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Performance Golf : Learning and Perfecting Golf - Gerald A Walford

Performance Golf

Learning and Perfecting Golf

Paperback Published: 1st January 2010
ISBN: 9781892495334
Number Of Pages: 176

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Performance Golf offers a systematic approach to
developing a golfer's overall technique, while
encouraging a personal style. Covered are both the
"mechanical," or physical, elements and the equally
important mental aspects of the game. The various
techniques of the game are broken down and the authors
show how to improve each one by simple analysis and a
step-by-step approach to implementing the suggested
method or technique.

About the Authorsp. 8
Introductionp. 9
Golf and the Laws of Sciencep. 11
The Physics and Biomechanics of the Golf Swingp. 12
Inertiap. 12
Angular Speedp. 13
Torquep. 13
Starting the Downswing: Pull and Push Actionp. 14
Gravityp. 15
Distance and Accuracyp. 17
Wrist Cockp. 17
Slow Hands at Impactp. 18
COAM: Conservation of Angular Motionp. 18
Snapping of a Whipp. 18
Transfer of Energy of the Golf Swingp. 19
Sources of Energyp. 19
Principles of Forcep. 20
Falling Backp. 20
The Gripp. 21
Harry Vardon and His Bent Elbowp. 21
The Set-Upp. 22
Relaxp. 22
Loose Gripp. 22
Choking up on the Clubp. 23
The Sweet Spot (Center of Percussion)p. 23
Speed of the Ballp. 24
The Single-Axis or Single-Plane Swingp. 24
The Palm Gripp. 24
The Wide Stancep. 25
Right Arm/Wrist Powerp. 25
The Swing Arcp. 25
The Single-Axis or Single-Plane Theoriesp. 26
The Physics of Golf Equipmentp. 28
Club Face Insertsp. 28
Puttersp. 28
Wedgesp. 29
Irons and Woodsp. 29
Swing Weightp. 29
Featherlight and Very Light Golf Clubsp. 30
Modality Synchronizationp. 30
Shaftsp. 31
New Trendsp. 34
Golf Ballsp. 35
Puttingp. 36
Roll of the Ballp. 37
The Ball's Centerp. 37
Compressionp. 37
Durabilityp. 38
USGAp. 38
Dimplesp. 38
Aerodynamicsp. 39
Gripsp. 39
Sizep. 39
Clubheadsp. 40
Center of Gravityp. 40
Clubfacep. 40
Equipment Summaryp. 41
Using the Senses for Learningp. 42
Evolution of the Golf Swingp. 43
Yesterday's Swingp. 43
Early Modern Swingp. 44
The Late Modern Swingp. 45
The Role of Vision and Nonvision in Learning the Golf Swing and Puttp. 46
Feeling Versus Thinkingp. 46
Three Stages of Learningp. 47
Kinesthetic Learningp. 47
Right Brain/Left Brainp. 47
Clubhead Focusp. 48
Visual and Kinesthetic Imageryp. 49
The Use and Misuse of Imagery, Reflexes, and Learningp. 51
Clear Mindp. 51
Feedbackp. 52
Automatic Learned Reflexesp. 52
Pros and Cons of Imageryp. 53
Learning Skillsp. 54
Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Golfp. 56
Learning the Skillp. 56
Anchors or Triggersp. 57
All About the Golf Swingp. 59
Mechanics of the Golf Swingp. 60
Centrifugal Force, Center, and Radiusp. 60
The Golf Swing's Centrifugal Force: Center and Radiusp. 61
The 90-Degree Swing Anglep. 62
Golf's Swing Problems: Center and Radius Changesp. 63
Body Weight Placementp. 63
Wrist Actionp. 64
Shoulder Rotationp. 64
The Arm Rollp. 64
Lever-Powered Golfp. 65
The Only Necessary Movementp. 65
Power Turned on by Forearmp. 66
Impactp. 66
Learning the Swingp. 67
Making the Circlep. 67
Chevreul's Pendulump. 68
Visualizationp. 68
Scrape-the-Grass Drill Without Golf Ballp. 69
The Basic Swingp. 70
Nonvisual Practicep. 71
The Full Swingp. 71
The Backswingp. 71
The Weight Shiftp. 71
The Arm-and-Hand Rollp. 72
Scrape-the-Grass Drill With a Golf Ballp. 72
Ball Placementp. 72
Swing Problems and Failuresp. 73
The One-Leg Stork Stand Drillp. 73
The String Drillp. 74
Puttingp. 74
Subconscious Puttingp. 76
Lining up the Puttp. 76
Putting Distancep. 77
Chippingp. 77
Pitchingp. 78
