I first listened to this book when I picked up golf 7 years ago.... I I liked the concept but I was struggling with my game to get better at it.... just recently I listen to it again and it took my game to a level where it's almost become a religious experience
Chill on the golf course. Much of golf is in your head. Control your emotions and you will be a much better player. Dr. Parent lays down a plan on just how to do that.
I found myself going back to hear chapters over and over because there is so much simple wisdom in every one. Though this is a guide to a new way of approaching golf, and completely practical, it will guide you toward different attitudes to the challenges of everyday living too. It's enormously helpful, encouraging, and inspirational. Dr Parent is a golfer and teacher, not an actor, so the narration is not outstanding, but it is competent and steady , perfectly ok for reading the book. Besides, it is nice to hear the teacher himself conveying his own methods.
Yes. No matter how many lessons, how many buckets of balls, regardless of handicap, every golfer needs to listen to this book
Great book & narration
I have recommended this book to several golfing friends and every one of them has reported at least a small improvement in their enjoyment of the game of golf. Of course, I play golf for enjoyment so that is the best any book can achieve.
I have always enjoyed the ideas of Zen and the presentation here of some key concepts is excellent. Even if you do not play or plan to play golf, this book would be good even if you know someone who does.
Helps one understand oneself as well as play better golf
the only character is you
awareness and observation
If you're and A-Type personality and are looking for some advice that can help make sense of the evils of golf, this books if for you. I say A-Type because "B" type personalities, and I hate them all, don't struggle with over thinking the game or creating undue stress on their own. They just play and have fun and, by and large, are just better golfers, and athletes in general, because of it. This book will help unravel that mystery.
This is not my first Zen type book. When I was into tournament archery I read one, which taught very similar techniques and broke the sport down in a very similar fashion. It really helped me become a better archer and overcome a lot of obstacles that kept me from reaching my potential and being competitive while enjoying the sport.
This book is well laid out and narrated. It has already helped me not only shave strokes off my game, but play with a more positive attitude and deal with the good days and bad days. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to improve and enjoy the game of golf.
As a companion to what this book teaches I might also recommend some books on self-hypnosis. Using self-hypnosis can help ingrain some of the ideas and concepts brought out in this book, into your sub-conscious memory. In my experience this makes it easier to go with the flow and let things happen naturally, versus having to think how to think.