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Small enough to fit inside your golf bag and fully endorsed by the editors of Golfweek magazine, this helpful volume contains tips for golfers of all skill and experience levels: choosing the right equipment; gripping the club; stance and set-up; proper swing fundamentals; driving, chipping, putting; executing trouble shots; the mental game; and much more. If you are a duffer looking to break 100 for the first time, or a scratch golfer looking to cut one more stroke from your card, this book will really help.
Golfer Michelle Wie has been called everything from a child prodigy to golf phenomenon to golfing genius, as if she were born with the talent to hit superlong drives and a wide variety of other creative, on-target power-shots. In fact, Wie has worked darn hard to evolve into the most exciting player to hit the links since Tiger Woods. Average players who struggle every day to improve at golf are awestruck by Michelle Wie. Naturally, since the majority of golfers are obsessed with distance, they come to observe Wie drive the ball in the hope that they will discover a single technical key to picking up extra yards off the tee. The main focal point of this book is natural power: secrets to hitting long drives by swinging the club with superefficiency and picking up extra carry and roll by hitting a high power-draw drive-the Michelle Wie Way. Book jacket.
Jack Nicklaus set a record for most career victories in major championships, capturing a total of eighteen between 1962 and 1986, including six Masters wins. In 1988 Golf Magazine named the "Golden Bear" Golfer of the Century, recognizing his exceptional swing and shot-making game, his strength as a golf ambassador, and his contributions to the game, including ushering in power-hitting. In The Nicklaus Way, acclaimed golf writer John Andrisani analyzes how Nicklaus created such a powerful swing and developed near perfect shot selection. Andrisani also reveals the secrets to Nicklaus's mental and course-management games, and shows golfers how to prepare thoroughly for a round of golf -- Nicklaus style. What makes this book unique is that Andrisani goes far beyond the fundamentals of the setup and swing that Nicklaus learned from teacher Jack Grout and that enabled him to win so many major championships. Taking the instructional analysis process to the next level, Andrisani identifies for the first time subtle technical points of Nicklaus's swing that are not talked about in any of his instructional books or videos, as well as some new swing fundamentals Nicklaus learned from other top teachers such as Rick Smith. In The Nicklaus Way, Andrisani also looks at Nicklaus's tee-to-green game, sharing with golfers the ins and outs of this great golfer's uncanny shot-making game. The instruction is easy to follow, so golfers will have no excuse for not being able to hit everything from a power fade drive to a biting short iron to a long putt.
As a young boy, Tiger Woods dominated the junior ranks, winning a record three U. S. Junior Championships in a row. As an amateur, he triumphed again, winning three consecutive U. S. Amateur Championships. And as a pro, he continues to dominate the world of golf, recently becoming the only man in the history of the game to hold four major championship trophies at one time: the Masters, U. S. Open, British Open, and PGA. With insightful and intelligent analysis, golf writer John Andrisani reveals for the first time the secrets that Tiger Woods has learned from family, fellow competitors, and teachers about the all-important mental game of golf. Andrisani shows how Earl Woods's lessons on course-management skills and the art of mental toughness have given his son an important edge over more experienced competitors time and time again; how Tida Woods taught her son the Buddhist values of patience, tenacity, and self-reliance. As well, Andrisani offers insights into the roles of former teachers Rudy Duran and John Anselmo in helping Tiger make the vital connection between mental awareness and good scoring, and how his present teacher, Butch Harmon, is passing on what he learned about the mental side of golf from legends such as Ben Hogan. Additionally, Andrisani shows how Dr. Jay Brunza, a clinical psychologist, has shown Tiger how to enter an intense "cocoon of concentration" while playing competitive golf. Think Like Tigergives golf fans a deeper appreciation of Woods's remarkable mastery of the inner game and shows how these same techniques can be applied to anyone's game for lasting improvement.
Tiger Woods is electrifying golf the way Michael Jordan did basketball and Wayne Gretzky did hockey. Woods' breathtaking drives off the tee are the basis of his game, and in The Tiger Woods Way John Andrisani gives you the one guide that golfers need to make Tiger's dynamic and powerful swing their own. John Andrisani, a regular contributor to GOLF Magazine, reveals the fundamentals of Tiger's technique in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Andrisani explains the key elements of Tiger's: Unique setup position, outlining his ball position, grip style, stance style, clubface aim, and shoulder alignment Tremendous backswing, with tips on how to maximize the turn and swing on a wide arc like Tiger Powerful downswing, with suggestions on how to accelerate the club in the impact zone to achieve more power Also included are simple drills to help you put these elements together, exercises for developing the muscles involved in the swing, and instruction on Tiger's iron-swing technique to give your approach shots more punch. Complete with full-color photographs of Tiger in action and detailed illustrations of his key techniques, along with commentaries by top professional golfers and instructors, John Andrisani's The Tiger Woods Way will enable golfers to transform their game by learning from the man who transformed the game. Tiger Woods's swing mechanics--superefficient, fundamentally sound, and built from the best elements of such legendary golfers as Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer--enable him to generate the power to consistently drive the ball well over 300 yards, farther than anyone currently on the Tour. In The Tiger Woods Way, John Andrisani, GOLF Magazine's senior instruction editor, shares the secrets of Tiger's flawless swing technique to help golfers of all levels learn how to increase their driving distance and improve their game. Drawing from his own observations and personal insights shared by Claude "Butch Harmon, Jr. , Tiger's teacher, John Andrisani offers detailed, easy-to-follow instructions on Tiger Woods's swing in four simple chapters: Getting Ready for Action-Explains Tiger's unique setup position, which borrows key elements from Jack Nicklaus's and Ben Hogan's own techniques. Building Power-Shows you how to increase the resistance between your upper and lower body to help you make Tiger's powerful takeaway action your own. Unleashing Power-Outlines Tiger's ideal impact body-and-club position to enable you to hit solid shots consistently. Iron Power-Reveals the fundamentals of Tiger's iron swing to allow you to hit the ball stiff to the flag.