Written by Dr Paul McCarthy, the first-ever resident Sport Psychologist at the home of golf, St Andrews, and Professor Marc Jones - here is a book to help all golfers.
You do not have to play many rounds of golf to understand how much of the game is played in the mind. Different courses, conditions, and shot requirements all present unique challenges that need focus and mental strength from the winning player. In turn, moving from the practice range onto the golf course can often magically produce drops in concentration, increased frustration, and unexpected self-doubt: drives go wayward, three foot putts get missed, and water features seem to become magnets.
The Successful Golfer is designed to help address 50 of the most common faults that players experience and which hold them back. These include: hitting the self-destruct button when winning, nervousness on the first tee, lost confidence, failing to practise as you play, losing focus off poor drives, and many more. Each fault is remedied with a clear practical fix. You will learn to develop effective practice plans, build a dependable pre-shot routine, cope with the pressures of competitive golf, and deal with distractions.
In the second part of the book, lessons from 30 fascinating research studies on golf are presented to help keep you ahead of the field. They include research on putting, practice, choking, and overthinking. In the third and final part of the book, clear instructions are provided on developing a number of highly effective techniques that can be used across a wide variety of situations. These include: pre-shot routines, breathing exercises, goal setting, and how best to practice.
The Successful Golfer is a must-read addition to any golfer’s bookshelf. Read it and fix those mental faults that stop you from playing your best golf!
Just some of what you will learn:
- Learn to play consistently on the golf course and win when it matters most
- Develop unshakeable confidence in all facets of your game
- Build a consistent pre-shot routine to concentrate effectively and manage distractions
- Boost your resilience and learn to cope with the demands of competitive golf
- Uncover the secrets of success from the world’s best golfers
A full list of all the faults and fixes (and all the research bunkers) can be found on the Bennion Kearny website.
Bunkers Paradise Review: "As a mental trainer, former LPGA Tour player and writer... I was impressed with the depth of knowledge and the author’s sense of really knowing what is going through the golfer’s mind. This is a read I would have loved to have in my arsenal during my tour days. It is my belief that you will gain a better understanding of yourself as a golfer and then some! This is a book every golfer in this world should have on their night stand, office and reading room."