Step up to the first tee full of confidence, relaxed and tension free. never putt in fear again. Putt with confidence, avoid three putts and sink those pressure putts on the final hole.
The secret to constant improvement is learning to ask how to re-create the good shots instead of obsessing over why you hit the poor ones.
Blending Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parent’s 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 what’s 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.
For the first time ever, John Andrisani explores the mind and its expansive application to golf, using Tiger Woods as the ultimate role model. Think Like Tiger shows how the champion’s techniques can be applied to anyone’s game. Learn how to:
• Use the power of concentration to let nothing disturb you
• Meditate to alleviate mental stress and relax muscles
• Use your imagination when planning shots
• Practice shots that will stimulate your mind
• Develop your own system for inducing self-confidence
“I’m honored to say that I was one of the official members of ‘Team Tiger’. This latest book of Andrisani’s contains a great deal of insightful information about the mental game of Tiger Woods…You will learn to make the mental side of golf a priority. You will also learn how to play to your potential, by applying the thinking process to your setup, swing, and shot-making game.”
—from the foreword by John Anselmo, former coach of Tiger Woods
This book contains an independent study and analysis by John Andrisani, former senior editor of instruction at Golf Magazine; he has not consulted with or sought the participation of Tiger Woods in its preparation.