Christmas is CANCELLED: Inclement Weather
Did you miss arguably the most important memo of the year - the one about what's happening to our precious planet? Busy climbing that corp food chain, while the real one is perishing? Making $ now to feed your ego & bank account, while others creatures (both the four and two-legged varieties) are starving to death, in your own earthly backyard? Spending time on your golf game - thank you! - as long as you are spending those minutes wisely, effectively and efficiently, so you have more time to make a difference for others?
Santa Stuck in the Slush
Well, with the warming of the globe, appears Old St. Nick ain't gonna be able to make the rounds this year. Bummer, eh?
Ha ha. But not really... you ready for your weekend dose of CS reality? Buckle up:
Click on the emaciated polar bear at the top of the page. Please. But I'm warning you: grab some tissues beforehand, then come back this way...
You feel something watching that? Those are your emotions at work, boys and girls. The same ones that rule your every thought, decision and hence movement (Remember: thought precedes action) on the links. The full story below - go ahead - you have a minute or two to inform and educate yourself, then an opp to take some helpful action...
Action Should Culminate In Wisdom
Amen. Here's a trio of ways to help - what a gift this would be at Christmas-time!!!
Environmental Defense Fund
Polar Bears International
CS Santa to the rescue - "The Back 9..."
A few more gift ideas to follow, for the loved golfers in your life. But please do keep in mind - without a healthy Earth - our beloved golf parks will soon start to resemble the mangy coat of the mighty polar bear.
CS stick and ball choice for this game, comprised of wandering the planet? Callaway. Click above for some ideas...
You NEED accurate feedback on what you are doing (as opposed to what you think or feel like) in your set up and swing. You gotta phone? You gotta get one of these; fits easily in your golf bag.
One of my bibles
Honest. It's never far away... And beware: if you are looking for something to 'speed-read' or skim, this is not for you. Although it's only a little over 100 pages of LARGE-FONT text, this book must be read like a piece of poetry: slowly, carefully and reflectively - so as to grasp the concepts, insight and wisdom within.
Thought Precedes Action
Like I said earlier... And so: what do you think is largely 'controlling' how you swing the club, and move your body? Indeed, the super-duper computer inside your skull. You can train it to find your own, unique flow state (not some average..) of performance. The science (unlike other such products), you may ask? The Opti System is based in 30 years of research, from performance backwards.
Admit it: you want more clubhead speed. I sure do! These products are legit for finding a few more MPH. Inclement weather slowing Santa down, but it doesn't have to slow you down - or your quest for a dash more velocity.
My favorite pillows
Treat yourself - your golf swing and set up, specifically - to a pair of these (yes, one for each hoof, please). Fantastico (that's Italian for "bad-ass," FYI) props in creating a 360* unstable surface, to help your mind/body system feel, 'understand' and learn how to move more effectively in space. Not bad to sit on, either.
Help for you - Help for the creatures of the planet
How about a Holiday Gift Certificate for some golf guidance?
Now through December 25, 25% of any lesson purchase will go to one of the three agencies above.
Your gift, becomes my gift, back.
Yes, I'll be headed South to Eugene Country Club around March 1 of next year, but will be available at Pumpkin Ridge until then, and visiting several times in the Summer of 2018. And, existing students will always be welcome on my new stomping grounds at ECC.
1 hour: $140
3 hours: $395
6 hours + 90 minute golf-specific physical eval with Kent Morimatsu at Rokke Performance Therapy: $975
Interested in something other? Let Santa CS know what's on your list - and mind.
CS Escape in So Cal
What better gift than a few days of sun and warmth beneath the pristine hills of Pauma Valley Country Club? This CS Escape is fast approaching - February 22-25, 2018 - in fact. Yoga teacher extraordinaire Ali Matt will join us this year, offering pre, and post rounds classes. Click above for specifics on this getaway, and below, for a bit more on Ali. Secure you spot now; space is limited.
"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
-- Carl Sagan
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity — in all this vastness — there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."
~ CS ~