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I made a discovery in physics that I don't think anyone in history has ever known (or articulated) before and it has BIG IMPLICATIONS for touch in putting, that most important part of the putting game that no one in golf has ever seriously tried to understand. It's this: if you toss a swing seat on a child's swing set back and up against gravity, the time it takes to coast to a stop is ALWAYS EXACTLY THE SAME and is also ALWAYS EXACTLY EQUAL TO THE METRONMIC TEMPO OF THAT SWING, given its length....
My website has had a nice free PDF collection of neuroscience explanations cherry-picked from thousands of videos available on line, so that golfers and golf teachers can catch up to the past 20-25 years of revolution about the human brain and body. Neuroscience research has expanded human understanding of the brain and body by 350 times more than was ever known in all human history up to 1989. Golfers, golf teachers, golf "psychs", motor sports "experts", and even educational experts don't know any of this science. I checked, and have been checking for 20+ years. Public school teachers and university educational experts have "started" catching up about 3 years ago, at Harvard and a few other well-endowed factories, but generally, they are further down the track for catching up than anyone else in the above list....
Hi Dirters, and Happy Holy Days!
I'm working on an idea about helping young golfers turn pro, especially proven talents coming out of college onto the pro circuits without substantial parental capacity or other assistance meeting the demands of event entry fees, caddie fees, equipment and training costs, and travel, lodging, and meals expenses. The idea is to get many people vested in the young pro's career and for many people to help in small amounts, either by direct support gifts of modest size or by dedicating some proceeds of product sales or teaching revenue to the support effort. (And if anyone wants to sponsor and help arrange a clinic for me to teach at your club, we can cover expenses and dedicate at least half the balance to this project as well.)
Certified 14 new coaches since June, now 106 in 18 countries! Most recently Allen Terrell, Head Golf Coach at Coastal Carolina, Conway / Myrtle Beach SC, and next Michael Shelton from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in Orlando.
Learning how to caddy on the Future tour, PGA PAT rounds, the SunCoast Tour, and LPGA Qualifying School (Stages II and III)....