The QATSPY Golfer’s Sports Page: Golf Swing Tips
By: Charles W. Boatright
ESPY Golf Swing Coach App- Sports Psychology
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach App offers the golfer a Sports Psychologist perspective to improve their golf game without the need of learning new concepts. The golfer is utilizing existing motor skills that have already been developed at an early age. The golfer is not encumbered or limited by developing new techniques from golf lessons or mindless hours on the driving range.
The term App, or Apperception, is a part of sports psychology that deals with the ability for the athlete to assimilate existing techniques the athlete has already developed. The golfer is able to use existing motor skills and techniques which have already been refined in sequence for reliable golf swing using muscle memory. This develops an autopilot-type golf swing the golfer is able to engage on the golf course. Like how the golfer was able to execute their baseball swing standing in the batter’s box.
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach App is based solely on muscle memory-type training, rather than trying to maintain swing thoughts from conventional golf lessons. There are certain disadvantages of using swing thoughts in golf. Swing thoughts are actions of the golfer’s conscious mind, while muscle memory is a response from the golfer’s subconscious mind. The subconscious mind comprises of 90 percent of the golfer’s mind. The subconscious mind is like an iceberg in the ocean where 90 percent of the iceberg is submerged. But this 90 percent is what makes the iceberg the force it has.
Sports Psychologist use a technique called Context-based approach to help high performing athletes visualize and reach their performance on the field, court, or golf course. Context-based technique is where the athlete can utilize a previous developed skill to help their performance in another sport. The ESPY Golf Swing Coach APP uses the baseball mechanics and techniques to help the golfer develop a strike zone mentality.
In the ESPY Golf Swing Coach APP, 80 percent of the golfer’s swing sequence is set up in the Strike Zone where the wrists/lower forearms are Sync/Preset from the the golfer’s address position. This Sync/Preset maneuver provides the golfer a proactive swing technique, like how the baseball batter uses, as oppose to a passive position at address. Anytime the golfer can initiate movement, they can engage their subconscious mind where their muscle memory is stored.
Another image I like to use during my coaching sessions, is a pair of boxing gloves. The boxing gloves provide an excellent Sports Psychologist coaching technique for the golfer to use to Sync the right lower forearm and Preset the left wrist (for the right-handed golfer). I like to visualize a pair of boxing gloves hanging up representing my hands on the handle of the golf club, shown below. The Green line shows the golfer how and what point to Sync their right lower forearm and Preset their left wrist. The only thing the golfer is required to do during their practice sessions is to trade in their golf glove for a pair of boxing gloves mentally.
Using the QATSPY Sports Psychology technique above, allows the golfer to set a key tendon in the golfer’s right lower forearm called Palmaris Longus Tendon, or Palmer’s Tendon for short. The golfer properly sets this tendon in their lower forearm develops a turbocharged golf swing that can add 30 to 40 yards to the golfer’s shots and have better accuracy. This Palmer’s Tendon is the raised area on the medial (inside) part of the golfer’s lower forearm where the laces of the boxing gloves are, shown below.
Listed below are seven reasons why sports psychologists focus their efforts on the athlete’s subconscious mind for improving performance:
- The subconscious mind does not differentiate between visualizations and real situations.
- The longer the subconscious mind believes something, the harder will it be to alter this belief in any way.
- The subconscious mind feels that time passes faster.
- The greater the conscious (reaction) is, the less the subconscious mind’s response is in performance.
- What you expect tends to be realized.
- The subconscious mind always prevails in conflict with the conscious mind.
- Existing routines can be used to program the subconscious mind.
Golfer’s Muscle Memory the Subconscious Mind
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach App has a major advantage in the golfer’s game by applying these seven principles to allow the golfer to train their subconscious mind as their swing coach. The ESPY Golf Swing Coach App system develops a repeatable and consistent golf swing, based on the following concepts of how the subconscious mind functions:
- The subconscious mind cannot distinguish between visualization of going through three (S-P-Y) elements in the mind and actually executing the same S-P-Y elements in reality. This is due to four mentally applied checkpoints (Q-MACs) in Section 4.4 of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach.
- The ESPY Golf Swing Coach App is based on the fundamentals that are well-established in the golfer’s mind, based on the baseball-type swing. These are fine motor-skills developed at a young age, similar to riding a bicycle. Once you learn, you don’t forget.
- The key is to slow down the pace of the game. This allows the golfer to establish tempo in the game, where the golfer feels they have more control over the takeaway and the downswing. The subconscious mind doesn’t perceive time the same way as the conscious mind does.
- The natural impediment to the subconscious mind’s muscle memory is the conscious mind’s actions with swing thoughts.
- Perception is reality to the golfer. The subconscious mind doesn’t distinguish between positive or negative beliefs. If you think you can or can’t, you’re right in both cases.
- The subconscious mind wins the conflict between a new technique in the conscious mind and the routine in the subconscious mind.
- The baseball-type swing can be used to program the subconscious mind by just presetting the wrists with the Sync and Preset maneuvers, using the wristbands in the Lock position noted below. The wristbands are critical to synchronize the lower forearms (wristbands) with the wrists.
These seven concepts of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach App can provide the golfer with confidence, which is key to relax the conscious mind. This allows the subconscious mind to perform flawlessly during practice or course play.