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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Front Runner Publications (Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956259308
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956259301
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 397,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is internet linked to further resources included in the cover price. These include audio files of the techniques to download onto an mp3 player to take onto the course or range, plus advice on posture and sports injury in the form of ebooks and videos.

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Roy Palmer is a teacher of the world-renowned Alexander Technique, with over 25 years experience in competitive sport and has spent the last 15 studying performance enhancement. Over the last ten years he has worked with golfers of all abilities to help them overcome poor habits that lead to inconsistent performance.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Montague on 11 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
Golf sense is quite different to most golf instruction books. The biggest difference is that it's written by a non-golfer, but having read the book personally I think this may be a huge benefit.

The approach is very different to the mainstream instructional books and really makes you challenge your beliefs about how you play golf, and gives you many exercises and a framework in which to challenge your current assumptions and habits, and a way forward to improve your game.

The book should appeal to the complete range from experienced golfers to those just starting playing golf, to men, women, kids, you name it you should get some help from this book, personally I cant wait to put into practise what I have learnt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jacko on 22 Aug. 2011
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This is a short, practical guide to improving your golf through (mainly) relaxation techniques, written by a non-golfer which could easily be applicable to most sports.

How many times have I been playing well, spanking my woods down the middle of the fairway only for the wheels to come off with the inevitable tops, duck hooks and thins? I then concentrate more on my setup which makes me more tense, and which makes the problem even worse.
On the range I can be so good that I leave elated, and my practise swing on the course is poetry in motion, yet all-too-frequently my real shot falls apart in a jerky, stiff, fast stab at the ball resulting in all those aforementioned bad shots.
Topping the ball with my woods has been my recent nemesis, so I turned to this book in the hope I can learn how to relax and be more fluid, because that is ultimately the only way to play golf.

"Ah, you look all tense. You need to relax mate.." and so the advice goes. But I don't feel tense or stressed about some shots before I precede to top the ball or push it out of bounds.
This book will tell you exactly how to relax. It can easily be read in a day, but what a worthwhile way of spending a day.

So, having read this book I was curious to see how I would fare adopting some of these techniques over my weekly 9 holes on a Sunday morning (complete with minor hangover). First hole, 5-wood 230 yards straight down the middle a-la me of old. Hardly any effort. Second tee shot, the same. And all subsequent 5-woods and 3-woods. Amazing. Practical advice that yields instant results.

Read this, and the next time someone tells you that you need to relax, you'll know how to.
I can't recommend this book enough. It's my missing link that gels all my swing mechanic and short game books, and to be honest, as good as Dr.Bob Rotella may be, his practical advice isn't a patch on this.
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Another compelling book for the library of every golfer interested in the mental side of golf.

It is actually a book that broadens or, rather, varies perspectives. It puts together not only mind and body (à la Bob Rotella, for instance) but also posture and breathing, disciplines such as Feldenkrais and the Alexander Technique. In short, "weighty" themes that have to be meditated and take time and dedication to be assimilated, yet essential for golfers seriously interested in improving their game.

It is noteworthy that the book is written by a non-golfer. This makes it interesting, because certain practices are universal regardless of specific sport techniques.

A series of exercises (regarding posture, breathing, awareness of one's body) enriches the work. These exercises have to be performed to make the time invested in reading the book really effective, so that understanding its concepts truly brings about real improvements.

The site of the book is informative and expands the subject for all interested golfers.

To sum up, this is a worthwhile publication in its specificity: besides, there are thousands of manuals regarding swing technique but very few consider mind and body as a whole. So books like "Golf Sense" and others like it are very welcome in the golf book panorama.
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I highly recommended this book for golfers who want to play golf (more often) in The Zone. On a physical level it will help you recognise unnecessary tension in your body and gives practical techniques on how to relax for better coordination to improve your swing. The `less is more' philosophy gives you greater control over your club narrowing the gap between what you want to do when planning your shot and what happens when you play it. On a mental level the techniques will get you into The Zone to play golf at a higher level and sharpen your mental skills.

Golf Sense contains many useful exercises and follows the progress of a golfer `Tom' as he uses them to overcome his own difficulties. I think the best part of the book is the chapter when we `listen in' to his thoughts as he plays a hole - this puts it all into context and links together the whole philosophy of the book nicely.

I read the book within a few days and am already on the way to a peak performance! If you're a golfer who wants to take your game to the next level and are prepared to break with old habits, this very readable book will do just that. I believe it will put you ahead of other golfers who don't use these techniques!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Re Howard-spink on 14 Jun. 2010
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My biggest problem has always been relaxing and settling the mind as I start the backswing or putt. Roy's solutions have cured that problem for me. A great book! Golf Sense: Practical Tips on How to Play Golf in the Zone
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