The Game Before the Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice

The Game Before the Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice



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The Game Before the Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice by Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson, Ron Sirak

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592403295
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/04/2007
Pages: 224
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
Acknowledgments     xiii
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

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