Golf Training & Practice Books
Best Golf Training and Practice BooksGolf can be a very tiring game mentally so that is why there are books like these that are can help improve the psychology of a player. It is no secret that the mental side of a player can affect the level of golf they can play which is why these book can be vital assistants in helping a player gain confidence. It is no secret that these books typically provide effective training programs that allow a player to gain the insight they need to develop themselves into better players. Most of these books are often written by some of the greatest names in golf of all time. Nothing is more effective than learning from the pros directly. Make no mistake, they will typically teach the golfer on how to make a perfect swing each and every time they hold a club. Written and co-authored by professionals in the field, these books are great and effective ways of trying to discover the secret behind the perfect swing.
The co-author of the classic "Extraordinary Golf" offers an innovative approach to improving the overall game by focusing on putting, which accounts for more than one third of the strokes in a typical round. Not just a tips-and-techniques book, "Extraordinary Putting" features a series of illustrated exercises that will help golfers: - Develop the inner freedom to trust themselves and recognize self-imposed barriers - Find the peace of mind that comes from letting go of mental chatter and self- judgments - Increase awareness, allowing golfers to pay attention to their experiences - Understand the differences in those experiences from stroke to stroke - Master the art of self-coaching
Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing: A 7-Point Plan for Building a Better Swing and Shaping Your Shots
"Hank knows more about ball flight and what controls it than anyone in the game." —Masters and British Open champion Mark O'MearaGet back to basics and build your best possible golf swingLots of golf instructors can show you tricks to correct a hook or to stop hitting the ball fat, but these are just quick fixes that leave you with a swing built on mistakes. In Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing, the world's premier expert on the golf swing takes you back to step one to master the essentials and build a complete, powerful, and consistent swing that will improve your game quickly and keep you playing better for years to come.This step-by-step guide brings you the same careful analytical approach that Hank has shared with the hundreds of touring pros who have been his students — including the world's #1 golfer. It walks you through every aspect of your swing, from grip to contact to follow-through, and shows you how to analyze ball flight to shape your shots and put the ball where you want it more frequently and with much more consistency.Packed with helpful pictures, invaluable practice tips, and insightful pointers on everything from club selection to the difference between a good miss and a bad miss, Hank Haney's Essentials of the Swing is the resource you need to hit the top of your game and stay there.
The bestselling author of Zen Golf (more than 100,000 copies sold) presents a new book of profound wisdom and proven techniques for achieving the confidence in putting that all golfers know is the key to peak performance on the greens. Blending Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parent’s 2002 book Zen Golf broke out to become the top instructional book in golf, and continues to be a steady bestseller. Now, in the eagerly awaited follow-up, Dr. Parent provides readers with a new approach to the aspect of golf in which mental skills have the most impact: putting. Zen Putting takes a thinking-outside-the-box approach based on the idea that by tuning into the process of putting rather than worrying about the result, golfers can get out of their own way and maximize performance. Key principles include using mindful awareness to recognize and clear away distractions and negativity, and that confidence increases when golfers take the attitude that there is something fundamentally, essentially right with them rather than focusing on what’s broken or flawed. In succinct, informative chapters, Dr. Parent applies this Zen ideal to a variety of subjects for any putting situation. Chapters include: • “Unconquerable Confidence”: brimming with strategies to cultivate confidence and turn frustration into enjoyment. • “Get Out of Your Own Way”: exploring the obstacles we create for ourselves in putting, and how to recognize and overcome them to get the most out of our abilities. • “How to Make Every Putt”: on reading greens; visualization; putting routine; the key components of a putt—path, pace, and roll; and taking the ideal attitude before putting. Unlike rigid how-to books on putting or fad coaching techniques, Zen Putting stirs each reader to cultivate their own unique style for synchronizing body and mind to achieve peak performance.
