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As Dick Coop, the noted sports psychologist from the University of North Carolina, once said, Harvey teaches in parables. I unlocked my briefcase and handed him my Little Red Book. Chapter 1 My Little Red Book An old pro told me that originality does not consist of saying what has never been said before; it consists of saying what you have to say that you know to be the truth. Are you sure you want to delete this list? But there are lots of teachers who have spent countless hours on the practice tee with students, with little in the way of results to show for it. Even at this stage in his career, he says he learns something new about golf every day. Raves and Reviews.
Harvey makes no distinction between the rank beginner who chops his way around the course or the touring pro with a swing as smooth as velvet. If a person loves the game, then Harvey will do anything in his power to try to help that person improve.
And be assured his effect on his students is tremendous. As Dick Coop, the noted sports psychologist from the University of North Carolina, once said, Harvey teaches in parables.
I believe that Harvey must have had a good teacher too. A good friend of mine from west Texas remarked, after a lengthy conversation with me about Harvey Penick, "He seems to be the most contented man I have ever known. My friend, a fine player who played golf for the University of Texas, often thinks of Mr. If we only knew how good we have had it under Harvey ….
Golf, in any form, has given Harvey contentment. Harvey has told me a number of times of how often many future teachers would show up at the Burke household.
Burke was from Philadelphia, and was most likely heavily influenced by the Scottish immigrant professionals on the Eastern Seaboard, who favored a no-nonsense fundamental approach to teaching. This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
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Can I teach him? In the living room? In half an hour? General Olds is a jolly good fellow, thick through the chest. He was a football star at West Point.
He has those big muscles that, as Bobby Jones said, can bend a bar but are no use in swinging a golf club. I fit the general with a strong grip and teach him a very short swing. Just about waist high to waist high. This man is too muscle-bound to make a full swing, but he is strong enough to advance the ball decently with a short swing.
He won't break in the tournament, but he will make it around the golf course. When the member and the general leave, Helen and Penny scold me. I am wearing myself out, they say. They remind me that before Ben dropped by, a girl who is hoping to make the University of Texas team had come to talk to me about her progress, and I had asked questions for an hour.
It's true that I have grown tired as the day became evening. But my mind is excited. My heart is thrilled. I have been teaching.
Nothing has ever given me greater pleasure than teaching. I received as much joy from coaxing a first-time pupil, a woman from Paris, into hitting the ball into the air so that she could go back to France and play golf with her husband as I did from watching the development of all the fine players I have been lucky enough to know.
When one of my less talented pupils would, under my guidance, hit a first-class shot, I would say, "I hope that gives you as much pleasure as it does me. Every time I found something about the swing or the stance or the mental approach that proved to be consistently successful, I wrote it down in my Little Red Book. I prefer to teach with images, parables and metaphors that plant in the mind the seeds of shotmaking. These, too, went into the notebook -- if they proved successful.
Many professional writers inquired during my long career as a teacher if they might write a book for me on how to play golf. I always politely declined. For one thing, I never regarded myself as any kind of genius.
I was a humble student and teacher of the game. What I was learning was not for the purpose of promoting myself in the public eye. I was never interested in money. What I was learning was to be shared only with my pupils, and ultimately the knowledge would belong to my son, Tinsley, and my daughter, Kathryn. But on this soft spring morning that I mentioned earlier, with squirrels playing in the grass around the wheels of my cart, and a shiny black grackle prowling in the branches above me, I was sitting there wondering if I was being selfish.
May be it was wrong to hoard the knowledge I had accumulated. Maybe I had been granted these eighty-seven years of life and this wonderful career in order that I should pass on to everyone what I had learned.
This gift had not been given me to keep secret. A writer, Bud Shrake, who lives in the hills near the club, came to visit with me under the trees on this particular morning. Penny gave Bud her seat in my cart.
We chatted a few minutes about his brother, Bruce, who was one of my boys during the thirty-three years I was the golf coach at the University of Texas. Then it burst out of me.
I unlocked my briefcase and handed him my Little Red Book. I asked if he might help me get it in shape to be published.
Bud went into the golf shop and brought Tinsley out to my cart. I asked Tinsley if he thought we should share our book with a larger crowd than the two of us. Tinsley had a big grin on his face.
So that morning under the trees we opened my Little Red Book. About The Author. Harvey Penick. Product Details. Raves and Reviews.
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