Golf heeft meer tips en theorieën dan alle andere sporten bij elkaar. Wie de adviezen van de golfpro ter harte neemt, de bladen leest en zich verdiept in golfboeken, komt erachter dat ze nogal eens met elkaar in tegenspraak zijn. Wat moet de golfer nu geloven van al deze goedbedoelde aanwijzingen? Een te grote nadruk op de techniek, zal bij de uitvoering al snel diens denken belemmeren. Hoe kunnen golfers dan hun vaardigheden verbeteren, ongeacht hun “handicap”?
Auteur Auke Hempenius geeft in Go(lf) with the Flow het antwoord. Met de gerenommeerde Amerikaanse golfcoach Dan Martin ontwikkelde hij Inner Genius Golf. Deze golffilosofie concentreert zich niet zozeer op de techniek van de speler, als wel op zijn innerlijke individualiteit. Door aandachtig de persoonlijke beleving van de golfer centraal te stellen, begeleidt de auteur zijn lezers naar het ontdekken van zijn Inner Genius. Hempenius’ coaching aan de hand van praktijkvoorbeelden en met gebruikmaking van ondersteunend filmmateriaal, bewijst dat een ontspannen Flow onmisbaar is voor elke golfer. Door volledig in het moment te zijn, kom je tot je beste golfspel.
Hempenius verbleef 26 jaar in de Verenigde Staten en coachte daar Al “Mr. 59” Geiberger, vermaard om zijn prestatie als eerste een score onder de 60 slagen op een PGA-toernooi te noteren. De testimonials in dit boek van diverse golfers van naam, bewijzen het succes van Inner Genius Golf.
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 golf’s game within the game, providing simple yet powerful techniques that will unlock the secrets to confident, stress-free putting and improve any golfer’s 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 author’s years of extensive work with the pros. Parent offers tried and true advice on how to master the essentials of great putting, including:
Feeling the confidence that you can make every putt
How to read greens for line and speed
The secret to a great putting routine
How to get better while you play
Featuring links to insightful video clips, along with game-changing drills and exercises that golfers can practice at home or on the putting green, How to Make Every Putt is sure to become a staple in every golfer’s library.
Rather than an instruction manual that takes you through a systematic programme, it is a collection of brief chapters offering the wisdom of traditional Zen stories and teachings distilled from a lifetime of actual lessons with golfers, many of whom are PGA professionals. Continued success at golf (and any other endeavour) requires preparation, action and response - these form the framework for the instructions presented in Zen Golf. Applied correctly, they will help every reader of this unique book to achieve their peak performance.
Iedereen kan beter leren golfen! Wim de Roos vertelt in dit boek hoe hij zelf als amateurgolfer zijn niveau aanzienlijk verbeterde door de sport op te vatten als een manier van leven. Ook jij kunt dat doen, onder meer door jezelf haalbare doelen stellen, de kunst af te kijken van serieuze spelers en profs, vaker een kaart te spelen, of vooruit te bedenken hoe je de hole gaat spelen. Door te werken aan je lichamelijke conditie en bewuster te eten. Door je eigen prestaties gericht te beoordelen. Zo krijg je steeds meer lol in de training en dat motiveert om de stokken tevoorschijn te halen. Het zal je speelplezier én je speelniveau ten goede komen. Drs. Wim de Roos (1948) is psycholoog, organisatieadviseur en consultant. Als enthousiast amateurgolfer is hij tevens redacteur van Wassenaarse Slag, het blad van de Wassenaarse Golfclub Rozenstein.
With a foreword by Colin Montgomerie, the European Ryder Cup captain, ‘Mental Toughness for Golf’ is a refreshingly different golf psychology book. It has been said many times before that golf is 90% mental and only 10% physical. This book highlights why there is much truth in that statement. The stories presented here are a series of real life experiences from both professional and elite amateur players. They are told through the players own words. Learn how Nick Faldo reeled in Greg Norman in the 1996 Masters; how Justin Rose dealt with an endless stream of missed cuts and how Monty coped with hostile Ryder Cup spectators.
This updated paperback version of the best selling book will help the reader by guiding and informing them on the best mental approach to take and will help develop a mental toughness and inner resolve whatever playing circumstances may arise.
Printer Bowler studies these laws in depth in his book, The Cosmic Laws of Golf. As Bowler began to observe life through the lens of these laws, he could see how their use or abuse determines the relationships we have with ideas, each other, and all the games we play. Outside the law, golf becomes a renegade that steals our dreams and buries them in the wilderness of anxiety. Within the law, it's a fascinating course that can lead to self-realization - as it turns us inside out, it reveals what we really believe about ourselves and shows us where we need to make peace in our world.
Bowler proposes for your consideration and discovery some proven and useful answers on how to apply the fruits of Self-discovery to the playing fields of golf. He shares, "the journey to self-mastery is mysterious, rampant with the hazards and bunkers of our own demons - a thrilling challenge to the sincere seeker, a confounding maze of obstacles and torment for the idly curious... Trust that you are creating your experiences - as a way your soul has chosen to teach you about your choices and beliefs. If you aren't getting the results you expect, take a gut-check to see if you truly want it because: You always get what you accept and believe you are."
Bowler states, "If you really want to get better, accept your present golf game for what it is here and now, then consider what you want to do about it and make a serious commitment, stop reacting and start creating the game you're dreaming about." He advises that, "all we need to do is trust the quiet, powerful voice of our own heart over all others. And be willing to act it out without doubt or hesitation. This willingness triggers an immense array of abilities that have been waiting ages for the call - that is, trust and believe in oneself - to come forth."
Dr. Bob Rotella is the preeminent golf psychologist to the game’s top players—he has coached stars like Keegan Bradley, Padraig Harrington, and Darren Clarke—and 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 mind’s role in the most difficult aspect of golfing—the short game. It’s 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, it’s 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 simple—but hard-to-follow—rules and practices that will improve any golfer’s 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 brain’s workings—especially those areas that deal with physical tasks—can 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 golf—a pleasure they will come to know by training their minds to allow them to become unstoppable golfers.