Preface

        The game of golf has always afforded the individual the opportunity to explore the possibilities that life
    has to offer.  It has challenged the individual to find balance between life's inner and outer worlds.  Many
    have spent a majority of their time trying to tackle these challenges through only golf's outer game.  But, this
    approach has left these individuals unsatisfied with the extent of their discovery.   History has proven there
    must be a balance between both the game's inner and outer influences.  We know of all great players that
    they had a unique ability to focus their attention on the task at hand.  We also know that they commanded
    great control over their physical abilities.  Some argue that if you master the outer, the inner will follow.  
    While others believe that golf's inner activities must come first.  It is my contention that without one you
    cannot have the other.  Without the physical world, there would be no game.  But, without the inner there can
    be no purpose to the game.  Thus, the game is a blending of both the games inner and outer worlds.  
        Therefore, this book will explore the mysteries of golf's inner realms as well as establish a natural
    approach to the game's outer foundation.  As you read through this book, you will notice that the prescribed
    approach does not fall along traditional lines.  This approach will make it clear that the nature of the game is
    deeply rooted in the way we learn and perform.  
        By understanding how we perform anything well, we can learn much about the game of golf.  I am going to
    begin this approach by expounding on the very essence of the game.  That is, I am going to try and describe
    the feelings, events, and experiences we encounter while we play.  I am going to do so in an effort to assess
    the reasons why we play in the first place.  Lastly, it is my hope that an inquiry into these happenings will
    illuminate even further the need to cut away any unneeded information.  
        In this way we can begin with the game's true imperatives.  Then around these imperatives we will develop
    our fundamentals.  With the fundamentals established we will have accomplished our first goal.  That is,
    creating an outer foundation from which we will journey inward.  This outer foundation will help provide
    confidence in our approach, and will create a home base from which we will have the courage to venture into
    the unknown - golf's inner game.
        To complete this journey you will have to commit considerable time to the development of your physical
    skills as well as your mental ones.  During the beginning stages of your development, you may find this work
    tedious.  But, with continual practice you will become more and more proficient with the drills, you will solidify
    your outer foundation, and more significantly will internalize the importance of the inner side of your game.  
    You will also find a balance between mind and body, as well as performance and experience.  In the end, this
    whole process will provide you with a much more productive and enjoyable way to play.  I hope you find this
    approach to the game insightful, inspirational, natural, and if nothing else enjoyable.     


