The definitive guide to the mental side of golf, written by the massively popular multiple tournament-winning Ryder Cup golfer Darren Clarke. Darren Clarke, the hugely charismatic golfer from Northern Ireland, has a formidable record in three Ryder Cups as well as in international tournaments. He has beaten Tiger Woods in the Accenture 36 hole match final - one of the world's great tournaments. Here he uses his own experience to emphasise the mental aspect of golf and its vital importance to the game in this instructional book. However good the technical swing of a golfer, it will be of little use if he or she is not in control of the all-important mental game. In 'Golf - The Mind Factor', Darren Clarke guides the despairing and sometimes suicidal golfer through the nightmare scenarios that fill him with fear. Giving credit to Karl Morris, his own 'Dr Golf', Darren highlights the specific problems that have caused intermittent hiccups in his outstanding career, and answers queries that all golfers will be grateful for. This immensely helpful, well-structured book will appeal immediately to all amateur golfers and those who want to improve their game.
Darren Clarke was born in Northern Ireland in 1968. In 2000, he became the first European to win one of the World Golf Championships events. He went on to become the only player, apart from Woods, to have more than one WGC success to his name when he won the 2003 NEC Invitational in Ohio by four shots. In 2002, he also became the only player to win the English Open three times. Darren Clarke is married with two children.