Lights-Out Putting by Todd Sones

In Lights-Out Putting: A Mind, Body, and Soul Approach to Golf’s Game Within the Game, Todd Sones shares his secrets to success on the green. He teaches not just the proper fundamentals but also the mindset of a great putter; “a lights-out putter”. It teaches you how to enjoy the task of putting and to shift your focus toward the many putts you make in a given round, not the ones that lip out or go screaming past the hole. You will also learn the elements of a proper setup and more importantly the intangible asset known as feel, which enables a player to consistently gauge how hard or soft to hit a given putt. Sones also covers topics such as how to find the right putter for your setup, reading greens, prestroke routine and strategy, tactics, and practice drills.
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Alpha BRAIN For Golf

Alpha Brain is a nootropic, a nootropic is a dietary supplement that helps support certain brain functions, such as memory, mental speed, and focus. I discovered it through listening to the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast (JRE Podcast Link). Check out below what Matt Every and Dustin Garza say alpha brain has done for their golf game.

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Pro Golfer Dustin Garza On Alpha BRAIN For Golf

PGA Pro Matt Every on Alpha BRAIN

Uneven Lies: The Heroic Story of African-Americans in Golf by Pete McDaniel

This book written be Pete McDaniel (one of the first African Americans to achieve prominence as a golf journalist) is a must read for golfers and non-golfers!!!

This book has a fast-moving, heart-warming narrative on the history of African-Americans in golf. Beginning with the 1896 U.S. Open where African Americans first played in national competition, to the invention of the golf tee by an African-American dentist in 1899, to the early clubs and facilities open to everyone, to the service roles that served as an introduction to the game.
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Happy New Year!

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

― Neil Gaiman

DynAlign Golf

DynAlign is a dynamic pre-shot alignment technique founded and developed by Craig Foster that can be applied to all golf shots, from putting to full shots, to give golfers increased control of the clubface/path relationship at impact. He has 30+ years as a professional clubmaker, including 10 years as head of the Northwest U.S. factory authorized repair center for the original Ben Hogan Co.

In 2010 Craig became a putting coach for PGA Tour player Steve Elkington, which resulted in two #1 rankings for putting in 2011 on the PGA Tour.
Putts inside 5′: 98.32%, 595 attempts, 585 putts made.
Putting from 3′: 100%, 592 attempts, 592 putts made.

We had a chance to interview the mastermind behind DynAlign. Enjoy the podcast!

Demonstration videos are available in the video vault at SECRET GOLF and Craig Foster on YouTube.  (I have also included 2 videos below)
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The problem with golf instruction books


Dennis Clark wrote this great article on Golf WRX “The problem with golf instruction books”. I believe he hit the nail on the head regarding the issues with instruction books. He says in his article:

“Alex Morrison said golf is a left-sided game, but Ben Hogan said he wished he had three right hands. Ernest Jones said swing the clubhead, but Eddie Merins said swing the handle. Jimmy Ballard teaches moving off the ball, but Andy Bennet wants you to stay on the ball. John Redman suggested a strong grip, but Tommy Armour a weaker one. On and on, ad infinitum… but here’s the catch. I’m willing to bet that every one of those great teachers would make exceptions based on the student that was in front of them on the range. That’s because in golf instruction, there is nothing that’s for everybody.”

“Those of us who dare to teach must remain students of our individual disciplines, and our continuing education needs to be shared on a case-by-case basis. Offering universal prescriptions for individual problems is a dead end in my work, and unfortunately many golf instruction manuals are written in this way.”

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