Every Shot Must Have A Purpose lays out an integrated approach to the game that allows players to lose the frustration, find the fun, and achieve their ultimate potential.
|Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott's VISION54
method is based upon the theory that it's possible to shoot a 54 if only
you use the right mind-set and intuitive power, breaking golf down into
five elements: Physical, Technical, Mental, Emotional, and Social, and
using exercises and cutting-edge techniques to integrate these elements
and create a climate for peak performance.
"...Bobby Jones said there is golf and then there is tournament
golf. He was right. There is also practice golf and real golf.
We will show you how to integrate the two. Part of our message
is that if you want to score better, simulate real golf when you
practice. You will learn how to do this through simple drills
and enjoyable games that will make your practice not only more
productive but also more fun. You will also learn how to use the
game's proving ground, the golf course, as a practice facility.
The course should be not just a proving ground but a learning
ground as well.
Most people practice by giving themselves a perfect lie and then
hitting a dozen shots with the same club at the same target. How
is that like real golf? How often do you do that on the golf
course? How often in a round do you hit even two 8-irons in a
row? Rarely, we hope! Switch clubs after every shot. Switch
targets. If you are working on the takeaway, maybe you don't
even need a ball in front of you. Just work on the takeaway. Ask
yourself: What's my INTENTION? And then ask: Am I paying
ATTENTION to that? When you practice you should be grooving not
only your swing but also your mind..."
As coaches to some of golf's top
players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary
way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don't believe in
prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of
purposeless drilling. They don't even believe in beginning with physical
technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a
Unlike any other golf book, this golf instruction manual offers cutting-edge
techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and
social parts of a player's game. The book's revolutionary pre-shot routine
improves a player's focus, leading to a golf swing that is not only successful
but can be repeated under extreme pressure. Emphasizing the individual golfer
rather than a right set of mechanics, their
VISION54® method takes the
frustration out of the game.
Why 54? Because they believe it's possible to shoot a 54 (making a birdie on
every hole of a par-72 course) if a player has the right mind-set and well-honed
An engaging read for the beginner or the seasoned golfer, Every Shot Must
Have a Purpose is inspiration for life, not just the links.
reading Every Shot Must Have a Purpose I
immediately recognized that here was a book in which
all my players, in fact all golfers, will find a
clue to behavior that is harmful to their games.
Pia and Lynn lead golfers bound to traditional rote
practice routines to look elsewhere for improvement.
They offer a practical path to conquering the huge
divide that is often evident between the technical
and emotional in our games; a void that many of us
are not even aware of.
All my players have a copy."
Golf Coach at Yale University
|"Lynn and Pia's
GOLF54® philosophies are easily understood and are truly
beneficial for both coaches and student-athletes to learn. Their
ideas are solid and having those ideas written down in a book
has been very helpful as a coach of golf as well as teaching
young people how to prepare for life."
Women's Golf Coach at Michigan State University
|About the Authors:
at their golf school, Golf54,
in Arizona, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson have had their
teaching and coaching skills honored all around the world and
cofounded VISION54 / Coaching
for the future®, Inc.,
and are regular contributors to Golf Magazine and Golf
In addition to
serving as Annika Sorenstam's coach, and coaching the Swedish
national golf team, Nilsson has spoken at numerous conferences
worldwide. Marriott has been named one of Golf Digest's
50 Greatest Teachers and one of Golf Magazine's 100 Top
Teachers, coaching major figures such as Grace Park and Ken
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