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LocationClark County
Call No796.352 Cyrg
TitleGolf's holy war : the battle for the soul of a game in an age of science / Brett Cyrgalis.
AuthorCyrgalis, Brett. author.
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 Clark County30293101830920796.352 Cyrg6/29/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781476707594
International Standard Book Number 1476707596
Personal Name Cyrgalis, Brett. author.
Title Statement Golf's holy war : the battle for the soul of a game in an age of science / Brett Cyrgalis.
Edition Statement First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2020.
Physical Description xix, 248 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-248).
Formatted Contents Note The two central texts -- Golf and religion -- Tiger Woods and dualism -- Science in Slidell, Louisiana -- Babe Ruth and teaching's evolutionary jump -- Technology for profit -- The art of architecture -- William James and the birth of sports psychology -- On learning: the essential disconnect -- Hogan -- Oregon and string theory.
Summary, Etc. "The world of golf is at a crossroads. As technological innovations displace traditional philosophies, the golfing community has splintered into two deeply combative factions: the old-school teachers and players who believe in feel, artistry, and imagination, and the technical minded who want to remake the game around data. In Golf's Holy War, Brett Cyrgalis takes readers inside the heated battle playing out from weekend hackers to PGA Tour pros. At the Titleist Performance Institute in Oceanside, California, golfers clad in full-body sensors target weaknesses in their biomechanics, while others take part in mental exercises designed to test their brain's psychological resilience. Meanwhile, coaches like Michael Hebron purge golfers of all technical information, tapping into the power of intuitive physical learning by playing rudimentary games. From historic St. Andrews to manicured Augusta, experimental communes in California to corporatized conferences in Orlando, William James to Ben Hogan to theoretical physics, the factions of the spiritual and technical push to redefine the boundaries of the game. And yet what does it say that Tiger Woods has orchestrated one of the greatest comebacks in sports history without the aid of a formal coach? But Golf's Holy War is more than just a book about golf--it's a story about modern life and how we are torn between resisting and embracing the changes brought about by the advancements of science and technology. It's also an exploration of historical legacies, the enriching bonds of education, and the many interpretations of reality."-- Amazon.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Golf.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Golf History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Golf Effects of technological innovations on.
Index Term-Genre/Form Informational works.
Index Term-Genre/Form Creative nonfiction.

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