    PART ONE

    Insights into the Nature of the Game

    Chapter One:  The Games We Play

        Throughout history man has played many games.  However, only one has attracted so many to its challenge.  
    Ancient Romans played a game with curved sticks and a small ball.  The object was to play the ball continually
    until you struck a pole a designated distance away.  Although a primitive representation of golf, it was definitely
    among the family of golfing games.  This is not the only story of golf like games predating modern origins.  There
    are many theories as to where the game originated.  I like to believe that the game simply evolved from a variety
    of different sources, some of which arose spontaneously without influence of each other.  No matter what
    historians might argue, the modern game is generally accepted to have originated in Scotland.
        The game has such a lure, that even in ancient Scotland, where the modern origins are so strongly rooted, it
    was once outlawed.  Golf became so popular that the people of Scotland preferred playing the game to practicing
    archery.  Since archery was the country's main line of defense, something had to been done about golf's
    overpowering influence on the population.  Hence, golf was declared illegal. What a testimony to the game.  
         The game is like a huge cultural beacon, luring all to its mystique.  In every part of the world, and across
    numerous cultural boundaries, golf has become the most unifying of games.  No matter where you are from, what
    language you speak, and what ideologies you might hold true, the game of golf touches all.  Players in one
    country can watch players from another, and still understand the inner struggle all golfers go through.  If you are
    a golfer, you certainly understand the type of strife every other golfer experiences while engaged in the golfing
    journey.  Thus, even though you search for your own answers, you also sympathize with everyone else's
    struggle.  Throughout this process you are sure to understand the yearning to master what's truly possible for
    your game.  Although you may believe your goal is to master the external the game, you must realize that you are
    truly trying to become the master of your own destiny, and you search for mastery by engaging in the game and
    testing your understanding of life.  
        For most individuals, the best way to mastery is the natural way.  One of the fundamental premises of the
    natural way is that the game should be played and controlled by your natural hand.  
        Throughout the ages, all sports have been designed to challenge, or test our natural abilities.  The challenge
    was to heighten our awareness by utilizing our senses.  The test is to apply this awareness under the most
    adverse conditions.  In order to achieve these goals, you must command the sensitivity of your body, the mentality
    of your mind, and the fortitude of your inner resolve.  
        Among all the available challenges, I believe golf to be the ultimate test.  The physical demands are of a most
    precise and technical nature, while the inner challenges are the game's greatest attraction.  
        The greatest challenge in life is not competing against an opponent, or facing death.  It's enduring, adapting,
    and overcoming your own internal struggle.  It is finding out what makes you truly happy.  It is discovering the
    limits of what you alone can do.  It is finding fulfillment out of life.  It is deciding for your self what success really is.  
    Furthermore, it's achieving peace of mind.  You must find these things out for yourself, and yourself alone.  Along
    the way, you must face your fears and uncertainties head on if you are going to find meaning in your life.
        The reason golf is so luring, is that golf is one of the only games which provides you with the opportunity to
    accept total responsibility for your actions.  The way you deal with the enfolding of the game is your responsibility
    alone, and it is the product of your internal actions.  This is not to say that you have total control over what is
    going to happen, it is merely to say that you must make your choices, and live with them, without placing blame.  
    With this in mind, I believe each player knows for himself that only he is to blame for his poor play, even if he does
    not outwardly admit it.  Since you must accept sole responsibility for your actions, you alone deserve the
    pleasures of success.  However, as you watch others execute extraordinary performances, you too may rejoice.  
    Since you can sympathize with others struggles, you can also celebrate in their glory.  This is partly because their
    success renews our beliefs in what is truly possible for our selves.
        Golf's field of play is the most interactive of playgrounds.  It combines the elements of nature, the pressures of
    conflict, and our own internal struggles.  Our position in relation to the hole is always changing, and the
    possibilities are infinite. The elements of nature provide us with the struggle for survival.  This struggle challenges
    us to endure, to become adaptable, to have courage and fortitude.  
        The opponents we face may not be those who we compete against.  It may be the person who developed the
    course design.  Many golfers never compete in tournaments.  They simply enjoy the gifts the game provides.  
    However, these players too have an opponent.  It is often said, "The player must play the course."  When we play
    poorly, we often say, "The course got the best of me today."  Well, isn't it really the golf course architect who got
    the best of you that day?  
        Architects design our fields of honor, by assessing the lay of the land and integrating it through their skills and
    knowledge, into an immense playground of opportunity.  The architect himself knows the quest, because he
    himself is looking for the answers to his own questions of life.  The architect imagines what others might fear, as
    well as utilizes his own uncertainties.  Thus, whether consciously or subconsciously, he expresses his desires
    through course design, challenging us to clarify our deepest doubts.    
        The fact is, no man enters this world completely enlightened.  Therefore life becomes a journey, or quest, for
    such understanding.  We are, however, born with the skills necessary for meeting the challenge.  Along the way,
    some hide from the invitation, while others feel life's fire burning deep in their soul.  Some give up at unassuming
    moments along the way, others give everything they have to honor life's quest.  No matter who you may be,
    whether hider, or voyager, all know the adventure while playing on the fields of honor. In other words, Golf affords
    us all the opportunity to both pursue and experience, the most valuable lessons of life.  As you encounter each
    pole, you must assess for yourself what you must do next.  In this manner you cannot escape your own
    uncertainties.  Thus, even without the elements of nature, and the architect’s choreography, you would still have
    to face your own mentality.
        Although most of us think we know why we play the game, I believe it's because of the reasons we are not yet
    aware of that keep us coming back.  It is precisely because we have not answered the most allusive of life's
    questions that we renew the search another day.  No matter what level of accomplishment you reach, the game
    always seems to have more to offer. Furthermore, whether we want to or not, everyone brings all aspects of their
    life to the golf course.  For golf is life, and life is golf.  Whether happy, sad, frustrated, arrogant, or humble, you
    cannot put aside your emotions, or your character.  Thus, you come to express your inner self through the game.  
    As you begin to express your inner self you come to understand that you are truly in search of balance
    throughout your life and golf.  You also realize that the product of this balance is peace of mind, and that the only
    way you can achieve this peace of mind is by becoming truly open with yourself.  Once at peace with your self, the
    world appears as a totally new environment, one that is more vivid and intriguing.  At this point, life becomes
    extraordinary.

