Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Ron Sirak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592401574

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

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The co-founders of the VISION54 coaching team challenge drill-based skill development, explaining how to build a successful golf swing by strategically addressing a player's specific technical, psychological, and physical needs. First serial, Golf Digest and Golf for Women. 30,000 first printing.

Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player

Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Ron Sirak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101218258

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Two legendary coaches give golfers a powerful new approach to the game... and to life. As coaches to some of golf’s top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don’t believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don’t even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision. Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player’s game. The book’s revolutionary pre-shot routine will improve your focus, leading to a golf swing that is not only successful but can be repeated under extreme pressure. Emphasizing the individual golfer rather than a rigid set of mechanics, their VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it’s possible to shoot a 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if you have the right mind-set and well-honed intuitive power. An engaging read for the beginner or the seasoned golfer, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose is inspiration for life, not just the links.

Play Your Best Golf Now

Discover VISION54's 8 Essential Playing Skills

Author: Lynn Marriott,Pia Nilsson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514191

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Two of golf's most revolutionary teachers share a personalized approach to accessing your peak performance. "The VISION54 approach is far more than just pure golf technique, it allows an individual to unlock their true potential by opening their mind and believing anything is possible to achieve." - David Leadbetter, David Leadbetter Golf Academy Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott are Complete Game Coaches, leaders of a new kind of golf instruction that focuses on more than just the grip, the stance, and the swing. Their VISION54 method targets the complete golfer-the whole person-not just the technical aspects of the game. Their coaching philosophy focuses on possibilities, not limitations, with an end goal of MY54-the idea that any golfer can reach their own personalized version of peak performance, scoring nothing but birdies on a par-72 course. Building on the core concepts introduced in Every Shot Must Have a Purpose and the strategic thinking in The Game Within the Game, Play Your Best Golf Now takes the mystery out of the soft skills of golf and shows golfers how to add these skills to their game for peak performance. Players learn to master the 8 Essential Playing Skills: 1. LEAVE YOUR MIND BEHIND and enter the Play Box 2. DECIDE AND COMMIT to your shots 3. FIND YOUR BALANCE both physically and mentally 4. FEEL YOUR TEMPO on the course and dance to its rhythm 5. TAME TENSION to improve your swing 6. BUILD EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE 7. STORE MEMORIES and learn from the past to make a better present 8. DROWN SELF-TALK IN USEFUL THOUGHTS And the 2 Essential Practice Skills: 1. SIMULATE GOLF on the practice range to maximize your time and effort 2. INTEGRATE SKILLS and practice with a plan These Essentials complement the technical anchors of the game-the grip, the stance, the swing-and give players a foundation for achieving their peak performance. MY54 is the vision, and these are the building blocks for achieving a higher level of play.

Be a Player

A Breakthrough Approach to Playing Better ON the Golf Course

Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Susan K. Reed

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476788030

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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The founders of the world-renowned VISION54 training program and the authors of the bestselling Every Shot Must Have a Purpose take golf instruction to the next level in this groundbreaking new approach to mastering the game. Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise technique are essential. Most golfers who want to improve their skills go to the range and work painstakingly on their swings, not realizing it’s often their performance state on the course that needs work, not their technique. Simple things such as awareness of your balance, tension, and tempo, as well as the ability to control mental, emotional, and social variables you encounter while playing can quickly take your game to a new performance level. Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, founders of VISION54’s groundbreaking and innovative golf program are here to help. Aimed at both the weekend golfer and the advanced player, each chapter presents a series of “human skills”—including assignments, explorations, and mini-lessons—that strip away the complexity surrounding swing technique and playing consistency—the conditional variations that plague golfers. Be A Player is the must-have book for any golfer who wants to unite technical skills and on-course performance seamlessly and effectively. With this cutting-edge text by your side, you will become a true student of VISION54 and a better player better on the course…where it matters most!

Every Shot Counts

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

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.

The Game Before the Game

The Perfect 30-Minute Practice

Author: Lynn Marriott,Pia Nilsson,Ron Sirak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620636

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The authors of the smash hit Every Shot Must Have a Purpose put the golf back in golf practice, with a revolutionary approach that replaces rote sessions with dynamic, proven drills. As coaches to golf?s top players, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson have created brilliant new mind- body strategies for every aspect of the game. With The Game Before the Game, they showcase their unique approach to practice, with winning techniques that ensure those hours on the driving range and practice green aren?t wasted on reinforcing bad habits. The authors identify three essential types of practice: ? Warm-up: getting not only the muscles but also the mind in gear ? Maintenance: intended to prevent your swing from drifting between rounds ? Preparation: adding numerous new shots to your repertoire From there, the authors outline pro-tested drills that help you find your swing rhythm, visualize success off the course, simplify putting, break through skill plateaus, and much more. Each chapter concludes with a memorable ?swing key? for translating practice into success during the real thing.

