Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible

Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score
Author: Dave Pelz,James A. Frank
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0767903447
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 429
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Describes how to identify weaknesses in golfing technique, offers strategies for strengthening them, and presents a plan to lower scores by improving the short game

Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible

Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score
Author: Dave Pelz,James A. Frank
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781854106483
Category: Golf
Page: 429
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Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible is the first of a four-book series from world-renowned golf guru, Dave Pelz. This bestselling classic features the author’s scientifically-proven secrets to lowering scores by improving the short game. The philosophy underpinning the Short Game Bible is as simple as it is revolutionary: Instead of practicing the wrong things the right way, or the right things the wrong way, Pelz shows you how to find your own personal weaknesses and how to improve them to efficiently lower your scores. Packed with all the knowledge, charts and photos needed to learn from the master, Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible is the essential book for every golfer looking to improve his or her game. Pelz’s approach to golf is easy to understand: 80 percent of the strokes golfers lose to par are determined by their play within 100 yards of the green –the crucial scoring game. The short game, perhaps the most important and yet least focused-on aspect of golf, can make or break your entire game. Across 13 chapters liberally supplemented by diagrams, illustrations and photos, Pelz dispenses advice on everything from the basics such as score counts, the five games of golf and the mechanics of the short game; to specific advice on distance wedges, the pitch shot, sand shot and short-game equipment. With years of experience invested in his renowned golf schools and clinics, and a raft of endorsements from top players like two-time U.S. Open Chamption Lee Janzen, you’ll be hard pushed to find a more comprehensive, educative book on the short game.

Dave Pelz's Putting Bible

The Complete Guide to Mastering the Green
Author: Dave Pelz
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 0385500246
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 394
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Combines step-by-step drawings and photographs with detailed instruction in the author's techniques to provide a master class in the art of putting and offers advice on everything from perfecting the set-up to reading a tricky green.

Dave Pelz's Putting Games

The More You Play, the Better You Putt
Author: Dave Pelz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101590858
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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The first putting book in more than a decade from the world’s best-known— and bestselling—golf instructor. With numerous bestselling books, coast-to-coast golf schools, and lessons to elite pros, Dave Pelz has founded an empire based upon his scientific approach to the game. His last putting book, Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible, was a blockbuster, but his fans are eager to learn the master’s newest and most up-to-date techniques. Their wait is finally over. In Dave Pelz’s Putting Games, he synthesizes the lessons he gives to elite pros, including Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Steve Elkington, Bo Van Pelt, and Mike Weir—not to mention the thousands of amateurs who attend the Dave Pelz Scoring Game schools and clinics every year. Pelz guides readers through the process of fine-tuning existing strokes, creating new skills and techniques, and using feedback devices at home, where it’s easy to find the time to make it happen, all in the name of improving your putting skills. Every golfer knows that improving his or her putting will lower scores, yet great putting remains one of the game’s most elusive goals. Filled with full-color instructional photos and step-by-step lessons, Dave Pelz’s Putting Games is the answer to a golfer’s dream: It shows the way to improve your putting by playing games in the comfort and convenience of your own home during the week, so you can shoot lower scores on the course on the weekends.

Dave Pelz's Golf Without Fear

How to Play the 10 Most Feared Shots in Golf with Confidence
Author: Dave Pelz
Publisher: Gotham
ISBN: 9781592405718
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 377
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A leading instructor behind such champions as Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh shares advice for overcoming anxiety related to specific golfing shots, drawing on the "Golfer's Eye View™" technique to explain how to apply step-by-step strategies based on science and golf psychology. First serial, Golf.

Dave Pelz's Damage Control

How to Save Up to 5 Shots Per Round Using All-New, Scientifically Proven Techniques for Playing Out of Trouble Lies
Author: Dave Pelz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101665106
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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A paradigm-smashing instruction book on recovering from trouble and avoiding ?disaster shots??the three or four errant shots in each round that lead to blow up holes and ruin golfers? scores Over his three decades of working with pro and amateur golfers, Dave Pelz noticed some definite differences between the two, particularly in how pros and amateurs handle trouble shots. Seeking quantitative evidence for his hunch, he used his analytical tools to look at thousands of scorecards from a wide range of amateur players. The data showed that the majority of golfers play at or below their handicap most of the time but are done in by a few ?disaster holes??double bogeys or worse?each round that ruin their score. In Damage Control, Dave Pelz teaches all the techniques necessary to recover from trouble and avoid disasters. He explains the golf fact that you will hit errant shots?into deep rough, into sand, into shallow water, or near obstacles that inhibit your swing. The key is being able to recover from these shots and not make a bad situation worse by hitting the ball into deeper trouble. The book is filled with full-color photos and drills on how to make all the shots you might encounter on a golf course using five skills specifically designed to minimize the chances of making your life worse. Revealing methods for shot-making never before seen in an instructional book, Damage Control is a groundbreaking new look at the game from a master instructor.

Secrets of the Short Game


Author: Phil Mickelson,Guy Yocom,T.R. Reinman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061860921
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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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.

Your Short Game Solution

Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards and In
Author: James Sieckmann,David DeNunzio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592409067
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 178
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A renowned golf coach offers his “finesse wedge” system to avid golfers looking to improve their short games, describing how to develop and sustain correct habits, avoid common errors and hone essential skills.

Putt Like the Pros

Dave Pelz's Scientific Guide to Improvin
Author: Dave Pelz
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060920785
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
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Putting has often been described as an art, but the author of this book, by trade a physicist, has analyzed it as never before, using scientific principles. Pelz has come up with a system to perfect your putting stroke -- or at least to come as close to perfect as humanly possible.

Unconscious Scoring

Dave Stockton's Guide to Saving Shots Around the Green
Author: Dave Stockton,Matthew Rudy
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: 1592407765
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 126
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A follow-up to Unconscious Putting reveals the short-game lessons given by the author to such champions as Phil Mickelson, Yani Tseng and Annika Sorenstam to demonstrate how to make the most of shots around the green, revealing simple techniques for achieving lower scores while explaining the context of how and when shots should be used.

One Putt


Author: Ken Brown
Publisher: Hamlyn
ISBN: 0600631788
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Climb the ladder to achieve one-putts by choosing the right putter, achieving an immaculate set up, reading the greens, acquiring touch and feel and honing your skills through drills. This book also includes some stunning bespoke photography from Getty's No.1 golf photographer as well as many shots of today's leading Pros shot especially for the book. With Ken's own analysis and stories from a wealth of experience, this heavily illustrated, easy-to-follow book will make honing this golfing skill easy and entertaining.

Unconscious Putting

Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke
Author: Dave Stockton,Matthew Rudy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101544309
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 112
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"The Pro Tours' Hottest Coach" (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player's game. 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.

The Art of the Short Game

Tour-Tested Secrets for Getting Up and Down
Author: Stan Utley,Matthew Rudy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144067454X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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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.

Golf: The Best Short Game Instruction Book Ever!


Author: Editors Of Golf Magazine
Publisher: Liberty Street
ISBN: 9781603200882
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Concept drew strong purchase intent among male golfers and was a top choice for favorite title and as a gift in research. · GOLF Magazine has a total readership of 6.1 million. · The Top 100 Teachers are featured in their own section ("YOUR GAME") every month in America's most widely read golf publication. GOLF Magazine's Top 100 Teachers are also regularly featured on golf.com

Zen Golf

Mastering the Mental Game
Author: Joseph Parent
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385507158
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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The perfect gift for any golfer looking to elevate their game. The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings.

