The Don't Sweat Guide to Golf: Playing Stress-Free so You're at the Top of Your Game / Edition 1

The Don't Sweat Guide to Golf: Playing Stress-Free so You're at the Top of Your Game / Edition 1

by Richard Carlson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786887834

ISBN-13: 9780786887835

Pub. Date: 04/17/2002

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

So many people are trying to improve their golf game nowadays, but many don't realize how bringing the stresses and worries of the workday onto the course hurts their score. In this book, the editors of Don't Sweat Press show both beginners and fanatics how to relax before teeing off as well as during the entire game, so they don't wind up in the sand trap!

Overview

So many people are trying to improve their golf game nowadays, but many don't realize how bringing the stresses and worries of the workday onto the course hurts their score. In this book, the editors of Don't Sweat Press show both beginners and fanatics how to relax before teeing off as well as during the entire game, so they don't wind up in the sand trap!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786887835
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
04/17/2002
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword11
1.Remember That It's Just a Game15
2.Resist the Urge to Criticize Other Players17
3.The Score Isn't Everything18
4.Remind Yourself That Everyone Was Once a Beginner20
5.Refuse to Let Noise Distract You22
6.Learn to Laugh at Yourself24
7.Skip the Hole-by-Hole Accounts26
8.Play the Wind28
9.As You Warm Up, Think Tempo, Not Results30
10.You Have to Play the Ball Where It Lies31
11.Play the Hole That You're On33
12.Approach Each Hole with a Game Plan35
13.Practice Humility37
14.Keep Your Perspective39
15.Become More Patient41
16.Play Gratefully and Gracefully42
17.Don't Blame Other Things for Bad Shots44
18.When in Doubt, Let Someone Else Go First46
19.Agree with Others' Assessments48
20.Make Peace with Slow Play50
21.Don't Let the First Hole Ruin the Game52
22.Stop Striving for the "Perfect" Shot54
23.Trust Your Instincts56
24.Leave Your Complaints at Home58
25.Expect Bad Bounces, Breaks, and Bunkers60
26.Look for the Ordinary in the Extraordinary62
27.Practice Makes Better, but Don't Overdo It64
28.Breathe Before You Tee Off66
29.Learn the Lingo68
30.Do One Thing at a Time70
31.Change Your Game Plan as Needed72
32.Dare to Play the Tougher Route74
33.Mind Your Own Game76
34.Accept That Luck Plays a Part78
35.Stick to the Basics of Etiquette80
36.Let Your Kids Caddie82
37.Look for Incremental Improvement84
38.Respect the Short Par-3s86
39.Understand That Golf Isn't Always Fair88
40.Become a Less Aggressive Driver90
41.Accept That You Can't Truly Understand "Par"92
42.Let Go of Your Expectations on the Course94
43.We All Make Mistakes96
44.Tolerate the Soft Spikes98
45.Count to Ten at Tree Roots99
46.Use Your Imagination--Carefully101
47.Quiet Your Mind Between Shots103
48.Lighten Up Your Pre-Shot Routine105
49.Be Grateful for the Occasional Flyer Lie107
50.Give Up the Cart109
51.Practice Patience111
52.Don't Overdo the High-Tech Gear113
53.See the Forest for the Trees115
54.Embrace the Humor of Golf117
55.Get Over the Previous Hole119
56.You Can't Always Play Your "A" Game121
57.Get Your Game Off to a Peaceful Start123
58.Don't Get "Over-Golfed"125
59.Out of Bounds Is Part of Golf127
60.Stop Comparing Yourself to the Pros129
61.Go with the Twists, Turns, and Doglegs131
62.Accept Praise Graciously133
63.Don't Be a Backseat "Driver"134
64.Embrace Golf's Endless Variety136
65.Vary Your Practices138
66.Keep All of Your Lies True140
67.Remember What "Play" Means142
68.There's More Than One Way144
69.Play One Stroke at a Time146
70.Separate Golf from Everything Else148
71.Give Your Partners a Break150
72.Develop a Reset Button152
73.Learn to Stay Centered154
74.Stop Magnifying Your Flaws156
75.Take the Game as It Comes158
76.Think About Plays That You Made Correctly160
77.Be an Example of Good Sportsmanship162
78.Remember That This Game, Too, Shall End164
79.Avoid the 80-20 Trap166
80.Become a Little Less Stubborn168
81.Get Yourself--and Your Game--in Balance170
82.Your Emotions Affect Your Play172
83.Play to Your Strengths, Accept Your Weaknesses174
84.Learn to Chill Out176
85.Don't Get "Lessoned Out"178
86.Pros Miss Three-Foot Putts, Too180
87.Remember the Golden Rule182
88.Don't Try to Explain a Bad Score184
89.Take Lessons from the Pros186
90.Don't Let Your Warm-Up Dictate Your Game188
91.Play the Mental Game190
92.Become a Less Aggressive Putter192
93.Play a Round Without a Scorecard194
94.Play a Round Without a Full Set of Irons196
95.Save the Analysis for After the Round198
96.Avoid Practicing After a Bad Round199
97.Get Over the First-Tee Jitters201
98.Let Your Kids Play203
99.Remember the Spirit of the Game205
100.Again, Remember That It's Just a Game207

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