In this ground-breaking approach to golf instruction, Dr Joseph Parent, both a noted PGA Tour coach and a respected Buddhist teacher, draws on this natural connection to teach golfers how to play with more consistency and less frustration, and consequently how to lower their scores. / First published in the US in 2002, Zen Golf has sold over 100,000 copies in hardback, been translated into six languages, and even featured in a recent Mastercard advertising campaign. / Much as Harvey Penick became a global success, Zen Golf's unique blend of instruction and Buddhist philosophy promises to have wide appeal. / Corporate and individual clients such as Bank America, Merryl Lynch, Vijay Singh and David Toms are just some of the names that have benefitted from the author's Zen teachings. / The author has worked with dozens of professional golfers, as well as hundreds of amateur golfers and other athletes at all levels. / Publication to coincide with the start of the 2005 golf season -- and an ideal Father's Day gift.
Dr Joseph Parent has a PhD in psychology from the University of Colorado, and has taught Buddhist philosophy and stress-reduction techniques for over 25 years. He is also an acclaimed PGA Tour instructor, whose performance-enhancing programme, Mental Game Mastery for Golf, Business and Life, was featured on CNN Headline News. He travels widely as a professional speaker and conducts golf schools and corporate programmes in Santa Barbara, California.
'The lessons in Zen Golf make the mental game seem so simple' Vijay Singh, current World No 1 Golfer
'Soothing and enlightening, Zen Golf exposes us to the storm-tossed waters of the golfer's psyche' Golf Digest
'In Buddhism, if you want to achieve enlightenment, you have to do it through meditation and self-improvement through the mind. That's something my mother passed on to me: to be able to calm myself down and use my mind as my main asset' Tiger Woods