You Will Putt Better, I Guarantee It!

Author: A. Craig Fisher, Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499017863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 180

View: 4207

Did you ever wonder why your golf scores never improve much even after many years of experience? And, did you know putting contributes about 40% to your total score, making putting the single most important part of your golf game? Do you want to improve? Then, this book is a MUST read! Golfers need to understand and come to grips with the harsh realities putting places on them as well as the many factors that impact putting success, many more mental than physical; therefore, this book leaves the fundamentals of putting stroke to others. To assist golfers, or golfer “wannabes”, the author utilizes his 30 years’ experience in sport performance enhancement and 60 years of playing golf to provide a framework that will lead to increased putting performance IF you will follow some of book’s suggestions. The book is written in a conversational style, with the intent of having the reader interact with material presented – responding to questions, agreeing or disagreeing with a certain perspective, and perhaps searching your conscience for the “why’s” and “why not’s”. Innumerable drills and strategies are offered, both to improve the physical and mental sides of the golf game. Insights into how and what to practice, based on proven approaches, are emphasized to counter the haphazard way most golfers typically practice. Putting really is a head game. I certainly enjoyed reading your book. You have brought every act of putting to the surface. FINALLY a putting book that doesn’t talk about the stroke the whole time. I truly believe the best formula for making putts is to roll the ball on the correct line at the correct speed. Of the two elements speed is the most important. The other tangibles that go with it are to read greens correctly and to have confidence in your stroke and read. You seem to have touched on each one of the topics in depth. The object of putting is to putt the ball in the hole NOT to move the putter in a certain direction or a certain way. The added humor was a nice touch. Good luck with the publishing of the book and sign me up for a finished copy. Nice job. Michael B. Krick, Head Golf Professional Carolina Trace Country Club Sanford, North Carolina

Unconscious Putting

Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke

Author: Dave Stockton,Matthew Rudy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544309

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 3884

"The Pro Tours' Hottest Coach" (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player's game. When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list of pro players-including Annika Sorenstam, Yani Tseng (winner of four LPGA tournaments), Adam Scott (Texas Open champion), Hunter Mahan (Phoenix Open champion), and Morgan Pressel (World Ladies Championship of Japan winner)-the putting strategies that finessed their game. Stockton's breakthrough concept is that every player has their own Signature Stroke, which is unconscious. Good putting comes from the mind, Stockton says, not from a series of stiff mechanical positions. With visualization, the right frame of mind, an efficient pre-putt routine, and connection to the individual internal stroke signature, any player can make far more putts. Putting has always been taught as an offshoot to the full swing, when in reality it is far different- almost a different game. Unconscious Putting will help players get out of the rigid, mechanical, overthinking trap. In Unconscious Putting, Stockton shows how players at every handicap level-from pros to weekend golfers-can putt effortlessly and with confidence by integrating a new mental approach with a few simple physical routines that will keep them locked on target. Readers will also gain invaluable advice on reading greens and equipment. Illustrated throughout and filled with anecdotes about how Stockton's lessons have helped today's leading players, Unconscious Putting is a must-have golf book and a category classic-in-the-making.

How to Make Every Putt

The Secret to Winning Golf's Game Within the Game

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 1592408222

Category: Reference

Page: 134

View: 834

The renowned LPGA instructor and best-selling author of Zen Golf draws on his expertise with training such champions as Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr to place the art of putting in a context of Zen Buddhist philosophy, outlining simple but effective techniques that address immediate physical and mental challenges.

Sager Brown

Author: A. Craig Fisher, Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499010648

Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 6320

Sager Brown, as an orphanage and school in the bayou country of Louisiana, served the intellectual and social developmental interests of black children for over a century when few if any other avenues were available. Their story is one of compassion and heartfelt dedication of key individuals who, with help, countered the destructive force of oppression of post-emancipation and segregation, resulting in thousands of redeemed lives. A brief history of the Bayou Teche area is offered to pinpoint the site of the school, which exists today as the major shipping depot of the United Methodist Committee on Relief for relief supplies both nationally and worldwide. Divine intervention is in evidence throughout the book as the institution ebbs and flows from one crisis to the next, always raising its head to move forward from apparently insurmountable odds to the new light of day. Although Sager Brown is and has always been a Methodist church-supported institution, anyone interested in the plight of children and their eventual redemption will find the book a worthwhile read. It was a joy to document the only in-depth history of this historic institution. "The first week I spent as a volunteer at Sager Brown. I, too, knew I was on 'holy ground.'" I am indebted to Craig Fisher for telling the world how this wonderful facility came to be, for it explains why it has always been a sacred spot. Craig's research is thorough, his presentation scholarly, but he has also captured the essence of the ministry that continues today in Baldwin, Louisiana." Su Kelley, multi-year Sager Brown volunteer and long-time Bible teacher "It is my privilege to recommend Sager Brown: Sacred Ground as an excellent informational and inspirational history of the institution known as Sager Brown in Baldwin, Louisiana. United Methodists are known to be people of "head and heart' and Dr. Fisher has masterfully woven the threads of the history of this institution to reflect both the passion that inspired and supported it for generations and the hard facts of its impact on countless numbers of children and indeed an entire community. Not only does Dr. Fisher tell the story of the struggle of an institution of change to survive in the deep South, he illustrates the influence persons of passion can have on an institution, a region of the country, and even a nation through a lifetime of service. from a larger perspective, he also tells the story of the denomination's unceasing desire to be relevant to the needs of the world as they change over the centuries. Every obstacle became an opportunity for God to open a new pathway for building HIS kingdom." Rev. Dawne Phillips, Director of Missions, Texas Central Conference, United Methodist Church.

