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Golf Handbook The Complete Guide to the Greatest Game

ISBN-10: 0307337146
ISBN-13: 9780307337146
Edition: 3rd 2006
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 1/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Play Like a Pro with The Golf Handbook Looking to increase your enjoyment of the sport, improve your technique, and, ultimately, take strokes off your scorecard? Comprehensive and easy-to-use, this fully redesigned and updated third edition of the classic manual "The Golf Handbook "offers essential tips and strategies, plus hundreds of new diagrams, full-color photographs, and features on modern golfing greats like Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, and Sergio Garcia. Because "The Golf Handbook" focuses on every aspect of the game--from how to grip the club to advanced strategy and shot making--this book is valuable for the beginning putter, the competitive low-handicap player, and golfers of every skill level in between. In "The Golf Handbook" you'll find tips on: - Perfecting your stance, grip, and swing for each shot - Mastering every club in the bag, from driver to putter - How to navigate different kinds of courses - Exercises and practice programs for players at every stage - Selecting the right equipment - Strategies for competitive play - How to make shots in adverse conditions - The language of golf, the rules, the etiquette, and the bets - The history of the game and its great players--from Bobby Jones to Jack Nicklaus to Annika Sorenstam

Foreword: The Greatest Game
Introduction
The Greatest Game
The Game of Golf
Golfing Greats
The Golfer's Gear
Clubs Through the Centuries
Golf Balls Then and Now
Golf Clubs
Design of Clubs
Clubs to Suit You
Putters
The Golfer's Clothing
The Golfer's Kit
Learning to Play
Dynamics of Ball and Club
The Grip
The Stance
The Simple Swing
Lining up for Long Shots
The Backswing
The Throughswing
More about the Swing
The Short Irons
Long and Medium Irons
Fairway Woods
Driving
More about Driving
Driving Strategy
Short Putting
Aiming the Short Putts
The Short Putting Stroke
Short and Medium Putting
Long Putting
Reading Greens
Reading Greens for Short Putts
Practicing Short Putts
Practicing Long Putts
Chipping and Running
Long Pitching
Short Pitching
The Cut Shot
Bunker Shots
The Splash Shot
Direction in a Bunker
The Explosion Shot
Distance from a Bunker
Under the Bunker Face
Downhill Shots
Uphill Shots
Sidehill Lies
Banks and How to Negotiate Them
Punch Shots
Playing from the Rough
Bad Lies
Improving your Game
Expert Driving
Gambling and Strategy
More about Strategy
Par Threes
The Art of Recovery
Wind and Weather
Playing in the Wind
Judging Distance
Aiming
Finesse Shots
Positive Thinking
The Value of Routine
Lessons and Learning
Long Game Practice
Short Game Practice
Ball Control
Curing the Slice
The Beginner's Bad Shots
The Push and Hook
Hitting it Farther
Percentage Golf
Reading the Course
Exercises
Monitoring Improvements
Watching Professionals
Golf Courses and Design
Masters of Design
Classic Courses
Knowing Your Golf
Strokeplay
Matchplay
Cards and Handicaps
Competitions
Etiquette
Points from the Rules
Golfing Terms
Index
Acknowledgments

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