Extraordinary Golf: The Art of the Possible

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Most golfers approach the tee with a complex mental package: worries and judgments about their swing, the other person's swing, the course, the weather, looking good, looking bad. They think about what's wrong instead of what's possible, and this is what Extraordinary Golf teaches: the art of the possible. Drawing on his experience teaching both amateurs and professionals for more than fifteen years, in his clinics around the country, in his Golf in the Kingdom seminars at the Esalen Institute, and at his own ...

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Overview

Most golfers approach the tee with a complex mental package: worries and judgments about their swing, the other person's swing, the course, the weather, looking good, looking bad. They think about what's wrong instead of what's possible, and this is what Extraordinary Golf teaches: the art of the possible. Drawing on his experience teaching both amateurs and professionals for more than fifteen years, in his clinics around the country, in his Golf in the Kingdom seminars at the Esalen Institute, and at his own School for Extraordinary Golf in California, Shoemaker shows how extraordinary golf can be coached, learned, and practiced, with results not only in people's scores but in their sheer pleasure in the game. Combining a host of practical exercises with an entirely new point of view, he demonstrates how to focus not on the voices in your head but on the reality of golf: the club, the ball, your body, the course - the elements that actually make up your game. He shows how to approach shots creatively, instead of mechanically; how to read greens simply by staying awake; how to develop a powerful and consistent swing by rediscovering trust for your instincts; and how to improve yourself in competition by determining what you're competing for. He also gives simple guidelines on how to coach yourself, your spouse, and your children successfully.

Most golfers bring more than their clubs to the course. They come with doubt, excitement, fear, desire--and a great deal of hope. In this book, renowned golf teacher Fred Shoemaker combines a host of practical, proven exercises with a whole new way of thinking to reveal the extraordinary possibilities in everyone's game. 224 pp. National media publicity. 25,000 print.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399522765
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 239,830
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred Shoemaker, who began teaching golf in the seventies, is the founder of Extraordinary Golf®named one of Golf Magazine's "25 Best Golf Schools" in America. He lectures and conducts workshops around the world for such organizations as the PGA and the LPGA and for major corporations, including Apple Computer, Oracle, and Pfizer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    Best Golf Book Ever

    This book is not for the new golfer. If you have played golf for 10+ years, this book will speak to you. It reminds you what golf is really all about. After reading this book my game improved 3-5 shots but my enjoyment of the game increased immeasurably. This is not a swing fix, how to, shot shaving book. It is a book about the philosphy of golf as the great game it is. I have bought this book for many golfing buddies and business contacts.

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