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Golf Sense:Practical Tips on How To Play Golf in The Zone [Kindle Edition]

Roy Palmer , Sophie Webber
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You’ve just played two great shots to get onto the green.... and then fluffed the easiest of putts!



How did that happen?

Surprisingly it has little to do with your ability. It comes down to something you may never have considered; it’s habit. Habits can make you do things you really didn’t want to do, yet most golfers remain unaware of their influence.


The innovative golf tips in this book, will help you get into The Zone to breakthrough the performance limiting habits holding you back and let you take greater control over your game. You'll discover why you may not be getting the most from your golf instruction books or coach, and how to improve your game by making it simpler.



You'll learn how to:-



1) eradicate those annoying mistakes

2) increase your distance by using less effort with your golf swing

3) improve accuracy by not trying

4) simplify your golf


You can do all this once you get into The Zone, the ultimate state in which to play at your peak – and take your game to levels beyond your expectations.



The book is internet linked to further resources included in the cover price. These include audio files of the techniques to download onto an mp3 player to take onto the course or range, plus advice on posture and sports injury in the form of ebooks and videos.



Editorial Reviews

Review

"I can't recommend this book enough. It's my missing link that gels all my golf swing mechanic and short game books, and to be honest, as good as Dr.Bob Rotella may be, his practical advice isn't a patch on this." C. Jackson (UK)

"This book is a insightful and refreshing look at the mental approach to playing your best golf... In the end we can all be better golfers by putting the ideas in the book into practice." John Patota

"My biggest problem has always been relaxing and settling the mind as I start the backswing or putt. Roy's solutions have cured that problem for me and improved my mental golf. A great book!" Bob Howard-Spink (UK)

"I love this book and have used the author's suggestions with my students (and on myself) with great success. Over the years I believe I've tried and read everything about golf. This is something new. I'm reading the book again now for the 2nd time." Dan Gensamer, Par Tee Driving Range. West Columbia, S.C.

"If you're a golfer who wants to take your game to the next level and are prepared to break with old habits, this very readable book will do just that. I believe it will put you ahead of other golfers who don't use these techniques!" Marcel Schlimbach (The Netherlands)


FROM THE INTRODUCTION:
Are you making your game too complicated? Do you sometimes feel the more you try to get right, the more you get wrong? If all the dos and don'ts are preventing you from enjoying your golf, this book is for you. If, on the other hand, you play like a dream one day, while the next it's the stuff of nightmares, this book is also for you,

Using simple techniques, I'll show you how to simplify your golf to become a more consistent player, by letting your natural game emerge.... My techniques may differ from what you've done before as I place importance on what not to do, rather than what you think you need to do.

....I hope to encourage a subtle shift in your approach to golf that will dramatically change your understanding of what underpins your performance. I can show you how to develop a new skill or, as I see it, a new sense: a golf sense, that will take your game to the next level.

Review

"I can't recommend this book enough. It's my missing link that gels all my golf swing mechanic and short game books, and to be honest, as good as Dr.Bob Rotella may be, his practical advice isn't a patch on this." C. Jackson (UK) "This book is a insightful and refreshing look at the mental approach to playing your best golf... In the end we can all be better golfers by putting the ideas in the book into practice." John Patota "My biggest problem has always been relaxing and settling the mind as I start the backswing or putt. Roy's solutions have cured that problem for me and improved my mental golf. A great book!" Bob Howard-Spink (UK) "I love this book and have used the author's suggestions with my students (and on myself) with great success. Over the years I believe I've tried and read everything about golf. This is something new. I'm reading the book again now for the 2nd time." Dan Gensamer, Par Tee Driving Range. West Columbia, S.C. "If you're a golfer who wants to take your game to the next level and are prepared to break with old habits, this very readable book will do just that. I believe it will put you ahead of other golfers who don't use these techniques!" Marcel Schlimbach (The Netherlands)

Product Details

  • File Size: 487 KB
  • Print Length: 158 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956259308
  • Publisher: FrontRunner Publications; First Kindle Edition 2011 edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005G82AF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 Year Golf Teacher Gives High Praise... June 29, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I'm a golf teacher. I've owned a driving range in West Columbia, SC (Par-tee) for 20 years and I teach a 100 people or more every year.

I love this book and have used the author's suggestions with my students (and on myself) with great success. Over the years I believe I've tried and read everything about golf. This is something new. I'm reading the book again now for the 2nd time.

I was working with a USC football player today - he was was so encouraged because he finally got what it means to not try so hard. The terminology in the book is helping me help my students better understand what I am trying to tell them. The part about not clenching your teeth is so simple and yet so profound. When this student (and myself, when I tried it) followed Palmer's instructions wee noticed that we were freer to swing and felt lighter on our feet. It really works! My student and I both felt encouraged and excited.

This material helps you free your mind. That's something I've been trying to get across to students for years. This book has given me the language and tools to express that. The terminology found here is very helpful and it's reinvigorated my teaching and my game. Every golfer should read this book. In fact I'm giving a copy to one of my favorite customers, the USC Golf Coach. A lot of my other favorite customers want my copy, I don't want to give my copy away so I'm sending them here!

Dan Gensamer, Par Tee Driving Range. West Columbia, S.C.
This was entered in for me by my daughter, Suzie Price, since I don't 'do computers' - I play golf!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anxious to Try it Next Spring! November 10, 2010
Format:Paperback
I was originally inspired by this golfing inner peace (or getting in the zone) from the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance - the scene on the tee when Bagger is explaining to Junuh why Bobby Jones is so good ("he's in the field"). To me, there's just something about letting go of all the BS in your head, getting out of your own way (mentally) and just letting your natural swing emerge - it just sounds like the way a golf swing is meant to be executed.

