ZEN GOLF AUDIO BOOK
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Zen Golf offers a fresh perspective for golf and for life. Rather than focusing on what's wrong with us. Zen Golf - Audiobook Download. Price: $ **Please note: Do not download straight to your phone. You must download to computer first, then sync with your. Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game (Unabridged) [Unabridged Nonfiction] Not only should you have this audio book in your iPod but also in your car.
Not only should you have this audio book in your iPod but also in your car. Parent's soothing voice will definitely help you get the right tempo in your swing, will slow you down with your game, will chase away all the bad thoughts during your setup, and finally will help you develop a mental routine that will insure your find the perfect swing within you. I must have listened to it a good dozen times, and still go back to it often.
If you're serious about being a good golfer, this is for you. What a great book!!!!
This book not only taught me so much about golf, but also introduced me to the world of "zen". I enjoyed this book so much that I recommended to about people that I knew.
This is the book every golfer should read. Now, I am planning to attend Dr. Although tailored specifically to golf, this book is helpful for all athletes. Apr 28, Jd rated it liked it. I can't really review this book properly until I take the zen philosophy bs preached within and lay a sweet little 8 iron on the green like a nice robin egg. Mar 08, Larry Minar rated it it was amazing.
I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to sharpen their mental game. Aug 24, Dolly rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Though I would hardly call myself a fan of the game of golf, I happened upon this book and was interested in the "zen" aspects of the game. I read this book in about 2 hours and though I skimmed most of the golf-specific parts, I did gleam a bunch of nice nuggets that are steeped in Buddhist philosophy.
The book has many witty, short stories, many of which I have read in other books about Buddhism.
It also has plenty of pithy platitudes and a healthy dose of bragging about his successes in teachi Though I would hardly call myself a fan of the game of golf, I happened upon this book and was interested in the "zen" aspects of the game. It also has plenty of pithy platitudes and a healthy dose of bragging about his successes in teaching the game.
That notwithstanding, the following are a few of the comments I thought worthy of note none of which are specific to golf: About anything. Not even to yourself. I know I do. Use positive mindfulness to be in the present. Neither suppress nor indulge the emotion. Acknowledge the emotion's intensity, but drop the storyline connected with it. One person will struggle with the waves and be battered about. Another person will learn to ride them.
Same waves, very different experiences. Feb 19, Gonzaga Escauriaza rated it it was amazing. Worth reading. Easy, helpful and entertaining.
Apr 16, Nick Krueger rated it it was amazing. Joseph Parent made an outstanding book about golf. It is a quick read, but a lot can be learned This book is a little different compared to other golf books though. It teaches you about the mental side of golf and how much that impacts your round and scoring. After reading, you find yourself thinking about the book when your playing and actually lowers your scores.
In this book it teaches you many things vital to playing better golf. Surprisingly, most things that you learn in the book, you a Dr.
Surprisingly, most things that you learn in the book, you already know how to do. You have most the skills right now to play good golf, but you have to realize those skills and use them in your game. It also teaches you about how confidence can be used to your advantage or disadvantage.
Unlocking the good confidence is hard to do but will help greatly. Many more topics are covered, but you learn some really easy tricks and ideas that let you think in different ways. I would definitely recommend this book to any skill level of golfer as long as you are somewhat familiar with the game. This books will help people who just play golf as a hobby, and people who play golf as a serious sport.
I really liked how the book tied in Buddhism ideas. Joseph Parent tied in Buddhist meditation techniques. I tried some of these and surprisingly they really relax you, and once you get how they work, it can be translated onto the golf course. What I did not like is that it was just spitting facts left and right.
A lot of these facts were really good too and it made it hard to remember all of them. Overall this book was very informational and pleasant to read. May 29, Albert rated it it was amazing. I would like to start off by saying that this book is not for everyone.
It was written by Joseph Parent, a psychologist that knows much about the game of golf and the whole mental side of it. This book was a fantastic read in my opinion. It appealed to me specifically because I have a passion for the game along with many others. Joseph Parent structured the book to begin by going through a lesson and dividing each one into little paragraphs. The order that it was written in makes perfect sense a I would like to start off by saying that this book is not for everyone.
The order that it was written in makes perfect sense and teaches a powerful lesson as you read through the whole book. This book was written to help improve your game and "coach" you into having the correct mindset when playing. I would recommend this book to anyone that plays the game of golf and is looking to improve and stay in the "zone", as the author puts it staying focused. It may not be for everyone but I could not put it down when I got it because you can learn so much and gather a lot of information from this book, not only about golf but also on Zen philosophy and life in general.
He relates a lot of his teachings to Zen Buddhism in the ancient stories and lessons.
