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Zen Golf Quote of the Week
Summer 2010

 

Cristie Kerr Reaches World #1

US Open 

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 Zen Golf Membership and Teleforum

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LPGA/PGA Tour Notes 

Cristie Kerr, 2010 LPGA Champion, Reaches #1 in World
  
Cristie Kerr devastated the elite field gathered at longtime LPGA event site Locust Hill Country Club, in Rochester, New York as she took home the second major championship trophy of her already impressive career. Her record- breaking score was 12 strokes clear of Song-Hee Kim's -7, and was only two strokes short of Louise Suggs' 14 stroke women's major record margin of victory in the 1949 US Women's Open. Reminiscent of Tiger Woods' 15 stroke victory at the 2000 US Open at Pebble Beach, Kerr's historic victory also, quite befittingly, propelled her into the #1 spot on the Rolex Rankings of Women's Golf.

Cristie has been working intensively with Dr. Joe for the last two years, and credits her current stellar level of play in great part to her improved mental game.  In interviews after the LPGA Championship, she cited Zen Golf principles as being integral to her reaching her potential by providing keys to remaining focused on her routines and staying in control of all aspects of her game, especially under major tournament pressure.  Her finishes this year in the majors are a testament to this improved mental strength, with a win and 2 top five finishes.

While the #1 ranking has been quite a contentious race this year between Cristie, Ai Miyazoto and Jiyai Shin, Cristie has also been in the top 10 of the rankings for 330 consecutive weeks and finished in the top 10 of 9 of the past 16 majors, including her two wins.
 
The US Open
 
Dustin Johnson's three stroke lead on Sunday was gone by the time he reached the third tee, and so began the true battle of attrition to claim the trophy for our national championship. Proving once again how hard "sleeping on the lead" can be, the player Tiger Woods refers to as "stupid long," and normally seeming to be unflappable, DJ couldn't find fairways or greens and soon was to become a footnote to the tournament. 

The Open saw the return of the 9-hole Tiger Woods highlight reel that has been absent for so long. Woods shot a 5 under par 31 on the back nine of his third round, which propelled him into 3rd place, five strokes behind Johnson at the start of play on Sunday. He was unable to regain that form on the closing day, and finished his second major of the year in a tie for 4th place.

True challenges from Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson also failed to materialize, leaving the tournament in the steady hands of Graeme McDowell, leader through 36 holes, and playing partner of Johnson on Sunday.  After his lone birdie for the day on the 5th hole, McDowell bogeyed 4 of his last 10 holes in the tournament, but needed only make par on the classic final par 5 at Pebble Beach to secure the one-stroke victory over unlikely second-place finisher Frenchman Gregory Havret.

  
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Zen Golf Membership and Teleforum

Our membership program has changed to include a FREE PHONE SESSION with one pre-paid year or a full year of accrued monthly membership payments. We encourage those of you who are interested but haven't taken the plunge to visit the Zen Golf website and sign up for our introductory trial membership. In addition to participating in the next three telefora, and access to the complete archive of all previous ones, you can view and listen to our other multimedia resources on the website, and are entitled to discounts on products. By expanding to the full annual membership, you will qualify for all lesson and coaching discounts, and will immediately qualify for a FREE PHONE SESSION. Please go to theMembership Page of the website for details.
 
Next Teleforum August 18 - Taking Your Range Game to the Course
 
Our last Member's Teleforum has been posted for members on our website, and the next is scheduled for Wednesday, August 18nd at 5:30 p.m. Pacific, 8:30 p.m. Eastern. 

Many players complain that they are "a five on the range, but a 15 on the course." Dr. Joe has several strategies that can bring you more consistency and and a whole lot more fun, by simply "Taking your range game to the course."

Other topics we currently have scheduled for the summer-fall Member's Teleforums include - Avoiding the Anyways, Recent Lessons with the Pros, Pre-shot/Post-shot Routines, and Changing Habits.

  
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Events & Media

Keynote Speaking and Business Golf Opportunities
 
Dr. Parent is now being represented by David Moorman and Drew Carr at Fidelity Sports Group for his keynote speaking, corporate outings and other business golf opportunities. To book Dr. Joe for a speech, corporate event or client golf appreciation program, please get in touch with Drew or David at 407. 420. 1500 or email to drew@fidelitysportsgroup.com.

GOLF: The Art of the Mental Game
 
Dr. Joe's audiobook version of GOLF: The Art of the Mental Game is now available, along with Zen Golf and Zen Putting, on Audible.com and iTunes. Click here to purchase. Members can now access the audiobook version on the website, along with ZEN GOLF and ZEN PUTTING, at the Members Audio page.
 
In The News

Cristie Kerr gave Dr. Joe credit for helping her focus and self-control, leading her to "unlock something within her that says anything is possible," and helping her take her game to the highest level. Read about it here in John Paul Newport's column in the Wall Street Journal. 
   
 
"Making The Turn" with Peter Kessler
 
Dr. Joe is a regular commentator on Peter Kessler's "Making the Turn," a very popular radio program on the PGA TOUR Network of XM/Sirius. Dr. Joe speaks with Peter every other week, with additional special appearances after majors and "cup" events. His appearances in August will be at 11:00 a.m. Eastern, 8:00 a.m. Pacific, on the 2nd, the 17th after the PGA Championship, and the 30th. The program airs Monday-Friday on XM146 and Sirius209 and can also be conveniently accessed from the homepage of the PGA Tour website.
 
 
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Yours in Clarity, Commitment, and Composure, 
Ken Zeiger 
Program Director, 
Zen Golf International 
 
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