Zen and the Art of Disc Golf

Zen and the Art of Disc Golf Author Patrick McCormick
ISBN-10 1502779331
Year 2014-10-09
Pages 114
Language en
Publisher CreateSpace

“The one book every disc golfer needs… If you only pick up one book on this list, make it this one… This is one of those books that will end up with highlighter and notes all over it as you read it again and again.” – Mind Body Disc Golf Reading List (MindBodyDisc.com) “It is a cool book to motivate and inspire you, speaking in terms that Disc Golfers can understand. Definitely check this book out.” – Bobby Brown AKA Cool Daddy Slick Breeze (The Disc Golf Answer Man Podcast) “Zen and the Art of Disc Golf is a perfect read anytime of the year to help your disc golf game…It's safe to say that you'll take something away from it and in the end, you'll take steps to being a better disc golfer with the knowledge you'll gain.” – Zach Parcell (All Things Disc Golf) Disc Golf is more than a game, Patrick D. McCormick carefully argues, it can be a window that shows us how we interact with the world. The way we play is the way we live. This book is about the sport of Disc Golf, but it also is about so much more than throwing a disc at a basket. For the passionate practitioner, Disc Golf becomes a meditation, and practicing not only has the potential to make us better players, but better people as we begin to focus on what we are doing on the course that is working or not working versus what we are doing at home or in the office. "Zen and the Art of Disc Golf" is about becoming the best players we can be and in turn becoming the best possible version of ourselves through cultivation of attitude, focus, determination, and mental strength. It is about mastering the mind, body, and spirit in such a way that we score better and live better. Inside this book you will learn: -What Disc Golf can teach us about life and success -The secret formula for success on and off the course. -How to create the proper attitude and focus to become better Disc Golfers and in turn live better lives. -How visualization improves our game and our lives. -Who you need to be playing with on the course. -How to hit more chains and less trees. -How to take yourself off autopilot and elevate your scores and your game. -The 3 sides of Disc Golf and how to balance them. Most importantly, after reading this book you will walk away ready to Ace holes and Ace life. Disc Golf is life. Life is good.

Discs Zen

Discs   Zen Author Patrick McCormick
ISBN-10 1540647455
Year 2016-11-25
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

After creating a movement in the disc golf world with his cultural classic, Zen & the Art of Disc Golf, author Patrick McCormick returns with Discs & Zen, a more in depth look at how disc golf can be seen as a microcosm of life. New and old fans alike will love McCormick's clever use of insight and humor in hopes to make you never see disc golf the same way again. Discs & Zen is destined to sit along side Zen & the Art of Disc Golf as a treatise on self-growth and personal potential seen through the eyes of a disc golfer. Discs & Zen also contains a forward written by the one and only Tim Steward of Mind Body Disc, The Zen Disc Golf Podcast, and The Disc Golf Answer Man Podcast. PRAISE FORZEN & THE ART OF DISC GOLF: "The one book every disc golfer needs... If you only pick up one book on this list, make it this one... This is one of those books that will end up with highlighter and notes all over it as you read it again and again." - Time Steward (Mind Body Disc Blog) "It is a cool book to motivate and inspire you, speaking in terms that Disc Golfers can understand. Definitely check this book out." - Bobby Brown (The Disc Golf Answer Man Podcast) "Zen and the Art of Disc Golf is a perfect read anytime of the year to help your disc golf game...It's safe to say that you'll take something away from it and in the end, you'll take steps to being a better disc golfer with the knowledge you'll gain." - Zach Parcell (All Things Disc Golf Blog) "A potentially valuable tool in your quest for the Perfect Round." - DiscGolfer Magazine "A must read for any disc golfer." - Hucking Aces Blog

Definitive Guide to Disc Golf

Definitive Guide to Disc Golf Author Justin Menickelli
ISBN-10 9781633194748
Year 2016-04-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books

For people just starting to play, disc golf can become an exciting and addictive sport to play for a lifetime. Avid disc golfers often find playing a challenging test of both physical skill and mental determination. Disc golf is a "greener" sport than most, and has fewer barriers to entry than traditional golf and other recreational sports. It is also one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. The Definitive Guide to Disc Golf provides readers all the essential information they need to get started playing disc golf, but it is much more than just a basic "how to" manual – it is a thoughtful, fascinating, and thoroughly enjoyable exploration into the history, nature, science, and skills of disc golf. Featuring more than 80 instructional photos, this is a comprehensive book about disc golf that would be enjoyed by all players, from beginners to aspiring professionals.

Zen Golf

Zen Golf Author Joseph Parent
ISBN-10 9780385507158
Year 2002-06-18
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Doubleday

The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings. From the Hardcover edition.

