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.
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?The hottest instructor in golf? (Sports Illustrated) takes on old-school gurus with a far more accessible, intuitive, and innovative approach to those essential chip shots, pitches, and bunker rescues. Veteran golfers know that the secret to a lower score is a solid short game, but mastering those small strokes can be maddening?even for the pros. One of golf?s most revered instructors, Stan Utley now reveals the step-by-step tactics behind his revolutionary short-game techniques in The Art of the Short Game. After introducing readers to his groundbreaking philosophy that explains why most players don?t see all the shots available to them near the green, Utley moves on to shatter conventional wisdom about stance, grip, and ball position. From choosing the right clubs (including a checklist of must-haves that should always be in your bag) to spin reduction during chipping and fearless sand play, The Art of the Short Game demystifies the most aggravating shots on the links. Though Utley?s primer features a full set of drills, accompanied by more than seventy-five photos, his approach is far removed from the monotonous, mechanical instruction of yesteryear. Giving a time-tested secret weapon to every golfer at every level, Utley?s short-game methods turn trouble shots into triumph.
From 50 yards and in, no golfer in history has demonstrated more talent, flair, creativity and precision, or generated more raw excitement, than Phil Mickelson. His ability with the sand wedge and putter are legendary not only among fans but his peers as well, and it is his skill with those clubs that is primarily responsible for his winning 34 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including three major championships. In his first-ever instruction book, Mickelson explains in detail how to master every phase of the short game. Mickelson maintains that any golfer of average ability can become a deadly short-game player by approaching the subject with a blend of science (proper mechanics and setup) and art (imagination and feel). Mickelson does a fine job explaining both; combining the wisdom of his great teachers with his own fertile imagination, cultivated from 34 years of experimentation, trial and error. No golfer can afford to miss out on Mickelson′s secrets and tips.
"Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game."—Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion, 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captainImpact has long been called golf's "moment of truth," and great golfers have spent countless hours working on their swings trying to upgrade their impact dynamics as the golf club approaches, contacts, then swings through the ball. For the first time, with The Impact Zone, golfers will have a book that focuses their attention on the very same region of the swing on which professional golfers have always concentrated. The Impact Zone is a unique instructional guide in that everything in it either focuses on or applies to improving a golfer's understanding and execution of impact. Here, acclaimed professional golfer Bobby Clampett concludes that the overwhelming bias and convention of today's contemporary teaching environment is to value swing styles over swing dynamics, and in so doing, the overwhelming majority of golf teachers miss the boat in terms of teaching the game effectively. Ultimately this emphasis on swing style comes at the expense of helping golfers to develop sound swing dynamics, which are the real keys to consistent ball striking and better golf. With the help of CBS's Swing Vision high-speed camera—using images from many of the game's greatest contemporary players (including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and more)—The Impact Zone takes an unprecedented look at the most important six inches in golf, those that immediately precede, contain, and follow impact. To further demonstrate these principles, Clampett presents photos and drills that convey the five essential dynamics golfers need to produce and reproduce solid impact Throughout these instructional pages, Bobby Clampett—teamed with veteran golf writer Andy Brumer—relays his own personal story of straying from swing dynamics and how he found his way back. He recalls memorable stories from the Tour, blending innovative instruction with his colorful, engaging anecdotes. Clampett and Brumer create an essential instructional guide with clear, concise advice—on creating great swing dynamics through the impact zone—the universally acknowledged key to more consistent and better golf.
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 you 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 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. If you love golf but have never played to your potential, here is a book that you will quickly come to treasure.
Unconscious Putting When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list of pro players-including Annika Sorenstam, Yani Tseng (winner of four LPGA tournaments), Adam Scott (Texas Open champion), Hunter Mahan (Phoenix Open champion), and Morgan Pressel (World Ladies Championship of Japan winner)-the putting strategies that finessed their game. Stockton's breakthrough concept is that every player has their own Signature Stroke, which is unconscious. Good putting comes from the mind, Stockton says, not from a series of stiff mechanical positions. With visualization, the right frame of mind, an efficient pre-putt routine, and connection to the individual internal stroke signature, any player can make far more putts. Putting has always been taught as an offshoot to the full swing, when in reality it is far different- almost a different game. Unconscious Putting will help players get out of the rigid, mechanical, overthinking trap. In Unconscious Putting, Stockton shows how players at every handicap level-from pros to weekend golfers-can putt effortlessly and with confidence by integrating a new mental approach with a few simple physical routines that will keep them locked on target. Readers will also gain invaluable advice on reading greens and equipment. Illustrated throughout and filled with anecdotes about how Stockton's lessons have helped today's leading players, Unconscious Putting is a must-have golf book and a category classic-in-the-making.
Powerful — Proven — Effective Discover the path to par with easy yoga! • Improve balance and body positioning • Increase swing distance and accuracy • Gain stamina and energy • Calm the overactive, “critical” mind • Avoid golf-related injuries to joints and spine • Enjoy the game more … even from the rough! Golf pros everywhere are using and recommending yoga to provide a complete, comprehensive workout, aid in mastering the mental game and foster more consistent play. On and off the course, golfers who practice yoga enjoy greater confidence, power, and focus. • Learn special breathing techniques to calm the mind and relax the body, leading to tireless, effortless play and greater shot distance and control • Strengthen your core, enhance muscle memory and increase flexibility–reducing the risk of golf-related injury and shortening recovery time Join professional golfers like Gary Player, Stewart Cink, Brad Faxon, Aaron Baddley, Jonathan Kyle, J.L. Lewis, Ty Tryon, Andrew Magee, Gary McCord, Julie Inkster, Betsy King and Jill McGill – all of whom have gained the competitive edge with the practice of yoga. Start today! Illustrated, easy-to-follow, yoga-based fitness exercises help you find—and stay in—your zone. Lower your score and your blood pressure … the easy way. Play Better Golf with Easy Yoga.
