Mind Play For Match Play

Author: Tracy Tresidder
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ISBN: 9780980428223
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Match play is golf's ultimate mind game. Pitting golfer against golfer in a format where raw scores are irrelevant, match play is inherently different from stroke play, so it calls for a different mentality. Learn all about match play - this is for both the experienced single figure golfer and the less experienced golfer playing match play for the first time. You will learn how it is played, some of the rules and etiquette, scoring and terminology used, how and when to make concessions, how to make the best use of your caddie, how to form a game plan and create a check list. Learn how to prepare mentally and enjoy the game more than you ever had. Discover how to deal with adversity and success and learn how to maximise your opportunities and win more matches. While the book's content is appropriate for anyone who competes in match play, including club championship and knockout events, it is particularly aimed at current and potential participants in the widely popular Pennant competition. Here golfers are given the opportunity to play as part of a group, pitting club teams against one another, with winners advancing to regional and state competition. Male and female amateurs of all handicap levels take part in these fun and often highly competitive events. Whatever form of match play you'll be playing, I'm sure you will find plenty of helpful advice in the following pages.

Match Play

Author: Jerry Travis
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1413436846
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Have a quirky multi-millionaire build a quirky golf course in the hills of western Pennsylvania. Then mix in a variety of normal and not-so-normal folks to play golf on that course, and you have the setting for Match Play, a novel about bitter rivalries in golf and romance. Shallow Creek Country Club is a course with several deliberately odd designs by its owner and architect, a man who made enough money in ball-bearings during World War II to indulge his fantasies about a golf course that includes one large sand green in honor of his father's memory, a pipe through a fairway hillside for those who want to play a little putt-putt golf, a green with a huge maple in the middle, and an underground cavern that was originally built as a bomb shelter but later turned into a cool stopping-off spot in the middle of a round. The cavern sits beneath one high hill overlooking most of the holes on the course and has a long tunnel leading back to the clubhouse. The story takes place in the late spring and summer of 1986 and is told from the point of view of a young English teacher and low-handicap golfer named Tom MacKenzie. He is romantically involved with his co-worker-counselor, Pat Thompson, as well as one of his graduating seniors, Amy Forrest, and he's not sure how he should handle the situation. Both Pat and Amy are good golfers, Pat about a twelve handicap and Amy a single-digit and getting better all the while. To further complicate things, Pat Thompson is also involved with Roger Burdis, a newly wealthy Floridian who has inherited money from an aunt and returned to Porter, Pennsylvania, to live. Roger Burdis is a borderline psychotic with an almost instant hatred for Tom, or Mac as all his friends call him. They encounter each other in several matches on the golf course, in a poker game in the club house, and in a variety of social situations, all leading up to one final confrontation on the golf course, but not for a golf match a middle-of-the-night match of wits with lives at stake. The plot includes several dashes of humor, a slice or two of sex, several layers of suspense, and enough golf to satisfy any club golfer in the country. And a conclusion as exciting as any Kentucky Derby photo finish.

Game Set Match

Author: Charlie Jones
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740722196
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Over fifty tennis pros, including Chris Evert, Andre Agassi, and Rod Laver, along with game analysts and celebrity tennis players, share their thoughts on the mental aspect of the game.

The Chess Player S Chronicle

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How To Win At Tennis

Author: Paul Douglas
Editor: Ashford PressPub
ISBN: 9781852531539
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Match Play And The Spin Of The Ball

Author: William T. Tilden
Editor: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447493877
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“Match Play and the Spin of the Ball” is a vintage guide to tennis by William T. Tilden. William Tatem Tilden II (1893 – 1953), commonly known as "Big Bill", was an American tennis player who is often hailed as one of the greatest tennis players of all time With simple explanations and helpful diagrams, this fantastic guide is highly recommended for both new and experienced players alike, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage sporting literature. Contents include: “Our Greatest Player”, “Chapter I - The Spin Of The Ball”, “Chapter II – Grips”, “Chapter III - Footwork And Timing”, “Chapter IV - Attack And Defence”, “Chapter V - Singles And Doubles”, “Chapter VI - The All-Court Game”, “Chapter VII - The Value Of Intensive Practice”, “Chapter VIII - Youth To The Fore”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Coaching Tennis Successfully

Author: United States Tennis Association
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736048293
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A guide for developing a winning school tennis team features drills, coaching concepts for all the strokes, tips for mastering playing styles, and singles and doubles strategies

