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To be a golfer is to tinker - with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don't give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren't a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal blueprint for shot setup, and his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course. You will learn the same techniques that Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including the tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round.

Mastering Golf's Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-listen for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Michael Lardon (P)2014 Tantor

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Mentally tough golfer!!

Really enjoyed it! Great strategy that must be read and implemented into your game. The bonus PDF is fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Great insight!

I loved this, it helped me to improve my mental approach to the game of golf. as a 4-5 handicap, I struggled to improve my consistency on the course, and was in my head day after day about a certain club, hole, or shot. This book helped me to overcome these thoughts, and develop a pre-shot ritual, as well as a post shot thought process to overcome bad shots on the course. Highly recommend this book!

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great stuff

i have incorporated the mental scorecard into my game, and its made a big improvement to my overall enjoymemt of playing. i have gone from being obsessed to get past certain milestones, and shifted my focus more towards my routines. For many years I was obsessed with getting into the 70s, I wanted to get to 50% up and downs, blahblahblah, and I would always tense up late in the round and choke! the result to using the mental scorecard is that I passed all my milestones I wanted to get past, and barely noticed it - all I focus on while I play is playing golf, enjoying my time, thinking about the challenge in a positive way, and my routines. thanks for the great book it's made a difference

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  • Enrique Diaz
  • 2020-10-10

Not what I was expecting...

It’s an ex ping pong player, who got into the golf scene because of his brother, talking about how he hung out with pros and “helped them”. Not worth it

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  • R. LEMAINE
  • 2019-06-22

very useful information...

Good audio book with very useful info. Writer refers to diagram in the book. Not sure how to get them. Would be useful to tell the audio book users how to download them. Tks.

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  • NEGolfer
  • 2017-01-14

The Best Book on Golf's Mental Game

I am a single digit golfer who has read numerous books on the mental side of golf (Rotella, Parent, Sieger, Valiante, others) and in my opinion this book is simply the best. He provides practical advice that has dropped my handicap over 2 strokes in the past year (to 5.7). What resonated with me the most includes becoming more process oriented and to follow the pre-shot pyramid. Summary: before every shot use your left brain to diligently calculate distance, wind, hazards, club, use the right brain to visualize and feel the shot, then execute instinctively without any thinking. Keep track of your pre-shot routine and give yourself a score every hole (he calls it the mental scorecard). All I can say is that IT WORKS... and it works immediately. I saw an instant improvement in my game and increased my ability to mentally focus (and win more games/tournaments). The difficulty comes in maintaining that mental focus all year. I revisit this book whenever my game starts to get away from me.

Highly highly recommended. This guy is brilliant.

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  • Eagleputt
  • 2015-06-14

Very good

Good book. Detailed descriptions of how to improve the mental game and real life examples. I will try it on the course.

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  • Kevin
  • 2016-02-28

Great book for Golfers

I loved the info! I took some of the info out to the range and focused my practice. I immediately saw and felt a difference.

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  • Johnathon Dickson
  • 2016-01-22

Was a 6 handicap. Now after 70, 72, 73 will be different.

If your looking for an edge on your game without a swing change this is the book. Simple process and lead to better scores immediately. Thanks. Great part in just getting started.

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  • dwcbuckeye
  • 2015-12-14

Makes sense, will give this a go

I liked the book. It was very understandable, consistent with other Mental books on golf I have read. The important aspect or new thing this book delivers is the Mental Scorecard. I will definitely put that in play

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  • BanderaDan
  • 2015-08-20

Shot, 78, 74, 73, & 72 after. Prior 82, 83, 82.

Best book I 've applied and the results speak volume of the small stuff. Tiger should read.

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  • Logan
  • 2015-04-17

Good over

It was not bad but apparently there are some sheets that you need to see, hard to do that with an audiobook.

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  • Jarron
  • 2015-06-06

Book good - still have to execute the practice

Narrator was good and everything moves quite fast. I listened to the whole thing in 1 day which is not common for me. Lots of great ideas. Now I need to listen again to put the items into practice.

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