Golf: The Mental Game (Paperback)
A golf psychology and instruction guide to address your mental mindset and attitude and improve your game.
Any experienced golfer knows that a pleasurable day at the course can quickly turn to frustration if your game isn't going your way. In Golf: The Mental Game, Tom Dorsel, who has written about the psychological side of golf for Golf Illustrated, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Golfweek, teaches you how to break down your thinking, emotions, and actions to raise your performance and help you fall back in love with the game.
- The basics: getting started right, using the clubs correctly, and scoring
- Thinking clearly: concentrating, what you should be thinking about, eliminating negative thoughts, keys to developing a great swing, and visualizing doing it right
- Controlling emotions: building confidence, sharpening mental toughness, making your personality work for you (not against you), relieving stress through talking to yourself, and handling pressure
- Effective action: practicing your skills, warming up, playing the game, and improving your game through goal-setting
- Mental mysteries of golf: slumps, the effect of your good moments and bad, the mental gymnastics of putting, and collapses
From casual weekend golfers to competitive professionals alike, Golf will appeal to readers of Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf, W. Timothy Gallwey's The Inner Game of Golf, and Dr. Bob Rotella's Golf is Not a Game of Perfect.