An excellent aide for the "putting impaired, " this guide teaches golfers to use their most important asset in this "game within the game"--their minds. Using self-evaluation, step-by-step instruction, and practice exercises at the end of each chapter, the authors present their formula for attaining every golfer's goal of better putting. 25 illustrations.
A follow-up to the best-selling Zen Golf outlines key principles that invite players to build a greater understanding of the process of putting rather than its results in a guide that describes how to overcome psychological obstacles and achieve peak performance.
PGA stars such as Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Peter Jacobsen, and Darren Clarke have all sought advice from fellow pro Stan Utley about their putting, and have gone on to such immediate success on the green that Utley has become the most in-demand teacher in the game. Now, in The Art of Putting he outlines his unique approach to putting for golfers of all skill levels. In a welcome change from mechanistic and overly-complex putting “systems,” Utley breaks down the putting stroke to a simple, natural motion, revealing a straightforward method for learning this sure, repeatable stroke. As he guides you through the fundamentals of the proper grip, posture, alignment, and swing, Utley will overhaul and improve your stroke by putting feel back into your game. This definitive book also provides: • A complete primer on club design, with tips for finding the putter most in tune with the nuances of your swing • A guide to the sensory aspects of a good putt, from grip pressure to impact response to the way a putt should sound • Simple steps for reading greens accurately, every time • Drills to commit your putting stroke to muscle memory and overcome the tics that can knock your putts off line • Cures for the mental hurdles you’ll face on the short grass
A leading golf psychologist shows players how to get the most out of their physical abilities, discussing everything from practice habits to diets and exercise that improve mobility and cardiovascular strength. 30 photos.
Going Low teaches tour-proven strategies so you can break through your individual scoring barrier--whether it's 100, 90, 80, or 70--for the first time and continue to shoot low golf scores. Drawing heavily from the experience of top professionals and his own work, author Patrick Cohn provides specific instructions that will guide you, lesson by lesson, toward your dreamed-about scoring target. With this book, you will learn how to unlock your self-imposed limits and develop confidence in your play.
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.
An illustrated guide from a top-ranked pro quarterback discusses the psychological challenges of quarterbacking, good ball-handling, passing, developing field vision, reading defenses, and overcoming slumps and broken plays
Across the country, schools that integrate the arts into the fabric of the school day and across the curriculum defy educational odds and expectations. These schools demonstrate that the arts are profoundly cognitive and engaging and that arts integration is a strategy within the reach of schools even in the poorest communities. Putting the Arts in the Picture makes a powerful and original argument for placing the arts at the center of educational renewal. The authors investigate the success of arts integrated schools and the programs that have supported them, and explain why arts integration has such cognitive power. Putting the Arts in the Picture places arts integration within the long arc of efforts to realize the democratic promise of public education and examines how other nations have mobilized the arts to focus young people's need to learn and grow. Throughout, the authors suggest practical strategies—for educators, policymakers, school reformers, philanthropists, and parents—that can make arts integration broadly available to the children who need it most.