The ESPY APP 405- Training Drill Golf Practice
The ESPY APP 405- Training Drill is a practice procedure that allows the golfer to establish a drop zone where four (4) out (0) of five (5) golf shots will hit within that drop zone. This procedure is like a scrimmage practice game used in football for the golfer. While it isn’t actual game day conditions, it’s as close as possible to the pressure and adrenaline the golfer will experience on the golf course. The golfer is trying to create conditions that are generally more difficult during the ESPY APP 405- Training Drill than what the golfer will experience under actual playing conditions. The ESPY APP 405- Training Drill will also allow the golfer to raise their blood pressure and adrenaline levels in order to gain an advantage of using the skills developed in the golfer’s subconscious golf mind instead of developing a hindrance by the golfer having to consciously thinking on the golf course.
The ESPY APP 405- Training Drill is based on a self-coaching forum allowing the golfer to learn their critical golf swing mechanics and techniques under the same condition that they will be playing. This allows the golfer to eliminate the disconnect between practice and playing condition or what I call The Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde syndrome in my book, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach. To elevate my adrenaline levels during my ESPY APP 405- Training Drill and improve my focus factor, I jog between station where my next series of five shots will be hit from.
Creating the Adrenaline to Improve the Golfer’s Subconscious Golf Mind Focus Factor
Adrenaline can allow the golfer to develop additional power and energy. The golfer’s increase adrenaline levels can have one of two effects. ONE– The favorable effect of slowing the perception of time down by engaging the golfer’s subconscious golf mind. Or TWO- the adverse effect of speeding up the perception of time by allowing the conscious mind to think. The conscious mind can perform two functions- either THINK or FOCUS. The golfer using the ESPY APP 405- Training Drill can use their adrenaline positively to develop the focus factor with the conscious mind and allow the subconscious mind to naturally go through the golf swing sequence. If the golfer’s adrenaline is not channeled correctly, the adrenaline can cause stress, muscle tension, and anxiety, all that are detrimental to the golf game and shot making.
In the ESPY APP 405 Training Drill, the golfer is making five golf shots from one point to a target area, than after the fifth golf shot, the golfer runs to the target area to hit the next series of golf shots. Providing if at least four of the five golf shots hit within the target area. The running elevates the golfers blood pressure where the golfer mind can become accustom to the stress level that can develop while over the shot on the golf course.
NOTE: For the tee shot and intermediate golf shots, I use a special practice ball that I call SAFE Golf Balls. These SAFE Golf Balls. These SAFE Golf Balls don not cause property damage or endanger people or pets. They are geared to only travel about 30 percent the distance of an actual golf ball. Then for my chip,pitch shots, and putts, I switch out the SAFE Golf Balls with actual golf balls. The biggest advantage of using the SAFE Golf Balls is they behave just like actual golf balls in that you can shape shots and you can use them in your large backyard.
Here are some measures that can help channel adrenaline correctly:
1. First, recognize that adrenaline will be present during the round and try to enjoy the experience of competition.
2. Have a practice that is structured and more strenuous than any conditions found on the course.
3. Create the mental conditions during practice for at least 30 minutes, which would allow adrenaline to develop in order to be an advantage instead of a hindrance.
4. Quiet the mind and body to mentally remove distractions, and focus on muscle memory during practice or competition.
5. Condition the mind and body to perform under pressure circumstances.
6. Develop a natural, repeatable sequence, based on muscle memory, techniques, and mechanics.
7. Develop scenarios during practice that will reflect that of course play for effective decision making.
Finally, be conservative in your target selection, based on the ESPY APP 405 Training Drill, but be aggressive and committed to the target. The ESPY APP 405 Training Drill is where the golfer establishes a 3-foot radius for putts, a 10-foot radius for chip and pitch shots, and a 20-foot radius for tee and approach shots. The objective is to drop four (4) out of five (5) shots in this target area before going to the next shot location. The ESPY APP 405 Training Drill is discussed more in detail in Section 7.0 of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach, a self-coaching technique.
The ESPY Golf Swing Coach is based on a dual CAM approach to presetting the wrists action in the golf swing, or what I refer to as the wristbands on the boxing gloves. This approach of setting the wristbands was illustrated in Ken Duke golf swing, Marco Dawson, and Angela Stanford, professional golfers, that were guest on the Golf Channel. Setting the wristbands was also employed by Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and P.J. Boatwright, associated with the USGA, and a distant cousin. Another example was Colonel George R. Hall used the Dual CAM-type golf swing. To learn more about Colonel Hall’s story, please refer to my blog: http://goo.gl/W1jAuC.
It is not enough to know WHAT to do according to the ASPEN Self-Coaching Pyramid, but more importantly HOW! The ESPY Golf Swing Coach not only explains the WHAT, but the WHY and HOW. The ESPY Golf Coach uses procedures with diagrams and illustrations how to establish the three (SYNCH, PRESET, and YAW) elements in order to allow the golfer to develop subconscious golf swing for muscle memory using the ESPY APP 405 Training Drill that will allow the golfer to use both their conscious mind (FOCUS) and subconscious mind (EXECUTE) their golf swing mechanics and techniques.
The SYNCH (RT. Pronator Quadratus CAMS) followed by the PRESET (LT. Pronator Quadratus CAMS-OVER) allows the golfer to place the handle of the club, or the left thumb, onto the swing plane. This engages the Swing Path Muscles (RT. Supinator, both Brachio-Radialis, and both Thenars) The only other maneuver the golfer has to performed is to take the club handle to the top of the swing what is called the YAW maneuver of coiling the shoulders with the right elbow.
All three elements are performed in slow motion, the slower the better to allow the body to coil properly. A slow takeaway sets up a great downswing through impact. The secret of the ESPY Golf Swing is to CAM and CAM-OVER about a small nodular called the Ulna Styloid Process. This will properly set the hands and wrists as noted in the diagram to the left and in the diagram below into the Lock position.
The reason I use the boxing gloves is because is locates the right and left Pronator Quadratus muscle a key element to engage The Swing Path Muscles. The boxing gloves are arranged as if they are holding the handle of the golf club. The red line in the SYNC and PRESET to the LOCK Position is a significant. This allows the golfer to properly set the correct part of the Pronator Quadratus muscle.
NOTE: Swinging the handle of the club was the basis of Mr. Eddie Merrins, The Little Pro, video series entitled Swing the Handle, not the club. Where Mr. Merrins explains the WHAT, The ESPY Golf Swing Coach takes it to the next steps to explain the WHY and HOW.
How to establish a ESPY APP 405- Training Drill in the golfer’s practice sessions, purchase your copy of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach from the links below, or visit your local bookstore:
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A Recommendation for your Golf Game:
I would like to recommend an interesting radio program that I regularly listen to from my home state Arkansas on my I-Heart Radio app on KARN 102.9 FM station, out of Little Rock, AR. 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.
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