Unconscious Scoring

Dave Stockton's Guide to Saving Shots Around the Green

Author: Dave Stockton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101590866

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 5826

“The Pro Tours’s hottest coach” (Golf Digest) scores the perfect follow-up to his bestselling golf guide, Unconscious Putting. Dave Stockton is hotter than ever. The 2011 U.S. Open winner, Rory McIlroy, studied with the renowned instructor and two-time former PGA champion, and credits Stockton’s teachings as the reason behind his own putting success. In Unconscious Putting, Stockton introduced amateur players to the techniques, strategies, and mental processes he uses to help tour players find so much success on the green. Now, Unconscious Scoring completes Stockton’s short-game education by teaching readers how to make the most of shots around the green—the best place to achieve lower scores. Simplicity is the key to Stockton’s remarkable instruction success, and he breaks down the short game into two components—low shots and high shots—explaining both the technique and the context of how and when the shots should be used. Besides McIlroy, Stockton has worked with champions such as Phil Mickelson, Yani Tseng (the number-one ranked woman in the world), and Annika Sorenstam. In Unconscious Scoring, Stockton illustrates his principles with examples from his week-to-week sessions with these and many more of the game’s top players. Including black-and-white and color photos and instructional video tags, Unconscious Scoring reveals the simple processes and transformative insights that every player—whatever his or her handicap—yearns to master.
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Unconscious Scoring Deluxe

Dave Stockton's Guide to Saving Shots Around the Green

Author: Dave Stockton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101614951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 5818

With over 30 minutes of bonus instructional video and dozens of photographs, this Deluxe eBook will help you score better than ever. In his bestselling putting guide, Unconscious Putting, Dave Stockton introduced amateur players to the techniques, strategies, and mental processes he uses to help tour players like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, and Annika Sorenstam find so much success on the green. Now, in Unconscious Scoring, Stockton completes that short game education by teaching readers how to make the most of the shots around the green—the best place to achieve lower scores. Simplicity is the key to Stockton’s remarkable instruction success, and he breaks down the short game into two components—low shots and high shots—explaining both the technique and the context of how and when the shots should be used. He shows how to master the easy-to-understand basics of those essential chip shots, bunker rescues, and pitches, and coaches readers on everything from stance and grip to ball position and mental technique. Illustrated with dozens of photos and including behind-the-scenes access to how Stockton has helped revolutionize the games of numerous Tour players, Unconscious Scoring reveals the simple processes that will transform the game of every player—whatever their handicap.
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Unconscious Putting

Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke

Author: Dave Stockton,Matthew Rudy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101544309

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 112

View: 2756

"The Pro Tours' Hottest Coach" (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player's game. When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list of pro players-including Annika Sorenstam, Yani Tseng (winner of four LPGA tournaments), Adam Scott (Texas Open champion), Hunter Mahan (Phoenix Open champion), and Morgan Pressel (World Ladies Championship of Japan winner)-the putting strategies that finessed their game. Stockton's breakthrough concept is that every player has their own Signature Stroke, which is unconscious. Good putting comes from the mind, Stockton says, not from a series of stiff mechanical positions. With visualization, the right frame of mind, an efficient pre-putt routine, and connection to the individual internal stroke signature, any player can make far more putts. Putting has always been taught as an offshoot to the full swing, when in reality it is far different- almost a different game. Unconscious Putting will help players get out of the rigid, mechanical, overthinking trap. In Unconscious Putting, Stockton shows how players at every handicap level-from pros to weekend golfers-can putt effortlessly and with confidence by integrating a new mental approach with a few simple physical routines that will keep them locked on target. Readers will also gain invaluable advice on reading greens and equipment. Illustrated throughout and filled with anecdotes about how Stockton's lessons have helped today's leading players, Unconscious Putting is a must-have golf book and a category classic-in-the-making.
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Dave Stockton's Putt to Win

Secrets For Mastering the Other Game of Golf

Author: Dave Stockton,Al Barkow

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743245288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 9084

In Dave Stockton's Putt to Win, Stockton, one of the greatest putters of all time, shares the secrets he's learned throughout his career for mastering the "other" game of golf, the one played on the green. The leading money winner on the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 and 1994, Stockton explains the mechanics necessary for successful putting and the mental approach needed to accept your share of misses while holing at least your share of birdies. Beautifully illustrated to highlight various putting techniques and loaded with solid practice drills and short-game tips, Dave Stockton's Putt to Win helps you do just that. Stockton shows numerous ways to improve your putting and ultimately lower your score. Topics covered include how to develop a smooth, dependable, mistake-free stroke; how to stay focused throughout the stroke no matter how difficult the putt; how to read the green and judge the distance to the hole; how to make adjustments for the length, the speed, and the grain of the green; how to read the subtle features that can influence the roll of the ball; how to choose the proper putter; and much more. But most important, Dave Stockton is able to articulate and teach us how to develop feel - the crucial element that separates great putters from those who quake at the sight of a breaking four-footer.
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Dave Pelz's Putting Bible

