Reddit Reddit reviews Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game

We found 11 Reddit comments about Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game
Provides golfers with simple yet powerful techniques to prepare for, execute, and respond to the results of any golf shotDemonstrates how to make one's mind an ally instead of an enemy by applying classic insight and stories from the Buddhist traditionShapes ancient philosophies into new teachings, leading golfers to effortless focus and unconditional confidence AHardback - 176 pages
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11 Reddit comments about Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game:

u/i_miss_old_reddit · 2 pointsr/golf

Sounds like you need to do some reading. You practice the physical part of your game, but do you practice the mental part?

Golf is not a game of perfect.

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u/ShakinBacon · 2 pointsr/golf

A book I wish I would have read sooner...Zen Golf

u/Jhivemind · 2 pointsr/golf

I certainly see the game this way. If you're interested in doing some reading on the subject, check out the book Zen Golf by Dr. Joseph Parent. It's done wonders for my approach towards the game and has lead me to enjoy it in a much different way.

u/cchillur · 2 pointsr/golf

Ben Hogans 5 Lessons - Solid foundations from one of the games legends. Great for beginners or those with funky swings, grips, stances, etc (which your <10 handicap dad likely doesn't need) but it's a classic golf instruction book with fundamentals in mind and the first golf book i read. Best part is it's full of really cool old illustrations to describe what he's talking about in each segment.

Next is Harvey Penicks Little Red Book - It's a good coffee table or bathroom book. Each "chapter" is a page or two usually. Harvey Penick was a legendary instructor and he famously had a small red book full of one-liner lessons that he finally published late in life. Another classic golf instruction book that keeps it super simple.

Then we have Golf is not a game of perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella It's written by a sports psychologist who specializes in "the mental game". Ideal for the weekend warrior that wants to have more fun while shooting better scores. I read this when i felt like i had all the skills but was getting in my own way mentally. Helped me work on consistency, course management, and managing expectations for those hot-head moments.

After that i read Dave Pelz' Short Game Bible Written by a now short-game guru and former actual nasa rocket scientist, this book is thicker than most bibles and is super (exhaustingly) detailed. Honestly it is solid science that would work for everyone if they had the time and discipline to practice and implement. But it burned me out before i could finish it. I'm just not at the level where i need to know all of the "how's" and "whys" to every shot ever imaginable inside 150 from every lie to every landing.

Next up is Zen Golf: mastering the mental game by Dr. Joe Parent Another sports psychologist who specializes in thinking smarter/better. A very interesting read. Lots of tips that helped and i plan to re-read very soon. It actually has many lessons that translate well to everyday life, not just golf.

Finally, Lowest Score Wins This last one is a more modern approach to the game. Very simple and straight forward. Very data driven. Kind of like a fundamentals book but more aggressive and concerned with one thing, lowering your score. There's some great chapters on "seeing the course differently" that really helped my course management and it's great for drills on every aspect of the game.

I think the last two are the best all-around.

u/root88 · 2 pointsr/discgolf

I used to have huge problems with my mental game. If I had a rough start, there was never any coming back. I would be too angry to focus. Someone here suggested a book called Zen and the Art of Disc Golf. So, I signed up for an Audible trial account and got it for free. I thought it really sucked. When I went to the reviews of that book, someone mentioned Zen Golf, so I gave that one a shot with my other free credit. It's not a disc golf book, but almost everything translates perfectly. I never stay angry and rarely lose focus anymore.

Now I just need to work on my putting...

u/TomorrowsGone85 · 1 pointr/discgolf
u/joeyz34 · 1 pointr/golf

Zen Golf by Dr. Joseph Parent has helped me alot in the last few weeks.

I used to joke about the "curse of a great drive" because I'd shank most of my shots after a good drive. The book talks about taking each shot as it's own so you don't have too much in your mind when you're swinging, not spending too much time focusing on bad shots and not focusing on the good shots you've hit between shots, being accepting of the results of your swing no matter what (which I think helped me the most, because in the past, if I hit a good drive, I felt extra pressure to have another good swing so that I didn't "waste" the drive), and so on.

u/TheBestJerry_TheBest · 1 pointr/golf

This book helped me. It may be cliche, but it worked.

u/Hot_Zee · 1 pointr/golf

Another very good read is Zen Golf