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Ed’s book, The Guru in your Golf Swing is now in bookstores. It can also be ordered online at sspub.ca in the US, or Amazon.caThe Guru in your Golf Swing in Canada.

"A must read, filled with the kinds of insites that can make a difference"

Mike Hebron, 1991 PGA Teacher of the year, Golf Digest top 50 teacher

"Read it and discover that you can work on your mind to play better golf, but you can also use golf to awaken your mind"

Dr Joe Parent, PGA Tour Coach and author of #1 best seller ZEN GOLF:Mastering the Mental Game

 

 

 

I just wanted to thank youfor such a wonderfully rich and readable book that you authored. I loved the format and guidance, especially on the meditation side. I have helped set up a couple of meditation groups as well as participate in one at Springhill prison and I have read passages from your book multiple times. You are a great warrior spirit! Tom

Ed,

Read your book, awesome. On hole #6 Glen Arbour I had a terrible time; blocked 2 in woods and 4 in the water I couldn't get out of my own way. So, walking between hole 6 and 7 l took your books advice to let it go. l concentrated on the sound of my foot steps and breathing on the tee box the bad hole was left behind. The next hole a par 3 playing over 159 yards. On the tee I concentrated on my breathing took a smooth swing and got a hole in one! Thanks for the instruction on how to leave bad holes behind.

KENNEDY NORRIS

Fitness

  

Mental fitness is just as important as physical. The exercizes on the right will help your propreoception, or awareness of your body in space.

yoga for golfers GREAT WARM-UP

 

 

 

 

The TRAPPER. Hit piercing irons

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Mental Fitness:

 

The Mindful Golfer: a six week program with Dr. Tim Walker and Ed Hanczaryk

 

 

Audio Downloads:

Body Scan

Sitting Meditation

Mindful Swing

Preshot Mindful Assessment

Feelingization

Visualizing Ball Flight

Start Fresh Each Moment

 

 

Following is an article on using the earth:

 

Developing a Mindful Golf Swing,  using the earth

When you move your body in a certain way, patterns develop. After enough repetitions, these become habits.

The way you swing a golf club is a habitual pattern, and like a fingerprint, no two swings are alike. To be an effective player your arms and body must work together, within certain parameters, to deliver the club to the ball in the best way.

Following is an exercise designed to shine the light of mindfulness onto your swing. No club is needed for this. To accommodate lefty and righty golfers, I will use target and trail to indicate left and right, ie a righty golfer’s target arm is the left, closest to the target.

Stand erect, and imagine that the soles of your feet have three points of contact with the ground, the pads under your big toe and little toe, and the heel. These three are the balance points you will continue paying attention to during this exercise.

Bend forward into your golf stance- it should feel like your bum goes up- all the while keeping your mind on the points of contact between feet and ground.

Now make a swing with your arms, staying mindful of the soles of your feet. You might feel some weight move back to your trail foot as you swing back, then shift over to the target foot as you swing through to a full finish.

You just made a swing using the first point of contact, feet on the earth, as the object of your attention. The point of this exercise is not to judge right or wrong, but rather as a foundation exercise in paying attention, being mindful of your swing. The light of mindfulness is the first step to consistency and feel.

Let’s do it again. Start by standing erect, feeling the three points of contact in each foot. Bend forward, feeling your tailfeathers go up, all the while keeping your attention on the balance triangle on the soles of your feet. If your mind drifts to something else, just notice that and come back to the soles of your feet.

Make two clubless swings, maintaining mindfulness of your feet on the earth. After each swing, hold your finish for a moment, long enough for someone to take a photo of you for Golf Magazine.

Notice how your conceptual mind gets bored with this exercise, and wants to help. Try this, try that, or waves of negativity, thinking  `I can not do that’, or `what’s the point’. Stick with it; mindfulness is about coming back to the moment, over and over again.

Every time you do this exercise you are strengthening your ability to stay in the moment and feel the nuances of your swing. Do this daily, for at least ten repetitions. Once you have made mindfulness a habit, we will move to the arms.