There is one thing the golf seeker must
keep in mind about the professional golfer. The professional must always answer on the
basis of the transparent art within him. The more innately balanced he is, the less
sensational his perception. The professional is in a unique but perhaps frustrating
position.Upon assuming a compostured
position, he sees the ball "pristinely" and moves . . . that is all. To he or
she art is the only authority. To we, the seekers, it is often ego.
Many professionals fear to tread in this area of golf. For the professional to
question the seeker's ego, he must also question his own necessity. Though the
professional may be skillful, his art is a boundary, a perilous chasm, too wide and too
deep to build a permanent bridge for the transportation of that art.
Don't get me wrong. The professional is
very useful and can provide many tools. But bringing out the artist is up to each
individual. This is done in real time, not in the parasitic mode of idealism.
Let me explain what I mean. If you want to
paint oil paintings, would you rather learn how to mix colors from Van Gogh or from me?
To see examples of how not to mix colors,
visit the Gallery ;~]
The reader may logically follow that up
with "If I want to learn golf or improve my game would I rather learn from Arnold
Palmer or from someone with no proof?" Ah.........
That's a very good question, except for
that this site is not about the techniques of "mixing colors;" it is not
about the regiments of preparing for art. This has all been covered, ad infinitum, by