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Your Inner Golf Guru: The Science of Rethinking, Relearning, & Revamping Your Golf Swing

Your Inner Golf Guru: The Science of Rethinking, Relearning, & Revamping Your Golf Swing

by James Ragonnet


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Lower your handicap and revamp your swing as you become your own best golf instructor.
Conventional methodologies, which emphasize ball-striking dictated mostly by bio-mechanics and kinesiology, have failed to enhance the competencies of worn, weary, and wishful golfers. To diagnose and correct your dysfunctional swing, you must understand how your mind, brain, muscles, and club function. Your Inner Golf Guru—a new way of solving a very old problem—applies the domains of cognitive neuroscience and systems thinking to teaching and learning the game. These unlikely and overlooked domains govern your  development far more than you can ever imagine. Dr. James Ragonnet offers a crash course in the following:  
  • Sharpening your thinking
  • Rewiring your brain  
  • Developing expert movement patterns  
  • Practicing deliberately
  • Improving rapidly 
  • Individualizing your learning
  • Competing under pressure
  • And that’s just the tip of the iceberg

Since there’s no prescribed or ready path for all golfers, you must become a Golf Academy of one. You must think and learn on your own terms. Before you sacrifice any more time, energy, and money on dated, conventional, and narrow golf methodologies, buy and read the innovative and scientific approach in Your Inner Golf Guru—a practical guide that will change your game.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683583981
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 10/06/2020
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,125,509
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James L. Ragonnet, PhD, is a former college golf coach, college professor, writer, and researcher whose specialty is the teaching and learning of complex skills including golf, critical and lateral thinking, problem solving, decision making, accelerated learning, memory enhancement, successful college teaching, and effective communication. His primary focus is providing learners with rapid and practical blueprints to reinvent themselves. His previous book, Golf’s Three Noble Truths (2007)—acknowledged by noted PGA coaches—was nominated for the “Herbert Warren Wind Book Award.” A winner of the Navy’s Region One Golf Tournament, he lives in Williamsville, New York.   

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Thinking about Thinking 1

Systems Theory 7

White Matter 11

Mastering Complex Skills 15

Spraying and Praying 19

The Three Stages 21

Engrams 25

Educated Hands 29

Focus 39

Structure 43

Ball Flight Laws 49

Rocking and Throwing 53

Consistency and Variability 61

Mirror Neurons 65

Learned Helplessness 71

Unlearning 73

Robin Hood 81

Choking under Pressure 85

Weighted Clubs 93

Golfers and Dieters 97

Models 101

Paul Runyan 109

Confirmation Bias 115

The Mind's Eye 119

A Yardstick for Failure 123

Why You Have a Brain 125

Breathing 129

Intellect vs. Intelligence 133

Great Expectations 137

Neurogenesis 141

Instant Gratification 145

Rx Golf 149

Autodidacts 155

Clutter 159

Cognitive Dissonance 163

No Sacred Cows 169

Bamboozled 173

Big Data 177

Observational Learning 183

The Grass Whip 187

Smarts 193

The Transition 197

Practice 201

Eye Tracking 209

Sherlock Holmes 215

Arcs and Straight Lines 219

Rebellious Discernment 227

Optical Illusions 233

The Follow-through 239

Less Is More 243

Fleeting Indicators 249

References 253

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