 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
My book can also be purchased at:
This book is a self-coaching forum that provides basic and advanced fundamentals to help you play golf with confidence and start lowering your handicap.
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:
Please include an exercise routine in your weekly schedule.
Also, learning The ESPY Golf Swing Coach process is an excellent way to develop Rhythm without experiencing the Blues in your golf game, learn how to take your baseball-style swing from the batter’s box to the tee box: