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Publisher's Summary

As coaches to some of golf's top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don't believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don't even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision.  

Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player's game. Emphasizing the individual golfer rather than a rigid set of mechanics, their VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it's possible to shoot a 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if you have the right mindset and well-honed intuitive power.

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©2005 Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott (P)2018 Tantor

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Life changing book

While the subject matter is golf the philosophies and ideas could relate to life in general. Just am amazing read/listen. The narrator has great pace and reads the book well.

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More prepared to enjoy the game than ever

Many years ago I read The Inner Game of Tennis - it informed my view not only of tennis and other sports but many other aspects of life. Unfortunately I had great difficulty transferring that knowledge to golf. (Including reading The Inner Game of Golf - quite a let down). This book serves as the equal to the former and in fact aligns with it in many ways BUT comes from a true golf knowledge base. Great read. I plan to enjoy the game much more now.

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good book for golfers of every type

I always knrw golf was more mental than physical, and now I can fully understand why. Golf is tge ultimate mental game... but the thing that makes it perfect is that your opponent is yourself. Learning to overcome this challenge, i found, is really the message of this book.

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  • Nordico
  • 2021-07-07

Fantastic In Every Way!

This is the best golf instruction book out there. It absolutely changed the way I think about golf. the authors are brilliant in their ability to connect so many mental, physical, and emotional components under one unifying philosophy. Nothing is assumed, and each chapter progressively builds the case for golf as a completely immersive experience in which every aspect can be positive if you approach it logically and thoughtfully. Also, the narrator is great….her tone is perfectly suited to the material. I will be listening again and again. It really is that good!

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  • Chris Riddington
  • 2021-02-23

Must read

A great read. Listened to this a few times. Good stuff. I tend to listen too it when my game is off and it centers your thoughts.

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  • David Hadzicki
  • 2019-01-29

A must for every golfer

After listening to the book, I now have a complete approach while practicing and playing!

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  • 2022-04-20

Shot 77 first round after listening to the book

I love how this broke down the entire round of golf into small pieces. It did a great job of making me realize there are only so many things I can control. I should only concern myself with those little things. It got me to play each shot as if it were the ONLY shot I was going to take that day, so why not make it the BEST possible shot you can make.
My previous best score was an 82. Tuesday I went out and committed to every shot. I took my time in the Think box, and just executed in the Play Box. I made sure to have a positive thought after EVERY shot I took. If the shot was less than expected, I was able to find something positive that came out of it. (Missing a green allowed me to work on my chipping. Hitting into a green side bunker allowed me to execute a splash shot. A drive behind a tree, left me the chance to punch out into the fairway). I never got down. I was playing well at the turn, so I did not add up my score. I then asked my playing partner to track my scores on the back nine. When I got done, I had him add my round up and much to my surprise I had shot 39-38. 77!!!! Not thinking about the round, but staying in the moment of each shot made me not get down at the few hiccups, nor get too elated when I strung 5 pars in a row. This will be a go to listen any time I feel my game slipping away. I now know I am capable of breaking 80, so I hope it is a trend that continues.

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  • Stephen
  • 2021-10-26

A new favorite-

This shifted my entire framework for my game! Worth reading twice!!! A definite reread in the future!

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  • David
  • 2021-09-05

Great read

Great read for any golfer to much to even mention need to read again

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  • John S.
  • 2021-09-02

Very helpful look at the mental part of Golf.

I found this book very helpful. A fresh look at the mental part of Golf.

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  • clandestine
  • 2021-08-06

Great!

Really practical, useful tips. I took notes as I was listening. I definitely recommend it.

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  • RShaunSmith
  • 2021-05-18

true joy and Improvement for the rest of your life

listen to this book after via player and the kingdom of golf. superb follow-up to be a player. will help you bring great attention to the game that we all love to play. so many things to focus on, I will do as I did with b a player oh, I'll purchase the book also.

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  • lark pandy jr
  • 2020-10-16

Keys

great listen. many good take aways to help me get keys to enjoy and be all that i can be when playing the wonderful game of GOLF.