The QATSPY Sports Page 4 Golfers
By: Charles W. Boatright
Author of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control
Sports: Importance of Context-Based Curriculum in Schools
There are many advantages of including sports in a school’s curriculum and getting students to take part in athletics, especially in a competitive sport. Even if athletics isn’t your strong suit, the fitness that sports provides is essential. Competitiveness in sports promotes sportsmanship that can transcend athletics into the personal and professional areas of life, even in politics. This ability to use lessons learned in sports for life is called Context-based learning, or Apperception.
Context-based learning curriculum uses sports, for example, to develop learning skills, like using both failures and successes to form important coping and social skills. The athlete realizes that not all games are home games. That crowd won’t be there to cheer you on to a win over your opponent. The coping skills, or sportsmanship, are developed from perseverance, practice, procedures, and confidence that allow the athlete to execute their game plan under adverse conditions.
Sportsmanship is more than exhibiting respect and integrity in the face of a loss or adversity. Sportsmanship is being able to demonstrate persistence, regardless of the opposition or obstacles being encountered. Sports teaches that the best response to failure isn’t with retaliation and/or resentment, but persistence and the ability to focus on the basics fact-based procedures.
News Flash– You’re not going to win every game that you participate in. And life doesn’t give out trophies, just for participating.
Life offers something so much more valuable than a trophy; it offers an invaluable experience that goes a long way to building one’s confidence and composure, or true grit. You can’t teach experience or true grit; it has to be earned through failures and a lot of hard work.
I discuss the importance of Sportsmanship in Section 5.4 of my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, which includes such characteristics as: confidence, respect, humility, integrity, commitment, perseverance, gratitude, honor, honesty, fairness, sacrifice, responsibility to yourself and others, respect for others and the game, friendship, discipline, trustworthiness, and a hard work ethic, just to name a few. An athlete can use sportsmanship as a positive influence in working with others and through difficult situations.
There is another aspect of sportsmanship that is missing in today’s society, and that is letting your game speak for itself. Trash talking is entertaining, and adds to the hype of an event. But it does little to improve one’s performance on the field. The very worst thing an athlete can do is to start believing their own hype.
The Effects of Sportsmanship on Society
Sportsmanship can go a long way in showing respect and courtesy to others, even your opponent. Sportsmanship isn’t restricted just to the field of play, but should extend to the fanbase as well. All of the attributes of sportsmanship should be exhibited to the opposing team and fans. Sportsmanship must be based on the fact that all people are created equal, with equal opportunity Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness that includes ability to compete and to work hard toward one’s success. One of the cornerstones of the Golden Rule is- To treat others how you would like them to treat you.
Recent social media posts and statements, even from members of Congress, have highlighted the lack of sportsmanship and respect for others. Case in point is the Dean of Journalism, Dr. Charles N. Davis, at the University of Georgia, who extended a simple congratulations to his longtime friend, the Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp.
Dr. Charles N. Davis, a Democrat, was ridiculed. scorned, and jeered on Twitter for sending his longtime friend a congratulatory tweet. This was prompted by certain members of Congress to harass and intimidate their opponent in public.
This, I believe, was the reason for scorn that Dr. Charles Davis received from his followers. This says more about those tweeting their disdain for Dr. Davis for putting friendship above politics. Friendship should be a precious commodity that shouldn’t be jeopardized over politics.
A price on loyalty among friends can’t be assessed, and friendship should trump an allegiance to any political organization or group. Any organization that doesn’t respect or uphold a person’s right to free association says more about their lack of respect and support for our Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
The Lack of Sportsmanship in Our Society
Thirty to forty years ago, the main form of interaction and entertainment among kids was sports, whether they were organized or pickup games in vacant lots. As soon as kids got home from school or during the summer months, sports was the main form of interaction and entertainment. This developed social skills and dialogue between kids.
When there was a dispute, kids had to work out their differences among themselves to reach a consensus to continue the game. Example of some disputes– was it a foul ball or not; was it a touchdown or not type-issues. Even if the consensus didn’t reflect what actually occurred, both sides accepted the final decision and carried on with the game.
Now with computers, X-boxes, and I-phones taking over a major part of our lives, we have lost our social skills of working out differences through debate to reach a consensus. We find it easier to delegitimize, not only the person’s position, but the person themselves, instead of offering positions based on their own merits and letting the facts prove the point. We have found it easier to discredit the other person than debate our points.
Sports is an Essential Part of a Student’s Curriculum
The importance of sports, like golf, in school’s curriculum is the development of social skills and the ability to work through challenges. Sportsmanship is just one component of sports. Sports is essential for the mental and social development of a community. Competition is imperative in a society in order to reach the best solution and best practices.
It’s not that difficult to incorporate sports into the student’s curriculum. Even in a homeschool curriculum, sports can be introduced with minimum cost, infrastructure, or exposure to injuries. The sport of golf is an excellent athletic activity that can be played as a team or an individual sport.
Most golf courses and state golf associations have established programs to assist parents in getting their child into golf and competition. Golf has extended past academics and into the fabric of business relationships. The relationships that are formed tee-to-green on the golf course far surpass those in the boardroom. If you become a low to single-digit handicapper, you will attract the interest of a lot of people, including customers and colleges.
Colleges are making a conservative effort to attract homeschooled students, based on their academics alone. But throw in a low handicap in golf and social skills developed in golf, and you have conditions where colleges and businesses are seeking these attributes.
To assist parents with incorporating the sport of golf into the student’s curriculum, 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 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 on-line at:
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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.
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.
Additional Motivation to Develop a Fitness Program
If you need addition motivation, which the subconscious mind works from and consist of 90 percent of the classic golf swing, include a fitness and exercise program designed for the golfer daily schedule. This type of exercise provides the critical overload underload training to improve the golfer’s power and speed in the golfer’s game, please look at another golf fitness enthusiast: The Fit Golfer Girl
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
ESPY Golf Swing Coach- Rhythm Without the Blues
ESPY Golf Swing Coach- ESPY Golf App Develops the golfer’s Rhythm w/o creating the golfer’s Blues. The ESPY Golf Swing helps the golfer establish the correct wrist action in golf swing demonstrated by David Duval in an interview with Charlie Rymer on Golf Channel.
Also, learning The ESPY Golf Swing Coach process is an excellent way to develop natural Rhythm without experiencing the Blues in your golf game to build confidence; learn how to take your baseball-style swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
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 don’t 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.
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.