Disc Golf

Disc Golf Author Michael Steven Gregory
ISBN-10 1930650183
Year 2003-09-01
Pages 115
Language en
Publisher Trellis Pub

An introduction to the game of disc golf covers the rules and history of the game; stance, grips, and throws; equipment and supplies, courses, and variations of the basic game.

Zen and the Art of Happiness

Zen and the Art of Happiness Author Chris Prentiss
ISBN-10 9780943015620
Year 2006-10-01
Pages 101
Language en
Publisher BookBaby

Cutting-edge science and spirituality tell us that what we believe, think, and feel actually determine the makeup of our body at the cellular level. In Zen and the Art of Happiness, you will learn how to think and feel so that what you think and feel creates happiness and vibrancy in your life rather than gloominess or depression. You'll learn how to adapt to life's inevitable changes, how to deal with stress in a healthy way, and how to nurture a mindful happiness in your daily life. Most importantly, the gentle wisdom of Zen and the Art of Happiness will show you how to invite magnificent experiences into your life and create a personal philosophy that will sustain you through anything. A timeless work about the art of happiness, the way of happiness, the inner game of happiness.

Zen and the Art of Guitar

Zen and the Art of Guitar Author Jeff Peretz
ISBN-10 0739028170
Year 2003-06-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Alfred Music Publishing

Join performer and teacher Jeff Peretz on a musical journey that will open your mind and improve your guitar playing in ways you've never dreamed of. Using the practice of skill cultivation, one of the principles at the heart of Zen philosophy, you'll discover ways to develop your powers of concentration, "let go" as a player, and become a complete guitarist. Along the way, you'll learn about the history of Zen; the application of Zen to rhythm, melody, and harmony; and new ways of thinking about familiar musical elements. You'll find Zen and the Art of Guitar a musical learning experience unlike any you've ever encountered.

Zen in the Art of the SAT

Zen in the Art of the SAT Author Matt Bardin
ISBN-10 0618574883
Year 2005
Pages 220
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Introduces a method for test taking, showing readers how to learn to let go of worries and fears, calm the mind, and bring one's attention to the present moment; assess oneself and one's test-taking habits; discover the mind's hidden natural ability to solve problems; and more. Original.

Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy

Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy Author Carl Olson
ISBN-10 0791446530
Year 2000-08-24
Pages 309
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press

Carl Olson is Professor of Religious Studies at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. His previous books include The Indian Renouncer and Postmodern Poison: A Cross-Cultural Encounter and The Theology and Philosophy of Eliade: A Search for the Centre.

Zen and the Art of Vampires

Zen and the Art of Vampires Author Katie Macalister
ISBN-10 9781440654688
Year 2008-12-02
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin

Is it possible to love two vampires at the same time? View our feature on Katie MacAlister’s Zen and the Art of Vampires. Pushing forty and alone, Pia Thomason heads to Europe on a singles tour, hoping to find romance. What she finds are two very handsome, very mysterious, and very undead men. And she learns that where vampires are concerned, love isn’t the only thing at stake.

Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in the Art of Writing Author Ray Bradbury
ISBN-10 9780008120870
Year 2015-05-21
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK

In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing.

A Chain of Events

A Chain of Events Author Jim Palmeri
ISBN-10 0977451704
Year 2015-08-01
Pages 192
Language en

Two of the early discoverers and players of flying disc games, both leading authorities on the history and collecting of plastic flying discs, collaborate to relate the discovery, early history, and growth of the popular sport of Disc Golf; illuminated with a colorful collection of early flying discs.

Colorado Disc Golf Guide

Colorado Disc Golf Guide Author Rick Karden
ISBN-10 097643511X
Year 2012-04-20
Pages 211
Language en

The Colorado Disc Golf Guide is an indispensable resourcefor disc golfers living in or visiting Colorado. You will finddetailed course descriptions, maps, information, directionsand photos of over 100 courses in Colorado.

Disc Golf Course Design

Disc Golf Course Design Author Michael G. Plansky
ISBN-10 1304741729
Year 2015-01-08
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com

Disc golf emerged as a lifestyle sport from the countercultural movement of the 60s & its popularity has grown while other postmodern recreation forms have faded or plateaued (Wheaton 2004). As an accessible malleable form of recreation its appeal can be explained by a genius loci elicited from direct engagement & a culture of play. What landscape & cultural characteristics of disc golf make it attractive? Participants in the LA region were given semi-structured interviews at 4 popular courses representing 4 distinct typologies to discover preferences. Demographic results and analysis of interviews revealed an overall reluctance to travel, but a desire for variety. Interviewees also expressed overall enthusiasm for courses developed on underutilized post-industrial sites. Camaraderie at each site was shown to be uniquely shaped by rule-creation through play forms (Callois1961); leveling the field for new players, or creating complexity/challenge for experienced players. Guidelines & recommendations are given.