Golf Training & Practice Books
Best Golf Training and Practice BooksGolf can be a very tiring game mentally so that is why there are books like these that are can help improve the psychology of a player. It is no secret that the mental side of a player can affect the level of golf they can play which is why these book can be vital assistants in helping a player gain confidence. It is no secret that these books typically provide effective training programs that allow a player to gain the insight they need to develop themselves into better players. Most of these books are often written by some of the greatest names in golf of all time. Nothing is more effective than learning from the pros directly. Make no mistake, they will typically teach the golfer on how to make a perfect swing each and every time they hold a club. Written and co-authored by professionals in the field, these books are great and effective ways of trying to discover the secret behind the perfect swing.
Want to learn to play golf? This 2011 edition of a world famous book will teach you the ins and outs of golfing. This is a revision of the world "s most well-known book on the subject, How To Play Golf written by H. J. Whigham in 1892. The book describes the rules of golf as revised by the Royal and ancient golf club of St. Andrews in 1891. How To Play Golf covers every aspect of the game: it provides advice to beginners, swinging tips, putting instructions, and even a guide to building your own golf course. Learn the difference between wooden and iron clubs, hand positions, and grips; this guide will help you develop a correct stance and a winning swing. How To Play Golf provides extensive knowledge of the rules of the game and golfing etiquette, this 2011 edition includes tips and tricks from some of the world "s best golf players, a review of some of the best golf courses in the United States, and a Golfing Dictionary with over 100 golf terms. This is the only book you "ll ever need if you are serious about learning how to play golf.
Explanar Golf Training System The Explanar Home Training System is a revolutionary development in golf instruction designed by Luther Blacklock. It is the complete golf training system based around the fundamental principles of the swing plane and the biomechanics of the body. The Explanar swing trainer teaches the golf swing by turning your swing thoughts into feelings, in the same way that training wheels on a bicycle offer guidance during the process of learning to ride. Click Here to watch a video with Luther Blacklock, the inventor of the Explanar Golf Training System. Click Here to watch a video with PGA Professional Brad Brewer discussing the Explanar Golf Training System. Included with The Explanar Home Training System ? The Multi-Adjustable Explanar Hoop ? Explanar Long Power Roller (Additional Power Rollers, and the Short Power Roller Are Available Here ) ? The Plane Fin ? Radial Stance Mat ? 75 Minute Explanar Training DVD March 9, 2009 Explanar Golf delighted as YE Yang Wins the Honda Classic Explanar user YE Yang won his first PGA Tour title at PGA National when he secured the Honda Classic. In just the past two years Explanar has come to the attention of Tour Players on all the main Tours and already Explanar can proudly claim a share of a PGA title. The Explanar hoop is used in conjunction with a weighted Power Roller. You step inside the Explanar rest the Power Roller on the hoop and take your grip and stance in the centre of the Explanar with the Power Roller in the central ball position. The Explanar is then adjusted to the correct angle in order that you can swing the Power Roller on your optimum biomechanical swing plane. Benefits of using The Explanar Home System ? Improved Understanding Any golfer knows that taking your swing from the practice ground to the golf course is rarely easy. This is because knowledge, however well imparted, often leads to mental confusion which in turn restricts the body from performing effectively. After viewing the acclaimed instructional DVD by Top Teaching Professional and Inventor Luther Blacklock, the Explanar will give you an instant appreciation of how the swing should feel. ? Greater Consistency The weight of the Power Roller plays a critical part in training and retraining the swing and eradicating ingrained faults in established players. Practice on the range doesn't guarantee a repeatable swing. Regular use of Explanar rapidly transforms a motion resulting in a more repetitive and therefore consistent swing. This builds confidence and helps lower scores. See Explanar testimonials. ? Fitness through Specificity Regular training on Explanar targets the muscles specifically used in the golf swing. By using Explanar for just 10 minutes a day you'll experience a dramatic improvement in your core stability and an increased level of rotation. Your forearms and legs will also feel the benefit of the Power Roller? as your