Bobby Jones on Golf

Author: Robert Tyre Jones
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 0307482359
Release Date: 2010-06-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

By the best amateur golfer ever to play the game, this is essential instructional reading for the millions who have taken up golf during the 20 years this marvelous, timeless book has been out of print and unavailable. B & W line drawings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bobby Jones on Golf

Author: Bobby Jones
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 188694721X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A player who never turned pro but held one or more major titles every year of his 15-season competitive career, Bobby Jones was the most famous amateur golfer ever to play the game. In the 20 years since his death, America has witnessed an explosion of enthusiasm for golf. Now comes a reissue of Jones' classic instructional, out of print and unavailable for two decades. Line drawings.

Classic Instruction

Author: Bobby Jones
Publisher: Amer Golfer Incorporated
ISBN: 1888531061
Release Date: 2007-06-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Drawn from a recently discovered archive, this landmark book is a treasure. It was born from an overlooked box at the Jones law firm that included more than 100 photos of Bobby Jones demonstrating the fundamentals of golf, along with his meticulous notes on yellow legal pads that were originally written in 1934.

How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time

Author: Tommy Armour
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684813790
Release Date: 1995-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Tommy Armour's classic How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time provides timeless golf instruction on the following subjects: * How to learn your best golf * What can your best golf be? * Taking you to the lesson tee * How your clubs can help you * The grip holds your swing together * How to get ready to swing * Footwork, the foundation of best golf * The art of hitting with the hands * The waggle, preliminary swing in miniature * The pause that means good timing * Assembling your game in good order * Saving strokes with simple approach shots * The fascinating, frustrating philosophy of putting * The simple routine of an orderly golf shot These classic bits of advice are accompanied by over four dozen two-color illustrations.

The Anatomy of Greatness

Author: Brandel Chamblee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501133015
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Genre: Reference

In the first book from popular Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, the network’s “resident scholar and critic” (The New York Times) explores the common swing positions of the greatest players throughout history—and reveals how those commonalities can help players of every skill level improve our own games. Every golf game begins with the swing, and no two are identical. Years ago, however, Brandel Chamblee, the highly regarded Golf Channel analyst and former PGA Tour professional, noticed that the best players of all time have shared similar positions in each part of the swing, from the grip and setup to the footwork, backswing, and follow-through. Since then, Chamblee, a student of game’s history, has used scientific precision and thoroughness to make a study of the common swing positions of the greats. Now, in The Anatomy of Greatness, he reveals what he has learned, offers hundreds of photographs as his proof, to show us how we can easily incorporate his findings into our own swings to hit the ball farther, straighter, and more consistently. What does it tell us that the majority of the greats—from Jack Nicklaus and Byron Nelson to modern masters like Tiger Woods—employ a “strong” grip on the club? How did legends like Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Mickey Wright, and Gary Player unlock hidden power and control by “turning in” the right knee at address? Why are some modern teachers preaching “quiet” footwork when forty-eight of the top fifty golfers of all time lifted their left heels on the backswing, allowing them to build power? At the same time that Chamblee is extolling certain swing virtues, he also debunks a number of popular—but misguided—swing philosophies that have been hindering golfers for years. The result is perhaps the best and clearest explanation of how to hit a golf ball ever published. The Anatomy of Greatness is a book that golfers can take to the driving range and use Chamblee’s clear explanations to build better swings—and get more speed and consistency into their swings—immediately. It is like having a series of private lessons from the best golfers of all time, and it will help golfers build swings that make the game easier and more fun.

The Four Magic Moves to Winning Golf

Author: Joe Dante
Publisher: Main Street Books
ISBN: 9780307525321
Release Date: 2009-03-25
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The legendary golf instructional, available again. This is, along with Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, THE book Golf professionals turn to. "Thirty years ago I was recommending Joe Dante's book The Four Magic Moves To Winning Golf as a must read for aspiring PGA professionals. What Dante said in '62 has influenced many of the game's finest teachers. Dante was a visionary."--Gary Wiren, author of New Golf Mind When published, The Four Magic Moves To Winning Golf radically changed the way many players thought about the golf swing. Dante's system showed how simple it was to improve one's game, and at the same time gave the golfer one of the most comprehensive analyses of swing mechanics ever published. Now, thirty-three years after its original publication, Main Street is proud to reissue this classic instructional. Dante begins by sweeping out all the misconceptions of the game. "If good golf is to be learned and the poor player is to improve, a purging must take place, painful as it may be." Dante discusses a few basics of grip and stance, and then he gets to the heart of his book, the four magic moves. As he reveals each of the moves, Dante focuses on the physical checkpoints so that any golfer can make sure that his or her swing is on the right track. The Four Magic Moves To Winning Golf is straightforward and easy to understand, yet unlike other golf books it is irreverent and audacious in its approach to mastering the game. The publication of this rediscovered classic is sure to establish Joe Dante's reputation as one of golf's greatest teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Down the Fairway

Author: Robert T. Jones
Publisher: Longstreet Press
ISBN: 1563526476
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The twenty-five-year-old championship golfer presents both an autobiography and a golf instructional, written three years before completion of the Grand Slam in 1930.

