The Inner Game of Golf - W. Timothy Gallwey

The Inner Game of Golf

By W. Timothy Gallwey

  • Release Date: 1998-03-17
  • Genre: Golf
Score: 4
From 63 Ratings


The classic guide to sharpening your mind and raising your performance on the green and in the game of life—part of the bestselling Inner Game series, with more than one million copies sold!

“The best sports psychology book ever written about golf.”—Inside Golf

W. Timothy Gallwey’s bestselling Inner Game books have revolutionized the way we think about sports. As he did in his phenomenally successful The Inner Game of Tennis, Gallwey provides methods that can be applied to situations beyond the green. The Inner Game of Golf delivers strategies to achieve potential—both in the crucible of competition and in everyday life. With Gallwey as a guide, you’ll learn how to

defeat your mental demons and find clarity under pressure
dispel tensions that can sabotage your performance
build confidence and overcome insecurities that can hijack your best instincts
employ the art of “relaxed concentration” to improve your swing, your game, and your life

No matter what your skill set, Gallwey’s pioneering strategies, real-life examples, and illuminating advice are perfect for anyone who strives to be a champion on and off the course.


  • Awesome book!

    By Thapana Uparanukraw
    I have been struggling with my natural process of learning music, and sometimes I feel like skills that I learned during practice session doesn't stick with me for long before I lose it. This book has helped me with my inner mind and let my own body learn to be aware and learn it naturally. I highly recommended to anyone to any field who wants to be accurate on what they are doing!
  • Do you still use a wooden Driver?

    By HornsUp
    I read this book in the late 80's and it did nothing for me. It was probably one of the first attempts at publishing golf related sports psychology but the author was a hack who wasn't breaking 80 if I remember correctly and he wasn't working with any pros or anything like that. I think he might have worked with some good tennis players but even then, different sport. If you have the money to waste buy the book and read all about the "bouce, hit". You think "bounce" on the backswing and "hit" on the downswing. Woo woo, innovating! Keep in mind that some tour pros were still playing with wooded drivers when this came out. I would suggest Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella, that was and remains the best book I've ever read on golf - period! I had the tools to become a single digit handicap player when I read that book and it's teachings went well beyond "bounce, hit". Rotella works with tour pros and his insight is exceptional. Learning how to practice properly, stay in the present, focus on a target and execute a pre-shot routine made a huge differnce in my game. I'm a 5 hadicap today and the Rotella book allowed me to get the most out of my limited talents. "The Inner Game of Golf" is like first grade compared to the college level course of "Golf is Not a Game of Perfect". There are other great books on golf psychology as well that are also far more golf specific than this "bouce, hit" effort.