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
"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)
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.
clearly read and interesting, relevant anecdotes
no characters in this book
i wouldn't change anything
very good at putting trials of golf in perspective
Improved golf game
No characters, just inspiring information.
Loved his voice, it is very soothing. This is a case where the author should read his own book.
A lot of "aha" moments and a lot of knowing that what he said is the truth and I should put it into practice.
Listening to this book, which I have done more than once, and putting what he says into practice has improved my golf game. Thanks, Dr. Parent.
I've been golfing for years having lots probs on lowering scores. Zen Golf gave me a new outlook and a new perspective in bettering my game. Thanks Dr Parent.
If nothing else, this audio will put in a better state of mind, for awhile anyway. The problem is the fast pace of life we all lead makes it necessary to review this audible from time to time, i suggest you note the sections which really help or impress you the most and replay them over and over, as i have done and it really becomes imbedded into your psyche, and thats a good thing.
This book hit the nail on the head as far as golf's "head" game! I could see myself in every example that was given. I hope to put the mental exercises into good play.
I've been a golfer for a lonf time and I think the book is great!! It has many helpful easy to use tips that definetly help improve the scores.
Listening to Zen Golf really helped me play greater Golf. You know what they say "the most difficult distance in Golf is the distance between your Ears". Well this Book makes this Distance less difficult and therefore the game of golf even more enjoyable. I listen to the audiobook regularly and managed to lower my handicap from 13.8 to 12.0 and working on it to lower it even more very soon.
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