Buzz and Reviews

Read what athletes and coaches are saying about Mind vs Target and Bob Palmer’s system for high performance

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“Masterfully written!! It should be on the must-read-list of every serious competitor in any sport.”
— STEVE BROWN, Certified NSCA Level III Instructor, Chief Instructor at Ark-La-Tex School of Wing Shooting

“A great book for any target shooting sports athlete. As a pistol shooter, I used some of of the techniques listed in Mind vs Target to win a bronze medal at the Canadian air gun Grand Prix.”

— SANDBLASTED22 (iTunes)


“I am a faithful reader of Bob’s articles in Trap & Field and have learned a great deal from them. I used some of the techniques to win the 2010 WI state handicap championship…Ever get the feeling that a big win is just going to happen? I have, and now I know why and how to get that feeling every time I step to the line! If you are truly serious about wanting to dominate, get Mind vs Target, read it, breathe it, live it!



“I’m really learning a lot [from your book] about myself and how to handle life’s sometimes daily “little negatives”.  At the age of 72 (though still in good physical condition), and living in the “frozen tundra” [Michigan] with the snow and the cold and the gray winter sky for so long and not being able to get out to the club and shoot regularly (not at all this month), it’s sometimes easy for the ole “dobber” to get down a bit.  Your book has been a God-send in that respect alone, as I’m using your “tools” to handle the situation more effectively.  When I slip into the “No Zone”, where I used to stay for days, I now have the “tools” to quickly recover and get back into the “Zone”. And the more I practice using these tools, the quicker and easier it gets to get positive and stay that way.  It’s pretty cool!”

—   CAPTAIN TERRY R. WALSH, Michigan                                                                   ______________________________________________________________

“I purchased your new book earlier this week and after reading it I was able to get in the zone and break my best score in months in ATA trap yesterday.  I recently switched to a new gun and let’s just say the last few months have been a challenge.  I look forward to reading it again but this time I’ll take my time and learn each step inside and out.

I have every book I could find on the mental game in print and MP3 and I can honestly say that purchasing your book was the best money I’ve spent on my game to date.  I was able to apply what I learned and smoke the targets that had been a problem.

Your system was much easier to understand and apply to my game.  Thank you!!!”



“Since working with Bob late last year, not only have we made an improvement to my mental game, but I also have a much better understanding of the feel of the Zone.”
—  PAUL GIAMBRONE III, Master Level NSSA Instructor, 13 time world-champion and Owner of Giambrone Shooting Clinics

“The knowledge that I have gained from him has helped me achieve my ultimate dream.”

—    VINCENT HANCOCK, Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Beijing and London – International Skeet

“After only one season working with Bob Palmer, I had very consistent control of my nerves in every match.  I was on-fire in August and podiumed alongside two of the best skeet shooters in the world.  My overall improvement has been huge and in the World Skeet Championships I placed in the top 30 shooters in the world.  This is an 80% improvement over the previous year.”
—    ANDY SPOONER, American Skeet

“My main focus was to improve my son’s skeet game.  As you promised, the material has become applicable to all of his sports.  We took the course very seriously and worked hard at it.  The results came very quickly.  My son has mastered several of the techniques and is applying them regularly.

Before your program, I passively watched him participate in sports and gave no thought to the impact that I was having.  After taking your course, I will no longer just watch.  I will continue to contribute positively to his mental game.  My wife and I now have an active role that we never had before and it makes a considerable difference.  Thanks for the work you have put into this program and we would recommend it to anyone wanting to advance, regardless of the endeavor.”
—    GREG ELLIOTT, Parent of a young International Skeet shooter

“Thanks to Bob Palmer’s high performance program, I’m at a place that is fantastically beautiful when it comes to shooting.  I had a great year.  I started at an average level and stepped it up every month.  I had the best Grand (ATA Trap) I ever had.  I even made the November 2011 cover of Trap & Field Magazine, a long time goal!”

“The SportExcel strategies have become a part of me and a part of my clients.  As a shooting coach, my teaching now goes way beyond mechanics where I’m now helping my clients get into the Zone in all aspects of their lives.”
—    JIM SARKAUSKAS, NSCA Certified Level II Instructor, Owner – The Rancho del Zorro Shooting Academy

“Bob Palmer has worked with the elite shooters of my Youth Development Shotgun Team.  Not only was there a remarkable transformation of the individual shooters, but also a strong team bonding.  He will continue to be an integral part of our training program.”
—    LES GREEVY, USA shooting, Olympic Shooting Coach of the Year 2004


“I met with Bob Palmer to really help my 11-year-old son understand the high performance zone for his shooting.  Bob was kind enough to let me sit in on the sessions and I started implementing the tools in my everyday life. Subsequently, my personal life has taken a turn for the better; my outlook is very positive; and not to mention my confidence has doubled when it comes to shooting sporting clays. If I could sum up my entire experience with Bob Palmer, that word is – Wow!”
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