Long before Dr. Bob Rotella made tweaking a golfers 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 games pressure. Gallweys ultimate insight into the game was that a golfers mind is a golfers 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
Applying foucs to your golf game
I re-read this book every couple of years, and enjoy it thoroughly. When a golfer has studied all the technical swing mechanics books, seen all the lesson videos and taken every tip from every source, he/she still needs to learn how to prepare himself mentally to play the game, and more importantly – improve his game. This book makes it possible to improve rapidly and to continue improving.