    Chapter Two:  The Golfer's Journey

        The golfer tees it up at the first.  He shows himself in front of the clubhouse, the world, and God.  At this
    moment he cannot remember a time he felt more naked.  For, the events leading up to and surrounding the first
    tee experience are sure to expose the depths of the player's character.  The way the player tees up his ball, the
    club he chooses to play, the time he takes to prepare himself, the undertaking of his practice swing, and the
    mannerisms induced by the awareness of such exposure, all illuminate the extent of the player's character.  The
    golfer instinctively knows that the quality of his tee shot will disclose much more than the level of his golfing
    accomplishment.  It shows whether the player has the courage to overcome the uncertainty of even further
    exposure.  It shows whether his Will is strong enough to overcome his fears and doubts.  It shows whether he has
    enough confidence to take a chance with his inner self.  It shows whether he has trust in his destinal resolve.  
    Furthermore, the way the player reacts to his play further illustrates the fortitude of the Self.
        As the golfer prepares to play his first shot, he's overwhelmed with feelings of uncertainty.  For within the next
    few moments the possibility exists the player will reveal much more than he wishes.  The possibility also exists that
    something truly extraordinary might happen.  Therefore, even though the player may have to face the
    consequences of his insecurities, he is compelled to take the chance that he will express his potential.  Hence, the
    essence of the game is rooted in the dubious nature of the golfer's journey.  Consequently, to say that the score
    is the important thing would truly be an injustice.  
        Even though every golfer understands the mystery of the first tee, we all continue to accept the game's
    challenge.  You might say the quest is an addiction.  For although the game's side effects can be quite unsettling,
    the game's mystical flavor keeps us coming back for more.  No matter how low our slumps may take us, the
    exhilaration of the highs keep our hopes for the future alive.  It is precisely because the future provides us with
    the possibility that all the energies of the game will come together within one majestic moment that we are
    habituated to playing.  The first tee experience is also like a trigger that sets the whole adventure into motion.  For
    it is the anticipation of what might come next that compels us to forge our way off the tee and into the playing
    field.  Once the trigger is pulled, everything that follows will inevitably unravel like a mystery.  
        As the player walks off the first tee, he embarks on an adventure that is certain to be full of discovery.  Along
    the way, he is sure to come face to face with the rogue in himself as well as the dignitary, the coward as well as
    the hero, and the doubter as well as the venturer.  Within his first couple of steps off the first tee, he feels as if
    he's passing through an invisible portal.  It's as if he's stepping into another plane of existence.  The air feels
    crisp, the colors of nature seem more conspicuous, and the sounds of the game seem to be more resonant.  The
    game has a way of awakening our senses to a higher level of receptivity.  We tend to notice the freshness of the
    grass under our feet, the warmth of the sun on our skin, the smell of the flora in the air, and we enjoy the courses
    whose aesthetic appeal reaches beyond the ordinary.  When the views are spectacular, we seem to tap into some
    imperceptible source of cosmic energy.  We seem to be filled with this energy, as if we are charged by the beauty
    of it all.  
        As the player approaches his ball, he has visions of grandeur.  He imagines what it would be to experience his
    best round, and he calculates how he's going to go about realizing this vision.  The player assesses the lie of the
    ball, and in doing so appraises the extent of his abilities.  He finds some correlation between the difficulty of the lie
    and the level of confidence he has in himself.  If the player gives in to the doubter, then he may find himself
    searching for a preferred lie.  Where as, if he honors being a venturer, he will play it as it lies.  With the decision
    made, his work is only just begun.  He must plunge forward, finding some way to play the next shot.
        Before playing the shot he must pin point his target, and evaluate the relationship between the ball, the target,
    and his talent for the game.  He must assess the lay of the land, and determine the magnitude of the obstacles
    that lie ahead.  He must establish a line of flight and formulate a course of action.  The player can opt to be
    conservative by choosing a play that is entirely within his comfort zone, or he can dare to play beyond his present
    level of confidence.  If his present goals involve the quality of score, then he would be wise to play within himself.  
    However, if he'd rather experience the full extent of sport, then he may choose to take a more bold approach.  If
    his goal is to expand the limits of his present horizons, then he should anchor himself well within the outer limits of
    his game while routinely braving the unknown that lies just beyond his present boundaries.
        No matter what choice the individual might make, his sole responsibility is to accept the consequences of his
    decision.  If he decides to stay within his comfort zone, he must accept the fact that he has passed up an
    opportunity to experience what's beyond his present understanding.  If he chooses to dare the uncertainty that
    lies within the outer regions of the game, then he must accept the fact that he may become captive to the
    precarious nature of the unknown.  Whatever path the player decides to tour, the eminent experience is sure to
