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Understanding the Baseball Swing Sequence Technique- To Preset the Golf Swing Wrist Action
The key to the golf swing, as I was reminded of last week, is understanding how to preset the golf swing. It is vital to understand the golf swing sequence for presetting the wrists. This is the same technique used in the baseball swing sequence
Another point of interest in the anatomy of the golf swing is to distinguish between the wrist and the lower forearm. This is not a minor detail to overlook in the golf swing sequence. The wrists are not where one would wear a wristwatch, for this is the lower forearm. The correct golf swing wrist action is actually established with the lower forearms just above the nodule known as the Ulna Styloid Process. This is why in my coaching techniques I use a pair of kickboxing gloves and show how the wristbands are used to set the correct golf swing wrist action. This area just above each nodule on the Ulna bone that I want to feel cam and cam-over, shown below.
Before you think the bones in the forearm, wrist, and hand above are real, they aren’t. This is a coaching tool that I use for identifying the Ulna Styloid Process and the cams. This is only a model that I use.
I had the pleasure of playing golf with a friend, Jim Harris, who is a sports contributor to KTHV-TV a CBS affiliate, in Little Rock, Arkansas. We played a Bobby Jones, Sr. golf course called The Greens in North Little Rock off U.S. Hwy 107 (John F. Kennedy Blvd.). It’s been decades since I had played this golf course with my grandfather, H.Q. Boatright.
It also seems apparent that it has been decades since I played golf, by the way I started out on the first three holes. I proved once again that perception and reality are two separate concepts and never should be confused with each other. My first three holes were like a doctor that didn’t take their own advice.
Ninety Percent of Golf Swing Sequence consists of Mental Prep Work
My first three holes, my golf shots from tee to green had little loft and were weak fades. This indicated that I was only setting my wrists instead of using the lower forearms.I should have realized what I was doing wrong at the time. But perception has a strong influence over one’s judgment, especially on the golf course.
The lower forearms are critical in presetting the wrists, instead of the other way around. The reason for this distinction is that the wrist acts like a universal joint that can perform four different functions very quickly. In other words, you are going to do something wrong quickly on the golf course letting the wrist take the lead. In order to set up the proper golf swing wrist action, the wrist must be set and synchronized using the lower forearms, or the wristband on the kickboxing gloves.
Using kickboxing gloves as a coaching technique indicates how the wristbands are used to Sync/Preset the lower forearms and wrists into set the Lock Position. The yellow line in the illustration below shows how the lower forearms can be used to Sync/Preset the wrists using the cams. It is very easy to let the wrist control the golfer’s swing sequence because of how we use the wrists during the normal course of the day. The golfer instead needs to concentrate on the cams in the forearms that can pronate (Cam-Over) and supinate (Cam).
Using the Baseball Swing Sequence to set up Your Golf Swing Sequence
There is one pre-shot routine that can actually help the golfer set their golf swing wrist action by using the cams in the lower forearms, or kickboxing wristbands. I refer to this pre-shot routine as the baseball swing sequence Technique. Even Pernilla Lindberg, winner of the 2018 ANA Inspiration Major, uses a similar pre-shot routine of cocking her wrists. She flexes her forearms and cocks her wrists.
In the baseball swing sequence featured shown below in the three series of photographs, that illustrates a pre-shot routine that I normally use, which is the one I didn’t perform last week. I’m still trying to figure out the reason why I didn’t use my pre-shot routine. The only thing I need to realize is to slow down and take my time and follow my normal pre-shot routine.
These series of photographs show me Addressing the ball, Cocking my wrists, followed by the Syncing/Presetting of my lower forearms, or camming the wristbands, to the Lock Position. I use this baseball swing sequence technique only for my pre-shot routine, not for the actual golf shot. This pre-shot routine helps me establish the feel for the golf swing mechanics of camming.
To have the wristbands take control of the Sync/Preset maneuver like they should, this baseball swing sequence technique helps the golfer to place the handle of the club onto the correct Lock Position, or swing plane. This baseball swing sequence technique is like a batter getting ready in the on-deck circle or in the batter’s box. This baseball swing sequence also helps the golfer to establish rhythm in their golf swing sequence.
The baseball swing sequence is set up in the following manner: FIRST, The golfer addresses the golf ball; this is like tapping home plate in baseball. SECOND, the golfer cocks their wrists (called radial deviation). THIRD, the golfer pronates and supinates their lower forearms (the wristbands on a pair of kickboxing gloves). This baseball swing sequence is a very effective self-coaching technique that can be used for training, warming up, or during the golfer’s pre-shot routine on the golf course.
Taking the Baseball Swing Sequence from the Batter’s Box to the Tee Box
This Baseball swing sequence technique assists the golfer in detecting and feeling the proper forearm and golf swing wrist action. Eighty percent of the golf swing mechanics can be established with this baseball swing sequence technique that most of us have already established the muscle memory and motor skills for. This baseball swing sequence provides a tremendous amount of confidence to the golfer on the course, because it allows the golfer to feel the Sync/Preset camming maneuver before they actually make their golf shot. This allows the golfer to take their familiar baseball swing sequence from the batter’s box to the tee box, and more importantly, the golfer’s confidence to the golf course.
Comparing the golf swing vs. baseball swing sequence shows how the golf swing wrist action is very similar to the baseball swing wrist action, as noted below in the time-lapse photo.
Charlie Rymer did an interview with David Duval, who demonstrated a preset camming technique that Charlie Rymer referred to as That Wrist Thing. This was a similar technique that my grandfather taught me in the early seventies, of using the baseball swing sequence to preset the golf swing.
The method of how my grandfather taught was for the right-handed golfer, with the left lower forearm for power, while the right lower forearm was for speed. The key to the preset technique is to refer to the yellow line on the kickboxing gloves above.
The yellow line starts at a nodule located just above the left nodule above the joint of each wrist and the forearm. This nodule is referred to as the Ulna Styloid Process. The preset technique is performed below this yellow line. This preset technique sets the golf swing wrist action naturally by using the forearms.
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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.
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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.
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Section 3- Operation DOG TAG| STRUCTURE GUIDELINES
ESPY Golf Swing Coach- Rhythm Without the Blues
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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.
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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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