Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy

Author: Mark Broadie

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 1592407501

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

View: 7247

Applying cutting-edge science analyses to the game of golf, a Columbia Business School professor, using Golfmetric's amateur data, the PGA TOUR's ShotLink data, and newly developed golf analytics, shows golfers of all skill levels how to make better decisions on the course. 25,000 first printing.
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Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy

Author: Mark Broadie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698138597

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4445

Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie’s paradigm-shifting approach that uses statistics and golf analytics to transform the game. Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. What does it take to drop ten strokes from your golf score? What part of Tiger Woods’ game makes him a winner? Traditional golf stats can't answer these questions. Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained putting stat. In this eye-opening new book, Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf. He crunches mountains of data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course. This eagerly awaited resource is for any player who wants to understand the pros, improve golf skills, and make every shot count.
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Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Ron Sirak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592401574

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 8787

The co-founders of the VISION54 coaching team challenge drill-based skill development, explaining how to build a successful golf swing by strategically addressing a player's specific technical, psychological, and physical needs. First serial, Golf Digest and Golf for Women. 30,000 first printing.
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Optimum Performance from Tee to Green

Author: Mark F. Smith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600127X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 395

Golf is perhaps the most complicated simple game ever invented. Golfing greats like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods make the sport look easy, but anyone who has ever picked up a club knows how truly frustrating golf can be. The success of each shot depends on a diverse range of factors, from the club you choose and the speed with which you swing it, to your mood, the weather, and even the type and cut of the grass. Science plays a crucial role in most, if not all, of these factors, and in Golf Science, sports science expert Mark F. Smith investigates the cutting-edge scientific wonders that take the ball from tee to hole. Each chapter explores a different facet of the game—mind and body, the swing, the equipment, the environment, coaching with technology, the practice process, and the score—and is organized around a series of questions. What happens in the brain during the preshot routine? Does head movement hinder swing performance? Will I hit the ball farther with a longer driver? Why do I lose distance into the wind? What can I learn from watching my ball in flight? How should practice be structured? What are the key stats in golf that I need to know? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read straight through for a comprehensive overview of how golfer and equipment work together. A must-have for anyone who delights in the spirit of the game, Golf Science will be enjoyed not only by professionals and coaches but also by spectators of the PGA Tour and anyone who enjoys a round of eighteen holes on the weekend.
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Discover VISION54's 8 Essential Playing Skills

Author: Lynn Marriott,Pia Nilsson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514191

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 6731

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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Techniques, Stats, and Strategies to Shoot Lower Scores on the Golf Course NOW.

Author: Erik Barzeski,David Wedzik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991382118

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7293

Golf is unique: it's the only sport in which the Lowest Score Wins. Golfers have been inundated for years with advice and sayings intended to help them shoot lower scores, like "spend 50% of your time practicing your putting" or "you've got to be in the short grass." What if we told you that most of this popular advice was not true at all? That these myths are holding you back from reaching your potential and shooting the lowest score possible? That putting might be the least important skill in golf, that driving the ball far is much more important than driving it straight, and that Phil Mickelson might just be the best strategist on the PGA Tour? Lowest Score Wins is NOT your classic golf book. We show you the new way to shoot lower scores -- immediately. You'll learn to use something called Separation Value to guide your practice and how you can use Shot Zones to help you determine your GamePlan for every shot you play. You'll discover why typical course management strategy fails (hint: it only covers half of the equation). This book is the first of its kind. It is your own personal roadmap to shooting lower scores tomorrow. What are you waiting for?
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Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards and In

Author: James Sieckmann,David DeNunzio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592409067

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

View: 1865

A renowned golf coach offers his “finesse wedge” system to avid golfers looking to improve their short games, describing how to develop and sustain correct habits, avoid common errors and hone essential skills.
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Picture the Game Like Never Before

Author: Nick Bradley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125585

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 1502

In Kinetic Golf, Nick Bradley uses 115 extraordinary photographs, accompanied by clear, direct text, to raise the bar on golf instruction and give golfers—amateur or professional—a unique way of actually feeling their way to mastering the game. Offering insights that words alone cannot convey, the book provides a vastly improved golf game as the reward. Drawing upon his deep knowledge of trade and Tour secrets, Bradley shows how to build a powerful and consistent game while also debunking many of the myths that cloud the confidence and hinder the performance of the novice and developing golfer. Throughout Kinetic Golf, Bradley boils down the very essence of swing motion and technique, blends it with a feeling, and then creates an image that says it all. Take one look, and you’ll get the picture.
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Author: Tom Watson,Nick Seitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671537111

