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The Inner Game Of Golf

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How to improve your game and discover your true potential by increasing your concentration, willpower and confidence.
Published September 1st 1986 by MacMillan General Books
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Brian Mc
May 21, 2007 Brian Mc rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Very Good for Golfers.
Gives you simple tips on how to concentrate on your golf game. Well worth a read..
Ben  Campopiano

Telling our bodies how to do something is not the most effective way to improve performance. p5

The quality of my teaching and of my students' performance took a major step forward the day I realized the extent of the disrupting effects of overinstruction. p5

Three inner game skills: Concentration, Confidence, Willpower. p12

I observed that the one doing the talking, whom I named Self 1, thought he knew all about how to play and was supervising Self 2, the one who had to hit the ball. In fact, Self
I read this years ago but didn't finish it, although some of the ideas stuck with me. However, when you're into learning the game (once more) the mental tips and tricks you need become bigger than the physical ones of swinging the club. Trying to combine the two is the trick, and I think this book works best when you've mastered the fundamentals of golf. Unfortunately, mastering the fundamentals can take forty years. Gallwey's frustrations and fascination over golf helps colour the book, and man ...more
Gallwey knows his sports, as well as his Zen approach to them. Having just recently returned to golf and have played tennis for many years, I found his insights helpful and delightful. Makes approaching both sports with a sane point of view.
Stephen Poppoon
A terrific look at the conflict between mind and body in a sport where every action counts against the player. Well written with valuable tips on how to approach different situations, which actually have application in everyday life situations.

The foundation for most inner game books written since. This is a crossover jewel that not only gives you skills & techniques for the links but can be adapted to everyday life.
Trying to control the outcome via consciously commanding your body is fraught with traps.
Find ways to not think about what you're doing and release the motion.
The author also wrote The Inner Game of Tennis. On the lines of "Zen and the Art of...". It applies to everything in life.
Linda Morganstein

A wonderful meditation on approaching golf with mindfulness that has implications for approaching life in general.
Virgowriter (Brad Windhauser)
Provided some useful insight into golf--using for research in my next book.
Golf as a microcosm of life. Joy and fear. Breathe. Be. Do.
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W. Timothy Gallwey (born 1938 in San Francisco, California) is an author who has written a series of books in which he has set forth a new methodology for coaching and for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields, that he calls "The Inner Game." Since he began writing in the 1970s, his books include The Inner Game of Tennis, The Inner Game of Golf, The Inner g ...more
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