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In Ben Hogan’s Short Game Simplified, the follow-up to the successful Ben Hogan’s Magical Device (2009), author Ted Hunt takes things a step further, focusing his attention on the elements of Hogan’s picture-perfect swing specific to shots attempted within one hundred yards of the flagstick.
Beginning with an overview of Hogan’s magical device for the uninitiated, Hunt then segues into a detailed, step-by-step breakdown of Hogan’s swing from the takeaway to the follow-through, with each step garnering its own dedicated chapter complete with illustrations, photos, and drills. Subsequent chapters deal specifically with chip shots; flop shots; bunker shots; putts; spinning, drawing, and fading the ball; Hogan’s fundamentals; additional drills/exercises; and a special chapter on Hogan stories.
Complete with more than one hundred photos and illustrations and informed by the author’s fifty-plus years of experience on the golf course, Ben Hogan’s Short Game Simplified provides the necessary information golfers need to master Hogan’s short game fundamentals and execute them on the course with consistency.
Publication Date: April 1, 2014 (source)
About the Author
Ted Hunt is a lifelong golfer with more than fifty years of experience on the course. He holds two degrees in Physical Education and a Doctorate in History. The author of Ben Hogan’s Magical Device, he lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
* To calculate the speed of a player’s downswing, multiply the speed of his backswing by his handicap. Example: backswing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing 600 mph.
* There are two things you can learn by stopping your backswing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove.
* Hazards attract. Fairways repel.
* You can put “draw” on the ball, you can put “fade” on the ball, but no golfer can put “straight” on the ball.
* A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours.
* If there is a ball in the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is the one in the bunker. But wait, there’s more…
* Any change works for a maximum of 3 holes and a minimum of not at all.
* No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse.
* Never keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing.
* When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls.
* Golfers who claim they don’t cheat, also lie.
* If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: you can immediately shank a lay-up, or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.
* The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing.
* The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all your errors. But wait, there’s more…
In a long, award-winning career writing about golf, Bill Fields has sought out the most interesting stories—not just those featuring big winners and losers, but the ones that get at the very character of the game. Collected here, his pieces offer an intriguing portrait of golf over the past century.
The legends are here in vivid profiles of such familiar figures as Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Mickey Wright, and Tiger Woods. But so are lesser-known golfers, like John Schlee, Billy Joe Patton, and Bert Yancey, whose tales are no less compelling.
The book is filled with colourful moments and perceptive observations about golf greats ranging from the first American-born U.S. Open champion, Johnny McDermott, to Seve Ballesteros, the Spaniard who led Europe’s resurgence in the game in the late twentieth century. Fields gives us golf writing at its finest, capturing the game’s larger dramas and finer details, its personalities and its enduring appeal.
Publication Date: June 1, 2014 (source)
About the Author
A senior editor at Golf World magazine, Bill Fields is a four-time winner of the Golf Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest. His work has also appeared in Golf Digest, the New York Times, and The Best American Sports Writing.
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* It takes longer to learn good golf than it does brain surgery. On the other hand, you seldom get to ride around on a cart, drink beer eat hot dogs and fart while performing brain surgery.
* Golf balls are like eggs . they’re white. They’re sold by the dozen and a week later you have to buy more.
* A pro-shop gets its name from the fact that you have to have the income of a professional golfer to buy anything in there.
* It’s amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps.
* When you stop to think about it, did you ever notice that it’s a lot easier to get up at 6:00 a.m. to play golf than at 10:00 to go to church?
* Golf is by far the ultimate love/hate relationship: Sometimes it seems as though your cup runneth and moveth over.
* A good drive on the 18th hole has stopped many a golfer from giving up the game. But wait, there’s more…
A fascinating account of one of golf’s greatest rivalries, culminating in one of the most epic encounters of the game
Going into the final round of the 1996 Masters, Greg Norman led by six strokes. Having missed chance after chance throughout his career, this finally seemed to be year that the “Great White Shark” would win the green jacket. But playing alongside him in the final pairing of the final day was the one man who always seemed to get the better of the Australian when it really mattered. What followed was one of the most excruciating collapses in all of golf.
This book provides a blow-by-blow account of the riveting final round of the 1996 Masters over 18 chapters, weaving in the story of the entire tournament, the state of golf at the time, and the history of both players’ careers and rivalry. For a decade Norman and Faldo, in their different ways, dominated the game, and their epic meeting at Augusta would prove to be the end of a golfing era.
Publication Date: May 1, 2014 (source)
About the Author
Andy Farrell is a highly experienced golf journalist who was golf correspondent of The Independent and the Independent on Sunday. He is the author of The 100 Greatest Ever Golfers (Elliott & Thompson, 2011), for which he won the Golf Book of the Year Award at the British Sports Book Awards in 2012. He writes for a number of golf magazines and other publications, including the Open Championship Annual. He was honorary secretary, and is now the administrator, of the Association of Golf Writers.
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The definitive account of modern golf’s foremost architect from the New York Times best-selling author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Robert Trent Jones was the most prolific and influential golf course architect of the twentieth century and became the archetypical modern golf course designer. Jones spread the gospel of golf by designing courses in forty-two US states and twenty-eight countries. Twenty U.S. Opens, America’s national championship, have been contested on Jones-designed courses.
New York Times bestselling biographer James R. Hansen, author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, recounts how an English immigrant boy arrived in upstate New York in 1912, just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. Jones excelled as a golfer, earning admission to Cornell University, whose faculty consented to a curriculum tailored to teach him the knowledge needed to design golf courses. Cornell provided the springboard for an act of self-invention that propelled Jones from obscurity to worldwide fame. But wait, there´s more…