For more than 400 years, the secret of the golf swing has been one of the most fascinating and frustrating mysteries known to mankind. Despite remarkable advances in golf club technology, golf instruction, and golf course conditioning, the average golfer’s handicap hasn't changed in the past 30 years. Not coincidentally, the nation as a whole is becoming less healthy due to the sedentary lifestyle that is harming our bodies at an alarming rate. We are then taking our dysfunctional bodies to the golf course. Roger Fredericks, a leading golf instructor and golf fitness pioneer who has worked with the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Arnold Palmer, takes readers on a step-by-step journey to explain precisely why golfers have a hard time improving and more importantly, what to do about it. In The Flexible Golf Swing, he lays out his commonsense approach and explains in detail the true fundamentals of the golf swing, and precisely how the mechanics are merely symptoms of how a body functions.
Every golfer, at every level, can shoot lower scores and play injury-free with the golf-specific programs outlined in Golf Fitness. This book looks at the tips and techniques used by today's top golfers: Master's Champion Trevor Immelman's exercise routine, Stuart Appleby on how to develop the "power move," LPGA Tour pro Suzanne Petersen's routine for top performance, Phil Mickelson's trainer Sean Cochran on staying fit in the off-season, and more. Golf Fitness includes exercises to improve the golf swing, details on better warm-ups, whole-body workout routines, and notes on nutrition. The book also looks at the mental game, and how the mind and body can work together for lower scores. Any golfer looking for an edge will find it in Golf Fitness.
Author: Roger Fredericks
Publisher: Mountain Lion Press
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
In this revolutionary book, author Roger Fredericks explores both the worlds of golf instruction and flexibility and explains precisely why the majority of golf instruction is ineffective, and why various golf instruction methodologies are not conducive to certain individual body types. Not just a golf instruction book and not just a flexibility book, Fredericks teaches the readers how to combine the two and in effect improve your golf swing once and for all. Roger Fredericks a leading golf instructor, pioneer in the world of golf fitness, and author of the smash hit Infomercial (over 100,000 copies sold) and DVD, this book takes readers on a step-by-step instructional journey, explaining why golfers have a difficult time improving and what one can do about it. Using a common sense approach Fredericks reveals on the pages of Secrets of Golf Instruction & Flexibility the true fundamentals of the golf swing, how your golf swing mechanics are merely symptoms of how your body functions, and most importantly what golfers can do to maximise their golf instruction AND their flexibility.
Author: Katherine Roberts
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2004-03-22
Genre: Business & Economics
From the unquestioned expert in the field, the authoritative guide to yoga for golfers "Working with Katherine for the last couple of years has allowed me to compete at a very high level." --Gary McCord, CBS golf commentator and Senior PGA Tour player Katherine Roberts, founder and host of the "Yoga for Golfers" program on the Golf Channel, offers her unique educational methods in this groundbreaking book, providing instruction to the millions of golfers--including many top tour professionals--who have turned to the art of yoga to improve their game. Based on 20 years of expertise, Yoga for Golfers connects the mind and body to create a powerful fitness regimen, including: Yoga postures specifically selected for a golfer's needs Proper breathing techniques Mind-relaxation methods Injury-reducing stretches Visualization tools--for success on and off the course
In Core Performance Golf, golfers will discover a training program that is ideally suited to developing the golf swing, with exercises designed to help you create more torque and balance, thus adding yards to drives and precision shots. You'll also get a conditioning regimen and nutrition program that will help you build strength, flexibility, power, and stamina, while reducing the risk of injuries and speeding recovery time. Best of all, Core Performance Golf will keep you focused and ready to perform at your best for all 18 holes.
Publisher: Human Kinetics
With more than 175 full-color anatomical illustrations, Golf Anatomy brings your swing to life by linking physical conditioning to perfect strokes. Chapters progressively develop key components of a good swing—mobility, stability, balance, body awareness, strength, and power—with step-by-step instructions that convey proper form for 72 exercises.
The host of the Golf Channel's Swing Fault Solutions helps golfers get fit in a program enhanced by Hank Haney's legendary swing analysis Golfers spend outrageous sums of money every year on new balls, clubs, and swing instruction in an effort to improve their game. But what holds back most amateur golfers isn't their equipment or even their swing; it's their fitness. In Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes, seasoned instructor and fitness expert Katherine Roberts outlines a precise combination of flexibility and strength training that will get any golfer in shape to play their best. Including swing corrections by top-flight instructor Hank Haney, Roberts's program features: * Tests to measure baseline stability and mobility * The ideal warm-up exercises for golfers * Techniques for simultaneously improving posture, balance, and strength * Exercises to obtain yoga-quality levels of Flexibility * Nine of the most common swing flaws, from "coming over the top" to the "chicken wing," with exercises designed by Roberts to overcome the physical deficiencies at the root of the problem * A full workout program for better back health and stronger core muscles Enhanced with one hundred photographs, Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes is an invigorating new approach that solves age-old golfing woes.
Author: Tom Watson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-12-25
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Tom Watson's stunning performance in the 2009 British Open was the story of the year in golf - if not in all sports. Nearing his 60th birthday, he led the world's oldest major championship with one hole to play and came within an unlucky bounce of winning his sixth Open championship, losing in a playoff. Known at the highest levels of the game as a shotmaker's shotmaker, a master of any shot under any conditions, and the finest foul-weather golfer of all time, Watson relied on a swing that has lasted as an unmatched model of good mechanics, rhythm and repeatability. Jack Nicklaus and other peers believe Watson is swinging better today than when he was a dominant player on the regular PGA Tour 30-plus years ago. In THE TIMELESS SWING, Watson offers a lifetime's worth of wisdom and insight into the game of golf, showing how to become a better player at any age. In Watson's plain-spoken voice, the book will distil the most important lessons for how to improve your swing and score and will be laced with the anecdotal stories and bits of wisdom that have been accumulated by Watson during his forty year professional career. With a foreword by Jack Nicklaus and 4-color photographs by award-winning Golf Digest photographer Dom Furore illustrating Watson's method throughout.
