|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
|The New Horizons Golf Approach was founded because EA Tischler saw a need to make sense
out of the piles of conflicting information and concepts prevalent in the arena of golf instruction
over the past 5 decades. Extensive time energy and resources have been expended to organize
the available information into a comprehensive study of the game of golf. As you navigate your
way through this website, you will find that it provides a venue for understanding what options are
truly viable as you journey along your path to better golf. As you navigate this website, you will be
able to study most of the key aspects of employing a fundamentally sound "stroke." I use the
term "stroke" here because the New Horizons Golf Approach identifies all three basic golf actions,
Hitting, Throwing and Swinging.
The evolution of the basic golf action began as a simple hitting technique, transitioned into an
organized throwing action, then evolved into a synchronized swinging action. Since the time of
Bobby Jones swinging has been the dominant technique of the most accomplished golfers. What
distinguishes the difference between hitting, throwing, and swinging you might ask? An easy way
to remember the difference between each category is that there are three basic sources of power
in golf. They are thrusting, shifting weight, and rotation. Each category uses one of these basic
power sources as the primary action.
You may ask, "Aren't leverage and torque sources of power in the swing?" the answer is, "No
they are not!" Leverage and torque are power multipliers. You need to apply force to one end of a
lever to use a lever as a power multiplier. For example, a crowbar has no power unless you apply
force to one end while sticking the other end under the thing you want to be moved. Torque
requires an incoming force as well. In general some sort of rotary mechanism is required to
produce torque. So, once again without one of the basic power sources being applied, torque will
not multiply the swings power.
Hitting uses muscular thrust as the dominant action, throwing uses weight shift as the dominant
force, and swinging uses rotation as its' standard. Of course, hitting will involve some amount of
weight shift and rotation, throwing will use some amount of thrusting and rotation, and swinging
will involve some amount of thrust and weight shift. However the secondary actions will
accommodate and work with the primary actions. For example, a swinger will thrust only in
specialty situations. Maybe they need to play a punch shot under a tree. Or maybe they need
maximum power and the only way to do so is to add thrust into the release of the swinging action.
However, in the general swinging action thrust is minimized to a level of natural athleticism, and
weight shift is organized to work in a more rotary fashion so that it is easily synchronized with the
Using a swinging style is recommended because it is the most efficient and repeatable means of
generating power. This last statement is true as long as the golfer does not have any limiting
physical conditions. For example, if you are very over weight, have limited flexibility, but are very
strong, then hitting may suit you best. Additionally, if you are moderately over weight, have limited
flexibility in your hip girdle, yet are active and athletic, then throwing may fit your style of play.
However, if you are slightly over weight to fit, active, of even average flexibility and strength, and
are willing to exercise to maintain the necessary conditioning, then you would be wise to develop
a swinging style of play. So, the approach you are about to study will mainly focus on swinging
styles of play while leaving the door open for throwing and hitting variations.
Beyond the physical arena of swing styles, this website will also introduce you to topics of
coaching, awareness, focus, athleticism, equipment, fitness, and many other aspects of the game.
As with any approach I recommend you start at the beginning. Please review the general
information pages first. From there proceed to the fundamentals. Continue your study by
reviewing what it is to Play Naturally & Athletically. Then study the basic ball striking skills. If you
are still looking for more answers you can then study Swing Styles, followed by Body Actions &
Arm Actions. Lastly I recommend you proceed to Swing Planes only after you've studied the rest.
You may find your swing plane will already be organized if you organize the rest first.
You can study The Shots page at any point in the process. These topics have more to do with
playing the scoring shots, and organizing basic wood play. The Miscellaneous topics can also be
viewed at any point in the process. There are many subjects that relate more to how we approach
our play than they do to how we actually play the physical game. Once again, as you study these
topics please feel free to e-mail any questions you might have to EA Tischler at
If you have any questions regarding New Horizons Golf Approach please contact
EA Tischler at (408)203-7599, or email your questions to EA Tischler email@example.com.