The Fade, Slice, Draw, and Hookp. 78
Learning the Skillsp. 78
Keep it Simplep. 79
Learn Like a Kidp. 80
Be Naturalp. 80
Playing Outside Your Own Rhythmp. 81
The Twin Pendulump. 82
The Pendulum Analogyp. 82
The Single Pendulump. 82
The Twin Pendulump. 84
Science of the Short Gamep. 86
Swing Speed and Distancep. 86
The Killer Bee "Stinger" Golf Club Methodp. 87
Chippingp. 88
Puttingp. 88
Sand Shotsp. 89
Short and Simple Methodp. 89
Distance/Club Chartp. 90
The Mental Aspects of the Gamep. 91
From the Practice Range to the Golf Coursep. 92
Mind Confusionp. 92
Do Not Try to Hit the Ballp. 93
How to Practicep. 93
Mental Strategiesp. 93
Golf Strategy: The Percentage Gamep. 94
Positive Thinkingp. 94
Consistencyp. 94
Equipmentp. 95
Do Your Own Thinkingp. 95
Club Selectionp. 95
Off the Teep. 95
Long Fairway Shotsp. 96
The Approach Shotp. 97
The Greensp. 98
Reading the Greensp. 99
Scramblingp. 100
The Roughp. 101
Sand Trap Shotsp. 101
Water Shotsp. 102
The Weatherp. 102
The Rules of Golfp. 103
Your Own Parp. 103
Mental Strategies for Golfp. 104
Strategies and Abilitiesp. 104
The Performance Phasep. 105
Self-Talkp. 106
Rational Thinkingp. 107
Positive Thinkingp. 107
Lessening Importance of the Situationp. 108
Perceptionsp. 108
Mental Recallp. 108
Confidencep. 109
Anxiety and Tensionp. 109
Routinesp. 110
The Preparation Phase: Psychological Strategies for Use When Not Performingp. 110
Goal Settingp. 110
Relaxing the Bodyp. 113
Imageryp. 113
Imagery for Mental Developmentp. 114
Evaluationp. 114
Concentrationp. 115
Hypnosisp. 115
Meditationp. 115
Reminiscencep. 116
Chokingp. 116
The Five Stages of Accomplishmentp. 116
Advanced Techniquesp. 117
Does Your Golf Ball Know What Your Body Is Doing?p. 118
The Gripp. 118
The Stancep. 119
The Backswingp. 120
The Downswingp. 121
Contactp. 121
The Follow-Throughp. 122
The Overall Swingp. 122
The Short Gamep. 123
Puttingp. 124
Summaryp. 125
The Practice Swing Is Always Betterp. 126
The Ballp. 126
Don't Aimp. 128
Alignment Obsessionp. 128
Squareness on the Swingp. 129
Don't Hit the Ball Straightp. 130
The Most Difficult Shotp. 130
Learning the Straight Ballp. 130
Club Selectionp. 132
Distance and Dispersion Patternp. 132
Short Ironsp. 133
Your Egop. 134
The Role of the Right Elbowp. 135
Throwing Actionp. 135
Lead with the Elbowp. 136
Right Shoulder Problemp. 137
Learning the Movep. 138
Analyzing Your Gamep. 139
Computer Spreadsheet Analysisp. 140
Golf Drills for Feelp. 143
Practice Workbookp. 146
The Spiritual Side of Golfp. 148
Golf and Life: The Final Stagep. 149
Practicep. 149
The Selfp. 150
Zen Learningp. 150
The Momentp. 151
Breathingp. 151
Act "as if" in Controlp. 152
Fearp. 152
Patiencep. 153
Enlightenmentp. 154
Mind Controlp. 154
Obsessionp. 155
The Tao: Nature's Flow of Golfp. 156
The Prime Moverp. 156
A Round Of Golfp. 157
The Ninth Holep. 160
The Rules of Golfp. 162
What a golfer may and may not dop. 162
Water hazard, lateral water hazard, unplayable lie, lost, and out of boundsp. 163
Obstructions-artificial/man-madep. 164
Lifting and cleaning the ballp. 164
Line of puttp. 164
Casual water, ground under repair, hole, cast, or runwayp. 165
Lifts, drops, redrops, and placing ballp. 165
Loose Impediments, natural objectsp. 166
Ball moved, deflected, or stoppedp. 166
Lie, area of swing, and line of playp. 167
Practicep. 167
Match and stroke playp. 167
Bibliographyp. 168
Indexp. 172
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ISBN: 9781892495334
ISBN-10: 1892495333
Series: VAN DER PLAS
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st January 2010
Publisher: Van Der Plas Publications,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.5

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