Let's say you want to shooter lower scores, have a better mental game, and know what to do for each and every shot you encounter.
What would be the fastest way to get there?
What if you had been reading 1 book a month focused on mental game and tactics? Then applying 1 book a month, 12 books a year, or 120 books in a decade?
You would be a golf genius.
You could not help but shoot lower scores, have a rock solid mental and tactical game, and know how to handle each and every situation on the course.
There is something wrong with the world today. Simple isn't in the mainstream mentality. Further, everyone seems distracted by their mobile devices.
It seems we have every single answer to any problem in the world but we know less than our Grandfathers.
Google, ebooks, podcasts, audio books, kindles, tablets, mobile phones and golfers are not getting better.
All of this technology pales to how books work… and here's why:
Books operate on a deeper level. It's like having a conversation with top golfers from the past and present. Think of it this way… if I said to you, "Would you like to spend 1 hour a day for the next year being mentored by the world's top golf coaches and golfers?"
Your answer? "Hell Yeah!".
Books deliver a personal relationship (even if it's one sided) and connection to the teacher. Where else can you get a lesson from Harvey Penick? Considering he has gone to golfing heaven, it's impossible unless you pick up his books.
Success comes through osmosis. It rubs off on you.
Change who you spend time around and you will change your life. Books are the easiest way to spend time around high caliber mentors.
There is no faster way to transform your life than to read more. No one, no matter how smart, has all of the answers. The body of knowledge in the golf world is simply to vast to learn alone.
Learning through trial and error is a fools game.
As Warren Buffet says, "It's good to learn from your mistakes. It's better to learn from other people's mistakes."
Books cut the learning curve by years, even decades.
Reading is the habit of billionaires.
Another famous billionaire, Charlie Munger says:
"In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn't read all the time - none, zero. You'd be amazed at how much Warren Buffett reads - at how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I'm a book with a couple of legs sticking out."
Reading can be a pain though.
If I asked you what keeps you from reading one book a week or even a day… I'm guessing you would tell me that you "don't have the time".
I remember an interview with Bill Gates where he was asked what superpower he wishes he had… his answer?
Bill wanted to be the fastest reader in the world.
Warren Buffet said, "I've probably wasted ten years reading too slowly."
If you aren't a speed-reader like myself… a skill I learned from my father - reading can be time consuming and un-enjoyable. For me, speed-reading ensured I graduated from college because I did not like to study. I would read the chapters I needed to know an hour before any tests.
And this is how I came up with the book club for golfers idea. A lot of my students said they didn't have the time to read. This gave me the inspiration to create a "cliff notes" for golfers series based on the great golf books available.
So why don't I just pick a book for you and summarize a few chapters in a daily email?
Mainly, we'll cover mental game and tactics. Area's where most golfers need the most help. I won't dive too deep into mechanical swings or the like… simply because everyone is built differently and swings differently.
Look at Tiger Woods, he's on his 4th or 5th different swing. You can win with a less than perfect swing… but you can't win with less than perfect mental game or tactics.
There is no cost to join my book club and you will get all the benefits of reading a book without actually having to take the time to do the work yourself.
It works pretty simply. You sign up free and every day I'll shoot you an email with a new book summary… chapter by chapter. Because golf is complex, I would be selling you short if I was summarizing an entire book in one email.
And I will put a little spin on things with my own opinions mixed in. I will also give you my recommended book list so that you can know what to buy at the bookstore or on Amazon.
Remember, a lot of books come with fluff you don't need. I'll clear that clutter out for you.
What do you say? Ready to become a better golfer?
I'll send you the first email tomorrow morning.