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Publisher's Summary

From Dr. Joe Parent, noted PGA Tour instructor and best-selling author of Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game, comes a new book of simple yet powerful techniques for success in golf's game within the game: putting.

Confidence, as every golfer knows, is the key to peak performance on the greens. Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game builds your confidence through a thinking-outside-the-box approach that helps golfers of all levels get out of their own way and roll the ball better than ever.

In chapters such as "Already in the Hole", "Stop the Bleeding", and "Turn Knee-knockers into Tap-ins", you'll find the insights and methods that will help you take your putting to the next level, with more consistency, less frustration, and lower scores. Using his distinctive blend of sports psychology, Zen wisdom, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parent shares the lessons and practice exercises that have dramatically improved the putting of PGA professionals and amateurs alike.

In clear, concise chapters, Zen Putting covers everything from warm-up and practice programs to the ideal routine for setting up to and executing a putt. You'll discover how to synchronize body and mind to make your smoothest stroke time after time and build your confidence round after round.

Zen Putting brings a fresh perspective to the art of putting, leading golfers to the effortless focus and confidence of being in the zone, the feeling that they can make every putt they look at. It is a book all golfers will want to listen to again and again.

©2007 Joseph Parent (P)2007 Mental Game Mastery

Critic Reviews

"A great book! Dr. Parent is a groundbreaking writer in the history of golf instruction." (Jaime Diaz, Senior Writer, Golf Digest)

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Worth it!

It was a nice compliment to Zen Golf, but the details are very helpful, thanks!

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Mind Opening

Has had instant improvement on my putting and golf game in general. I wish I would have read it when I started playing

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Not just for putting

I practice Zen more that I do Golf, but I found that the teachings in this book helped in both disciplines.

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Excellent performance on audible format. My putting definitely improved. Joseph Parent is a superb narrator.. Overall, one of my favorite listens in a long time.

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In One Ear and Out Your Putter

For the most part I'm glad I absorbed this book as an Audible experience given that many of the challenges we golfers deal with are the voices in our head which are often unwelcomed as we stand over our ball uttering color commentaries. With Dr. Parent's knack of gentle persuasion to trust in the principles of mindful presence, awareness of the breath and compassionate support, one can apply focus and relaxed competence. The visualization techniques lend themselves to the spoken word, though some of the drills could be better conveyed with diagrams or photos. Nonetheless, my enjoyment and performance have markedly improved from the insights gained.

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Very boring

Very boring to understand for how long this book was for…was not impressed with the whole zen approach…he gave a few good points but nothing that I heard before…but maybe other people will like this.

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Great tips not just for putting or golf, but how to treat yourself with love and respect. Great resource especially if you’re open to the benefits of meditation.

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Outstanding Auto Book

This is the second time I have listened to Zen Putting. Thank you for publishing this book.

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A Novice Golfer Finds Zen and more

What did you love best about Zen Putting?

The additional yet enlightening guidance for calming the mind was beneficial. I am not much on technicalities, but the instruction provided have been helpful to my game.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Zen Putting?

For me, the memorable moment was realizing that I do not have to take myself nor the game of golf too seriously which provided a release.

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I would have like listen in one sitting. However, i realized that doing so was overmuch. I enjoyed it over several days; then I returned to it over and over.

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Great stuff

Easy listening. Great content. Must title for those struggling with putting and the short game

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  • 02-12-08

zen putting

i was very sceptical about purchasing this as i putt very well, but after listning to this, i now relise that i had errors and i now putt even better, well worth buying - also helps in other aspects of your golf game.

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  • 09-11-21

Masterly

I found this and the previous Zen Golf book fascinating, inspiring, reassuring, calming and simply brilliant. Read both, I urge you to

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  • Mark Kimpton
  • 12-10-18

excellent!!!

this really helped ease my mind on the course and taught me how to think more effectively not just on the greens but every part of my game!