Tom Saunders MD merged his life's work as a physician with his life's pleasure, golf. He practiced as a Family Physician in Calgary until 1968 when he joined the new Faculty of Medicine as head of Family Practice. As a professor he taught medical students and trainees how to use self hypnosis techniques to help their patients manage medical problems. He set the principles of hypnosis on his own game, and with other golfers.
Golf: The Mind and Body Connection is an excellent resource for
golfers of all abilities serious about improving their game. Dr.
Saunders breaks down the key mental aspects related to golf and
provides easy to follow exercises that focus on the player''s
ability to control the outcome of their shot and to physically
prepare for success. His connection between drawing on peak
performances to positively influence future outcomes and his quote,
You do not have failures, you only have experiences from which come
continuous self-improvement is an inspiration to me as an
athlete.Lisa aLongballa Vlooswyk, Four Time Canadian Long Drive
Champion and Four time World Long Drive Finalist
Comes across as more of a text written for an educational audience than a consumer one and struggles to keep reader interest because of this. That said those who are serious about the mental side of the game will pick up useful hints and tips. RATING 3/5Golf World
I have read with great interest Tom Saunders' book Golf. I have incorporated many of Dr. Saunders' methods in my work as an applied sport consultant over the past 25 years. There is no doubt this book will be helpful to golfers around the world and it is a welcome addition to the golf psychology literature.Rich Gordin, EdD, Professor, Utah State University
The mindset of sports participants is crucial. If it is ''wrong'' or ''off'' then skill, tactics or great equipment will be of limited value. This book introduces the reader, in a very accessible way, to the link between mind, body and performance. Supported by a CD of exercises, the author (a medical doctor and golfer) provides some useful tools to help golfers create the appropriate mindset for enjoyable and successful performance on the golf course.Andy McCann, Elite Sport Mental Skills Coach