A Master Teacher's Secrets to Accelerated Golf Performance: Most Golfers Learn the Game Backwards

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Xlibris Corporation, Jun 21, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 194 pages
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“Joe Thiel is the consummate teacher. His ideas are cutting edge and will help you find what your game has been missing. I believe in his teaching. This book is awesome!” David Cook, PhD Voted Top 10 Mental-Side Experts by Golf Digest Author of Golf’s Sacred Journey Finally, learn what took us forever to learn through these amazing short game foundational principles first. “Incredible” Incredible and Smart! Bill Rogers (British Open Champion) In the past ten years under Joe’s teaching method’s I have won at the local, state, and national levels, with 2008 being my banner season winning four National tournaments and being named USA Rolex Junior Player of the Year. I know if others following Joe’s methods are willing to work hard they can also achieve great things. Cameron Peck United States Junior Amateur Champion United States Rolex player of the Year 2008 “Revolutionary and a marvelous resource for both the teacher and the student.” Wally Armstrong PGA Tour player -- teacher -- writer Joe knows that if you have a solid foundation you will always be able to go back and count on those foundations to correct your game. This book should be used as a road map to your golf game. If you start from the first page and apply the lessons in order to the end of the book, you will understand the great game of golf like you never had before. Michael Putnam PGA Tour member I strongly encourage you to read this great work that is set before you that will not only astonishingly quickly impact your game but also impact your life in a very positive way. Paul Callaway, PT, PhD The PGA Tour’s First PT At the completion of my college career at the University of Washington I was the Golfweek #1 ranked amateur. Joe Thiel has a clear guide to establish the foundation to get the most out of your natural ability and also a great vision on how to use that to play at the highest level. Paige MacKenzie LPGA Tour
 

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Contents

FOREWORD
13
MY GRATEFUL JOURNEY
19
Introduction
21
THE SHORTSHOT TEST
25
Lets first start with PREPOSTURE SETUP AND GRIP
27
POSTURE SETUP AND ALIGNMENT FOUNDATIONS
33
SHOULDER BLADES AND ROTATOR MUSCLES
40
BALANCE
45
THE CHIP HOLD
104
PACE RHYTHM AND TIMING
113
THE PITCH AND HOLD MOTION
121
TRANSITION
131
THE POSTIMPACT HOLD
137
TODAYS MODERN FITTING
143
TRANSITIONING TO LONGER SHOTS
145
REALTIME SKILL AND MIND PRACTICE
150

ARM HANG AND ADDRESS SHAFT PLANE
49
THE BIGTIME MISUNDERSTOOD STERNUM
53
HOW IMPORTANT IS GRIP PRESSURE?
59
PRESSURE POINTS
61
UNREFUTABLE PRINCIPLES OF MOTION
73
CHIPSHOT MOVEMENTS
84
THE ROLL OF THE LEGS AND HIPS
89
THE PELVIC TRIANGLE
94
THE THREE Ts
154
A FEW FINAL WORDS ABOUT SWING PLANE
157
GOLFS FIELD
160
A FEW WORDS ABOUT HEARTMATH
166
MORNING GOLFSPECIFIC WORKOUT
173
THE PREPRACTICE AND PREROUND WARMUP
186
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
193
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“Joe Thiel is the consummate teacher. His ideas are cutting edge and will help you find what your game has been missing. I believe in his teaching. This book is awesome!”  David Cook, PhD  Voted Top 10 Mental-Side Experts by Golf Digest  Author of Golf’s Sacred Journey  Finally, learn what took us forever to learn through these amazing short game foundational principles first.  “Incredible” Incredible and Smart!    Bill Rogers (British Open Champion)  In the past ten years under Joe’s teaching method’s I have won at the local, state, and national levels, with 2008 being my banner season winning four National tournaments and being named USA  Rolex Junior Player of the Year.  I know if others following Joe’s methods are willing to work hard they can also achieve great things. Cameron Peck United States Junior Amateur Champion United States Rolex player of the Year 2008   “Revolutionary and a marvelous resource for both the teacher and the student.” Wally Armstrong PGA Tour player -- teacher -- writer  Joe knows that if you have a solid foundation you will always be able to go back and count on those foundations to correct your game.  This book should be used as a road map to your golf game.  If you start from the first page and apply the lessons in order to the end of the book, you will understand the great game of golf like you never had before.    Michael Putnam PGA Tour member  I strongly encourage you to read this great work that is set before you that will not only astonishingly quickly impact your game but also impact your life in a very positive way.    Paul Callaway, PT, PhD The PGA Tour’s First PT   At the completion of my college career at the University of Washington I was the Golfweek #1 ranked amateur. Joe Thiel has a clear guide to establish the foundation to get the most out of your natural ability and also a great vision on how to use that to play at the highest level. Paige MacKenzie LPGA Tour

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