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Title Perfect Bowls
Authors Mark de Lacy with Peter Belliss
Publisher Celebrity Books, Auckland, New Zealand
First published 2007
ISBN 1-87725-230-1
Edition reviewed *1st with this title, but see Synopsis below
Hardback/softback Softback
List price NZ$ 29.95
Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
24.0 x 17.6
Number of pages 195
Number of pages with Coloured photos Black & white photos Line drawings
  12 4 18
Synopsis *This is a revised and updated version of the popular Think and Play Better Bowls by Mark de Lacy with Peter Belliss, first published in 1992. Although the title is different, Perfect Bowls is the third edition of that book.

Peter Belliss carved his name into lawn bowls legend with his famous 'perfect bowl', the last-chance, come-from-behind toucher that won him the world singles title over local Scottish hero Willie Wood in Aberdeen in 1984.

Yes, there really is such a thing as the perfect bowl, and yes, everyone has the potential to bowl it. The perfect bowl is the one that defines and expresses the essence of Belliss's approach to the game - which is that what the mind truly believes, the body inevitably delivers. Perfect bowls are the kind that Kiwi great Peter Belliss delivered so consistently they won him a total of three world championship titles. And in Perfect Bowls Peter Belliss not only reveals the simple daily mind-training exercises that create unbeatable self-belief, but also brilliantly analyses the modern techniques and tactics that turn that self-belief into inevitable victory. Peter Belliss breaks the game of lawn bowls down into its bare mental and physical components - and then shows you how to put them all together to deliver your own perfect bowls.

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