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Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite
Dave Johnston opens his book on becoming more skillful, deepening confidence, and overcoming the mistakes that players make when it comes to excelling in golf by stating that: “Understanding your fundamental (often unconscious) beliefs about the game is the key to unlocking your natural ability.” Stop Beating Yourself Up! How to Play Your Best Golf Despite Years of Lessons is book four in the Just Hit the Damn Ball! series, a powerful tool that offers readers a new approach to learning and practicing golf, and one that focuses on what is essential to breaking the ceiling and reaching peak potential. It focuses on the player’s belief system and their strengths.
In this book, the author underlines the importance of challenging our attitudes towards ourselves, how we feel about our previous experience of the game, and opens pathways we can travel to connect with our natural abilities. This book helps readers see what connects practicing golf and actually playing it. Dave Johnston puts a lot of personal and professional experience into his writing, making powerful points with real-life examples and true stories. The book comprises seven reflections, each chapter based on a specific reflection.
I enjoyed the way the author explains how our feelings affect the way we play and how these feelings are based on our core beliefs. This book will help you change your attitude and become aware of the unconscious reality that guides your hand when you play golf. Stop Beating Yourself Up! How to Play Your Best Golf Despite Years of Lessons is written in an easy-to-read, conversational style that will appeal to a wide audience and it echoes a powerful, confident, and professional voice that readers will find motivating. While this book focuses on the art of playing golf, it has powerful lessons for personal and professional growth. A highly recommended tool for golf fans.