The QATSPY GOLF Inside the Leather Sports Page
Inside the leather Classic Golf Swing Mechanics and simple golf swing tips for self-coaching techniques.
By: Charles W. Boatright
Author of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, Delta Technique Geared for Distance and Control
Perfect Black Friday Christmas Gift for You, or The Golfer on your list; Give Them the Ability to Develop a Classic Golf Swing!
To assist those who are trying to buy the perfect Black Friday Christmas gifts for that golfer on their list, may I suggest one of the most detailed, instructional books on the market for that classic golf swing. The ESPY Golf Swing Coach is a collection of tee-to-green golf lessons, including life lessons that my grandfather, Homer Q. Boatright, wrote down in his little red book.
ALSO, Don’t forget to visit my TACK ROOM at the end of this article for more Christmas gifts for you or the golfer on your list.
My grandfather’s red book is a handbook on developing the classic golf swing, based on three simple techniques he learned from baseball. His little red book was simply referred to as The Red Book. The Red Book was a collection of proven golf swing techniques and golf swing tips that he gathered and used over his 70-years of playing golf from some of the best avid and professional golfers of his time. For the story behind my grandfather, please refer to: A PEDIGREE of a GOLFER, a GOLF COACH- and a GRANDFATHER!
The photograph featured above was My Grandfather, Homer Q. Boatright, in 1946 at the North Hills Golf Course (Par 71) in North Little Rock, Arkansas. This golf course was designed in 1925 by Bobby Jones, Sr. This was the only golf course in Arkansas designed by Bobby Jones.
My grandfather’s cousin was P.J. Boatwright, Jr., who was the Director of rules with the USGA. He played golf with some of the best professional golfers of his time, from Ben Hogan at the 1950 US Open to Arnold Palmer. Some of his golf swing techniques and golf swing tips that are noted in my grandfather’s Red Book were discussions that he had with his cousin and avid golfers that he played golf with. My book is a collection of the golf swing techniques and golf swing tips from my grandfather’s Red Book that includes:
- How to SYNC and PRESET the wrists to maximize both power and clubhead speed at impact.
- How to preset the wrists in order to synchronize the elbows with the shoulders, a technique that Arnold Palmer worked with President Eisenhower on during an American Heart Association Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament.
- How to develop the mental game of golf to utilize muscle memory for a more consistent golf swing.
- How to make a consistent chip and pitch shot, without doubt and/or nerves, refer to my YouTube Video below.
- How to develop a RIP 405- Training Drill, a scrimmage-type golf practice for a more reliable golf game.
- How to eliminate the Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde syndrome in one’s golf game.
You can’t buy a classic golf swing on Black Friday, but you can buy the manual and use my FREE YouTube videos series, Inside the Leather, to develop a classic golf swing from the ground up. This is one of the most detailed golf training manuals that the golfer can buy to improve their game, starting from the basics to advanced golf swing mechanics. It explains the WHAT, the WHY, and more importantly, the HOW!
Wherever the golfer practices their putting, they can also perform a simple golf training grill, for a 4 foot to 8 foot Chip/Pitch Training Drill. Just make sure you have a backstop, like I have here in my indoor chipping/pitching facility, featured below. The backstop catches those wayward chip/pitch shots that occur from time-to-time, especially if you are rusty.
The same ESPY golf swing techniques used in the Chip/Pitch shots are the same basic golf swing techniques used to go from tee-to-green on the golf course. You will just need to develop a little more finesse, or feel, with the Chip/Pitch golf swing drill, as opposed to the regular part of your golf game. You can turn your Black Friday into red scores in a few weeks on your scorecard, for par or better.
The Special Interview with a Vietnam POW
While I was working on the draft of my book, I was able, just by chance, to interview a golfer from Hattiesburg, Mississippi at his Country Club. He was a Vietnam POW held at the infamous Hanoi Hilton for over seven-and-a-half years. Colonel George Robert Hall survived his imprisonment under horrendous conditions by using his love for the game of golf. His story and my interview with Col. Hall are in my article A Memorial Day Hero From Hattiesburg, MS.
This interview confirms not only the golf swing techniques, mechanics, and golf tips in my grandfather’s Red Book, but, more importantly, that golf is a mental game, played between the ears. What Col. Hall experienced under these conditions confirmed the importance of the mental approach to the game of golf. Not many professional golfers could had achieved what Col. Hall did at the 1973 Greater New Orleans POW Pro-Am, only six weeks after his release.
My interview with Col. Hall confirmed my grandfather’s coaching philosophy of Apperception, as this allows the golfer to take their baseball swing from the batter’s box to the tee box. The same preset wrist action used in the baseball swing is the same wrist technique, with some minor adjustments for the SYNC/PRESET golf swing technique. This similarities are striking from the time-lapse photo featured below.
This was the same wrist action that Charlie Rymer described as That Wrist Thing in an interview with David Duval on Golf Channel. That Wrist Thing described by Charlie Rymer was also demonstrated in a YouTube Video by Sir Nick Faldo entitled: The “Faldo” Pre-Set Drill – Perfect Top of Backswing Position
The golfer only has to perform two simple wrist elements to preset 80 percent of their golf swing sequence, called M-Dorsiflex (for the SYNC), and P-Pronation (for the Preset) elements. The golfer wants to place their wrists into the Preset Lock Position, shown below. As soon as the golfer gets into the Lock Position, the golf swing and baseball swing are virtually the same swing.
If the golfer trains using the MP golf swing technique, they can see dramatic improvements in their golf game. The MP consists of two knuckles on the right and left hand to preset the SYNC/PRESET wrist action. MP is the Middle knuckle in the Dorsiflex and the Pinky knuckle in the Pronation. The golfer is essentially tracing the swing plane back to the Lock Position, shown in the illustration below. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
To get your golfer synced and preset using a simple golf training drill, for you or the golfer on your list, from tee-to-green on the golf course, turn Black Friday into a Championship Friday, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
E-Book- $ 8.99
For a limited time only (November 23 until December 15), if you purchase a paperback or hard copy book from my website, I will sign the book for your golfer, free of charge.
Have a MERRY Christmas and a prosperous New Year’s
Look for my December 28th article about New Year’s Resolution and improving your life and health.
I hope and pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
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:
DW Quail Golf®
The DW Quail Golf Chipping and Pitching mat is an indispensable part of your golf game practice allowing the golfer to turn their garage into their indoor golf training facility. DW Quail Golf has a variety of Chipping/Pitching mats that are professional grade for indoor/outdoor use. These make excellent gifts for your golfer. This is a link to DW Quail Golf website.
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:
SR925 Diet Program lost 7-inches where I went from a 37.5 inches to 30.25 inch waistline within 9 months, and more importantly, kept the weight off and my waistline after 4 years. Not too many diet programs can provide results like this.
CASPER Fitness Program consist of golf exercises with medicine ball to develop a great golf swing workout for DISTANCE and CONTROL.
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.