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 game of golf is a ‘work in progress’ for the ambitious player. You never reach the point at which you have mastered the game, because the knowledge and skills it demands are virtually limitless.” Jack Nicklaus. Led by a Foreword on how to win by the world’s greatest player, this book provides key insights from sport science research, professional practice and case-study contributions from internationally recognised experts. Coaches, sports scientists, players and those involved in their preparation will benefit from this excellent resource.
Core Performance Golf: The Revolutionary Training and Nutrition Program for Success On and Off the Course By Mark Verstegen, Pete Williams
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Core Performance Golf: The Revolutionary Training and Nutrition Program for Success On and Off the Course
In Core Performance Golf - by Mark Verstegen and Pete Williams - golfers will discover a training program that is ideally suited to developing the golf swing, with exercises designed to help you create more torque and balance, thus adding yards to drives and precision shots. You'll also get a conditioning regimen and nutrition program that will help you build strength, flexibility, power, and stamina, while reducing the risk of injuries and speeding recovery time. Best of all, Core Performance Golf will keep you focused and ready to perform at your best for all 18 holes.
Golf is perhaps the most complicated simple game ever invented. Golfing greats like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods make the sport look easy, but anyone who has ever picked up a club knows how truly frustrating golf can be. The success of each shot depends on a diverse range of factors, from the club you choose and the speed with which you swing it, to your mood, the weather, and even the type and cut of the grass. Science plays a crucial role in most, if not all, of these factors, and in Golf Science, sports science expert Mark F. Smith investigates the cutting-edge scientific wonders that take the ball from tee to hole. Each chapter explores a different facet of the game—mind and body, the swing, the equipment, the environment, coaching with technology, the practice process, and the score—and is organized around a series of questions. What happens in the brain during the preshot routine? Does head movement hinder swing performance? Will I hit the ball farther with a longer driver? Why do I lose distance into the wind? What can I learn from watching my ball in flight? How should practice be structured? What are the key stats in golf that I need to know? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read straight through for a comprehensive overview of how golfer and equipment work together. A must-have for anyone who delights in the spirit of the game, Golf Science will be enjoyed not only by professionals and coaches but also by spectators of the PGA Tour and anyone who enjoys a round of eighteen holes on the weekend.
Does your frustration with your performance add strokes to your game? Get the “yoga edge,” like professional golfers Gary Player, Stewart Cink, Brad Faxon, Aaron Baddley, Jonathan Kyle, J.L. Lewis, Andrew Magee, Gary McCord, Julie Inkster, and Betsy King– all of whom have gained the competitive edge with the practice of yoga. You will be stronger, more flexible and balanced with easy yoga stretches and strength training. Illustrated, easy-to-follow yoga fitness, focus, and relaxation exercises help golfers find “The Zone” and stay there. Yoga can make you a better golfer by improving concentration and enjoyment of the game, no matter what your level. Lower your score and blood pressure the easy way… Play Better Golf with Easy Yoga. Extensively illustrated with color photos.
'Five star best seller. Explains the golf swing better than any golf book I've read.' Nigel Hart - Head Teaching PGA Professional Deanwood Golf Club'John taught himself great technique and knows as much about the golf swing as anyone I've met. His explanation of the swing is fantastic.' ~Nick Mitchell, Former European TourPGA PlayerMost golfers never improve irrespective of what they try.You needn't be most golfers. A Golf Swing You Can Trust is an original work by John Hoskison, a deep-thinking PGA player and teacher. Inside, John reveals how after years of slicing, he went from being the worst player on tour to the National PGA Champion by using these simple techniques. From the grip to the finish position, incorporating swing plane, release and rhythm, John coaches using humour and unique analogies to explain how the swing works and how you can build a swing you can trust.Whether a golfer wants to improve their driving off the tee or iron shots to the green this is a must read. Excerpt from A Golf Swing You Can Trust:The correct stance is vital if you want to build a simple swing that repeats. But most golfers switch off and skip this chapter of a golf instruction book. I understand that. The grip and aim are not as alluring as advice on the theoretical advantages of pronation or supination through impact. And hey! You've been told you have a nice practice swing - you can't be that far off. Aiming correctly is for beginners!So just to dispel any reservations you may have that this book is not for you, here's one last piece of motivational talk before we move on to check your stance. It's very often a golfer makes a great practice swing but when they come to hit the ball the swing's completely different. That's because the hands and body don't communicate on a practice swing - they let you