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 7778

Shows how to develop a strategic approach to a golf game, focusing on developing a plan for each hole of the course, and covering game preparation, working the ball, and defensive maneuvers
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The Making of Bandon Dunes

Author: Stephen Goodwin

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616200111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 7626

This account of how one of America’s most beautiful golf resorts came to be is “a narrative gem” (James Dodson). On a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific sits one of America’s premier golfing destinations, Bandon Dunes. Golf enthusiast Mike Keiser had the dream of building this British-style “links” course on a stretch of Oregon’s rugged coast—and Dream Golf is the first all-inclusive account of how he turned his passion into reality. This revised and expanded edition takes another look at Bandon Dunes and introduces readers to Old Macdonald, a new course that provides golfers with a more rugged, untamed version of the game, named in honor of Charles Blair Macdonald (1856–1939), the father of American golf course architecture and one of the founders of the US Golf Association. This fourth course, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak along with Jim Urbina, brings visitors back to the true origins of the sport—and Dream Golf is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how this special spot became a destination for golfers everywhere.
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Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores

Author: Dr. Michael T. Lardon,Matthew Rudy

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 0553417924

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 1652

Perfect your mental approach to your game To be a golfer is to tinker—with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don’t give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren’t a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup. And his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course and how to make real, permanent improvements. You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf’s Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-read for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game.
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A Revolutionary System to Shoot Your Best Score in 30 Days

Author: Editors Of Golf Magazine

Publisher: Golf

ISBN: 9781618930507

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2714

THIRTY DAYS TO A BETTER GOLF GAME Every golfer has a number in mind-a goal score that represents a successful round. In The Par Plan, Golf Magazine and GolfTEC, the global leader in golf instruction with four million lessons taught and a 95-percent success rate, show you how to finally get there in 30 days. This day-by-day regimen that any golfer can follow is the first to offer instruction across three platforms (lessons, video, smartphone app) to help you assess your technique and pinpoint the weak areas in your game. You'll see how making small improvements in nine key areas can lead to significant results on the course and learn: The secrets to adding yards to your drives How to avoid costly mistakes on the putting green Keys to building an arsenal of score-saving swings How to turn good practice days into solid rounds The plan equips you with lesson schedules and targeted on-range and at-home drills. At each important step, self-assessment tests and the plan's revolutionary swing-analysis app, My Pro To Go, allow you to chart your progress. In 30 days, you'll be well on your way to achieving the number you've always wanted. You don't need to be a shot-making machine to reach your goal score. You just need a plan.
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Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke

Author: Dave Stockton,Matthew Rudy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544309

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 7720

"The Pro Tours' Hottest Coach" (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player's game. When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list of pro players-including Annika Sorenstam, Yani Tseng (winner of four LPGA tournaments), Adam Scott (Texas Open champion), Hunter Mahan (Phoenix Open champion), and Morgan Pressel (World Ladies Championship of Japan winner)-the putting strategies that finessed their game. Stockton's breakthrough concept is that every player has their own Signature Stroke, which is unconscious. Good putting comes from the mind, Stockton says, not from a series of stiff mechanical positions. With visualization, the right frame of mind, an efficient pre-putt routine, and connection to the individual internal stroke signature, any player can make far more putts. Putting has always been taught as an offshoot to the full swing, when in reality it is far different- almost a different game. Unconscious Putting will help players get out of the rigid, mechanical, overthinking trap. In Unconscious Putting, Stockton shows how players at every handicap level-from pros to weekend golfers-can putt effortlessly and with confidence by integrating a new mental approach with a few simple physical routines that will keep them locked on target. Readers will also gain invaluable advice on reading greens and equipment. Illustrated throughout and filled with anecdotes about how Stockton's lessons have helped today's leading players, Unconscious Putting is a must-have golf book and a category classic-in-the-making.
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How to Lower Your Handicap While Raising Your Consciousness

