The Game Before the Game
Co-authors Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson and Ron Sirak have now published their second game-changing piece of work -- The Game Before the Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice.
The Game Before the Game is available for sale online here in the VISION54 WebShop.
Reviews of the new book promise the same level of success that drove Every Shot Must Have a Purpose to soon be published in eight different languages. Every Shot Must Have a Purpose is credited with having changed the game of golf for many of its readers, and is still listed among the top-10 best selling golf books.
Following on this success, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson, co-founders of VISION54, once again teamed with award-winning writer and editor of Golf World Ron Sirak as authors of The Game Before the Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice. As complete game coaches, Marriott and Nilsson showcase their proven integrated coaching principles by outlining how practice should be productive, fulfilling and fun. This revolutionary approach of how to take the range to the first tee is shared through three essential areas of practice:
- Warm-up: ensuring that beyond the physical and technical, the mental and emotional elements also are warmed up and ready to go;
- Maintenance: intended to prevent your swing and playing from drifting between rounds;
- Preparation: getting ready for the “real” experience of playing golf. What is it that you want to get better at for the future?
The authors’ remarkable insight into each of these three areas is accompanied by specific drills that the reader can use to fully prepare to translate practice into success real-time on the golf course.
Every Shot Must Have a Purpose
As coaches to some of golf’s top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don’t believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don’t even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision.
Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player’s game. The book’s revolutionary preshot routine improves a player’s focus, leading to a golf swing that is not only successful but can be repeated under extreme pressure. Emphasizing the individual golfer rather than a right set of mechanics, the authors' VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it’s possible to shoot 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if a player has the right mindset and well-honed intuitive power.
An engaging read for the beginner or the seasoned golfer, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose is inspiration for life, not just the links.
Golf Parent for the Future
The importance of the parent’s role in the healthy development of today’s junior golfer, both as a player and as young person, is the focus of Golf Parent for the Future. Co-authored by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson, this groundbreaking publication is a must-read for anyone whose child is either beginning golf, or who already plays the game and perhaps aspires to progress into new competitive arenas.
Parents of young golfers are given excellent advice such that: “You can create an environment where they will learn how to win and keep their motivation high. They’ll learn life skills that can contribute more than you’ll ever know to their physical and emotional well being.” Marriott and Nilsson offer their readers clarity and focus by highlighting four areas that enhance the relationship and communication between the junior golfer and their parents. These four “insights”, the authors believe, are among the most important for being a great golf parent for the future.
Such has been the enthusiastic response to the publication, that the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) purchased a copy for each of its members. The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), United States Golf Association (USGA) and The First Tee also purchased copies for their respective youth initiatives, and other golf organizations in the U.S. and abroad have used the booklet as an educational tool for their junior programs.
Sport Parent for the Future
The importance of the parent’s role in the healthy development of today’s young athlete, both as an athlete and as a young person, is the focus of Sport Parent for the Future. Co-authored by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson, this groundbreaking publication is a must-read for anyone whose child is either beginning sports, or who already plays sports and perhaps aspires to progress into new competitive arenas.
Co-authors Marriott and Nilsson communicate how the parent role will have a great impact on the young athlete’s future, even though each child might have other teachers and coaches. Ultimately, it is the parents who the child looks to for unconditional support and guidance. Parents are their closest role model. Parents of young athletes are given excellent advice such that: “You can create an environment where they will learn how to win and keep their motivation high. They’ll learn life skills that can contribute more than you’ll ever know to their physical and emotional well being.”
Marriott and Nilsson offer their readers clarity and focus by highlighting four areas that enhance the relationship and communication between the young athletes and their parents. These four “insights”, the authors believe, are among the most important for being a great sport parent for the future.
Managing Emotions - Golf's Next Frontier
If you are a passionate golfer, you can appreciate the pleasurable emotional state associated with playing at the peak of your game. You also understand how emotional blowups or meltdowns can quickly override and undo the results of countless hours of practice. This illustrated, 60-page book explains how you can achieve and maintain optimal emotional states for extended periods of time – even in the heat of intense competition. You’ll learn HeartMath’s Quick Coherence® technique for emotional balance and high performance in golf. It’s easily integrated into practice routines, just like chipping, putting, ball striking, etc., and will help you maintain your energy, avoid errors due to emotional judgments and inner turbulence, shoot lower scores, and stay at peak longer.
Marriott and Nilsson enthusiastically assisted HeartMath® with this project. They believe to accomplish your 54, the successful management of your emotions is vital. It’s the integration of your physical, technical, mental and emotional states that is ultimately important. The research HeartMath® has conducted about peak performance and the role of the heart is cutting edge. The techniques are powerful and most importantly they work.