Think Like a Golfer: A Quick Guide

Think Like a Golfer: A Quick Guide

by Mike Southern


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In many ways modern sports psychology is a child of the self-help movement of the early 20th Century. The idea that individuals could easily learn enough psychology to improve their personal performance was radical then, but commonplace today.

However, these early self-help writers built their approach using theological terms which were commonly understood at the time. In our modern world, that is no longer the case-although the terms themselves are still widely used. As a result, much of what passes for sports psychology sounds more like "wishcraft."

In Think Like a Golfer Mike Southern, author of the long-running Ruthless Golf blog, teaches you the lost concepts behind the terms... and he does it without writing an evangelistic tract! "The basics of self-belief," he writes, "are the same whether you're talking about belief in God, belief in yourself, or belief that your car will start when you turn the key in the morning."

In this book you'll learn:

  • how true self-belief differs from mere self-hypnosis and wishful thinking
  • the mechanics of self-belief-how a belief is actually built and grounded in reality so it improves your performance
  • why trying to believe "hard enough" rarely works
  • what useful self-talk sounds like and techniques for getting dependable results
  • how self-belief helps you make better strategy decisions on the course
  • how to avoid the pitfalls of self-doubt and deal with pressure
  • what "the Zone" is and how it's related to self-belief

Yes, you CAN improve your performance on the golf course. You CAN learn to Think Like a Golfer!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502827432
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 122
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.26(d)

About the Author

Mike Southern is the author of the long-running "Ruthless Golf" blog. He has played in local pro golf tournaments and has written numerous instructional pieces for He's also a cartoonist, graphic artist & self-publisher. He enjoys the challenge of learning new things and he says "I don't believe age should ever keep you from chasing your dreams."

He also writes children's fiction under the pen name Mick Michaels and "unusual" poetry as Will Shakespeare (from the "Will Shakespeare for Hire" blog).

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