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The Way of the Playa Bible

The Way of the Playa is for anyone seeking different answers to the same old questions. Some of the questions, you haven’t even verbalized yet. Some of the questions, you didn’t even know you had. But the Way of the Playa answers them all.

Whether you want to be a happy hacker who doesn’t care about his handicap, or you want to get to scratch, the concepts in this guide will get you there.

Who is the Way of the Playa for?

The Way of the Playa is for anyone seeking different answers to the same old questions. Some of the questions, you didn’t even know you had.But the Way of the Playa answers them before you have them. Whether you want to be a happy go lucky Playa who doesn’t care about his handicap, or you want to

The Glimpse of your Golf Potential

The Glimpse’If you think you can or if you think you cannot, you are right’ – Betty Ford TL;DRThe Glimpse is how to see into your true potential and use that to get out of your own way to enjoy golf more and avoid the tension and worry that comes with becoming a higher version

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Proactive VS. Reactive Golf

Another day in golfing paradise: A short story It’s 9:37 am, you’re 8 holes into your weekly round and you’re playing well. The sun is shining and there’s a warm breeze coming in off the ocean. You check your scorecard and you’re 4 shots better than your usual score to this point. What’s been working?

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Stop playing CopyPaste Golf

Par 4 tee shot = DriverPar 5 tee shot = DriverPar 5 Second shot = 3 woodChipping around the green = 60 degree Shot from the trees = low stinger 2 iron (which you can’t hit)Sound familiar, Playa? The autopull. The same holes, the same shot, the same results. The same frustration.Auto pulling specific clubs is killing

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GIOTG – Get It On The Green

Get.It.On.The.Green.That is how you should say it. Each word is a sentence on its own. GET. IT. ON. THE. GREEN. Imagine those obnoxious weirdo SJWs who clap between each word as you say it. How many times have you destroyed a score on a hole because you tried to get it close like the pro on

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DOGS – Delusions of Grandeur Syndrome

Dogs are usually a man’s best friend. But DOGS are a golfer’s worst nightmare.Delusions Of Grandeur SyndromeSymptoms includeFrustration at a shot that is actually good for their handicap level.Being disgusted that a wedge shot did not stop inside 10 feet from the hole.Hitting drives on the wrong lines for your distance.Overestimating the distance you hit the ball by

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KNOW YOURSELF

In the Way of the Playa, the most important part of the process to enjoy golf and to improve at it, is YOU.YOU are the most important part of this machine. Without YOU, there is no Way of the Playa. Without knowledge of yourself, how can you truly understand anything?The only way to advance in

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STOP! THINK!

You might hear people say you play your best golf when you’re not thinking. This is only partially correct because there is a huge difference between thinking and worrying.Worrying is when you’re looking at all the negative things that could go wrong, and how you don’t want them to happen. Murphy had laws and one of

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Cocky conservative – smart attack

When I first started to get the idea around the Way of the Playa out there, there was inevitably the group of DOGS sufferers who said it was too conservative, going so far as to call it “pat pat” golf. I have no idea what that means, but it can’t be complimentary.They saw me hitting

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