Dave Pelz's Putting Games

The More You Play, the Better You Putt

Author: Dave Pelz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101590858

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 5545

The first putting book in more than a decade from the world’s best-known— and bestselling—golf instructor. With numerous bestselling books, coast-to-coast golf schools, and lessons to elite pros, Dave Pelz has founded an empire based upon his scientific approach to the game. His last putting book, Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible, was a blockbuster, but his fans are eager to learn the master’s newest and most up-to-date techniques. Their wait is finally over. In Dave Pelz’s Putting Games, he synthesizes the lessons he gives to elite pros, including Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Steve Elkington, Bo Van Pelt, and Mike Weir—not to mention the thousands of amateurs who attend the Dave Pelz Scoring Game schools and clinics every year. Pelz guides readers through the process of fine-tuning existing strokes, creating new skills and techniques, and using feedback devices at home, where it’s easy to find the time to make it happen, all in the name of improving your putting skills. Every golfer knows that improving his or her putting will lower scores, yet great putting remains one of the game’s most elusive goals. Filled with full-color instructional photos and step-by-step lessons, Dave Pelz’s Putting Games is the answer to a golfer’s dream: It shows the way to improve your putting by playing games in the comfort and convenience of your own home during the week, so you can shoot lower scores on the course on the weekends.

Dave Stockton's Putt to Win

Secrets For Mastering the Other Game of Golf

Author: Dave Stockton,Al Barkow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743245288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 9316

In Dave Stockton's Putt to Win, Stockton, one of the greatest putters of all time, shares the secrets he's learned throughout his career for mastering the "other" game of golf, the one played on the green. The leading money winner on the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 and 1994, Stockton explains the mechanics necessary for successful putting and the mental approach needed to accept your share of misses while holing at least your share of birdies. Beautifully illustrated to highlight various putting techniques and loaded with solid practice drills and short-game tips, Dave Stockton's Putt to Win helps you do just that. Stockton shows numerous ways to improve your putting and ultimately lower your score. Topics covered include how to develop a smooth, dependable, mistake-free stroke; how to stay focused throughout the stroke no matter how difficult the putt; how to read the green and judge the distance to the hole; how to make adjustments for the length, the speed, and the grain of the green; how to read the subtle features that can influence the roll of the ball; how to choose the proper putter; and much more. But most important, Dave Stockton is able to articulate and teach us how to develop feel - the crucial element that separates great putters from those who quake at the sight of a breaking four-footer.

Tru-Vu: Change the Way You Look at Putting Forever

A Book About Golf, Life and How to Become a Good-to-Great Putter

Author: Scott Mitchum

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483500632

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 137

View: 8021

Golf is a tradition-bound sport that has forced golfers to not make the best use of their instinctive ability to aim the putterhead, as well as creating a visual disconnect that can seriously degrade distance control on putts over ten feet. Tru-Vu putting is based on the concept that the golfer should face the hole when putting, thus creating a simple, one-armed putting motion that is instinctive for both aim and distance control. The putter, nor the forearm, are braced against the body, which keeps it in line with the newest ruling by the USGA and R&A banning anchoring. Research into both visual and learning theory are used as background material to build the case that traditional putting styles are more difficult to master and seldom, if ever, create long-term putting success. The author explains the sequence of events that lead to the initial research into possible solutions to help his aging father cope with physical limitations, as well as his personal battle with multiple sclerosis for several years. His personal journey during the writing of the book is a vital part of the book as he describes the failures and success along the path to what has become a lifelong solution to his putting woes.

Putt Like the Pros

Dave Pelz's Scientific Guide to Improvin

Author: Dave Pelz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060920785

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 2797

Putting has often been described as an art, but the author of this book, by trade a physicist, has analyzed it as never before, using scientific principles. Pelz has come up with a system to perfect your putting stroke -- or at least to come as close to perfect as humanly possible.

Better Golf Tips

Author: "Doctor" Nick


ISBN: 1446115283


Page: 236

View: 8548

Golfing tips, tricks and drills.Over 200 pages of stroke saving tips and game improvement drills. A comprehensive guide, especially written for the recreational player and guaranteed to make any sick golf game better!

Grip It and Rip It!

John Daly's Guide to Hitting the Ball Farther Than You Ever Have Before

Author: John Daly

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: 9780060924294

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 142

View: 4407

Golf supersensation Daly reveals the secret to his awesome power in a step-by-step tutorial that teaches players how to hit the ball farther and straighter than they ever imagined. 70 photos.