How far do you want to hit the ball? If you're like everybody else, your answer is "just a little farther." Then "More Golf Swing Speed" is the Quick Guide for you. It focuses on the downswing—how you load the shaft at the top of your backswing and unload it at impact. It helps you understand both how to make the correct moves and how to avoid the incorrect ones: ** "Hold" or even increase your wrist cock during the downswing ** Avoid casting from the top ** Develop maximum clubhead speed as you near impact ** Learn how Hogan's supinated wrist position works ** Create a downward strike on the ball that prevents flipping ** And more! There are no secret tricks to creating clubhead speed, and you don't need expensive training aids to create solid strikes on the ball. All you need is a clear understanding of what your club does during your downswing and how you can cooperate with it to get the most clubhead speed possible. All you need is "More Golf Swing Speed."
Much has been written about the putter (both the instrument and the one wielding it), but never like what you'll find in The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever!, your ultimate guide to learning how to read putts and stroke them consistently into the hole. In this fourth installment of best-selling lesson manuals, Golf Magazine assembles and all-star cast of putting experts-who teach a combined 200+ Tour professionals-to help you eliminate the fear and doubt you have about your putting game, and replace it with new, proven ways to make the putts you should (and a few that you shouldn't). The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever! covers every aspect of rolling the ball into the cup in never-before-seen detail, with research to back up every lesson and hundreds of full-color photographs that make the tips easy to follow, learn and repeat on the course.
"Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game."―Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion, 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captainImpact has long been called golf's "moment of truth," and great golfers have spent countless hours working on their swings trying to upgrade their impact dynamics as the golf club approaches, contacts, then swings through the ball. For the first time, with The Impact Zone, golfers will have a book that focuses their attention on the very same region of the swing on which professional golfers have always concentrated. The Impact Zone is a unique instructional guide in that everything in it either focuses on or applies to improving a golfer's understanding and execution of impact. Here, acclaimed professional golfer Bobby Clampett concludes that the overwhelming bias and convention of today's contemporary teaching environment is to value swing styles over swing dynamics, and in so doing, the overwhelming majority of golf teachers miss the boat in terms of teaching the game effectively. Ultimately this emphasis on swing style comes at the expense of helping golfers to develop sound swing dynamics, which are the real keys to consistent ball striking and better golf. With the help of CBS's Swing Vision high-speed camera―using images from many of the game's greatest contemporary players (including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and more)―The Impact Zone takes an unprecedented look at the most important six inches in golf, those that immediately precede, contain, and follow impact. To further demonstrate these principles, Clampett presents photos and drills that convey the five essential dynamics golfers need to produce and reproduce solid impact Throughout these instructional pages, Bobby Clampett―teamed with veteran golf writer Andy Brumer―relays his own personal story of straying from swing dynamics and how he found his way back. He recalls memorable stories from the Tour, blending innovative instruction with his colorful, engaging anecdotes. Clampett and Brumer create an essential instructional guide with clear, concise advice―on creating great swing dynamics through the impact zone―the universally acknowledged key to more consistent and better golf.Advance Praise for The Impact Zone"I had played many times against Bobby on the PGA Tour and was always impressed with his in-depth approach to the golf swing. But after working with him at CBS for several years, I have come to understand why. The Impact Zone will reveal to the golf world Bobby's unique insight as to why so many different ‘styled' golf swings work. God knows my swing isn't one the named teachers are having their students copy, but it was good enough to win twenty-one PGA Tour events and the '77 PGA Championship. It's about time someone finally put in print to refute the myths about ‘style of swing' and get down to the meat of the matter―impact! It's no surprise to me that Bobby was the one to get it done right!"―Lanny Wadkins, lead golf analyst for CBS Sports"It's great for all golfers that someone has finally structured an instruction book around dynamic impact. Nor does it surprise me that Bobby Clampett is the one to have done it. He is as good a student of the game as I've ever known. What's more, he was a great player in his day, and his journey as he struggled with his swing, as well as his experience as a commentator and observer of the contemporary game, qualifies him more than most as a teacher to whom all interested in improving their golf games should listen. I know I will. His unique perspective will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the golf world for years to come." ―Johnny Miller, lead golf analyst for NBC Sports and author of I Call the Shots"Back when we were both in college, Bobby was a boy genius in golf. For fifteen years as his colleague at CBS, I have continued to be amazed by his comprehensive knowledge of the golf swing. He remains as erudite about the technical nuances of the game as anyone on the planet, and I am thrilled he is now sharing his expertise with the rest of the world!" ―Jim Nantz, CBS Sports golf anchor"Bobby Clampett is a true and loyal friend as well as one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game. He has always known that the strike is what matters most. What the swing looks like is really of no concern; the quality of the impact between club and ball is the heart of the matter."―Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion and 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain
Do you want to make the ball "sizzle" off your clubface? The theory in this book originates from the belief that there are multiple ways to swing a golf club - just look at the best golfers of all time. Yet, there is only one way to strike a golf ball correctly. This book will teach you how to do that. With this book you will discover how easy it is to:- Take care of the fundamentals- Get your body in position for a world-class impact- Take the correct divot- Regain control of your golf ball- Create backspin with your wedges- Control distance on your putts (yes, that too)- Practice to actually get better- Review and analyze your swing just like the pros do"It's All About Impact" is a book that will teach you how to strike the ball like never before without completely revamping you swing.