Thursday, December 29, 2005


Comments are now coming in on the question of fundamentals:

  • "Magicode" says that it's all in the physics of how the clubface contacts the ball.
  • "Hiten" agrees with Magicode, with the addition that the turning torso provides the power instead of the arms.
  • "Chesebro" says it's all in your attitude - learning from bad shots instead of getting angry.

All good ideas... do you agree?

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

A Podcast... And a Reminder

Podcast 9 was posted today - Tuesday, the 27th. Like Podcast #3, this program is a side-trip into Western science. That earlier program dealt with "How Small?," as this one explores "How Big?" Each shows the striking parallels between the extremes of science and the ancient philosophies of the East.

At least to me, those parallels are proof that we'd better pay attention!

Also, a reminder: my next essay will go up either tomorrow or the next day (the 29th) and it will be the first in the upcoming series dealing with the true golf fundamentals... if there are any true fundmentals at all.

So, you have only a little time left to post a comment concerning your opinion on the fundamentals, and to perhaps win a copy of my golf novel, The Hole of the Third Eye. If you choose to do so, you'll need to contact me with your postal address. Click on the link to my novel and then on the contact button for the publisher. They, in turn, will forward to me.

Good luck!

Sunday, December 25, 2005

New... And New Year's Resolutions

Christmas Day...

New offerings for today include a new fortune cookie (I've been lax on this item) and the last in my "How Slow?" swing tips.

But, we're also coming up on the New Year and the tradition of making resolutions for the new year. To help you figure out yours, I'm making mine public today (at least the golf ones). Here they are:

  • To play more of the better courses in my area: to not let my friends hold me captive on my home course.
  • To use this winter to build core strength and increase my flexibility: to go to the gym regularly.
  • To get rid of my chipping "yips."
  • To watch the Golf Channel and to read Golf Digest only to re-enforce what I already know: to not let myself get sucked into denying the truths that I already know.
  • To go back to Royal Dornoch (Scotland) this year.

There's mine. What are yours?

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A New Podcast: Number 8

The latest Podcast — Laws and Tendencies — is up and available (for your listening pleasure?).

Don't forget to offer your comments and ideas on golf's fundamentals. A copy of my golf novel is the incentive I'm offering. If you do contribute, remember to click on the book link to find the publisher's email address so they can feed your contact info to me.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

New Today

There is a new essay today: Laws and Tendencies. With this chapter, I'm beginning to address the subject of the true golf fundamentals and, with that, the window is closing on winning a free copy of my Golf/Zen novel, The Hole of the Third Eye. All you need to do to win is post your ideas on the subject.

(To receive your copy, you'll need to give me contact information. You can do that by clicking on the menu link for the novel and then click on the "Contact" button to get the email link to the publisher; they will forward to me. I know that neither you nor I wants our email information posted openly!)

You'll see that the essay leaves its subject open or not completely wrapped up. By tomorrow there will be an accompanying podcast that will finish the job. I hope you're listening.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

New Today: A Review

Check my Review page for a book that may help with your last-minute Christmas shopping and that will help your golf game (if you let it.)

Also, I'll be making a bit of a format change this week. I've offered a free copy of my Golf/Zen novel (check the menu link) for the best few comments on the current subject of my essays and podcasts: what are the true golf fundamentals? Because I'd hoped for more response, I'm going to extend the subject for an additional week. If you haven't kept up to date, check out the last two essays and podcasts, and then feed me your ideas. (And, in order to actually get the book, you'll need to give me some clue as to how to reach you!)

With the delay, this week's podcast will be another science lesson (my link to validating Eastern Thought: If modern science has the same view of true reality as Eastern spiritualism, then should we not give more credence to the Eastern map for living our lives?)

Monday, December 12, 2005

New Today: A Podcast and a Tip

New today...

My seventh podcast—a companion to the "Noise of Many Teachers" essay from last Thursday.

And... also... the third in my "how slow?" series of tips.

Last, a special reminder... the essay and podcast series are approaching the point of presuming to lay down the few and true fundamentals of the golf swing. Before I get to that, I'm asking for your opinions and ideas. Better yet, for the one or two of you who come closest, I'll be awarding a free copy of my golf/Zen novel, The Hole of the Third Eye: A Fable of Golf, Zen, and Life.. So, get your comments in to me soon; you may earn yourself a personal Holiday gift. Good luck!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

New Today: Chapter Six

The sixth in my series of golf/zen essays was posted today.

As you read Chapter Six, you'll see that the upcoming topic for Chapter Seven is the true golf fundamentals. Out of the blizzard of conflicting instruction, I'm proposing to take the huge risk of publishing my opinions on the few true golf fundamentals.

Before I make that public commitment, I'd like to hear your own pesonal ideas, and I'm willing to pay for them. To the person (or "persons"... perhaps 2-3?) who come closest to matching me, I'll award free copies of my golf/zen novel, The Hole of the Third Eye: A Fable of Golf, Zen, and Life.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A New Podcast

I've been quiet for a few days, and I hope you noticed. I had a delightful small Thanksmas vacation with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law in Boston. Cold, but wonderful just the same.

But, I'm back and on the case! Today's new podcast is the companion to last week's essay on teaching versus learning. Click the menu link to listen.