    afford him the opportunity to expand the limits of his awareness as well as his state of mind.
        As his second shot flies through the air, there is a feeling of anxious anticipation.  For within the next few
    moments, the ball may come to rest within the safe haven of the green, or it may find some hazardous demise.  As
    we watch the ball fly through the air, we truly wish it to find a generous position in relations to the cup.  Even
    though this is the case, we will not be truly happy unless it reaches this position in the proper manner.  No one is
    happy with a shot that is sculled up to the pin, nor are we happy with the shots that ricochet off pending
    obstacles.  We may graciously accept the gift of good fortune.  However, we know in our hearts that we are
    searching for much more than these simply random strokes of luck.  
       If the shot does not find the cradle of the green, then we are reminded of the fact that no matter how difficult
    the job, we must continue until the job is finished.  We must find a way of forging on, making up for any
    misdirected efforts we may have encountered.  Then once we reach the green, we are presented with precisely
    the task of finishing the job.  We find solace in the act of holing the putt.
       Because, no matter what preceded the holing of the ball, the fact that we holed it shows that we've stayed
    dedicated to the basic commitments of life.  Furthermore, it shows that we understand these commitments and
    value their gravity.  There's a sense of completion, fulfillment, and integrity upon holing the putt, and until you do
    so, it would not feel proper to move on.  For anything left undone is sure to weigh heavily on the future of
    confidently achieving our goals.
        As the golfer continues to play, he experiences this process over and over.  However, this is not all the game
    has to offer.  During the course of play the golfer comes to know the individuals he plays with.  There exists a sort
    of bonding that can only be understood by the golfer.  We find new friendships in old relationships, and we find
    fellowship among strangers.  Nowhere else in life have I seen such tremendous acceptability of strangers.  Just as
    our own personalities come to the forefront, so do our playing partners.  There's a type of joining in spirit there.  A
    bonding that is understood, yet rarely spoken of.  This sense of companionship continues until shortly after the
    turn.  For some reason, we seem to fade into our inner relations on the back nine.  This transition seems to take
    place around the middle of the back nine.  I believe it has to do with the fact that all golfers inherently understand
    they must find a way of bringing the whole round to an auspicious conclusion.  As we prepare ourselves for the
    task, we come to respect each other’s necessity.  
        The group as a whole becomes more quiet.  This is partly because we all know we are running out of time.  We
    know in our hearts that we must make the most of the day.  If our play has been something less then magnificent,
    then we must find some way of finishing in as noble a fashion as possible.  If our play has been truly majestic,
    then we must find some way of completing our play without the conclusion being anticlimactic.  Finally, once we all
    finish out on the 18th, we proceed to congratulate and console each other, whatever the appropriate salutation
    might be.  Then, if time permits, we take the journey one step further.  We gather in the 19th hole, where we can
    discuss the mysteries of the day, along with the moments of splendor and humility.
        This gathering at the end of the round has as much to do with the golfing experience as does the play itself.  
    For it is within this gathering that we get to express the meaning of the game, and those experiences we just
    endured.  As we rejuvenate ourselves with food and drink, we find a clarity that brings the events of the day truly
    into focus.  There is something about this gathering that makes everything all right, no matter what the outcome of
    the round might have been.  Even the sulker finds peace of mind, whether induced by drink or the reality that golf
    is just a game - a marvelous game, providing us with extraordinary opportunities, yet simply a game.          
        As the events of the day come full circle, we individually go our own ways.  During the drive home, we once
    again sink into the solitude of an introspective view of the game.  We search for the pieces of the puzzle that
    seem to be missing.  We wonder whether the answers lie within the intricacies of the swing, or within the
    complexity of the psyche.  No matter how much time passes before arriving home, we are inevitably unable to
    untangle the enigma.  We may formulate some theories on the game.  However, the future generally proves these
    conclusions to be little more then theoretical.  At the end of it all, we are left with not much more than the solace
    that our hopes are still alive.  This is because we understand that the game's possibilities will always exist, despite
    how we might play.  
        What this all means, is that our journey has brought us right back to where we began.  Intrigued by the
    mysteries of the game, fascinated by the endless opportunities the game has to offer, and compelled to join the
    quest for such possibilities another day.  This is true no matter what level of accomplishment you might possess.  
    Whether winner or loser, competitor or novice, we all are left with questions that have not been answered.  
        This being the case, how then do we get a handle on the game, and how do we become content with our
    progress?  These answers lie within your approach to the game.  As you approach your play, you must find a way
    of playing as naturally as possible.   


