Golf Books to Read

Listed on this page are suggested readings that we believe will enhance every golfers journey. Please check back often as we will be updating this list when new material becomes available. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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By Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott with Ron Sirak.
Forward by Annika Sorenstam.

It’s not about changing your swing—it’s about changing your mind: Two legendary coaches give golfers a powerful new approach to the game... and to life.

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 pre-shot routine will improve your 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 rigid set of mechanics, their VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it’s possible to shoot a 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if you have the right mind-set 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.

“I have been impressed by Pia ever since I saw her in action in the late 1980’s, first as a player and then as my coach. Pia is open-minded and intelligent and possesses the desire to constantly help others develop... I have been inspired to follow her beliefs and life philosophy.”
—Annika Sorenstam, LPGA


Ground-Breaking Techniques for High Performance.
Based on research by Doc Childre and the Institute of Heartmath®

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. A new, 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.

From the back cover:

"HeartMath tools help golfers recognize how their emotional state changes so quickly, and how they can take charge of that. The Freeze-Framer software gives golfers techniques to control themselves while under pressure and in tense situations both athletically and in life. This is important for high performance." -- Laird Small, 2003 National PGA Teacher of the Year; Top 50 Teacher, Golf Magazine; Top 100 Teacher, Golf Magazine

"The HeartMath techniques took 8 strokes off my golf game within a week of learning them." -- Tom Ryan, golf pro and Director of Integrated Medicine at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital in Wisconsin

"I use the Quick Coherence technique on the golf course, and it always makes my day. It helps me get out of my own way‚ calm my mental chatter, release habitual anxieties, and swing with better rhythm and tempo. It also improves my putting. Thanks to HeartMath and the Freeze-Framer® technology, I am playing better and enjoying my self more on the golf course. I am confident it will work just as well for you, too." -- Michael McTeigue, Author of The Keys to the Effort less Golf Swing, Curing Your Hit in Seven Simple Lessons


by Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson, and Ron Sirak

The authors of the smash hit Every Shot Must Have a Purpose put the golf back in golf practice, with a revolutionary approach that replaces rote sessions with dynamic, proven drills.

As coaches to golf’s top players, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson have created brilliant new mind- body strategies for every aspect of the game. With The Game Before the Game, they showcase their unique approach to practice, with winning techniques that ensure those hours on the driving range and practice green aren’t wasted on reinforcing bad habits.

The authors identify three essential types of practice:

  • Warm-up: getting not only the muscles but also the mind in gear
  • Maintenance: intended to prevent your swing from drifting between rounds


by Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson, and Ron Sirak

Two of golf's most revolutionary teachers share a personalized approach to accessing your peak performance.

"The VISION54 approach is far more than just pure golf technique, it allows an individual to unlock their true potential by opening their mind and believing anything is possible to achieve." - David Leadbetter, David Leadbetter Golf Academy

Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott are Complete Game Coaches, leaders of a new kind of golf instruction that focuses on more than just the grip, the stance, and the swing. Their VISION54 method targets the complete golfer-the whole person-not just the technical aspects of the game. Their coaching philosophy focuses on possibilities, not limitations, with an end goal of MY54-the idea that any golfer can reach their own personalized version of peak performance, scoring nothing but birdies on a par-72 course.