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This is an eclectic compilation of resources found to be helpful by staff, family and friends. Although we do our best to keep up, we do not always have the opportunity to read all the selections. Therefore, we have indicated titles that have been personally recommended by our staff and instructors by marking them with an asterisk.


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a bestselling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning? In this brilliant and groundbreaking book, New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell looks at why major changes in our society so often happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Ideas, behavior, messages, and products, he argues, often spread like outbreaks of infectious disease. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.

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Beyond Winning: The Timeless Wisdom Of Great Philosopher Coaches

Like the philosopher kings of ancient times, these six coaches shared a common wisdom, vision, and commitment. They believed a valiantly fought defeat is better than a poorly played victory. In Beyond Winning: The Timeless Wisdom of Great Philosopher Coaches, Gary Walton reveals the thoughts and teachings that made these legendary coaches successful-in sport and life. You'll get an intimate look at how each coach followed a different path in his pursuit of excellence.

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Building Champions: A Guide for Parents of Junior Golfers

Must reading for all parents of junior golfers. From Dr. Bee:

Several years ago the father of one of my junior clients, said "There is no simple advice or guidelines available for parents whose children play golf competitively." He had asked me for advice on how to encourage his son without being overbearing. "At junior tournaments," he said, "I've noticed some parents are far more involved in their kids golf than others. He wanted to find the right balance so his son would have fun with golf while still wanting to play his best. He suggested I write this book. My experience working with juniors as young as 5 to touring professionals has taught me that parenting has a huge impact on both short term and long term success. As you read this book you will learn what works and what has the potential to backfire-what builds champions and what often produces undesirable results.

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The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

Using their impressive work with athletes and corporate executives, Loehr and Schwartz lay out the new rules for getting exceptional results in any performance context. Instead of managing time, manage energy between performance sessions to maximize emotional recovery for the next time you push your personal limits. Don't rely on discipline alone; it takes too much effort to micromanage at every moment. What's needed are routines--effective and even rigid practices that optimize recovery between performance sessions.

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Golf Mind Software

A new, revolutionary software that makes toughening your mental game not only possible, but easy! And now you can own these little know techniques for a fraction of what you'd have to pay a top mental training coach to teach them to you in person.

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Rich Kid Smart Kid

Author: Robert Kiyosaki & Sharon Lechter
ISBN: 0446677485

All about ownership and accountability for the way one earns, borrows, spends, and invests money. Fresh and inviting ideas; a must read for anyone wanting their children to have the habits and attitudes necessary for financial freedom.

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Good to Great

Author: Jim Collins
ISBN: 0066620996

Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success.

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Spinning Inward: Using Guided Imagery with Children for Learning, Creativity & Relaxation

Author: Maureen Murdock
ISBN: 0877734224

Guided imagery exercises to facilitate relaxation into learning, focus attention, increase concentration, develop good listening skills, stimulate creativity, build a strong self image, improve academic, artistic & athletic skills and cultivate inner peace and group harmony. Contrary to the subtitle, this book is not exclusively for use with children; many of the exercises are equally beneficial to adults. A "whole brain" approach that will hold particular appeal to those who are not visual, linear learners.

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The 8th Habit

Author: Stephen Covey
ISBN: 0684846659

How to find your own voice, then inspire others and create a workplace where people feel engaged. This includes establishing trust, searching for third alternatives (not a compromise between your way and my way, but a third, better way) and developing a shared vision.

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Thinking Body, Dancing Mind : Taosports for Extraordinary Performance in Athletics, Business, and Life*

Author: Chungliang al Huang & Jerry Lynch
ISBN: 0553373781

According to the authors, "thinking body, dancing mind means that you have within you all that you need to be and to do anything you wish." The authors provide many useful exercises, including visualization, focusing, and centering.

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The Mental Keys to Improve Your Golf*

Author: Michael Anthony
Publisher: TMK Press, 2001
ISBN: 0-9708011-0

Great insights for golfers who need to stay 'in the moment' and focus on the process, rather than just the outcome.

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Jonathan Livingston Seagull*

Author: Richard Bach
Publisher: Avon, 1995
ISBN: 0380012863

Illustrates how our day-to-day choices impact us on a deeper level.

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Who Moved My Cheese?*

Authors: Spencer Johnson, Kenneth H. Blanchard
Publisher: Putnam
ISBN: 0399144463

A thought-provoking book and an easy read, Who Moved My Cheese? Is a simple parable that reveals profound truths about change. It is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. "Cheese" is a metaphor for what you want to have in life -- whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, money, a possession, health, or spiritual peace of mind and "The Maze" is where you look for what you want.

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The Mental Art of Putting: Using Your Mind to Putt Your Best: The Psychology of Great Putting*

Authors: Cohn, Patrick J., Ph.D., Winters, Robert K.
Publisher: Diamond, 1995
ISBN: 0912083875

Combines the authors' research, experience, and work with great putters on the professional tours. For anyone who plays, coaches, or works with golfers, listeners learn how to create a great putting attitude right away, be more confident and focused on the green, and putt without fear.

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Peak Performance Golf*

Authors: Cohn, Patrick J., Ph.D., Watts, Brian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 2000
ISBN: 0809224321

For serious students of the game who are struggling to improve their overall performance, this unique guide teaches intermediate to better golfers how to get the most out of their abilities and lower their scores.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People*

Authors: Covey, Stephen
Publisher: Fireside, 1990
ISBN: 0-671-66398-4

A holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems ... principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

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The E-Myth Revisited*

Authors: Gerber, Michael
Publisher: HarperBusiness, 2003
ISBN: 0887307280

Gerber explains the concept of Strategic Thinking and how it will "enable you to create a business that works apart from you, instead of because of you". The "E" stands for "entrepreneurial".

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Elessons4sports.com*

Web-based summaries of students' lessons, accessed by students on a private webpage by username and password with pictures and text, Also available: Junior golf profiles for students wishing to obtain scholarships, Stats and tournament tracking database & extensive resource section.

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The New Toughness Training For Sports*

Authors: Loehr, James E
Publisher: Plume, 1995
ISBN: 0452269989

A "must read" for all serious athletes and coaches. This book contains emotional, physical and technical theories and supports these theories with practical evaluations, daily logs and stress/recovery techniques. Possibly the best "self help" sports book available today!

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Golf in the Kingdom

Authors: Murphy, Michael
Publisher: Penguin (USA), 1997
ISBN: 0140195491

An altogether unique confluence of fiction, philosophy, myth, mysticism, enchantment, and golf instruction.

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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime of Golf*

Authors: Penick, Harvey
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1999
ISBN: 0684859246

Required reading for all golfers!

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Golf: The Mind Body Connection - How to Lower your Score with Mental Training

Authors: Saunders, Tom, MD
Publisher: McNally Robinson
ISBN: 1-895310-03-2

It is a paperback, but for $40 it includes two "how to" golf-specific hypnosis CD's. Absolutely a bargain compared to other offerings of this type based on principles used for over 80 years.

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