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Whole Brain Power

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Greetings Golfers,

Last Friday I talked a little about a brain power book. To prove how much I need the book, I had the name wrong – I called it “Full Brain Power” – the real name is “Whole Brain Power” by Michael Lavery.

Mr. Lavery is quite the character – take a look at any of his videos on YouTube. But I think he’s really onto something … one of the book’s subtitle’s is “The Phenomenal Discovery: Your Hands Grow Your Brain”.  Lavery proves that you can develop both sides of your brain as you develop your hand-eye coordination in both hands.

Lavery wants us to bounce golf balls on the heads of hammers (even sledge-hammers) with both hands, and to hone our penmanship with each hand. To quote “The one activity that will develop the human brain is the use of both hands equally well in almost everything we do. The development of whole brain power through ambidexterity can lead to improved:

* creativity, especially in concept development
* athletic skills in all sports, especially golf, tennis, baseball
* muscle density and grip strength
* hand-eye coordination
* fine motor skills
* blood volume and circulation in the brain
* musical skills with almost every instrument
* memory improvement
* prevention or delay of the onset on Alzheimer’s

I don’t know about you, but I need help with all the above – especially the last one.


Tom Abts
GM and Head Golf Professional