List of 34 Popular Golf Books

  List of 34 Popular Golf Books

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Title: Fix the Yips Forever: The First and Only Guide You Need to Solve the Game's Worst Curse

Let the teacher who works with Tiger Woods, the world's best player, help you cure the yips—the frustrating problem that can cause even the greatest players to miss short putts, jab chip shots over the green, or miss fairways by eighty yards off the tee.

“The yips can make you feel like you want to quit golf and take up fishing full time. I know. I've been there. But Hank's experience and sensitivity to the problem make him unique in the world of golf instructors. If you have the yips, you couldn't be in any better hands than Hank Haney's.”
—Mark O'Meara, from the Foreword to Fix the Yips Forever

Most golfers think of the “yips” as a psychological affliction, a confidence problem that causes them to lose control of their game because of a split-second glitch. But scientists are now starting to unlock the true root of the problem: focal dystonia, a motor-neural malfunction that causes a player's brain to distort the message being sent to the muscles. Acclaimed golf instructor Hank Haney used these discoveries to overcome his twenty-year battle with the yips, and now he shares his breakthrough regimen that can “rewire” any golfer who struggles with the yips.

Showcasing dozens of practical, hands-on techniques for eliminating the yips from putting, chipping, and the full swing, Fix the Yips Forever delivers the brand of prescriptive advice and drills that have made Haney one of the most sought after golf instructors in the world. This groundbreaking handbook features more than 100 black-and-white photographs, including reproductions of diagnostic screens and Haney's ultrasound “yips measurement System” for hands-on yip-free training. If you can't make it to Haney's Golf Ranch for a personal diagnosis, Fix the Yips Forever is the next best thing.

Author(s): Hank Haney;Matthew Rudy
ISBN 13: 9781592402366
Pages: 240
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Title: Peak Performance Golf : How Good Golfers Become Great Ones

For serious students of the game who are struggling to improve their overall performance, this unique guide teaches intermediate to better golfers how to get the most out of their abilities and lower their scores. Patrick J. Cohn's Peak Performance Golf emphasizes a multidimensional approach to training and overall preparation—the same type of program several PGA Tour pros have used to reach their personal peak and maintain consistently high levels of performance. Peak Performance Golf outlines eight specific areas that every serious golfer should incorporate into his or her game, from getting the most out of taking lessons, to learning sound practice habits, to integrating mental training, physical fitness, and good nutrition—all of which are as critical to success for weekend foursomes as they are for tournament golfers. This goal-oriented, practical plan enables serious amateur players to prepare like the pros and take their games to the next level without spending more time practicing than they do already. Patrick J. Cohn, PhD, is a leading sports and golf psychologist who works with golfers on the PGA, LPGA, and BUY.COM tours and heads Peak Performance Sports in Orlando, Florida. He is the author of The Mental Game of Golf and coauthor of The Mental Art of Putting.

Author(s): Patrick J. Cohn
ISBN 13: 9780809224326
Pages: 240
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Title: Ultimate Golf Techniques

Would you like to have the graceful swing of Fred Couples, the winning power of Laura Davies, and the inventive genius of Severiano Ballesteros? You can acquire all these skills and more under the expert direction of golf writer Malcolm Campbell. Ultimate Golf is a completely new approach to improving your game. More than 1,000 specially selected images, overhead shots, and photographic sequences of professional players illustrate key techniques that have helped the world's great golfers to reach the top.
Author(s): Steve Newell;Malcolm Campbell
ISBN 13: 9780789433022
Pages: 216
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Title: The Search for the Perfect Swing: The Proven Scientific Approach to Fundamentally Improve Your Game

Search for the Perfect Swing presents a logical, scientifically researched model of the swing that is easy to understand for all skill levels.
Author(s): Alastair J. Cochran
ISBN 13: 9781572437296
Pages: 256
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Title: Going Low : How to Break Your Individual Golf Scoring Barrier by Thinking Like a Pro

Praise for Patrick Cohn and Going Low:

"Dr. Cohn is a super teacher and great author. In Going Low, Dr. Cohn does a superb job of teaching golfers the importance of not thinking about score if you want to take it deep. Going Low is an inspiring and fun book for golfers of any level."
—J. L. Lewis, PGA Tour winner

In Going Low, noted sports psychologist Patrick Cohn teaches you nine tour-proven lessons that will help you get into the right mindset to break your individual scoring barrier. These lessons will help you eliminate self-imposed limits, create a confident mindset, and play golf without letting mechanical swing thoughts get in the way.