Scotland S Gift Golf Reminiscences By Charles Blair Macdonald

Author: C.B. Macdonald
Editor: Coventry House Publishing
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Scotland’s Gift, Golf is a masterpiece of early golf literature, written by the Father of American Golf Course Architecture, C.B. Macdonald. Considered by historians to be the most important book ever written on early American golf, this book details the birth of golf in the United States in the late nineteenth century and the formation of the U.S.G.A. in 1894. In addition to a detailed summary of the characteristics of an ideal golf course, this guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies that Macdonald used to design some of the world’s most renowned courses, including the National Golf Links of America, Mid-Ocean Club, Lido, and Yale Golf Club. It also includes personal anecdotes and correspondence describing the development of the rules of golf, as well as the evolution of the modern golf ball and golf club. Written in 1928, this book features 56 black-and-white photographs from the author’s personal collection, including rare photos of Bobby Jones, Young Tom Morris, and Francis Ouimet. Also included is an appendix which highlights the oldest surviving rules of golf from 1754, as well as the amended version from 1858.

How Tiger Does It

Author: Brad Kearns
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071545654
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Few athletes in any sport have captured our imagination like Tiger Woods. His endless supply of highlight-reel shots and consistent domination of professional golf leave many of us wondering how he does it. Natural talent and a healthy killer instinct are merely the tip of the iceberg for what makes the world's greatest athlete tick. Tiger's unique personality attributes and competitive disposition set him apart from the pack. He is committed to something beyond merely winning; he's committed to the pursuit of personal excellence, and he loves all aspects of it. To truly appreciate and benefit from Tiger's example, look beyond the towering drives and fist-pumping clutch putts: How Tiger Does It goes deeper than any other volume on Tiger to unearth his personality and behavior attributes, showing you how to apply them to your own life. After reading this book, you will be able to Adopt a relaxed, fearless approach to competition so you can enter the zone at will Achieve peak performance and avoid choking in pressure-filled competitive situations Create life circumstances that promote complete focus, efficient time management, and optimum stress/rest balance Make work feel like play to realize the highest expression of your talents Achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance, maintaining a healthy perspective and positive attitude--win or lose You'll learn to model Tiger through three success factors--focus, a work-play ethic, and a balanced approach--in the process banishing self-limiting beliefs, balancing killer instinct with a fearless competitive disposition, and objectively evaluating your own performance, regardless of your chosen endeavor. Golfers and nongolfers alike will enjoy an entertaining blend of Tiger anecdotes from his peers on the PGA Tour and respected observers in the media, pointed insights from a rare author who brings a world-class athletic background to his prose, and instructions on putting everything together to create your own success plan.

Coaching Tennis Successfully

Author: United States Tennis Association (USTA)
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492586048
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As a coach, your success depends on the success of your players. Now you can better ensure players’ development and team performance with Coaching Tennis Successfully. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) presents this comprehensive manual with information on planning productive practices, conducting drills, developing physical and mental skills, and teaching match tactics. You’ll find ideas to prepare singles players and doubles teams for competitive matches. Plus, the book offers the best methods and helpful tips for teaching key skills: • Footwork • Serves • Groundstrokes • Overheads and volleys With more than 670,000 members and programs that encompass all 50 states and beyond, the USTA is able to tap into the best minds and mentors in tennis coaching. Coaching Tennis Successfully synthesizes and shares that expertise to give you the winning edge!

Tennis Winning The Mental Match

Author: Allen Fox
Editor: Allen Fox
ISBN: 0615407765
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Tennis is more mentally difficult than most other sports. Because of its one-on-one nature, it feels more important than it is. Competitive matches can become highly stressful, and losing is painful. Emotions tend to get out of hand, with fears and nerves becoming difficult to control. Confidence comes and goes; the scoring system is diabolical; and everyone is at risk of choking, even the greatest players in the world. This book attacks these and other issues faced by players of all levels. Dr. Allen Fox’s solutions are logical and straightforward, and most importantly, they have been tested on court and they work.

Mind Game

Author: Michael Calvin
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473563992
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Eye-opening contributions from the stars of game make this a powerful, groundbreaking investigation into the mind of the professional golfer. * SHORTLISTED FOR THE TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS * Professional golf is the most remorseless of sports, unique in the complexity of its demands. Technical perfection must be produced in short, concentrated bursts of synchronised movement. Huge mental strength is required. Why, then, do we know so little about what it takes to succeed - even survive - at the highest level? What separates the good from the great? What are the rituals of preparation and execution? How does an elite team come together? In a truly groundbreaking exposé of professional golf, Michael Calvin and Thomas Bjorn - captain of the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team - capture the distinctive nature of the game, and the principles and philosophies of players who dominate the world rankings. With unprecedented access to the European Tour players, and in-depth interviews with the European Ryder Cup team, Calvin reveals a sport which operates entirely within the finest margins of excellence.

