Excerpts

Introduction

"There are no short cuts to scratch golf. It is a journey. The golfer must welcome all of the trials with the right attitude, realizing the necessary learning process. Instead of trying to skip through the learning process, we must hunger to know every aspect of the game and experience all of the good and bad, as both lend valuable information for the future. The golfer that sees the good in all the suffering from the beginning is someone who is far ahead of the learning curve. You don't buy new equipment every time you play badly, as if it is equipment failure. You take it upon yourself...

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Teaching Golf

To those of us that teach professionally, it is a ministry rather than a job. We have decided that the purest form of promoting the game of golf is through instruction. From the beginning  I have made it my goal to be able to relate to and teach golfers of all levels. You can tell an experienced teacher when they talk fondly of the days in the trenches helping beginners build their method. I don’t like to hear someone talk as if they are an elitist who can only relate to tour pros. I feel like an instructor must give years of quality lessons, 10,000 would be a good starting point, with an interest...

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Swing Keys & Swing Wisdom

The Driven Golfer goes to the practice range with a purpose and zeal. It is important to have a topic each time you practice so that you are always looking to improve upon a weakness. Over the course of time experimentation brings about theories of the golf swing in general and your swing in particular. What do I like to see in a golf swing? I like to see thoughtful, appropriate practice swings. Patience going back reflects the swinging momentum I teach. A student must understand how the swing of our trunk influences arm swing and the club. Quiet hands allow a repeatable, circular swing. I like...

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The Driven Foursome

Any golfer who has achieved a level of excellence, to the point that he plays professionally, has put in long hours and been consumed by the game. There are others who have reached a level of scratch but never put: their game on display in tournaments. Their love of the game and pursuit of excellence is what drives them. We have become familiar with those golfers we see on TV or in person, those we read about, and those we hear about. With in any group of performers there are those who stand above the rest. They are the DRIVEN FOURSOME: Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tiger Woods. Ben...

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Conclusion

"Why is the great player overcome with emotion when he wins the major championship? For years they have been building and trying to trust their instincts. Sometimes they suffer through self-doubt. They weep because all of the years pour out, the hard work. They have gotten many more bad breaks than good. They have gotten used to "fair" having nothing to do with anything. They have a self-worth that is a much greater payoff than money or fame. The accomplished player knows that they have stuck with it during this solitary pursuit of excellence. They have revealed things to themselves...

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