No golfer can shoot low on a whim, and there are no quick fixes to mastering golf's mental game. But if you learn the lessons in this book and examine your inner thoughts and emotions, you will learn how to focus and stay in control—just like the game's elite players. By applying the lessons in Going Low to your own game—whether you're a high, middle, or low handicap—you can hope to shoot a personal-best round or break one of the game's established scoring barriers.

Author(s): Patrick J. Cohn
ISBN 13: 9780071385572
Pages: 208
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Title: Lowdown from the Lesson Tee

"Cleans up" all the instructional misconceptions floating around the lesson tee. Sidebars feature insights and tips from famous players and teachers that have stood the test of time. Contains more than 200 photographs,including high-speed stop action photos of key swing movements.
Author(s): David Glenz;John Monteleone
ISBN 13: 9780809296187
Pages: 176
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Title: Golf Is a Woman's Game : 25 Simple Techniques for Building a Better Game

Whether you're a beginner or a more advanced player, "Golf is a Woman's Game" can help you improve your golf game. The author Jane Horn reveals dozens of myths, misunderstandings and erroneous instruction that have been holding back women golfers for years. "Golf is a Woman's Game" is loaded with helpful pictures and diagrams, with basic techniques designed specifically for women.
Author(s): Jane Horn
ISBN 13: 9781558507111
Pages: 230
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Title: Women's Guide to Golf: A Handbook for Beginners

Throughout her teaching career, Kellie Stenzel has been continually asked to recommend a beginning golf instruction book for her female students to read. She researched the market and found nothing suitable--most books are too technical for the beginner and assume that the reader already has some familiarity with the game. This became the inspiration for The Women's Guide to Golf, a well-crafted and easy-to-understand golf instructional for women who are new to the game.

Each section of the book provides a complete explanation of the skills needed to play golf. Ideas are presented in a clear and simple manner--golf lingo is translated into every-day English whenever possible so the reader can easily understand. Since students must have an idea of what they are trying to accomplish before they can learn, Kellie Stenzel starts at the very beginning and gives detailed explanations of basic concepts. For example, she explains what a putter looks like, what a putting green looks like, and what the goal of putting is, before teaching the reader how to putt. In addition, since women's learning style is very different from men's, this book also addresses specific women's issues, such as posture and lack of distance.

This book includes

- a thorough explanation of the game
- easy-to-understand instructions
- suggestions on how to avoid embarrassment as a beginner
- simple ways to remember what you've read
- great anecdotes from the author's experiences as a golfer and a teacher
- over 75 black-and-white photos

The Women's Guide to Golf is one of the most accessible and comprehensive golf instructionals ever written for women--it is the perfect book for any woman who wants to learn the game.

Author(s): Kellie Stenzel
ISBN 13: 9780312280680
Pages: 224
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Title: How I Play Golf

Since turning pro after a short stint at Stanford University, no one athlete has dominated their sport as Tiger Woods has dominated the world of golf. His list of achievements and championships would fill pages. But how does he do it? In HOW I PLAY GOLF, through fabulous color photos, slow-motion photography, and plenty of text, Tiger talks about his drives, his putting, his chip shots, his mental approach to the game, and much more more. This is the complete instructional on how Tiger plays the game of golf. Tiger shares his thoughts on what he calls the game for a lifetime. He reveals the five secrets he believes are responsible for his success -- a combination of physical, metaphysical, and psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape and to help him to transcend all the ups and downs of golf. Not many can play golf as well as Tiger does, but at least we can read how we can try to improve our game. This one singular volume contains all the golf instruction that anyone would ever need.
Author(s): Tiger Woods
ISBN 13: 9780446551670
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Title: Bunker Play

Gary Player is recognized and respected as a champion golfer all over the world. One of only a few to have won all four majors, he is legendary for being one of the toughest of competitors with an enormous will to win and the coolest of heads under pressure. Bunker shots are Gary Player's favorite shots in golf, and in this book he clearly outlines the secrets of his success from the sand. He is rated by most of his fellow professionals as the best bunker player in the history of the game. Time after time, in the final rounds of a championship, he has splashed out of sand from a difficult lie to end up with a tap-in putt. He believes firmly that his ability to play the bunkers has been the most significant aspect of his game in every one of his sixteen major championship victories on the regular and senior tours. Player details the basic fundamentals of good bunker play, from "reading the sand" to the set-up and the slow, wristy swing. He discusses which type of sand wedge to use under different conditions and what the various types of bunkers are that can either help or hinder the average golfer. Player also shows you how to practice your shots when you're away from the course to help you improve your game. Accompanied by 150 color photographs that beautifully illustrate Player's techniques, Bunker Play is the complete guide to mastering the high, short, or low shots that skip and bite; shots from uphill, downhill, or buried lies; or long, accurate fades from fairway bunkers. After some practice, you should not only plan on getting out of the sand every time and putting the ball safely on the green, but you will aim, as he does, to hole out every greenside bunker shot you play.
Author(s): Gary Player;Michael Wade
ISBN 13: 9780553069402
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Title: Following Through: Writings on Golf

