Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens

Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens

by Joseph Parent
     
 

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The bestselling author of Zen Golf (more than 100,000 copies sold) presents a new book of profound wisdom and proven techniques for achieving the confidence in putting that all golfers know is the key to peak performance on the greens.

Blending Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parent’s 2002 book

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Overview

The bestselling author of Zen Golf (more than 100,000 copies sold) presents a new book of profound wisdom and proven techniques for achieving the confidence in putting that all golfers know is the key to peak performance on the greens.

Blending Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parent’s 2002 book Zen Golf broke out to become the top instructional book in golf, and continues to be a steady bestseller. Now, in the eagerly awaited follow-up, Dr. Parent provides readers with a new approach to the aspect of golf in which mental skills have the most impact: putting.

Zen Putting takes a thinking-outside-the-box approach based on the idea that by tuning into the process of putting rather than worrying about the result, golfers can get out of their own way and maximize performance. Key principles include using mindful awareness to recognize and clear away distractions and negativity, and that confidence increases when golfers take the attitude that there is something fundamentally, essentially right with them rather than focusing on what’s broken or flawed. In succinct, informative chapters, Dr. Parent applies this Zen ideal to a variety of subjects for any putting situation.

Chapters include:
• “Unconquerable Confidence”: brimming with strategies to cultivate confidence and turn frustration into enjoyment.
• “Get Out of Your Own Way”: exploring the obstacles we create for ourselves in putting, and how to recognize and overcome them to get the most out of our abilities.
• “How to Make Every Putt”: on reading greens; visualization; putting routine; the key components of a putt—path, pace, and roll; and taking the ideal attitude before putting.

Unlike rigid how-to books on putting or fad coaching techniques, Zen Putting stirs each reader to cultivate their own unique style for synchronizing body and mind to achieve peak performance.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Soothing and enlightening, entertaining and provocative . . . highly original and exciting. Destined to become a classic. (Golf Digest)

The best book for connecting golf and the mind together. It’s for everyone; it really helps, and you’re going to enjoy it. (Vijay Singh, Masters and two-time PGA Champion)

Jaime Diaz
A great book! Dr. Parent is a groundbreaking writer in the history of golf instruction.
Golf Digest

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592402670
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.96(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Deepak Chopra
Dr. Parent's writing imparts the wisdom and techniques that will help you with your putting, your whole golf game, and your life as well. (Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of Golf for Enlightenment)
Brittany Lincicome
I love the insight and expertise that Dr. Parent's books bring to the game of golf. I've been reading them for years, and they have certainly helped improve my game. (Brittany Lincicome, LPGA Tour winner)
Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Dr. Parent brings a unique insight to the game of golf that will help you play better and enjoy the game more. (Robert Trent Jones, Jr., renowned golf course architect)
Michael Murphy
Here's a golf book that explains how to get out of your own way to reach more peak experiences on the golf course. Full of wisdom and well worth the read! (Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom)
David Toms
Doc does a great job teaching the all-important principles of the mental game, for putting, golf, and everything you do. (David Toms, PGA Champion and Ryder Cup player)
Fran Pirozzolo
Dr. Parent has helped thousands of golfers to better understand themselves and the game of golf. Apply the ideas in this book and you will enjoy a deeper form of playing golf that we are all striving for! (Dr. Fran Pirozzolo, PGA Tour sports psychologist and Mental Skills Coach for the New York Yankees)
From the Publisher
Soothing and enlightening, entertaining and provocative . . . highly original and exciting. Destined to become a classic. (Golf Digest)

The best book for connecting golf and the mind together. It’s for everyone; it really helps, and you’re going to enjoy it. (Vijay Singh, Masters and two-time PGA Champion)

Dave LiCalsi
To be a great putter takes a lot more than the mechanics of a putting stroke. If you want to be a great putter, read Zen Putting. It's the best book there is on the mental game of putting. (Dave LiCalsi, Senior Instructor for Dave Pelz Golf)
Tina Mickelson
This book will no doubt help you become a better putter. Even more, Zen Putting teaches the keys to the mental game that will open up a whole new world for you on the golf course. (Tina Mickelson, PGA Teaching Professional and instructor/analyst for The Golf Channel)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Joe Parent has coached the mental game in golf, business, and life for over twenty- five years. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Colorado, and is a distinguished PGA Tour instructor, attracting such top pros as Vijay Singh, David Toms, and Lisa Hackney, as well as celebrity clients such as Ray Romano, Oscar de la Hoya, and Kenny G. He is a renowned and sought-after keynote corporate speaker, presenting his breakthrough program, Mastering the Mental Game™, for business, life, and golf. He has been featured on CNN, NBC, HBO Sports, ESPN, and The Golf Channel. Golf Digest magazine named Dr. Parent to their list of “Top Ten Mental Game Experts” in the world. He teaches at the spectacular Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Resort.

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