The QATSPY Golfer’s Sports Page: Golf Swing Tips
By: Charles W. Boatright
How to Use Boxing Gloves in a Simple Golf Swing
An exercise element that I have in my workout program can be used for training to develop a simple golf swing. The 80-pound punching bag workout, with a pair of 12-ounce boxing gloves, increases the golfer’s stamina and technique on the golf course. But there are other reasons for trading in your golf glove and bag for a different type of gloves and bag. Boxing can improve your mental focus and develop the fine motor-skills for muscle memory. I concentrate on three muscles to train for my golf swing- Thenars, Pronator Quadratus, Brachio-Radialis to set a key tendon in my lower forearm, the Palmaris Longus Tendon. I refer to this as the Palmer’s Tendon. The Palmer’s Tendon is a raised area on the media (inside) part of the lower forearm.
I have a pair of EVERLAST boxing gloves shown on the left used in my workout program. On the wristbands, under the right ‘T‘ and left ‘E‘ on the wristbands are Hypothenars muscles that plays a significant role in Syncing and Presetting my lower forearm and wrist in developing a simple golf swing. These two letters assist me in developing and maintaining the fine motor-skills needed for the proper golf swing sequence and muscle memory that allows me to set my Palmer’s Tendon. These are small details, but very significant ones to set up and make a simple golf swing. Details on how to apply boxing gloves to your golf swing: http://goo.gl/A6KxGC.
Setting Up Muscle Memory in the Golf Swing
The reason these two components (T & E) are important is because they are over the Hypothenars a key muscle to engage my other two muscles and the key Palmer’s Tendon. These muscles are important not only in Syncing/Presetting the golf swing but in daily tasks we perform each day, sown above. These two pairs of muscles work in tandem to supinate and pronate the wrists and lower forearms as noted above. These muscles are the Pronator Quadratus and Brachio-Radialis muscles that sets the Palmer’s Tendon key in initiating the natural golf swing sequence. This golf swing sequence is also a natural progression that the golfer doesn’t have to think about how the muscles and tendon are activated.
For the right-handed golfer, The ‘T‘ on the right glove is over the right Hypothenar. The ‘E‘ on the left glove is over the left Hypothenar. How the bars on the ‘T‘ and ‘E‘ (the horizontal strokes) are cammed and cammed-over Syncs and Presets the golfer’s wrists/lower forearm into the Lock position, shown below. This is discussed in detail in Section 1.13 of my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach.
Presetting the wrists/lower forearm in the Lock position above is a technique used by both PGA and LPGA members, such as David Duval, Ken Duke, Marco Dawson, Angela Stanford, and even Ben Hogan, and P.J. Boatwright. Ben Hogan even used the term Hypothenar, supinate and pronate in his Five Fundamentals of Golf. These two simple golf swing maneuvers sync/preset the golfer’s swing. These two maneuvers are a part of establishing the single plane golf swing drills that can be used anywhere. This allows the golfer to maintain motor-skills and feel using a golf baton that the golfer can make and use at home or at your office http://goo.gl/D7iQcg.
I even set up a small area in my garage, where I hit 30 to 40-inch chip and pitch shots every day. I try to hit 50 chip and pitch shots each day to keep the feeling sharp. The same feel for these short chip or pitch golf shots is exactly the same as for the tee shot and approach shots on the golf course. Creating this type of mental image with a pair of boxing gloves, golf baton, and hitting chip/pitch shots that are great tip for a better golf swing.
The golf baton can be made from a discarded or old golf club shaft that is cut-down to a 22-inch length with an attachable weight on the end. I also install a golf training grip to help me maintain my proper grip during my golf swing. This golf baton technique is called the overload technique. This is the same overload technique that baseball players use in the on-deck circle with a donut allows them to warm up before stepping into the batter’s box.
The golfer should take more from their baseball game than just this overload technique. The golfer should also take how the baseball batter is more proactive by Syncing/Presetting their lower forearm and wrists than the passive address position. When the golfer can initiate the golf swing by Syncing/Presetting the lower forearm and wrist, than in turn can activate their mental horsepower, their subconscious mind.
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