Transform your body-and improve your game This unique regimen will get you into "golf shape" so you can hit the ball longer, straighter, and with more consistency-with Cindy Reid's 11-day fitness program. The golf swing is a simple motion. But it is not easy, Cindy Reid explains, because it is one of the most unnatural motions you will ever attempt. Only when you have retrained your body to automatically perform the specific muscle movements required for golf will you begin to develop the consistency every golfer strives for. Reid, a former LPGA player and one of the great teachers of the game (Vijay Singh is one of her clients), combines golf swing theory with fitness exercises in a book that will revolutionize golf instruction. Here Reid: o identifies the seven fundamental positions of the golf swing-and gives you drills to practice, on and off the course-to help you reach each position without conscious thought o teaches you exercises that reshape your body into the ideal form for golf o shares stretching routines and range drills to further elevate your game There are 34 million golfers in America, and 90 percent of them can't break 100. Reid is convinced they can all improve their scores by getting into golf shape.
Golf Magazine: The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever!: The 10 Brightest Minds in Putting Show You the Easy Way to Make the Hole L
Much has been written about the putter (both the instrument and the one wielding it), but never like what you'll find in "The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever , " your ultimate guide to learning how to read putts and stroke them consistently into the hole. In this fourth installment of best-selling lesson manuals, "Golf Magazine "assembles and all-star cast of putting experts-who teach a combined 200+ Tour professionals-to help you eliminate the fear and doubt you have about your putting game, and replace it with new, proven ways to make the putts you should (and a few that you shouldn't). "The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever" covers every aspect of rolling the ball into the cup in never-before-seen detail, with research to back up every lesson and hundreds of full-color photographs that make the tips easy to follow, learn and repeat on the course.
Dave Pelz's Putting Bible is the second book in a four-book series, the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series. Over 150,000 readers have purchased Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible after just its first year of release publication, making the book an instant classic. Now, let Dave help you shape up your game on the greens with his new Putting Bible, which is sure to make all other putting manuals obsolete. Dave Pelz looks at putting, golf's least-understood skill, as no one has ever approached it before. Because a putt is the terminal shot on every hole and there is no possibility of recovery from short misses, putts count almost a disproportionate amount. Every golfer knows a 2-foot putt counts the same as a 300-yard drive--one stroke. And while the putting stroke is only one of several types of swings golfers make, it accounts for nearly half of all the swings made--43 percent--and perhaps as much as 80 percent of all the anguish and frustration involved in the game. These are some of the reasons every golfer needs Dave's insights into the putting game and the simplicity he brings to improving their ability to putt. Putting is also different in another way: It is one of the few skills in all of sport in which any player, regardless of size, strength, speed, gender, or education, can compete equally with--and have a realistic chance to surpass the skills of--the best professionals in the world. As Dave explains, putting is actually simple to understand and do. Once golfers grasp his concepts, they can perform on the greens as never before. Using decades of scientific research from studying thousands of golfers, Dave shows readers the simplicity of putting that escapes most golfers and lays out the fifteen well-defined building blocks of the putting game that each of us already has and owns. This comprehensive guide from the internationally revered master of the short game and putting game--packed with charts, photos, and easy-to-understand instruction--will be the essential volume for all golfers who want to take strokes off their score with better putting. A former NASA physicist and founder of the World Putting Championship, Dave brings a scientific rigor to his instruction that has made him the top putting expert in the world. Observing and teaching thousands of golfers to better their scores, Dave's body of knowledge in putting is unequaled. By uncovering the mysteries of this part of the game, Dave Pelz's Putting Bible raises putting instruction to a new level. Dave Pelz's Scoring Game Schools and clinics are renowned worldwide, attracting top players like Jesper Parnevik, Tom Kite, Colin Montgomerie, two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen, Vijay Singh, Steve Elkington, and many LPGA players including Annika Sorenstam and Liselotte Neumann.
