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Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greensby Joe Parent
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The bestselling author of Zen Golf (more than 100,000 copies sold) presents a new book of profound wisdom and proven techniques for achieving the confidence in putting that all golfers know is the key to peak performance on the greens.
Blending Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parents 2002 book Zen Golf broke out to become the top instructional book in golf, and continues to be a steady bestseller. Now, in the eagerly awaited follow-up, Dr. Parent provides readers with a new approach to the aspect of golf in which mental skills have the most impact: putting.
Zen Putting takes a thinking-outside-the-box approach based on the idea that by tuning into the process of putting rather than worrying about the result, golfers can get out of their own way and maximize performance. Key principles include using mindful awareness to recognize and clear away distractions and negativity, and that confidence increases when golfers take the attitude that there is something fundamentally, essentially right with them rather than focusing on whats broken or flawed. In succinct, informative chapters, Dr. Parent applies this Zen ideal to a variety of subjects for any putting situation.
Unconquerable Confidence: brimming with strategies to cultivate confidence and turn frustration into enjoyment.
Get Out of Your Own Way: exploring the obstacles we create for ourselves in putting, and how to recognize and overcome them to get the most out of our abilities.
How to Make Every Putt: on reading greens; visualization; putting routine; the key components of a putt—path, pace, and roll; and taking the ideal attitude before putting.
Unlike rigid how-to books on putting or fad coaching techniques, Zen Putting stirs each reader to cultivate their own unique style for synchronizing body and mind to achieve peak performance.
A simple and concise guide to confidence and skill in putting, by a renowned golf instructor and bestselling author of Zen Golf and Zen Putting
A highly sought-after PGA TOUR and LPGA instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent has helped major champions Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr to reach #1 in the World Ranking. In Zen Putting, Parent approached the art of putting in the context of Zen Buddhist philosophy. In How to Make Every Putt, he shifts the focus to the immediate physical and mental challenges of golf’s game within the game, providing simple yet powerful techniques that hold the secrets to the confident, stress-free putting that will improve any golfer’s score.
Divided into seven sections (on Confidence, Green Reading, Speed, Stroke, Putting Routine, Challenging Putts, and Continuous Improvement), this pithy, practical volume combines updated and revised lessons from Zen Putting with a step-by-step method to master the ideal putting routine, as well as new tips from the author’s work with the pros. You’ll learn to master the essentials for great putting, including:
With links to video footage, How to Make Every Putt is sure to become a staple in every golfer’s library.
A simple and concise guide to confidence and skill in putting by a renowned golf instructor and the bestselling author of Zen Golf and Zen Putting
Dr. Joseph Parent is the highly sought-after PGA TOUR and LPGA instructor who has helped major champions Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr reach #1 in the World Ranking. In the classic Zen Putting, Parent approached the art of putting in the context of Zen Buddhist philosophy. In How to Make Every Putt, he shifts focus to the immediate physical and mental challenges of golfs game within the game, providing simple yet powerful techniques that will unlock the secrets to confident, stress-free putting and improve any golfers score.
Comprised of seven sections on key topics—Confidence, Green Reading, Speed, Stroke, Ideal Putting Routine, Challenging Putts, and Continuous Improvement—this pithy, practical volume combines updated and revised lessons from Zen Putting with a step-by-step method for mastering the ideal putting routine, as well as new tips from the authors years of extensive work with the pros. Parent offers tried and true advice on how to master the essentials of great putting, including:
About the Author
Dr. Joe Parent has coached the mental game in golf, business, and life for over twenty- five years. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Colorado, and is a distinguished PGA Tour instructor, attracting such top pros as Vijay Singh, David Toms, and Lisa Hackney, as well as celebrity clients such as Ray Romano, Oscar de la Hoya, and Kenny G. He is a renowned and sought-after keynote corporate speaker, presenting his breakthrough program, Mastering the Mental Game, for business, life, and golf. He has been featured on CNN, NBC, HBO Sports, ESPN, and The Golf Channel. Golf Digest magazine named Dr. Parent to their list of“Top Ten Mental Game Expert” in the world. He teaches at the spectacular Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Resort.
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