The Legend of Bagger Vance

Author: Steven Pressfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061965968
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Genre: Fiction

In the Depression year of 1931, on the golf links at Krewe Island off Savannah's windswept shore, two legends of the game—Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen—meet for a mesmerizing thirty-six-hole showdown. Another golfer will also compete—a troubled local war hero, once a champion, who comes with his mentor and caddie, the mysterious Bagger Vance. It is Vance, sage and charismatic, who will ultimately guide the match, for he holds the secret of the Authentic Swing. And he alone can show his protege the way back to glory. Written in the spirit of Golf in the Kingdom and The Natural, The Legend of Bagger Vance reveals the true nature of the game in a story that is unforgettable.

Jack Nicklaus

Author: Jack Nicklaus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684836287
Release Date: 1997-04-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The famed golfer chronicles his youth, rise to the top of the golfing world, record-breaking career, relationships with other top golfers, family, and the issues of the game

Harvey Penick

Author: Kevin Robbins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544149076
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The first-ever biography of the iconic and beloved golf coach who caddied for Francis Ouimet, played with Ben Hogan, competed against Bobby Jones, shaped Ben Crenshaw, and distilled his golf wisdom into the Little Red Book, granting simplicity to a vexing yet beloved sport Millions of people were charmed by the homespun golf advice dispensed in Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book, a sports classic that went on to become the best-selling sports book of all time. Yet, beyond the Texas golf courses where Penick happily toiled for the better part of eight decades, few people knew the self-made golf pro who coaxed the best out of countless greats — Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright — all champions who considered Penick their coach and lifelong friend. In Harvey Penick, Kevin Robbins tells the story of this legendary steward of the game. From his first job as a caddie at age eight to his ascendance to head golf pro at the esteemed Austin Country Club to his playing days when he competed with Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen to his mentorship of some of golf’s finest players, Penick studied every nuance of the game. Along the way, he scribbled his observations and anecdotes, tips and tricks, and genuine love of the sport in his little red book, which ultimately became a gift to golfers everywhere. Part elegy to golf’s greatest teacher, part inquiry into his simple, impactful teachings, part history of golf over the past century, Harvey Penick is an exquisitely written sports biography.

The Inner Game of Golf

Author: W. Timothy Gallwey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588367976
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

W. Timothy Gallwey's bestselling Inner Game books--with over one million copies sold--have revolutionized the way we think about sports. And now, after twenty years of applying his Inner Game methods to the royal and ancient sport of golf, Gallwey brings us this completely revised edition of his classic The Inner Game of Golf, nearly half of which is new material, published here for the first time. Even the masters of the game, from the venerable Jack Nicklaus to the wunderkind Tiger Woods, must battle their mental demons to excel in the crucible of competition. How do they maintain concentration under pressure? How do they avoid the mental and physical tensions that can sabotage any shot, from the simplest putt to a demanding drive? And how do they contend with the nagging inner voice that says, "You haven't been playing your best today. How will you keep from messing up on this shot?" Here, Gallwey provides specific ways for you to improve the concentration and confidence that keep your insecurities from hijacking your best instincts, your score, and your enjoyment of the game. In addition to the specifics of Inner chipping, Inner swinging, and Inner putting, Gallwey explains why the art of "relaxed concentration" is the fundamental skill for improving every aspect of your game. It may seem like common sense nowadays to say that mental approaches are as crucial as physical skills in a good game of golf. But Gallwey was among the first to say it, and he is a pioneer of the modern sports psychology movement. In The Inner Game of Golf, now comprehensively updated, you will find the kind of perceptive and articulate instruction that not only will improve your swing, but, perhaps even more important, will reacquaint you with the pure pleasure of the game. From the Hardcover edition.

Search for the Perfect Swing

Author: Alastair J. Cochran
Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)
ISBN: 1572437294
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

By analyzing the swings of the world's best golfers, scientists provide a basis for readers to understand how to build their own ideal golf swing. 2-color images throughout.

Harvey Penick s Little Red Book

Author: Harvey Penick
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 0684859246
Release Date: 1999-05-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A collection of wit and wisdom offers practical advice to everyone from golf pros to high-handicap amateurs