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Golf Book Review – Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

I bought this book, Golf is Not a Game of Perfect, when it came out at the bookstores long times ago. (I think about 10 years ago or so…)

Anyways, this is one of the best books on golf psychology that I’ve seen in my lifetime. Although Dr. Bob Rotella isn’t a pro-golfer, he does case a lot of scenarios with other pro-golfers such as Tom Kite among many other pro-golfers to show you the mental side of playing golf.

Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year’s Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, and many others. Rotella, or “Doc,” as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. What Rotella does here in this extraordinary book, and with his clients, is to create an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer’s game, from mental preparation to competition. The most wonderful aspect of it all is that it is done in a conversational fashion, in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. And, as some of the world’s greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular.

 

eGrain for your balls

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

eGrain for your balls

Here’s a chip that can be mounted inside your golf ball for analyzing the speed, spin, and direction of your golf balls.

Nice… but the world is really turning into this mumbo jumbo tech bs…. We need to really stick with down-to-earth fundamentals…well for 95% of us on earth…

Regardless, this is great technological breakthrough for anyone who can break par.

A “smart” golf ball demonstrated at a consumer electronics fair in Berlin can help improve a golfer’s game by using a computer chip to reveal how fast it flies off the tee.

Developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Micro-integration, the e-Grain chip inside the ball can survive 200 sharp whacks from a pro golfer.

In the first five metres of its flight, it wirelessly sends information about its velocity to a display on the golfer’s bag.

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Here’s my swing from last year

Friday, September 7th, 2007

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Here’s my swing from last year

After college, I played in the mini-tours in Northern California called, Pepsi Tour. Basically you pay your $300 entry fee and if you win, you win like $1000 to $3000. Not a bad deal if you win most of the time but I lost most of the time… It was a good experience because I got to play with all the best players on that mini-tour. There not that many contenders so if you play enough tournaments, you get to play with the best players eventually.

I would have kept playing but I broke my middle finger while playing basketball so I need to save some money until I get back on tour.  (I am thinking of making donation buttons on this site if there’s enough traffic in the future…hehe… you can ALL sponsor me… and I will give you 500% return if I make it to PGA Tour.  Good deal huh?)

Eventually, I should be able to make money selling mattresses at my new company and get back on to playing golf.  If you wanna be a pro golfer and you live in the Nor-Cal area, I do suggest playing the Pepsi Tour.  It’s a lot of fun.

Anyways, the above video shows my swing with some LEDs in the dark.  I was making this LED device for fun but it could be a good training device too.  (I should patent it huh?)

Check out how to make the LED Golf POV here at my Zedomax site.

The Golf Grip

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

The Golf Grip

Okay, how to grip the Golf Club… This is probably the most important part of your golf swing.

For example, if you have a bad grip, you will need a bad grip to hit a good shot.

If you have a good grip, you will need a good swing to hit a good shot.

The grip is everything in golf. For most of you, your swing is probably bad and your grip is bad too. (Not being harsh, just being honest)

So my advice, don’t change your grip or your swing if it’s working for you and you are already a scratch golfer.

You can see many scratch golfers who can play with a bad grip and a bad swing. But you NEVER see a scratch golfer who can play with a bad grip and a good swing.

Probably the most notable pro golfer who does this is Paul Azinger. Paul Azinger has one of the most strongest grip in golf with a hockey style swing. (well, maybe that’s exaggerating, he DOES has really good knock-down shots which I envy…)

OKAY, how do you grip it correctly MAX?

Okay, here’s my way. First, you get your hands together like you are going to pray so your hands are facing each other. Then naturally put your hands on the club without twisting. Make sure your grip is relaxed like noodle or you just wacked it. (This is a tip that worked for me after I read the book by George Knudson, The Natural Golf Swing)

Anytime tension grows in your grip, you will hit the ball left and right maybe not during practice, but when you are hitting that drive on the par 5 where bets are going to be settled.

Relaxation in your grip is the key, this will relax you and your whole swing, just watch Freddy Couples play. :)

Get the book here at our amazon store:

Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
by Ben Hogan
$9.60
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