Extraordinary Golf: The Art of the Possible

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Penguin, 1997 - Sports & Recreation - 203 pages
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Most golfers approach the tee with a complex mental package: worries and judgments about their swing, the other person's swing, the course, the weather, looking good, looking bad. They think about what's wrong instead of what's possible, and this is what Extraordinary Golf teaches: the art of the possible. Drawing on his experience teaching both amateurs and professionals for more than fifteen years, in his clinics around the country, in his Golf in the Kingdom seminars at the Esalen Institute, and at his own School for Extraordinary Golf in California, Shoemaker shows how extraordinary golf can be coached, learned, and practiced, with results not only in people's scores but in their sheer pleasure in the game. Combining a host of practical exercises with an entirely new point of view, he demonstrates how to focus not on the voices in your head but on the reality of golf: the club, the ball, your body, the course - the elements that actually make up your game. He shows how to approach shots creatively, instead of mechanically; how to read greens simply by staying awake; how to develop a powerful and consistent swing by rediscovering trust for your instincts; and how to improve yourself in competition by determining what you're competing for. He also gives simple guidelines on how to coach yourself, your spouse, and your children successfully.
  

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Review: Extraordinary Golf: The Art of the Possible

User Review  - Lissa Johnston - Goodreads

Too touchy-feely for me although I do intend to try the club throwing exercise. His advice on coaching is a joke. No man alive can resist Know It All syndrome on the golf course. Read full review

Contents

The Course Walk
1
MY STORY
15
Purpose
24
The Culture of Golfers
37
Concentration
50
Instinctive Knowledge
61
WEVE GOTTA HAVE IT
94
Coaching
100
Fear Courage and Trust
122
Competition
131
Golf from the Future
143
THE JOYS
151
Golf as Art
176
Exercises
189
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Fred Shoemaker, who began teaching golf in the seventies, is the founder of Extraordinary Golf®named one of Golf Magazine's "25 Best Golf Schools" in America. He lectures and conducts workshops around the world for such organizations as the PGA and the LPGA and for major corporations, including Apple Computer, Oracle, and Pfizer.

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