All in all, Joseph Parent did a tremendous job in writing this book and touches up on important lessons to be learned on the mental side of the game and Zen philosophy. View 2 comments. Jan 30, Josh Kloster rated it it was amazing. The book I read for January was Zen Golf. One of the reasons I had the intentions of reading this book was because I can honestly say I struggle with my mental game on the golf course.
This book mixes the philosophy of Buddhism into the game of golf. For example it talks about how you first have to find peace within yourself before you can make a decision that has the potential to make you mad.
This book focuses very well on the human mind and how it works and reacts. In golf after you hit a bad shot you usually get mad and ask yourself why you did that. This book helps you answer these questions and how to recover from it. I really liked this book because it gave possible outcomes on almost every problem you face on the course. I feel like I could really follow along well with the tips you should do to have a peaceful mind.
I really found no bad things about this book. Feb 04, Paul rated it really liked it. Most golfers know that the biggest obstacle to good performance on the course is the space between our ears - our mind!
However, most of us practice developing a mental game even less than we practice chipping and putting!
Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game
We all know that the best way to permanently change behavior and attitude is to do it in small steps over a long period of time - like studying for an exam by taking good notes during class instead of cramming the night before.
The beauty of this book is that the chapters are Most golfers know that the biggest obstacle to good performance on the course is the space between our ears - our mind! The beauty of this book is that the chapters are short and easy to read - most of them no more than two or three pages. You can read one chapter a day or even two and gradually transform your mental game.
If you do not have fun on the golf course and find yourself angry at yourself I highly recommend you read this book slowly - and over a long period of time. Dec 08, Rrager15 rated it it was amazing Shelves: Are you a golfer who has a decent understandings of the fundamentals but can't get to the next level? Do you get in your own way and self-sabotage your rounds? Instead of bringing you joy, is golf often a cause of frustrations?
Then this is the book for you.
Numerous times Dr. Parent's description of situations seems as if they were written specifically for me. A good insight into golf, a better insight into life. This is a book that must be digested slowly, it's not meant to be a quick read. It Are you a golfer who has a decent understandings of the fundamentals but can't get to the next level?
Definitely helped me realize that most of my issues are confidence and mental. Great guide for how to approach the game mentally.
I am not done with this book yet. However, I am going to write the review early. While I noticed some people who reviewed this book mentioned that the info is "obvious", the fact is that most truths are obvious once learned. Some of the biggest epiphanies seem extremely clear and obvious once they are had. There is no reason to mention the obviousness, when the value is not in the obscurity, or lack thereof, of the information.
I played a round yesterday after reading about a third of this book, and kept a few of the ideas in mind, and I am extremely happy with the results.
I had more fun, and was more relaxed. I am still new to the game, but I am making steady progress, and I am really glad I found this book so early in my career. There is no reason for me to sloppily tell you the short version of the ideas here. I am telling you right now that no matter where you are in your game, you will be happy you got this book.
It is not magic, it does not tell you how to astrally project the ball into the hole, it is just there to tell you some fundamental ideas that will help your mental game. You will not regret it for a minute.
I can't think of any resource that could have helped my game so dramatically for so cheap.
As a life long golfer in his very late fifties I kept thinking as I read this book that the majority of this novel was simply common sense. But, the more I thought about what I will call Zen lessons, the more I thought There is a tremendous amount of wisdom within this book. However, you have to be willing to open up your mind to the ideology. You have to rid your thinking of What a treat this book is. Started slowly but wow did I get some really good pointers.
Had to keep notes just to track them all and make sure I practiced the teachings. I highly recommend it for golfers trying to grow their mental game. Great literature. It's helped me to focus on the moment, and not so much the past or future. It has greatly improved my attitude towards things I found frustrating. Originally, I bought this to help my mental game in golf. But, I've learned I can also apply in life.
Highly, recommend this book to anyone struggling in life, and their golf game. One person found this helpful. I have been a golfer for fifty years but never read or studied much on the mental side of the game. This book raised my awareness of how the mind and body must interact to be successful in golf and life. Parent's examples and parables reminded me of Yoda teaching young Luke Skywalker about the "Force".
Now there are no lightsabers involved but learning to train my mind to best deal with the task at hand was illuminating. The good doctor gives plenty of solid recommendations on how to be more mindful and deal with extraneous thoughts that can subtly torpedo your game. Highest recommendation. See all reviews.
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There's a problem loading this menu right now.I am still new to the game, but I am making steady progress, and I am really glad I found this book so early in my career. My playing partner in a match play event even commented about how loose and relaxed I looked during the round.
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I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to sharpen their mental game. Parent has beautifully melded the timeless wisdom of Buddhism with his timely insights as a golf coach. Originally, I bought this to help my mental game in golf. Although I have finished the book, I will go back to it often to get my head straight when I am on the course.
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