Chevy Chase's infamous speech from the movie Caddyshack provides the perfect title for this book, which deals with the mental side of golf. Be the Ball includes interviews with more than 100 professional and amateur golfers and instructors -- each telling readers how they, too, can reach this higher state of control. Some of the biggest names in golf offer their unique tips, philosophy, and thoughts on becoming the very best golfer in the world.
About the Author
For decades, audiences worldwide have enjoyed Charlie Jones via audiocassettes, motivational films, books, and seminars. After a successful insurance career, he formed Life Management Services, Inc., and Executive Books, which distributes thousands of his favorite books. He has authored many books, including Life Is Tremendous 7 Laws of Leadership, with more than one million copies in print. A member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable, Jones has been named one of the top fifty speakers of the twentieth century by the National Speakers Association.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an immensely readable book someone picked up for me during one of my spikes in golf earnestness. Now that I am in a dip and golfing only twice a year, I still read this. It's very easy to translate the principals into regular life success and peace. The book is split into 1/2 page to 1 page long quotes from all kinds of golf experts. More than half are players or ex-players, but some are golf coaches, athletes from other sports talking about how sports psychology extends to golf, golf pros, actors, everyone. Although the book is divided into chapters with some common theme and even some prose, I typically pick this up and randomly pick 2-4 sections/quotes to read then put it down. It's not going to fundamentally change your swing, but will change how you approach a hole and react to your performance on it.