The QATSPY Golf Sports Page: Simple Golf Swing Tips
By: Charles W. Boatright
Classic Golf Swing- More than Just Mechanics and Athletics, but True Grit
On Saturday mornings I usually tune-in to KARN 102.9 FM, out of Little Rock, Arkansas, at 7:00 am CT, on the I-Heart Radio app. KARN broadcasts a radio show at this time called Arkansas Fairways & Greens that is produced by Bob Steel and is sponsored by the Arkansas State Golf Association, or the ASGA. Even though the radio show is about the sport of golf from Little Rock, Arkansas, the show goes far beyond the boundaries of golf and Arkansas.
Mental forum for coaching golf provides an excellent example of how skills developed for golf can extends beyond the boundaries of the golf course. The mission of the Arkansas State Golf Association is to get young men and women of all ages and backgrounds into the mental game of golf to provide an athletic outlet to the common person. The lessons learned on the golf course allow the common person to reach beyond the boundaries of the golf course.
Albert Einstein, one of the greatest thinkers, had a great quote about how we can excel at performing just common activities- Excellence is doing a common thing in an uncommon way. Achieving excellence isn’t based on one’s perfection or ability, but on one’s perseverance and patience, a great forum for coaching golf. Golf is an excellent sport to teaching perseverance, patience and purpose, without these the golfer will find it difficult to succeed at golf and life.
Bobby Jones’, one of the greatest golfer, quote stated- Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears. While this might be daunting to some, it gives the common golfer encouragement, because golf like life is more mental than physical. With persistence, patience, and purpose, the common golfer, with average athletic skills or even physical limitation, can enjoy the sport of golf.
Golf is an Excellent Outreach to our Veterans “Operation Dog Tag”
Golf is not only for those seeking an athletic activity, but excellent outreach for our Veterans who are returning from the battle field. I have developed a unique forum for coaching golf called Operation Dog Tag to provide organizations with the ability to use golf to help our Veterans dealing with PTSD. These are listed below, and are FREE for organizations to use. The PGA has been using the benefits of golf to reach out to Veterans returning from service since World War One, in 1917.
- Section 1- Operation DOG TAG | GOLF CBT Intervention for PTSD
- Section 2- Operation DOG TAG | Objectives and Scope
- Section 3- Operation DOG TAG| STRUCTURE GUIDELINES
If the game of golf teaches anything to us, it teaches the golfer the mental advantages of persistence, patience, and purpose. This approach to the mental game of golf can be best summarized by President Calvin Coolidge:
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
I included President Calvin Coolidge statement in my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, that focuses and highlights the importance of persistence, patience, and purpose. These three attributes form what I refer to as the mental horsepower, or true grit in golf a forum for coaching golf. The components of the mental horsepower of golf are described in Sections 5.4 and 5.5 of my book.
Section 5.4-5 True Grit, the Mental Horsepower
If golf teaches two inescapable attributes, these are that the common golfer can learn how to take failure and develop the irreplaceable experience, and use success to build confidence, both on and off the golf course. Golf is a skill that a person can use to enhance their business and personal opportunities.
The following excerpt is from Section 5.4 of my book:
5.4 If education was presented in terms of true grit and sportsmanship, there would be no limit to what a person could accomplish in life. True grit, with sportsmanship, perseverance and integrity provide the mental horsepower. In most organized sports, sportsmanship is included as part of the athlete’s curriculum, especially golf. Sportsmanship includes such characteristics as humility, integrity, commitment, perseverance, respect, honor, honesty, fairness, sacrifice, responsibility, preparation, discipline, trustworthiness, and a hard work ethic, to name a few.
5.5 True grit, with sportsmanship, is easier for most people to grasp and understand. Sportsmanship centers on athletes taking responsibility for their own actions. When athletes take responsibility for their actions, the separation between perception and reality closes. True grit is being able to exhibit the quiet strength of perseverance, self-reliance, confidence, and integrity. Athletes understand that confidence is derived from the quiet strength of an old proverb: In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. Keep in mind that more can be learned from a loss or failure than from a win, especially if the lesson from the loss is used to build confidence and gain experience.
Golf requires the common person to push themselves beyond their comfort ZONE into the Challenger ZONE, the mental game of golf. Yogi Berra had a Yogism referencing the mental game of golf in his reference about baseball- Baseball (or golf, in the case) is 90 percent mental, and the other half is physical.
You’ve got to love Yogi’s Yogism and his math. How can one go beyond a hundred percent of their capabilities? This is where frustration develops the golfer’s determination to develop the golfer’s mental forum for coaching golf. Without frustration and determination, the golfer can’t access the mind’s potential.
I would like to dedicate Operation Dog Tag to Colonel Robert C. Boatright who served his country in World War II, Korea, and the Vietnam Wars.
To develop the forum for coaching golf and the challenger Zone, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
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Health and Fitness Program Golf Exercise for Power
This book is based on a self-coaching forum (ASPEN Pyramid) that provides the beginner and advance single-digit handicap golfer with safe ergonomic classic golf swing for more power and control without debilitating injuries that are common with some modern-day golf swings. As part of the ESPY Golf Swing Coach is a workout program designed especially for golfers and a effective diet program detailed below:
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, great golf swing workout:
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 for confidence; learn how to take your baseball-style swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
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A Recommendation for your Golf Game:
I would like to recommend an interesting radio program that I regularly listen to from my home state Arkansas 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 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.
Once you learn WHY, you don’t forget HOW!
Two decisions that you can make for yourself and your kids are to get a copy of my book and place the book and a golf club into their hands. You will never look back, but only forward. You will not miss with this for yourself and/or your kids.