Suggested Reading List
The 8 Traits Of Champion Golfers: How To Develop The Mental Game Of A Pro
Author: Graham, Deborah & Jon Stabler
Description: The most valuable tool a golfer can bring to the course is a strong mental game. Yet many golfers and instructors take this for granted, focusing almost entirely on grip, stance, or swing technique. The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers is a unique and persuasive approach to becoming a better golfer. Leading sports psychologist Dr. Deborah Graham and Jon Stabler identify the eight crucial personality traits that separate true champions from the rest and give you easy-to-follow steps for improving your game and making it more enjoyable.
Using their unique GolfPsych® program, Graham and Stabler challenge you to explore the crucial elements of your personality and measure them against the traits of such successful golfers as Lee Janzen, Dave Stockton, Michelle McGann, and Gary McCord, all of whom have worked with Dr. Graham. With player examples and a careful explanation of why each trait is important to the game of golf, Graham discusses:
•Focus and Concentration
•Dominance and Competitiveness
•Optimum Arousal and Managing Tension
Complete with charts, self-tests, and playing tips, The 8 Traits of Champion Golfers is the only research-based, tour-proven guide to the mental game.
Great Golf for Life: The Teaching Professionals Guide
Author: Linkin, Jim and Patrick Livingston
Description: In Great Golf After Forty: The PGA Teaching Professionals Guide, award-winning PGA professionals Jim Linkin and Patrick Livingston, founders of National Golf Schools, the "Number One Resort Golf School in the World," share with you a wealth of knowledge that has helped thousands of their students play the best golf of their lives. In this book, they address the changes golfers go through as they age and the adjustments in their swing that are necessary to play their best. Their simple approach to the golf swing will provide you with a logical way to improve, no matter what level of golfer you are. Great Golf After Forty: The PGA Teaching Professionals Guide takes you all the way through the golf game with stories and swing keys that are fun and easy to remember. The book is broken into subchapters that can be referenced quickly. "Being Open to Change," the first chapter, prepares you mentally to be ready to learn. From there, the chapters focus on getting your body ready to play and how the right equipment can help you perform better. Chapter four begins actual instruction and gives basic fundamentals. The following chapters address "The Full Swing Using Different Clubs," "Short Game Sharpness," which is a scoring must, "Getting Good from Bunkers," and "The Fine Art of Putting." In chapter nine, "Let's Practice, Let's Play," you will find out how to correct the age-old problem of hitting it well on the driving range, then playing poorly on the golf course. For women, chapter ten is "Additional Facts for Ladies Only." Chapter 11 wraps it all up with great tips on how to learn or take a lesson, swing aids, playing lessons, drills, and more. Great Golf After Forty: The PGA Teaching Professionals Guide is a must-read for all golfers. Find out why so many students trust their swings to these top professionals. Enjoy!