Golf Flow

Author: Gio Valiante

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450434045

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

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

Golf Annika's Way

Author: Annika Sorenstam,Golf Magazine

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 9781592403561

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 271

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The Swedish-born LPGA champion teaches golfers of all skill levels how to play and win like a pro, with detailed instructions on the swing, fundamentals of grip and posture, and putting, along with tips on using every club in the bag.

Little Book of Indoor Golf Games

18 Sure-fire Ways to Improve Your Game at Home Or in the Office

Author: Adrian Winter

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402257902

Category: Games

Page: 96

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Master the Art of Putting-even in the OFF-SEASON! Perfecting your putting skills is a surefire way to improve your golf score. From tricky short putts to challenging distance putts, these 18 single- and multiplayer games are designed to help you conquer the most frequent shot in golf any time of year. Challenge your friends and family to an Indoor Open and attempt to putt your way to victory. Complete with putting tips, a scorecard, and instructions on hosting your own Indoor Open, this book will make you an expert putter whether you're a seasoned pro or picking up a golf club for the first time.

Fearless Golf

Conquering the Mental Game

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.

Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes

Fix Your Swing by Putting Flexibility, Strength, and Stamina in Your Golf Bag

Author: Katherine Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101108797

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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The host of the Golf Channel's Swing Fault Solutions helps golfers get fit in a program enhanced by Hank Haney's legendary swing analysis Golfers spend outrageous sums of money every year on new balls, clubs, and swing instruction in an effort to improve their game. But what holds back most amateur golfers isn't their equipment or even their swing; it's their fitness. In Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes, seasoned instructor and fitness expert Katherine Roberts outlines a precise combination of flexibility and strength training that will get any golfer in shape to play their best. Including swing corrections by top-flight instructor Hank Haney, Roberts's program features: * Tests to measure baseline stability and mobility * The ideal warm-up exercises for golfers * Techniques for simultaneously improving posture, balance, and strength * Exercises to obtain yoga-quality levels of Flexibility * Nine of the most common swing flaws, from "coming over the top" to the "chicken wing," with exercises designed by Roberts to overcome the physical deficiencies at the root of the problem * A full workout program for better back health and stronger core muscles Enhanced with one hundred photographs, Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes is an invigorating new approach that solves age-old golfing woes.

Golf Positive! Live Positive!

Lessons in Golf and Life

Author: Debbie O'connell

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533148360

Category:

Page: 178

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Golf Positive! Live Positive! is a vibrant handbook of learning and development. Filled with colorful anecdotes, personal experiences and instructional guidelines, Golf Positive! Live Positive! provides an entertaining and energetic path to identifying, understanding and ultimately reaching your goals - both on and off the golf course! Successful people-especially successful athletes-often have a tried-and-true plan. Nationally acclaimed LPGA professional and Golf Positive Founder Debbie O'Connell shares a proven approach that will inspire anyone to improve their game and dare to dream big. Using CORE Triumph!TM -a four-step blueprint for success-O'Connell doesn't just encourage readers to set lofty goals, she outlines each step toward creating an individual action plan. Whether you're a golfer or someone who wants to wake up each morning excited for the day ahead, O'Connell shows how these steps, along with repetition and perseverance, can improve your game and your life.

Extraordinary Golf

The Art of the Possible

Author: Fred Shoemaker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399522765

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 203

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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.

Zen Golf

Mastering the Mental Game

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385507158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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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.

Winning the Battle Within

Realistic Steps to Overcoming Sexual Strongholds

Author: Neil T. Anderson

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736939180

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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For too many believers, God's wonderful creation of sex has become a source of spiritual slavery rather than a liberating blessing. Neil T. Anderson presents a clarifying, refreshing look at God's plan for sex and how Christians can release a distorted view of physical intimacy and embrace a pure, godly view of this gift. With biblical advice and compassion, Anderson points to the way out of confusion and shame by exposing the guilt, anger, and fear involved in sexual struggles showing how believing the truth breaks the sexual and emotional lies giving practical steps to overcome spiritual entrapment with God's Word As Christians grasp what the Bible says about who they really are—God's loved children and new creations in His Son—they will be able to enjoy and value His marvelous design for their emotions and bodies. A newly updated and expanded version of Finding Freedom In a Sex-Obsessed World.

Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living

Author: Roger Housden

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307346021

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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“Conventional wisdom,” says Roger Housden, “tells us that nobody goes to heaven for having a good time.” Seven Sins for a Life Worth Living, then, is a refreshing, liberating, and decidedly welcome dose of unconventional wisdom that awakens us to the simple delights and transformative joys of the world around us. With elegance, gentle humor, and remarkable openness, Housden takes us along as he recalls his personal journey toward an appreciation of what he calls the Seven Pleasures: The Pleasure of All Five Senses, The Pleasure of Being Foolish,The Pleasure of Not Knowing, The Pleasure of Not Being Perfect, The Pleasure of Doing Nothing Useful, The Pleasure of Being Ordinary, and The Pleasure of Coming Home. Housden writes, for instance, of submitting to the ultimate folly of falling in love, of celebrating our imperfections, of coming to understand the virtues of the Slow Food movement while enjoying an all-afternoon lunch in a small French village, and of discovering in a Saharan cave that, however extraordinary our surroundings, “we are human, a glorious nothing much to speak of”—and learning to be at peace with the notion. Such pleasures may be suspect in today’s achievement-driven, tightly scheduled, relent-lessly self-improving, conspicuously consumptive culture, but surely the greater sin lies in letting them slip away moment by precious moment. “The purpose of this book,” says Housden, “is to inspire you to lighten up and fall in love with the world and all that is in it.” Reading it is a pleasure indeed. “When you die,God and the angels will hold you accountablefor all the pleasures you were allowed in life that you denied yourself.” Roger Housden, author of the bestselling Ten Poems series, presents a joyously affirmative, warmly personal, and spiritually illuminating meditation on the virtues of opening ourselves up to pleasures like being foolish, not being perfect, and doing nothing useful, the pleasure of not knowing, and even (would you believe it?) the pleasure of being ordinary. From the Hardcover edition.

The Impact Zone

Mastering Golf's Moment of Truth

Author: Bobby Clampett,Andy Brumer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429917186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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"Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game."—Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion, 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Impact has long been called golf's "moment of truth," and great golfers have spent countless hours working on their swings trying to upgrade their impact dynamics as the golf club approaches, contacts, then swings through the ball. For the first time, with The Impact Zone, golfers will have a book that focuses their attention on the very same region of the swing on which professional golfers have always concentrated. The Impact Zone is a unique instructional guide in that everything in it either focuses on or applies to improving a golfer's understanding and execution of impact. Here, acclaimed professional golfer Bobby Clampett concludes that the overwhelming bias and convention of today's contemporary teaching environment is to value swing styles over swing dynamics, and in so doing, the overwhelming majority of golf teachers miss the boat in terms of teaching the game effectively. Ultimately this emphasis on swing style comes at the expense of helping golfers to develop sound swing dynamics, which are the real keys to consistent ball striking and better golf. With the help of CBS's Swing Vision high-speed camera—using images from many of the game's greatest contemporary players (including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and more)—The Impact Zone takes an unprecedented look at the most important six inches in golf, those that immediately precede, contain, and follow impact. To further demonstrate these principles, Clampett presents photos and drills that convey the five essential dynamics golfers need to produce and reproduce solid impact Throughout these instructional pages, Bobby Clampett—teamed with veteran golf writer Andy Brumer—relays his own personal story of straying from swing dynamics and how he found his way back. He recalls memorable stories from the Tour, blending innovative instruction with his colorful, engaging anecdotes. Clampett and Brumer create an essential instructional guide with clear, concise advice—on creating great swing dynamics through the impact zone—the universally acknowledged key to more consistent and better golf.

Putting Out Of Your Mind

Author: Dr. Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184739728X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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'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 Forbidden Game

Golf and the Chinese Dream

Author: Dan Washburn

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786070200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Financial Times Best Book of 2014 It’s still known as the “rich man’s game” and considered taboo, and yet golf is booming in China — hundreds of new courses have opened in the past decade, despite it being illegal for anyone to build them. Award-winning journalist Dan Washburn follows the lives of three men intimately involved in China’s bizarre golf scene. We meet Zhou, a peasant turned golf pro who sees the game as his way into China’s new middle class; Wang, a lychee farmer whose life is transformed when a massive, top-secret resort springs up next door; and Martin, a Western executive maneuvering through a highly political business environment, ever watchful for Beijing’s “golf police.” Charting these three different paths to the new Chinese Dream, The Forbidden Game is a rich and arresting portrait of a country of contradictions.

Golf for Enlightenment

The Seven Lessons for the Game of Life

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 140005088X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Deepak Chopra has discovered the delights—and frustrations—of golf, and he is passionate about the game. Confronted by the wild ups and downs of his own play, he consulted with golf professionals and developed a new approach to the game that any golfer can follow—from the novice to the expert. The results can be measured not only in increased enjoyment and skill, but also in greater wisdom about life beyond the 18th hole. Chopra’s own game has improved dramatically since incorporating the elements of his program. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of a “perfect” swing, Chopra reveals how golf can be mastered through mindfulness, a form of awareness that combines sharp focus and relaxation at the same time. Expanded awareness, he tells us, can accomplish much more than external mechanics to improve one’s game. But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself. Chopra has spent the last year taking the unique message in Golf for Enlightenment nationwide, teaching the essential tenets of his program at lectures and seminars to golfers everywhere. His message continues to help players turn an obsession into a positive life path. From the Hardcover edition.