Golf For Dummies

Author: Gary McCord
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119943795
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
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The fun and easy way to get into the swing of things and take strokes off your game – fast Whether you're a total beginner or you've clocked a few hours on the links, Golf For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the only guide you need. Packed with expert tips and techniques for everything from mastering your grip, stance and swing to shaping up with golf-specific exercises, this updated and expanded edition of the international bestseller features new, step-by-step photos, tips for women players, seniors and lefties, and loads of fun golf history facts. Learn your ABCs – master the basics, from golf lingo and choosing your clubs, to who to play with and where Watch your step – get the lowdown on golf rules, how to keep score, and take a crash-course on gamesmanship and the do's and taboos of golf-course etiquette Get into the swing – delve into the art and science of the golf swing, including how to blast your way out of bunkers and how to develop an effective putting stroke Tackle the tough shots – finesse difficult shots like a pro and deal with bad weather and bad luck with grace and skill Fine-tune your play – zero in on common faults and bad habits and learn time-tested techniques for easily fixing them once and for all To school or not to school – decide whether formal lessons are right for you and find out how to select a great teacher 'If you've ever wanted to know more about golf or improve your game then this is your guide' – The Fairway, from a review of the 1st edition 'Does exactly what it says on the tin!' – Today's Golfer, from a review of the 1st edition Open the book and find: Tips on choosing golf balls and clubs Exercises for getting and staying in golf shape How to develop your own swing Putting, chipping and pitching Mastering grip, stance and swing Simple fixes for common faults Golf rules and etiquette Advice on taking advantage of high-tech equipment Where to play in the UK and Europe Learn to: Master your grip, stance and swing Improve your game with tips from the pros Overcome the game's mental challenges with tricks and exercises

Sam Snead's How to Play Golf

And Professional Tips on Improving Your Score. Also, Special Section by the University of Michigan's Famous Golf Coach, Bert Katzenmeyer
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Golf
Page: 160
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Dave Stockton's Putt to Win

Secrets For Mastering the Other Game of Golf
Author: Dave Stockton,Al Barkow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743245288
Category: Philosophy
Page: 160
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In Dave Stockton's Putt to Win, Stockton, one of the greatest putters of all time, shares the secrets he's learned throughout his career for mastering the "other" game of golf, the one played on the green. The leading money winner on the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 and 1994, Stockton explains the mechanics necessary for successful putting and the mental approach needed to accept your share of misses while holing at least your share of birdies. Beautifully illustrated to highlight various putting techniques and loaded with solid practice drills and short-game tips, Dave Stockton's Putt to Win helps you do just that. Stockton shows numerous ways to improve your putting and ultimately lower your score. Topics covered include how to develop a smooth, dependable, mistake-free stroke; how to stay focused throughout the stroke no matter how difficult the putt; how to read the green and judge the distance to the hole; how to make adjustments for the length, the speed, and the grain of the green; how to read the subtle features that can influence the roll of the ball; how to choose the proper putter; and much more. But most important, Dave Stockton is able to articulate and teach us how to develop feel - the crucial element that separates great putters from those who quake at the sight of a breaking four-footer.

Power Golf

Author: Ben Hogan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439195285
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 192
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Master golfer Ben Hogan (1912-1997) is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, most notably for his legendary ball-striking ability. There are numerous theories as to what made Hogan's swing so effective and in Power Golf, now available in a trade paperback format, he shares a lifetime of championship secrets for improving every phase of the game. Regardless of their level of golfing expertise, readers are guaranteed to see a difference the next time they pick up their club!

Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul The 2nd Round

More Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links
Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1453280235
Category: Self-Help
Page: 400
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Whether readers are relatively new to the game of golf or old hands with impressive handicaps, most golfers share an unbridled enthusiasm for the game as proven by the blockbuster success of the first Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul. Due to popular demand, the coauthors have compiled this follow-up filled with more stories to celebrate the foibles, feats and famous people on the fairway.