    Chapter Seventeen:  Journeying Into The One

        It was a warm July day as a man walked off the eighteenth hole of a championship golf course.  He had a
    calmness about his presence embodying a sense of completeness.  A completeness born from the realizations
    he had just experienced.  Throughout the events of the day, he accumulated a mere Sixty-seven strokes, five
    under par.  However, the score was not the important thing.  Nevertheless, this round was unlike any other he
    had played.  It tasted of excellence, faultlessness, balance, and a sense of awareness that brought all the
    energies of the game to a single focal point.  Throughout it all, he gathered an impression of an Awareness of
    the One.  A oneness which flowed with ease, never deviating from the way.  
        The swings of the day felt like nothing at all, completely void of effort.  He could not explain where the
    inspiration came from.  He did not feel in control.  Nonetheless, he felt as if he was absorbed into the
    nothingness that directed his play.  He came to understand that it all happened because he became captivated
    by the presence of having no mind.  There was no concern for the direction of his shots, no questions about
    whether to start the swing with this move or that one, no calculations as to how his play would affect his score.  
    He became aware of his unconscious, and the void that it called home.  
        As he became aware of the fact that he was not consciously in control, he began to wonder whether he was
    playing the game, or whether the game was playing him.  Whether he swung the ball into play, or whether it
    was the ball that coaxed him into play.  The further he ventured into this experience, the more he understood
    that it was all the same thing.  The ball, the swing, the course, and the presence of the golfer all belong to the
    same experience.  Once blended through the activity of the unconscious, the game itself became the One.   
        He was not completely unfamiliar with such a presence.  He had enjoyed it during the sports of his youth.  
    Only he knew not the nature of its existence.  He remembered playing baseball, football, and tennis.  He
    remembered becoming completely absorbed into the activity of the game.  Then he simply let go of himself and
    played.  He also recalled experiences of the opposite flavor, ones that were always less inviting.  He realized
    they fell short because of their conscious desires to obtain the game's outer perfection.  Perfection grounded
    in the desire to achieve excellence through the manipulation of one's physical skills.  He understood that by
    striving to achieve this type of excellence, the golfer is sure to miss out on the deeper meanings of the game -
    the meanings that open the doors to the unknown, and guide the way into the One.  Thus, as he experienced
    his present state of awareness, he played the game from the inside out.   He realized that it was only through
    letting go of himself and committing to the possibility of the One that he would experience the type of play he
    desired.  Finally, he realized that it's the game that was the important thing, not the score.  For it was the
    thought of playing the game that lured him to into action, and it was the mysteries of the game that kept him
    coming back.
        So what is this journey into the One, and how can we come to know it?  It's the coming together of all the
    energies of the game, the giving in to the psychic forces of golf.  It's taking an interest in the quality of the
    experience, instead of the sum of our strokes.  It's acquiring a taste for playing the game.  For it's the possibility
    of experiencing this taste which leads us into the game's inner fascinations.  
        Do you remember your first taste for the game, the moment when everything came together just right?  It
    was as if you yourself took to flight, as if you went on the journey.  You could feel the connectedness of it all.  
    The coming together of the outer forces - the swing, the ball, and the target - and the coming together of the
    inner ones as well- your energy, your presence of mind, and all your knowings.  Was it not the majesty of the
    moment that captured your attention, your fascination?  What else could it have been called, besides The
    One.  That is, the one thing we are continually in search of experiencing.  This is precisely why we react to the
    shot by saying, "That's the One."
        I believe all golfers experience the fascination, and only later come to understand the scoring game.  We
    are so conditioned to the importance of the score, that we come to forget why we play the game in the first
    place.  After all, if the score is the most important thing, then wouldn't most of us have given up by now.  But,
    the fact remains that something keeps us coming back for more.  And this something is not the score.  
        For most, the game becomes like having a taste for steak yet settling for tuna fish, like having a taste for ice
    cream yet settling for marshmallows.  When you have the taste for one, settling for the other is totally
    unfulfilling.  Therefore, if you want to eat steak, eat steak.  If you want to eat ice cream, eat ice cream, and if
