Zen Golf Quote of the Week
- Meet Dr. Joe at the PGA Show
- Happy New Year
- The West Coast Swing
- Golf Shop Specials
- Tournament Notes: The Mercedes Championship
Meet Dr. Joe at the PGA Show
Dr. Joe will be speaking and signing books at this year’s PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida.
Times: Friday, January 18th at 3:30 pm and Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 am at The Booklegger’s Booth, #4977. Stop by and introduce yourself to Doc!
Happy New Year
Happy New Year! This is a natural time for both reflection and looking forward. All year we’ve shared with you stories of how golfers have incorporated Dr. Joe’s principles into an aspect of their games and often their lives as well. Please keep sending your stories in 2008. This month’s is short and sweet:
“I wanted you to know how much Zen Golf has helped me. It has lowered my scores a minimum of 5 strokes per round. That is without taking one lesson. I went from a 15 to a 10 almost overnight. I made a lot of my friends angry at first, because I was taking their money, and then turned them onto Zen Golf. Thanks!” - Jeff C., Georgia
The West Coast Swing
Dr. Joe plans on visiting many of the PGA Tour stops in California and Arizona on the “West Coast Swing.” If you’d like to have him speak at your club or take a lesson from him, or if you have a company or association that would like to hear one of his corporate presentations while he’s in your area, please contact us at the office, 805-640-1046, for scheduling during the next two months. His travel dates are:
||Palm Spring Area
||Bob Hope Chrysler Classic
||San Diego Area
| Speaking at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe and Vista Valley CC
|Jan 28-Feb 1
||AT&T National Pro-Am (tentative)
||Northern Trust Open
||Riviera Maya, Mexico
||Mayakoba Classic (tentative)
Golf Shop Specials
Please visit the Golf Shop at zengolf.com for our continuing specials on hardcover books, golf hats, CD audiobooks, audio downloads, and DVD's. What better use of your long winter nights than to pick up Zen Putting or Zen Golf to ready yourself for the golf season to come?
Remember that Gift Certificates for phone consultations, lessons, or clinics with Dr. Parent are available for that golfer who has everything!
Tournament Notes: The Mercedes Championship
The kickoff event for the PGA Tour season is a small, invitational field. Although there were some notable top-ten absentees from the field, once the ugly weather on Thursday moved through and the cobwebs were brushed off, we got to see some very good golf.
A lot of players picked up right where they left off last season, including Stephen Ames, Hunter Mahan and Mike Weir. The entertaining back-nine and playoff duel featured comeback player of the year, Steve Stricker, mounting a prodigious challenge to Daniel Chopra, a first time winner in 2007.
Closing with a 64 to Chopra’s 66, the two then played four holes of sudden death before Chopra finally managed to find the bottom of the cup with a birdie putt.
NOTE: Chopra managed to hole 9 putts of 20 feet or more (the second most was 3) during the four-day event, something no PGA Tour player has done since 2004. Think about how many rounds of golf were played by the best players in the world since then.
The next time you’re hard on yourself for missing what you think is a ‘make-able’ putt, you might consider re-reading the chapter “Lower Your Standards” from Zen Putting.
© 2007 Dr. Joseph Parent and Ken Zeiger
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Zen Golf International