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

View: 471

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.
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Dave Pelz's Putting Bible

The Complete Guide to Mastering the Green

Author: Dave Pelz,James A. Frank

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781854107138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 394

View: 4012

Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible is the second of four books in the hugely popular Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series. Following the enormous success of his Short Game Bible, now the authoritative instructor tackles one of golf’s least understood skills – putting. Because a putt is the last shot on every hole, and there is no possibility of recovery from a short miss, the putt can count a disproportionate amount. As Pelz discusses in this indispensible guide, the putt constitutes around 43 percent of all swings made - and often almost 100 percent of a game’s anguish and frustration! But, as the author explains, putting is actually simple to understand and do. It is also one of the few skills in sport in which any player, regardless of size, strength, speed, gender or education, can compete equally with the best professionals in the world. Using decades of scientific research from studying thousands of golfers, this Nasa-trained scientist shows readers the simplicity of putting that escapes most golfers, and lays out the fifteen well-defined steps to putting perfection. This comprehensive guide from the internationally revered master of the short game and putting game is an absolute essential for all golfers looking to take strokes off their score.
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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

View: 7031

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
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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

View: 1596

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.
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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

View: 7093

"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.
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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

View: 4622

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.
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Putt Like the Pros

Dave Pelz's Scientific Guide to Improvin

Author: Dave Pelz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060920785

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 9968

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.
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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

View: 8949

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.
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Dave Pelz's Golf Without Fear

How to Play the 10 Most Feared Shots in Golf with Confidence

Author: Dave Pelz

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781845136635

Category: Golf

Page: 304

View: 4079

From beginners to low-handicappers to PGA Tour professionals, every golfer out there has a shot they fear. Some stand over shots so frozen with fear that they can’t bear to swing their club. Others, filled with anxiety, butcher shots they might otherwise hit reasonably well. After conducting worldwide surveys to determine which shots golfers fear the most, master golf instructor Dave Pelz has gathered the results of his broad-sweeping research to create a methodology and conditioning process that is proven to conquer their “Top 10” most feared shots. Golf Without Fear takes an unprecedented visual approach to tackling the most difficult shots in the game – it’s the first book to use “Golfer’s Eye View™,” a technique developed for Pelz by hall of fame golf photographer Leonard Kamsler. Golfer’s Eye View™ drops readers straight into the action, enabling them to visualize and prepare for their most feared shots before stepping out on the course. Pelz delivers a hands-on method of instruction with close-up images of the problems that strike fear into the hearts of golfers, the solutions to those problems, and step-by-step instructions for how to execute feared shots with confidence in the future, including drills you can set up and practice in your own backyard. Playing with fear leads to mental and physical effects that will damage your game, but this book is designed to help you change all that. Pelz’s signature “Fear Conquering System” combines science-based golf instruction with practical savvy, helping readers change the way they perceive their most feared shots, retraining them with precise, clearly defined body positions and setups, and showing them how to hone their newly acquired skills with at-home drills. Don’t let fear hold you back. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to conquer the shot you fear most. Golf Without Fear is a powerful course in making winners out of even your most feared shots.
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Secrets of the Short Game

Author: Phil Mickelson,Guy Yocom,T.R. Reinman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061860921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7235

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.
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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.
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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

View: 3356

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.
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Zen Golf

Mastering the Mental Game

Author: Joseph Parent

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385507158

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4759

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.
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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

View: 481

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.
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Fearless Golf

Conquering the Mental Game

Author: Dr. Gio Valiante

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385515863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 3486

A detailed plan for conquering the FEAR that sabotages swings and ruins psyches, from the pioneering psychologist whose techniques have benefited Davis Love III, Justin Leonard, and numerous other world-class golfers. As Jack Nicklaus once observed, fear is the golfer’s greatest enemy, inspiring Tiger Woods to "refuse" to give in to this debilitating emotion. It can turn professionals into jelly and dominate the games of most amateurs. It alters swing paths, causes “tap-in” putts to go awry, and transforms a golfer from a brilliant shot-maker on the practice range into an incompetent hack on the course. Most golfers understand this, but do not have the tools to overcome it. That’s where Dr. Gio Valiante comes in. A pioneering sports psychologist, Valiante has studied the sources of an athlete’s fear, investigated the physiological and neurological impact of fear on performance, and, most important of all, developed a groundbreaking program for conquering it. With Valiante's help and by applying Fearless Golf, Justin Leonard went from three consecutive missed cuts to three consecutive top tens, and Chad Campbell recently moved from 98th in the world to 7th. Davis Love III went from zero wins in 2002 to four wins in 2003, and Chris DiMarco made the 2004 Ryder Cup Team. Emphasizing the need to replace a fixation-on-results with a commitment to mastery of one’s body and one's mind, Valiante’s approach will not only help golfers reach their true potential, it will make playing every round fun again. Through concrete confidence and mastery drills, he presents specific ways readers can break free of fear’s grasp and perform at their best—even under the most extreme pressure. With detailed quotes and anecdotes given exclusively to Dr. Valiante from the best players in the game—including Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, and other tour professionals, Fearless Golf is the ultimate guide to the mental game, the hottest topic in golf today.
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GOLF The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever!

Author: Editors Of Golf Magazine

Publisher: Liberty Street

ISBN: 9781603201483

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 4196

Much has been written about the putter (both the instrument and the one wielding it), but never like what you'll find in The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever!, your ultimate guide to learning how to read putts and stroke them consistently into the hole. In this fourth installment of best-selling lesson manuals, Golf Magazine assembles and all-star cast of putting experts-who teach a combined 200+ Tour professionals-to help you eliminate the fear and doubt you have about your putting game, and replace it with new, proven ways to make the putts you should (and a few that you shouldn't). The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever! covers every aspect of rolling the ball into the cup in never-before-seen detail, with research to back up every lesson and hundreds of full-color photographs that make the tips easy to follow, learn and repeat on the course.
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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

View: 3025

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
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Ben Hogan's Five Lessons

The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Author: Ben Hogan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671612972

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 5494

The professional golfer provides tips on the grip, stance, and swing of successful golf shots
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Extraordinary Golf

The Art of the Possible

Author: Fred Shoemaker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399522765

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 203

View: 3155

Integrating a range of practical exercises with a new mental approach, a golf professional shares the secrets of mastering the game, from essential skills to using focus and awareness to enhance power and consistency. Reprint.
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Golf My Way

Author: Jack Nicklaus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416595961

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 1192

Hailed as a classic and read everywhere golf is played, Golf My Way has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1974. Finally, Jack Nicklaus, golf's leading master, definitively covers the whole of his game through a lifetime of greatness. Golf My Way presents an all-inclusive, A-to-Z explanation of how this greatest of champions thinks about and plays the game. · New introduction, endpiece, and illustrations · Brand-new chapters discussing the changes in Nicklaus's outlook and techniques · Reflections on the differences in tournament golf today compared with when Nicklaus joined the PGA tour in 1962 · Advice on the mental elements of improved playing that are not directly related to ball-striking or shot-making
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