The QATSPY Sports Page 4 Golfers
By: Charles W. Boatright
Author of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control
The Golf Swing- is Defined by a Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma
There is a unique technique called Camming-Over, or Sync/Preset, that the golfer could use to solve the biggest mystery and/or enigma in the golf swing. That is how to set up and develop a powerful golf swing sequence. The answer can be found in a box, the batter’s box, in comparing the baseball swing vs. golf swing. Both professional golfers and Major League baseball players use a certain wrist technique that I refer to as Camming-Over Golf Swing Technique.
One of the best ways to solve the mystery in your golf swing is to compare the baseball swing vs. golf swing, side-by-side, as I did during a recent Kinesiology research project that I completed. This helps convince the golfer’s subconscious mind that they already have the basic skills set to develop their golf swing fundamentals. This is where I was comparing the motor skills in the baseball swing to that of the golf swing. This allows the golfer to develop a more consistent golf swing with distance and control using skills that have already been established.
Comparing the baseball swing vs. golf swing helps the average golfer to understand and improve their confidence and consistency in their golf game. There’s no substitute for the golfer’s confidence on the golf course. The golfer working hours on the practice range doesn’t develop the confidence the golfer will need on the golf course. Confidence is a subconscious function that is develop in a repetitive technique. The baseball swing provides this to the golfer. The golf swing doesn’t have to a mystery, wrapped in an enigma forever, for the golfer.
Xerox Box Golf Swing Project
In 2007, I had some spare time while recovering from hip surgery to dig through three Xerox boxes of raw data that I had collected for a Kinesiology research project that I mentioned. I was going to use this raw data to someday write a book on the classic golf swing. The three Xerox boxes contained my grandfather’s Red Book of his Golf Coaching techniques, my kinesiology research papers, interviews that I conducted, and time-lapse photography.
My grandfather believed and taught that the baseball swing was essentially a horizontal version of a golf swing, where the wrists are in the same preset position. In my research, I proved that the baseball swing and golf swing were essentially the same and could provide the average golfer certain advantages. One big advantage of using the baseball swing in the golf swing sequence is the golf swing uses similar motor skills and muscle memory as the baseball swing sequence. This coaching technique is called Apperception, or the Subconscious Golf Coaching Effect.
The Advantages of the Subconscious Golf Coaching Effect
The subconscious mind accounts for 90 percent of the athlete’s performance, on and off the course, field, or court. But tapping into this huge potential can be the enigma that golfers can experience on the golf course. One of the biggest enigmas that the golfer faces is confusing the GOLF GAME on the course with the GOLF PRACTICE on the range. They aren’t the same function or conditions.
The Reason- The conscious mind contains the golfer’s routine, mechanics, and techniques that receive the lion’s share of the golfer’s attention during practice. However, the engine behind the golfer’s performance is the subconscious mind that contains the golfer’s mental horsepower, or confidence. The subconscious mind, besides providing the golfer their confidence, also consists of the golfer’s muscle memory, and fine and gross motor skills. Essentially, these are the golfer’s instinctive nature, or how the golfer will naturally perform on the golf course.
In Golf, like any job, one can go to school to learn a particular trade, but it’s not until a person gains experience on the job do they learn how to apply what they have learned and develop confidence. The classroom and actual field experience are two different conditions.
Here is an important point for golf coaches, whether you are given golf lessons on the range or are a golfer coaching yourself around the golf course. While we might not practice using your full subconscious mind, I can guarantee the golfer that they will play golf using their subconscious mind.
The Golfer’s Subconscious Mind Effect of Improvement
Two significant parts of my Xerox boxes research were interviews and time-lapse photography that compared the baseball swing vs. golf swing. I had one particular interview with a Vietnam POW, Colonel George Robert Hall, who was a POW at The infamous Hanoi Hilton for seven-and-a-half years. What made his story important to my research was how Col. Hall survived his horrendous conditions by playing golf in his mind. The only thing Col. Hall had was a stick and a vivid mental image of his golf swing sequence.
During my interview with Col. Hall, he explained to me with incredible detail how he concentrated on presetting his wrists. As Col. Hall continued to explained how he mentally played each hole and round of golf in his cell, I retrieved from my backpack the laminated-time-lapse photo of the baseball swing vs. golf swing. Col. Hall paused in mid-sentence to examine the time-lapse photo. Below is the time-lapse photo and a short excerpt from my interview with Col. Hall:
Col. Hall– How did you ever consider comparing the baseball swing vs. golf swing?
