Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game by Joseph Parent

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

byJoseph Parent

Kobo ebook | June 18, 2002

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The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot.

Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master.

Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings.

Title:Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental GameFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 18, 2002Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385507151

ISBN - 13:9780385507158

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweeet Great book!! I’m turning professional later on this summer, this book was the icing on the cake, really helped with the mental side of golf and helps trust what you already have. Simply great!
Date published: 2009-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple-Concise-The Path to Better Golf I've read Rotella's and Valiante's work since reading Zen Golf and both have put together quality insight into the mental game which for the majority of us requires as much practice time as beating balls at the range. I believe that Zen Golf can be of more value to every golfer. Zen Golf is an invaluable introduction to understanding and developing the required control over your game and yourself. The contained stories and exercises may not sound like rocket science, but neither is golf unless you are making it more complicated than it has to be. By implementing the teachings contained in Zen Golf you can train your mind to focus only on the shot at hand with an attitude that will allow you to enjoy the game to the fullest - once you can do that you WILL play better golf.
Date published: 2006-05-30