The Complete Guide to Mastering the Green

Author: Dave Pelz

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 0385500246

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 394

View: 5537

Combines step-by-step drawings and photographs with detailed instruction in the author's techniques to provide a master class in the art of putting and offers advice on everything from perfecting the set-up to reading a tricky green.
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Instinct Putting

Putt Your Best Using the Breakthrough, Science-Based Target Vision Putting Technique

Author: Cary Heath,Eric Alpenfels,Bob Christina

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592403530

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 138

View: 4983

Counseling golfers on a core philosophy introduced in a popular 2005 Golf Magazine cover story, a scientifically based guide to addressing the mental aspects of putting explains the importance of watching the hole rather than the ball while executing shots. 20,000 first printing.
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Own Your Game

How to Use Your Mind to Play Winning Golf

Author: Dave Stockton,Matthew Rudy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698148606

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 4464

“The Pro Tour’s hottest coach” (Golf Digest) distills the lessons of a private strategy session into an indispensable “soft skills” companion. Credited with transforming the short games of world-class golfers like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, and Yani Tseng, Dave Stockton is one of the most sought-after coaches in golf. Yet Stockton’s natural abilities are more like the average player’s than those of most tour superstars. Not particularly long off the tee and average in terms of ballstriking, Stockton has won multiple major championships through a willingness to set his ego aside and analyze his game objectively—precisely what make him so effective as an instructor. The hallmark of Stockton’s coaching is the idea that “trying doesn’t work.” He shows students how to get out of their own way and let their subconscious take over. In Own Your Game, Stockton recreates the experience of riding eighteen holes with him at one of his highly sought-after corporate outings. He explains how any player can learn to use his or her mind effectively—both in the microcosm of the shot at hand and in plotting a way through a round. Amateur golfers are tired of trying to imitate the swings of the pros—to mostly disastrous results. Stockton gives players the tools and the freedom to play better with the swing they currently have. Portable, conversational, practical—and complete with a mini-guide to playing business golf with colleagues and clients—Own Your Game shows how players at all levels can master the all-important mental game.
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Putting My Way

A Lifetime's Worth of Tips from Golf's All-Time Greatest

Author: Jack Nicklaus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470487798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 4366

The last word on putting from one of the greatest golfers-and putters-ever Jack Nicklaus is considered the greatest player of all time by countless golf fans around the world. His astounding tournament achievements (including a record eighteen professional major championship victories, among them six Masters), along with the powerful legacy he has built as a golf-course designer and golf book author, give him both an unrivaled grasp and multifaceted understanding of the game. Nicklaus's classic Golf My Way-the sport's all-time worldwide instructional bestseller-has helped millions of players improve their all-around game. In Putting My Way, Nicklaus presents his clear and cohesive approach every element of the craft of superb putting, from finding the right putter to the mechanics of stroking the ball, to the strategies involved in the most neglected part of golf by amateurs, despite it representing at least 45 per cent of their play. Whether you're new to golf or have been playing for years, Putting My Way will help you take charge of your putting technique, practice, and execution and see results that lift your game. Explains every mental and physical element of putting, from equipment through greens-reading and stroking techniques to productive practice and foolproof strategizing Reveals Nicklaus's own lifelong putting "musts," along with highly successful practice systems Includes 29 b/w illustrations and eight color paintings to help you understand Jack's concepts and better apply them personally Packed with inside pointers and "how-to's" from one of the greatest putters ever to play the game, this book is the one you'll turn to again and again for the advice you need on how to become a permanently lower-scoring golfer through vastly improved greens work.
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Dave Pelz's Putting Games

The More You Play, the Better You Putt

Author: Dave Pelz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101590858

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 9531

The first putting book in more than a decade from the world’s best-known— and bestselling—golf instructor. With numerous bestselling books, coast-to-coast golf schools, and lessons to elite pros, Dave Pelz has founded an empire based upon his scientific approach to the game. His last putting book, Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible, was a blockbuster, but his fans are eager to learn the master’s newest and most up-to-date techniques. Their wait is finally over. In Dave Pelz’s Putting Games, he synthesizes the lessons he gives to elite pros, including Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Steve Elkington, Bo Van Pelt, and Mike Weir—not to mention the thousands of amateurs who attend the Dave Pelz Scoring Game schools and clinics every year. Pelz guides readers through the process of fine-tuning existing strokes, creating new skills and techniques, and using feedback devices at home, where it’s easy to find the time to make it happen, all in the name of improving your putting skills. Every golfer knows that improving his or her putting will lower scores, yet great putting remains one of the game’s most elusive goals. Filled with full-color instructional photos and step-by-step lessons, Dave Pelz’s Putting Games is the answer to a golfer’s dream: It shows the way to improve your putting by playing games in the comfort and convenience of your own home during the week, so you can shoot lower scores on the course on the weekends.
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Secrets of the Short Game

Author: Phil Mickelson,Guy Yocom,T.R. Reinman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061860921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3976

From 50 yards and in, no golfer in history has demonstrated more talent, flair, creativity and precision, or generated more raw excitement, than Phil Mickelson. His ability with the sand wedge and putter are legendary not only among fans but his peers as well, and it is his skill with those clubs that is primarily responsible for his winning 34 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including three major championships. In his first-ever instruction book, Mickelson explains in detail how to master every phase of the short game. Mickelson maintains that any golfer of average ability can become a deadly short-game player by approaching the subject with a blend of science (proper mechanics and setup) and art (imagination and feel). Mickelson does a fine job explaining both; combining the wisdom of his great teachers with his own fertile imagination, cultivated from 34 years of experimentation, trial and error. No golfer can afford to miss out on Mickelson′s secrets and tips.
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Golf Science

Optimum Performance from Tee to Green

Author: Mark F. Smith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600127X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 979

Golf is perhaps the most complicated simple game ever invented. Golfing greats like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods make the sport look easy, but anyone who has ever picked up a club knows how truly frustrating golf can be. The success of each shot depends on a diverse range of factors, from the club you choose and the speed with which you swing it, to your mood, the weather, and even the type and cut of the grass. Science plays a crucial role in most, if not all, of these factors, and in Golf Science, sports science expert Mark F. Smith investigates the cutting-edge scientific wonders that take the ball from tee to hole. Each chapter explores a different facet of the game—mind and body, the swing, the equipment, the environment, coaching with technology, the practice process, and the score—and is organized around a series of questions. What happens in the brain during the preshot routine? Does head movement hinder swing performance? Will I hit the ball farther with a longer driver? Why do I lose distance into the wind? What can I learn from watching my ball in flight? How should practice be structured? What are the key stats in golf that I need to know? Each question is examined with the aid of explanatory diagrams and illustrations, and the book can be used to search for particular topics, or read straight through for a comprehensive overview of how golfer and equipment work together. A must-have for anyone who delights in the spirit of the game, Golf Science will be enjoyed not only by professionals and coaches but also by spectators of the PGA Tour and anyone who enjoys a round of eighteen holes on the weekend.
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Lights-out Putting

A Mind, Body, and Soul Approach to Golf's Game Within the Game

Author: Todd Sones,David DeNunzio

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780809224401

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 3933

Top teaching professional Sones shares his secrets to successful putting in this beautifully illustrated book, discussing such subjects as mental imagery, finding the right putter, reading greens, and controlling speed. 100 photos & illustrations.
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Dave Pelz's Golf Without Fear

How to Play the 10 Most Feared Shots in Golf with Confidence

Author: Dave Pelz

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781845136635

Category: Golf

Page: 304

View: 1255

From beginners to low-handicappers to PGA Tour professionals, every golfer out there has a shot they fear. Some stand over shots so frozen with fear that they can’t bear to swing their club. Others, filled with anxiety, butcher shots they might otherwise hit reasonably well. After conducting worldwide surveys to determine which shots golfers fear the most, master golf instructor Dave Pelz has gathered the results of his broad-sweeping research to create a methodology and conditioning process that is proven to conquer their “Top 10” most feared shots. Golf Without Fear takes an unprecedented visual approach to tackling the most difficult shots in the game – it’s the first book to use “Golfer’s Eye View™,” a technique developed for Pelz by hall of fame golf photographer Leonard Kamsler. Golfer’s Eye View™ drops readers straight into the action, enabling them to visualize and prepare for their most feared shots before stepping out on the course. Pelz delivers a hands-on method of instruction with close-up images of the problems that strike fear into the hearts of golfers, the solutions to those problems, and step-by-step instructions for how to execute feared shots with confidence in the future, including drills you can set up and practice in your own backyard. Playing with fear leads to mental and physical effects that will damage your game, but this book is designed to help you change all that. Pelz’s signature “Fear Conquering System” combines science-based golf instruction with practical savvy, helping readers change the way they perceive their most feared shots, retraining them with precise, clearly defined body positions and setups, and showing them how to hone their newly acquired skills with at-home drills. Don’t let fear hold you back. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to conquer the shot you fear most. Golf Without Fear is a powerful course in making winners out of even your most feared shots.
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Kinetic Golf

