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Breaking the Slump: How Great Players Survived Their Darkest Moments in Golf--and What You Can Learn from Them

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There are only two kinds of golfers in this world: those who've suffered a debilitating slump . . . and those who will sometime in their future.

For many of us, golf could be defined as long periods of aggravation punctuated by brief but dazzling moments of clarity and reward. But when those brief, satisfying moments disappear, when the ball seems to have a mind of its own, when our well-grooved swings suffer a complete and total collapse, we find ourselves in that panicked ...

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Overview

There are only two kinds of golfers in this world: those who've suffered a debilitating slump . . . and those who will sometime in their future.

For many of us, golf could be defined as long periods of aggravation punctuated by brief but dazzling moments of clarity and reward. But when those brief, satisfying moments disappear, when the ball seems to have a mind of its own, when our well-grooved swings suffer a complete and total collapse, we find ourselves in that panicked state known as a "slump." Regardless of skill level, a slump can, and does, happen to everyone.

Here, for the first time ever, is a book about some of the worst times in the careers of some of the most successful people to ever play the game—Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, Paul Azinger, Hal Sutton, and Dottie Pepper, among others—and how they dug themselves out. A book that belongs in every golfer's locker, Breaking the Slump is an emotional and spiritual first aid kit for anyone who plays the game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061685996
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jimmy Roberts has worked as a full-time reporter for ABC, ESPN, and NBC. He has won eleven Emmy Awards and a Golf Writers Association of America Award. Roberts lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and three sons.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

chapter 1 Paul Azinger 11

chapter 2 Jack Nicklaus 26

chapter 3 Scott Verplank 38

chapter 4 David Duval 49

chapter 5 Dan Jansen 61

chapter 6 Justin Rose 71

chapter 7 Greg Norman 87

chapter 8 Phil Mickelson 101

chapter 9 Ben Crenshaw 118

chapter 10 Johnny Miller 129

chapter 11 Davis Love III 139

chapter 12 Justin Leonard 149

chapter 13 George H. W. Bush 163

chapter 14 Arnold Palmer 174

chapter 15 Dottie Pepper 183

chapter 16 Tom Watson 195

chapter 17 Steve Stricker 208

chapter 18 Hal Sutton 221

Epilogue 233

Acknowledgments 247

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  • Posted April 15, 2009

    Great Book!

    Chock full of insight..this book tells how even the best at golf overcome their worst slumps. From NIcklaus to Norman, from Azinger to Duval and Mickelson, the advice applies not only to the game, but to life. Not technical---just great storytelling. A great read.

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