muscles are gently extended and developed. You should see a positive change in your physical appearance over time and as you progress you can acquire the fitness Power Roller. FAQ's Do I need training to learn how to use the Explanar? The Home Training and Golf Fitness Systems include an instructional CD/DVD. How much space is needed? The minimum space required is 4m (13ft) wide, 2m (8ft) deep and 2.5m (8ft) high (if in a covered area). Can the Explanar be easily moved & stored away? Yes. Both the Pro Model and the Home Training and Golf Fitness System foldaway to a maximum of 2.4m (7ft) long, 1.5m (5ft) high and 0.6m (16") deep. All Explanar Systems have wheels and can be moved with ease. Can you use a club and hit balls from the Explanar? NO. This would be extremely dangerous, would irreparably damage the System and would invalidate the warranty. The Explanar is designed as a teaching, training and golf fitness system and only the Explanar Power Roller should be used on the Explanar. Is the Power Roller fixed to the Explanar? NO. The Power Roller allows for a fluid movement, catering for different swing styles, whist remaining true to the Plane theory. The standard Explanar System includes the longer power roller for Driver to 5i swings. A shorter 6i to lob wedge roller is also available. Additional Power Rollers can be purchased by clicking here. Why does a Power Roller have to be so heavy? The Explanar is designed to re-train and develop, in a slow and steady motion, the muscle groups that are crucial to the golf swing. Research has proven that the weight of the Power Roller meets that requirement quickly and effectively. Does the Explanar come with the mat? Yes. The Explanar includes the Radial Stance Mat and the instructional CD/DVD explains how to use this to develop a variety of shots. Is the Explanar just another swing hoop? Absolutely not! The Explanar is the most complete teaching, training and golf fitness system in the world. Designed by PGA Professional, Luther Blacklock, the patented Plane Fin, Radial Stance Mat, Power Roller and sturdy frame, deliver a unique combination that ensures golfers of all standards gain the maximum benefit. To view customer testimonials Click Here Can my son/daughter/wife/husband use the Explanar? The Explanar benefits ALL golfers and can be used by anyone 5' to 6' 6". It truly is a fantastic family training system. Is the Explanar adjustable? Yes. The Explanar is fully adjustable (with calibration indicators) for the height of the golfer, enabling you to practice a range of drills. Can the Explanar be used by a left handed person? Yes Explanar is effective for both left and right handed golfers. Explanar secured my Tour Card - Mark Hensby Mark Hensby of Australia has spoken of the part Explanar has played in what must rank as the PGA Tour performance of 2007. Lying 151st in the Money List, Hensby had failed to submit his entry to Tour School and in his words had I not delivered I wouldn't have had a job next year. I came into the Fry's feeling confident after a good performance on the Nationwide Tour in Utah. I've been working on Explanar every day and night and as a result I've gained 15 yards on my drives in the last 6 weeks. With the Nationwide being in Utah and the Fry's being near my home in Arizona I was able to work on my Explanar the whole time and its really paid off. There's no question that I'm straighter and longer and fitter too. Check the stats. Explanar hasplayed a big part in securing my Tour card. Mark, a proven Tour winner, has had to battle recovery from a serious road accident late 2005 which resulted in a loss of form which has seen him drop to 345th in the world rankings. What makes Hensby's performance all the more remarkable is that he was 5 over par after just 10 holes of the first round, (he started at the 10th). Four birdies in the next 8 holes gave Hensby a credible 71 (+1) but gave no indication of what was to come. A career best second round 61 (sixty one) catapulted Mark up the leaderboard and a third round 66 put him in 2nd spot tied with Mike Weir and just one behind Carl Pettersson. Pettersson faded and carded a 74 but a great nail-biting duel developed between Weir and Hensby which went to the wire. Knowing that he needed at least the runner-up spot to secure his card Hensby's nerve held strong and shooting a solid 69 his second place took him from 151st to 99th and guaranteed full Tour exemption for 2008. Hensby was first to praise Mike Weir, whose win was his first in 87 starts. Hensby said "Mike deserved to win. He played great." Tony Clark of Explanar commented: "Mark's a real talent and has had to cope with a great deal over the past 2 years. He's a terrific personality and a genuinely nice guy and his strength of character has seen him through. His swing held up under the most intense pressure and this has to stand out as one of the best performances of 2007. We are extremely proud to be