Great Golf

Essential Tips from History's Top Golfers
Author: Danny Peary,Allen F. Richardson
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1617496448
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Providing a complete library of golf instruction in one volume, this compilation features a variety of valuable lessons drawn from the most famous, popular, and trailblazing golf books as well as classic and contemporary magazines. Going beyond the standard instructional manual, this is the only golfing reference that presents its information in the original words of the great champions, instructors, and authors--both male and female--while also covering every aspect of the game, integrating its history and the parallel development of its multibillion-dollar instruction industry. Featured instructors and players include Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Joyce Wethered, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Jack Nicklaus, Harvey Pennick, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Nancy Lopez, Dave Pelz, and Vivien Saunders. Showcasing each lesson with feature boxes that condense essential instruction into handy bullet points, this volume's photographs clearly illustrate the best techniques while countless sidebars, quotes, and tips ensure it is destined to become a classic guide for a timeless sport.

A Pocket Guide for Golfers

Great Tips, Trivia, and Humor
Author: Rick Graves,Terry Glaspey
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736937323
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 141
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PGA member Rick Graves and author and confirmed hacker Terry Glaspey lead golfers through a collection of great golf tips, jokes, and trivia complete with a mini hall of fame of the best courses, players, and competitions. In addition to 52 amazingly simple secrets to better golf, readers will discover lists as valuable as an expert caddy: 10 tips for better putting 9 bad shots: their cause and cure 9 character qualities you can develop by playing golf 10 things to consider when planning a shot 10 best excuses for why you played poorly This compact book is sized small to tuck into the golf bag but packed full of tidbits and humor to entertain golfers, game enthusiasts, and fans. Even those who have never hit the green will understand why this sport is a hole in one. Rerelease of The Hacker's Almanac

Sports Film Guide

A Listing of Over 2,000 16mm Films
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Physical education and training
Page: 76
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Inside Sports Golf

Author: Roger Matuz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781578590070
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 640
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Provides a guide to golf tournaments, players, and golf courses, and includes information on golf in popular culture.

Ben Hogan's Five Lessons

The Modern Fundamentals of Golf
Author: Ben Hogan,Herbert Warren Wind
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671723014
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly. Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, believed that any golfer with average coordination can learn to break eighty—if one applies oneself patiently and intelligently. With the techniques revealed in this classic book, you can learn how to make your game work from tee to green, step-by-step and stroke by stroke. In each chapter, a different experience-tested fundamental is explained and demonstrated with clear illustrations—as though Hogan were giving you a personal lesson with the same skill and precision that made him a legend. Whether you’re a novice player or an experienced pro, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons is a must-have reference for anyone who knows that fundamentals are where champions begin.

Science of Hitting

Author: Ted Williams,John Underwood
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671621033
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 88
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Features the legendary hitter's guidance in all the basics and finer points of hitting and includes his analysis of the great hitters of the seventies and the eighties, including Rose, Brett, Carew, and Murray

Golf's Mental Hazards

Overcome Them and Put an End to the Self-Destructive Round
Author: Alan Shapiro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684804573
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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Identifies six major golf personality types--fearful, frustrated, manic-depressive, self-conscious, control freak, and lazy--assesses the link between personality and performance, and advises how to overcome these obstacles. Original. 15,000 first printing.

500 Years of Golf Balls

History & Collector's Guide
Author: John F. Hotchkiss
Publisher: Antique Trader
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 284
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The first book to cover the complete history of the golf ball, with classifications, descriptions, and prices for old and new balls. Features a reprint of John Stuart Martin's The Curious History of the Golf Ball, and documents additional changes the balls and the game have made over the last thirty years. Provides tips for golfers on the effects of these changes on their game.


The Golfer's Book of High Spirits and Lower Scores
Author: Hugh O'Neill
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 155853928X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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An inspirational book for golfers will lower their scores by raising their spirits with a mix of meditations, poems, limericks, golf prayers, and instructional mantras from the masters.