How to Make Every Putt: The Secret to Winning Golf's Game Within the Game

How to Make Every Putt: The Secret to Winning Golf's Game Within the Game

by Joseph Parent


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A simple and concise guide to confidence and skill in putting by a renowned golf instructor and the bestselling author of Zen Golf and Zen Putting

Dr. Joseph Parent is the highly sought-after PGA TOUR and LPGA instructor who has helped major champions Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr reach #1 in the World Ranking. In the classic Zen Putting, Parent approached the art of putting in the context of Zen Buddhist philosophy. In How to Make Every Putt, he shifts focus to the immediate physical and mental challenges of golf’s game within the game, providing simple yet powerful techniques that will unlock the secrets to confident, stress-free putting and improve any golfer’s score.

Comprised of seven sections on key topics—Confidence, Green Reading, Speed, Stroke, Ideal Putting Routine, Challenging Putts, and Continuous Improvement—this pithy, practical volume combines updated and revised lessons from Zen Putting with a step-by-step method for mastering the ideal putting routine, as well as new tips from the author’s years of extensive work with the pros. Parent offers tried and true advice on how to master the essentials of great putting, including:

  • Feeling the confidence that you can make every putt
  • How to read greens for line and speed
  • The secret to a great putting routine
  • How to get better while you play
Featuring links to insightful video clips, along with game-changing drills and exercises that golfers can practice at home or on the putting green, How to Make Every Putt is sure to become a staple in every golfer’s library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592408221
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2013
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 679,037
Product dimensions: 5.29(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Joseph Parent is a distinguished PGA TOUR and LPGA instructor who helped major champions Vijay Singh and Cristie Kerr to reach #1 in the World Ranking. He has coached hundreds of pros and competitive amateur golfers, as well as celebrities, Hall of Fame athletes, and CEOs. He is a renowned and sought-after keynote corporate speaker. He lives in southern California and teaches at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.

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“We admire Dr. Joe and appreciate the lessons he has taught us in golf and life through his friendship and writings. He conveys his wisdom to all in a simple and beautiful manner.”
—Jack and Barbara Nicklaus
“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
“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
“Dr Joe Parent is a groundbreaking writer in the history of golf instruction. He’s on our list of the Top Ten Mental Game Experts in the world.”
—Jaime Diaz, Senior Writer for Golf Digest Magazine
“Dr. Joe gives golfers just what they need to keep their cool and play their best. I recommend his books to all my students.”
—Katherine Roberts, fitness expert for the Golf Channel, ESPN Golf Schools, and author of Yoga for Golfers
 “Dr. Parent has helped thousands of golfers to better understand themselves and the game of golf. Apply the ideas in his books and you will enjoy a deeper form of playing golf, one that we are all striving for.”
—Dr. Fran Pirozzolo, PGA TOUR Sports Psychologist and Mental Skills Coach for the New York Yankees
“Dr. Parent has had a tremendous influence on my mental game. He has given me very effective methods for taking the negatives out of the picture.”
—Vijay Singh, No. 1 in the World Rankings, 2004-5; Three-fitime Major Champion (Masters and two PGAs)
“Soon after I called Dr. Parent I shot 63 in the first round and played my best tournament of the year.”
—Tommy Armour III, PGA TOUR and Champions Tour Winner
“Dr. Parent teaches the ideal attitude we need. His wisdom has made a huge impact on the way I look at golf, and at life as well.”
—Tina Mickelson, PGA Teaching Pro, TV analyst for Golf Channel
“Dr. Parent taught me the mental game and helped me to get back in the winner’s circle. He will help you to be focused and get the most out of your game.”
—Carlos Franco, PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year 1999

“We owe it all to Zen Golf!”
—Ray Romano and Kevin James, on winning the Celebrity Shootout at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
“Dr. Parent teaches simple and clear lessons that can be applied to your game right away. He gives you a new and better approach than other theories of sports psychology.”
—Charles Howell III, PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year 2001
“Deeply insightful but easy to understand, this book will help golfers of all levels improve their putting and the rest of their game.”
—Michael Hunt, Lead Master Instructor, Jim McLean Golf Schools
“There is a lot more to being a great golfer than mechanics. Dr. Joe’s writing and teaching go right to the heart of what you needto know to master the mental game.”
—Dave Licalsi, Senior Instructor for Dave Pelz Golf
“I relied on Dr. Parent’s mental principles to keep my cool and win the men’s senior club championship in a playoff.”
—Steve Lewis, The Olympic Club, San Francisco
“I was stunned. 76 . . . best-?ever score at a course without windmills. The round had been easy and stress-?free. As I signed my scorecard, the sky seemed much bluer than it was supposed to be . . .”
—Connell Barrett, Golf Magazine Editor-at-Large, after lessons with Dr. Parent

"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, MD, author of Golf for Enlightenment

“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

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Gymbeaux More than 1 year ago
Dr. Parent has done it again. I have read his previous books Zone Golf and Zone Putting and also have them on CD. I can only hope How To Make Every Putt is also created on CD, I will definitely purchase AND use it. What is YOUR plan in regards to approaching the first green? Do you have one? I think most people don’t but do have somewhat of a routine they follow. But how effective is your routine and does your routine actually help you make the next putt? If you are like me, you probably don’t know and/or have not thought about it or graded its effectiveness. This book gives you a step by step PLAN to make a plan for yourself in regards to your putting. It does not tell you HOW to putt but rather gives you the thought process beginning 50 yards out as your approach the green. If there is one problem I have with the book it is that there is so much information and I am afraid I will not give each tip its due diligence when I get to the course or practice green because I will not be able to remember them all. As such I am going to make a cheat sheet so to speak of the tips I want to both remember and implement; I know that will help. All golfers need to read this book if they want to improve their putting and ultimately their scoring. Read it in one sitting and will read it again in addition to making the cheat sheet.