Practice to Learn, Play to Win: The Answer to Your Best Golf

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Ecademy Press, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 200 pages
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What is holding you back from your best golf? When you hit that great shot or sink the 'do-over' putt it seems so simple. Why can't you do that every time? The problem may not be how you play but how you practice. Practice to Learn, Play to Win gives you proven methods to learn on the range and play great golf on the course. Where all you have done so far has fallen short Practice will help you succeed. Knowing what you're doing goes a long way in making your practice more efficient, which means less time practicing and more time playing your best golf. Practice is the missing part in your success and enjoyment on the course. Dr. Mark Guadagnoli has been a multiple winner of Teacher of the Year and Researcher of the Year award winner and was a Delegate of the Royal and Ancient Golf Society of St. Andrews Trust. He has published more than 100 articles/abstracts related to learning and has been invited to present this work around the world. Dr. Guadagnoli works as a Mental Abilities Consultant for golfers including collegiate All-Americans, a US Amateur Publinks Champion, Masters and U.S. Open participants, and a Junior and World Amateur winner. At the time of this book's publication he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, UCLA, and Rice University.
 

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Contents

Prologue
7
Introduction
9
Psychology of learning
13
WELCOME TO GREAT GOLF
15
THE ZONE ALONE ISNT GOOD ENOUGH
19
ALL PRACTICE IS NOT EQUAL
23
GOOD IS GREAT
33
Tools for learning
45
VARIETY THE SPICE OF LIFE
95
Finer points of learning
107
DISCOVERY REDISCOVERY REFINEMENT
109
GOALS BECOME REALITY
139
SUPERCHARGED LEARNING
155
Summary
177
Glossary of Terms
185
References
189

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
47
PAY NOW OR PAY LATER
59
FEEDBACK IS OUR FRIEND
67
TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE
83
Sample Practices
193
Example Goal Sheets
197
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Dr. Mark Guadagnoli has been a multiple winner of Teacher of the Year and Researcher of the Year award winner and was a Delegate of the Royal and Ancient Golf Society of St. Andrews Trust. He has published more than 100 articles/abstracts related to learning and has been invited to present this work around the world. Dr. Guadagnoli works as a Mental Abilities Consultant for golfers including collegiate All-Americans, a US Amateur Publinks Champion, Masters and U.S. Open participants, and a Junior and World Amateur winner. At the time of this book's publication he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, UCLA, and Rice University.

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