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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
"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"
Instinct Putting: Putt Your Best Using the Breakthrough, Science-Based TargetVision Putting Techni que
The proven approach that guarantees results on the green by tapping the power of natural intuition? based on cutting-edge research Born out of the most popular Golf Magazine cover story of 2005, Instinct Putting begins with a crucial but counterintuitive premise: You should look at the hole, not at the ball, while putting. Golf-club technology has helped amateurs drive the ball farther than ever, but no amount of technology has managed to conquer the mind-game of putting. Delivering a complete paradigm shift, Instinct Putting features a breakthrough, scientifically proven method that will have golfers defying their previous training?while sinking more putts than they ever dreamed possible. Currently one of the hottest topics on the links, instinct putting combines simplicity with phenomenal results. Emphasizing the brain?s instinctive ability to perform incredible tasks through unconscious information processing, rather than through active thought, the authors take readers through important but uncomplicated steps to retrain their putting protocols. From stance and grip to execution, Instinct Putting puts the keys to precision putts in the hands of golfers at all levels. Ending the frustration on the green, this revolutionary approach transforms every golfer?s most maddening shots into their greatest rewards.
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.
Author Lanny Alan Yeske, PhD, managed to avoid the game of golf for fifty years. Even though he had many opportunities to play, Dr. Yeske didn't try the game until he received a set of golf clubs as a fiftieth birthday present from his brother-whom he hasn't stopped swearing at since. "Golf-Life Lessons" provides clear and concise tips to quickly bring your beginner game down below one hundred and then ninety. Distilled from dozens of professional instructors, books, and personal experiences, Dr. Yeske's advice is interwoven with stories of his hilarious transformation from "golf hater" to just plain "golfer." He includes poignant life lessons on everything from marriage and divorce, golfing at the world-renowned St. Andrews Golf Club in Scotland, and surviving the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Yeske presumes no advance knowledge of the game, but his invaluable instruction will help you to avoid wasted shots-topping, whiffing, shanking, and slicing-from tee to green, from driving to putting. Let "Golf-Life Lessons" help you take charge of your game. It's like private lessons, but is a cheaper way to golfing respectability
Although George Low was one of golfs great -- and unabashed -- hustlers (he once reportedly said, "Show me a millionaire with a bad backswing, and I can have a very pleasant afternoon") he was also one of the best putters the game has ever known. Counselor of putting to Arnold Palmer and his contemporaries, Low was renowned both as a player and a teacher of this most fragile art -- the sure putting stroke. In this, his only book, Low reveals the secrets of his amazingly dependable putting technique, addressing stance, grip, tempo, and the other fundamentals that make putts drop. Any golfer, from hacker to tour pro, can benefit from the advice in this rare classic of golf's instructional literature.
GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America show you even more fast-and-easy ways to hit it farther, play better and shoot lower scores. The greatest teachers are the ones that can translate even the most complicated swing moves into motions and thoughts any golfer can repeat and put into use as early as their next round. "GOLF Magazine's" stable of Top 100 instructors-the most elite team of teaching experts in the nation-are the best at it, and each provides their top tips and most effective lessons in an expanded edition of one of the most popular instruction books you can buy: "GOLF Magazine's The Best Instruction Book Ever " The 2012 edition of "The Best Instruction Book Ever " is one of the most extensive lesson manuals ever published, with over 220 pages of first-class instruction and hundreds of proven methods for hitting every conceivable shot, pitch and putt. The Top 100 Teachers in America arm you with the knowledge you need to fix your swing and a steady helping practice drills to make it consistent, repeatable and capable of hitting shots always find the fairway and never leave the pin. No segment of the game is left uncovered-improve your driving, iron play, short game, putting and trouble shots page by page using the award-winning instruction you can only find in "GOLF Magazine. " "The Best Instruction Book Ever Expanded Edition" features over 1,000 photographs and recipe-style directions to make learning the game and improving your technique fun and easy. It's the ultimate swing guide from the ultimate collection of the game's best teachers. If you're serious about improving, this book will make it happen.