associated with him." Testimonials After having watched the Explanar video, I set up the Explanar training system the night before playing at a local country club here in Salt Lake City, Utah. I worked on the Explanar that evening and then again the next morning before playing. I managed to have the best round of golf ever, a 76 (four over par). At that time, my handicap was 12 for that course. In the few months since, my handicap index has dropped to 7.6. I am a true believer. Very truly yours, Frank W. Compagni Salt Lake City, Utah It is very nice of you to introduce me to the new Explanar Training System, and of course my appreciation for your professional and dedicated coaching. I am pleased to tell you that I finally broke 100 this morning with just 97 score for 18 holes in Beijing Hone Shee International Golf Club. My consistency and distance with my iron clubs have increased considerably, especially I am hitting quite solid with my driver. I have improved my score even playing from blue tee. This makes my game much more enjoyable. See you soon. Edwin Lau, Hong Kong I am now in to my third week using the Explanar, albeit the first week was a little haphazard, but I really must tell you how excited I am with my purchase. I have won the sweep in our group for the last three weeks, with Saturday last being especially good as I shot a gross 78 off 15 handicap, securing 39 points off handicap and winning by 5 points! I cannot wait for my daily 10 min session and not only has it boosted my confidence, my level of expectation has increased dramatically. I have never been better than 14 handicap but I am sure that this is the year. My golfing colleagues are saying that I have an unfair advantage now and want me to throw an Explanar party. Thank you for giving me a boost in my quest to improve my golf. Hugh Gilmour, Scotland 2nd Testimonial from Hugh Gilmour After 4 weeks of winning, my golf colleagues came over and put a padlock and chain on Explanar so that I couldn't use it for practice before our annual outing. I have the picture! I scored 69 in the medal last week and got cut 1 shot to 14. Hugh Gilmour, Scotland I got home Wednesday 6.00pm after picking up my Explanar, got it set up by 8.00pm, watched the DVD then thought I would have 20mins. Wrong. After 5mins I was knackered. Anyway I've played with the same lads for years and for the last two of them I've never had 36 Stableford points off my 16 handicap. However I had 5 x 10 min sessions on my Explanar, teed off Friday and had 39 Stableford points and money in my pocket thank you very much Explanar! Regards Ian Taylor, Lincoln, UK TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN I HAVE RECENTLY PURCHASED AN EXPLANAR. FIRSTLY THANK YOU FOR A PIECE OF GOLF TRAINING EQUIPMENT THAT I HAVE LITERALLY DREAMED OF OVER THE YEARS AS A SIMPLE WAY OF TRAINING ONESELF. NEEDLESS TO SAY YOU HAVE PRODUCED A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT THAT FAR EXCEEDS MY ORIGINAL THOUGHTS. I AM CURRENTLY PLAYING OFF A HANDICAP OF 6 AFTER NOT PLAYING A GREAT DEAL IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR. I HAVE SIMPLIFIED MY SWING AND GAINED POWER AND ACCURACY AT THE SAME TIME USING THE EXPLANAR OVER A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AND SIMPLY NEED TO TIDY UP MY SHORT GAME AS I HAVE YET TO PURCHASE A SHORT ROLLER. I LOVE THE PRODUCT AND ASSOCIATED RESULTS. REGARDS ALEX BOSANSKY This is the very best golf swing trainer I have ever used! I am a 6 handicap and my second round after using the Explanar was a 74. Maybe this will be the year to get into the 60's? I want to quit my job and start selling these! Hugh Davison St Louis, Missouri, USA Thanks for teasing me with the EXPLANAR. I can not tell you how good I was hitting it the day after you got me on it. I picked up 30 yards on my driver and I am one club longer with irons. I have to get one the golf pros in my area to buy one. I have told so many people about it but it is hard to convey how great it is until you actually get on it. If I had one I would get on it for 15 minutes a day and who knows how good I could get. Thanks you for taking the time to show it to us and let me know when the Home Trainer is available. Troy Bilderback Laser Link Golf, Wisconsin, USA I've been having lessons with Nigel Coles (PGA Pro in Germany) and after 2 lessons on the Explanar I played in my first competition of the year. I played the best round of my life and reduced my handicap from 25 to 19 . Heinz Reuffer, Zimmerner GC I was on the Explanar for just 5 minutes. It felt great. When I next played I hit my shots so much straighter. I can't wait to get back on it. David Hartwell, Stratford-Upon-Avon, England After using the Explanar I've reduced my handicap by 2 shots. I'm playing better than ever. I can't imagine a lesson without Explanar. Tony Norton, Ipswich, England After the Explanar I scored 11 shots better on day 1 and a further three shots