Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby lagpressure » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:59 am

It's a good point.

I certainly feel that "enchantment" relationship with a set of persimmons that by their very nature allow me to adjust, manipulate the weighting, lie angle, and even re shape the head grinding with files or sanding, moving weight around through drilling holes and filling with lead in various places. Certainly an easier process with many more options due to the organic nature of wood itself. I relate to the sound of it being struck, and while beauty is subjective, I'm hard pressed to believe anyone could possibly think a metal wood could ever have the aesthetic beauty of a shiny piano finish on a persimmon. Because woods are an organic material, no two will ever be exactly the same... and this allows for that special connection to manifest. I think of Pirsig's interrogation of quality in "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" where subject meets object.

I was grinding the hell out of one of my wedges with a file recently radically altering the bounce and flange on the bottom, but intrigued also by the nature of the "Double Duty" scalloped flange presented by the original designer... basically because I love the head shape and the slight bit of forward face progression it offers without having to do any unusual neck bends. Basically turning a SW into a flat flanged gap wedge. It's just not a club I could go out and buy off a retail rack, not would I be able to find any factory making such a club. It will be a totally unique club when I am done with it... a true one of a kind retrofitted to exactly what I want out of such a club without compromise.

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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby eagle » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:42 am

Another from Coyle..
http://thetalentcode.com/2012/01/18/the ... /#comments

And a good tip for those of us wanting the quantum leap.
http://www.writingathletes.com/index.html

And a link to a real life example..
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/04/sport ... lgado.html
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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby eagle » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:42 pm

RR...this is Right up your alley....vivid images.

http://thetalentcode.com/
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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby Range Rat » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:11 am

Thanks Eagle, I'll have a gander pretty soon and get back. :)
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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby Range Rat » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:30 am

Started to read thru some of his stuff Eagle and it reads well, and well thought out too.

I liked the John Wooden's comment about "be quick, but never in a hurry". If I was taking a test on that statement's application to golf I would say the cross applicability would be that our first instinct is generally the correct one. If I feels like a 6 iron, we probably made that choice "quickly" based on instinct, but once the choice has been made no need to hurry. See it, feel it, do our best to execute it, and live with the results.

Also like the words on managing time to our advantage- like the tennis player hitting late in order to gather more information along the way. Time, an interesting word and concept, nice to be able to immmerse ourself within it so that we lose track of it, so that when we are done playing we wonder where the time went while having fun. No concept of time, we are time and time is us and how we use time determines how time uses us......maybe :lol:

Now Father Time needs some coffee. 8-)
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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby ocat1979 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:28 pm

Has anyone checked out this guy at http://www.thedanplan.com. He took up the challenge of 10,000 hours, total begginer at golf when he started, 3100 hours of practice later and he's has a current handicap index of 5.9. Very interesting
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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby eagle » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:25 pm

Coyle has a new book out today. I bet it is a good one. Here is his blog post about it...

http://thetalentcode.com/
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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby eagle » Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:58 am

http://thetalentcode.com/

Another good installment. If you look at this kid's Youtube videos, you'll see his dad has taught him golf and all sorts of other sports. Looks like both of them are having fun.
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Re: Daniel Coyle. The Talent Code

Postby Range Rat » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:12 pm

Good one Eagle.

The youngin' is simply executing, keeping it simple. I don't quite know that I agree with the 10 second fork in the road description being an indicator of future exploration or success. Perhaps people with dogged determination are those who meet failure in their first exposure perceive a challenge for the undertaking. Anyhoo, I like his stuff and appreciate you taking the time to post his work.

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