Author: Stephen Altschuler

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1632209985

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3207

This reflective look at golf emphasizes the mental and spiritual elements of the game, “written in an engaging and anecdotal style” (Tom Bedell). Golf is a Zen sport. If you leave the present moment, you will likely feel the immediate karmic consequences like a hammer hitting your thumb. In The Mindful Golfer, Stephen Altschuler helps you nail it right—hard and true and into another level of skill, surrender, and self-awareness. Using the tools of Zen, Altschuler raise the game several notches on the ladder of consciousness. The book discusses the state of golf today, some of its more illustrious players, its glories, and its challenges. The author of five books, including The Mindful Hiker: On the Trail to Find the Path, Altschuler has been a student of Buddhism for four decades and a golfer for five. In this book, he covers some of his own struggles with golf, and some moments of achievement—if only fleeting. “Packed with plenty of examples from the author’s own travails and the trials and triumphs of touring pros. And for that, Altschuler earns the sound of two hands clapping.” —Tom Bedell, The A Position
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My Years Coaching Tiger Woods

Author: Hank Haney

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 0307985989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 6490

A noted golf instructor who worked with Tiger Woods discusses his experiences with the golfer, who was at the top of his game until a public scandal threw him off track.
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Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life

Author: Michael Lardon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063162X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 4138

The first research-based program to offer concise, clear ways to realize your best performance. As a therapist, physician, and mental coach, Dr. Michael Lardon has dedicated his career to helping athletes understand and better achieve peak performance. In Finding Your Zone, he shares with readers what he?s discovered about reaching the state in which ?thoughts and actions are occurring in complete synchronicity,? and how this state is accessible to all, not just the few. In ten key lessons?illustrated by personal anecdotes from his clients?Lardon teaches readers how to access the zone not only in sports but in all aspects of their lives, by understanding how to: ? Transform desire into will ? Channel emotions to victory ? Trust instincts and keep it simple ? Conquer fear through acceptance ? Perform under pressure
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The Silent Efficacy of Indirect Action

Author: Robert C. H. Chia,Robin Holt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521895502

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 2460

"In business the survival and flourishing of an organisation is most often associated with the ability of its strategists to create a distinctive identity by confronting and rising above others. Yet not all organisational accomplishment can be explained with recourse to deliberate choice and purposeful design on the part of strategic actors. This book shows why. Using examples from the world of business, economics, military strategy, politics and philosophy, it argues that collective success may inadvertently emerge as a result of the everyday coping actions of a multitude of individuals, none of whom intended to contribute to any preconceived plan. A consequence of this claim is that a paradox exists in strategic interventions, one that no strategist can afford to ignore. The more directly and deliberately a strategic goal is single-mindedly sought, the more likely it is that such calculated instrumental action eventually works to undermine its own initial success"--Provided by publisher.
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A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 735

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
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The Revolutionary Training and Nutrition Program for Success On and Off the Cour se

Author: Mark Verstegen,Pete Williams

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605299650

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 8259

In Core Performance Golf, golfers will discover a training program that is ideally suited to developing the golf swing, with exercises designed to help you create more torque and balance, thus adding yards to drives and precision shots. You'll also get a conditioning regimen and nutrition program that will help you build strength, flexibility, power, and stamina, while reducing the risk of injuries and speeding recovery time. Best of all, Core Performance Golf will keep you focused and ready to perform at your best for all 18 holes.
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The Seven Lessons for the Game of Life

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 140005088X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 6108

Deepak Chopra has discovered the delights—and frustrations—of golf, and he is passionate about the game. Confronted by the wild ups and downs of his own play, he consulted with golf professionals and developed a new approach to the game that any golfer can follow—from the novice to the expert. The results can be measured not only in increased enjoyment and skill, but also in greater wisdom about life beyond the 18th hole. Chopra’s own game has improved dramatically since incorporating the elements of his program. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of a “perfect” swing, Chopra reveals how golf can be mastered through mindfulness, a form of awareness that combines sharp focus and relaxation at the same time. Expanded awareness, he tells us, can accomplish much more than external mechanics to improve one’s game. But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself. Chopra has spent the last year taking the unique message in Golf for Enlightenment nationwide, teaching the essential tenets of his program at lectures and seminars to golfers everywhere. His message continues to help players turn an obsession into a positive life path. From the Hardcover edition.
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