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Listen in as legendary golf mental coach Dr. Joe Parent and I discuss: Revolutionary PAR System, avoiding common mental mistake patterns, visualization and imagery, the “NINJA” system, re-inventing your putting and much more.
Dr. Joe Parent has coached the mental game in business, life and golf for over 30 years. A distinguished PGA TOUR Instructor, he has attracted such clients as major champions Vijay Singh, David Toms, Juli Inkster and Cristie Kerr.
He also coaches many top level amateurs and juniors, and is the mental game coach for the men’s and women’s golf teams at Pepperdine University. About his first book, the bestselling ZEN GOLF: Mastering the Mental Game, Golf Digest reviewers say, “Here is a book that is highly original and exciting, destined to become a classic. Dr. Parent is a groundbreaking writer.”
Now in its seventeenth printing, there are over a quarter-million copies in print world-wide, including foreign editions in seven languages.
GOLF: The Art of the Mental Game pairs Zen Golf lessons with the timeless drawings of Anthony Ravielli, illustrator of Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. and is published by the incomparable Rizzoli.
ZEN PUTTING: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens, the well-received sequel to ZEN GOLF, incorporating the groundbreaking yet timeless strategies from his Zen Golf philosophy to the all important game-within-the-game, putting, was updated in the 2013 release from Gotham Books – How To Make Every Putt: The Secret to Winning Golf’s Game within the Game.
As a result of his writing and his instruction of PGA TOUR players, Golf Digest named Dr. Joe to each of their lists of “Top Ten Mental Game Experts” in the world, and made him a featured instructor in their popular instructional section: “Breaking 100-90-80 and 70.” His work was also highlighted in GOLF Magazine, in an eight page spread entitled “Come On, Get Happy,” where Dr. Joe helped two editors at the magazine shoot their best rounds ever! His instructional articles, rich with tips from his lessons, appear in many major golf magazines around the world, including GOLF VACATION + LIFESTYLE in China, POPGOLF in Mexico and GOLF TODAY in Japan.
In the early 1970’s, Dr. Joe encountered the mindful awareness practices of Buddhism that explained self-defeating patterns of behavior and provided profound methods to transform them. After completing his Ph.D. in psychology, he began bringing his insights to golf and business. Since then he has become a renowned and sought-after instructor of the mental game in all aspects of life; teaching the path to success to hundreds of professionals and amateurs in golf and other sports, as well as to top executives seeking cutting-edge business insights.
He is a highly regarded keynote speaker at corporate, celebrity and charity events hosted by companies such as Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Pimco, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Dreyfus, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Salomon Brothers, Transamerica, Fidelity, AIG, CBRE, the World Presidents Organization, PGA of America, the Tiger Woods Foundation, the First Tee Foundation and many others.
Dr. Joe has been featured on CNN, NBC’s Today in New York, HBO Sports,ESPN, and many appearances on The Golf Channel. The ZEN GOLF book is featured in a widely circulated MasterCard “Priceless” ad, and had its own cameo appearance being read by Ray Romano on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and HOW TO MAKE EVERY PUTT was read by Malcolm McDowell on “Franklin & Bash.” Dr. Joe has coached Ray, Malcolm, Michael Bolton, Kevin James, Anthony Anderson, George Lopez, Bernie Mac, Michael O’Keefe (Danny Noonan in Caddyshack), Richard Schiff, Robby Krieger (The Doors), Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen, world champion boxer Oscar de la Hoya, and many other elite athletes and celebrity golfers.
Dr. Joe Parent teaches at the Los Angeles Country Club and at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa Resort, Ojai, California.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- How to change your negative habit and responses with the revolutionary PAR system
- The optimum response to those God-awful, horrible golf shots
- Joe’s NINJA system for changing habits
- Learn how to become fully committed to each and every golf shot
- Common mental mistake patterns to avoid
- How to use visualization and imagery like the pros
- Dr. Joe shares a powerful key you need to know about swinging the club
- How to re-invent your putting with this simple distinction
- An ingenious, new perspective on how to improve your short game
- The Zen-like RATHER method that will remarkably simplify your course strategy
- And, much, much more . . .
LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED
Website: Zen Golf
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Zen Golf on LinkedIn
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