get on with it on your own. They only bother to 'talk' to each other when you're about to hit a shot at a specific target.When the crunch comes and you're ready to swing back, if the aim of the club face doesn't match up to your intended swing path, your hands hit the panic button, take control and stick the swing on autopilot. They program in what they have to do and you can't override it. You might try to take the club back in one piece but it you're not aiming correctly- your hands quickly take over. And if you think you can kid them you'd have done it by now.If you are aiming at a target 250 yards away and your club face is only 3 degrees to the right, it will be pointing 13 yards right of target. If you try to replicate your nice square practice swing, but your hands pick up where the club is aiming the two angles are so conflicting your orthodox swing becomes impossible.The only time you can override your natural alarm system is when you're standing in front of a pro and he's watching you like a hawk. Then the alarm system becomes dormant--it trusts the pro to watch over you. Soon as you walk out the teaching bay, it switches back on.REVIEWS:"I went to John for the usual stuff; head in hands, not knowing what shot was coming next. John kept it simple... got me back enjoying my golf again." ~Mick Fitzgerald, TV SportsPresenter--Former National Hunt Jockey"John has a very orthodox swing and is a great student of the game. He always told me 'simple is best.' Andrew Murray, European Tour--1989 European Open ChampionOTHER TITLES by John HoskisonNo Hiding in The Open - Knockout Number 1 Best Seller *****Shooting Lower Scores - Simple Steps to Save ShotsYour Short Game Silver Bullet - Drills for Club Head Control
Core Performance Golf: The Revolutionary Training and Nutrition Program for Success On and Off the Course
In Core Performance Golf, golfers will discover a training program that is ideally suited to developing the golf swing, with exercises designed to help you create more torque and balance, thus adding yards to drives and precision shots. You'll also get a conditioning regimen and nutrition program that will help you build strength, flexibility, power, and stamina, while reducing the risk of injuries and speeding recovery time. Best of all, Core Performance Golf will keep you focused and ready to perform at your best for all 18 holes.
Yoga For Golfers DVD Series Orig. $19.95; Sale $14.98! Yoga continues to take the PGA by storm as one of the golf worlds hottest fitness trends used by many of todays tour pros including Brad Faxon, Jonathan Kaye, Andrew Magee, Gary McCord, JL Lewis, Aaron Baddely, David Gossett, Ty Tryon, Chip Beck, Julie Inkster, Jill McGill and Betsy King. Yoga For Golfers is a revolutionary program offering a unique mind/body approach to enhancing golf performance and featuring nationally acclaimed golf fitness expert Katherine Roberts. Yoga For Golfers DVD Series features: Improved flexibility and strength = greater distance and accuracy off the tee Enhanced breathing awareness = teaching rhythm and tempo in the golf swing Quieter mind = increased concentration and visualization capabilities Improved overall fitness = reduced risk of injury and recovery time Increased sense of balance = more effective club control/weight distribution Bonus Section: First Tee Stretches This five-minute yoga series is designed to warm-up the body during the first golf round Working with Katherine for the last couple of years has allowed me to compete at a very high level. Following her yoga program for golfers is keeping me fit and feeling like Gumby. Loosen up and give it a try! -Gary McCord, Professional golfer and CBS Broadcaster Available DVDs: Par Level: Beginning The PAR LEVEL program is a series of yoga-based exercise movements that support golf-specific flexibility, strength, balance, and focus in order to help you enhance your golf game and your overall well-being. This 45-minute program includes an extensive warm-up series. The Par Level program pays special attention to the shoulders, low back and hamstrings. Birdie Level: Intermediate Designed for continuing Yoga For Golfers students, this Birdie Level program builds upon the basic foundation to increase flexibility, strength, balance and breathing. More physically active than the PAR series, the BIRDIE series enhances
?The hottest instructor in golf?(Sports Illustrated) presents a revolutionary guide for lowering your score with a powerful new approach to strategizing, decision-making, and management for every part of your short game. Stan Utley?s breakthrough short game and putting techniques have made him one of the most sought-after golf instructors in America. Now he offers a breakthrough approach for golfers of all skill levels, with a course- management approach designed to help golfers at the crucial stages of a round of golf. The Art of Scoring shows readers how to understand the way their short game handicap and overall skill level should dictate strategy. Breaking down pitching, chipping, bunker play, and putting into three proficiency categories, Utley presents customized techniques for saving shots simply by making better decisions. He leads us through a round with three amateurs?two 10-handicappers and a 20-handicapper?to show how improved strategy and execution can transform a player?s game. With behind- thescenes pro teaching sessions, crash courses on the three hardest greenside shots, and one hundred black-and-white and color photographs, The Art of Scoring is like getting a brand-new set of state-of-the-art clubs, customized by one of the game?s premier teachers.