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.

Zen Golf

Mastering the Mental Game

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Harpersport

ISBN: 9780007205301

Category: Golf

Page: 203

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In one of the first books to apply age-old Buddhist techniques to the game of golf, a noted PGA Tour instructor and Buddhist teacher shows golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot.

Zen Golf

Mastering the Mental Game

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385504462

Category: Philosophy

Page: 203

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Applying ancient Buddhist techniques and principles to the game of golf, a PGA tour instructor shows golfers how to master the mental game by clearing their minds, developing concentration by blocking out distractions, and focusing only on the task at hand.

Zen Putting

Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101216751

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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The bestselling author of Zen Golf (more than 100,000 copies sold) presents a new book of profound wisdom and proven techniques for achieving the confidence in putting that all golfers know is the key to peak performance on the greens. Blending Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parent’s 2002 book Zen Golf broke out to become the top instructional book in golf, and continues to be a steady bestseller. Now, in the eagerly awaited follow-up, Dr. Parent provides readers with a new approach to the aspect of golf in which mental skills have the most impact: putting. Zen Putting takes a thinking-outside-the-box approach based on the idea that by tuning into the process of putting rather than worrying about the result, golfers can get out of their own way and maximize performance. Key principles include using mindful awareness to recognize and clear away distractions and negativity, and that confidence increases when golfers take the attitude that there is something fundamentally, essentially right with them rather than focusing on what’s broken or flawed. In succinct, informative chapters, Dr. Parent applies this Zen ideal to a variety of subjects for any putting situation. Chapters include: • “Unconquerable Confidence”: brimming with strategies to cultivate confidence and turn frustration into enjoyment. • “Get Out of Your Own Way”: exploring the obstacles we create for ourselves in putting, and how to recognize and overcome them to get the most out of our abilities. • “How to Make Every Putt”: on reading greens; visualization; putting routine; the key components of a putt—path, pace, and roll; and taking the ideal attitude before putting. Unlike rigid how-to books on putting or fad coaching techniques, Zen Putting stirs each reader to cultivate their own unique style for synchronizing body and mind to achieve peak performance.

Zen Golf Deck

50 Tips for Mastering the Mental Game

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780307590565

Category: Religion

Page: 50

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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.

Golf

The Art of the Mental Game : 100 Classic Golf Tips

Author: Joseph Parent,Anthony Ravielli,Christopher Obetz

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789318657

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

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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.

Golf

The Mental Game : Thinking Your Way Around the Course

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.

The Unstoppable Golfer

Trusting Your Mind & Your Short Game to Achieve Greatness

Author: Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650167

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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"From the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, a book about how to improve your short game"--

How to Make Every Putt

The Secret to Winning Golf's Game Within the Game

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101621729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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A simple and concise guide to confidence and skill in putting by a renowned golf instructor and the bestselling author of Zen Golf and Zen Putting Dr. Joseph Parent is the highly sought-after PGA TOUR and LPGA instructor who has helped major champions Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr reach #1 in the World Ranking. In the classic Zen Putting, Parent approached the art of putting in the context of Zen Buddhist philosophy. In How to Make Every Putt, he shifts focus to the immediate physical and mental challenges of golf’s game within the game, providing simple yet powerful techniques that will unlock the secrets to confident, stress-free putting and improve any golfer’s score. Comprised of seven sections on key topics—Confidence, Green Reading, Speed, Stroke, Ideal Putting Routine, Challenging Putts, and Continuous Improvement—this pithy, practical volume combines updated and revised lessons from Zen Putting with a step-by-step method for mastering the ideal putting routine, as well as new tips from the author’s years of extensive work with the pros. Parent offers tried and true advice on how to master the essentials of great putting, including: Feeling the confidence that you can make every putt How to read greens for line and speed The secret to a great putting routine How to get better while you play Featuring links to insightful video clips, along with game-changing drills and exercises that golfers can practice at home or on the putting green, How to Make Every Putt is sure to become a staple in every golfer’s library.

The Inner Game of Golf

Author: W. Timothy Gallwey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588367975

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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W. Timothy Gallwey's bestselling Inner Game books--with over one million copies sold--have revolutionized the way we think about sports. And now, after twenty years of applying his Inner Game methods to the royal and ancient sport of golf, Gallwey brings us this completely revised edition of his classic The Inner Game of Golf, nearly half of which is new material, published here for the first time. Even the masters of the game, from the venerable Jack Nicklaus to the wunderkind Tiger Woods, must battle their mental demons to excel in the crucible of competition. How do they maintain concentration under pressure? How do they avoid the mental and physical tensions that can sabotage any shot, from the simplest putt to a demanding drive? And how do they contend with the nagging inner voice that says, "You haven't been playing your best today. How will you keep from messing up on this shot?" Here, Gallwey provides specific ways for you to improve the concentration and confidence that keep your insecurities from hijacking your best instincts, your score, and your enjoyment of the game. In addition to the specifics of Inner chipping, Inner swinging, and Inner putting, Gallwey explains why the art of "relaxed concentration" is the fundamental skill for improving every aspect of your game. It may seem like common sense nowadays to say that mental approaches are as crucial as physical skills in a good game of golf. But Gallwey was among the first to say it, and he is a pioneer of the modern sports psychology movement. In The Inner Game of Golf, now comprehensively updated, you will find the kind of perceptive and articulate instruction that not only will improve your swing, but, perhaps even more important, will reacquaint you with the pure pleasure of the game. From the Hardcover edition.

