Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Podcast 13 — A 'Zen' Break

Recent podcasts have focused (perhaps too much?) on the physical aspects of the golf swing. Today's program is a return to our stated mission — the mental side of golf — through a review of other podcasts that carry a similar theme.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Podcast 12 — The Physical Fundamentals

This posting is almost a mission violation. Even though this is a blog/podcast devoted to the mental side of golf, the "Zen" of golf (and of life), it is necessary that we do talk about the few true physical fundamentals... the LAWS... and this is that program. For you swing freaks... enjoy, since we'll climb back into your brain next time.

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Monday, January 09, 2006

Podcast 11 — Why Bother?

In the last podcast I listed my candidates for the mental fundamentals of golf:

  • A practiced routine, faithfully followed on every shot.
  • Visualization as part of that routine.
  • A non-judging "play-back" of the shot as one holds their finish and watches the flight/roll of the ball.
  • A continuing belief and trust in one's ability to continue to unfold toward the ultimate golfer that resides within.

If you don't have the last item, then you are, by default, accepting that you will continue as you are, with your day-to-day scores varying at random around your median score. My question: Why bother? Why not just stay home, flip a coin, and mail in your score?

But, if we do continue to trust and believe, the question is equally valid. Why do/should we continue to bother?

Today's program takes on that question.

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Podcast 10 - The Fundamentals

With this program I'm finally beginning to address our promised subject: the fundamentals of golf.

Previously, we've talked about those things that reside completely within the realm of your own choice, and I've also recently listed some "preferences" or "tendancies:" nothing more than good starting points.

In today's program, and in the last essay posted here, we've moved across the line into the world of laws and, true to the stated mission of the site, I've itemized three mental fundamentals. See if you agree, and tell me if you don't.

Also, in today's program you'll learn something interesting about the world of podcasts.

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