Don't choke : a champion's guide to winning under pressure
Gary Player ; with Michael Vlismas.
New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2010.
"Don't Choke" is Player's look at what it takes to achieve success when the pressure is on. Player explains what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in pressure situations can help anyone.
The last putt : two teams, one dream, and a freshman named Tiger
Neil Hayes & Brian Murphy.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
Based on exhaustive reporting and interviews, "The Last Putt" tells the story of an epic rivalry that encapsulated the changing face of the game. On one side was Oklahoma State, and on the other side was the Stanford Cardinal--with a freshman named Tiger Woods.
After winning 6 of the 12 Majors from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled in 2003. Four unknown players would seize the day, rising to become champions in his wake. Mike Weir--considered a good golfer but not a great one--triumphed in The Masters, becoming the first Canadian to win a Major. Jim Furyk emerged victorious in the U.S. Open. In the British Open, Ben Curtis became the only player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to prevail on his first time out, and Shaun Micheel came from nowhere to prevail at the PGA Championship. How does one moment of glory affect the unsung underdog for years to follow? Feinstein chronicles the champions' ups and downs, giving readers an insider's look into how victory (and defeat) can change players' lives.
Going for the green : prepare your body, mind, and swing for winning golf
Gary Gilchrist, Susan Hill, and Jeff Troesch ; foreword by Suzann Pettersen.
New York : Sterling, c2009.
To win, golfers have to get it all together and master every aspect of the game: the mental, the physical, and the mechanical. And that's exactly what they'll learn to do with the help of three top experts who work with the pros. Swing coach Gary Gilchrist, golf fitness trainer Susan Hill, and sports psychologist Jeff Troesch unite their talents in this cutting-edge guide to periodization, an optimal training method popularized by Tiger Woods. The result: superior performance, less risk of injury, and a game that just gets better and better! "What is periodization?""It varies the intensity and volume of training in both long- and short-term plans in order to optimize the body's ability to recover and rebuild."
This richly illustrated handbook is a godsend to anyone who wants to improve his (or her) game--beginners, weekend duffers, and country club regulars alike. Its snappy entries are written by the world's most renowned experts--great touring pros, golf instructors, and the respected writers of "Golf Digest."