better on day 2 Leonard, Florida I'd had two disastrous practice rounds of 98 and 86. After a session on the Explanar I went out and shot a 77. It's truly amazing! Ed Dalton, Virginia Incredible. I was only on the Explanar for a few minutes and went straight out and shot 78, hitting 12 fairways > Mike, Florida Explanar saved me 9 strokes today Leo, Philadelphia I went from Explanar to the first tee and hit a 280 yard drive dead straight and moved up 7 spots today Tom J, Georgia I did it again. Shot 79 on a tougher course and I'm first in my flight Ed Dalton, Virginia One lesson on nar and I broke 90 for the first time in FIVE years! Horst, Germany I'm a 4 handicap and today after Explanar I shot 10 shots better. It's incredible! Andy, Philadelphia Guys, thanks for the lesson. Today I shot 10 shots better! Harley, Utah Wow; that planar really works. I shot 14 strokes better Roger, Kentucky Best training system ever had one delivered last thurs and after 1 week shot a 77 and the day after 76 and I have a 20 h/cap cant wait for season to start regards Stevie Slight, UK I wanted to let you know that my Explanar arrived Friday and is already set up. It is nice to see that you can still buy something that is as sturdy and easy to assemble as advertised. This is a serious training aid. I have watched the DVD many times while waiting for my unit to arrive and it is a terrific complement. I used it for the first time yesterday and can tell that faithfully using Explanar correctly is going to help me feel the proper swing plane. Explanar has assumed the appropriate position is my garage and will be a permanent part of my training. Regards Carver Wickman, New Jersey I received the instructional DVD last week, and I want to congratulate you, and especially Luther for it. As someone who bought endless number of DVDs, books and videos, I think that you've produced a masterpiece here. I also believe that Luther is one of the best golf pros around. I have actually improved my swing without having the Explanar, just from watching him. I therefore, suggest that you Fedex me 2 extra DVDs, which I'm going to give to the head pros at my 2 clubs. I feel that after they watch it, it would be difficult for them not to purchase the Explanar. Best regards David Califa, Israel I have been on the Explanar and it is fantastic, I play off 3 and it is unbelievable how bad we swing, even after hundreds of golf lessons. the other guys are equally impressed. Regards Lee The Flooring Agency As I mentioned to you on the phone, after having watched the Explanar video, I set up the Explanar training system the night before playing at a local country club here in Salt Lake City, Utah. I worked on the Explanar that evening and then again the next morning before playing. I managed to have the best round of golf ever, a 76 (four over par). At that time, my handicap was 12 for that course. In the few months since, my handicap index has dropped to 7.6. I am a true believer. Very truly yours, Frank W. Compagni Utah
SDF System - The Helicopter SDF stands for Straight, Draw, Fade. It is a simple concept that has proven to be very effective. Just line up the red blades to the target line in all positions and follow the easy to understand steps and you will hit the ball straight...it's that simple! Watch the SDF Video Benefits Improve Your Score Learn the easy way to hit the ball straight. You don't have to change your swing, just learn how to work properly with your hands and you will get straight shots every time. The SDF blades will show the correct position of the hands in each of the 7 positions of your swing. The SDF can be used in or outdoors, and it doesn't matter if you are a beginner or an experienced golfer; right or left handed. To begin your training, read the book carefully and then make the motions in a relaxed and very slow manner. Try to feel the position of your body and your club. Through practice you will create muscle memory. You don't need to think; just look at the blades in each position and repeat the motion. Use it with all your clubs You can carry your SDF in your golf bag anywhere and use it on any of your clubs. For instance, place your SDF on your putter to train and increase your accuracy in putting. Fold the red blades and use it with your put to help you aim. This will improve your score significantly! You can also use it with your irons as well as the woods. Practice your short game or your drive, whatever you need most! Use it with other Training Aids If you already own other training aids, the SDF will help you take the most out of them. Place your SDF on your Medicus? club to watch and understand what is happening in every step of your swing. Your SDF is also compatible with many other golf training aids like: The Swing Glove? The Putting Arc? Inside approach? Momentus Wedge ? What's Included An easy to follow instruction book with a complete golf lesson included (Spanish, Japanese and German versions to come shortly) A training aid that can be used on any of your clubs (we recommend the driver) Testimonials Simplicity is often the key to success. I really love to give the SDF to my students and watch the immediate results. I have been using the SDF with my students now for eighteen months and I am so proud and satisfied with the results. The SDF allows me to replace thousands of words used in my lessons with simple demonstrations. The product teaches on its own. All professional golf players have different swings because their bodies do not have the same structure and flexibility. But the common element in every swing is the correct position of their hands. If you practice with your SDF indoors, in your backyard or at the driving range, you will feel an almost immediate difference. It will simply increase your enjoyment of the game. What many people don't realize is that hitting more balls is not going to help your game if you are not hitting them correctly - in fact, your body will learn to memorize incorrect ways of hitting the ball. With the SDF you can train properly, giving your body muscle memory so that you can hit the ball easily and with correct form every time. I highly recommend the SDF to anyone who wants to improve their accuracy." Jaime Gaviria Jaime Gaviria USGFT Golf Instructor SDF Inventor ?In order to hit a Long Drive it is necessary to draw the ball slightly in order to achieve maximum distance. After using the SDF I have improved the control of my Long Drive and am very impressed with the results. Everyone wants to be able to hit a long accurate driver. Jimmy's seven Positions allow you to identify exactly what your swing lacks to improve it. The correct position of your hands is basic to draw the ball when you need an extra long driver. If you want to hit the ball fairest and straight, or you just want to make your Saturday mornings more enjoyable, this product will produce results. I practice hitting balls with the SDF on my driver and really help me to get a lovely draw in order to get extra roll when the ball touch the fairway?. Eduardo Ronderos Edward W. Denison Long Drive Champion Golf instructor at Arrowhead Golf Club Davie, Florida ?I was never able to hit the ball straight until I tried the SDF. I followed Jimmy?s golf lessons, and worked with the product in my backyard for about one hour. I noticed an immediate improvement in my accuracy. Today my game is better than ever. It makes it easy to understand the technical aspects of the golf swing and it makes the game more enjoyable. When training with the SDF, I close my eyes and then check the position of my hands and the club at each step, and believe me?It works! Now I am hitting the ball with the same swing each time. It has become nearly automatic. I never go to the driving range without the SDF in my bag. The SDF is compact and lightweight and easy to carry and use anywhere. I love my SDF." Claudia Moreno Amateur golfer Weston, Florida ?As a golf instructor, I have seen many types of training aids. The SDF, however, is different in its simplicity of use. It helps my students to visualize the correct position of the face of the club and their hands. It allows them to hit the ball straight, and allows me to concentrate on other aspects of the swing, such as timing and motion. As a professional golf instructor I was amazed at how such a simple concept could be so effective. Just line up the red blades to the target line in all positions and follow Jimmy's easy to understand steps...and you will hit the ball straight. Its that simple. The visualization aspect of the SDF system has also helped me immensely. Driving to work I would picture in my mind the proper hand positions and the way my body should feel in that position, as well as the correct position of the face of the club....the muscle memory achieved will help any student of the game. The SDF is establishing itself as a leader in golf training aids. Chris Baetzel Chris Baetzel PGA Golf Instructor Director of golf at the Bonaventure Golf and Country Club ?What Jimmy has done is come up with a concept so simple that anyone can use it. Just follow the instructions in the manual and the DVD and practice. The results will soon follow. Golf can be frustrating and every time I thought I was getting better, my swing would just fall apart and I didn't know why. I would go to instructors but after the lesson ended my body would "forget" the proper motions. With the SDF I can practice my golf swing immediately after lessons, which simply reinforces the correct aspects of the position of my hands and the clubface. I am a natural right to left hitter. Now with the SDF I am able to fade the ball very easily. The SDF allows me to eliminate the flaws in my swing. I couldn?t believe that four blades and seven simple steps could improve my ability to hit the ball so much. This is an invaluable tool for achieving great golf.? Greg Bishop Greg Bishop Amateur golfer Miami, Florida "It's unbelieveable. SDF is the most simple, innovative and effective training aid. I am sure that SDF will be the best training aid. I receive excellant feedback concerning this product from all of my customers and I love it." Alfi Martinez Alfi Martinez Alf's Golf Shop Owner Miami Beach, Florida "I recommend the SDF for all types of golfers. It is sure to become one of the best selling training aids. My customers try the SDF in the hitting cage and note immediate results. The SDF is a great product. Jack Wilson Golf Headquarters Store Owner Plantation, Florida ?When Jimmy showed me the product I was skeptical. It seemed so simple. I agreed to try it for a few minutes and was very impressed with the results. This product will teach you the proper position of your hands during the swing and will improve your results. Its also a great product to train children - start them off correctly and they will have a lifetime of enjoyable golf. My students' golf swings are now much more consistent. Even if you haven't hit a golf ball in years, the four SDF blades serve as a compass to the correct golf swing and will quickly get you back into the swing of the golf game. It will increase your enjoyment of the game. This product is far and away the easiest training aid to use.? Hector Zapata Hector Zapata Golf Instructor Bonaventure Golf and Country Club ?The SDF very easily teaches beginning golfers the correct positions of the hands and body. That's the most difficult aspect of the swing to teach. Advanced golfers will be able to use the SDF to improve specfic areas of their swings. It's amazing teaching as well as training aid!!! Robert Watson Golfer And Teaching Professional Bonaventure Golf and C.C. Weston, Fla . If you have any questions about this product or would like to order by phone, please call us Toll Free at 888-733-8383. We look forward to hearing from you!
GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America show you even more fast-and-easy ways to hit it farther, play better and shoot lower scores. The greatest teachers are the ones that can translate even the most complicated swing moves into motions and thoughts any golfer can repeat and put into use as early as their next round. "GOLF Magazine's" stable of Top 100 instructors-the most elite team of teaching experts in the nation-are the best at it, and each provides their top tips and most effective lessons in an expanded edition of one of the most popular instruction books you can buy: "GOLF Magazine's The Best Instruction Book Ever " The 2012 edition of "The Best Instruction Book Ever " is one of the most extensive lesson manuals ever published, with over 220 pages of first-class instruction and hundreds of proven methods for hitting every conceivable shot, pitch and putt. The Top 100 Teachers in America arm you with the knowledge you need to fix your swing and a steady helping practice drills to make it consistent, repeatable and capable of hitting shots always find the fairway and never leave the pin. No segment of the game is left uncovered-improve your driving, iron play, short game, putting and trouble shots page by page using the award-winning instruction you can only find in "GOLF Magazine. " "The Best Instruction Book Ever Expanded Edition" features over 1,000 photographs and recipe-style directions to make learning the game and improving your technique fun and easy. It's the ultimate swing guide from the ultimate collection of the game's best teachers. If you're serious about improving, this book will make it happen.
Unconscious Scoring Dave Stockton is hotter than ever. The 2011 U.S. Open winner, Rory McIlroy, studied with the renowned instructor and two-time former PGA champion, and credits Stockton's teachings as the reason behind his own putting success. In Unconscious Putting, Stockton introduced amateur players to the techniques, strategies, and mental processes he uses to help tour players find so much success on the green. Now, Unconscious Scoring completes Stockton's short-game education by teaching readers how to make the most of shots around the green-the best place to achieve lower scores. Simplicity is the key to Stockton's remarkable instruction success, and he breaks down the short game into two components-low shots and high shots-explaining both the technique and the context of how and when the shots should be used. Besides McIlroy, Stockton has worked with champions such as Phil Mickelson, Yani Tseng (the number-one ranked woman in the world), and Annika Sorenstam. In Unconscious Scoring, Stockton illustrates his principles with examples from his week-to-week sessions with these and many more of the game's top players. Including black-and-white and color photos and instructional video tags, Unconscious Scoring reveals the simple processes and transformative insights that every player-whatever his or her handicap-yearns to master.
Drawn from a recently discovered archive, this landmark book is a treasure that, until now, golfers could only wish for. A dusty, overlooked box revealed more than 100 photographs of Bobby Jones demonstrating, step-by-step, all the fundamentals of golf; keyed to the photographs was a stack of yellow legal-pad pages filled with meticulous instructions handwritten by Jones himself. It's the next best thing to having a lesson with the great Bobby Jones. Ben Crenshaw's commentary with photos of him--updating Jones's basic instruction and illustrating differences in modern-day golf--makes this remarkable work even more valuable. Classic Instruction offers precise close-ups of the swings, stances, and grips that took Jones to unprecedented victories during the 1920s, before the modern sand wedge had even been invented. Every detail is just as appropriate today, and with photographs of Crenshaw and his own commentary interspersed throughout, the book offers a unique look at the way the masters play golf. In some cases Jones and Crenshaw employ different approaches--especially in their putting, although both men are considered to be two of the finest putters who ever lived. These distinctions provide a fascinating contrast. Jones played competitively more than 65 years ago, but the secrets to his game are as timely as ever. Preserving this wisdom for another generation of golfers, the release of Classic Instruction is an unparalleled golf-publishing event. Printed in Italy, in five colors throughout, this rare find is every golfer's dream come true.
Core Performance Golf: The Revolutionary Training and Nutrition Program for Success on and Off the Course
The Core Performance phenomenon continues--with this new book that combines the effectiveness of the author's revolutionary training system and the enormous popularity of golf. Mark Verstegen, who has trained hundreds of elite athletes here and abroad at his Athletes' Performance Institutes, among them many PGA and LPGA golfers, now shares with every golfer the methods that have helped the pros develop their explosive power and strength. In "Core Performance Golf, " golfers will discover: A training program that is ideally suited to developing the golf swing because so much of the swing, like the Core Program itself, depends on rotation and movementExercises designed to help them create more torque and balance, thus adding yards to drives and precision to shots A conditioning and nutrition regimen that will build strength, power, and stamina, while reducing the risk of injuries and speeding recovery time Sidebar quotes and tips from famous golfers the author has worked with
John Jacobs is one of golf's all-time great teachers, a true legend of the game who has passed on his words of wisdom to thousands of amateurs as well as to some of the world's greatest players over the last 50 years. Now, for the first time ever, the pick of his collective wisdom has been brought together in one seminal volume. When the likes of Butch Harmon and David Leadbetter heap praise on your methods and credit you with having helped shape the way they learned their craft and how they applied those teachings, you know that you must be one of the most important and influential figures in the world of golf. Not only a great teacher, John Jacobs was also good enough to play in the Ryder Cup and beat the best in the game. Those who witnessed his memorable victory over Grand Slam winner Gary Player in the final of the South African Match Play Championship knew they were in the presence of someone special -- a talent that was able to use all his experience as a top-level player and move seamlessly into the world of golf teaching. "50 Years of Golfing Wisdom" features all the lessons and advice that made Jacobs the original and, many still say, the ultimate golfing guru. Every department of the game receives the Jacobs treatment -- from the fundamentals of grip and swing to problem solving and curing your bad shots, to instruction on hitting every shot from the longest drive to the shortest putt, including everything in between. Simple, easy-to-understand, effective advice on how to maximize your potential and play your best golf -- this may just be the only golf instruction book you'll ever need.
