"We admire Dr. Joe and appreciate the lessons he has taught us in golf and life through his friendship and writings. He conveys his wisdom to all in a simple and beautiful manner." -Jack and Barbara Nicklaus
is the best book at connecting the mind and golf together. Dr. Parent has given me very effective methods for working with thoughts and emotions, and for taking the negatives out of the picture." -Vijay Singh, #1 in World Rankings, 2004-5; Masters and PGA Champion
"A top-notch book on the mental game." -David Leadbetter, internationally renowned golf instructor
"There's no other book like this one. If you want to know what has gotten in the way of playing better and what you can do about it, look no further." -Mike "Radar" Reid, Senior PGA Champion
teaches the ideal attitude we need to celebrate the journey of golf instead of worrying about the outcome. Dr. Joe's wisdom has made a huge impact on the way I look at golf, and at life as well." -Tina Mickelson, PGA Teaching Pro, TV analyst for Golf Channel
"A great book - destined to be a classic. Dr. Parent is a groundbreaking writer in the history of golf instruction. He's on our list of Top Ten Mental Game Experts in the world." -Jaime Diaz, senior writer for Golf Digest
"Dr Parent brings a unique insight to the game of golf that will help you play better and enjoy the game more." -Robert Trent Jones, Jr., renowned golf course architect
From the Publisher
A senior writer for Golf Digest described ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game as "Soothing and enlightening, entertaining and provocative; here is a book that is highly original, exciting, and deserves notice."
In May 2002, ZEN GOLF was released in hardcover. By December it went to its fifth printing, charted as the current bestselling instructional golf book in America.
In response to many requests for an audio version (especially for listening to while driving to the golf course), the audiobook has been produced as an unabridged edition, a 4 CD set in an attractive jewel case, read by the author, PGA TOUR Instructor Dr. Joseph Parent. It conveys through the author's own expressions the wisdom so many golfers of all levels have found in ZEN GOLF.
Fred Shoemaker, author of Extraordinary Golf, wrote, "Dr. Parent has beautifully melded the timeless wisdom of Buddhism with his timely insights as a golf coach. Here is a roadmap to inner confidence, self-awareness and the feel of a purely struck golf shot. We are approaching a turning point in the way golf or anything else is learned. This approach to learning and life is a wonderfuland perhaps our most powerfulhope for the future."
--This text refers to the