Our newest book provides the roadmap to developing your unique human skills. In it, we walk you through the skills within the context of the game and we provide you with explorations, exercises and mini-lessons to discover your best performance state ON the golf course.
We’ve created additional resources, many free and some for sale, that are available on our dedicated Be A Player page. These resources will provide additional support for your on course training as you read the book and explore your own human skills. These tools will help you explore and master your human skills as you play on course.
Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott are leaders of a new kind of golf instruction that focuses on more than just the grip, the stance, and the swing. Their VISION54 method targets the complete golfer – the whole person – not just the technical aspects of the game. Their coaching philosophy focuses on possibilities, not limitations, with an end goal of MY54 – the idea that any golfer can reach their own personalized version of peak performance, scoring nothing but birdies on a par-72 course.
Building on the core concepts introduced in Every Shot Must Have a Purpose and the strategic thinking in The Game Within the Game, Play Your Best Golf Now takes the mastery out of the soft skills of golf and shows golfers how to add these skills to their game for peak performance. Players learn to master the 8 Essential Playing Skills:
Leave Your Mind Behind and enter the Play Box
Decide and Commit to your shots
Find Your Balance both physically and mentally
Feel Your Tempo on the course and dance to its rhythm
Tame Tension to improve your swing
Build Emotional Resilience
Store Memories and learn from the past to make a better present
Drown Self-Talk in Useful Thoughts
And the 2 Essential Practice Skills:
Simulate Golf on the practice range to maximize your time and effort
Integrate Skills and practice with a plan
These Essentials complement the technical anchors of the game – the grip, the stance, the swing – and give players a foundation for achieving their peak performance. MY54 is the vision, and these are the building blocks for achieving a higher level of play.
Co-authors Lynn Marriott, Pia Nilsson and Ron Sirak have now published their second game-changing piece of work – The Game Before The Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice.
Reviews of the new book promise the same level of success that drove Every Shot Must Have a Purpose to soon be published in eight different languages. Every Shot Must Have a Purpose is credited with having changed the game of golf for many of its readers, and is still listed among the top-10 best selling golf books.
Following on this success, Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson, co-founders of VISION54, once again teamed with award-winning writer and editor of Golf World, Ron Sirak, as authors of The Game Before The Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice. As Complete Game Coaches, Marriott and Nilsson showcase their proven integrated coaching principles by outlining how practice should be productive, fulfilling and fun. This revolutionary approach of how to take the range to the first tee is shared through three essential areas of practice:
Warm-up: ensuring that beyond the physical and technical, the mental and emotional elements also are warmed up and ready to go;
Maintenance: intended to prevent your swing and playing from drifting between rounds;
Preparation: getting ready for the “real” experience of playing golf. What is it that you want to get better at for the future?
The authors’ remarkable insight into each of these areas is accompanied by specific drills that the reader can use to fully prepare to translate practice into success real-time on the golf course.
As coaches to some of golf’s top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don’t believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don’t even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision.
Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player’s game. The book’s revolutionary preshot routine improves a player’s focus, leading to a golf swing that is not only successful but can be repeated under extreme pressure. Emphasizing the individual golfer rather than a right set of mechanics, the authors’ VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it’s possible to shoot 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if a player has the right mindset and well-honed intuitive power.
An engaging read for the beginner or the seasoned golfer, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose is inspiration for life, not just the links.
The importance of the parent’s role in the healthy development of today’s junior golfer, both as a player and as a young person, is the focus of Golf Parent for the Future. Co-authored by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson, this groundbreaking publication is a must-read for anyone whose child is either beginning golf, or who already plays the game and perhaps aspires to progress into new competitive arenas.
Parents of young golfers are given excellent advice such that: “You can create an environment where they will learn how to win and keep their motivation high. They’ll learn life skills that can contribute more than you’ll ever know to their physical and emotional well being.” Marriott and Nilsson offer their readers clarity and focus by highlighting four areas that enhance the relationship and communication between the junior golfer and their parents. These four “insights”, the authors believe, are among the most important for being a great golf parent for the future.
Such has been the enthusiastic response to the publication, that the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), United States Golf Association (USGA) and The First Tee also purchased copies for their respective youth initiatives, and other golf organizations in the U.S. and abroad have used the booklet as an educational tool for their junior programs.
Always important – VISION54’s video for Golf Parents Here is a 10 min. video clip with four insights for anyone supporting another golfer. View video >> Our first self-published ebook, Golf Parent for the Future, is now available on Amazon. Purchase >>
The importance of the parent’s role in the healthy development of today’s young athlete, both as an athlete and as a young person, is the focus of Sport Parent for the Future. Co-authored by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson, this groundbreaking publication is a must-ready for anyone whose child is either beginning sports, or who already plays sports and perhaps aspires to progress into new competitive arenas.
Co-authors Marriott and Nilsson communicate how the parent role will have a great impact on the young athlete’s future, even though each child might have other teachers and coaches. Ultimately, it is the parents who the child looks to for unconditional support and guidance. Parents are their closest role model. Parents of young athletes are given excellent advice such that: “You can create an environment where they will learn how to win and keep their motivation high. They’ll learn life skills that can contribute more than you’ll ever know to their physical and emotional well being.”
Marriott and Nilsson offer their readers clarity and focus by highlighting four areas that enhance the relationship and communication between the young athletes and their parents. These four “insights”, the authors believe, are among the most important for being a great sport parent for the future.