About Charles Boatright
Charles Wendell Boatright is an author who was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Charles received his degree in Civil Engineering from ICS of Pennsylvania and worked as a project engineer in the Florida Keys replacing the Flagler bridges. Charles later worked as a transmission line grid engineer for 33 years with a utility company in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
One of his responsibilities as grid engineer was writing procedures for transmission line work. One procedure called “Short Haul” allowed linemen to be suspended in a special harness on a vertical lifeline from a helicopter to perform specialized transmission line work. This has been featured on The Discovery Channel.
Charles used his technical writing skills as a springboard for writing short stories and his recent book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control. This book is written especially for the weekend golfer, whether a beginner or low handicapper.
Charles became an avid golfer in his mid-thirties, and in 2007 after hip replacement surgery, concentrated his efforts on discovering how to apply engineering, ergonomics, and kinesiology to the golf swing. He figured out how to take greater advantage of the body’s natural mechanics in golf. Charles looked at other sports to better understand how to incorporate and synch the forearms, elbows, and shoulders into a natural golf swing. Charles, like most golfers, could not break through the low 80’s.
Over a period of seven years, Charles documented and developed the mechanics, techniques, and elements that became the basis for The ESPY Golf Swing Coach. He collected raw data and techniques into three boxes; two boxes were labeled “THIS DOESN’T WORK” and another box was labeled “THIS WORKS.” This book looks at the advantages of the classic mechanics in the baseball swing and the gears on a ten-speed bicycle.
Most golfers grew up enjoying playing baseball and bicycling. The question is, why not take the techniques from the baseball swing and mechanics from the bicycle to take advantage of the body’s natural mechanics. Using the techniques of the baseball swing and the gear mechanics from the bicycle, the golfer can create power, acceleration, control, and speed, without having to rely on brute force. Brute force in golf only leads to loss of power, speed, and decrease in control. The ESPY Golf Swing Coach allows golfers to use the mental image of boxing gloves to incorporate the mind, body, and soul to create muscle memory required to reduce their handicap and frustration level in golf.
Golf still remains a humbling sport that allows golfers to consistently learn and improve their game as well as their life. The ESPY Golf Swing Coach provides golfers with an avenue to continue to improve their golf game and health and enjoy a sport that can be played from age eight to ninety-eight. And the boxing gloves, which I would encourage the golfer to purchase, can also be used in the Twenty-minute CASPER Workout to build stamina and core strength, which is essential for making golf shots.