    you want to satisfy your taste for the game, then play golf.  
        As with anything else in life, you must acquire a taste for what you want.  Then you must focus on savoring
    this taste.  If you do not acquire the taste, then there is no purpose to the journey.  Therefore, it is the act of
    tasting which makes the journey worthwhile.  You can have a taste for shopping, cooking, painting, literature,
    sport, love, or any other endeavor.  No matter what the enterprise, you will not actively engage in the
    experience unless it affords you the possibility of a pleasurable taste.  Without the taste, there can be no
    flavor, without the flavor there can be no interest, without the interest there can be no value, and without the
    value there can be no passion.  Therefore, to have such passion, you must acquire the taste, and to acquire
    the taste you must experience The One.  
        Therefore, once we first taste the flavor of the game, we are inevitably captured by the game's allure.  This
    allure reminds us of the infinite possibilities the game has to offer.  As you learn to commit to these endless
    possibilities, you are sure to acquire the taste of a good experience.  The better the taste, the more enjoyable
    the experience will be.  
        To reach the next horizon, you must focus on the coming together of all the forces of the game, the
    blending of the inner and the outer, and the projection of your Will into the future.  As you focus on these
    activities, you'll begin to feel the gathering of all your energies.  Once gathered, you'll have to let them flow
    outward with complete freedom.  As your energy pours forth into the world, you'll feel as if your going along for
    the ride, and every shot will bring with it the possibility of a new adventure.  You can either become absorbed
    into the adventure, or you can stand on the sidelines like an anxious observer.  It's your choice.  If you honor
    the quest, you'll take the journey.  In which case you'll have to learn how to aim at your inner relations instead
    of the score.  While aiming at yourself, you'll become absorbed into your presence of mind, you'll become more
    attentive to your total approach to the game, and you'll have to believe in the possibility of a favorable future.
        The goal of the game will be that of sinking into the experience of The One, and maintaining a taste for the
    game.  Therefore, your focus will be attentive to the quality of your experience, instead of the results of your
    play.  You'll learn how to attend to the goals of mastery, mastery of the Self, yourself, and your future.  In this
    way, your intentions will take on new meanings.  Your new goals will focus on cultivating your activity from the
    inside out, mastering the balance between the mind and body, understanding the limits of your consciousness,
    and actively engaging in what's possible.   
       Thus, as you play the game, GOLF becomes an adventure who's main focus is Gaming Out Life's
    Fascinations.  As you experience these fascinations, you engage in such endeavors as finding your comfort
    zones and sinking into your settle point.  You search for the state in which you feel totally absorbed into the
    activity of the game.  You realize that it's the moment of sport that guides you into The One, and it's the
    experience of this Oneness that brings the joy of the game into your heart. Thus, the results of your
    performances become merely secondary to the concerns of your inner fulfillment.  In this way, the quality of the
    experience holds much more gravity than the sum total of the score.  Little children understand this gravity.  
    They imagine what they want the game to be like, become absorbed in the activity, and simply act out their
    fascinations.  They gather energy while imagining how to play.  Then they express their energies outwardly.  
    What more can this describe then the experience of truly playing.  It's the possibility of this experience, the
    absorption into the game, and the expression of our desires outwardly which draws our efforts into action, and
    projects our total attention into the awareness of the one.
        With every passing day, you will journey further and further into the profound awakenings that await you
    there.  This journey will be endless and will require continual commitment to your approach to the game.  Your
    approach will involve committing to the quality of your experiences while living into a favorable future.  In the
    end, only you who finds the courage to journey into the game's inner regions will find fulfillment in your games.  
    If you choose to take the challenge, you are sure to experience the fascinations that will inevitably present
    themselves to you.  You will find inner strengths you always believed you had, as well as inner understandings
    you never knew you possessed.  This journey will be one of the most rewarding that your life has to offer, and it
    will provide your future with new opportunities.  Along the way, I can only hope you'll imagine what's truly
    possible, while staying focused outward, and above all enjoying the adventure.
New Horizons Golf Approach
I n n o v a t i v e  C o a c h i n g  F o r  G o l f e r s
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    Table of Contents

