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Penguin Presents the audio edition of Mind Game by Michael Calvin and Thomas Bjørn, read by Michael Calvin. 

Eye-opening contributions from the stars of game make this a powerful, groundbreaking investigation into the mind of the professional golfer.

Professional golf is the most remorseless of sports, unique in the complexity of its demands. Technical perfection must be produced in short, concentrated bursts of synchronised movement. Huge mental strength is required. 

Why, then, do we know so little about what it takes to succeed - even survive - at the highest level? 

What separates the good from the great? What are the rituals of preparation and execution? 

How does an elite team come together? 

In a truly groundbreaking exposé of professional golf, Michael Calvin and Thomas Bjorn - captain of the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team - capture the distinctive nature of the game, and the principles and philosophies of players who dominate the world rankings. With unprecedented access to the European Tour players, and in-depth interviews with the European Ryder Cup team, Calvin reveals a sport which operates entirely within the finest margins of excellence.

©2019 Michael Calvin and Thomas Bjørn (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Simon B
  • 08-06-2019

Great listen!

This could have been a superficial collection of characterisations of a selection of current golfers, but the authors have gone beyond that and provided great depth and detail, they have clearly approached this project with diligence and commitment.

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  • James D
  • 22-10-2020

super interesting

it won't really improve your golf, but it will give an insight in to the top of the profession.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-09-2020

Mind Games

interesting insight into the fine margins between winners and losers in golf. Would recommend to fans of any sport

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  • Michael
  • 29-08-2020

Amazed to discover pro’s are just like us !

What a great insight into the minds, the lives and world of pro golfers. The honesty of these world class golfers to offer an insight into how they have reached the highs and lows and how they have dealt with the rollercoaster of emotions. Thomas you have brought delight and a sense of pride to all European golf fanatics, you e give. Us something that can never be taken away, a piece of history, well done to you, your vice captains and your team. If your ever over in Dublin give me a call, I’d love to have a chat and maybe a short game lesson. Your friend in golf MC

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  • Andrew
  • 18-04-2020

Great insight into professional golf

Very good insight into the world of golf and professional sports in general. well delivered and easy to listen to.

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  • Kevin R
  • 26-01-2020

Disjointed

Couldn’t follow this book not sure who was being spoken about! Jumbled and disjointed! Gave up after an hour

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  • nazzer
  • 07-11-2019

Super boring

Long winded and super boring. I purchased this based on its reviews but now convinced that they are not real. Very little practical use to any golfer!

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  • Mr A Kidd
  • 06-10-2019

great book

wonderful insight into the world's of pro golfers and the Ryder cup. a must read

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  • __Steve__
  • 13-09-2019

Great Insight To European Golfers

A great insight into the mindset of the Ryder cup captain and team, Have taken some tips for my own golf game. Thomas Bjorn and his team really left no stone unturned

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  • John Hayes
  • 14-08-2019

Best golf stories in a long time!

Very good listen! Really enjoyable and interesting eavesdrop and insight into professional golf and touring across 20/30 tournaments in 40 weeks, not everyone's cup of tea, but also getting up close and personable to the big name players. Well researched and narration by the author. Informative insight into The Ryder Cup and why Europe just has the edge of the US of A :) Buy it and be entertained for over 10 hours of really good scoops, features and rumours, very amusing in places and you will want to come back and listen again.

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