Fearless Golf

Conquering the Mental Game

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Author: Dr. Gio Valiante

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385515863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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A detailed plan for conquering the FEAR that sabotages swings and ruins psyches, from the pioneering psychologist whose techniques have benefited Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, and numerous other world-class golfers. As Jack Nicklaus once observed, fear is the golfer’s greatest enemy, inspiring Tiger Woods to "refuse" to give in to this debilitating emotion. It can turn professionals into jelly and dominate the games of most amateurs. It alters swing paths, causes “tap-in” putts to go awry, and transforms a golfer from a brilliant shot-maker on the practice range into an incompetent hack on the course. Most golfers understand this, but do not have the tools to overcome it. That’s where Dr. Gio Valiante comes in. A pioneering sports psychologist, Valiante has studied the sources of an athlete’s fear, investigated the physiological and neurological impact of fear on performance, and, most important of all, developed a groundbreaking program for conquering it. With Valiante's help and by applying Fearless Golf, Justin Leonard went from three consecutive missed cuts to three consecutive top tens, and Chad Campbell recently moved from 98th in the world to 7th. Davis Love III went from zero wins in 2002 to four wins in 2003, and Chris DiMarco made the 2004 Ryder Cup Team. Emphasizing the need to replace a fixation-on-results with a commitment to mastery of one’s body and one's mind, Valiante’s approach will not only help golfers reach their true potential, it will make playing every round fun again. Through concrete confidence and mastery drills, he presents specific ways readers can break free of fear’s grasp and perform at their best—even under the most extreme pressure. With detailed quotes and anecdotes given exclusively to Dr. Valiante from the best players in the game—including Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, and other tour professionals, Fearless Golf is the ultimate guide to the mental game, the hottest topic in golf today.

Fearless Golf

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Author: Dr. Gio Valiante

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473501105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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As Jack Nicklaus once observed, fear is the golfer’s greatest enemy. It can turn you from a brilliant shot-maker on the practice range into an incompetent hack on the course. Most golfers understand this, but do not have the tools to overcome it. That’s where pioneering sports psychologist Dr Gio Valiante comes in. Having studied the sources of an athlete’s fear and its physiological and neurological impact on performance, he has developed a groundbreaking programme for conquering it. Emphasising the need to replace a fixation-on-results with a commitment to mastery of one’s body and one's mind, Valiante’s approach will help golfers reach their true potential. Through concrete confidence and mastery drills, he presents specific ways to break free of fear’s grasp and perform at your best – even under the most extreme pressure. Fearless Golf is the ultimate guide to the mental game.

Fearless Golf

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Author: Gio Valiante

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091957478

Category: Golf

Page: 288

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As Jack Nicklaus once observed, fear is the golfer's greatest enemy. It can turn you from a brilliant shot-maker on the practice range into an incompetent hack on the course. Most golfers understand this, but do not have the tools to overcome it. That's where pioneering sports psychologist Dr Gio Valiante comes in. Having studied the sources of an athlete's fear and its physiological and neurological impact on performance, he has developed a groundbreaking programme for conquering it. Emphasising the need to replace a fixation-on-results with a commitment to mastery of one's body and one's mind, Valiante's approach will help golfers reach their true potential. Through concrete confidence and mastery drills, he presents specific ways to break free of fear's grasp and perform at your best - even under the most extreme pressure. Fearless Golf is the ultimate guide to the mental game.

Golf Flow

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Author: Gio Valiante

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450434045

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 7474

Professional golfers offer tips and strategies for maintaining focus and rhythm on the green.

Zen Golf

Mastering the Mental Game

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Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385507158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8587

The perfect gift for any golfer looking to elevate their game. The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings.

Golf

The Mental Game : Thinking Your Way Around the Course

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Author: Tom Dorsel

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581826494

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 350

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Often you hear golfers say, "I've got the game; it's something psychological that's holding me back. I don't know what it is, it's just psychological." Well, that "something psychological" involves either: Thinking - concentration, visualization, thoughts about the swing, etc. Feeling - confidence, pressure, emotional control Or action - strategies, routines, practice techniques, etc. When something goes wrong - or right - on the golf course, the cause is going to be found in one of these three areas. In Golf: The Mental Game, Tom Dorsel looks at more than sixty-five issues that can impact a golfer's success and happiness. The book is divided into five sections: Section one presents the basics: getting started right, using the clubs correctly, and scoring. Section two is about thinking clearly: concentrating, what to think about, eliminating negative thoughts, keys to developing a great swing, and visualizing doing it right. Section three is about controlling emotions: building confidence, sharpening mental toughness, making your personality work for you (not against you), relieving stress through talking to yourself, handling pressure, and preventing choking. Section four is about effective action: practicing your skills, warming up, playing the game, and improving your game through setting goals. Section five is about the mental mysteries of golf: slumps, the effect of your good moments and bad, the mental gymnastics of putting, and collapses. Golf: The Mental Game is the culmination of more than twenty-five years of writing about the psychological side of golf for national golf magazines such as Golf Illustrated, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Golfweek.

