Tommy’s Honor : The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf’s Founding Father and Son – Kevin Cook

Tommy's Honor The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf's Founding Father and Son - Kevin Cook April 5, 2007

Tommy’s Honor : The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf’s Founding Father and Son . In the tradition of Seabiscuit, the riveting tale of twoproud Scotsmen who beat all comers to become the heroesof a golden age—the dawn of professional golf

Bringing to life golf’s founding father and son, Tommy’s Honor is a stirring tribute to two legendary players and a vivid evocation of their colorful, rip-roaring times. Continue reading “Tommy’s Honor : The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf’s Founding Father and Son – Kevin Cook”

Paper Tiger : An Obsessed Golfer’s Quest to Play with the Pros – Tom Coyne

Paper Tiger : An Obsessed Golfer's Quest to Play with the Pros - Tom Coyne May 3, 2007

Paper Tiger : An Obsessed Golfer’s Quest to Play with the Pros . “Think country-club clinic meets Navy Seals training. I will pay any price, bear any burden, leave my home to follow the seasons, build my own swing studio in the basement, construct a practice green in my backyard. . . . Everything the big boys have access to, I want double.” Like most amateur golfers, Tom Coyne had often wondered whether the pros won because they were more talented or because they were more obsessed. Overweight and burdened by a 14 handicap, he decided to find out for himself what it takes to play like a pro. Continue reading “Paper Tiger : An Obsessed Golfer’s Quest to Play with the Pros – Tom Coyne”

Every Shot Must Have a Purpose: How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player

Every Shot Must Have a PurposeEvery Shot Must Have a Purpose: How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player . As coaches to some of golf’s top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don’t believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don’t even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision.

Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player’s game. The book’s revolutionary pre-shot routine will improve your focus, leading to a golf swing that is not only successful but can be repeated under extreme pressure. Emphasizing the individual golfer rather than a rigid set of mechanics, their VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it’s possible to shoot a 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if you have the right mind-set and well-honed intuitive power.

An engaging read for the beginner or the seasoned golfer, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose is inspiration for life, not just the links.

The Game Before the Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice

The Game Before the GameThe Game Before the Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice . As coaches to golf’s top players, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson have created brilliant new mind- body strategies for every aspect of the game. With The Game Before the Game, they showcase their unique approach to practice, with winning techniques that ensure those hours on the driving range and practice green aren’t wasted on reinforcing bad habits.

The authors identify three essential types of practice:
• Warm-up: getting not only the muscles but also the mind in gear
• Maintenance: intended to prevent your swing from drifting between rounds
• Preparation: adding numerous new shots to your repertoire

From there, the authors outline pro-tested drills that help you find your swing rhythm, visualize success off the course, simplify putting, break through skill plateaus, and much more. Each chapter concludes with a memorable “swing key” for translating practice into success during the real thing.

Golf : The Mental Game

Golf : The Mental GameGolf : The Mental Game . Often you hear golfers say, “I’ve got the game; it’s something psychological that’s holding me back. I don’t know what it is, it’s just psychological.”

Well, that “something psychological” involves either thinking (concentration, visualization, thoughts about the swing, etc.), feeling (confidence, pressure, emotional control), or action (strategies, routines, practice techniques, etc.). Thinking, feeling, and action. When something goes wrong (or right) on the golf course, the cause is going to be found in one of these three areas. In Golf: The Mental Game, Tom Dorsel looks at more than sixty-five issues that can impact a golfer’s success and happiness. Continue reading “Golf : The Mental Game”