The authors of the smash hit Every Shot Must Have a Purpose put the golf back in golf practice, with a revolutionary approach that replaces rote sessions with dynamic, proven drills.
As coaches to golf's top players, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson have created brilliant new mind- body strategies for every aspect of the game. With The Game Before the Game, they showcase their unique approach to practice, with winning techniques that ensure those hours on the driving range and practice green aren't wasted on reinforcing bad habits.
The authors identify three essential types of practice:
• Warm-up: getting not only the muscles but also the mind in gear
• Maintenance: intended to prevent your swing from drifting between rounds
• Preparation: adding numerous new shots to your repertoire
From there, the authors outline pro-tested drills that help you find your swing rhythm, visualize success off the course, simplify putting, break through skill plateaus, and much more. Each chapter concludes with a memorable 'swing key' for translating practice into success during the real thing.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.53(w) x 7.58(h) x 0.91(d)|
|Age Range:||18 - 13 Years|
About the Author
Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott cofounded VISION54/Coaching for the Future, Inc. Their golf school, Golf54, in Phoenix, AZ was recently named Golf magazine's #1 in the nation. In addition to serving as Annika Sorenstam’s coach and coaching the Swedish national golf team, Nilsson has spoken at numerous conferences worldwide. Marriott has been named one of Golf Digest’s 50 Greatest Teachers and one of Golf Magazine’s 100 Top Teachers, coaching major figures such as Grace Park and Ken Kellaney.
Award-winning sportswriter Ron Sirak is executive editor of Golf World and a senior writer at Golf Digest.
Table of Contents
Foreword Michael Murphy ix
Introduction. Build Your Game by Tearing Down the Wall Between Practice and Play xix
Every Practice Must Have a Purpose 1
Warm Up to the Task 13
Maintaining the Well-Oiled Machine 25
Prepare to Play Great 34
Build Better Balance 44
Cure Tension with Tempo 54
Cultivate Creativity 65
Develop Unfailing Focus 74
Practice While Playing 85
Mastery Is Practice 97
Rainy Day Practice 108
Come Alive in the Play Box 119
Putt with a Plan 129
Get Fit to Play Well 142
Bake the Cake of Confidence 154
Know Yourself to Play Better 163
Nurture Your Passion for the Game 173
Celebrate Golf: Sing the Song of Greatness 182