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September-October 2008

Our New ZEN GOLF Website
Tournament Notes
Checking Email
Tour Stats to Know
Dr. Joe in the Media


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Tournament Notes  

The Ryder Cup

Paul Azinger's work as captain of the American team had a powerful impact on his players' state of mind. Zinger set up three groups of four players with compatible personalities, and had them practice together the way he planned to play them together.  He got them ready to play, and they defeated a European team that was better on paper. Look at the cast of characters and you can see why Zinger's down-home pump them up, no fancy frills approach worked. Just ask Boo Weekley.

Uncharacteristically, the European team's top players didn't perform well. Padraig Harrington had been a bit off his game in recent weeks, Sergio wasn't feeling 100%, and Lee Westwood didn't make a charge. Those are the Euro's top players and account for a lot of points when they don't win.

Nick Faldo got his two picks to play well, Poulter especially. One can only wonder whether having Darren Clarke on the team would have given them the boost in energy that they needed to offset Azinger's "13th man," the energetic support of the fans.


Even with Camilo Villegas winning the final two legs of the Fedex Cup, including the limited-field Tour Championship, Vijay Singh waltzed off with the $10 million winner’s share of the series purse. Letting his talents shine through with a new putting attitude, Vijay ran away with a 5-stroke victory in Boston, virtually assuring him of the overall championship.


Cristie Kerr posted another impressive number (66) on Sunday at the Navistar LPGA Classic to reach a playoff with Lorena Ochoa and Candie Kung. Her recent stellar play has put her in 7th place in career LPGA earnings, moving past both Laura Davies and Beth Daniel in month of September. Cristie has been working with Dr. Joe since April.


Checking Emails

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 - Dee O.

"Zen Golf is an extremely well written and insightful book on mastering the mental side of golf. I have been so pleased with the information conveyed that I have bought several copies to share with golfing friends. The fascinating thing is, Dr. Parent's teachings transcend golf and you will find yourself applying his teachings to everyday life. I highly recommend this book for fellow golf fanatics who are looking for that something special to take them to the next level."
 - H.G.W., Esq.

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Tour Stats to Know

There have been five drives of 420 yards or more measured on the PGA Tour this year, the longest, 439 yards, by Tim Petrovic, whom Dr. Joe has coached for several years. 


Dr. Joe in the Media

Dr. Joe is a regular contributor to the #1 Golf Performance Publication, Golf Fitness Magazine – the current Ryder Cup issue features his article “Pre-Match Prep” and the coming November-December issue will feature his column on “Staying Sharp in the Off-Season.”


“At the Turn” with Peter Kessler, on The PGA TOUR Network, XM Radio Channel 146, is featuring Dr. Joe on a regular basis. They speak after each Major championship, focusing on the special challenges that players find at these high-pressure tournaments. Listen for Doc’s comments, during the 8-9am Eastern time broadcast. Check website listings for re-broadcast times.  



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Yours in Clarity, Commitment, and Composure, 
Ken Zeiger 
Program Director, 
Zen Golf International 

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