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Teach Yourself Visually #3: Teach Yourself Visually Golf

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Publisher Comments:

There are many avid golfers out there. And there are just as many people who would love to learn but are intimidated by those golfing nuts who toss around arcane terms and brag about their fractional handicaps. It’ s the latter audience we’ re aiming for with Teach Yourself VISUALLY Golf— those who want or need to build enough skills that playing a round is enjoyable and brings upon them minimal public embarrassment. Relatively few books on the market target beginners, as opposed to the countless technical and high-minded tomes that explain how to “ master the mental game, ” “ master the finesse swing, ” or “ putt out of your mind.” With hundreds of color photos that demonstrate golf’ s fundamentals step by step, this book will be an essential tool for visual learners who want to progress from putt-putt to two-putts and slices to somewhere-in-the-fairway.

Synopsis:

A fundamental golf book for beginners who want to be comfortable on the course

According to the National Golf Foundation, 41 percent of golfers have an average score of 100 or above for 18 holes. While there are countless books to help good golfers get even better, there are few books for these " pleasure" golfers who simply want to have fun and not embarrass themselves. Instead of laborious text loaded with theory and tech talk, this guide contains hundreds of color photos that demonstrate golf’ s fundamentals alongside clear explanations. Photo by photo and step by step, this book covers:

  • Key basics like grip, stance, and swing
  • The different shots, including driving, chipping, putting, and sand shots
  • Problem-solving for issues like slicing, hooking, and topping
  • The rules and etiquette of this complex game

This must-have book will help both beginners and veteran duffers progress from putt-putt to two-putts and from slices to somewhere-in-the-fairway.

Cheryl Anderson (Stamford, CT) is the director of instruction at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, New York. She received the LPGA’ s 2006 National Teacher of the Year award and is one of Golf for Women’ s 50 Top Women Teachers in America. She was runner-up in the 2002 LPGA National Club Professional Championship. She has authored numerous articles in Golf for Women and Golf Digest Woman magazines. Brian A. Crowell (Bedford Hills, NY) is the head golf professional at Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York. In 2003, Brian was awarded the prestigious Horton Smith Award for his outstanding contributions to golf education. His work has been featured in TheBest Golf Advice I Ever Received by Donald Trump, The Secret of Golf by George Peper, and Golf Magazine. In 2003, National Consumers Research named Brian one of America’ s Best Instructors. He is also the host and producer of The Clubhouse, a golf radio show. Tom Mackin (Bayonne, NJ) has been an associate editor at Golf Magazine and a contributing editor for Zagat’ s America’ s Top Golf Courses. A frequent contributor on golf and travel to many publications, he has written for Travel + Leisure Golf, Nicklaus Magazine, Golf World, Town & Country, and the New York Times.

Synopsis:

This book is not par for the course—hundreds of color photos make learning golf techniques and skills fun. You'll learn how to drive, chip, and putt your way to a respectable score. This visual guide covers basics like grip, stance, and swing, along with techniques for executing various shots and solving common problems. Beginners and veteran duffers will see how to progress from in the rough to on the green.

Concise lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review

  • Each skill or technique is defined and described
  • Detailed color photos demonstrate each shot or technique

  • Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo

  • Helpful tips provide additional guidance

About the Author

CHERYL ANDERSON is the director of instruction at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, NY. She received the LPGA's 2006 National Teacher of the Year award and is one of Golf for Women's 50 Top Women Teachers in America.

BRIAN A. CROWELL is the head golf professional at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, NY. In 2003 he was awarded the Horton Smith Award for his contributions to golf education.

TOM MACKIN has been an associate editor at GOLF Magazine and a contributing editor for Zagat's America's Top Golf Courses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Golf.

The History of the Game.

Important Tournaments.

Legendary Players.

How the Game Is Played.

Types of Courses.

The Parts of a Golf Course.

Keeping Score.

Keeping It in Perspective.

Why You Should Play.

Golf Travel.

Chapter 2: Equipment.

Clubs.

Parts of a Golf Club.

Where and How to Buy Clubs.

Balls and Tees.

Carrying Your Clubs: Golf Bags and Carts.

Clothing, Shoes, and Glove.

Other Essentials and Nice-to-Have Gadgets.

Chapter 3: Getting Set: Your Grip and Stance.

Grip the Club.

Find the Right Grip Pressure.

Choose a Type of Grip.

Position Your Hands.

Assume Your Stance.

Position the Ball.

Align Your Shot.

Square the Clubface.

Chapter 4: The Iron Swing.

The Swing.

Stance.

Practice Swing.

Backswing.

Downswing.

Impact.

Follow-Through.

Finish.

Swing Path.

Chapter 5: Driving.

Tee It Up.

Make Your Swing.

Select a Club.

Tee Shot Routine.

Practice Drills.

Chapter 6: Chipping and Pitching.

What Is Chipping?

Chipping Stance.

Chipping Swing.

Chipping from the Fairway.

Chipping from the Rough.

What Is Pitching?

Pitching Stance.

Pitching Swing.

Practice Drills.

Chapter 7: Bunker Shots.

Types of Bunkers.

Hit Out of a Greenside Bunker.

Hit Out of a Fairway Bunker.

Bunker Lies.

Practice Drills.

Chapter 8: Putting.

How to Putt.

Grip the Putter.

Take Your Stance.

Make the Swing.

Read the Green.

Control the Distance.

Practice Drills.

Chapter 9: At the Course.

Check In.

Warm Up.

Gear Up.

Get Your Game Underway.

Review the Rules.

Keep Score.

Essential Golf Etiquette.

Games You Can Play.

Golf Outing Guidelines.

Chapter 10: Troubleshooting and Tricky Shots.

Fix a Slice.

Fix a Hook.

Avoid Hitting Fat Shots.

Avoid Hitting Thin or Topping.

Stop Hitting Pop-Ups.

Stop Hitting Line Drives.

Know Your Divots.

Hit Out of a Divot.

Hit from Up Against the Collar.

Hit Out from Under a Tree.

Hit Out of Deep Rough.

Hit Off a Sidehill Lie.

Hit Off a Downhill Lie.

Hit Off an Uphill Lie.

Chapter 11: Improving Your Game.

Taking Lessons.

Practicing with a Purpose.

Appendix A: PGA Sections.

Appendix B: Glossary.

Appendix C: Swing Sequences.

Index.

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tmuessle, May 23, 2007 (view all comments by tmuessle)
Outstanding! The quintessential get you going in golf book. Highly recommend it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780470098448
Author:
Anderson, Cheryl
Publisher:
Visual
Author:
Crowell, Brian A.
Author:
Mackin, Tom
Subject:
Golf - Instruction
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Drive.
Subject:
putt
Subject:
chip
Subject:
learn golf
Subject:
golf techniques
Subject:
golf strategies
Subject:
golf etiquette
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Golf
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
golf, golf instruction, drive, putt, chip, learn golf, golf techniques, golf strategies, golf etiquette
Copyright:
Series:
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20070717
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.94x8.02x.63 in. 1.57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A fundamental golf book for beginners who want to be comfortable on the course

According to the National Golf Foundation, 41 percent of golfers have an average score of 100 or above for 18 holes. While there are countless books to help good golfers get even better, there are few books for these " pleasure" golfers who simply want to have fun and not embarrass themselves. Instead of laborious text loaded with theory and tech talk, this guide contains hundreds of color photos that demonstrate golf’ s fundamentals alongside clear explanations. Photo by photo and step by step, this book covers:

  • Key basics like grip, stance, and swing
  • The different shots, including driving, chipping, putting, and sand shots
  • Problem-solving for issues like slicing, hooking, and topping
  • The rules and etiquette of this complex game

This must-have book will help both beginners and veteran duffers progress from putt-putt to two-putts and from slices to somewhere-in-the-fairway.

Cheryl Anderson (Stamford, CT) is the director of instruction at Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, New York. She received the LPGA’ s 2006 National Teacher of the Year award and is one of Golf for Women’ s 50 Top Women Teachers in America. She was runner-up in the 2002 LPGA National Club Professional Championship. She has authored numerous articles in Golf for Women and Golf Digest Woman magazines. Brian A. Crowell (Bedford Hills, NY) is the head golf professional at Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York. In 2003, Brian was awarded the prestigious Horton Smith Award for his outstanding contributions to golf education. His work has been featured in TheBest Golf Advice I Ever Received by Donald Trump, The Secret of Golf by George Peper, and Golf Magazine. In 2003, National Consumers Research named Brian one of America’ s Best Instructors. He is also the host and producer of The Clubhouse, a golf radio show. Tom Mackin (Bayonne, NJ) has been an associate editor at Golf Magazine and a contributing editor for Zagat’ s America’ s Top Golf Courses. A frequent contributor on golf and travel to many publications, he has written for Travel + Leisure Golf, Nicklaus Magazine, Golf World, Town & Country, and the New York Times.

"Synopsis" by , This book is not par for the course—hundreds of color photos make learning golf techniques and skills fun. You'll learn how to drive, chip, and putt your way to a respectable score. This visual guide covers basics like grip, stance, and swing, along with techniques for executing various shots and solving common problems. Beginners and veteran duffers will see how to progress from in the rough to on the green.

Concise lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review

  • Each skill or technique is defined and described
  • Detailed color photos demonstrate each shot or technique

  • Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo

  • Helpful tips provide additional guidance

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