Winning Golf: The Mental Game
By Dr. Saul L. Miller
I received a free copy of Winning Golf: The Mental Game from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
One of the world’s leading sport psychologists offers practical techniques to improve your golf performance and learn the peak performance mindset.
In Winning Golf, Dr. Saul L. Miller, one of the world’s leading sport psychologists, describes eight of the most common problems limiting golfing performance and in the process gives readers powerful, practical techniques to overcome these challenges. With his guidance, you’ll learn the performance mindset and emotional management to play with more impact, consistency, and pleasure.
Do you want to discover what the pros do to prepare mentally and excel under pressure? Winning Golf’s mental training program comes with input from over 70 of the world’s top golfers. There is specific advice on how to improve your short game, develop an effective shot routine, tune out negative and anxious mental chatter, play calm and strong, master the “yips,” and use performance-enhancing self-talk and imagery to strengthen confidence and develop a more competitive golf identity.
You will also get insights from the Sub-60 Club — the elite set of PGA golfers who shot sub-60 rounds on regulation courses — and hear from several pro athletes from the NHL and NFL about how the mental training they did with Dr. Miller has transferred to and improved their golf.
Bottom line, Winning Golf: The Mental Game will significantly improve your golf game, and the very same techniques will enhance the quality of your life.
Summary from Goodreads.
Golf is hard. Ask anyone who has played the game and each will be able to give you very different reasons as to why they are struggling at it. Most amateurs will mention physical aspects of their game as what is stopping them from playing better. Most elite amateurs and professionals will give you a very different side that the mental side is overall what stops them from shooting low consistently. Yes, on any given day they will say that a certain aspect of their game may need working on, but when they go and practice those things, at the same time they are also working on their mental game to believe that they are capable of doing the shot they are working on.
14 different chapters are used to make all of the information included easy to distinguish from one another. The first few chapters include what exactly the mental game is, and how it can affect different people differently. It then goes onto managing emotions, and then how to release them; how to think powerfully (a very important aspect of life, not just golf); visualisation and how this best sets up your shots and rounds. A entire chapter on individuals who has shot sub-60 rounds of golf is partially of interest, which is promptly followed by a chapter on commitment, confidence and identity. Balance and lifestyle as touched upon, and are very important for a long golf career. Individual differences explains how each golfer reacts to pressure situations, and how they can also benefit from a different style of practice. Transferring mental skills examine how athletes from the NHL and NFL have transferred their own mental training from their respective sports into improving their own golf games, you would be surprised by what they say!
The last chapter includes summaries of what each chapter is about if you want a brief recap of what was said, but don’t feel like rereading the entire thing. It also makes note of all of the individuals mentioned, where they are from, and any notable achievements that they have accomplished if you want to do some research some of the talent more.
I personally cannot wait to put all of these into practice for my golf, it has already shown a difference and I cannot wait to see how much it will aid me in the future.
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