Zen Putting

Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens

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Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592402670

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 207

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A follow-up to the best-selling Zen Golf outlines key principles that invite players to build a greater understanding of the process of putting rather than its results in a guide that describes how to overcome psychological obstacles and achieve peak performance.

Golf's Mental Hazards

Overcome Them and Put an End to the Self-Destructive Round

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Author: Alan Shapiro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684804573

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 8654

Identifies six major golf personality types--fearful, frustrated, manic-depressive, self-conscious, control freak, and lazy--assesses the link between personality and performance, and advises how to overcome these obstacles. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Golf

The Art of the Mental Game : 100 Classic Golf Tips

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Author: Joseph Parent,Anthony Ravielli,Christopher Obetz

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789318657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 394

Presents one hundred tips on improving a golf score, from the essentials of the mental game and maintaining composure, to physical instruction on how to improve a swing.

Putting Out Of Your Mind

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Author: Dr. Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184739728X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 1404

'You drive for show, you putt for dough'. This old saying is familiar to all golfers and Bob Rotella, one of the foremost authorities on golf today, is a firm believer in its truth. In Putting out of Your Mind he reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill. Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting out of Your Mind is a resonant and informative guide to achieving a better golf game. While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can hit the ball further, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting, the most crucial yet overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it. And of course mastery begins with an understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella's mental rules, which have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world to become champion putters can now work for golfers everywhere. With everything from true-life stories from some of the greats to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting, and is sure to bring about immediate results for anyone who plays the game.

The 8 Traits Of Champion Golfers

How To Develop The Mental Game Of A Pro

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Author: Deborah Graham,Jon Stabler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684869055

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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For more than ten years, Dr Deborah Graham and Jon Stabler have devoted themselves to the scientific study of why, even among the pros, some players win frequently and others never do. In the first psychology self-help book tailored to golfers at every level, they draw on their research to spell out the eight specific personality traits that make the difference: Abstract thinking; emotional stability; tough-mindedness; self-assurance; self-sufficiency; and optimum arousal. Dave Stockton, Lee Janzen, Mark McCumber, and Michelle McGann are among the many golfers who have benefited from Dr.Graham's GolfPsych system. Now, this detailed, practical, and encouraging guide will make it possible for anyone to play like a champ.

Zone Golf

Master Your Mental Game Using Self-Hypnosis

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Author: Kelly Sullivan Walden

Publisher: Sourcebooks Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402239649

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 237

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A revolutionary handbook showing how to use your subconscious to reap rewards on the golf course. The only book out there on using hypnosis in golf, Zone Golf includes self-hypnosis tracks on an accompanying audio CD. Hypnosis is one of the quickest and most effective ways to create long-lasting change, and Zone Golf gives golfers a powerful weapon against the yips, missed putts, shots in the bunker, and more. Readers will learn to: Turn your thinking on its head and become the master of your mind Understand that your natural golfing genius already resides within you Win the game before you play Sleep your way to success Put your passion into action The subconscious mind is approximately 88% of the mind's power, and entering the golf zone will allow you to take your golf game to a completely different level.

Mastering Golf's Mental Game

Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores

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Author: Michael Lardon,Matthew Rudy

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0553417916

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

View: 1886

The golf psychologist credited with helping Phil Mickelson win the British Open in 2013 outlines his mental approaches to the game, explaining how to wholly embrace the mind, body and spirit while eliminating over-thinking and stress. 40,000 first printing.

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

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Author: Dr. Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471104583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Dr Bob Rotella is one of the hottest golfing performance consultants in the world today. Unlike other performance consultants, Rotella goes beyond the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. In this extraordinary book, and with his clients, he creates an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of the golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Filled with charming and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.

Every Shot Counts

Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy

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Author: Mark Broadie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698138597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie’s paradigm-shifting approach that uses statistics and golf analytics to transform the game. Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. What does it take to drop ten strokes from your golf score? What part of Tiger Woods’ game makes him a winner? Traditional golf stats can't answer these questions. Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained putting stat. In this eye-opening new book, Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf. He crunches mountains of data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course. This eagerly awaited resource is for any player who wants to understand the pros, improve golf skills, and make every shot count.

