The Flexible Golf Swing

Author: Roger Fredericks
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781623361396
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Golf Anatomy

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Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 145040863X
Release Date:
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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.

Secrets of Golf Instruction and Flexibility

Author: Roger Fredericks
Publisher: Mountain Lion Press
ISBN: 0977003957
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.

Golf Fitness

Author: Karen Palacios-Jansen
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9781589796126
Release Date: 2011-07-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Swing Flaws and Fitness Fixes

Author: Katherine Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101108796
Release Date: 2009-08-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Yoga for Golfers

Author: Katherine Roberts
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071442715
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

The Plane Truth for Golfers

Author: Jim Hardy
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071502009
Release Date: 2005-03-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Jim Hardy is the most knowledgeable teacher in golf. This extraordinary book will be the most revolutionary instructional book since Ben Hogan's Five Lessons." --Peter Jacobsen, Seven-time PGA Tour event winner Voted one of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" by Golf Digest and ranked in the "Top 100 Teachers" list of Golf magazine, Jim Hardy is a veritable scholar of swing. He's been fixing the swings of professional and amateur golfers since 1977, and in The Plane Truth for Golfers, he makes his groundbreaking concepts available to you for the first time. Hardy's revolutionary approach is simple: There are two sets of fundamentals to the swing, not one. There is the one-plane swing, for more athletic players, and the two-plane swing, suitable for players of all abilities. Understanding these concepts is crucial to your improvement, and Hardy breaks them down into easy-to-follow steps, complete with dozens of photographs.

The Timeless Swing

Author: Tom Watson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471108495
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.

Play Better Golf for Seniors

Author: Mike Adams
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 0805059202
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.

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.

Play Golf Forever

Author: Suzanne Clark
Publisher:
ISBN: 178452087X
Release Date: 2016-06-02
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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.

Stock Tour Swing

Author: Tyler Ferrell
Publisher:
ISBN: 0999243705
Release Date: 2017-09-30
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Very few golfers naturally find the elite golf swing--but it does exist. Golf science has helped reveal the Stock Tour Swing--the swing that exhibits the movement patterns common to all elite golfers. This book presents a problem-solving method to evolve your swing into the Stock Tour Swing, using a key framework that asks: What should the club do? How can the body do that? What are the best ways to train that? This program will teach you to understand the elite swing. It will teach you to understand your own swing. By the end of this program, you will be able to self-coach--to participate in your own improvement and manage your game. You will have a true understanding of what makes your swing work, why you struggle with certain areas, and what you can do to train for long-term improvement.

Fix Your Body Fix Your Swing

Author: Joey Diovisalvi
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429964067
Release Date: 2010-01-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

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.