The QATSPY Golfer’s Sports Page: Golf Swing Tips
By: Charles W. Boatright
Charlie Rymer’s Interview with David Duval about ‘That Wrist Thing‘
In the early part of 2017, Charlie Rymer conducted probably one of the best interviews that covers the basic fundamentals of the golf swing. Every golfer should take note and understand the significance of what Charlie Rymer described as That Wrist Thing, while interviewing David Duval for The Golf Channel.
David Duval’s interview was significant because it showed how we all have the potential of reaching a single-digit handicap. Some golfers consider a single-digit handicap as unattainable. But, in reality, it’s not as unattainable or impossible as some golfers may think to reach a single-digit handicap.
Basic Golf Swing Mechanics and Techniques of Sync/Preset- Golf Swing 101
I was fortunate enough to had played golf with my grandfather, H.Q. Boatright, my golf coach, and his playing partner, Dr. Choate. My grandfather and Dr. Choate had another hobby besides their golf and fishing. They spent their spare time researching the basic mechanics and techniques in a classic golf swing. I referred to their research that they conducted as ‘Golf Swing 101’.
Golf Swing 101 consisted of the anatomy of a golf swing that identified the Quintessential elements and muscles. While there are 640 muscles in the human body, Golf Swing 101 isolated the three key muscles and one tendon used to Sync/Preset the wrists and forearms to initiate the golf swing sequence. These key muscles and one tendon are located in the golfer’s wrists and lower forearm.
KEY MUSCLES– Thenars, Pronator Quadratus, and Brachio-Radialis
KEY TENDON– Palmaris Longus
One reason why the wrist and lower forearm technique is not fully utilized is because of not making a distinction between the wrist and the lower forearm. The wrists are not where the wristwatch would be worn, as this is the lower forearm. The wrists consist of eight tiny bones and two muscles, called Thenars. The wrist and forearm are designated in the illustration below.
Substantiation of the Boatright/Choate Research, Golf Swing 101
Charlie Rymer’s interview with David Duval substantiated the research that my grandfather and Dr. Choate conducted nearly 55-years ago. David Duval, the number one golfer in the World during 1999, demonstrated to Charlie Rymer the technique he used to preset his wrists. Charlie called this preset technique That Wrist Thing. This preset, or That Wrist Thing, was similar to the how the wrists are set in the illustration below.
But the demonstration that David Duval performed didn’t cover a quintessential Sync component. In The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, this quintessential component is Synchronizing the wrist with the lower forearm, using a key tendon. This tendon can be seen in the majority of people, as shown in the Anatomy of the Wrist & Forearm illustration above. This tendon is the missing link in the ability for the golfer to enjoy more distance and control in their golf swing.
The reason that both Sync/Preset maneuvers are a significant part of The ESPY Golf Swing 101 is because these maneuvers allow the golfer to access two of the strongest and most dexterous muscles in the wrists, the Thenars (Hypothenar and Thenar). What should grab the attention of every golfer and golf coach are these Thenars, because they have direct contact with the handle of the golf club.
Golf Swing 101- How to the Golf can Incorporate the Handle of the Club with the Wrists and Forearm
A significant golf technique is for the golfer to concentrate on the handle of the golf club and not the entire golf club. Eddie Merrins produced an entire video series called Swing the Handle, Not the Club. This also substantiated the Boatright/Choate Golf Swing 101 research of Sync/Preset maneuvers that David Duval demonstrated during his interview.
To access the strength and dexterity of the Thenar muscles, the golfer needs to develop a link to these muscles. This link is the Synchronization of the Palmaris Longus Tendon, or the Palmer’s Tendon, as I refer to this tendon.
For the right-handed golfer, the Preset is mainly a left (L) wrist function (L. Hypothenar at the contact point to preset the L. Thenar). Synchronizing is a function of the top part of the right (R) wrist and the right lower forearm function (R. Hypothenar syncing with the R. Palmer’s Tendon). Both the Sync/Preset maneuvers are set by CAMMING-OVER the bottom part of the left Hypothenar and CAMMING the top part of the right Hypothenar, which is an important muscle memory to develop.
To learn how to Sync/Preset your golf swing and reach your full potential, 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 advanced single-digit handicap golfer with a 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 an 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:
One component in my CASPER Workout Program that I follow is using a Medicine Ball to perform what I call Stocking the Shelves, illustrated below in the figure:
Please include an exercise routine in your weekly schedule.
Rhythm in Golf without the Blues
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.
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