Introduction to Golf

Successful golf is much more than a ball chase, or as Mark Twain acerbically termed it, “a good walk spoiled.” The sport of golf is a uniquely engaging and enigmatic challenge that demands golfers use every part of themselves - bodies and minds, in an integrated way. Working with the concept of mind-body integration is the foundation of the New School of Golf’s™ teaching methods.

Twenty-first Century sport training is full of new ideas and extremely exciting. The scientific community has become involved in sport training from sport psychologists to Hypnotherapists. Lying within each of us is the potential for great achievements. Cooperation and training of both sides of the brain is the key to peak performance.

Traditional teaching relies on the left side of the brain which is linear, analytical and literal. Attention is focused on the physical movements of the body which hinders the smooth flow of the golf swing. Traditional teaching methods have focused on the physical side while stating the game of golf is 90% mental.

The new golf is aware of the importance of training both left and right hemispheres of the brain.Along with the PGA TOUR autoputt the application of this philosophy will change your game.The new golf integrates the left brain (logical information) with the right brain (universal information). The new golf works with the right hemisphere and body's intelligence allowing you to perform without conscious awareness. Movements are practiced until they become unconscious, effective, motor skills that you no longer need to pay conscious attention to, commonly called "muscle memory". An example of this would be juggling balls: each movement is learned using the left brain to map the pattern and is then done "automatically" using the right side of the brain.

The new golf opens up dialogue to discuss the extraordinary potential available to each one of us. Most of the ideas discussed in this guide are applicable in other areas of your life if optimal performance is your goal.

HOW TO PLAY GOLF.

Chapter One
The Mental Side
"Whatever you can do or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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