A collection of the wonderfully entertaining golf articles that renowned writer Herbert Warren Wind wrote during his 25 years with The New Yorker, this classic book provides an intriguing portrait of golf and its celebrated players--with two essays added for this special paperback edition.
Author(s): Herbert Warren Wind
ISBN 13: 9780060976606
Pages: 416
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Title: Extraordinary Putting: Transforming the Whole Game

From the bestselling author and world-renowned coach, a unique approach to the often neglected art of putting that reveals three important keys to unlock the secrets to improved performance and overall satisfaction. E xtraordinary Putting offers an innovative approach to improving the overall golf game by focusing on putting, which accounts for more than one-third of the strokes in a typical round. Although not a tips-and-techniques book, Extraordinary Putting features a series of illustrated exercises that will help players develop: - inner freedom to trust themselves and to recognize self-imposed barriers - peace of mind that comes from eliminating mental chatter and self-judgments - increased awareness that allows them to pay attention to their experiences, to understand the differences in those experiences from stroke to stroke, and to master the art of self-coaching More than a dissertation on the "mental" game, Extraordinary Putting aims to help players let go of expectations, find true enjoyment in the game, and, above all, develop the ability to self-coach that is critical to ongoing success.
Author(s): Fred Shoemaker, J. Hardy
ISBN 13: 9780399153334
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Title: Golf Rx: A 15-Minute-a-Day Core Program for More Yards and Less Pain

Now in paperback, the official physician to the PGA Tour shares his groundbreaking research on preventing back pain and adding more yards to your drives.

It is estimated that half of all recreational golfers and one-third of all professional golfers suffer from some form of lower-back pain. Conventional wisdom suggests that the twisting nature of the golf swing is the sole culprit. But research conducted by sports-medicine specialist Vijay Vad, M.D., reveals that the swing is only one of several factors. Applying Dr. Vad's winning combination of mind/body wisdom and medical expertise to the game of golf, Golf Rx shares his cutting-edge findings.

Complete with more than one hundred photographs, Golf Rx is a practical guide that brings the wisdom of one of America's leading sports-medicine authorities to golfers of any level or age.

Author(s): Vijay Vad
ISBN 13: 9781592403400
Pages: 224
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Title: Play Golf the Wright Way

Learn how to swing a golf club from the golfer with the most perfect golf swing of all time, Mickey Wright. Oh yeah, who says so ? Ben Hogan ! Harvey Penick in his Little Red book said," Surely Mickey Wright is ther greatest woman player of all time. It is a thrill for me to remember that beautiful swing of hers." You can learn the swing that won Mickey Wright 90 professional tournaments and 13 major championships before retiring at the young age of 34. Your drives can become longer and more accurate.
Author(s): Mickey Wright
ISBN 13: 9781482717266
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Title: The A Swing: The Alternative Approach to Great Golf

A National Bestseller! David Leadbetter is the most recognized golf instructor in the history of the game. His new book, The A Swing, is his first for a decade and is an evolution of his swing theories that have successfully helped thousands of golfers globally. His tour players, whom he has coached over the years, have amassed 19 major golf championships. David has been prolific during his 30+ year career in producing books, videos, teaching aids that have inspired golfers of every level to reach their potential. The A Swing - A stands for Alternative - is a simple way to swing the club, which follows biomechanically sound, scientific principles, and only requires minimal practice. The A Swing has been thoroughly tested with a wide range of players, from tour level to beginner, junior to senior, and the results overall have been nothing short of dramatic. The A Swing is a way to develop a consistent, repetitive motion which will improve accuracy and distance, and is easy on the body. It will fix many of golf's common faults, and the book takes you through an easy, step-by-step approach. With over 200 illustrations, easy drills, and the 7-Minute Practice Plan, golfers now have the opportunity to play the way they've always dreamed of. Golf is a frustrating game, even for the top players, but the A Swing will make it easier and more fun. It could really change the way the game has been taught, which hasn't changed for years - it is not an exact method, and has leeway for individualism. David is excited that the A Swing will help golfers the world over enjoy the game more. In essence, the A Swing is a shortcut to great golf. Whatever your level of play is now, whatever your goals, however you've been struggling with the game, the A Swing could change your golfing life.
Author(s): David Leadbetter
ISBN 13: 9781250064912
Pages: 208
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Title: How to Find Your Perfect Golf Swing : Discovering How to Play Your Best

In this easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide, Smith shows you how to hone your swing by customizing your practice, play, and equipment in the way that works best with your natural abilities and skill level. He walks you through his concepts for setting up and swinging and teaches you his proven practice techniques. From the initial positioning, to the backswing, to the moment of impact, Smith's suggestions are outlined in clear, concise language and enhanced with simple practice tips that will help you identify your personal weaknesses and polish your skills on your own time. What makes How to Find Your Perfect Golf Swing a truly valuable learning tool is the wealth of photographs and artwork that help relay more clearly Smith's instructional messages.
Author(s): Rick Smith
ISBN 13: 9780767901239
Pages: 188
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Title: The Thinking Man's Guide to Golf : The Common-Sense Way to Improve Your Game


New in paper Seven-time European Tour champ Colin "Monty" Montgomerie has always said he could save the average amateur six to eight strokes per round, simply by dispensing tips for overcoming mental errors as they play. Now you can bring Monty's advice along with you on every round. His golfing wisdom includes everything from proven ways to cure your slice or hook to on-course tactics that can shave your handicap and increase your enjoyment of the game. You'll find techniques the pros use to make the tough shots around the green, ways to structure your practice time for better results, and details on the exact fitness program Montgomerie has used to stay atop leaderboards around the world, all with 275 color photographs illustrating his strategies in action.

Author(s): Colin Montgomerie
ISBN 13: 9780752871851
Pages: 208
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Title: Zen Putting: Mastering the Mental Game on the Greens

The bestselling author of Zen Golf (more than 100,000 copies sold) presents a new book of profound wisdom and proven techniques for achieving the confidence in putting that all golfers know is the key to peak performance on the greens.

Blending Buddhist wisdom, modern psychology, and practical golf instruction, Dr. Joe Parent’s 2002 book Zen Golf broke out to become the top instructional book in golf, and continues to be a steady bestseller. Now, in the eagerly awaited follow-up, Dr. Parent provides readers with a new approach to the aspect of golf in which mental skills have the most impact: putting.

Zen Putting takes a thinking-outside-the-box approach based on the idea that by tuning into the process of putting rather than worrying about the result, golfers can get out of their own way and maximize performance. Key principles include using mindful awareness to recognize and clear away distractions and negativity, and that confidence increases when golfers take the attitude that there is something fundamentally, essentially right with them rather than focusing on what’s broken or flawed. In succinct, informative chapters, Dr. Parent applies this Zen ideal to a variety of subjects for any putting situation.

Chapters include:
? “Unconquerable Confidence”: brimming with strategies to cultivate confidence and turn frustration into enjoyment.
? “Get Out of Your Own Way”: exploring the obstacles we create for ourselves in putting, and how to recognize and overcome them to get the most out of our abilities.
? “How to Make Every Putt”: on reading greens; visualization; putting routine; the key components of a putt—path, pace, and roll; and taking the ideal attitude before putting.

Unlike rigid how-to books on putting or fad coaching techniques, Zen Putting stirs each reader to cultivate their own unique style for synchronizing body and mind to achieve peak performance.

Author(s): Joe Parent
ISBN 13: 9781592402670
Pages: 240
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Title: Newton on the Tee: A Good Walk Through the Science of Golf

Like no other sport, golf obsesses those poor souls who hope to master its subtleties and abundant complexities. One shot is hit like a dream, the next a nightmare. As a result, the game's disciples have embraced any and all techniques endorsed by pros and hackers, poets and philosophers (these days a good walk is often spoiled by tripping over a sandtrap's worth of Zen meditations and mystical tomes). But while so many have journeyed through golf's metaphysics, no one has presented a readable, compelling look at the science of the game — until now.