Picture the Game Like Never Before

Author: Nick Bradley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125585

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 4522

In Kinetic Golf, Nick Bradley uses 115 extraordinary photographs, accompanied by clear, direct text, to raise the bar on golf instruction and give golfers—amateur or professional—a unique way of actually feeling their way to mastering the game. Offering insights that words alone cannot convey, the book provides a vastly improved golf game as the reward. Drawing upon his deep knowledge of trade and Tour secrets, Bradley shows how to build a powerful and consistent game while also debunking many of the myths that cloud the confidence and hinder the performance of the novice and developing golfer. Throughout Kinetic Golf, Bradley boils down the very essence of swing motion and technique, blends it with a feeling, and then creates an image that says it all. Take one look, and you’ll get the picture.
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The Timeless Swing

Learn at any age from his lessons of a lifetime

Author: Tom Watson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147110849X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9464

Tom Watson's stunning performance in the 2009 British Open was the story of the year in golf - if not in all sports. Nearing his 60th birthday, he led the world's oldest major championship with one hole to play and came within an unlucky bounce of winning his sixth Open championship, losing in a playoff. Known at the highest levels of the game as a shotmaker's shotmaker, a master of any shot under any conditions, and the finest foul-weather golfer of all time, Watson relied on a swing that has lasted as an unmatched model of good mechanics, rhythm and repeatability. Jack Nicklaus and other peers believe Watson is swinging better today than when he was a dominant player on the regular PGA Tour 30-plus years ago. In THE TIMELESS SWING, Watson offers a lifetime's worth of wisdom and insight into the game of golf, showing how to become a better player at any age. In Watson's plain-spoken voice, the book will distil the most important lessons for how to improve your swing and score and will be laced with the anecdotal stories and bits of wisdom that have been accumulated by Watson during his forty year professional career. With a foreword by Jack Nicklaus and 4-color photographs by award-winning Golf Digest photographer Dom Furore illustrating Watson's method throughout.
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The Unstoppable Golfer

Trusting Your Mind & Your Short Game to Achieve Greatness

Author: Bob Rotella

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451650167

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2964

"From the bestselling author of Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect and Golf Is a Game of Confidence, a book about how to improve your short game"--
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The Slot Swing

The Proven Way to Hit Consistent and Powerful Shots Like the Pros

Author: Jim McLean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118031674

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 8420

Top golfing instructor Jim McLean shares the secret to a better swing and a better game It's what every great golfer knows and every struggling player wants to know: how to find "the slot," the perfect channel through which the shaft and club head can meet the ball on the downswing for a more powerful, accurate, and consistent swing. Great ball-strikers like Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and Jack Nicklaus were slot swingers. Today, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk provide dramatic examples. Now leading golf instructor Jim McLean shows you how to find the slot to take your game to the next level. With step-by-step instructions and more than eighty illustrations by leading golf illustrator Phil Franke, The Slot Swing makes it easy. Shows you how to find the perfect channel for a more powerful and consistent swing Shares McLean's secrets from more than twenty years as a top instructor to the greatest pros Features stunning two-color art by Phil Franke and a full-color foldout showing how the dramatically different swings of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Bruce Lietzke and Jim Furyk all end up in the slot Written by the author of the classic book The 8-Step Swing, named one of the 20th Century's top 15 golf instructionals by Sports Illustrated This book helps you get out of a golfing rut, get locked in to your slot, and find the sweet spot in your game.
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Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible

Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score

Author: Dave Pelz,James A. Frank

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0767903447

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 429

View: 983

Describes how to identify weaknesses in golfing technique, offers strategies for strengthening them, and presents a plan to lower scores by improving the short game
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Francis and Eddie

The True Story of America's Underdogs

Author: Brad Herzog

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984991921

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6832

Tells the story of twenty-year-old amateur golfer Francis Ouimet and how he and his ten-year-old caddie stunned golf fans by beating two of the best players in the world in the 1913 U.S. Open.
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Golf Flow

Author: Gio Valiante

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450434045

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 853

Professional golfers offer tips and strategies for maintaining focus and rhythm on the green.
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