Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Podcast 9 - How Big?

This podcast - the ninth in the series - offers a side trip from the general golf/Zen subject of these programs, to the roots of my Eastern interests.

Modern Western science shows true reality to be bizarrely different than what we perceive it to be. An intriguing paradox is that the sciences of the very big and the very small both show these surprises, and also carry a direct parallel with ancient Eastern philosophy.

To myself - a reformed Eastern cynic - these surprising parallels are solid proof that we need to pay more attention to the Eastern message, and that is the prime objective of these programs.

An earlier podcast (#3B) went into the subject of the reality of the very small: quantum physics. This one goes to the other extreme, to the subject of the immense: cosmology. Don't panic! You'll learn something, and it might even be fun.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Podcast 8 - Laws and Tendencies

What are the inviolable laws of the golf swing? Within the blizzard of golf instuction that assaults us, what are only personal preferences or tendencies? Today's podcast begins to answer those questions by looking at the cornerstones of conventional instruction: grip,stance, posture, and alignment.

Don't forget, I'm offering a copy (or two)of my golf novel to those that submit the best comments or suggestions on the subject of fundamentals. If you do leave a comment, you'll want to let me know how to reach you. You can do that by clicking on the book's link within the blog menu and then clicking on "Contact" to find the publishers email address. That will eventually get to me, and we can communicate from there. (I know that neither you nor I want our email address hung out in public.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Podcast 7 - The Noise of Many Teachers

In learning golf, the problem is not a lack of information. It is, instead, one of too much information. We're subjected to a literal fire-storm of information, and much of it is conflicting. Turn your hips... don't turn your hips... strong grips... weak grips... Natural Golf's palm grip... the head moves with the swing... the head is steady... the arms initiate... the arms follow... the list is endless.

This all can't be right, just as it all can't be wrong.

How much of what we hear is truly fundamental, and how much is simply the personal preference of the teacher?

What to do... what to do?

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Podcast 6 - Teaching vs. Learning

In last week's podcast I talked about the mental roadblocks that inhibit our learning and growth: we're impatient; we're unwilling to perhaps first take a step back in order to eventually get better; and, sometimes, at our core we don't believe in our own ability and so we choose not to try (so that we can not fail).

Today's program makes an important distinction: the role of the teacher and the obligation of the student.

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