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An alternative to popular positive thinking, this groundbreaking audiobook on golf psychology, reveals the practical mindfulness, techniques, and philosophies that will help you to play your best golf when it matters. Author Jon Adler has worked with touring professionals and amateurs for over 10 years, helping them to overcome mental problems and blocks by developing the art of relaxed concentration.

In this book there are practical exercises, psychological ideas, and interesting stories to help you to:

  • Play your best golf when it matters
  • Stop getting so frustrated when you play
  • Develop a calm and equanimous mind
  • Understand how anxiety affects your game
  • Improve your concentration
  • Stop doubting your ability
  • Develop trust and confidence
  • Discover how you get in your own way
  • Strike the ball like you do in practice
  • Overcome anxiety
  • Chip it stiff
  • Develop confidence and feel on the putting green
  • Learn to concentrate under pressure

What do you do when positive thinking stops working? Really, I’m serious. If you have ever tried being really positive while playing golf, you may have experienced some success, but what do you do when you start playing poorly? It is very hard to keep positive when you have no idea where the ball is going. I tried the positive thinking route myself and when things got tough the only explanation for my poor performance was that I was not being positive enough. There had to be more to it than that I thought, so I went about trying to discover the truth about how our mind gets in the way of good performance. What I found, changed the way I played and coached golfers forever.

I am sharing my techniques with you, having practiced them with golfers of all abilities for the last ten years.

The key skill that you will learn to improve is the skill that underpins peak performance in every walk of life: relaxed concentration. Golfers and golf commentators often talk about focusing well and good concentration, but there is little information about how to improve and perfect relaxed concentration, a skill that all agree is a prerequisite for good golf.

This is not popular golf psychology. I will not encourage you to sit in a chair, close your eyes, and imagine yourself playing really well. If you want the positive thinking route then don’t buy this audiobook. I only deal with reality. In fact it has been said that my techniques are so simple that you actually think much less on the golf course and play better. Does that sound good to you?

Are you ready to uncover your potential?

©2012 Jonathan Adler (P)2019 Jonathan Adler

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FANTASTIC!!!

Loved it! John Adler's methods are simple and work instantly. I just shot my best round of golf.

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  • F.T.
  • 2020-11-17

Sleeper

This audio book is probably best to be read. The narrator’s voice is borderline monotone. Slow pace of reading makes it difficult to follow without dozing off because it’s very slow and deep tone. I would Not recommend this audiobook, perhaps reading the actual book would be better.

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  • dennis katsefes
  • 2020-05-19

Equanimity!

There are a least 12 very important takeaways that you must incorporate on the mental side that a player uses during a game. Swing the club and watch your ball land where you planned it to land!

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  • Steven
  • 2021-05-12

The mentalist of all sports

Golf is by far the most mentally involved game that can be affected greatly from your mentality in the moment. I will be listening to this book a few times but after the first read through and practicing some of the mental tips my game has started to come around. My last few rounds I have enjoyed more than I did before this book.

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  • Martin
  • 2021-04-13

Unlike any other book of on the Psychology of Golf

This book contains very practical information on how the mind works both consciously and unconsciously while playing golf.
The authors narration is very calming and easy to listen to which helps deliver his message.
Virtually all of the ideas and principles raised in the book can be applied to life in general, not just golf.

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  • M.Stutzenburg
  • 2021-04-12

One for the Over-Thinkers

Some of us don't like the Natural Inclination, or even the Skill.
What we lack is the Mind that allows us to utilize those assets without mentally imploding, and the author did a good job pointing out that not only is it common, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

If you've got a busy and/or anxious mind, and one that is often more concerned with what's on the scorecard than actually enjoying the experience and the process it's self, then this will be of great benefit to you.

Narrated by the author, which lends to authenticity that's hard to come by otherwise.

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  • Raleigh Squires
  • 2021-02-07

worthwhile read

Very intuitive and effective approach to golf's mental inner game. Struck a cord with me.

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  • Amy Hallford
  • 2021-02-03

A nice story.

This book covers some positive thinking points but not really about golf. It’s filled with short stories to support the concept discussed, but can be applied to life in general. I’m not saying it’s a bad book, just not what I expected for my first book, and not really about golf.

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  • Mike metzger
  • 2020-10-12

enjoyed. getting me out if my head

Also speeding up my play which is never a bad thing. not a magic cure but to think about set/hit is a nice change vs. going through 24 different things to remember.

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  • Angela
  • 2020-09-09

Remarkable Book

Want to bring the joy of golf back to your game. Read this book.

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  • Teph Veritas
  • 2020-02-25

Excellente!

Loved it! Two simple keys to position the mind for top performance! I highly recommend this audiobook!