Author: Manuel de la Torre
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2018-01-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation
This modern classic of golf instruction by renowned teacher Manuel de la Torre (the 1986 PGA Teacher of the Year and the #11 teacher in America as ranked by the editors of Golf Digest in 2007) presents a simpler approach to the golf swing based on Ernest Jones’s principles. Understanding the Golf Swing includes information on the philosophy of the golf swing (with emphasis on the development of a true swinging motion), the most thorough analysis of ball flights available, and analysis of the principles of special shot play (including sand play, pitching, chipping, putting, and playing unusual shots) and the mental side of golf and effective course management. The final chapter offers an organized approach to understanding golf courses and playing conditions. The result is a blend of philosophy and practical advice found in few golf instructional books.
Author: Mike Adams
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Release Date: 1998-08-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Specially designed for golfers over fifty, from the nation's premier golf school. From the powerhouse author team that created Play Better Golf and Play Better Golf for Women comes a comprehensive new book for the rapidly growing population of senior golfers across America. Mike Adams, known throughout the country as the "Swing Doctor," T. J. Tomasi, and Kathryn Maloney share simple, ingenious techniques for developing a swing that the senior golfer's changing body will allow. The dynamic "Senior Swing" compensates for lost strength and flexibility and allows players to "put time back into the hourglass." Throughout the book, beautiful full-color stop-action photo sequences teach proper technique and reveal the swing mechanics of the great stars of the senior tour, such as Nicklaus, Floyd, Irwin, Trevino, Stockton, and Player. Special sections discuss selecting proper equipment, dealing with joint pain and decreased vision, keeping fit as a senior golfer, and, most importantly, putting all those years of golfing experience to the best use, especially against younger opponents. Play Better Golf for Seniors shows the path to success on the course to readers of any age.
It's time you had a smooth, fluid swing like PGA Tour pros Golf tips and swing advice can only take you so far. In order to truly correct a flawed swing, the causes of the problems must be treated, not the symptoms. A bad swing doesn't always mean that you're doing things wrong---it's just that your body isn't letting you do things right. By understanding and changing your body you'll be able to correct your mechanics naturally so you can take your game to the next level. With the exact workouts used by some of the Tour's best golfers, as well as input and advice straight from the players themselves, this revolutionary golf-fitness book incorporates the latest in biomechanics research to fix swing flaws while strengthening the body's core and improving strength and balance to help golfers of all levels swing more like the pros. Beginning with assessments that determine where a golfer's body is too tight, not strong enough or out of balance, Fix Your Body, Fix Your Swing then provides specific, easy-to-follow exercises that correct whatever problems or limitations were revealed in the assessments. Just three twenty-minute workout sessions a week (only one hour a week!) will help anyone become a better golfer with a healthier, stronger body.
The mysterious and reclusive genius Moe Norman is acknowledged as the best ball-striker in the history of golf by many of the game’s greats. The Single Plane Golf Swing: Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way reveals the secrets of the swing that enabled him to hit the ball solidly with unerring accuracy and consistency—every time. Norman’s simple, efficient, and easily understood Single Plane Swing has improved the games of thousands of golfers. Golf professional Todd Graves, known as ‘Little Moe” and regarded as the world authority on Norman’s swing, comprehensively teaches readers the mechanics, drills, and feelings of the Single Plane Swing that Moe called “The Feeling of Greatness.” Graves shares Norman’s brilliant insights and liberating approach to the game and demonstrates why the conventional “tour” swing is too complex and frustrating for the majority of amateurs. Illustrated with more than 300 photographs and written with Tim O’Connor, Norman’s biographer, the book also engagingly tells Norman’s bittersweet life story and explores the teacher-student bond forged between Norman and his protégé Graves.
Author: Tommy Armour
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
Author: Jim McLean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Top golfing instructor Jim McLean shares the secret to a better swing and a better game It's what every great golfer knows and every struggling player wants to know: how to find "the slot," the perfect channel through which the shaft and club head can meet the ball on the downswing for a more powerful, accurate, and consistent swing. Great ball-strikers like Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and Jack Nicklaus were slot swingers. Today, Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk provide dramatic examples. Now leading golf instructor Jim McLean shows you how to find the slot to take your game to the next level. With step-by-step instructions and more than eighty illustrations by leading golf illustrator Phil Franke, The Slot Swing makes it easy. Shows you how to find the perfect channel for a more powerful and consistent swing Shares McLean's secrets from more than twenty years as a top instructor to the greatest pros Features stunning two-color art by Phil Franke and a full-color foldout showing how the dramatically different swings of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, Bruce Lietzke and Jim Furyk all end up in the slot Written by the author of the classic book The 8-Step Swing, named one of the 20th Century's top 15 golf instructionals by Sports Illustrated This book helps you get out of a golfing rut, get locked in to your slot, and find the sweet spot in your game.
Author: Suzanne Clark
Release Date: 2016-06-02
Play Golf Forever is a practical guide to slowing down the gradual decline in your body as you get older. This book describes how to strengthen key muscles as part of the everyday tasks you already do, how to prevent injury and what to do if you are injured. This book is for all the over 50s who want to keep playing golf.