Golf Swing Books
Golf Swing BooksBen Hogan is known to most players as possessing the greatest golf swing of all time. Not only is it powerful, it is also deadly accurate and Hogan can consistently release the swing. What is his secret? That is where books like these come in as they shed light on the science behind this swing. Sometimes, all it takes is a little bit of enthusiasm to get the player to the next level. That is why books that are based on golfing pros like Mr. Bradley will have valuable tip sthat every golfer will want to know on every aspect of modern golf play. Some books come with many helpful photographs and pictures with indicators that teach readers how to stand correctly or swing correctly. Some golf swing motivational videos such as those featuring the great Jim McLean, offer an invaluable 80 minutes of crash course in the world of playing golf. He also covers many aspects and mistakes that players often make and how they can correct them. There really is no better method of learning when you have these pros as your teacher.
'I'm impressed ... I can't wait to put the theory to the test.... A very readable exercise for the golfer who wants to understand the basics of the swing and how to put them to work.... I totally recommend this book to all golfers.'Golf Today, November 2012'Simply, this is the best golf book written in recent years. Highly recommended.'Dan Parks, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Applied Golf Research, December 2012 The Golf Swing answers that eternal question: why is the golf swing so frustratingly difficult? And the answer is - because we make it difficult. This book explains the problem - the 'swing theory quagmire' that confuses and perplexes us. It goes on to outline the solution: a simple, effective, and enjoyable way to improve.Using a scientific review of more than 200 research articles, author Chris Riddoch explains how dissecting the swing into a complicated sequence of angles and positions actually prevents improvement by stifling our powerful, innate skill-learning mechanisms. The way to a better golf swing is to liberate these mechanisms - which thrive on simplicity.The Golf Swing adopts a modern, scientific approach, by combining two sciences: golf swing mechanics and human skill learning. The analysis goes well beyond simply describing a good swing - it explains how to get one.
FINALLY: The Golf Swing´s Simple Secret: A revolutionary method proved for the weekend golfer to significantly improve distance and accuracy from day one
Have you ever wondered why the average handicap on the USGA has barely improved in the last 20 years? The answer is very simple: a) The Golf Swing is very difficult to understand and to perform. b) The average weekend golfer would love to improve but doesn´t have the time or the interest to spend long hours practicing. After studying the golf swing for over 25 years, JF Tamayo has developed a revolutionary method proved for the weekend golfer of any level to significantly improve distance and accuracy from day one, based on three main principles: 1) FOCUS ON CHANGES THAT MOST POSITIVELY AFFECT RESULTS: Opposite to the traditional methods, this book will only ask you to make changes in the most relevant parts of the swing needed to hit solid and consistent shots: the backswing and the transition between the backswing and the downswing. 2) LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP AN EASY, REPEATABLE AND SOLID BACKSWING: One of the biggest breakthroughs of the method was the development of a unique and much easier way to consistently make a solidly sound backswing that will look similar to the new Tiger Wood´s one plane backswing but much simpler to learn, to do and to repeat. 3) LEARN HOW TO CREATE LAG: Being able to increase lag during the downswing is one of the major differences between the amateur's golf swing versus a professional's and probably one of the most misunderstood concepts of golf. In this book you will easily learn how to lag the club like the pros, dramatically improving your clubhead speed, ball striking ability and distance. This incredible and simple method will instantly take your game to a higher level while you will be helping others since 50% of the profits obtained from this project will be donated to charity. Authors: J. F. TAMAYO - 143 Photographs by J. Jaeckel
Golf Swing FxV (Force x Velocity = Power) is for all golfers who desire to improve golf swing power, and avoid lower back pain. This book will make you aware of what you are doing to your lower back during the golf swing, and will show you what you can do to protect and enhance your power performance. Many times golfers wait until they are hurt to seek help from their doctor for their lower back injury. The targeted torso golf fitness program provides you with help before anything happens, and in doing so, you will find that your performance will be enhanced as well.Golf Swing FxV is a simple to follow torso conditioning program which is scientifically based, which helps you prepare your back for the rigors of the golf swing in a year-round fashion. The power specific golf training program utilizes a periodization system, which varies it's conditioning intensity around the activity of the typical golf season. Each month focuses on various performance variables such as muscular endurance, strength, and power. The personalized exercise prescription format, allows you to follow the exercise schedule based on your own physical ability. Photos and instructions detail all of the exercises used in the program.
The Seven Laws of the Golf Swing is a comprehensive guide to building a powerful and consistent golf swing. Written by leading Tour coach, Nick Bradley, this book distils the golf swing into seven key areas. Each area is explained in detail and supplemented by a range of practice exercises to accelerate the learning process and develop a greater awareness of the feelings and sensations associated with the correct swing motion. In direct contrast to the standard combination of text and high-speed photography normally featured in golf instruction books, one of the unique selling points of The Seven Laws of the Golf Swing is the use of stunning computer-generated imagery to highlight many of the key moves and positions. Exposing many of the myths concerning the golf swing, Bradley also ventures outside the traditional boundaries of the swing itself, to explain how such modern concepts as bio-mechanics and psychology can combine to create a solid all-round game.
'Five star best seller. Explains the golf swing better than any golf book I've read.' Nigel Hart - Head Teaching PGA Professional Deanwood Golf Club'John taught himself great technique and knows as much about the golf swing as anyone I've met. His explanation of the swing is fantastic.' ~Nick Mitchell, Former European TourPGA PlayerMost golfers never improve irrespective of what they try.You needn't be most golfers. A Golf Swing You Can Trust is an original work by John Hoskison, a deep-thinking PGA player and teacher. Inside, John reveals how after years of slicing, he went from being the worst player on tour to the National PGA Champion by using these simple techniques. From the grip to the finish position, incorporating swing plane, release and rhythm, John coaches using humour and unique analogies to explain how the swing works and how you can build a swing you can trust.Whether a golfer wants to improve their driving off the tee or iron shots to the green this is a must read. Excerpt from A Golf Swing You Can Trust:The correct stance is vital if you want to build a simple swing that repeats. But most golfers switch off and skip this chapter of a golf instruction book. I understand that. The grip and aim are not as alluring as advice on the theoretical advantages of pronation or supination through impact. And hey! You've been told you have a nice practice swing - you can't be that far off. Aiming correctly is for beginners!So just to dispel any reservations you may have that this book is not for you, here's one last piece of motivational talk before we move on to check your stance. It's very often a golfer makes a great practice swing but when they come to hit the ball the swing's completely different. That's because the hands and body don't communicate on a practice swing - they let you get on with it on your own. They only bother to 'talk' to each other when you're about to hit a shot at a specific target.When the crunch comes and you're ready to swing back, if the aim of the club face doesn't match up to your intended swing path, your hands hit the panic button, take control and stick the swing on autopilot. They program in what they have to do and you can't override it. You might try to take the club back in one piece but it you're not aiming correctly- your hands quickly take over. And if you think you can kid them you'd have done it by now.If you are aiming at a target 250 yards away and your club face is only 3 degrees to the right, it will be pointing 13 yards right of target. If you try to replicate your nice square practice swing, but your hands pick up where the club is aiming the two angles are so conflicting your orthodox swing becomes impossible.The only time you can override your natural alarm system is when you're standing in front of a pro and he's watching you like a hawk. Then the alarm system becomes dormant--it trusts the pro to watch over you. Soon as you walk out the teaching bay, it switches back on.REVIEWS:"I went to John for the usual stuff; head in hands, not knowing what shot was coming next. John kept it simple... got me back enjoying my golf again." ~Mick Fitzgerald, TV SportsPresenter--Former National Hunt Jockey"John has a very orthodox swing and is a great student of the game. He always told me 'simple is best.' Andrew Murray, European Tour--1989 European Open ChampionOTHER TITLES by John HoskisonNo Hiding in The Open - Knockout Number 1 Best Seller *****Shooting Lower Scores - Simple Steps to Save ShotsYour Short Game Silver Bullet - Drills for Club Head Control
A Composite of Over 100 of the World's Top GolfersIn a labor of love, novice golfers and professionals alike take to the practice tee to pursue the most coveted element of the game: the perfect swing. But even with a wealth of pros to model your swing after, the secret of the swing remains elusive. Should you grasp the club with a neutral grip like Jack Nicklaus, or use a traditional Vardon grip like Nick Faldo? If only someone would compile the best elements of the pros' swings to show you how to master the techniques for yourself. Dr. Ralph Mann and Fred Griffin did, and now they're sharing the secrets in this groundbreaking book.Joined by premier golf instructor Fred Griffin, Dr. Ralph Mann captures the essence of the skills of golf's greatest champions in Swing Like a Pro. For seventeen years, CompuSport International's biomechanics expert Dr. Ralph Mann devoted himself to studying the swings of more than 100 PGA and LPGA Tour players to uncover the keys to a better game and a lower handicap. The results: a breakthrough learning tool, the computer-generated composite Pro.Drawing on CompuSport's extensive research, the Pro embodies the mechanical elements of the holy grail of the golf swing--efficient, effective, and now achievable. Illustrated with 175 animated 3-D stills of the Pro that pinpoint the exact motions of a body executing the perfect swing, Swing Like a Pro provides accurate, consistent information about how to play the game properly. Dr. Ralph Mann and Fred Griffin break down the exact steps you can take to develop and refine your skills at performing every aspect of the shot. They examine and explain the setup, how to grip the club properly, the seven characteristics of a great backswing, how to impart energy to the club via a powerful transition move, and achieving distance and accuracy through a perfect downswing and timing following the Pro's example.With its unique cutting-edge, scientific approach and the expertise of its authors, Swing Like a Pro promises to be the best golf Pro you ever consulted to help you improve your swing and shave strokes off your handicap.Swing Like a Pro ushers in a new era of sports instruction that combines the traits of every golfer's unique, individual swing with the subtle, techniques all great golfers have in common. Featuring CompuSport's computer-generated "Pro," who shoots a 50 every time, Swing Like a Pro embodies the best tactics known to golfers today. Readers match the Pro's scientifically proven tips with their own movements to create a swing mirroring golf's most talented players. Topics include:The Pro Setup, with the secrets of body balance and club alignmentThe backswing's seven essential elements, with drills for improvementThe downswing for distance and accuracy, and how you can have bothTiming and tempo, when the Pro puts it all togetherSwing Like a Pro's dynamic 3-D images far surpass traditional sports photography, making this an unrivaled approach to golf instruction and proving there is such a thing as a perfect swing. -->
The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing: Curing Your Hit Impulse in Seven Simple Lessons (Golf Instruction for Beginner and Intermediate Golfers Book 1)
If you love golf, but have never played to your potential, here is a book you will quickly come to treasure.The biggest paradox in golf is that the harder you try to "hit" the ball, the worse you do so. In The Keys to the Effortless Golf Swing, Michael McTeigue offers a simple system of sequential body movements that produces a true swinging motion with every club in the bag. The result is increased distance and greater accuracy for all sizes, shapes, and ages of golfers for a minimum of investment in learning time. The clarity and simplicity of McTeigue's frill-free approach to the golf swing leads the reader to a new experience of power and effortlessness. He truly shows "how to build a swing you can trust and keep for life."
An instructional guide to the perfect swing from one of golf’s most successful players and well-known television commentators.“A Swing for Life represents the ultimate collection of lessons, swing thoughts, observations, and discoveries that I relied upon in a career dedicated to the game of golf.” —Sir Nick Faldo Nick Faldo is one of the world’s most accomplished and well-respected golfers. His name is synonymous with the dedication that is necessary to reach the highest levels of the professional game, and the patience with which he analyzed and fine-tuned his swing rewarded him with six major championships. In this extensive book—revised and updated from the 1995 classic—Faldo draws on the wealth of that experience to demonstrate the skills that lie at the heart of the game, tee to green. Revealing a collection of absolute musts that underpin golf’s fundamentals, Faldo explains how to set in motion a chain reaction that inspires a flowing, repeating swing, a technique that can be applied to every club in the bag. There’s a whole chapter dedicated to timing and tempo, featuring the drills and exercises Faldo used to maintain his own trademark rhythm, plus comprehensive lessons on modern driving strategy, short-game technique, bunker play, and the art of putting. Supporting his teaching throughout are superb photographs, as well as twenty-six original videos available for you to download from the book, adding a valuable dimension to the learning experience in every department of the game. For veteran golfers, Faldo’s strategy on “working the ball” reveals the true talent of shot-making and control, while his practical advice on taking your game from the range to the course—the art of visualizing shots and reproducing your skills under pressure—is universally applicable. “At the highest level, golf is all about the respect a player has for the fundamentals—the lessons that have stood the test of time . . . and that’s precisely the message that I am going to make sure comes across in this book.” So says Faldo in his introduction to what is essentially a master class from one of the game’s most exacting students and prolific winners. A Swing for Life promises inspiration for anyone who has ever picked up a golf club.
Using groundbreaking imagery, Nick Bradley’s The 7 Laws of the Golf Swing gives readers an incredibly practical blueprint for golf success by giving them the ability to build and maintain their own winning technique.
Pages: 16 Language: English Publisher: McClelland & Stewart If your golf game has been plagued by inconsistency and less-than-peak performance. you may be going against your natural swing But you can improve your golf game dramatically and you can beat bad. habits by drawing on talents you already possess.The Natural Golf Swing will: * introduce you to your natural balance and rhythm * let you play consistently to your potential * allow you to enjoy a repeating swing * help you increase power and control with every swingAccording to champion golfer George Knudson. your swing is governed by laws of nature. and is subject to logical. physical fundamentals that are all too often ignored. By learning the simple principles outlined in this book. you will generate more powerful. accurate swings. reduce your score. and gain control over your game.Take advantage of Knudsons more tha...
From one of Golf Digest's Top 5 teachers—a simple, scientific program to build a great swingMost golf instruction is based on helping students emulate the best players, but for top golf teacher Mike Bender, physics provides a better model for developing a swing that is as efficient, consistent, and timeless as that of Iron Byron, the PGA robot that tests clubs and balls. Now Mike Bender shows you how to put the secrets of science into your own swing with a simple, proven program that will take your play to a different level and transform your approach to the game.Explains Mike Bender's unique biomechanical approach to building a simple, repeatable, and effective swingShares the same approach Bender teaches his students, who include two-time U.S. Open winner Lee Janzen, PGA Tour winner Jonathan Byrd, and 2006 LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year Seon Hwa LeeShows you how to build your scientific swing step by stepIncludes 150 photographs to help you put principles into practice on the golf courseIncludes a Foreword by Zach Johnson, 2007 Masters champion and one of Mike Bender's star studentsAs Mike Bender puts it: would you rather fly in an airplane that was built by engineers who understood the principles of lift and acceleration, or would you rather fly in one built by people who simply went out to the airport and watched them taking off and landing? Once you develop a scientific swing, it's your own game that will really soar.
"Showing you why Natural Golf is a valid way to consider golfing was my duty as a responsible golf professional." -- John Elliott Golf Digest Schools Staff "Natural Golf first made news when Paul Azinger used the company's "Thing" putter to win the PGA Tour Championship in 1992." -- GolfWeek "The Natural Palm Grip greatly simplifies the entire golf swing and especially increases the power in the stroke at ball impact." -- Golfest magazine ". . . it was only a matter of time until the golf swing itself was scrutinized scientifically. The PGA allows eight continuing education hours for PGA professionals who attend day-long Natural Golf seminars." -- PGA Magazine "A stroke of genius." -- Wall Street Journal "After an hour of instruction, moments of magic ensued. Using the Natural grip, set up, and swing, I hit a half dozen shots higher, straighter and longer than usual. The sense of controlling a wood felt great." -- Bruce Selcraig Men's Journal