Dozens of books have been written about the importance of the golfer’s mind-body connection, i.e. getting your head out of the game, relax, stop thinking and focus on the moment at hand and letting your body play the game. One of the best is Extraordinary Golf by Fred Shoemaker. (You can purchase this book at Amazon.com Extraordinary Golf: The Art of the Possible (Perigee)
In simple terms: to play golf well, you must practice and you must learn to focus in the now moment, in the precise “now” of your golf shot. It takes practice and discipline. And the implications go far beyond golf. But rather than my trying to reword his thinking, here is an interview with Fred Shoemaker presented by WGTF. It’s well-worth the 10 minutes it takes to view.
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