About The Book

 

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Winning The Battle Within is the golf- book you’ve been waiting for.

Whether you’re a scratch player, a high handicapper, a veteran, or new to the game, you’ll find Winning The Battle Within to be a very useful and comprehensive golf- psychology handbook. In writing Winning The Battle Within, Glen Albaugh and Michael Bowker have reduced the reams of information Dr. Albaugh gleaned in years of studying and practicing applied sports psychology into an easy-to read and, better still, easy-to-understand guide for the recreational and serious golfer.

Dr. Albaugh shares his revolutionary new approaches to pre and post-shot routines, utilized by dozens of touring professionals as well as hundreds of amateurs worldwide. You’ll learn how to swing tension-free and play in the imaginative mind – which many pros and top amateurs now feel are the two most important factors in shooting better scores and having more enjoyment on the golf course. You’ll gain confidence, mental toughness, and the ability to perform under pressure by using Dr. Albaugh’s revolutionary new practice drills, which are outlined in detail in the book – so you can practice like the pros!

Embraced by thousands of pros, amateurs and coaches, Winning the Battle Within is a lively and enjoyable adventure that will lead you to trusting swings and ultimately the Winners Circle.

Since the book was originally released, we’ve received reactions to the lessons embedded in Winning the Battle Within from dozens of the best players and coaches in the world, and each has a unique insight. What follows in the revised edition, is a close look at how, in their own words, these premier players and coaches are using Winning the Battle Within on the practice tee and the course.

What some are saying…

Culminating years of experience, Dr. Albaugh has prepared what football Hall of Famer, and long time friend, Bill Walsh, called “one of the best books ever written on the mental approach to golf and sports performance. Glen has customized powerful mental concepts for golfers. Players who learn them will gain a definite competitive edge.”

In Winning the Battle Within,” Glen shares his revolutionary new approaches to pre and post-shot routines, utilized by dozens of touring professionals. As Scott McCarron, winner of more than $12 million on the PGA Tour, says, “No golfer should leave home without them.” “Winning the Battle Within and the associated workshops will help and excite you regardless of your skill level. In many ways, I owe my career to Glen.”

Within his special relationship with golfers of all abilities, including top professionals, Glen has developed practice regimens and a mental game process that will help anybody’s game.” Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom.

The book presents specific practice drills different from anything most players have ever encountered. “Glen’s advanced routines break down old myths and bring golf up to par with the latest thinking about the critical nature of contingency practice,” says Laird Small, Director of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy and the National PGA Teacher of the Year, 2003.

“Glen Albaugh has long been my teacher and friend. His teachings helped form the foundation of my coaching philosophy. This book should be in every golfer’s library.” Pete Carroll, coach of the two-time NCAA championship USC football team and current head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

Kirk Triplett, a long time student of Dr. Albaugh’s philosophies, has 3 PGA Tour wins, and wins on the Web.com and Champions Tours. “Dr. Glen Albaugh and the concepts in his book got me into the Winner’s Circle. It can do the same for you.” Winning the Battle Within is a lively and insightful adventure into the inner game of golf.

Chalie Wi has played professional golf around the world since 1995 with 9 world-wide wins.“I’ve worked with Glen since 1992 and Winning the Battle Within brings together all that I have learned in that time. The inner game drills help me trust my swing under pressure.”

What others are saying..

Ashley Gomes, Duramed Futures Tour and Big Break VI Star.“Winning the Battle Within gave me a big assist on the Big Break. Now I’m Sure that confidence is a matter of choice.”

Jeff Brehaut, PGA Tour veteran and recent Champions Tour qualifier. “Winning the Battle Within has easy-to-read content. My favorite section is Application through a variety of interesting drills.”

Nick Watney: 2007 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Champion on the PGA Tour.“Re-reading Winning the Battle Within during the week of the Zurich Classic had a lot to do with my winning. I especially like the post-shot routine.”

Martin Chuck, Director of Golf. “Winning the Battle Within is a terrific read – a must for my game, and all of my members. The section on how to learn golf skills is the best I’ve read.”

George Kelley: Owner Stevinson Ranch and Life Long Golfer. “After reading Winning the Battle Within, I made sure it would be a tee prize for my tournament – The Stocker Cup.”

Tommy Masters, Golf Professional, San Joaquin Country Club “This will be required reading for my students regardless of their index, especially the sections on pre and post shot routines.”

Sarah Huarte, LPGA Tour Player (Currently, Women’s Golf Coach, University of San Francisco) “Winning the Battle Within will be my bible as I prepared for the LPGA Tour, and now use in my teaching.”

Men’s  College Golf Coach. “Winning the Battle Within not only has great stuff for my coaching, it is a wonderful performance manual for my players.”

Rod Souza, Stockton Country Club Teaching Professional – Two Time NCGA Player of the Year. “I’ve worked with Glen since ’94, and I don’t read many books, but with the help of Mike Bowker he’s made Winning the Battle Within easy to read and to understand.”

Hilton Tudhope, 13 to 6.1 index in two years, “Well, I can tell you that even after several readings of earlier drafts, I’m fully engaged with Winning the Battle Within. As I said once before, I think it’s a great and useful addition to the literature of this ‘Indecently Alluring’ game.”

Herbert Forster: Co-Director of WBWgolf.com, Europe. Coach German national Boy’s Team. “I have read through the book many times, and it always brings back some of the great memories and feelings of lightful moments of trusting swings and enjoyable play.”

John Dunning: Women’s Volleyball Coach, Stanford University “Being familiar with Glen’s work for 20 years, I was not surprised by the quality of Winning the Battle Within, but it’s more than I expected. The section on practice and suspending judgment is first class, applicable to all sports.”