In Newton on the Tee, accomplished science writer John Zumerchik examines, explores, and explains to us the endless details that make golf such a tantalizing pursuit. Written in language accessible to even the most scientifically disinclined, Zumerchik's book delves into areas of supreme importance to every golfer, including:

  • The Physics of the Sweet Swing: The universal principles shared by all those rhythmic and well-timed swings you see on TV but not in the mirror
  • Mind Over Muscle: How the brain affects and controls the movements of the body (and why confidence is the golfer's most indispensable tool)
  • Getting the Ball from Here to There: Decoding the vagaries of launch angles, spin, lift, and gravity that make the difference between walking happily down the fairway and tramping into the bunkers
  • Probability and Statistics: Understanding the mathematics of golf, and a by-the-numbers appraisal of golf's greatest legends

With a firm grasp of both his subject and his 7-iron, Zumerchik takes the reader through all these topics and more, in an entertaining and enlightening work that will give every golfer something to chew on besides his or her nails, and make clear and comprehensible the hundred-and-thirty-five things you shouldn't think about during your backswing.

Author(s): John Zumerchik
ISBN 13: 9781416541295
Pages: 256
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Title: Such a Little Secret

Today millions play golf worldwide, and only one in every forty thousand golfers is good enough to play at the professional level. Millions of golfers hit thousands of shots every year and not one is struck correctly. This is due, according to the legendary Ben Hogan, "not so much to lack of ability as lack of knowing exactly what it is that he must do." Understanding the essential elements of the swing is where the average golfer parts company with the better player. How so many can play for so long devoid of all knowledge of the correct path of the clubhead to the ball really is a mystery. Such a Little Secret supplies the knowledge that will open the gate to millions.
Author(s): John W. Barrett
ISBN 13: 9781587261114
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Title: The Seven Laws of the Golf Swing

Using groundbreaking imagery, Nick Bradley's The 7 Laws of the Golf Swing gives readers an incredibly practical blueprint for golf success by giving them the ability to build and maintain their own winning technique.
Author(s): Bradley, Nick
ISBN 13: 9781846075483
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Title: Guide to Playing Golf

The Keep It Simple Series -- the greatest guides ever! Lift your game out of the bunker with the KISS Guide to Golf. This book is your ultimate source for mastering the finer pints of the swing, putt, chip, and pitch. You'll get the inside scoop on avoiding common mistakes and moving your game forward. Plus, you'll learn how to play your long game with precision and use your sort game to get out of trouble. Not only will KISS Guide to Golf help you achieve the subtle arts of escaping from a bunker and stroking into the wind, but you will also discover how to work the course and develop successful strategies for challenging situations. Improve your game and win matches with the clear advice and simple descriptive icons found in this source of great information. The Keep It Simple Series is the new standard in how-to books! Written by leading experts, each book includes full-color photographs and illustrations throughout, making these the first and only truly accessible guides for beginners. The KISS format is designed to help readers build confidence from the start, and learn gradually and thoroughly to the very last page. Much more than introductions to various subjects, these inspiring and innovative books are the ones that readers can trust!
Author(s): Steve Duno;Colin Montgomerie
ISBN 13: 9780789459787
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Title: Learn to Play Golf in a Weekend

Have you always wanted to play golf, but were daunted by the seemingly difficult technique? Learn to Play Golf in a Weekend will turn you into a complete golfer in just two days. Follow clear step-by-step instructions to learn how to drive, chip and putt. Simple jargon-free instruction and detailed illustrations show you how to practise effectively and achieve a competent level in every aspect of the game.
Author(s): Edward Craig
ISBN 13: 9780600610359
Pages: 128
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Title: Understanding the Golf Swing

Understanding the Golf Swing includes information on the philosophy of the golf swing (with emphasis on the development of a true swinging motion), the most thorough analysis of ball flights available, and analysis of the principles of ...
Author(s): Manuel De La Torre
ISBN 13: 9781628738049
Pages: 239
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Title: You're Not Lifting Your Head

This book, which is sure to become a golf instruction classic, takes a "novel" approach to teaching golf's key concepts. From the opening line of the book "I hate this game", you will relate to the lead character J.B. Hawkins and his plight. There are 5 or 6 key points that will change your mind about golf and put you on a path to enjoying this great game for a lifetime. PGA Teaching Professional/ Author Charlie King has written the first book in a series that exposes the "real" problem in golf and gives the solution. You, your family and friends will benefit greatly from the wisdom of You're NOT Lifting Head.
Author(s): Charles King, Drollene P. Brown;Bob Dillinger
ISBN 13: 9780967401003
Pages: 172
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Title: Training a Tiger: A Father's Guide to Raising a Winner in Both Golf and Life