    Preface:  An Introduction To The Way

    Part One:  Insights Into The Nature Of The Game
    Chapter One-               The Games We Play                                                    4
    Chapter Two-               The Golfer's Journey                                                  7
    Chapter Three-            The Natural Way                                                          12

    Part Two:  The Boundaries Of The Outer Game
    Chapter Four-              Golf Is An Energy Game                                             18
    Chapter Five-               The Essence Of Playing                                             20
    Chapter Six-                  Projecting Your Energy Outward                             23
    Chapter Seven-            Following Through With Your Energy                     26
    Chapter Eight-              Finishing Off Your Intentions                                   30

    Part Three:  Developing The Outer Game Routine
    Chapter Nine-              The Importance Of The Routine                                34
    Chapter Ten-                The Outer Game Drills                                                36
    Chapter Eleven-          Putting It All Into A Routine                                        57

    Part Four:  An Inner Journey Into The Mysteries Of The Game
    Chapter Twelve-         The Inspiration To Play                                               72
    Chapter Thirteen-       The Quality Of Your Experience                               74
    Chapter Fourteen-     True Intentions                                                            79
    Chapter Fifteen-         Prejudice, Preconceptions, And Presence              81
    Chapter Sixteen-        Playing Into Your Future                                             83
    Chapter Seventeen-  Journeying Into The One                                            86

    Part Five:  The Training Program
    Chapter Eighteen-        Laying Your Programs Foundation                         92
    Chapter Nineteen-        Beginning Your Program                                         99
    Chapter Twenty-            Assembling Your Program                                      103
    Chapter Twenty-One-    Workbook Section                                                   112

    Part Six:  The Photo Gallery
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