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DEb Vangellow Golf*PERMISSION2MOVE* *Swing How Your Body Wants to Swing* Great Play Is Integrating Physical, Technical, Mental, Emotional, And Social...All United By The Spirit Of The Game And The Desire To Play It. *Student Centered. *Wellness Based. *Intuitive. *Permission To Move. *Harmony. *Thoughts Precede Motion. *The real secret of education is respecting the student. *Success in sport demands a commitment to lifelong learning, continuous improvement and creative thinking. There is no end point to excellence and no final destination for those who crave sustainable success in sport. *We who dare to teach never cease to learn. *What do you want to learn today? *Secure hands. Loose Arms. *Step and Throw. *The golf swing is a BLEND of BODY and ARMS. *Push--Shift--Pull. (Push: Backswing) (Pull: Forward Swing) *Clip and Finish. *Swing...don’t hit. It is not a violent game. *SHIFT…TURN…SHIFT…TURN. *Wrecking ball...not metronome. *It never feels the way it looks and it never looks the way it feels. *Two leg balance to one leg balance to one leg balance. THE SPINE *The spine is responsible for more motion of the skeletal frame than it has been created for. Freedom of 29 kinetic vertebrae allow the spine to rotate 70 degrees laterally, and if desired, to bend forward to touch one’s toes without bending the knees. The spine accounts for a major force generated in the golf swing; the shoulder blades, elbows, and wrists being the accelerators of the golf club. THE MIND *The mind is the computer department of the brain that collects and summarizes all thoughts, impressions, or intuition; whether conscious or sub-conscious--it is capable of storing and recalling them instantly. It is the miracle of all creation as the more it stores, the more wise its’ possessor. *POWER....and grace. *Attitude of excellence. *The golf swing is a blend of body, arms, and hands. *Less is more. *The psychological foundation for the most ideal state of athletic performance is that of unquestioned faith at the moment of execution. *You do not “have to” keep your left heel down at the top of your swing. *Challenge and Support. *Tilted circle, not ferris wheel. *We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit. *Waggle as you shall swing. *There are no lines in a circle. *Technology is a tool....not the total way. *Don’t maintain...always strive for improvement. *Imagine....then create. *Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. *The game of golf is what it is...who you are being, while you are doing what you are doing. *Surround yourself with positive people. *Beliefs do not need proof of existence. *It is not a sway if your head stays relatively static and you turn. *Consider the possibility. *Set a goal but always set a back end. *Imagery is the language of the subconscious mind...we are programming the motion. *Counter balance front to back and side to side. *Gratitude. *SLOW BODY, SLOW ARMS, FAST HANDS. *GRAVITY. *Pay it forward. *Be the change you want to see in the world. *Are you better than your equipment allows you to be? *Performance is Performance. *To have good fruit, you must have a healthy tree. For an unhealthy tree bears poor fruit. A tree is known by the fruit it bears. *Teaching Is Life Touching. *What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? *Body = Power. Arms = Touch. *Aim the clubface. Align the body. It is “hip to be square”. *Take inspirational action. *Right Direction. Right Speed. Right Time. Right Sequence. *Comfortable Or Confident? *You don’t do anything unless it serves a purpose. *Golf: A blend of motor learning and motor control. (Motor Learning: how you learn it) (Motor Control: how you perform it) *Practice: Quality....not Quantity. *Life Is Good. *SUPPLE QUICKNESS NOT RIGID SLOWNESS. *When one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move. *Get a “grip” and get your “shift” together. *Wow. *Read it. Roll it. Hole it. *Hakuna Matata. *Tension is a speed killer. *Don’t get “diggy” with it. *Turn level from bent at hips posture. *What do followers expect of leaders? *Swing in a circle to hit the ball “straight”. *Watch the collision. *Change the input if the output is not what you want. *Short game is artistry: there are no right or wrongs, just what you can create. *Putting: distance is more important than direction. *Skip a stone. *Function follows form. How the golf club will travel depends on your measurements and counterbalances at set up. Spend quality time in this area for “consistency”. *Success is the quality of your journey. *Success is peace of mind that is a direct result of self satisfaction knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. *Attitude reflects leadership. *The way you do anything is the way you do everything. *Trust. *The key to learning is understanding. The key to understanding is communication. The key to communication is knowing the learner. The key to knowing the learner is relating. Don’t lose the people in the process. *Swing easy as hard as you can. *Swing powerfully with grace and rhythm. *The first wealth is health. *Sound good? Feel ok? See what I mean? *Character is doing the right thing when no one is watching. *There are two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. *Chipping: two targets to think about: fly to/touch down point and eventual stopping point. *Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. *If you don’t have a destination, you will never get there. If you don’t have determination, you will never get started. *State of the heart. Not state of the art. *Five Simple Rules For Happiness: Free your life from hatred. Free your mind from worries. Live simply. Give more. Expect less. *Ancora Imparo. *The psychological foundation for the most ideal state of athletic performance is that of unquestioned faith at the moment of execution. *Play is defined not by the type of activity engaged in but by the distinctive attitude which the player’s take toward the activity. In play, it is the activity itself rather than the results that count. *You don’t “have” to open the blade to achieve nice height on a pitch or in the bunker. *Aim at nothing and you will hit it every time. *Physical health is not a commodity to be bargained for. Nor can it be swallowed in the form of drugs and pills. It has to be earned through sweat. *Bengal tiger strength. English bulldog determination. *Train hard. Eat smart. *Namaste. *SWING DON’T HIT. *EASY FAST. *BE AN ATHLETE. *And if you play golf, you are my friend. *Notice. *Focus: Funnel. (Broad to Narrow) *If you can, you must. If you cannot, you must