From the unquestioned expert in the field, the authoritative guide to yoga for golfers ""Working with Katherine for the last couple of years has allowed me to compete at a very high level."" "--Gary McCord, CBS golf commentator and Senior PGA Tour player " Katherine Roberts, founder and host of the "Yoga for Golfers" program on the Golf Channel, offers her unique educational methods in this groundbreaking book, providing instruction to the millions of golfers--including many top tour professionals--who have turned to the art of yoga to improve their game. Based on 20 years of expertise, "Yoga for Golfers "connects the mind and body to create a powerful fitness regimen, including: Yoga postures specifically selected for a golfer's needs Proper breathing techniques Mind-relaxation methods Injury-reducing stretches Visualization tools--for success on and off the course
"Showing you why Natural Golf is a valid way to consider golfing was my duty as a responsible golf professional." -- John Elliott Golf Digest Schools Staff "Natural Golf first made news when Paul Azinger used the company's "Thing" putter to win the PGA Tour Championship in 1992." -- "GolfWeek" "The Natural Palm Grip greatly simplifies the entire golf swing and especially increases the power in the stroke at ball impact." -- "Golfest" magazine ." . . it was only a matter of time until the golf swing itself was scrutinized scientifically. The PGA allows eight continuing education hours for PGA professionals who attend day-long Natural Golf seminars." -- "PGA Magazine" "A stroke of genius." -- "Wall Street Journal" "After an hour of instruction, moments of magic ensued. Using the Natural grip, set up, and swing, I hit a half dozen shots higher, straighter and longer than usual. The sense of controlling a wood felt great." -- Bruce Selcraig "Men's Journal"
The Sweet Spot. Great Golf Starts Here.: Three Essential Keys to Control, Consistency and Power (EvoSwing Golf Instruction Series Book 1)
Revised Edition of this Amazon Best Seller!All new text, tips, explanations, helpful hints and pictures...over one third more tips, images and game changing content!PGA Award Winning Instructor Geoff Greig shares the best of his unique instruction in this easy to follow and powerful golf improvement guide.If you want to play better golf... you need to improve the quality of your golf shots.In The Sweet Spot you will learn the essential swing movements that produce quality golf shots AND how to get Maximum Results from Minimum Change. Why rebuild your entire swing... when merely tuning your Club Face Impact Keys will dramatically improve the quality of your golf shots?The pros all swing in their own unique style... so can you.The pros all create effective impact with their swings... now you can too.Not only does Geoff clearly explain and simplify the essential swing movements... he gives you proven Learning Progressions to make sure you have all the tools you need to adapt those movements to your swing. The Learning Progressions have worked for thousands of students and you will not find them in any other golf instruction books.The Sweet Spot is a step by step guide for the "Keys" of what to change in your game... and the exact process how you will make the changes quickly and permanently.Finding the Sweet Spot is the fastest route to your golfing goals.You can also check out Geoff's Sweet Spot Shots Video Lessons on Amazon Video Direct... go to: http://amzn.to/2crQJPS
The first research-based program to offer concise, clear ways to realize your best performance. As a therapist, physician, and mental coach, Dr. Michael Lardon has dedicated his career to helping athletes understand and better achieve peak performance. In "Finding Your Zone," he shares with readers what heas discovered about reaching the state in which athoughts and actions are occurring in complete synchronicity, a and how this state is accessible to all, not just the few. In ten key lessonsaillustrated by personal anecdotes from his clientsaLardon teaches readers how to access the zone not only in sports but in all aspects of their lives, by understanding how to: a Transform desire into will a Channel emotions to victory a Trust instincts and keep it simple a Conquer fear through acceptance a Perform under pressure
Hogan on the Green Putting is golf's great equalizer, a seemingly simple aspect of the game whose surprising complexity has vexed both amateurs and pros for centuries. But now, for the first time ever, you can learn to putt like the legendary Ben Hogan, the winner of 9 major championships. Recognized by many as the greatest ball-striker and on-target tee-to-green player of all time, Hogan's prowess with the flat stick has often gone unnoticed. But Hogan's proficiency on the greens was like none other when it came to sinking difficult putts under high-stakes tournament conditions. Hogan on the Green presents readers with a comprehensive, illustrated analysis of Hogan's revolutionary system for sinking short-, medium-, and long-range putts on a variety of surfaces. Complete with easy-to-follow instructions for setup and stroke techniques, as well as tips on putting strategy, practice, and mastering the mental game, this book is a unique and invaluable resource for those looking to perfect their putting. With anecdotal recollections and instructional commentary from those who knew Hogan best, including 1964 US Open champion Ken Venturi and Herbert Warren Wind, Hogan's collaborator on his classic 1957 bestseller, Five Lessons, Hogan on the Green also includes a host of practice drills and a special section of putting lessons from renowned golf coach Claude "Butch" Harmon Jr.