Be a Player

A Breakthrough Approach to Playing Better ON the Golf Course

Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Susan K. Reed

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476788030

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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The founders of the world-renowned VISION54 training program and the authors of the bestselling Every Shot Must Have a Purpose take golf instruction to the next level in this groundbreaking new approach to mastering the game. Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise technique are essential. Most golfers who want to improve their skills go to the range and work painstakingly on their swings, not realizing it’s often their performance state on the course that needs work, not their technique. Simple things such as awareness of your balance, tension, and tempo, as well as the ability to control mental, emotional, and social variables you encounter while playing can quickly take your game to a new performance level. Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, founders of VISION54’s groundbreaking and innovative golf program are here to help. Aimed at both the weekend golfer and the advanced player, each chapter presents a series of “human skills”—including assignments, explorations, and mini-lessons—that strip away the complexity surrounding swing technique and playing consistency—the conditional variations that plague golfers. Be A Player is the must-have book for any golfer who wants to unite technical skills and on-course performance seamlessly and effectively. With this cutting-edge text by your side, you will become a true student of VISION54 and a better player better on the course…where it matters most!
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A Swing You Can Trust

A Breakthrough Approach for Confident, Low-Scoring Play

Author: Roberto Borgatti

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416539492

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Despite investing considerable time, effort, and money, most golfers remain frustrated by their lack of progress toward a consistent swing. In A Swing You Can Trust, Roberto Borgatti, an acclaimed teaching professional whose method has gained acceptance among amateurs and professionals alike, offers a breakthrough approach for achieving confident, low-scoring play. Borgatti's method helps you acquire trust in your swing and overall game, the same trust that ultimately leads to reliable technique and consistently better scoring. Unlike faddish quick-fix approaches, Borgatti's training program gives players the tools they need to build a strong game from the ground up, a game they can replicate week after week. Borgatti's program is revolutionary because it efficiently enables players to learn the long-accepted fundamentals of the golf swing. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with full-color photographs, offer a user-friendly map to mastering the essentials, including everything from the core four fundamentals of a powerful swing to absolute precision on and around the green. Like a private lesson from Roberto himself, A Swing You Can Trust takes into account the individual player's physical traits: body geometry, flexibility, and strength. It offers exercises to do without holding a golf club -- at home, at the gym, or wherever -- to groove a swing; shows you the most effective warm-up/preparation routines to use before a round; and provides fitness training plans as well as instruction in state-of-the-art swing-analysis technology -- all of which readers can use to take their games to the next level and beyond. This focused, practical system for training and playing will help everyone -- beginner or professional, man or woman -- to be the best golfer they can be.
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Play Your Best Golf Now

Discover VISION54's 8 Essential Playing Skills

Author: Lynn Marriott,Pia Nilsson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514191

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Two of golf's most revolutionary teachers share a personalized approach to accessing your peak performance. "The VISION54 approach is far more than just pure golf technique, it allows an individual to unlock their true potential by opening their mind and believing anything is possible to achieve." - David Leadbetter, David Leadbetter Golf Academy Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott are Complete Game Coaches, leaders of a new kind of golf instruction that focuses on more than just the grip, the stance, and the swing. Their VISION54 method targets the complete golfer-the whole person-not just the technical aspects of the game. Their coaching philosophy focuses on possibilities, not limitations, with an end goal of MY54-the idea that any golfer can reach their own personalized version of peak performance, scoring nothing but birdies on a par-72 course. Building on the core concepts introduced in Every Shot Must Have a Purpose and the strategic thinking in The Game Within the Game, Play Your Best Golf Now takes the mystery out of the soft skills of golf and shows golfers how to add these skills to their game for peak performance. Players learn to master the 8 Essential Playing Skills: 1. LEAVE YOUR MIND BEHIND and enter the Play Box 2. DECIDE AND COMMIT to your shots 3. FIND YOUR BALANCE both physically and mentally 4. FEEL YOUR TEMPO on the course and dance to its rhythm 5. TAME TENSION to improve your swing 6. BUILD EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE 7. STORE MEMORIES and learn from the past to make a better present 8. DROWN SELF-TALK IN USEFUL THOUGHTS And the 2 Essential Practice Skills: 1. SIMULATE GOLF on the practice range to maximize your time and effort 2. INTEGRATE SKILLS and practice with a plan These Essentials complement the technical anchors of the game-the grip, the stance, the swing-and give players a foundation for achieving their peak performance. MY54 is the vision, and these are the building blocks for achieving a higher level of play.
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A Load of Balls

Football's Funny Side

Author: John Scally

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845969456

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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As former England striker and television pundit Jimmy Greaves famously said, football is 'a funny old game'. In A Load of Balls: Football's Funny Side, John Scally confirms the truth of his statement by providing a potpourri of double entendres, timeless quips and amusing anecdotes from the tongues of football's elite. Hundreds of silly stories and priceless nuggets have been sourced to recreate the unique excitement, drama and unpredictability of football in the words of the sport's practitioners. The result is a wry, quirky and sometimes outlandish catalogue of comic creations. For lovers of the absurd, outrageous and totally bizarre, this selection of stories and quotes will amuse and delight. Packed with priceless gaffes from the likes of David Beckham ('My parents have been there for me since I was about seven'), Bobby Robson ('We didn't underestimate them; they were just a lot better than we thought') and Paul Gascoigne ('I've never made any predictions about anything and I never will'), this hilarious collection is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of even the most casual sports fan.
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Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player

Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Ron Sirak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101218258

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Two legendary coaches give golfers a powerful new approach to the game... and to life. 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.
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Swing Like a Pro

The Breakthrough Method of Perfecting Your Golf Swing

Author: Ralph Mann,Fred Griffin,Guy Yocom

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 076790236X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 243

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Uses images of a computer-generated composite golfer to demonstrate the motions of a correct golf swing, and identifies the keys to a better game
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I Found the Golf God: 10 Secrets for Golfing Success

Author: Dori O'Rourke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780962885471

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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If you are one of the millions of golfers who are frustrated, not improving as fast as you'd like, or getting worse, this book is a must for YOU! Years of research and testing with 1000's of golfers has led to 2 amazing discoveries. One, many things we are currently doing to improve our golf games are actually causing many of our problems. Two, there are "10 Secrets for Golfing Success." In this fun, easy-to-read story, renowned LPGA Teaching Professional, Dori O'Rourke shows you exactly how to apply the "10 Secrets" to your golf game. LEARN HOW TO: * Consistently shoot lower golf scores * Make permanent golf swing changes quickly and easily * Feel unstoppable confidence on every shot * Breakthrough your limitations to golfing success * Have more fun golfing than you've ever had before ************************ WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING: "Totally new, totally informative, and totally entertaining! 'I Found the Golf God, ' will do wonders for your confidence and for your enjoyment of the game." -- Dan Poppers, Publisher GOLF NEWS Magazine "When it comes to what counts, it's not what you know, it's what you do. Don't just read this book, do the contents of the book." -- Chuck Hogan, Master Golf Instructor and Sports Psychologist "Dori O'Rourke brings to the attention of the golf world those learning concepts and attitudinal insights that are shaping the styles of professional people from other disciplines. Using these methods will make better players and happier participants." -- Gary Wiren, PGA Master Professional and Multiple Golf Author ************************ NEW "LETTER TO MY READERS" This special 20th Anniversary Edition also includes a 2011 "Letter to My Readers," where Coach Dori shares some wonderful stories and insights from the "Golf God's" remarkable 20-year history. Here are a few excerpts: WOW! A lot has changed in the past 20 years. When I first published this book in February, 1991, I didn't have a web address or a cell phone. Home computers were just starting to gain popularity and I hadn't quite turned 30 yet. ... Surprisingly, one thing that hasn't changed are the 10 Secrets for Golfing Success. They are still just as valid today as they were when I originally wrote about them 20 years ago. ... I Found the Golf God, 10 Secrets for Golfing Success was the first book I ever wrote, so it will always be very special to me. Based on the letters and comments I've received through the years, it's been a special book to dozens of other people, as well - both golfers and non-golfers alike. I've received letters from golf professionals giving the book credit for their first big tournament wins. I've received phone calls from men and women in all walks of life telling stories of how the book changed their lives (not just their golf games). I've even had several non-golfers get "mad" that it was a golf book and not a life improvement book, saying they almost hadn't read it because of that. One of the most magical moments for me was receiving a handwritten note from tennis legend, Martina Navratilova, stating how the concept of "target golf" had helped her golf game. Another was when international self-help author and success coach, Anthony Robbins, happened to come into a bookstore where I was doing a book signing, and asked me to autograph a copy of I Found the Golf God to his friend, Ken Blanchard (author of The One Minute Manager), as a birthday gift. ... I Found the Golf God sold nearly 10,000 copies in its first year, going to print three times in the first nine months. It's been used as a sales training tool, as a textbook for golf colleges, as a tournament gift bag item, and more. GOLFERS AND NON-GOLFERS ALIKE LOVE I Found the Golf God! With years and years of rave reviews from men and women golfers of all levels, this timeless golf and life improvement book is sure to help you improve your golf swing and your game!
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The Art of Scoring

The Ultimate On-Course Guide to Short Game Strategy and Technique

Author: Stan Utley,Matthew Rudy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101136375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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?The hottest instructor in golf?(Sports Illustrated) presents a revolutionary guide for lowering your score with a powerful new approach to strategizing, decision-making, and management for every part of your short game. Stan Utley?s breakthrough short game and putting techniques have made him one of the most sought-after golf instructors in America. Now he offers a breakthrough approach for golfers of all skill levels, with a course- management approach designed to help golfers at the crucial stages of a round of golf. The Art of Scoring shows readers how to understand the way their short game handicap and overall skill level should dictate strategy. Breaking down pitching, chipping, bunker play, and putting into three proficiency categories, Utley presents customized techniques for saving shots simply by making better decisions. He leads us through a round with three amateurs?two 10-handicappers and a 20-handicapper?to show how improved strategy and execution can transform a player?s game. With behind- thescenes pro teaching sessions, crash courses on the three hardest greenside shots, and one hundred black-and-white and color photographs, The Art of Scoring is like getting a brand-new set of state-of-the-art clubs, customized by one of the game?s premier teachers.
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