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Zen Golf Audiobook

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

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Publisher's Summary

In chapters such as "During Your Swing Is Not the Time to Give Yourself a Lesson", "Isn't Where You Have to Play It From Punishment Enough?" and "How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf," the author guides golfers with simple yet powerful techniques to prepare for, execute, and, equally important, respond to the results of any golf shot. The author, Dr. Joseph Parent, is a PGA Tour Instructor who draws on his teaching experience to offer special methods that have led to amazing improvements in the games of professionals and amateurs alike.

Zen Golf offers a fresh perspective for golf and for life. Rather than focus on what's wrong with us (what's broken, flawed, or missing) we can take the attitude that there is something fundamentally, essentially right with us. Through mindful awareness, distractions and negativity can be recognized and cleared away.

Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf introduces a unique combination of modern psychology, Buddhist wisdom, and professional golf instruction. By applying classic insights and stories to the challenges of golf, Zen Golf shows you how to make your mind an ally instead of an enemy: how to stay calm, clear the interference that leads to poor shots, and eliminate bad habits and mental mistakes. Zen Golf shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings, leading golfers to the effortless focus and unconditional confidence of being in "the zone."

©2002 Joseph Parent; (P)2003 Mental Game Mastery

What the Critics Say

"Zen Golf is the best book at connecting the mind and golf together. It's for everyone, and you're really going to like it." (Vijay Singh)

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    Anthony 06-18-16
    Anthony 06-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This book is helping my life"

    The book gives me profound principles and techniques that I can contemplate and carry into every moment of every day. It is making me aware that the key to playing better golf is becoming a better person. Thanks Dr. Parent!

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    Amazon Customer 04-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It turned my game Into a meditative experience!"

    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

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    Richard Timberger 06-28-15
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    "Relax. You are playing golf"

    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.

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    Janet M. Fotta 05-20-15
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    "This is so helpful"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Zen Golf to be better than the print version?

    Thej voice is very soothing and It really helped on the golf course and life


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    fussyreader Charlottesville VA 05-17-15
    fussyreader Charlottesville VA 05-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Change your golf and change your life"

    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.

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    Noah 04-09-15
    Noah 04-09-15
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    "Lionpants"

    Loved it... Has already improved my game first time out! Sound was technically, sub par.

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    B Diane 02-15-15
    B Diane 02-15-15
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    "Not at all what I thought it would be"

    Did not love it. Very dull. could not finish the first chapter. I hoped for Zen instructions.

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    Nitin Jersey City, NJ, United States 08-08-13
    Nitin Jersey City, NJ, United States 08-08-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Zen Golf"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. No matter how many lessons, how many buckets of balls, regardless of handicap, every golfer needs to listen to this book


    What other book might you compare Zen Golf to and why?

    Zen Putting


    Any additional comments?

    Great book & narration

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    Jarrett P Thomas Metairie, LA United States 11-29-12
    Jarrett P Thomas Metairie, LA United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Gets your Head in the Game"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What did you learn from Zen Golf that you would use in your daily life?

    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.


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    David Monroe 07-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Helps one understand oneself as well as play better golf


    Which character ??? as performed by Dr. Joseph Parent ??? was your favorite?

    the only character is you


    What did you learn from Zen Golf that you would use in your daily life?

    awareness and observation


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