“I have known Alan since 1980 when I lived in Tucson, Arizona. I started bowling in 1956 and have read countless bowling books. This book is special and belongs in every bowler’s library.
I had known that Alan was a good bowler, but never knew that he possessed the knowledge that he put forth in this book. It is a very thorough collection of bowling-related information that any (and all) bowlers that want to improve should read. I highly recommend it.” —Len Nicholson, PBA Hall of Fame, 2011 & International Bowling Media Association Hall of Fame, 2020 (Author of eight books, including the Final Phase, a four-book series, with The Mental Game being book three.) Len is also the phantom on his podcast and you can click on the link below to hear all of the last 17 years.
“Caution: If you are satisfied with your average – you don’t need this book! Bowling is easy – excelling at bowling is hard, but much more fun.
While some factors leading to improvement, such as practice, seem obvious other crucial factors are more obscure but even more important. Alan has developed a roadmap where at each stop you improve one obvious, or less recognized, skill on the way to ‘the zone’. While on your 31-day road trip, Alan – riding shotgun, entertains you with his own personal experiences. While his approach is friendly and lighthearted the results can be serious and rewarding.
No matter where you are now, by following Alan’s simple and systematic approach you will get even better – all while enjoying the journey.” -Scott Washburn, Tucson Metro USBC Hall of Fame 2012, Past University of Arizona Bowling Team Coach, USBC Arizona amateur Champion, Tucson Metro USBC Master’s Champion and Tucson Metro USBC Senior Master’s Champion.
“This is a must read book for anyone who is interested in the game of bowling. While short, but very informative, this book is for the beginner as well as the advanced player, because of its main premise, often overlooked today, which is to have fun. People seem to forget that this is a game.
With any game you play, you must have fun, otherwise why do it? As you read, Alan covers many informative tips to help improve your game while keeping with the main point of having fun! What a delightful read.” –John V. Cook, Tucson Metro USBC Hall of Fame 1991, Arizona State USBC Hall of Fame 1992
“Alan Brizee has written a very thought provoking book, laying out a detailed 31 day plan to improve on the mental side of sports performance, mainly geared toward bowling and golf. His instructions about how to get in the "mental zone" now explains to me why he has always been a fierce competitor in bowling matches, especially succeeding in pressure situations.
Also, recently taking up golf myself and finding out how difficult a game it is, Alan's systematic approach, determination and practice routines noted in the book answers why he has achieved such success in golf over a relatively short period of time.
Anyone hoping to take their sport of choice to the next level would benefit from reading, "The Path To Excellence".” —Mike Land, Tucson USBC Hall of Fame 1998.
“Alan Brizee’s commitment to the mental game shines in The Path to Excellence. His thirty-one-day guide reveals a key aspect of accomplishment how dedication to enjoyment maximizes success.” —Beth Haggerty, MSW Tucson, Arizona. Haggerty served as a sport consultant for the University of Arizona Lacrosse Team, focusing on resolving barriers to athletic success. Specializing in Peak Performance Analysis, she worked with professional and amateur athletes uncovering the unique way athletes play when they are in top form and methods to access personal winning strategies on command.
“Alan is a serious competitor. He has an uncanny ability to concentrate when it counts which translates into effortless motion while playing golf. He has a full understanding of how to prepare mentally and physically to get the most out of his game. Athletes can learn a lot from Alan.” -Laura Beuhring, General Manager of Sewailo Golf Club and PGA teaching pro.
“Alan’s book is quite good. I read it in one day. I’m an avid bowler who bowls in two leagues a week. His book reminded me to get back to the basics, which include the key words setup, visualization, one-shot, mental game, concentration, and more. I’m looking forward to putting his tips to use in my bowling game. I plan to have his book with me the next time I practice.” -Keith J.
“The Path to Excellence will take your mental game into the zone.” — Bob O.
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“Since reading Alan’s book, I have improved and cashed in my last three tournaments. Little by little, I am learning to get into the zone and enjoy the game of bowling.” –J.T.L.
“Alan Brizee’s book is a must read for the person who wants to succeed in life, sports and whatever you want to do in life. His book embodies a person who has excelled in bowling and other sports.
The life changing principles in his book have enriched my life and I feel it will enrich your life too.” –Robert “Steve” Watson, DC. Family Chiropractor at ChiropracticUSA, Oro Valley, AZ.
“The Path to Excellence is best book of bowling knowledge. This book has helped me a lot in my bowling game. Thanks Alan.” – Alexander M.