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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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    Dale 07-20-17
    Dale 07-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "mental training."

    Mastery comes from control of the mind and body. This book provides a framework to build a strong mental game.

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    Amazon Customer 07-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "a must for everyone"

    read this book and now listening to it. a must read and listen to even if you don't golf.

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    Lauriejm 07-08-17
    Lauriejm 07-08-17
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    "Changed my approach and swing completely."

    Totally changed my mental perspective on my swing. Now as anyone knows, it takes time to translate to the course play, but if I stick with the teachings, it will only be a matter of time.

    Cheers,

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    Cheese Danish 07-05-17
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    "LIFE-CHANGING"

    This book makes you realize just how important the mental aspect of golf is. And it gives you actual solutions to improve those mental facets of the game. It's practically magic.

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    kelly mccall 06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book"

    can't wait to apply these principals on the course as well in life. I didn't realize how much I was sabotaging myself out on the course, this book gives new perspective towards my approach.

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    Tyler Schiff 06-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Makes you think deeper about Golf"

    brought some very interesting and enlightening points to the mental part of the game. I liked all the little budhust monk stories here and there. good perspective. will definitely boost my mental game which is key in golf. Hopefully when the alcohol kicks in after a few beers I can still keep a zenful attitude and clear mind when playing.

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    Ronald Baterna 02-27-17
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    "Yes!"

    A staple for golfers & a true classic. I couldn't be happier owning this book.

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    Amazon Customer 09-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book, lots of useful info"

    great book and loads of useful info, quite long though. Would love to have a 30 - 60 minute summary of all the useful stuff in this book so you could go back to it and refresh the memory from time to time. If you've got a tournament or something coming up but don't have time to listen to the whole book the night before a summary would be perfect.

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    LPort 07-21-16
    LPort 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "useful"

    Very well thought out and useful for golf and life. one I will read again.

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    Mark A. Cabrera New Orleans, LA 07-13-16
    Mark A. Cabrera New Orleans, LA 07-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "life changing, I'll read again many times"

    this was outstanding. crucial book for any golfer. read it again and again. and done

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