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.
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.
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 he?s discovered about reaching the state in which ?thoughts and actions are occurring in complete synchronicity,? and how this state is accessible to all, not just the few. In ten key lessons?illustrated by personal anecdotes from his clients?Lardon teaches readers how to access the zone not only in sports but in all aspects of their lives, by understanding how to: ? Transform desire into will ? Channel emotions to victory ? Trust instincts and keep it simple ? Conquer fear through acceptance ? Perform under pressure
Perfect Impact : Now Anyone Can Play Par Golf Because Here, Finally, All the Secrets of Perfect Impact, Power and Control Are Revealed
This is the Second Edition of the same title, "Perfect Impact....," written to teach everything you must know about how to make a conventional golf swing, to make perfect impact, and to enable a golfer to reach the highest levels of the game, including self and course management. This edition is in hardcover, has about 200 pages and 51 detailed photos, contains improvements and additional material over the First Edition (ISBN 0967395100) which is priced retail for $10 more than that First Edition. Testimonials and reviews by readers of these books contain comments from golfers like yourself that praise the book for revealing necessary and liberating details that they have never found anywhere else in their golf libraries. Since publication, an expanded and enlarged Third Edition has been issued in paperback for a retail price $10 less than the price of the Second Edition. It also contains materials and deeper explanations of some key pointers not contained in either of the first two editions. The ISBN for that Third Edition is 0967395135, so please be sure to select the edition you prefer.
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
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 thoughto teaches you exercises that reshape your body into the ideal form for golfo 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.
A Composite of Over 100 of the World's Top GolfersIn a labor of love, novice golfers and professionals alike take to the practice tee to pursue the most coveted element of the game: the perfect swing. But even with a wealth of pros to model your swing after, the secret of the swing remains elusive. Should you grasp the club with a neutral grip like Jack Nicklaus, or use a traditional Vardon grip like Nick Faldo? If only someone would compile the best elements of the pros' swings to show you how to master the techniques for yourself. Dr. Ralph Mann and Fred Griffin did, and now they're sharing the secrets in this groundbreaking book.Joined by premier golf instructor Fred Griffin, Dr. Ralph Mann captures the essence of the skills of golf's greatest champions in Swing Like a Pro. For seventeen years, CompuSport International's biomechanics expert Dr. Ralph Mann devoted himself to studying the swings of more than 100 PGA and LPGA Tour players to uncover the keys to a better game and a lower handicap. The results: a breakthrough learning tool, the computer-generated composite Pro.Drawing on CompuSport's extensive research, the Pro embodies the mechanical elements of the holy grail of the golf swing--efficient, effective, and now achievable. Illustrated with 175 animated 3-D stills of the Pro that pinpoint the exact motions of a body executing the perfect swing, Swing Like a Pro provides accurate, consistent information about how to play the game properly. Dr. Ralph Mann and Fred Griffin break down the exact steps you can take to develop and refine your skills at performing every aspect of the shot. They examine and explain the setup, how to grip the club properly, the seven characteristics of a great backswing, how to impart energy to the club via a powerful transition move, and achieving distance and accuracy through a perfect downswing and timing following the Pro's example.With its unique cutting-edge, scientific approach and the expertise of its authors, Swing Like a Pro promises to be the best golf Pro you ever consulted to help you improve your swing and shave strokes off your handicap.Swing Like a Pro ushers in a new era of sports instruction that combines the traits of every golfer's unique, individual swing with the subtle, techniques all great golfers have in common. Featuring CompuSport's computer-generated "Pro," who shoots a 50 every time, Swing Like a Pro embodies the best tactics known to golfers today. Readers match the Pro's scientifically proven tips with their own movements to create a swing mirroring golf's most talented players. Topics include:The Pro Setup, with the secrets of body balance and club alignmentThe backswing's seven essential elements, with drills for improvementThe downswing for distance and accuracy, and how you can have bothTiming and tempo, when the Pro puts it all togetherSwing Like a Pro's dynamic 3-D images far surpass traditional sports photography, making this an unrivaled approach to golf instruction and proving there is such a thing as a perfect swing. -->
If you want to hit the ball farther, then "More Golf Swing Speed" is the Quick Guide for you. It focuses on the downswing—how you load the shaft at the top of your backswing and unload it at impact. It helps you understand both how to make the correct moves and how to avoid the incorrect ones: ** "Hold" or even increase your wrist cock during the downswing ** Avoid casting from the top ** Develop maximum clubhead speed as you near impact ** Learn how Hogan's supinated wrist position works ** Create a downward strike on the ball that prevents flipping ** And more!There are no secret tricks to creating clubhead speed, and you don't need expensive training aids to create solid strikes on the ball. All you need is a clear understanding of what your club does during your downswing and how you can cooperate with it to get the most clubhead speed possible. "More Golf Swing Speed" gives you that knowledge.
Dave's approach to golf is easy to understand: 80 percent of the strokes golfers lose to par are determined by their play within 100 yards of the green - the crucial scoring game. A former physicist for NASA, Dave brings a scientific rigor to his research and instruction that has made him the top short-game expert in the world. Now Dave shares, for the first time, the understanding and techniques he has taught the pros, including a wide array of innovative tests and exercises for mastering those deceptive and high-pressure shots of the short game. The first book by best-selling author and internationally revered instructor Dave Pelz since Putt Like the Pros, this new offering can show you the way to lower scores by improving your short game. Packed with all the knowledge, charts, and photos needed to learn from the master, Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible is the essential book for every golfer. Covering everything golfers need to know about how to improve their short game, Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible can - and will - help you to consistently shoot lower scores.
This is a guide to help improve putting techniques in golf. It first explains how to conquer the mental game of putting - how to visualize the putt into the hole before stepping up to it - and then it analyzes the fundamentals of the stroke to provide a more consistent foundation for better putting. It also shows readers how to read greens, where to focus their eyes during the putt, and advises what types of putters are right for each person's game.
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 needsProper breathing techniquesMind-relaxation methodsInjury-reducing stretchesVisualization tools--for success on and off the course
The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing: Curing Your Hit Impulse in Seven Simple Lessons (Golf Instruction for Beginner and Intermediate Golfers Book 1)
If you love golf, but have never played to your potential, here is a book you will quickly come to treasure.The biggest paradox in golf is that the harder you try to "hit" the ball, the worse you do so. In The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing, Michael McTeigue offers a simple system of sequential body movements that produces a true swinging motion with every club in the bag. The result is increased distance and greater accuracy for all sizes, shapes, and ages of golfers for a minimum of investment in learning time. The clarity and simplicity of McTeigue's frill-free approach to the golf swing leads the reader to a new experience of power and effortlessness. He truly shows "how to build a swing you can trust and keep for life."