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Seven Principles of Golf: Mastering the Mental Game On and Off the Golf Course

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The Seven Principles of Golf are essential to the game of the seasoned professional as well as the beginning golfer."-Jerry Kelly, PGA Tour Professional

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book meets The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

In The Seven Principles of Golf, Darrin Gee, the golf industry's most innovative instructor, brings us a ground-breaking book destined to be ...
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Overview

The Seven Principles of Golf are essential to the game of the seasoned professional as well as the beginning golfer."-Jerry Kelly, PGA Tour Professional

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book meets The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

In The Seven Principles of Golf, Darrin Gee, the golf industry's most innovative instructor, brings us a ground-breaking book destined to be a classic akin to Harvey Penick's Little Red Book and Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. This inspirational golf instruction book offers Gee's simple yet profoundly powerful mental and inner approach to golf mastery. Proven successful by golfers of all levels, including PGA Tour professionals, at Gee's nationally recognized Spirit of Golf Academy, his Seven Principles of Golf blend together timeless concepts into a dynamic and effective step-by-step process leading to better shots, lower scores, and more fun.

Beyond a coach or a sports psychologist, Gee is a true philosopher of golf-and of life. His instructional method embraces a golfer's total performance, and each chapter applies the same principles taught in golf to personal and professional life. In presenting techniques for quieting the mind, enhancing awareness, visualizing each shot, developing pre-shot rituals, and finding one's natural swing, Gee prescribes a series of exercises to be performed on and off the golf course. This eloquent and motivational book promises to bring about dramatic changes not only in one's golf game, but in one's personal and professional life as well.
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Perfecting your coordination, learning to putt, and deciding which club to use are all important parts of golf, but make no mistake: Your mental approach to the game is equally essential. Inner golf expert Darrin Gee has coached hundreds of players, from weekend duffers to PGA Tour professionals, helping them to quiet their minds and sharpen their senses. In The Seven Principles of Golf, he offers a simple and cohesive step-by-step process with detailed explanations and exercises, all designed to help you improve your mental game. This succinct, persuasive 128-page book belongs on your golf shelf next to Harvey Penick's Little Red Book and Ben Hogan's Five Lessons.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584795827
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 408,618
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

As a leading authority on mental and inner golf mastery, DARRIN GEE has been featured in numerous publications. He released a two-volume DVD series, Mastering the Mental Game of Golf, in June 2004. An engaging and charismatic speaker, Gee is regularly invited to speak about his "Seven Principles of Golf." He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii with his wife and two children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2007

    Golf is More of a Mental Game than Most People Realize

    Darrin Gee has masterfully written a book to help all levels of the golfing world to achieve their maxium enjoyment of the game. Since the game is played with oneself you don't get information about how to out score someone else. What you do get is the seven principals to quiet the mind, become your own player and relax to enjoy the best golf you have ever played, whether you are brand new to the game (I am) or a seasoned swinger. In the first week following my finsihing and using the seven principals, I shaved 10 strokes off my former game! I have shared this book with friends who have had the 'AhhHa!' moment and taken double digits off their scores. Who wouldn't like that!! This is the first book I have read on the subject and it will be my last. Pick up the 127 page book, beautifully illistrated and written to easily understand and you too will enjoy the game of golf no matter how long you have been playing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2007

    How To Play with Inspiration

    I bought Darrin Gee's 'Seven Principles of Golf' for my Dad for Father's Day. I started flipping through it and to my great surprise, this was not only a golf book but a book on living. I read the entire book, cover to cover in one day and thoroughly enjoyed Darrin's insights into how playing an inspired game of golf is impacted by living an inspired life. Playing one shot at a time and savoring each precious moment of life spoke volumes. Thanks for taking the risk by living with passion and showing us the way. Now I am thinking of learning how to play golf.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2007

    Seven Principles of Golf - a great read and re-read.

    Bought the book, read the book & then bought 5 more books to give as gifts. Plan to buy more if the folks who received books give me positive reviews.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2007

    A reviewer

    I have read many golf books from Harvey Penick to Ben Hogan and Gio Valenti. This book brought everything together and really put all in perspective. After reading the first chapter on balance the night I bought the book. I went out to play golf the next day and shot an 82 when I had been on a slump shooting in the mid to high 90's. I feel great and now I really have a positive mind set when I go out and play. Darin is a great person and even takes time to answer his emails. That is unheard of now a days, when someone that writes such a great book and is one of the best sellers. He seems to be very grounded!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2007

    An excellent book on golf that focuses on where it counts...in your mind.

    Bobby Jones said the most important distance in golf is the five inches between your ears, or words to that effect. Mr. Gee has written a book that addresses just that issue. By being mindful, learning to focus, visualizing, having a good pre-shot ritual, you can improve your golf game. No swing mechanics, no mind-numbing swing thoughts, just using something you already have--your mind--to improve your game. Golf books, magazines, videos can be so comfusing not only because of conflicting information, but too much to think about. The body reacts much more quickly than the brain. If your brain is full of thoughts, your body gets confused and cannot respond appropriately. The result: inconsistency. Mr. Gee's book stays away from all that and works with the tools all golfers have, whether they be high- handicappers or scratch golfers. Mr. Gee opens the tool box that each golfer already has and shows the golfer how to use those tools to improve their game. Most of us go to the range and pound balls, but how many of us work on the inner game? Mr. Gee shows you how to do just that. Highly recommended! Do yourself and your game a favor...read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2007

    First Church of Golf

    I met Darrin Gee shortly after breaking 80 for the first time. My 10 year search for the 'Magic Bullet' to transform my game had wandered through a labyrinth of equipment changes, swing thoughts, practice drills, and inner game gurus. On my 'magic day', what finally worked was the mantra, 'one shot at a time.' And then I met Darrin Gee. He seemed to have distilled all the most important ideas that I had stumbled upon, into a concise, clear, and coherent synthesis. After working as his assistant instructor at the Spirit of Golf Academy for three years, I set off on my own to establish the First Church of Golf and to spread the 'good news' about Darrin Gee and his Seven Principles. I am convinced that ANY golfer who has the courage and commitment to explore his approach will not only improve his or her game but will also be led to the deeper truths that the game of golf offers the true believers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2007

    Golf - Improvement

    Can not locate any book in many years for my golf game. When I finished reading the first principle of 'Balance' and next day I applied it to my round of golf with excellent results, hitting every shot with much better and smooth swing, longer distances and my other 3 golf partners are equally excited for me. This book 'The Seven Principles of Golf' are extremely helpful for all golfers - HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN. Thank you greatly to Darrin Gee, your book will made us golfers very happy and enjoy playing many many more rounds. A FANTASTIC GREAT JOB!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2007

    Another Great Book on the Inner Game

    If you've ever read GOLF IN THE KINGDOM or INNER GAME OF GOLF, then you'll want to add this book to your shelf as well. I wasn't sure at first because it looked more like a gift book (it's embossed with a cloth cover) rather than a solid golf book, but this is one of those times where the inside is just as good as the outside. Very reminiscent of THE LITTLE RED BOOK. It's a slim, easy read with great illustrations (Keith Witmer from GOLF DIGEST did the illustrations of Mr. Gee) - a definite keeper for the bookshelf.

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