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.
"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.
For serious students of the game who are struggling to improve their overall performance, this unique guide teaches intermediate to better golfers how to get the most out of their abilities and lower their scores. Patrick J. Cohn's "Peak Performance Golf" emphasizes a multidimensional approach to training and overall preparation--the same type of program several PGA Tour pros have used to reach their personal peak and maintain consistently high levels of performance. "Peak Performance Golf" outlines eight specific areas that every serious golfer should incorporate into his or her game, from getting the most out of taking lessons, to learning sound practice habits, to integrating mental training, physical fitness, and good nutrition--all of which are as critical to success for weekend foursomes as they are for tournament golfers. This goal-oriented, practical plan enables serious amateur players to prepare like the pros and take their games to the next level without spending more time practicing than they do already. Patrick J. Cohn, PhD, is a leading sports and golf psychologist who works with golfers on the PGA, LPGA, and BUY.COM tours and heads Peak Performance Sports in Orlando, Florida. He is the author of "The Mental Game of Golf" and coauthor of "The Mental Art of Putting."
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.
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.
In this comprehensive book, Faldo explains the principles behind his flowing, consistent swing -- a swing to apply to every club in the bag. He discusses driving strategy, short game technique, bunker play, and the art of putting. Supporting these principles are superb photographs and specially commissioned artwork. For experienced golfers, Faldo's strategy on "working the ball" will surely fascinate, as will his philosophy of "taking your game to the course". He stresses that practice and confidence go together -- and this essential book, filled with the same drills and exercises he uses for tournament preparation, will inspire readers to create his or her own "swing for life".
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.
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 Parentas 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 whatas broken or flawed. In succinct, informative chapters, Dr. Parent applies this Zen ideal to a variety of subjects for any putting situation. Chapters include: a aUnconquerable Confidencea: brimming with strategies to cultivate confidence and turn frustration into enjoyment. a aGet Out of Your Own Waya: exploring the obstacles we create for ourselves in putting, and how to recognize and overcome them to get the most out of our abilities. a aHow to Make Every Putta: on reading greens; visualization; putting routine; the key components of a puttapath, 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.
From the bestselling author and world-renowned coach, a unique approach to the often neglected art of putting that reveals three important keys to unlock the secrets to improved performance and overall satisfaction. "E xtraordinary Putting" offers an innovative approach to improving the overall golf game by focusing on putting, which accounts for more than one-third of the strokes in a typical round. Although not a tips-and-techniques book, "Extraordinary Putting" features a series of illustrated exercises that will help players develop: - inner freedom to trust themselves and to recognize self-imposed barriers - peace of mind that comes from eliminating mental chatter and self-judgments - increased awareness that allows them to pay attention to their experiences, to understand the differences in those experiences from stroke to stroke, and to master the art of self-coaching More than a dissertation on the "mental" game, "Extraordinary Putting" aims to help players let go of expectations, find true enjoyment in the game, and, above all, develop the ability to self-coach that is critical to ongoing success.
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'Meara Get back to basics and build your best possible golf swing Lots 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.