try. *I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. *The heights by great teachers reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. -Longfellow *Turn it loose and PLAY! *Art of Possibility Distinguishing possibilities from expectations, accepting what happens with grace and maturity while keeping all possibilities open is one of the most courageous and worthwhile things that one can do in golf and life. -Fred Shoemaker *The complex human system interacts, adapts, and modifies relative to the dynamic, interrelated, and changing factors within the person, task, and environment. (Thelen and Smith, 1995) *You can’t start a car from a dead start and put it immediately up to 70 miles per hour. No matter how powerful your engine, you must have a gradual acceleration of speed. So it is in the golf swing. --Mickey Wright-- *Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. *How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. *Mentally be where you physically are: BE PRESENT. *You have a bag full of “wedges.” *No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. *Energy follows intention. How you focus your attention will affect your intention. *Because nice matters. *Bloom where you are planted. *There is no national champion, no player making a profit in tournament golf who could ever come close to championship play if his clubs were as ill-fitted as those of many thousands of golfers. Yet it is a serious fact that players who have need of every bit of help in scoring are often hopelessly handicapped by their clubs. --Tommy Armour-- *People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. *Strike a match with your irons and woods at the bottom of the arc. *Set the club down as the manufacturer designed it: pay attention to the shaft and loft angles. *Balance. *You don’t want a good swing if you have a bad grip. *No grass...no up. *You don’t have to “hit down” on the ball. What goes up, must come down. Spinning wheel. *3 important questions to always consider when evaluating performance: What did you do well? What could have been better? What are you going to do about it? *PRESSURE IS PRIVILEGE. *Whatever you do on one side of the body, match on the other side of the body. *FLEXIBILITY-STRENGTH-STAMINA-DETERMINATION. *Ying/Yang: I turn it up for every shot. I turn it down in between. I control the dial. *The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. *Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. *Bleed the brand. *SPIRIT OF GOLF I am not suggesting for a second – well, really for a present moment, however long that might be – that the physical and mechanical parts of the game aren’t important. The game obviously plays itself out through the senses and the body in a very physical way. What I am suggesting is that there is no substitute for imagination and belief; that without the belief first in place the physical and mechanical cannot even take place. The mind will immediately cue up in the body the instructions for what it can or cannot do. The mind will also cue up from the Universe an invitation for the golf shots that are about to effortlessly come our way. *G.O.L.F.F.F. Game Offering Lifetime Fellowship, Fitness, Fun! *It Always Seems Impossible Until it’s All Done. *3 “B’s” of Motor Control: Brain-decides Biomechanics-change intention into action Behavior-result (Learning Requires All Three) “Wellness” PHYSICAL WELLNESS *A perception and expectation of physical health. *Exercising regularly 
*Eating properly 
*Getting regular physical check-ups 
*Avoiding the use of tobacco or illicit drugs SPIRITUAL WELLNESS *A positive perception of meaning and purpose in life. *Being open to different cultures and religions
*Giving your time to volunteer or participate in community service activities
*Spending time defining personal values and ethics and making decisions that compliment them
*Spending time alone in personal reflection
*Participating in spiritual activities
*Participating in activities that protect the environment
*Caring about the welfare of others and acting out of that care SOCIAL WELLNESS *A perception of having support available from family, friends, or co-workers in times of need and a perception of being a valued support provider *Being comfortable with and liking yourself as a person
*Interacting easily with people of different ages, backgrounds, races, lifestyles
*Contributing time and energy to the community
*Communicating your feelings
*Developing friendships
*Recognizing a need for "fun" time in your life
*Budgeting and balancing your time to include both responsibilities and relaxation EMOTIONAL WELLNESS *Possession of a secure self-identity and a positive sense of self-regard; also the ability to cope with and/or improve unpleasant mood states. *Keeping a positive attitude
*Being sensitive to your feelings and the feelings of others
*Learning to cope with stress
*Being realistic about your expectations and time
*Taking responsibility for your own behavior
*Dealing with your personal and financial issues realistically
*Viewing challenges as opportunities rather than obstacles
*Functioning independently but knowing when you need to ask for help*INTELLECTUAL WELLNESS *The perception of being internally energized by an optimal amount of intellectually stimulating activity *Learning because you want to, not because you are told to *Doing the work assigned *Learning through varied experiences - reading, writing, sharing and exploration
*Observing what is around you
*Finding applications for material learned in the classroom
*Staying current with world affairs/news
*Exposing yourself to new experiences (e.g. arts, theater) ENVIRONMENTAL WELLNESS *The positive perception of the environment that one works and lives in *Finding satisfaction and worth in your work
*Ensuring your work environment and relationships are comfortable *Being aware of the natural environment you live in
*Recognizing opportunities that lead you to new skills and acting on those opportunities *Working to ensure the stability and longevity of our natural resources*Learning and Enjoyment*Teaching is a process of becoming tht continues throughout life, never completely achieved, never completely denied...this is the challenge and the fun of being a teacher...there is no ultimate end to the process*Knowledge is understanding based on what has been studied and learned...wisdom is understanding based on what has been felt and experienced*Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your own heart...who looks outside, dreams; who looks within, awakens*Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler*