Do you suck at golf? Do you know someone who does? While written in a tongue-in-cheek style, Why You Suck at Golf is an informative and education manual chronicling the most common mistakes golfers make when playing this wondrous game. From arriving too late for your tee time, to trying to keep your head too still, if there is a common, easily correctible mistake a golfer makes it is in this book. 52 chapters in all, each discussing a mistake and how to correct it. So whether you want to have a little dig at the golfaholic among your friends or family, or serious about eradicating shot-costing mistakes in your game, "Why You Suck at Golf" is a must read. Written by Teaching Professional Clive Scarff, author of the #1 ranked "Hit Down Dammit " golf instruction book, also available on Amazon.
Author: Gary McCord
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-03-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The fun and easy way to get into the swing of things and take strokes off your game – fast Whether you're a total beginner or you've clocked a few hours on the links, Golf For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the only guide you need. Packed with expert tips and techniques for everything from mastering your grip, stance and swing to shaping up with golf-specific exercises, this updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller features new, step-by-step photos, tips for women players, seniors and lefties, and loads of fun golf history facts. Learn your ABCs – master the basics, from golf lingo and choosing your clubs, to who to play with and where Watch your step – get the lowdown on golf rules, how to keep score, and take a crash-course on gamesmanship and the do's and taboos of golf-course etiquette Get into the swing – delve into the art and science of the golf swing, including how to blast your way out of bunkers and how to develop an effective putting stroke Tackle the tough shots – finesse difficult shots like a pro and deal with bad weather and bad luck with grace and skill Fine-tune your play – zero in on common faults and bad habits and learn time-tested techniques for easily fixing them once and for all To school or not to school – decide whether formal lessons are right for you and find out how to select a great teacher 'If you've ever wanted to know more about golf or improve your game then this is your guide' – The Fairway, from a review of the 1st edition 'Does exactly what it says on the tin!' – Today's Golfer, from a review of the 1st edition Open the book and find: Tips on choosing golf balls and clubs Exercises for getting and staying in golf shape How to develop your own swing Putting, chipping and pitching Mastering grip, stance and swing Simple fixes for common faults Golf rules and etiquette Advice on taking advantage of high-tech equipment Where to play in the UK and Europe Learn to: Master your grip, stance and swing Improve your game with tips from the pros Overcome the game's mental challenges with tricks and exercises
Author: Gary McCord
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Improve your golf swing in a day? Easy. Playing golf is fun—but there's a reason why it's known as the most maddening (if not wondrous) game of all. The intricacies of perfecting your golf swing can "tee off" even the most patient golfer, but that's where this handy little guide comes in. Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies is packed with tips on improving grip and posture, the essentials of a good swing, and the mechanics of putting. Plus, you'll get expert advice and tips for correcting problems with your own form and swing. The art of perfecting your golf grip and posture The essentials of refining your swing motion Adjusting your mechanics for various distances and putting Concise coverage of common swing faults and easy fixes Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features Get set to impress your friends with a perfect swing in no time!
Most golfers have difficulty with the concept of hitting down at the ball to make it fly. Surprisingly, a great many players surveyed did not even know you need to hit down to get the ball up in the air. Hit Down Dammit! concisely explains the concept - and the technique - of hitting down at the golf ball for proper trajectory, increased backspin, much improved distance, proper divot taking, and best of all: consistent shotmaking. If you are inadvertently - or intentionally - hitting up at the ball, Hit Down Dammit! is for you. If you are a seasoned amateur who has inexplicably "plateaud" - just cannot seem to get to the next level despite lessons and/or acquiring a library of books and videos - Hit Down Dammit! is for you. Symptoms of hitting up include (but are not limited to): - topping the ball - skulling the ball - pushing the ball - slicing the ball - poor distance - difficulty getting off back foot - poor backspin - no divot - fat divots - chunking the ball - thin/fat chip shots - roofing the ball with your driver - inability to hit long irons and/or fairway woods - good shots followed immediately by poor shots Hitting down at the golf ball is not a new concept, but it is a hitherto poorly explained (or completely avoided) concept. All pros agree on the need to hit down, so there is no debate there. Even Tiger Woods, in his 306 page "How I Play Golf," states the need to hit down at the ball - but does not explain how. Hit Down Dammit! does. Learn to hit down, watch the ball go up, and your scores go down.
In How to Break 90, two PGA teaching pros offer a sensible approach to shooting sub-90 scores by eliminating the most dreaded numbers on a scorecard--double, triple, and quadruple bogeys. They focus on simple strategies, such as playing toward a personal par of "level fives" and how to finish the job on the green.
Author: Editors of Golf Magazine
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Whether you are new to the game or a seasoned player looking for the secrets to taking your scores even lower, the Top 100 Teachers in America have you covered with the single largest collection of fixes, drills and tips ever offered from GOLF Magazine. From the tee box, the fairway, around the green and all points in between, theses time-proven lessons show step-by-step how to instantly improve your swing and hit the shots you need to make more birdies and keep trouble at bay. Backed by over 2,000 years of combined teaching experience, GOLF Magazine 500 Best Tips Ever! is easy to read with hundreds of full-color photographs to explain what you've been doing wrong in every facet of your game and how to fix it immediately. Driving: How to hit it in the fairway more often and add power when you need it. Iron play: Catch it crisp and sweet with dozens of ways to put your full-swing on perfect plane from start to finish. Putting: Time-proven methods from the game's top putting gurus to make the hole look bigger on every putt. Short-game: The best tips and tricks to get your ball out of the rough, fringe and sand into automatic one-putt range. Shotmaking: Step-by-step methods for pulling off draws, fades and punches like a seasoned Tour pro.
Author: Jon Sherman
Release Date: 2015-12-02
Golf is a difficult game, but it doesn't have to be a complicated one. Sometimes the best answers are the simple ones. Written in an easy-to-understand format, 101 Mistakes All Golfers Make will serve as your guide to golf for years to come. Players of all levels will learn how to improve their mental game, course strategy, practice methods, technique, and much more. By seeing the most common mistakes made by all golfers, you will get something that is often lacking in the golf world, which is coaching. Many times golfers just need to be pointed in the right direction in order to enjoy the game more, and fulfill their potential. Whether or not you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced golfer, this book will give you tons of ideas on how to approach the game in a new way! "The information that Jon shares here is passionately researched and will no doubt prove to be a valuable resource as you plot your course towards a better golf game." Andrew Rice "101 Mistakes is an awesome and easily digestible read. Pick it up, put it down, repeat, and get better at golf with this book that's chock-full of great little tips." Adam Young - Golf Coach, Author of The Practice Manual "As a PGA Golf Instructor and developer of golf training products, I know first hand the complication that golf can create in our minds. Jon provides brief solutions to these problems, which lead to realistic goals accomplished through practical steps." Jim Hackenberg, PGA - Owner & Developer of Orange Whip Products
Join the “Elite” Group of Golfers that Consistently Shoot Scores in the 80s…A proven blueprint for breaking 90, not just once, but every time you tee it up!What if there was a simple, proven blueprint for breaking 90, not just once, but every time you tee it up? And all you had to do was execute this simple strategy?What if I could show you how join the “elite” group of golfers that break 90 on a regular basis?Do you think you could shoot lower scores and get more enjoyment out of playing golf?If you answered “YES,” you'll want to download my Blueprint that reveals all the details including:• How to quickly create a plan for breaking 90 before you even hit your first tee shot…• The 4 simple skills you need to master to break 90 with any set of golf clubs… • A simple strategy for two-putting every green…• The right way to play every hole (it's probably NOT the way you're currently playing golf)…• And much, much more!Christian Henning
For us rabbits the game of golf is a constant battle between fantasy and reality. The great hopes and ambitions that accompany us on the first tee quickly evaporate by a combination of mother nature, gravity and the cruelest of luck. One of the charms of the Great Game is that we are constantly chasing what is, in theory, attainable but in reality highly elusive. It is a perpetual series of occasions for hope. David Feherty summed it up when he said; "Golf can best be defined as an endless series of tragedies obscured by the occasional miracle." It is astonishing how long the occasional miracle can remain in the memory to the total eclipse of all else. Golf is a game whose hook is baited with hope. This book is a compendium of quotes from players who have been similarly troubled by the journey from great hopes to cruel reality. I hope you enjoy their reflections.
Wouldn't you love to lower your average score by five shots this season, with minimal effort? Sharpening your putting skill is the quickest and easiest way to lower your scores and enhance your enjoyment of the great game of golf. The secret to lower scoring is to sink more putts of eight feet or less while consistently lagging long putts close to the hole to avoid three putting. The Bulletproof Putting System teaches you to do exactly that, in five easy lessons. Written for the recreational golfer who has limited practice time and no desire to become a slave to the game, Bulletproof Putting in Five Easy Lessons will help you • Read greens more accurately and visualize the correct roll paths for your putts • Make a dependable putting stroke that hits the ball where you aim • Ingrain your bulletproof pre-shot and in-shot routines to increase confidence • Master the four types of putts: slam dunk, drillable, drainable, and lag • Utilize precious practice and warm up time to your best advantage. Bulletproof Putting in Five Easy Lessons is written in an approachable style by Michael McTeigue, former Northern California PGA Teacher of the Year and author of the popular full-swing instruction classic, "The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing". His beautifully illustrated new book will improve your putting and enrich your enjoyment of the game. It is certain to become a treasured favorite in your golfing library.
Author: Curt Sampson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2004-03-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
A former pro golfer and award-winning author of The Masters describes the dramatic influence of Tiger Woods on the overall quality, competition, excitement, and interest in the sport of golf. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.