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Zen Golf - Joseph Parent

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:13 am
by Sighclone
Parent studied with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Boulder and others. His book outlines some mental techniques to help your play. He has a section on negative thinking and how to let it dissipate, emphasizes the entire golf shot, including, after the swing, how you deal with good shots, and many other pointers -- much of value in here for life as well -- highly recommended.

Andy

Re: Zen Golf - Joseph Parente

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:03 am
by KathleenBrugger
:lol: Even if you don't play golf?! :lol:

Re: Zen Golf - Joseph Parente

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:40 pm
by Sighclone
Even if you don't play golf?! :lol:

Yes!!

Andy

Re: Zen Golf - Joseph Parente

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:21 am
by Fore
I wonder if Tiger has read this?

There seems a lot of emphasis on concentration from the brief description of the book, I wonder if it touches on insight?

Tiger could have used some insight a few years back, with regards to keeping his club in the bag. :roll:

We are knee deep into a serious winter at the moment, no golf for some time yet. :(

Re: Zen Golf - Joseph Parente

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:25 pm
by kiki
Tiger could have used some insight a few years back, with regards to keeping his club in the bag.
Would that be his putter or his driver?

Re: Zen Golf - Joseph Parente

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:57 pm
by Fore
Well he's half black and half Asian so I imagine his club resembles a billionaires. :mrgreen:

That Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche fellow has quite a track record as well, perhaps I should steer clear of this book and these teachings. :roll:

Re: Zen Golf - Joseph Parent

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:01 am
by Sighclone
Chogyam's life was indeed dramatic. But the teachings in the book are fine...have to do with how to deal with emotions on the course, and attitudes towards the swing and the game. Any golfer could benefit, in my opinion.

Andy

Re: Zen Golf - Joseph Parent

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:04 pm
by Fore
Sighclone wrote:Chogyam's life was indeed dramatic. But the teachings in the book are fine...have to do with how to deal with emotions on the course, and attitudes towards the swing and the game. Any golfer could benefit, in my opinion.
Perhaps this book will happen across my path, and I'll get a chance to read it. Until then the PGA will have to wait. :D