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
Visualization tools--for success on and off the course
"Jim Hardy is the most knowledgeable teacher in golf. This extraordinary book will be the most revolutionary instructional book since Ben Hogan's Five Lessons." --Peter Jacobsen, Seven-time PGA Tour event winner
Voted one of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" by Golf Digest and ranked in the "Top 100 Teachers" list of Golf magazine, Jim Hardy is a veritable scholar of swing. He's been fixing the swings of professional and amateur golfers since 1977, and in The Plane Truth for Golfers, he makes his groundbreaking concepts available to you for the first time.
Hardy's revolutionary approach is simple: There are two sets of fundamentals to the swing, not one. There is the one-plane swing, for more athletic players, and the two-plane swing, suitable for players of all abilities. Understanding these concepts is crucial to your improvement, and Hardy breaks them down into easy-to-follow steps, complete with dozens of photographs.
For the last decade, golfers of all abilities have been drawn to the writings and teachings of Bob âDocâ Rotella. His books Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect, Golf Is a Game of Confidence, The Golf of Your Dreams, and Putting Out of Your Mind have all become classics for golfers everywhere. Weekend golfers and pros like Brad Faxon, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Tom Kite, and Davis Love III all read and listen to the man they call Doc because his teachings are simple and directâand in the end, what Doc says makes them play better golf.
The Golfer's Mind was actually first suggested by Davis Love, Jr.âDavis Love III's dadâwho encouraged Doc to write an instruction book on golf's mental challenges, organized by topic. Love thought that golfers could keep the book with them, or at least nearby, at all times. When they needed a refresher on a certain issue, they could consult the book, read for a few minutes, and take away solid guidance regarding their difficulties. Doc heard what Love said, and twenty years later, The Golfer's Mind is that book. From his Ten Commandments (Commandment I. Play to play great. Don't play not to play poorly) to just about any topic a golfer might imagine, this is the ideal way for players to get all of Rotella's teachings. Doc covers topics including:
-Practicing to Play Great
-The Rhythm of the Game
-How Winning Happens
In the perfect format for the busy golfer, The Golfer's Mind is the concise and convenient quick-reference tool to appeal to Rotella's millions of followers and is sure to become a golf classic.
The Education of a Golfer, first published in 1962, is the fascinating story of legendary golf pro Sam Snead's rise from a poor boy growing up in rural Virginia to become one of the all-time golf greats. Interspersed with golf pointers and illustrations, the book details Snead's many tournaments, the psychology of winning, and how to become a better player.
From the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and the preeminent golf psychologist to the gameâs top players comes the defining guide to mastering the enormous challenges of chips, pitches, bunker shots, and putts.
Dr. Bob Rotella is the preeminent golf psychologist to the gameâs top playersâhe has coached stars like Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, and Darren Clarkeâand he has offered his advice to golfers of all skill levels in his bestselling books, including Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence. Now, he tackles the mindâs role in the most difficult aspect of golfingâthe short game.
Itâs no secret that more than two-thirds of the shots a golfer makes are short ones: putts, chips, and pitches. Long drives may garner applause, but whether a golfer wants to win the Masters or just five bucks from a friend on Saturday morning, itâs the little shots that make the difference. Yet many players either fail to recognize or choose to ignore the importance of the short game. In The Unstoppable Golfer, Dr. Rotella applies the same wisdom and experience that have worked for clients like Davis Love III and Graeme McDowell to help every golfer master this special art of short shots and take all the frustration out of this increasingly challenging element of the game.
Requiring extraordinary levels of concentration, the short game is typically a source of fear for amateurs and pros alike. In this book, Dr. Rotella teaches readers how to overcome that fear by using their minds to achieve a state of calm in which the focus is on one thing alone: the hole. Rotella shares stories about professionals with whom he has worked who have mastered the psychological aspect of successful putting by adhering to simpleâbut hard-to-followârules and practices that will improve any golferâs game: stay focused on your targets, visualize your shots, commit to your routine, and accept completely whatever happened to the golf ball.
On top of citing his experiences with golfers, Dr. Rotella also probes the science of memory and how knowledge of the brainâs workingsâespecially those areas that deal with physical tasksâcan markedly improve a golf game, particularly when it comes to getting out of a bunker or taking the measure of a long putt. For casual and dedicated golfers alike, a better short game provides one of the ultimate pleasures of golfâa pleasure they will come to know by training their minds to allow them to become unstoppable golfers.
