Every Shot Counts

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: 9593
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.

Every Shot Counts

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: 827
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.

Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Ron Sirak
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781592401574
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 198
View: 5460
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.

Golf Science

Optimum Performance from Tee to Green
Author: Mark F. Smith
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022600127X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 1762
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.

Tom Watson's Strategic Golf

Author: Tom Watson,Nick Seitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780671537111
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 2668
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

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
View: 7141
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.

GOLF Magazine's The Par Plan

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: 3030
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.

Your Short Game Solution

Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards and In
Author: James Sieckmann,David DeNunzio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592409067
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 178
View: 2910
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.

Unconscious Putting

Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke
Author: Dave Stockton,Matthew Rudy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101544309
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 112
View: 3483
"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.

Lowest Score Wins

Techniques, Stats, and Strategies to Shoot Lower Scores on the Golf Course NOW.
Author: Erik Barzeski,David Wedzik
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780991382118
Page: N.A
View: 9388
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?

Core Performance Golf

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: 1106
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.

Your Putting Solution

A Tour-Proven Approach to Mastering the Greens
Author: James Sieckmann,David Denunzio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698404106
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
View: 6439
The author of Your Short Game Solution presents his Tour-proven putting-improvement system that can work with any stroke. In a follow-up to the industry-acclaimed Your Short Game Solution (2015), James Sieckmann presents a no-nonsense plan to making more putts. Most putting manuals focus on hard-set mechanics that even the top putters on Tour fail to achieve. According to Sieckmann, you can score even if your mechanics are flawed as long as you master four essential skills: 1) choosing the correct line; 2) starting your ball on that line; 3) matching the line with appropriate speed; and 4) believing completely in yourself and in your training. Borrowing from the same playbook he uses with his Tour clients, Sieckmann outlines a step-by-step process for perfecting these skills, which automatically boost performance.

Mastering Golf's Mental Game

Your Ultimate Guide to Better On-Course Performance and Lower Scores
Author: Michael Lardon,Matthew Rudy
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0553417916
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 210
View: 3802
The golf psychologist credited with helping Phil Mickelson win the British Open in 2013 outlines his mental approaches to the game, explaining how to wholly embrace the mind, body and spirit while eliminating over-thinking and stress. 40,000 first printing.

Finding Your Zone

Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life
Author: Michael Lardon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144063162X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
View: 1111
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

The Big Miss

My Years Coaching Tiger Woods
Author: Hank Haney
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0307985989
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 262
View: 9003
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.

Strategy Without Design

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: 3130
"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.

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
View: 3150
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!

Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible

Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score
Author: Dave Pelz,James A. Frank
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0767903447
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 429
View: 6869
Describes how to identify weaknesses in golfing technique, offers strategies for strengthening them, and presents a plan to lower scores by improving the short game

Think Like a Caddie, Play Like a Pro

Golf's Top Caddies Reveal Their Winning Strategies
Author: James Y. Bartlett
Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781416205708
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
View: 7780
A guide to the game of golf provides intimate playing strategies used by the best of the best from the viewpoint of top caddies, who provides rare inside-the-ropes glimpses of the game.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
View: 2465
In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.