Zen Tennis

Playing in the Zone

Author: Bill Scanlon,Joe Parent

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512346770

Category:

Page: 174

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From the best-selling author of ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game and the tennis champion and world record holder of the Golden Set comes the most innovative and powerful book since The Inner Game of Tennis. Combining deep Eastern wisdom and practical tennis expertise, ZEN TENNIS will help you get out of your own way and into the Zone.

Mastering Golf's Mental Game

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

Author: Michael Lardon,Matthew Rudy

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0553417916

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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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.

The Best Diet Book Ever

The Zen of Losing Weight

Author: Dr Joseph Parent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972846929

Category:

Page: 218

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THE BEST DIET BOOK EVER: The Zen of Losing Weight, is a ground-breaking book that offers a fresh new perspective on the weight-loss journey: the freedom to enjoy positive choices rather than the pain and sacrifice of strict diets. Easy to read and simple to apply, the tools in this book will empower you to fulfill the goals of the best diet program there is-your own. Poor decisions are what make you gain weight and good choices are what enable you to lose weight. Your brain will respond to the changes you make, and your body will, too. Instead of recipes and requirements, you'll receive time-tested techniques for being more present and mindful while cultivating good eating and exercise habits. THE BEST DIET BOOK EVER provides great information and practical strategies that will help you become the lighter, slimmer you that you long to be.

Zen and the Art of Disc Golf

Author: Patrick McCormick

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502779335

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 114

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“The one book every disc golfer needs… If you only pick up one book on this list, make it this one… This is one of those books that will end up with highlighter and notes all over it as you read it again and again.” – Mind Body Disc Golf Reading List (MindBodyDisc.com) “It is a cool book to motivate and inspire you, speaking in terms that Disc Golfers can understand. Definitely check this book out.” – Bobby Brown AKA Cool Daddy Slick Breeze (The Disc Golf Answer Man Podcast) “Zen and the Art of Disc Golf is a perfect read anytime of the year to help your disc golf game…It's safe to say that you'll take something away from it and in the end, you'll take steps to being a better disc golfer with the knowledge you'll gain.” – Zach Parcell (All Things Disc Golf) Disc Golf is more than a game, Patrick D. McCormick carefully argues, it can be a window that shows us how we interact with the world. The way we play is the way we live. This book is about the sport of Disc Golf, but it also is about so much more than throwing a disc at a basket. For the passionate practitioner, Disc Golf becomes a meditation, and practicing not only has the potential to make us better players, but better people as we begin to focus on what we are doing on the course that is working or not working versus what we are doing at home or in the office. "Zen and the Art of Disc Golf" is about becoming the best players we can be and in turn becoming the best possible version of ourselves through cultivation of attitude, focus, determination, and mental strength. It is about mastering the mind, body, and spirit in such a way that we score better and live better. Inside this book you will learn: -What Disc Golf can teach us about life and success -The secret formula for success on and off the course. -How to create the proper attitude and focus to become better Disc Golfers and in turn live better lives. -How visualization improves our game and our lives. -Who you need to be playing with on the course. -How to hit more chains and less trees. -How to take yourself off autopilot and elevate your scores and your game. -The 3 sides of Disc Golf and how to balance them. Most importantly, after reading this book you will walk away ready to Ace holes and Ace life. Disc Golf is life. Life is good.

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 Successful Golfer

Practical Fixes for the Mental Game of Golf

Author: Paul McCarthy,Marc Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909125230

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Written by Dr Paul McCarthy (the first-ever resident Sport Psychologist at the home of golf - St Andrews Links) and leading golf consultant Dr Marc Jones, The Successful Golfer is designed to help address 50 of the most common faults that players experience; faults which hold you back. These include: hitting the self-destruct button when winning, nervousness on the first tee, lost confidence, failing to practise as you play, losing focus off poor drives, and many more. Each fault is remedied with a clear practical fix. You will learn to develop effective practice plans, build a dependable pre-shot routine, cope with the pressures of competitive golf, and deal with distractions. In the second part of the book, lessons from 30 fascinating research studies on golf are presented to help keep you ahead of the field. They include research on putting, practice, choking, and overthinking. In the third and final part of the book, clear instructions are provided on developing a number of highly effective techniques that can be used across a wide variety of situations. These include: pre-shot routines, breathing exercises, goal setting, and how best to practice. The Successful Golfer is a must-read addition to any golfer s bookshelf. Read it and fix those mental faults that stop you from playing your best golf. Just some of what you will learn: - Learn to play consistently on the golf course and win when it matters most - Develop unshakeable confidence in all facets of your game - Build a consistent pre-shot routine to concentrate effectively and manage distractions - Boost your resilience and learn to cope with the demands of competitive golf - Uncover the secrets of success from the world s best golfers

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.

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.

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

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.