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Golf's Mental Magic

S., Fasciana Guy

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ISBN 10: 1558500669 / ISBN 13: 9781558500662
Published by Adams Media Corporation
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Title: Golf's Mental Magic

Publisher: Adams Media Corporation

Binding: UNBOUND

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Athletes know the importance of mental toughness in competition. Golf's Mental Magic--Four Strategies for Mental Toughness is the ultimate "How To" book for this essential ingredient in golf performance. Four strategies are uniquely presented within the twelve chapters--Managing Your Mind, Sports Nutrition and Fitness, Learning Mental Skills, and Peak Performance and Stress Management.

PGA Tour Professionals Hale Irwin, Emlyn Aubrey, and Terry Dill have made contributions. Hale Irwin, three-time US Open and one-time Senior Open Winner states in his foreword: "..It is my feeling that the mental aspects of the game are fundamentally more important than the may well find this book to further enhance these principles upon which my game is predicated." He has won 9 PGA Tour victories and 25 Senior PGA victories over the last three decades and, in 1999, was the 2nd money winner on the Senior PGA Tour.

Hale Irwin also wrote about "The Psychology of Winning" in an appendix.

Emlyn Aubrey, a PGA Tour Professional, is known for his mental skills. Over the past 6 years he has won two Nike Tour victories and has steadily improved his position on tour. His 1998 win at the Nike Wichita Open was a record for that year with a 23-under-par victory. He also had the most top-10 finishes of any player in 1998.During 1999, he steadily moved up in the PGA Tour statistics. He wrote an appendix entitled: "The Importance of Having a Routine".

Terry Dill is a Senior Tour professional who retired from his law profession to seek a career in golf. Terry Dill wrote the introduction in which he describes how Dr. Fasciana helped him to win his first Senior PGA victory.

Clearly, Golf is a game of mental skills. While there are other books that discuss the mental aspects, none quite go to the extent of Golf's Mental Magic--Four Strategies for Mental Toughness in describing the details of learning and applying mental skills to golf. Workbook sections help readers to acquire such mental skills as self-esteem, goal setting, concentration, confidence, relaxation, visualization, positive mental attitude, and emotional control.

The depth of Golf's Mental Magic-Four Strategies for Mental Toughness is not surprising once you learn the educational background of Dr. Guy S. Fasciana. Because of his medical training in college and dental school, he is in tune with the importance of nutrition and fitness on physical and mental well-being. His masters degrees in Health Education and Sports Psychology links the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of Peak Performance. Dr. Fasciana has taught college courses and has conducted workshops in sports psychology, stress management, and personal development at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. He is currently a medical practice administrator in Greenville, South Carolina.

Even if one doesn't play golf, this well written book will help to develop a positive mental attitude that will enhance life as well as performance in any sport. The information discussed on Stress Management, Nutrition, and Fitness will help in all aspects of life. This book can become a classic on the mental approach to golf and would be a great addition to anyone's library.

REVIEW1: "[It is] hard to imagine anyone who couldn't get something worthwhile out of [this book]."


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