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By Charles W. Boatright

Author of The ESPY Golf Swing Coach

You Can Find Your Golf Swing Sequence and Fall in Love with Golf Again

You don’t have to be estranged from your golf swing sequence, but you can fall back in love with golf. You don’t have to lose that loving feeling that you once had for your golf swing. You can use three golf swing fundamentals to not only have more power and clubhead speed, but more control.

What is power and clubhead speed without control? It is easier than you think. You just have to use an APP. APP is for Apperception, where a golfer can use a prior skill from one sport, like baseball or softball, and carry these same skills from the batter’s box to the tee box.

Your golf swing doesn’t have to be a mystery wrapped in an enigma. It’s all about Sync/Presetting your wrists. Some of the best PGA golfers, like Sir Nick Faldo, David Duval, Ken Duke, and Marco Dawson use the Preset maneuver. All four of these golfers have either been interviewed on Golf Channel, such is the case with David Duval, Ken Duke, and Marco Dawson; or have produced YouTube videos, like in the case of Nick Faldo.

Figure out not only WHAT to DO, but HOW To Sync/Preset Your Wrists

These interviews and YouTube videos illustrate WHAT to do, but not the HOW. Here are three simple elements, with checkpoints, that will help you fall back in love with your golf swing this Valentine’s Day:

SYNC– The golfer wants to hinge (Palmar Flex) their wrist (the area made up of the two Thenars and not the lower forearm) back toward their right elbow. This hinge action in this particular orientation will naturally establish the following element called Pronation of the left wrist. This is shown in the wrists in the upper right hand corner of the figure above.

PRESET– As the golfer is hinging their Hypothenar toward their right elbow, their left wrist will naturally rotate, or Pronate, as shown in the middle part of the figure above with the wrists in the Lock Position. These two simple elements or maneuvers establish 80 percent of the golfer’s swing. The only thing left to perform is to take the handle of the golf club to the top of the swing.

CHECKPOINT– After the SYNC/PRESET maneuver, the golfer’s left pinky knuckle should be pointing in the general direction of their right big toe and a small nodule just above the left thumb (called the left Radial Styloid Process or RSP, for short) should be pointing in the general direction of their right elbow.

The DROP– The golfer wants to create a mental image of the left Hypothenar dropping down toward the ball and leveling out to break the imaginary pane of glass in front of the ball about 6 inches.

The Following are the illustration to each element in the ESPY Golf Swing Sequence:

Even though this might be the off-season to use these elements, you don’t have to give up the opportunity to use them. Anywhere you practice your putting, you can perform these three elements; just have a backstop to catch those wayward shots that occur from time-to-time, shown below.

My Indoor Training Facility with a putting green and pitch/chipping mat.

I use this putting green every day exclusively in my training facility all year-round. I’ve even produced a YouTube video demonstrating what I call The Bunt Chip/Pitch 405- Training Drill. The objective is to get 4-out-of-5 golf balls inside the leather of my indoor putting green. Please link to the video below.

Video of the Bunt-Type Chip/Pitch 405-Training Drill

The chip/pitch shot can be practiced anywhere you practice putting. This is a great technique to get reps, even in the wintertime. Just make sure you have a backstop, as noted above and above in my YouTube golf training drill. The backstop can stop any wayward golf shot that will happen from time-to-time, especially if you are rusty at performing the chip/pitch shot.

NOTE: I’m in the middle of renovating my training facilities and I had to change out my lighting. The video will be in low lighting. I plan on remaking this again once I have install the new lighting.