Since 1984, golfers coached by Dr. Bob Rotella have won a total of:
-74 major professional titles 2 Masters tournaments
Do you swing too fast, try too hard, lose concentration, lack confidence, get angry, putt poorly under pressure, finish exhausted, or suffer for hours after a hard game? The most valuable tool a golfer can bring to the course is a strong mental game. Yet many golfers and instructors take this for granted, focusing almost entirely on grip, stance, or swing technique. The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers is a unique and persuasive approach to becoming a better golfer. Leading sports psychologist Dr. Deborah Graham and Jon Stabler identify the eight crucial personality traits that separate true champions from the rest and give you easy-to-follow steps for improving your game and making it more enjoyable. Using their unique GolfPsychÂ® program, Graham and Stabler challenge you to explore the crucial elements of your personality and measure them against the traits of such successful golfers as Lee Janzen, Dave Stockton, Michelle McGann, and Gary McCord, all of whom have worked with Dr. Graham. With player examples and a careful explanation of why each trait is important to the game of golf, Graham discusses:
Focus and Concentration
Dominance and Competitiveness
Optimum Arousal and Managing Tension
Complete with charts, self-tests, and playing tips, The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers is the only research-based, tour-proven guide to the mental game of golf, making it possible for every golfer to find their "zone" and play like a champ.
Some of the finest players of the PGA share a year's worth of brief and personal daily reflections on keeping the faithâboth in the high-stakes world of professional sports and in life beyond the greens.
Find out how Ben Crane, Lee Janzen, Davis Love III, Stewart Cink, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, and many more remain spiritually grounded as they prepare for PGA events. Their penetrating insights and practical examples will encourage and inspire you to apply God's Word to your own life on and off the course. You'll also hear from some PGA wives as they endeavor to maintain peace and contentment at home while navigating the ups and downs of family life with a top-level competitor.
You'll discover how you too can bring your "A game" to your home, work, and leisure activitiesâby wrapping them all in your relationship with God.
Golf is a difficult game, but it doesnât have to be a complicated one. Sometimes the best answers are the simple ones.
Written in an easy-to-understand format, 101 Mistakes All Golfers Make will serve as your guide to golf for years to come. Players of all levels will learn how to improve their mental game, course strategy, practice methods, technique, and much more.
By seeing the most common mistakes made by all golfers, you will get something that is often lacking in the golf world, which is coaching. Many times golfers just need to be pointed in the right direction in order to enjoy the game more, and fulfill their potential. Whether or not you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced golfer, this book will give you tons of ideas on how to approach the game in a new way!
"The information that Jon shares here is passionately researched and will no doubt prove to be a valuable resource as you plot your course towards a better golf game.â Andrew Rice
"101 Mistakes is an awesome and easily digestible read. Pick it up, put it down, repeat, and get better at golf with this book that's chock-full of great little tips." Adam Young - Golf Coach, Author of The Practice Manual
"As a PGA Golf Instructor and developer of golf training products, I know first hand the complication that golf can create in our minds. Jon provides brief solutions to these problems, which lead to realistic goals accomplished through practical steps." Jim Hackenberg, PGA - Owner & Developer of Orange Whip Products
Ben Hogan made hitting a golf ball look easy, and the results spoke for themselves. But Hoganâs Âswing systemâ is as complex as a spiderâs web; the variables and connections are never-ending. In Ben Hoganâs Tips for Weekend Golfers, Hunt presents a selection of simple but valuable tips, based on the legendary golferâs secret to a competitive golf swing.
The book is intended for the recreational golfer, not the tournament player who has unlimited time to practice. It distills Hoganâs observations concerning the vital components of a golf swingÂone at a timeÂand presents them as simply as possible. Each tip is illustrated with a series of photographs, which clearly show the proper grip, stance, backswing, and follow-through. The author addresses these important golfing concepts:
Â What powers the takeaway? Â When and how do the wrists hinge? Â What is your first move down from the top of the backswing? Â What is the action of the back knee? Â When does the lead knee straighten? Â How do you connect the arms to the torso? Â How do you maximize power through proper timing in the contact zone? Â What are the two benefits of Âhoveringâ the putter and the driver? Â How can fifteen minutes a day at your home significantly improve 55 percent of your game?
In Ben Hoganâs Tips for Weekend Golfers, Ted Hunt makes the intricate Hogan system accessible and presents it in a way that Âthe Hawkâ himself might have if he were instructing a club member out on the course.
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