The Personal Index at the end of the book is designed specifically to help you learn the PPES© principles, as they relate to you. Since not everything is relevant to all golfers, the personal index gives you an opportunity to slowly build your own (personal) index for more efficient referencing of the information that is relevant to you. So by all means, make use of this area of the PPES© Book and build the best personal index you are capable of building; doing so can make you a better, more knowledgeable golfer and/or instructor.
The explanations of the Seven Aspects of a Golfer's Athleticism in Chapter 1; the Six Components of a Golf Specific Fitness Program in Chapter 2; and the Five Golf Performance Indexes in Chapter 3 are by design limited. The purpose of this is to influence further explanation of each topic by PPES© Certified Golf Specific Fitness Trainers and PGA Golf Professionals, on the PlayfitGolf.com Publication and Discussion Forums, in order to provide you with an active web-based support system. Whether you're a golfer or an instructor, participating in this process will help you continually broaden your understanding of golf specific health & fitness.
Another way to look at it is, the brief explanations of the Seven Aspects, the Six Components and the Five Golf Performance Indexes represent a total of 18 golf specific health & fitness seeds. The first seven seeds are planted by reading chapter one, the next six seeds by reading chapter two and the five remaining seeds by reading chapter three. As you continue to fertilize them and water them by staying active on the PlayfitGolf.com Website and by participating in the Playfit® Project, you'll cultivate a golf specific health & fitness garden that yields a wide variety of golf specific health & fitness fruit, capable of supplying all of your golf specific health & fitness needs.
Remember, improving your golf game with a fitness program requires you to first, define the (your) areas of physical conditioning and athletic ability that influence your golf performance, and to then formulate your fitness strategies to target and enhance each individual area without negatively affecting the other areas. And to avoid unintentionally developing counterproductive golf specific fitness strategies, you must continually monitor your progress with the PPES© Software and then eliminate or modify your strategies when necessary. This is precisely what the PPES© teaches you to do. If used consistently, it will enable you to personalize and continually refine your golf specific fitness program for peak golf performance, regardless of the physical condition it helps you achieve.
Your objective as you proceed through the PPES© Book should be to learn the following:
What the Seven Aspects of a Golfer's Athleticism are
How the Six Components of a Golf Specific Fitness Program affect the condition of each Aspect
How the condition of each Aspect affects the condition of the others
How the condition of each Aspect influences the Five Golf Performance Indexes
What the Golf Performance Indexes reveal about your Seven Aspects
Which Aspects influence each Golf Performance Index
How to measure your Golf Specific Fitness Level
While a few of the learning objectives above can be accomplished rather quickly—perhaps in a matter of weeks, others will require a continuous effort—one that will last a lifetime. As stated in the first Foreword, the PPES© Book provides an educational foundation comprised of sports specific fitness principles that assist you in mapping out a path for your ongoing golf specific health and fitness education. So this book is really just the Genesis of your personal Golf Specific Health and Fitness Bible—the future books must be written by you.
IN ORDER TO GET THE FULL BENEFIT FROM THE Playfit® PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (PPES©) AND TO ENSURE MAXIMUM COMPREHENSION, WE RECOMMEND READING THE ENTIRE PPES© BOOK BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO IMPLEMENT ANY PART OF IT, OR ATTEMPTING TO USE THE PPES© SOFTWARE.