Science Of Sport Squash

Author: Stafford Murray
Editor: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785001809
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The Science of Sport series is essential reading for students, coaches and performers, physiotherapists, club doctors and professional support staff working in sport. The Science of Sport: Squash offers both scientific research and athlete testimonials to show that squash is one of the most physically demanding, mentally draining, and tactically challenging sports in the world. Success in this sport requires extreme levels of fitness, optimal and specific strength, relentless psychological toughness, intelligent tactical prowess, and sublime technical proficiency. Key topics covered include: how sports science has developed in squash and how it is deployed by elite players and coaches; case studies and testimonials from some of the world's greatest players and coaches highlighting the value and impact of sports science in elite squash; sports science methodologies and interventions that all players and coaches can use to enhance the physical, mental, technical and tactical attributes required to succeed in squash; an overview of the principles and practice of sport science and how these impact on player development at all levels of sport; a detailed analysis of the latest ways in which science has influenced and improved the sport of squash. Of great interest to sport science professionals, teachers and students and squash players and illustrated with 38 colour photographs, graphs and tables.

My Greatest Day In Golf

Author: Darsie L. Darsie
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Match Play

Author: Merline Lovelace
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460399323
File Size: 36,84 MB
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A reader-favorite romantic suspense story from USA Today bestselling author Merline Lovelace Olympic athlete turned secret agent Dayna Duncan always plays to win. Her assignment to guard an international sports sensation would be no different. Then the one man who could throw Dayna off her game appears. Fighter pilot Luke Harper never did play fair…. Years ago, knowing that he could jeopardize her shot at the gold, Luke broke things off with Dayna. Now he's back…for keeps. Even as Dayna tries to resist the man she believes chose his career over her, reigniting passion adds fuel to an explosive conspiracy that could end this match, once and for all. Originally published in 2008.

Tennisology

Author: Rowland, Thomas W.
Editor: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450469698
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A unique, thought-provoking examination of the world’s most popular individual sport. Analyzing the latest research, studies, and player and performance trends, Tennisology explores the factors that affect training, competition, and on-court play. It’s a fascinating read for passionate players, coaches, and fans alike.

The Secrets Of Hypnotic Golf Play Better Golf In Your Unconscious Mind With Hypnosis And Nlp

Author: Andrew Fogg
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1447537661
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Play Better Golf in Your Unconscious Mind with Hypnosis and NLP The Secrets of Hypnotic Golf is an innovative, practical guide to playing the golf of your dreams. Harness the power of your unconscious mind to play golf beyond your imagination using golf-psychology, self-hypnosis and NLP. Andrew Fogg, the Golf Hypnotist, helps amateur and professional golfers of all ages and abilities to fulfil their golfing potential and enjoy their golf. You'll discover and learn how to - Use self-hypnosis & NLP techniques to play better golf - Play & practice golf in your mind and in your dreams - Protect yourself from covert hypnosis on the golf course - Play better golf with less time on the driving range - Hypnotically "steal" skills from your golfing heroes - Have the caddy of your dreams - inside your head - Gain the full enjoyment & success you deserve from your golf - Get in the zone each and every time you play a shot - Release your bad shots and capitalise on your good ones.

Peace Of The Mind

Author: D. J. Blue
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1434359247
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Peace of the Mind is D.J. Blue's follow-up to 2005's The Good Life Chronicles. Once again, he covers a wide array of topics, this time including several chapters on Christian spirituality. Included among them: an in-depth analysis of the Bible, covering questions answered as well as questions raised while reading the Bible; the debate between Catholics and Protestants on different spiritual issues is discussed; and Rick Warren's best-selling spiritual book The Purpose Driven Life is also reviewed, including eerie parallels to topics brought up in The Good Life Chronicles. Readers of that preceding book will recognize other familiar topics: the annual Taconite Trophy Classic continues to be immortalized via the written word, as each year's golf tournament has been chronicled herein; the fourth installment chapter on women, always popular yet provocative with the female crowd, is included; and a complete Seinfeld episodic list (partially referenced in the previous book) is now given its just due--the entire classic series is reviewed, episode by episode. This is just a sample of the various topics and experiences covered. Peace of the Mind concludes the Thousand Page Trilogy with an over-all introspective and occasionally subtle spiritual theme running through many of the chapters, reflecting the accomplishments, the struggles and the aspirations of life itself.

Mind And Body

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Mind Over Golf

Author: Don Sauers
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497634261
File Size: 73,97 MB
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There’s an interesting point at which the psychological and technical sides of golf meet--and Tom Nieporte and Don Sauers discover this by talking with America’s leading golf professionals. The tips provided in this book will help golfers of any level discover or regain confidence that will drop strokes off of every golfer’s score. Any golfer must know how to master the eight major golfing skills, and from this book golfers will learn how easy it is to turn handicapping weaknesses into winning strengths. The most valuable advice here is sure to cultivate winners on the green!