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 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
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
Consistency and control: we all know they are the keys to lowering scores and more enjoyable golf. Now ANY golfer can achieve them, using easy to understand techniques developed from new, cutting-edge research into the golf swing motion. Bob Cisco takes you out of the complexity of swing mechanics and into a new world of feel and balance that will transform your golf swing and game. Perfect Balance Golf, Your Key to Consistency and Shot-making is heralded as a ground-breaking golf swing motion system that integrates the three key fundamentals of balance, pivot, and drive into a highly dynamic, powerful, and effective golf swing motion. Based on key discoveries in golf especially on the role of balance and pivot in the golf swing by golf educator, performance advisor, and former PGA Tour instructor, Bob Cisco. The author reveals lost secrets of the golf swing having to do with balance and the pivot, and how to achieve consistency and how to play your bet game, every time. Over twenty newly found axioms of golf swing motion, balance, and pivot discovered by the author that all key top players and pros use in their swings and game. Key fundamentals data on the role of pivoting, moving from your swing center, and how to harness effortless power. Many never seen or known to even golf instructional circles, now made public to golfers for the first time ever. Secrets of the golf swing, why they work based on their natural laws. What golfers are saying about Perfect Balance Golf Bob Cico ha evolved an instructional method second to none. His most recent work, Perfect Balance Golf, gets to the very core of what makes the golf swing work effortlessly. All who read his book will benefit greatly by it, instructors and golfers alike. You will be amazed by this book. One of golf's, best-kept secrets has just gone public! --Preston Small Author Interview with Bob Cisco Question: What was your motivation in writing Perfect Balance Golf? Key fundamentals were missing and really not being taught in golf instruction. I knew something was missing and that led to an eight-year research project to find out what it was. Wow! There it was -- the most basic problem with golfers not excelling or getting any better was their lack of understanding the true role of balance. It was something that wasn't really being taught by instructors. It turned out that golf's second key fundamental -- pivoting--was also poorly understood and so we devised a teaching method that incorporated theory and application like never before. We added "drive" as the third essential fundamental key and now the true basics were really covered for the first time. Why should golfers buy this book? Mainly because armed with the correct knowledge of the swing and its fundamentals, you have the keys to master your game much better. Perfect Balance Golf returns the golfer to his most important mission: to swing the clubhead and body as one in rotational balance--golf's 'lost' secret of the swing motion and effortless power. The book has some of the best drills of all time for balance, pivot, and drive you'll find anywhere. So if you want to play better golf, then get your copy now. You don't want your opponent to have this book. At least not yet. The Editors
In 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 together"Swing Like a Pro"'s dynamic 3-D images far surpass traditional sports photography, making this an unrivaled approach to golf instruction and proving there
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."
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.
An instructional guide to the perfect swing from one of golf’s most successful players and well-known television commentators.“A Swing for Life represents the ultimate collection of lessons, swing thoughts, observations, and discoveries that I relied upon in a career dedicated to the game of golf.” —Sir Nick Faldo Nick Faldo is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-respected golfers. His name is synonymous with the dedication that is necessary to reach the highest levels of the professional game, and the patience with which he analyzed and fine-tuned his swing rewarded him with six major championships. In this extensive book—revised and updated from the 1995 classic—Faldo draws on the wealth of that experience to demonstrate the skills that lie at the heart of the game, tee to green. Revealing a collection of absolute musts that underpin golf’s fundamentals, Faldo explains how to set in motion a chain reaction that inspires a flowing, repeating swing, a technique that can be applied to every club in the bag. There’s a whole chapter dedicated to timing and tempo, featuring the drills and exercises Faldo used to maintain his own trademark rhythm, plus comprehensive lessons on modern driving strategy, short-game technique, bunker play, and the art of putting. Supporting his teaching throughout are superb photographs, as well as twenty-six original videos available for you to download from the book, adding a valuable dimension to the learning experience in every department of the game. For veteran golfers, Faldo’s strategy on “working the ball” reveals the true talent of shot-making and control, while his practical advice on taking your game from the range to the course—the art of visualizing shots and reproducing your skills under pressure—is universally applicable. “At the highest level, golf is all about the respect a player has for the fundamentals—the lessons that have stood the test of time . . . and that’s precisely the message that I am going to make sure comes across in this book.” So says Faldo in his introduction to what is essentially a master class from one of the game’s most exacting students and prolific winners. A Swing for Life promises inspiration for anyone who has ever picked up a golf club.
This old adage is familiar to all golfers but is especially resonant with Dr. Bob Rotella, the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and one of the foremost golf authorities today. In Putting Out of Your Mind, Rotella offers entertaining and instructive insight into the key element of a winning game—great putting. He here reveals the unique mental approach that great putting requires and helps golfers of all levels master this essential skill.Much like Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, Putting Out of Your Mind is an informative and valuable guide to achieving a better golf game. While most golfers spend their time trying to perfect their swing so they can drive the ball farther, Rotella encourages them to concentrate on their putting—the most crucial yet often overlooked aspect of the game. Great players are not only aware of the importance of putting, they go out of their way to master it, and mastery can only begin with the understanding of the attitude needed to be a better putter. Rotella's mental rules have helped some of the greatest golfers in the world become champion putters and, for the first time, are now available to golfers everywhere. With everything from true-to-life stories of such greats as Davis Love III, David Duval, and Brad Faxon to dozens of game-changing practice drills, Putting Out of Your Mind is the new bible of putting for amateurs and pros alike.
This book will give you a simple but sophisticated approach to hitting your chip shots around the green. You will learn how to:*Create an effective strategy to chip shots close to the hole.*Learn the proper mechanics for consistent shotmaking.*Learn the pitfalls to avoid when chipping.The techniques explained in this eBook will work for all golfers- from beginners to professionals. The book is rich with YouTube content, pictures, and text to enhance your learning experience. Visit our website at www.scottmahlberg.com to find more eBooks and bonus videos about golf instruction.
Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible is the first book in a four-book series, The Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series. The next volume in the series will be Dave Pelz's Putting Bible. "He who rules the short game collects the gold." -Dave Pelz's Golden Rule of Golf Fed up with trying to imitate the pros, buying the latest expensive equipment, and seeing your handicap stay the same? The first book by bestselling author and internationally revered golf instructor Dave Pelz since Putt Like the Pros, his bestselling classic, Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible can show you the way to lower scores by improving your short game. The result of decades of scientific research studying thousands of golfers, Dave's philosophy is as simple as it is revolutionary and groundbreaking: Instead of practicing the wrong things the right way, or the right things the wrong way, Pelz shows you how to find your own personal weaknesses and how to improve them to efficiently lower your scores. 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 who's looking to improve his or her game. 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. The most important and yet the least focused-on aspect of golf, your short game, can indeed make or break your entire game. And nobody teaches the short game like Dave Pelz. His renowned golf schools and clinics focus exclusively on putting and the short game, attracting top players like Tom Kite, Colin Montgomerie, two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen, reigning PGA champion Vijay Singh, Steve Elkington, Payne Stewart, Peter Jacobsen, and many LPGA players including Annika Sorenstam and Liselotte Neumann. The pros know, as you are about to learn, that while others teach golfers how to swing, Dave Pelz teaches golfers how to score . . . and win.