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Be a Player

By: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Susan K. Reed
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
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Publisher's Summary

Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise technique are essential. Most golfers who want to improve their skills go to the range and work painstakingly on their swings, not realizing it's often their performance state on the course that needs work, not their technique. Simple things such as awareness of your balance, tension, and tempo, as well as the ability to control mental, emotional, and social variables you encounter while playing, can quickly take your game to a new performance level.

Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, founders of VISION54's groundbreaking and innovative golf program, are here to help. Aimed at both the weekend golfer and the advanced player, each chapter presents a series of "human skills" - including assignments, explorations, and mini lessons - that strip away the complexity surrounding swing technique and playing consistency - the conditional variations that plague golfers.

Be a Player is a must-listen for any golfer who wants to unite technical skills and on-course performance seamlessly and effectively. With this cutting-edge book, you will become a true student of VISION54 and a better player on the course...where it matters most!

©2017 Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott (P)2017 Tantor

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one of the better books I have owned.

loved this book.
very different from so many other golf books I have read.
it comes across as a guide and things said seem easy to implement but deep down it's tougher than the technical aspect of golf and will require practice .
I recommend this book to every golfer from a pro to a beginner.

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Simple Steps to Fixing your thoughts

I have been hitting the ball so well on the range but struggled to take the feeling to the course. Great ideas, stories, and steps to help translate the feeling of confidence and trust in your mind. Such an important but overlooked concept in golf and The Game of Life. I really enjoyed the book. thank you to the authors.

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Be A Player

I love their books. Am hoping they will come out with audio versions of the other books they have written.
They are the best coaches in golf. Hope to attend one of their clinics next year

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Excellent Book!

I gained a much better perspective on the mental aspect of golf. I recommend this book to anyone who struggles with the enjoyment of their golf game.

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Great stuff.

Listen to the book multiple times to get the most out of it. I've faced all the self inflicted problems discussed in the book many times. I feel as though I'm now better equipped to deal them.

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Great book for Drinking Games

I swear if I ever hear the words "Vision 54" one more time I am going to go insane. What would have otherwise been a great listen was ruined by the authors/narrator's incessant mention of "Vision 54". If a new edition is in the works PLEASE edit those two words by 75% and you'll have a winner of an audio book. Just my humble opinion.

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Best golf book I’ve listened to

This book has everything I needed to begin enjoying golf again. Given it to all my over 70 golfing buddies and they all thanked me. Lost my mental secret weapon since they understand what My 54 is all about. Better listened to than read. I listen before each round and it’s great:)

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Amazing Results For Me!

Human skills defined as self awareness on numerous levels has proven to be a real game changer for me! Thanks Pia and Lynn

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The concepts brought about in this book are so great. Instead of always focusing on our technique and outcome, which for golfers are never satisfactory, focusing on "feel" and being objective with the outcome is a wholly new approach to golf, for me. This mindset allows us to have fun again, pay the game for the pure enjoyment, rather than some unrealistic expectation we gofers hold about our game. Great read, one of those titles that when you listen to it again and again you can gleen new insights, if you are mindful 😉

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Mental side of golf and life

I enjoyed this overview of the development of coaching and helping players achieve their best.