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Golf: Play the Golf Digest Way

Written by Ron Kaspriske, Contribution by David Leadbetter and Golf Digest

  • March 6, 2012
  • Trade Paperback
  • Sports & Recreation - Golf
  • Universe
  • 8-1/2 x 11
  • $29.95
  • $30.00
  • 978-0-7893-2485-6

About This Book

More than six million golfers turn to the pages of Golf Digest for answers to their most perplexing golf questions and for tips on how to improve their game. Now, Golf Digest turns to its team of players, teachers, and advisors to compile the definitive instruction manual from more than 60 years of publication. This ultimate instruction book includes easy-to-follow instructions, photos, and diagrams of all the skills players of all levels need to improve their game from green to tee.
            Chapters focus on specific skills, including putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, irons, fairway woods and hybrids, and drivers. This book is written the way great instructors tell their students to learn the game: from green to tee, not the other way around. This is not a beginner’s approach. It’s how good players review and re-vamp their games when things get off track. Putting and other elements of the short game are vital to scoring and the first place players look to get their scores back down. This is learning the Golf Digest way—no gimmicks—using a fundamental logic that somehow has escaped too many instructional books.
            Each section provides an excellent platform for practice sessions—from warm-up through cool-down exercises, as well as basic to advanced drills. Stressing the need to create a positive environment during practice and encourage creativity as well as technical correctness, this book serves as an essential tool for coaches as well as players to improve performance and enjoyment of the game.
            This indispensable reference book is fully illustrated with clear action-sequence photos of and tips from the best players and instructors who have served as contributors throughout Golf Digest’s history. Among them: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Butch Harmon, David Leadbetter, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, Rickie Fowler, Hank Haney, Lorena Ochoa, Stan Utley, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Dave Stockton, Rick Smith, Paula Creamer, Ernie Els, and Jim McLean.

About the Author

Launched in 1950, Golf Digest is the No. 1 golf magazine in the world. Ron Kaspriske is an editor at Golf Digest and has been writing about golf for more than a decade. Tom Watson, who writes a golf-instruction column for Golf Digest, won eight major golf championships in the 1970s and 1980s. David Leadbetter, consistently ranked as one of the top golf instructors in the world, is coach to countless PGA, European PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour players, and is known throughout the world for his innovative and creative teaching techniques. Over the past 30 years, his players have amassed more than a dozen major championship titles and more than 100 individual worldwide tournament victories. Leadbetter’s coaching has spanned three decades and he has often been recognized as the "man who invented the golf instruction industry.” A Professional Golfers Association Master Professional, Golf Channel Instruction Editor, and Golf Digest Teaching Professional, David's clientele includes four players who have held first place in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is the author of seven golf instructional books, with more than two million copies sold. He has also written and produced a number of instructional DVDs, as well as written and co-produced more than 40 television programs.

Reviews

  • "Butch Harmon, Jim Flick, Hank Haney and a gaggle of tourists from Watson and Couples to Lorena and Phil all contribute tips and fixes to this colorful and comprehensive instructional. For Golf’s best advice, jump to the final section. If its wisdom has little to do with hitting the ball, it’s still the kind of dope that makes for better golfers. Like Arnie’s order to speed it up. Style guru Marty Hackel’s plea to apply sunblock. And, courtesy of Bob Rotella, the most underrated and sure-fire game-enhancer of all: Ignore unsolicited swing advice. Amen." ~Golf.com / Sports Illustrated
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