Dave Pelz's Putting Bible

The Complete Guide to Mastering the Green

Author: Dave Pelz

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 0385500246

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 394

View: 9506

Combines step-by-step drawings and photographs with detailed instruction in the author's techniques to provide a master class in the art of putting and offers advice on everything from perfecting the set-up to reading a tricky green.

GOLF The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever!

Author: Editors Of Golf Magazine

Publisher: Liberty Street

ISBN: 9781603201483

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2116

Much has been written about the putter (both the instrument and the one wielding it), but never like what you'll find in The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever!, your ultimate guide to learning how to read putts and stroke them consistently into the hole. In this fourth installment of best-selling lesson manuals, Golf Magazine assembles and all-star cast of putting experts-who teach a combined 200+ Tour professionals-to help you eliminate the fear and doubt you have about your putting game, and replace it with new, proven ways to make the putts you should (and a few that you shouldn't). The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever! covers every aspect of rolling the ball into the cup in never-before-seen detail, with research to back up every lesson and hundreds of full-color photographs that make the tips easy to follow, learn and repeat on the course.

Putting Out Of Your Mind

Author: Dr. Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 184739728X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4279

'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.

Putting My Way

A Lifetime's Worth of Tips from Golf's All-Time Greatest

Author: Jack Nicklaus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470487798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2359

The last word on putting from one of the greatest golfers-and putters-ever Jack Nicklaus is considered the greatest player of all time by countless golf fans around the world. His astounding tournament achievements (including a record eighteen professional major championship victories, among them six Masters), along with the powerful legacy he has built as a golf-course designer and golf book author, give him both an unrivaled grasp and multifaceted understanding of the game. Nicklaus's classic Golf My Way-the sport's all-time worldwide instructional bestseller-has helped millions of players improve their all-around game. In Putting My Way, Nicklaus presents his clear and cohesive approach every element of the craft of superb putting, from finding the right putter to the mechanics of stroking the ball, to the strategies involved in the most neglected part of golf by amateurs, despite it representing at least 45 per cent of their play. Whether you're new to golf or have been playing for years, Putting My Way will help you take charge of your putting technique, practice, and execution and see results that lift your game. Explains every mental and physical element of putting, from equipment through greens-reading and stroking techniques to productive practice and foolproof strategizing Reveals Nicklaus's own lifelong putting "musts," along with highly successful practice systems Includes 29 b/w illustrations and eight color paintings to help you understand Jack's concepts and better apply them personally Packed with inside pointers and "how-to's" from one of the greatest putters ever to play the game, this book is the one you'll turn to again and again for the advice you need on how to become a permanently lower-scoring golfer through vastly improved greens work.

How to Line Up Your Fourth Putt

Author: Bobby Rusher

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385518956

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 5988

A humorous parody of self-help instructional golf manuals furnishes advice on how to swing without injuring yourself or your loved ones, use profanity to maximize earnings on the golf course, get more distance off the shank, and more. 75,000 first printing.

Ben Hogan's Five Lessons

The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Author: Ben Hogan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671612972

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 8414

The professional golfer provides tips on the grip, stance, and swing of successful golf shots

Jingle Bell Disorder

The Doing, the Undoing and the Overdoing of Christmas

Author: Jean-Marie Denning

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452597812

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 148

View: 9285

When is a celebration a celebration? Jingle Bell Disorder explores ways to add more jingle to our daily lives. It is about discovering the key elements of Christmas and integrating them as a way to live. By living connected to one’s spirit on a daily basis, a Christmas celebration can be a seamless, sensible celebration. This book explores ways to live our lives connected to our spirits, so it becomes natural to live with increased peace, love, and joy. Peace can seem as illusive as a butterfly in the forest. Everyone is looking for ways to hold on to it and experience more of it. This book explores ways of ordering our lives to make allowance for peace as an expanded way to live a more peaceful existence. Throughout the book there is an invitation to journey from Jingle Bell Disorder to Jingle Bell Order. When one arrives at Jingle Bell Order, life becomes full of wonder and awe. It is like a living heaven on earth. Everyone brings their own unique gifts to the table. Giving is a way of life. In JBO, everyone tingles and jingles with pure delight. Backcover illustrated by Lisa Lavoie [email protected]

One Putt

Author: Ken Brown

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 0600631788

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 4969

Climb the ladder to achieve one-putts by choosing the right putter, achieving an immaculate set up, reading the greens, acquiring touch and feel and honing your skills through drills. This book also includes some stunning bespoke photography from Getty's No.1 golf photographer as well as many shots of today's leading Pros shot especially for the book. With Ken's own analysis and stories from a wealth of experience, this heavily illustrated, easy-to-follow book will make honing this golfing skill easy and entertaining.

Golf Annika's Way

Author: Annika Sorenstam,Golf Magazine

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 9781592403561

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 271

View: 813

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.