Two Years in St. Andrews

At Home on the 18th Hole

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Author: George Peper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416534318

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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The Old Course at St. Andrews is to golfers what St. Peter's is to Catholics or the Western Wall is to Jews: hallowed ground, the course every golfer longs to play -- and master. In 1983 George Peper was playing the Old Course when he hit a slice so hideous that he never found the ball. But in looking for it, he came across a For Sale sign on a stone town house alongside the famed eighteenth hole. Two months later he and his wife, Libby, became the proud owners of 9A Gibson Place. In 2003 Peper retired after twenty-five years as the editor in chief of Golf magazine. With the younger of their two sons off to college, the Pepers decided to sell their house in the United States and relocate temporarily to the town house in St. Andrews. And so they left for the land of golf -- and single malt scotch, haggis, bagpipes, television licenses, and accents thicker than a North Sea fog. While Libby struggled with renovating an apartment that for years had been rented to students at the local university, George began his quest to break par on the Old Course. Their new neighbors were friendly, helpful, charmingly eccentric, and always serious about golf. In no time George was welcomed into the local golf crowd, joining the likes of Gordon Murray, the man who knows everyone; Sir Michael Bonallack, Britain's premier amateur golfer of the last century; and Wee Raymond Gatherum, a magnificent shotmaker whose diminutive stature belies his skills. For anyone who has ever dreamed of playing the Old Course -- and what golfer hasn't? -- this book is the next best thing. And for those who have had that privilege, Two Years in St. Andrews will revive old memories and confirm Bobby Jones's tribute, "If I were to set down to play on one golf course for the remainder of my life, I should choose the Old Course at St. Andrews."

The Four Magic Moves to Winning Golf

The Classic Instructional by Golf's Greatest Teacher

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Author: Joe Dante

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 0307525325

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

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The legendary golf instructional, available again. This is, along with Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, THE book Golf professionals turn to. "Thirty years ago I was recommending Joe Dante's book The Four Magic Moves To Winning Golf as a must read for aspiring PGA professionals. What Dante said in '62 has influenced many of the game's finest teachers. Dante was a visionary."--Gary Wiren, author of New Golf Mind When published, The Four Magic Moves To Winning Golf radically changed the way many players thought about the golf swing. Dante's system showed how simple it was to improve one's game, and at the same time gave the golfer one of the most comprehensive analyses of swing mechanics ever published. Now, thirty-three years after its original publication, Main Street is proud to reissue this classic instructional. Dante begins by sweeping out all the misconceptions of the game. "If good golf is to be learned and the poor player is to improve, a purging must take place, painful as it may be." Dante discusses a few basics of grip and stance, and then he gets to the heart of his book, the four magic moves. As he reveals each of the moves, Dante focuses on the physical checkpoints so that any golfer can make sure that his or her swing is on the right track. The Four Magic Moves To Winning Golf is straightforward and easy to understand, yet unlike other golf books it is irreverent and audacious in its approach to mastering the game. The publication of this rediscovered classic is sure to establish Joe Dante's reputation as one of golf's greatest teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Golfer's Logbook

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Author: Lee Pearce

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061363030

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This unique logbook offers the means to record all parts of your golf-game—your shots, scores, putts, penalties, and more—so that you can analyze your progress after each round and build up a valuable personal record. After a few rounds, you will begin to recognize patterns in your game and areas where you can improve. This is what the rest of the book is about: It targets problem areas and provides practical solutions and all the advice you need to lower your handicap. Action photography and step-by-step illustrations guide you through all aspects of the game and show you how to improve your performance in key areas, including: how to hit the perfect drive hitting greens from the fairway sinking long and short putts consistently playing successfully from the rough getting out of traps—every time how to improve your mental game.

Extraordinary Golf

The Art of the Possible

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Author: Fred Shoemaker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399522765

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 203

View: 5893

Integrating a range of practical exercises with a new mental approach, a golf professional shares the secrets of mastering the game, from essential skills to using focus and awareness to enhance power and consistency. Reprint.

On Becoming Fearless...in Love, Work, and Life

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Author: Arianna Huffington

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0759568278

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Observing that her own teenage daughters were beginning to experience some of the same fears that had once burdened her--how attractive am I? do people like me? do I dare speak up?--Arianna Huffington began to examine the ways in which fear affects all our lives. In stories drawn from her own experiences and from the lives of other women, she points toward the moments of extraordinary strength, courage, and resilience that result from confronting and overcoming fear. And she outlines the steps anyone can take to conquer fear. Her book shows us how to become bold from the inside out--from feeling comfortable in our own skin to getting what we want in love and at work to changing the world.