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Long before Dr. Bob Rotella made tweaking a golfer's head as important as tweaking his swing, Tim Gallwey, who knew virtually nothing about the mechanics of the game when he penned the first edition of this visionary work, understood that even the best technique collapses when the mind cracks under the game's pressure. Gallwey's ultimate insight into the game was that a golfer's mind is a golfer's worst enemy; too much thinking only gets in the way.
The new edition of this groundbreaking instructional continues to preach such "Inner Game" fundamentals as trust, concentration, visualization, feel, and relaxation, and is full of what Gallwey calls "awareness exercises." Much of what he has to say seems obvious in a world in which most good athletes have some kind of psychological guru always at the ready to help improve performance, but Gallwey, with his bagful of anecdotes and encouragement, was one of the first to explore this uncharted territory, and still remains one of the most readable. --Jeff Silverman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
“The best sports psychology book ever written about golf.”
This book provides some interesting insights into the mental side of the game that are very important. Read morePublished on July 16 2004
For the past several years, I've worked tirelessly at golf. However, my improvement was minimal. I'd previously read Mr. Read morePublished on July 13 2004
I did. My handicap down as a direct result of this book, but, more importantly, I love being out on the course, regardless of my score. Read morePublished on June 10 2004
Just to respond to the reviewer who was querying about the long-term reliability of the Inner Game approach. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004
Hm. I must be a bit more skeptical than the others who have reviewed this book. What I'd like to know is if any of them found LASTING improvement to their golf games by following... Read morePublished on Dec 17 2003
It is one of those books that concentrate on golf as a mind game. It is helpful in explaining why golf shots are difficult to repeat and we should not try to do so. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2002 by Dennis B. H. Ang
Ever since Adam and Eve, through knowledge, abandoned innocence, man has been more concerned with its own self than with the act of seeing and appreciating things as they are. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 1999 by Ismael de Leon H.
A terrible read. All these gimmicks with the golf swing. No non-technical book such as this is going to improve the way one looks at the game as you play it. Read morePublished on Aug. 27 1999