Boatright– My grandfather taught that the baseball swing was virtually the golf swing, but in a horizontal position. The challenge and obstacle facing the golfers he taught was transitioning from a ball on the ground, to a ball that is waist-high, traveling at 90 mph in a strike zone.
Col. Hall– The transitioning maneuver of presetting the wrists was a key in my golf swing sequence. Without the preset, I wouldn’t have been able to determine that I had a correct golf swing sequence. How did you establish your transition maneuver?
Boatright– I focus on my trail Pinky, Ring, and Middle knuckle to CAM-Back and my lead Index knuckle to trace the swing plane back toward my trail big toe. I took out of my backpack another laminated page illustrating the preset wrist technique, shown below.
Col. Hall– This is the very similar to the mental image and maneuver that I wanted to set up in my wrists before I took my stick to the top of my swing.
The Cam-Over (Sync/Preset) Technique
The QATSPY Cam-Over (Sync/Preset) Technique is a combination of a modified Hinge element (Dorsiflexion), with the trailing Pinky, Ring, and Middle knuckles with a twist. The twist is a rotation, pronation, component that involves the lead wrist with the Index knuckle, tracking the lead Index Knuckle along the swing plane. Thus the term CAM-OVER.
The golfer’s objective is using the trail Pinky, Ring, and Middle knuckles to trace the swing plane back toward the trail big toe, before twisting (Pronating or rotating) the lead wrist. This hinge of the trail knuckles and twist action of the lead Index knuckle Sync/Presets the wrists and places the lead finger joints onto the swing plane in the Lock Position, shown above in the QATSPY CAM-OVER Technique.
The golfer, using the Cam-Over, or hinge-twist-technique, maneuver will pick up between 30 to 40 additional yards in their golf swing, while hitting more fairways and greens. Think about the CAM as hinging of the trail Pinky, Ring, and Middle knuckles until the lead knuckle approaches the inside of the trail big toe. Think about the OVER as the twist, rotation or pronation, of the lead Index knuckle.
To understand how to compare the baseball swing vs. the golf swing and to set up the CAM-OVER , Sync/Preset, maneuver, 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 on-line at:
Training Assisted Coaching Kiosk
The TACK Room is list of training equipment and gear that I use in my routine practice and self-coaching techniques. The golfer can incorporate this equipment and gear into their routine practice sessions to help develop techniques to improve their mechanics, or muscle memory, on a consistent basis. Before a golfer can develop their golf swing sequence feel, they first will need to develop and establish their golf swing mechanics. The following are training equipment and gear that I have personally purchased and use in my self-coaching approach.
The golfer can use the TRACK Room as a Kiosk to link to the manufacturer and distributor websites to purchase this training equipment and gear. Just by selecting the images below, the manufacture or distributor site can be accessed.
BirdieBall® Putting Greens
Develop a complete Tee-To-Green practice session in the convenience of your home or office. To complete the golfer’s practice session, the golfer will need to have access to a putting surface. Without installing an expensive artificial green in your backyard, the golfer can use an affordable option of the storable BirdieBall® putting greens that has realistic, undulating surfaces and green speeds that match those of an actual green on the golf course. This can be placed in the garage, spear room, or in a business sitting.
To improve one of the most important areas of the golfer’s game, putting, look at the BirdieBall® website to build your own putting green to fit your needs and budget:
Almost Golf Balls®
To help develop a more effective golf training exercise in your backyard or vacant field, I would recommend purchasing a dozen or more of the Almost Golf Balls® from LIBERTY Health Supply. Please select one of the products below to purchase these golf balls that simulate the actual golf ball, without the concern for property damage or personal injury to others. These balls only travel a third of the distance of an actual golf ball, up to 100 yards.
Pack of 10:
Pack of 36:
If you use the Promo Code: ALMOSTGOLF, you will receive free shipment on any order of Almost Golf Balls® from LIBERTY Health Supply.
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. REMEMBER an easy RULE-OF-RULE to determine if you have a healthy BMI, you can take half your height; and your waistline should fall below this figure.
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.
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
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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.
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 not 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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