So as I digested Mr. Palmer's book, I felt his writings and exercises (many of which can be done without a club and while you're actually reading the book) would really help me find that happy place to exist in during a round. For example, he points to tension in the swing as a major cause of poor play - tension that you may not even know you have since habitually, you've swung the same way for so many years.

But realizing the cause of your poor golf shots is only the beginning. Golf Sense is packed with simple ways to put you in (and keep you in) a calm and relaxed state of mind on the course (which will translate into a more relaxed swing, and subsequently lower scores). I have to say, I'm anxious to give it a try.

Check out my complete review here: [...]
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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If you have played golf for even a short time you have hit shots that came off the club perfectly, high and straight, to the target with very little effort. You may have even experienced short stretches on the golf course in which everything seemed easy. Of course we have also followed those perfect shots with a low hard hooks that ended up out-of-bounds.

Roy Palmer helps us understand what makes us take a great swing one time and such a poor swing the next in his book "Golf Sense, Practical Tips On How To Play Golf In The Zone". Through a series of self observations, and practical exercises he illustrates that "less is more" when it comes to the golf swing. By eliminating unnecessary movements in our pre-shot routine we are able to relax, quite our minds, and begin to focus on feeling the correct movement.

One exercise that worked for me as soon as I tried it was "Poised For Success". The author suggests that we stand in golf posture address and image a sting attached to the top of your head pulling you up so you get taller at the same time image the ground pushing your feet up. Try it for yourself and tell me if that doesn't help you get into a great athletics position.

This book is a insightful and refreshing look at the mental approach to playing your best golf. The author challenges us to evaluate our concepts on how to move our bodies and face bad habits we may have developed in the golf swing. By staying away from useless swing thoughts and technical mechanics we are taught to focus of the fundamentals of movement that allow us to get into The Zone. In the end we can all be better golfers by putting the ideas in the book into practice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book August 30, 2010
Format:Paperback
Golf Sense - Practical Tips on How to Play Golf in the Zone by Roy Palmer is a fascinating book that any golfer, regardless of talent level, can benefit from reading. Based on Palmer's preferred instructional technique, The Alexander Method, golfers are introduced to a detailed, well-written account of what it feels like to be "in the Zone" and how one can hope to replicate this feeling every time he or she steps on the tee box.

In every sense of the word, and as stated above, Golf Sense is detailed. While the reader may find himself re-reading the content once or twice before understanding what is being conveyed by the author, Palmer does a fine job of substantiating an abstract concept into words. "Being in the Zone" can mean many things to many golfers, however we can all agree that this is the period of time when effort is at a minimum while positive results are at its highest point. The question that Palmer addresses in his book is simply how one can find the Zone every round.

Using examples and exercises throughout each chapter, Palmer suggests that finding the Zone is contingent upon "unlearning" bad habits that every golfer experiences at one time or another. Written in a style that analytical thinkers and psychology buffs will enjoy, Golf Sense offers the reader an explanation as to why we behave in certain ways when performing a physical movement. In terms of everyday examples addressed in the book, touching one's nose with a finger is much easier when done on instinct as opposed to thinking about every minute movement that is included in the action itself.

Parallels to golf can be drawn rather easily, especially when considering the popular mechanical aspect of golf instruction seen on the market today.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Nailed it
I've played that effortless golf game and it's glorious. Now thanks to this book I'm learning how to get into the zone. I found this book practical and insightful. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Pipsypop
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Tips for any sport or performance activity
I loved this book! As a hypnotist and coach for over 20 years I have worked with sports people, sales people, stage performers and artists, and although Golf Sense is focused on... Read more
Published on July 16, 2012 by Robert Monteux
5.0 out of 5 stars A great way for a golfer to get into the "zone"
I've heard some golfers say they only carry one swing thought to the tee box. What's yours? If it's about your grip, head position or golf ball then you need to read this... Read more
Published on April 29, 2012 by Gayle Moss
5.0 out of 5 stars So simple, yet it's genius.
When someone points out an amazing idea, simple or not, it resonates - and this certainly did with me. Read more
Published on December 8, 2011 by Alejandro Cabrera
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book everyone can take something away from this book and...
We all want to improve our game, I do not know a single player who does not. However wanting it and doing it are completely separate issues. This book is an excellent choice. Read more
Published on November 8, 2011 by Neilpountney
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind and body in golf as a whole
Another compelling book for the library of every golfer interested in the mental side of golf.

It is actually a book that broadens or, rather, varies perspectives. Read more
Published on January 15, 2011 by Giovanni Davico
5.0 out of 5 stars Well organized, easy read, good information
This book is for the hacker as well as that experienced golfer. The amateur and the golf professional can both benefit from this book. Read more
Published on December 8, 2010 by GolfProRob
5.0 out of 5 stars This dude knows his stuff...
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Published on October 20, 2010 by Book Review Dude
5.0 out of 5 stars Effortless Mastery & How To Get It
Alexander Technique is the foundation that Roy Palmer uses to present a new way learn about golf in his book, Golf Sense. Read more
Published on August 8, 2010 by Franis Engel
5.0 out of 5 stars So, there is a Magic Bullet after all...
I received an email from Mr. Palmer asking me to review his book which I said I'd do, and as my good luck would have it, on entering the pro-shop the next day, I was given a copy... Read more
Published on July 30, 2010 by Bobby W. Miller
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