An educator, top-ranked college ball player and Green Beret who served in Vietnam, Earl Woods reveals the instruction and training secrets that went into raising a child who might be the greatest golfer ever. His teaching method starts with the simplest swings: Putting, chipping and pitching, and doesn't introduce the full swing until the basics have been mastered. The book includes dozens of games and competitions to make golf fun and interesting, teaches mental toughness and emphasizes skills, posture, balance, set-up and grip. There are also some subtler points for parents to consider: when and how to introduce golf (or any sport) to their child; how to lay the groundwork for open communication; and how to cultivate the right attitude toward competition. Through an intelligent mix of instruction, humor and common sense, Training a Tiger helps parents everywhere lead their kids to love the game, and to play it with confidence, patience, proficiency and passion.
Author(s): Earl Woods
ISBN 13: 9780061013263
Pages: 272
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Title: Getting Set for Golf

The author of One Move to Better Golf shares his formula for the swing and lessons on grip, stance, and visualization, in an illustrated book with large type designed to be used while practicing. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Author(s): Carl Lohren;Al Barkow
ISBN 13: 9780670855629
Pages: 176
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Title: Golf Anatomy

See your golf game as you never have before. See what it takes to improve consistency and performance on the links. Golf Anatomy will show you how to lower your score by increasing strength, power, and range of motion for longer drives and more accurate shots. 

Golf Anatomy includes 72 of the most effective exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting muscles in action. 

Golf Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you at the tee, on the fairways, and on the greens. You’ll see how to improve mobility, stability, body awareness, and muscle strength to add distance to drives, consistency to your short game, and accuracy to your putts. 

From sand traps to awkward lies, Golf Anatomy will prepare you for even the most challenging of shots. Plus, you’ll learn how to stay at the top of your game with targeted injury-prevention exercises for the lower back, elbows, wrists, shoulders, and hips. 

Combining expert instruction with beautiful, full-color illustrations, Golf Anatomy is truly an inside look into the game. Whether you’re a scratch golfer or simply a fan of the game, this book is a hole-in-one.

Author(s): Craig Davies
ISBN 13: 9780736084345
Pages: 188
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Title: Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Dr Bob Rotella is one of the hottest golfing performance consultants in the world today. Unlike other performance consultants, Rotella goes beyond the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. In this extraordinary book, and with his clients, he creates an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of the golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Filled with charming and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, Golf Is not a Game of Perfect will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.
Author(s): Robert J. Rotella;Bob Cullen
ISBN 13: 9780743492478
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Title: Golf in the Kingdom

Since its first publication, Golf in the Kingdom has been recognized as a classic work on the deeper mysteries of golf—a gospel of those who suspect, or know, that golf is more than a mere pastime. A young man en route to India stops in Scotland to play at the legendary Burningbush golf club and in twenty-four hours, his life is transformed. Paired with a mysterious teacher named Shivas Irons, he is led through a round of phenomenal golf, swept into a world where extraordinary powers are unleashed in a a backswing governed by true gravity. A night of adventure and revelation follow, and lead to a glimpse of Seamus MacDuff, the holy man who haunts a ravine off Burningbush's thirteenth fairway—one they call Lucifer's Rug. Murphy's account reveals the possibilities for transcendence that resides in the human soul, and through mystic-philosopher Shivas Irons, the reader, like Murphy, becomes drawn into new worlds by this ancient and haunting game.

With wit and wisdom, the founder of the Esalen Institute explores the transcendental experience using the metaphor of golf. Originally published in 1973, this "masterpiece on the mysticism of golf" (San Francisco Chronicle) is now back in print for a new generation of readers. (Arkana)

Author(s): Michael Murphy
ISBN 13: 9780140195491
Pages: 240
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Title: Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

Two legendary coaches give golfers a powerful new approach to the game... and to life.

As coaches to some of golf’s top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don’t believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don’t even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision.

Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player’s game. The book’s revolutionary pre-shot routine will improve your focus, leading to a golf swing that is not only successful but can be repeated under extreme pressure. Emphasizing the individual golfer rather than a rigid set of mechanics, their VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it’s possible to shoot a 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if you have the right mind-set and well-honed intuitive power.

An engaging read for the beginner or the seasoned golfer, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose is inspiration for life, not just the links.

Author(s): Pia Nilsson
ISBN 13: 9781592401574
Pages: 224
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Title: Ben Hogans Five Lessons

The professional golfer provides tips on the grip, stance, and swing of successful golf shots. 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.
Author(s): Ben Hogan
ISBN 13: 9780671612979
Pages: 127
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