Written by Dr Paul McCarthy (the first-ever resident Sport Psychologist at the home of golf - St Andrews Links) and leading golf consultant Dr Marc Jones, The Successful Golfer is designed to help address 50 of the most common faults that players experience; faults which hold you back. These include: hitting the self-destruct button when winning, nervousness on the first tee, lost confidence, failing to practise as you play, losing focus off poor drives, and many more. Each fault is remedied with a clear practical fix. You will learn to develop effective practice plans, build a dependable pre-shot routine, cope with the pressures of competitive golf, and deal with distractions. In the second part of the book, lessons from 30 fascinating research studies on golf are presented to help keep you ahead of the field. They include research on putting, practice, choking, and overthinking. In the third and final part of the book, clear instructions are provided on developing a number of highly effective techniques that can be used across a wide variety of situations. These include: pre-shot routines, breathing exercises, goal setting, and how best to practice. The Successful Golfer is a must-read addition to any golfer s bookshelf. Read it and fix those mental faults that stop you from playing your best golf. Just some of what you will learn: - Learn to play consistently on the golf course and win when it matters most - Develop unshakeable confidence in all facets of your game - Build a consistent pre-shot routine to concentrate effectively and manage distractions - Boost your resilience and learn to cope with the demands of competitive golf - Uncover the secrets of success from the world s best golfers "
Solid Contact: A Top Golf Instructor's Guide to Learning Your Swing DNA and Instantly Striking the Ball Better Than Ever
One of the world's most sought-after golf instructors and a PGA Teacher of the Year makes it easy to be your own coach, customizing your golf swing for phenomenal accuracy. In his decades as a renowned golf coach and player on the PGA and Champions tours, Jim Hardy has attracted not only a clientele of impressive players, but top teachers from around the globe flock to his clinics as well. At the heart of his approach is a simple philosophy: There is no universally right or wrong way to swing a golf club. In fact, Hardy teaches that every person's golf swing is as unique as a strand of DNA. Of course, this creates a challenge for instructors. Now, in "Solid Contact," Hardy distills his remarkable system for readers of all skill levels, teaching them how to self-diagnose their shots and correct their swings and misses on the very next shot. Packed with instructional drawings and anecdotes about lessons that spurred turnarounds for the best instructors and pro golfers in the game, "Solid Contact" addresses the unique aspects of each golfer's swing. Hardy's plus/ minus system draws on three actions: the swing, the swing's impact, and ball flight. Working through evidence in each of these three categories, readers can tailor their actions to address weak points for dramatically improved effectiveness. Putting the world's best instructional techniques in the hands of all readers, Solid Contact delivers lasting results in record time.
Golf offers good, clean fun for everyone, right? Not on your who likes to wager on a game -- and some say that's every duffer with a putter -- will agree that golf attracts hustlers, con artists, and scammers. They look innocent enough, but they're out to win. "The Hustler's Guide to Golf" offers tips to good players on how to make a whole lot of dough, and for lesser players, it gives advice on how they can level out that playing field In this new book from becker&mayer , fairway hounds will learn how to size up the competition, discover the game's most sacred betting rules, and arm themselves with the most blasphemous cheating guidelines since "Cheating is a necessary evil when it comes to betting and winning, so why not refine your art and be the best at it?" Golfers can put these tactics to good use by playing some or all of the twenty-five betting games included in "The Hustler's Guide to Golf". In addition to individual explanations, each game comes with its own customized "edge" on how to play it and win, placing the green where it belongs -- in the reader's pocket. From beginning to end, "The Hustler's Guide to Golf" amuses and entertains with its outrageous instruction on how to gain the advantage: "Always talk to yourself, which is a great way to get into your opponent's head without ever addressing him directly", or "Call your opponent at 5 A.M. to remind him of the game you have at noon". From subtle to blatant, "The Hustler's Guide to Golf" shows the way "The Hustler's Guide to Golf" also includes a roster of well-known bettors with brief profiles that outline their favorite pranks and prizes. From Lee Trevino to Lanny Wadkins, these pros will show new hustlersthey're in good company. Written by Jay Willi (better known as sports writer Jeff Williams) and illustrated by Barrie Maguire, "The Hustler's Guide to Golf" follows other popular golf volumes by becker&mayer Golf Dirty Tricks, for example, has been a best-seller. -- "The Hustler's Guide to Golf" comes packaged with a set of eight ball markers stamped "Don't Choke" to give the reader an additional edge.