How to Quickly Learn Golf | The Tim Ferriss Experiment
Learning Golf in 5 Days
- Tim Ferris, the author and human guinea pig, attempts to learn golf in 5 days with the help of world-class teachers.
- He undergoes a golf-specific FMS test to identify his body's strengths and weaknesses.
- Swing analysis expert Terry Roels uses electromagnetic sensors to analyze Tim's swing and provides feedback.
- Tim works on improving his grip, stance, backswing, downswing, and putting.
- He practices at the driving range and receives tips from pro golfers James and Andrew.
- Tim learns the "clock system" analogy to control the power of his swing.
- Despite feeling overwhelmed, Tim makes progress on the golf course.
Golf Techniques and Challenges
- Tim Ferris found practicing with a 7 iron and aiming straight ahead more effective than overthinking and using various clubs.
- He learns the importance of reading the green and understanding the contours of the golf course to aim his ball accurately.
- Putting is identified as the hardest part of the game, and Ferris struggles to maintain his composure on the green.
- Terry emphasizes the importance of club face control and uses tracking technology to help Tim fine-tune his swing.
- Ferris faces challenges with footwork and club placement, but Terry provides solutions like "no stakes practice" to help him focus on technique without pressure.
Mental Aspect of Golf
- On the golf course, Ferris attempts to shoot a par on hole number one and succeeds despite initial difficulties.
- He realizes that golf is not just about technical skills but also about mental control and managing distractions.
- Ferris expresses his surprise at how much he enjoys golf and how it becomes an experiment in mind control, piquing his interest even further.
- Extended scenes, interviews, and tutorials are available on 4ourworkweek.com/sltv.
- The podcast, "The Tim Ferris Show," features long interviews with experts from the show and was nominated as one of the best on iTunes.
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