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"I have been impressed by Pia ever since I saw her in action in the late 1980’s, first as a player and then as my coach. Pia is open-minded and intelligent and possesses the desire to constantly help others develop... I have been inspired to follow her beliefs and life philosophy."

—Annika Sorenstam, LPGA

About the Author

Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott cofounded VISION54/Coaching for the Future, Inc. Their golf school, Golf54, in Phoenix, AZ was recently named Golf magazine's #1 in the nation. In addition to serving as Annika Sorenstam’s coach and coaching the Swedish national golf team, Nilsson has spoken at numerous conferences worldwide. Marriott has been named one of Golf Digest’s 50 Greatest Teachers and one of Golf Magazine’s 100 Top Teachers, coaching major figures such as Grace Park and Ken Kellaney.

Award-winning sportswriter Ron Sirak is executive editor of Golf World and a senior writer at Golf Digest.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Gotham; First Edition edition (September 22, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592401570
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592401574
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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VISION54 co-founder
Co-author of Every Shot Must Have a Purpose, The Game Before the Game and Play Your Best Golf Now
Golf Digest #1 ranked Women Teacher in America in 2010.
Golf Digest Top 50 teacher.
GOLF Magazine Top 100 teacher.
PGA of Sweden Class A teaching professional.
Honorary member PGA of Sweden and LPGA T&CP.
Nike Golf Swoosh Eliten Advisory Staff.
Level 3 TPI certified golf fitness instructor.
Head Coach of the Swedish National Golf Teams 1990-1999.
European Solheim Cup captain 1998.
LPGA tour player 1983-1987.
King of Sweden's Medal of the 8th dimension with a Royal Blue Ribbon - for leadership in sports.
PGA's of Europe Five-Star Professional award.
The First Tee Experience consultant 1999-2005.
Consultant to college teams, international teams and PGA organizations around the world.

Customer Reviews

Well written easy to understand.
William Biancamano
I bought 5 of these books as gifts for my annual golf outing with friends.
Marsha Coolidge
Great mental approach to improve your game of golf.
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on October 27, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Once the basic foundation movements have been learned, Golf, like any other sport begins to become more mental than physical. We have all felt under great pressure at times. And when the pressure is great, we tend to not do as well. We freeze, we miss things that we wouldn't otherwise. We screw up.

In their #1 ranked golf school, GOLF54, the authors teach that playing golf well requires a combination of the physical, technical, mental, emotional and social parts of a players game. Most of this comes before you even get to the ball. This pre-shot focus routine improves a player's focus, leading to a golf swing that is not onnly successful but can be repeated when your performance is under considerable outside pressure.

Written in a light and easy to understand style, this book consists of a series of 22 short chapters, each devoted to one small aspect of improving your game.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Gary Cosel on November 15, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Pia and Lynn's book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose, is a must read for those interested in improving their mental game in golf. I have studied almost every book on the topic and this is, by far, the best to date. I am providing my students with a copy before starting their training. I use the HeartMath biofeedback technology, as well as Bobby Foster's Mental Golf Profile which are highlighted in the book. Well organized, to the point, and practical strategies for immediate benefits. This is not wasted academic theory, or sports-psychobabble...it is the real deal.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By AZMIKE on March 12, 2006
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At first I resisted buying this book because I really was more interested in a book that helped me with the mechanics of the swing. I didn't want to read more about being relaxed, be the ball etc. But the more I visited the Amazon reviews the more intrigued I became and bought the book. I am glad I did. It is a lot more than I thought. The author's concept of the "think box" and the "play box" is something I now use and it works. Lots of other concepts that have helped me are also in the book. Recommended to all.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Brian D. Krauel on October 31, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott along with their co-writer Ron Sirak have continued to establish the gold standard of golf instruction, whether in person or through this book. I can think of no better place for all golfers - novice through elite levels - to start their journey to better scores and all-round fulfillment than this book. Not only will this book teach you how to become your own best coach by learning what you need to do to create your most successful swings under all conditions, it will impart personal development skills, knowledge and methods that can be used in other important areas of your life.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Hassan on September 14, 2006
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This book is the best. I've bought several books on golf and most of them emphasize more on swing mechanics and curing slices and hooks. However, Golf54 is different by stressing more on one's mental and emotional stability which definitely affects one's swing and also one's life. It's more to achieving harmony within one's self so that one's mind and body can work together prior to striking the ball. A bad swing is not necessarily caused by a faulty swing; but probably by a 'bad' state of mental awareness and emotion. This can be the reason for inconsistency during a golf game or practice. This book revolutionized my way of seeing my golf swing and understanding the reason behind my good shot and my bad shot. I should have bought this book earlier before investing on other golf book that touches more on the conventional way of learning golf through technical or mechanical view. You can have a good game one day and have a bad game the next day and you thought that it is solely caused by your swing? Buy this book and you'll understand what I mean. The best book I've bought!
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43 of 56 people found the following review helpful By bugs2bugs on July 17, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I was caught up by the title of this book and after skimming a few pages decided to buy it. After getting more deeply into it, however, I realize that it doesn't live up to its hype, in my opinion.

If you're not familiar with this teaching method, similar to "Extraordinary Golf" which I happen to prefer, then this book is probably a breath of fresh air to you. Most golf books focus on very specific physical aspects of the swing, which to the beginning golfer is pretty much a waste of time. If you're just getting started, you need to find someone you can trust to help you understand the basics of the game on a driving range and a low-key 9 hole course. DON'T DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. Sign up for an expensive set of lessons with an "expert" instructor. S/he will convince you how klutzy you are unless you spend $1,000+ to get the latest equipment and another grand for more lessons.

2. Try to play a standard 18-hole par 72 course right off the bat (especially on a weekend). You can't maintain the required pace of play, will get extremely frustrated, and will probably piss off your playing partners and the groups behind you.

3. Go spend a lot of money on gadgets like swing correction devices, or instructional videos/DVD's. These might increase your initial enthusiasm, but eventually they'll collect dust in your garage.

This book is probably not for beginners, either, as it assumes you've had some of the above experiences, and need a kinder, gentler approach to the game. It especially downplays the importance of swing instruction, and says to learn how to understand your own natural swing rhythm. It says the best way to become the best golfer you can be is to focus on all parts of the game, including mental and social aspects.
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