The QATSPY Sports Page 4 Golfers
By: Charles W. Boatright
Author of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control
How to Use a 2-Dollar Bill to Develop a Classic Golf Swing Technique
A 2-Dollar Bill classic golf swing technique can provide the golfer with three of the biggest golf swing advantages. ONE is the mental image to start the takeaway swing, the SECOND is the mental image to start the downswing, and THIRD is the follow-through. The takeaway, downswing, and the follow-through are probably three of the biggest golf swing techniques that a golfer must develop to achieve consistency in their golf game.
NOTE: The 2-Dollar Bill or any other denomination isn’t actually used in this golf swing technique, but is used only as a mental prop to create a mental image. PLEASE DO NOT use actual money. If you need an actual golf training aid, cut cardboard to the dimension of an actual dollar bill.
Most generally the dollar bill golf swing technique is used for bunker shots as I described in Sec. 13.6.4 of my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, to be able to hit behind and under the golf ball to get the ball up and out of the bunker. Here in this instance the 2-Dollar bill is used to fine tune your impact with the golf ball. The 2-Dollar bill can actually be used to develop a nice rhythm and great tempo into the impact area of with the ball.
I developed a classic golf swing technique to help both the amateur and the professional golfer to make a consistent takeaway, downswing, and follow-through. These three golf swing techniques include a coaching technique called Apperception, or Context-based learning. This Apperception coaching technique requires the golfer to use a different type of glove to establish the proper wrist action in the golf swing.
The way to think about and use the golf swing coaching technique Apperception is to think about the aperture on a camera. The aperture on a camera is an opening to expose the film to light coming from a image and being capture by what once was film, but now is a digitally recorded.
The only thing the golfer needs to do using Apperception is to trade in their golf glove for a pair of kickboxing gloves and to use a 2-Dollar Bill to understand the wrist action in the golf swing, as noted below in the illustration, in the takeaway, downswing, and the follow-through. Think about the kickboxing gloves as the image your trying to capture in your mind.
The golfer, using the kickboxing gloves, is keying in on a small carpal bone in the wrist and the Thenar muscle. The kickboxing gloves allow the golfer to distinguish between the lower forearm and the wrist. A major issue in a lot of golf swings and coaching techniques is the lack of distinguishing between the golfer’s lower forearm and the wrist. The area where the golfer would wear their wristwatch is not their wrist, for this is the lower forearm.
The 2-Dollar Bill Takeaway Golf Swing Technique
The wrist action in the golf swing is just above the wristband on the boxing gloves. Setting the proper wrist action in the golf swing is critical, as uniquely demonstrated by Sir Nick Faldo in his YouTube video entitled: The “Faldo” Pre-Set Drill – Perfect Top of Backswing Position. Also a demonstration of this wrist action in the golf swing was done in an interview that Charlie Rymer did with David Duval on Golf Channel.
The kickboxing gloves just make it easier for golfer to develop a mental image to help train their minds to create the correct muscle memory in the takeaway, downswing, and the follow-through golf swing sequence. Also, the kickboxing gloves make for a great workout routine that is a part of the CASPER Fitness Program by using an 80-pound EVERLAST punching bag.
The punching bag workout builds strength in the wrist and helps build stamina, both of which are important. Just be sure to impact the bag between the picky and the ring knuckle. This is where that small carpal bone I refer to, called the Triquetrum, is located. The Triquetrum bone is aligned with the Ulna bone. This makes for a great axis to use in the golf swing sequence to establish the correct wrist action in the golf swing.
The 2-Dollar Bill Downswing Techniques
One of the best downswing techniques that I have discovered and have used is what I call the 2-Dollar Bill Golf Swing Technique. This provides not just one mental image for the golfer to start their downswing, but three. The golfer using the 2-Dollar Bill Golf Swing Technique can create a feel for the downswing by mentally aiming just behind the 2 Dollar Bill placed under the ball. This creates the wider swing arc and follow-through the golfer wants.
The second training technique that the 2-Dollar Bill Golf Swing Technique does is that it allows the golfer to keep the clubhead on the desired target line through impact to transfer the power in the form of momentum through the golf ball. Momentum produced by the follow-through is very seldom referred to in golf lessons in developing power. But, momentum is a critical component to create power for distance in golf.
The third training technique that the 2-Dollar Bill Golf Swing Technique does is that it allows the golfer to provide control, or shape, to their golf shots (Draw or Fade). Power and distance are great, but if the golfer doesn’t have the control factor, they are missing a vital component in their golf swing.
If you want to see the importance of control in golf shots, just look at the 2018 Open and the 2018 PGA Championship, where Tiger Woods missed fairways. At the 2018 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods, on the last day of the tournament, hit one fairway out of seven on the front nine. What Tiger Woods lost in missed fairways, he made up with his fantastic Iron game.
The Approach to Your Golf Game is Important
Tiger Woods’ Iron game proves an important point that I wrote about in an article entitled: THE MOST IMPORTANT APPROACH TO YOUR GOLF GAME STRATEGIES IS HOW YOU APPROACH THE STRIKE ZONE. This article highlights the importance of the approach shot into the green is to improve your putting accuracy. If you can get your approach shot within 8- feet of the pin, your putting percentages have just improved to 54 percent, from 31 percent.
The shaping shots technique using the 2-Dollar Bill provides the golfer with a great mental image. The image below of the 2-Dollar Bill Golf Swing Technique shows three paths that the clubhead can take into the golf ball to produce a straight shot, a draw, and a fade. After the golfer sets their feet and their key thumb, as discussed in my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, in Section 13.4.1, the golfer can create the proper impact and follow-through of the clubhead using the 2- Dollar Bill.
To learn how to use a 2 Dollar Bill in your golf game, 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
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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.