The QATSPY Sports Page 4 Golfers
By: Charles W. Boatright
Author of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control
Creating the Power Factor, Using THE QATSPY Golf Swing Coaching Technique
The quintessential golf swing coaching technique that should be a part of every golfer’s golf swing sequence is THE Sync/Preset golf swing technique. When performed correctly, this completes 80 percent of the golfer’s golf swing sequence. This sets up the fundamentals for power and consistency. This was the same classic golf swing technique that Sir Nick Faldo demonstrated in a YouTube Video called: The “Faldo” Pre-Set Drill – Perfect Top of Backswing Position.
THE term has a significant importance in the golf swing sequence. THE represents three (3) trigger points in the wrists and the right elbow, for the right-handed golfer. The two trigger points in the wrist are the Triquetrum and Hamate Bones. The ‘E‘ represents the third trigger point, the right Elbow, or medial Epicondyle, on the Humerus Bone. This is the knot on the inside of the elbow.
The Preset golf swing sequence was also demonstrated by David Duval to Charlie Rymer during an interview on Golf Channel. During the interview, David Duval told Charlie Rymer that his son was on the practice range, while trying to figure out a problem that he was having with his golf swing. David told his son that he would be there in fifteen (15) minutes.
After David looked at his son’s golf swing sequence, David Duval quickly recognized the problem. David explained to his son, “You aren’t presetting your wrists in the takeaway.”
Presetting the Wrist Action in the Golf Swing
The main problem that golfers have in setting their golf swing sequence is that they concentrate on the gross motor skills, using the larger High Threshold muscles in the core of the body and arms (upper arms). The golfer often overlooks the fine motor skills needed to set up the classic golf swing in the wrists.
The misconception with the golf swing is that the golfer associates power with only the large muscles in the core, the upper, lower body and arms (upper arms). The golfer overlooks their fine motor skills, using the smaller Lower Threshold muscles in the lower forearm and especially the wrists that initiate these larger muscles and fine tunes the golfer’s golf swing sequence by Syncing/Presetting the wrists.
Syncing/Presetting the wrist action in the golf swing follows a very important Sports Medicine concept called Threshold Muscles to be developed. This provides the golfer with a significant amount of confidence and power on the golf course, that equates into Metal Horsepower (confidence and power). Just two (2) simple maneuvers represent 80 percent of the golf swing sequence that allows the golfer to focus, instead of thinking. If the golfer has to think about their golf swing sequence on the golf course, the golfer has just lost their biggest advantage, their ability to focus to develop Power and Consistency.
Creating the PC Golf Swing Technique
To create the PC (Power and Consistency) golf swing technique, the golfer has to engage the low threshold muscles before the high threshold muscles. There is an informative article entitled Low vs. High Threshold Muscles, written by Aaron Swanson. In the article, Aaron explains that athlete can gain more efficiency and effectiveness, and with less injuries by presetting the Low Threshold muscles.
The Sync (CAM) Maneuver of the Golf Swing
The Sync is a process of synchronizing three (3) trigger points in the golfer’s right wrist, shown below in the Wrist Structure Figure, and the right elbow. The right wrist for the right-handed golfer CAMS back or hinges, called Dorsiflexion. REMEMBER- The wrist consists of 8 tiny bones called carpal bones.
Two (2) of the carpal bones (Triquetrum and Hamate) and the right Elbow are what the golfer needs to concentrate their attention on during their practice and course play. This is why I call this THE Sync/Preset Technique, because of the letters that form the bones (Triquetrum, Hamate, and Elbow). Word association is key in creating a mental focus for Metal Horsepower in the golf swing.
The golfer wants to sync, or cam, the right Hamate bone to set the right Ring knuckle to sync the inside part of the right elbow called the Medial Epicondyle, shown above and below. There’s a hook on the Hamate bone that I use to sync with the Epicondyle. This allows the Humerus Bone in the arm (upper arm) to act like a camshaft to connect the elbow sprocket with the shoulder sprocket, in the first Figure.
The Preset (CAM-OVER) Maneuver of the Golf Swing
The Preset cam-over technique is a pronation of the left wrist that allows the left Ring knuckle to trace the swing plane back and toward the top of the golf swing.
A great checkpoint for the Cam-over technique is the logo on the golfer’s left glove that should turn toward, or face, the golf ball. This also places the left thumb and the back of the left hand onto the correct swing plane and into the Lock Position, as shown in THE SYNC/PRESET Technique Figure below. THE Sync/Preset golf swing Technique completes 80 percent of the golfers swing, as demonstrated by Nick Faldo in his YouTube video. So in THE Sync/Preset Technique, the only thing the golfer has to focus on is THE left wrist and the right elbow.
Another video to look at for THE Sync/Preset golf swing technique is an interview done with Ken Duke by Lisa Cornwell of Golf Channel. Ken Duke called his preset technique The Hinge maneuver. What Ken Duke is doing is using his left Triquetrum bone as a hinge pin and the Hamate bone as the hinge plate. The one thing that both Nick Faldo and Ken Duke didn’t do was explain HOW. I just DID!
I get asked all the time that the large part of THE Sync/Preset Technique is mechanical, which is correct. But as Judy Rankin brought up during the 2017 Evian LPGA Golf Tournament, the golfer first must develop their mechanics in order to develop their feel. THE Sync/Preset Technique helps the golfer develop the essential muscle memory.
To help use THE Sync/Preset Technique for more power, consistency, and clubhead speed, 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
THE LOCKER ROOM a source for golf tips
Please visit “The Locker Room” for an Index of all my golf articles to improve your golf game and life. Discover how you can take your baseball swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
Learn How to take your baseball-style golf swing from the batter’s box to the tee box.
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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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.