This book asks the reader to consider the accepted beliefs about golf instruction, muscle memory and the value of practice.
Based on notes compiled from over eleven-thousand lessons, Just Hit The Damn Ball! offers a new perspective on learning by reinforcing a golfers' best shots.
If you've been caught in an endless cycle of trading one swing fault for another, then get ready to take your game to a whole new level!
About the Author
Director of Instruction, Bloomington Downs Golf Club, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada since 1984.
Taught over eleven-thousand lessons.
Developed programs for Seneca College C.E.D., The Y.W.C.A., North York Parks and Recreation. Corporate seminars include: Hewlett Packard Canada, Imperial Oil, Zurich Insurance, Manufacturers Life Insurance.
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Reviewed by Eileen Johnson for Readers' Favorite In Just Hit the Damn Ball!: How to Stop Thinking and Play Your Best Golf, Dave Johnston writes an instructional manual that flies in the face of "conventional golfing wisdom." Based on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), this book is much easier to understand than the concepts of NLP. Basically, Johnston's instructions are based on the assumption that every golfer has untapped natural ability -- and if you stop worrying about the things you are doing wrong, you can become a better golfer. The trick is to begin with the fundamentals -- know how to stand correctly, grip the club, and then swing it. After you have those three fundamental skills, you can then begin to concentrate on those things you are doing right. Reinforcing those habits and rituals when you hit a shot perfectly will encourage you to reproduce those actions instead of the actions that happen when you focus on a bad shot. As a really average golfer, I found Just Hit the Damn Ball!: How to Stop Thinking and Play Your Best Golf by Dave Johnston very appealing. I have spent many hours on the golf course berating myself for every bad shot -- only to find that one bad shot typically leads to several more! The concept of keeping a journal of "good shots" and really dissecting what you did before and during those shots makes sense and seems almost too easy. I look forward to getting through those 30 days of improvement to see if the system really works!
Are you interested in finding the key to playing better golf in 30 days? That's what this book will do for you. Golfers are always told how important the mental aspects of the game are. We all come across mental tips that we should be able to follow to make our game better. But no! One bad shot easily destroys our attempts to apply all those mental tips. In this book Dave Johnson takes it one step further and show us how to apply them. He offers us some very simple techniques to mentally create the habit of success on the golf course. He shows us how to develop our own personal triggers to break ourselves out of bad habits and how to create new habits that will improve our game. And that's what makes this book so exciting. Using these techniques we can develop our own personal approach to a successful, innate golf game. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to succeed in the beautiful and maddening game of golf.