The Inner Game of Golf


Author: W. Timothy Gallwey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588367975
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 272
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W. Timothy Gallwey's bestselling Inner Game books--with over one million copies sold--have revolutionized the way we think about sports. And now, after twenty years of applying his Inner Game methods to the royal and ancient sport of golf, Gallwey brings us this completely revised edition of his classic The Inner Game of Golf, nearly half of which is new material, published here for the first time. Even the masters of the game, from the venerable Jack Nicklaus to the wunderkind Tiger Woods, must battle their mental demons to excel in the crucible of competition. How do they maintain concentration under pressure? How do they avoid the mental and physical tensions that can sabotage any shot, from the simplest putt to a demanding drive? And how do they contend with the nagging inner voice that says, "You haven't been playing your best today. How will you keep from messing up on this shot?" Here, Gallwey provides specific ways for you to improve the concentration and confidence that keep your insecurities from hijacking your best instincts, your score, and your enjoyment of the game. In addition to the specifics of Inner chipping, Inner swinging, and Inner putting, Gallwey explains why the art of "relaxed concentration" is the fundamental skill for improving every aspect of your game. It may seem like common sense nowadays to say that mental approaches are as crucial as physical skills in a good game of golf. But Gallwey was among the first to say it, and he is a pioneer of the modern sports psychology movement. In The Inner Game of Golf, now comprehensively updated, you will find the kind of perceptive and articulate instruction that not only will improve your swing, but, perhaps even more important, will reacquaint you with the pure pleasure of the game. From the Hardcover edition.

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
Author: Harvey Penick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451676301
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Harvey Penick's life in golf began when he started caddying at the Austin, (Texas), Country Club at age eight. Eighty-one years later he is still there, still dispensing wisdom to pros and beginners alike. His stature in the golf world is reflected in the remarkable array of champions he's worked with, both men and women, including U.S. Open champion and golf's leading money winner Tom Kite, Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, and LPGA Hall of Famers Mickey Wright, Betsy Rawls, and Kathy Whitworth. It is not for nothing that the Teacher of the Year Award given by the Golf Teachers Association is called the Harvey Penick Award. Now, after sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick is finally letting his Little Red Book (named for the red notebook he's always kept) be seen by the golf world. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best. He avoids negative words; when Tom Kite asked him if he should "choke down" on the club for a particular shot, Harvey told him to "grip down" instead, to keep the word "choke" from entering his mind. He advises golfers to have dinner with people who are good putters; their confidence may rub off, and it's certainly better than listening to bad putters complain. And he shows why, if you've got a bad grip, the last thing you want is a good swing. Throughout, Penick's love of golf and, more importantly, his love of teaching shine through. He gets as much pleasure from watching a beginner get the ball in the air for the first time as he does when one of his students wins the U.S. Open. Harvey Penick's Little Red Book is an instant classic, a book to rank with Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals of Golf and Tommy Armour's How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time.

Swing Like a Pro

The Breakthrough Method of Perfecting Your Golf Swing
Author: Ralph Mann,Fred Griffin,Guy Yocom
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 076790236X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 243
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Uses images of a computer-generated composite golfer to demonstrate the motions of a correct golf swing, and identifies the keys to a better game

Golf for Enlightenment

The Seven Lessons for the Game of Life
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 140005088X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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Deepak Chopra has discovered the delights—and frustrations—of golf, and he is passionate about the game. Confronted by the wild ups and downs of his own play, he consulted with golf professionals and developed a new approach to the game that any golfer can follow—from the novice to the expert. The results can be measured not only in increased enjoyment and skill, but also in greater wisdom about life beyond the 18th hole. Chopra’s own game has improved dramatically since incorporating the elements of his program. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of a “perfect” swing, Chopra reveals how golf can be mastered through mindfulness, a form of awareness that combines sharp focus and relaxation at the same time. Expanded awareness, he tells us, can accomplish much more than external mechanics to improve one’s game. But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself. Chopra has spent the last year taking the unique message in Golf for Enlightenment nationwide, teaching the essential tenets of his program at lectures and seminars to golfers everywhere. His message continues to help players turn an obsession into a positive life path. From the Hardcover edition.

Every Shot Counts

Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy
Author: Mark Broadie
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698138597
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Columbia Business School professor Mark Broadie’s paradigm-shifting approach that uses statistics and golf analytics to transform the game. Mark Broadie is at the forefront of a revolutionary new approach to the game of golf. What does it take to drop ten strokes from your golf score? What part of Tiger Woods’ game makes him a winner? Traditional golf stats can't answer these questions. Broadie, a professor at Columbia Business School, helped the PGA Tour develop its cutting-edge strokes gained putting stat. In this eye-opening new book, Broadie uses analytics from the financial world to uncover the secrets of the game of golf. He crunches mountains of data to show both professional and amateur golfers how to make better decisions on the course. This eagerly awaited resource is for any player who wants to understand the pros, improve golf skills, and make every shot count.