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The 4-5 Wristwatch Golf Swing Technique for Tempo and Rhythm
The standard wristwatch is probably one of the best golf swing techniques that the golfer could use on the golf course to assist in setting the correct wrist action in the golf swing for timing. The golfer’s timing consists of tempo and rhythm, as mentioned by Yogi Berra in his quote about the baseball-type swing- You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing and technique, it’ll go. My grandfather added the words ‘and technique’ to the Yogi Berra quote.
For the right-handed golfer, the golfer would typically wear their wristwatch on their left lower forearm, which is perfect for this golf swing technique. I mentioned in my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, that the left forearm leads and the right forearm rides along for the right-hander. There is a nodule located on the left lower forearm just above the left pinky knuckle, and it is called the Ulnar Styloid Process (USP), shown in the illustration in the next section.
I typically wear my GPS wrist rangefinder when I play golf. But you can still imagine where 12, 4, and 5 o’clock positions would be, in relation to this USP nodule. This USP nodule is critical in presetting the golfer’s wrist action in the golf swing. This also allows the golfer to sync their right elbow with their right side. Sir Nick Faldo refers to this sync golf swing technique as the tucking of the elbow to the side.
It is key for the golfer to understand the anatomy of the wrist and the lower forearm. IMPORTANT: The wrist isn’t where the golfer would wear their wristwatch, or GPS wrist rangefinder, for this is the lower forearm. The wrists consist of eight tiny bones and two of the strongest and most dexterous muscles in the body that have direct contact with the handle of the golf club. These two muscles are the Thenars, shown below.
A wristwatch and a pair of kickboxing gloves offers great training for this golf swing technique for the golfer to use to assist them in syncing and presetting their lead forearm with their lead wrist. A number of Golf swing coaches discuss bowing and cocking the lead wrist, especially at the top of the swing. This wristwatch golf swing technique just does it at the preset element. This follows along with what Bobby Jones, Sr. and Ben Hogan wanted to establish in each of their golf swings. The wristwatch and kickboxing gloves are among some of the best golf training devices that the golfer can actually feel and use in their golf swing training.
Using the Wristwatch Process Golf Swing Technique
The best means to use the 4-5 wristwatch golf swing technique is to place the face of the wristwatch over the golfer’s left Ulnar Styloid Process (1) (USP), just as shown in the illustration below, for the right-handed golfer.
The golfer wants to feel and visualize taking a Daylight Saving Time approach where the golfer would spring forward, by moving the 4:00 o’clock position to the 5:00 o’clock position in the direction of the second bone in the forearm by rotating the Ulnar Styloid Process (USP). This second bone is called the Radial bone. The feeling the golfer wants to develop is rotating the 4:00 o’clock position to where the 5:00 o’clock position is toward the head of the Radial Bone. Make sure this rotation, or preset, maneuver is toward the head of the Radial Bone.
The golfer can help shape their golf shots by altering the rotation of the USP in regards to their Radial Bone. Remember the steeper swing plane path is the more the ball’s path will fade. Conversely the flatter swing plane path is the more the ball’s path will draw. This will help in addition to the golfer’s stance for shaping golf shots. This is just a few of many golf swing techniques that are discussed and explained in my book.
This USP Wristwatch golf swing technique will move the handle of the golf club into a position where it is parallel to the ground and the target line, as noted and demonstrated by Sir Nick Faldo on his YouTube video entitled: The “Faldo” Pre-Set Drill – Perfect Top of Backswing Position.
NOTE: Watch closely how Sir Nick Faldo sets his lead wrist. It is almost as if he is only preset his left wrist to set up his entire golf swing. In my book, the right wrist and forearm naturally responds to the presetting of the lead, or in the case of a right-handed golfer, their left forearm and wrist.
I have added the link to Sir Nick Faldo’s YouTube video for your convenience. This was the exact technique that my grandfather, H.Q. Boatright, used to simplify the golf swing and to take a page out of the baseball hitting coach training book. This baseball golf swing technique allows the golfer to take a highly-developed motor skill and muscle memory from the batter’s box and apply it to the tee box without any difficulty. Look at how similar the wrists action are in the time-lapse photo below.
I had a rare opportunity to interview Colonel George R. Hall, a POW who was held at the Hanoi Hilton for over seven years. During the interview, I showed Colonel Hall a time-lapse photo of the golf swing compared to baseball swing below side-by-side, particularly comparing the wrist action in the golf swing compared to baseball swing, shown in red circle below. Colonel George Hall wasn’t surprised, but this confirmed that his theory he had was correct about the two wrist actions being similar.
In his small prison cell, Colonel George Hall would virtually play Pebble Beach and his home course, Hattiesburg Golf Course, every day in his mind. The only way he knew that he had correctly preset his wrists and made a good golf swing was how his wrists felt and looked in the Lock Position. This was demonstrated perfectly in Sir Nick Faldo’s YouTube video link above. I would suggest that the golfer bookmark this YouTube video for future reference.
In Kinesiology, the Wristwatch USP Golf Swing Technique would be a cross between radial deviation, cock, and pronation or the preset of the left lower forearm and wrist, shown in my Kickboxing golf swing technique training. This wristwatch golf swing technique is illustrated below in what I refer to as the Sync/Preset Golf Swing Technique. By the golfer cocking the USP in the direction of the head of the Radial Bone, this locks the wrists and forearms onto the correct swing plane. Setting the correct swing plane is critical, this allows the golfer to obtain distance and control in their golf shots.
The Sync/Preset golf swing technique allows the golfer to naturally engage the Critical Swing Path muscles that consist of the Pronator Quadratus, Brachio-Radialis and the Thenars muscles. While the golfer uses majority of their 640 muscles in the human body to execute their golf swing sequence, these are the kinetic-Chain muscles. The Brachio-Radialis muscle is unique in that it can pronate and supinate the lower forearm, but it also can flex (bend) the forearm at the elbow, which is critical for the golfer to take the handle of the club to the top of the backswing and the follow through photo finish position.
My book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, covers The Sync/Preset Pro-Tract Technique, where the golfer could use a simple wristwatch as a guide. My book also includes the short game, reading putts, making consistent putts, and how to develop the Scrimmage-Type 405-Training Drill using Almost Golf Balls®. These Almost Golf Balls allow a golfer to turn their backyard into a safe driving range and/or golf course hole layout. Just inform neighbors and people that you are using these safe Almost Golf Balls where they don’t think they have a person hitting actual golf balls next door.
My neighbor across our street was having some landscape work done to his front yard. Before I started my 405-Training Drill, I walked over to inform the contractor of the special and safe Almost Golf Balls I was using. I told the contractor that I didn’t want him to think he had a madman across the street hitting actual golf balls that could injure him or his workers nor damage his trucks. I explained these special golf ball only traveled about a third of an actual golf ball would.
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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.
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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.
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.
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