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My eBooks

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Focus on Getting a Stronger Self-Belief


Think Like a Golfer

The Putt Whisperer cover


In many ways modern sports psychology is a child of the self-help movement of the early 20th Century. The idea that individuals could easily learn enough psychology to improve their personal performance was radical then, but commonplace today.

However, these early self-help writers built their approach using theological terms which were commonly understood at the time. In our modern world, that is no longer the case—although the terms themselves are still widely used. As a result, much of what passes for sports psychology sounds more like "wishcraft."

In Think Like a Golfer Mike Southern, author of the long-running Ruthless Golf blog, teaches you the lost concepts behind the terms... and he does it without writing an evangelistic tract! "The basics of self-belief," he writes, "are the same whether you're talking about belief in God, belief in yourself, or belief that your car will start when you turn the key in the morning."
In this book you'll learn:
  • how true self-belief differs from mere self-hypnosis and wishful thinking
  • the mechanics of self-belief—how a belief is actually built and grounded in reality so it improves your performance
  • why trying to believe "hard enough" rarely works
  • what useful self-talk sounds like and techniques for getting dependable results
  • how self-belief helps you make better strategy decisions on the course
  • how to avoid the pitfalls of self-doubt and deal with pressure
  • what "the Zone" is and how it's related to self-belief
Yes, you CAN improve your performance on the golf course. You CAN learn to Think Like a Golfer! Order now for only $6.99!

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PDF VERSION -- $6.99


Kindle version ($6.99) available through Amazon.
Nook version ($6.99) available through BN.com.
Available in several different versions through Smashwords ($6.99).

Focus on Building a New Putting Stroke


The Putt Whisperer

The Putt Whisperer cover


Mike Southern's first putting book, Ruthless Putting, taught you how to turn your existing putting stroke into a scoring machine.

Now he teaches you how to build a completely new putting stroke from scratch.

When the USGA and the R&A decided to outlaw anchored putting strokes in 2016, it caught many weekend golfers off-guard. Most had gone to the belly putter because they couldn't putt well with a regular-length putter. Those golfers are no longer sure what they should do.

The Putt Whisperer explains:
  • exactly why the belly putter appears to help some players while not helping others
  • teaches you how to build a personalized putting stroke that incorporates all the necessary fundamentals
  • includes drills to teach you how a good stroke feels, and a process to help you develop a stroke you can trust
And unlike other putting books, The Putt Whisperer contains an extended section discussing what it means to have a "light grip pressure." A full 20% of this Quick Guide details the techniques you can use to adjust your grip pressure until you're putting with a repeatable stroke.

Don't struggle to make putts. Become a Putt Whisperer! Order now for only $4.99!

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PDF VERSION -- $4.99


Kindle version ($4.99) available through Amazon.
Nook version ($4.99) available through BN.com.
Available in several different versions through Smashwords ($6.99).

Focus on Your Balance, Posture & Swing Plane


HIT IT HARD

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It’s true that players often sacrifice power for accuracy. It’s also true that power players are often inaccurate. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

The series of drills you’ll learn in HIT IT HARD will take you from the basic swing motions necessary for any fundamentally sound swing to a full-blown, grit-your-teeth, bust-that-ball power swing!

In this Quick Guide you'll learn:
  • How swinging hard affects the mechanics of your swing
  • How to use connection to keep your hands in front of you
  • Some simple checkpoints to keep your swing on plane
  • Why your lower body always starts your downswing… and how to move your lower body properly and powerfully
  • How to start your downswing correctly every time
  • How to create upper and lower body separation
  • How to stop excess tension from wrecking your swing
  • And much, much more!
So why settle for a swing that’s either powerful or accurate when you can have both? Learn how to swing freely -- no matter how hard you want to swing -- and just HIT IT HARD! Order now for only $4.99!

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PDF VERSION -- $4.99


Kindle version ($4.99) available through Amazon.
Nook version ($4.99) available through BN.com.
Available in several different versions through Smashwords ($4.99).

Focus on Your Backswing & Change of Direction


Stop Coming Over-the-Top

Stop Coming Over-the-Top cover


"Whether you struggle with the swing flaw commonly called 'coming over-the-top' or not, this Quick Guide will probably help your game."
That bold first statement opens Stop Coming Over-the-Top, but it's true. The vast majority of swing faults in any weekend player's swing can be traced back to a poor takeaway and a poor change of direction at the top of the backswing. Using some simple instruction, a few easy drills, and 35 diagrams, Stop Coming Over-the-Top can help any golfer get his swing back on plane, as well as helping him improve distance and accuracy. In this Quick Guide you'll learn:
  • What really causes an over-the-top swing
  • How to create a good shoulder coil with a big swing arc
  • A simple way to get your swing on plane
  • Why your lower body always starts your downswing… but not always correctly
  • How to start your downswing correctly every time
  • How to "hold" your wrist cock until late in your downswing
  • How to stop "chicken-winging"
  • And more!
So don't fuss with the symptoms of a poor swing. Attack the real problems and learn the basics of a fundamentally sound swing with Stop Coming Over-the-Top! Order now for only $4.99!

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PDF VERSION -- $4.99


Kindle version ($4.99) available through Amazon.
Nook version ($4.99) available through BN.com.
Also available in several different versions through Smashwords ($4.99).

Focus on Better Scoring with Your Irons


Accurate Iron Play

More Golf Swing Speed cover


Do you want to attack the pin and leave yourself shorter putts?
Then Accurate Iron Play is the Quick Guide for you. It focuses on the approach shot—what makes it different from a drive for distance—and how it enables you to zero in on your target. It looks at the techniques that improve both distance control and accuracy with your irons:
  • Understand the strategic choices involved in approach shots
  • "Hold" your wrist cock during the downswing
  • Avoid casting from the top
  • Make a crisp downward strike on the ball that prevents flipping
  • Learn to "dial in" distances with different irons
  • Control your trajectory
  • And more!
Accurate Iron Play is noticeably longer than other Quick Guides simply because it covers so much material necessary to good iron play. However, the information is still presented in the most direct, condensed format possible so you don't waste time reading about golf when you can be playing instead. The first third of the guide focuses on the factors that affect your shot choices and the remainder of the book focuses on the techniques for actually making those shots.
The techniques for making better approach shots aren't hard to learn, and it doesn't take endless hours on the range to gain an amazing amount of control. All you need is a clear understanding of why the ball behaves as it does and how to choose and use the best iron for the job.
All you need is Accurate Iron Play. Order now for only $4.99!

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PDF VERSION -- $4.99


Kindle version ($4.99) available through Amazon.
Nook version ($4.99) available through BN.com.
Also available in several different versions through Smashwords ($4.99).

Focus on Your Downswing & Gaining Distance


More Golf Swing Speed

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Note: Some early readers have left comments on this release announcement post. Click here to read them.
How far do you want to hit the ball?
If you're like everybody else, your answer is "just a little farther."
Then More Golf Swing Speed is the Quick Guide for you. It focuses on the downswing—how you load the shaft at the top of your backswing and unload it at impact. Including diagrams for both right- and left-handers, it helps you understand both how to make the correct moves and how to avoid the incorrect ones:
  • "Hold" or even increase your wrist cock during the downswing
  • Avoid casting from the top
  • Develop maximum clubhead speed as you near impact
  • Learn how Hogan's supinated wrist position works
  • Create a downward strike on the ball that prevents flipping
  • And more!
There are no secret tricks to creating clubhead speed, and you don't need expensive training aids to create solid strikes on the ball. All you need is a clear understanding of what your club does during your downswing and how you can cooperate with it to get the most clubhead speed possible.
All you need is More Golf Swing Speed. Order now for only $3.99!

Sales tax will be added for NC residents.


PDF VERSION -- $3.99
 
Kindle version ($3.99) available through Amazon.
Nook version ($3.99) available through BN.com.
Also available in several different versions through Smashwords ($3.99).

Ruthless Putting

...with bonus Ruthless Chipping ebook
 
Ruthless Putting and Ruthless Chipping cover


Why waste hours, days, or even weeks learning a new putting stroke... when you can become a SCORING MACHINE with the one you've already got?
Ruthless Putting is the owner's manual that should have come with your putter. In it you'll learn the simple techniques you need in order to take strokes off your game. You'll learn these techniques and principles without any expensive training equipment. In fact, you'll find that you have the few materials necessary right there in your home! You'll learn things like:
  • The 7 Basic Principles used by ALL good putters, both past and present, as gleaned from the works of Dave Pelz, Stan Utley, and Bobby Jones.
  • The amazing single move that can INSTANTLY improve your putting ability. (And guess what? It's a move you already use EVERYDAY!)
  • The classic swing-training technique that will give you consistent speed control on the greens.
  • How to beat "the yips" without expensive training aids... and NEVER be plagued by them ever again!
And much more! Ruthless Putting will help you take strokes off your game quickly and with a minimum of practice, Improve your game today!
When you place your order, you'll be emailed a download link so you can get your copies. Don't worry, your email address won't be sold. Just click the link for the version you want, and you'll be taken to the order page.

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PDF VERSION -- $8.99 FOR BOTH


Paperback ($13.99) available through Amazon and BN.com.
Kindle version ($8.99) available through Amazon.
Two Nook versions ($8.99) available through BN.com -- an "official" EPUB (the 2009 version in the BN listing) and a Smashwords-generated version (the 2011 version). Both have the same text and diagrams.
Also available in several different versions through Smashwords ($8.99).