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El Juego Interior del Golf

(inner Game)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  436 ratings  ·  22 reviews
En el mundo occidental la perspectiva mecanista del universo, heredada de la física de Isaac Newton, ha influido enormemente en la forma de abordar cualquier proceso de aprendizaje. El enfoque en lo externo y lo técnico que se deriva de esta visión pasa por alto ciertas cuestiones internas de aprendizaje, entre ellas, como enfrentarse al miedo y a la falta de confianza, la ...more
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by Editorial Sirio (first published September 1st 1986)
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Brian Mc
May 21, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  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
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help, sports

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
Gerardo Mielnik
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recomiendo la lectura a todos los aficionados del golf.

Tiene una propuesta muy interesante no solo del aprendizaje del mismo sino también de la forma en que lo podemos encarar para que se transforme en una experiencia revitalizador
a del encuentro con uno mismo, con las emociones y sensaciones que el jugo de golf nos despierta y hacer de ello una actitud no solo deportiva sino también personal. Lo recomiendo
Walt Danker
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitive book for dealing with all the thoughts that are racing through your mind while you try to play golf, along with a great description of what makes golf different from most other sports when it comes to interference from the mind game.

It would be heard for me to believe there is any golfer that would not benefit at least a little, and most a lot, from reading this book.
Mike Dowd
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not just a great golf instruction book, but a great sports psychology book. It's no small wonder since the author wrote The Inner Game of Tennis first. These lessons are applicable to nearly any sporting endeavor. Truly insightful and original in it's approach. It's no wonder this started a movement. It's a pretty cool story too. Particularly since it's true.
John Adrian Bowes
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt a great excitement during certain passages and wanted to rush to the driving range and try for myself. After only one round of golf my game has improved immensely.

See above my review has been written on the wrong line. Hope to read any follow up in the future.
Sarah Jones
Feb 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whew! I don't think I will ever master a golf swing, or perhaps any other activity, but Gallwey's points for keeping the mind quiet have application far beyond the fairways.
Dec 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tennis is more his forte, but I thought he covered golf nicely.
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Kenneth Gentry
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a book that brings a zen like attitude to a game called golf. It will help any golfer, or for that matter, any athlete learn the beautiful paradox of "effortless effort." I personally have used his message in Cowboy Fastdraw, where my shot is completed in under .400 of a second. Being in my subconscious mind is the only effective place to be, for the conscious mind couldn't react, cock, draw, and hit a 24" target at 21' feet, at .350 of a second, with a single shot revolver,
Jerry Gause
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: golf
Tim describes how to trust and rely on your "inner self" (Self 2) to "feel" the shots they way you would like them to feel - as opposed to Self 1 controlling your mechanics and then blaming you for not following its instructions. Tim has written other "inner self" books, for example, on Tennis, Skiing and Music. He has also consulted for major corporations on the psychology and the power of human inner conscious and action. He claims he never had a golf lesson yet during the course of writing ...more
Stephen Poppoon
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.
Matias Koskinen
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great insights for frisbeegolf too.

The book provides great tools to improve your mental game in golf sports. I personally found these tools useful for frisbeegolf too.
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.
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author also wrote The Inner Game of Tennis. On the lines of "Zen and the Art of...". It applies to everything in life.
Vince Duffy
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Golf as a microcosm of life. Joy and fear. Breathe. Be. Do.
David Smith
Da da da da ......

Don't care how many it takes, just enjoying hitting the cover off the little white ball.
Virgowriter (Brad Windhauser)
Provided some useful insight into golf--using for research in my next book.
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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 ...more

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