Lessons from the Best Golf Swings in History

Author: Brandel Chamblee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501133012

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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In the first book from popular Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, the network’s “resident scholar and critic” (The New York Times) explores the common swing positions of the greatest players throughout history—and reveals how those commonalities can help players of every skill level improve our own games. Every golf game begins with the swing, and no two are identical. Years ago, however, Brandel Chamblee, the highly regarded Golf Channel analyst and former PGA Tour professional, noticed that the best players of all time have shared similar positions in each part of the swing, from the grip and setup to the footwork, backswing, and follow-through. Since then, Chamblee, a student of game’s history, has used scientific precision and thoroughness to make a study of the common swing positions of the greats. Now, in The Anatomy of Greatness, he reveals what he has learned, offers hundreds of photographs as his proof, to show us how we can easily incorporate his findings into our own swings to hit the ball farther, straighter, and more consistently. What does it tell us that the majority of the greats—from Jack Nicklaus and Byron Nelson to modern masters like Tiger Woods—employ a “strong” grip on the club? How did legends like Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Mickey Wright, and Gary Player unlock hidden power and control by “turning in” the right knee at address? Why are some modern teachers preaching “quiet” footwork when forty-eight of the top fifty golfers of all time lifted their left heels on the backswing, allowing them to build power? At the same time that Chamblee is extolling certain swing virtues, he also debunks a number of popular—but misguided—swing philosophies that have been hindering golfers for years. The result is perhaps the best and clearest explanation of how to hit a golf ball ever published. The Anatomy of Greatness is a book that golfers can take to the driving range and use Chamblee’s clear explanations to build better swings—and get more speed and consistency into their swings—immediately. It is like having a series of private lessons from the best golfers of all time, and it will help golfers build swings that make the game easier and more fun.
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Lessons from the Best Golf Swings in History

Author: Brandel Chamblee

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501133020

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 6761

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the first book from popular Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, the network’s “resident scholar and critic” (The New York Times) explores the common swing positions of the greatest players throughout history—and reveals how those commonalities can help players of every skill level improve their own games. Every golf game begins with the swing. While no two are identical, Brandel Chamblee, the highly regarded television analyst and former PGA Tour professional, once noticed that the best players of all time have shared similar positions in each part of the swing, from the grip and setup to the footwork, backswing, and follow-through. Since then, Chamblee, a student of the game’s history, has used scientific precision and thoroughness to make a study of the common swing positions of the greats. Now, in The Anatomy of Greatness, he shares what he has learned, offering hundreds of photographs as proof, to show us how we can easily incorporate his findings into our own swings to hit the ball farther, straighter, and more consistently. What does it tell us that the majority of the greats—from Jack Nicklaus and Byron Nelson to modern masters like Tiger Woods—employ a “strong” grip on the club? How did legends like Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Mickey Wright, and Gary Player unlock hidden power and control by turning in the right knee at address? Why are some modern teachers preaching quiet footwork when forty-eight of the top fifty golfers of all time lifted their left heels on the backswing, allowing them to build power? At the same time that Chamblee is encouraging certain swing virtues, he also debunks a number of popular—but misguided—swing philosophies that have been hindering golfers for years. The result is perhaps the best and clearest explanation of how to hit a golf ball ever published. Golfers can take The Anatomy of Greatness to the driving range and use Chamblee’s clear explanations to build better swings—and get more speed and consistency into their swings—immediately. This book is like having a series of private lessons from the best golfers of all time, and it will help golfers build swings that make the game easier and more fun.
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Author: Jimmy Ballard,Brennan Quinn,Jim McQueen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780671723101

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6060

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Picture the Game Like Never Before

Author: Nick Bradley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125585

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 854

In Kinetic Golf, Nick Bradley uses 115 extraordinary photographs, accompanied by clear, direct text, to raise the bar on golf instruction and give golfers—amateur or professional—a unique way of actually feeling their way to mastering the game. Offering insights that words alone cannot convey, the book provides a vastly improved golf game as the reward. Drawing upon his deep knowledge of trade and Tour secrets, Bradley shows how to build a powerful and consistent game while also debunking many of the myths that cloud the confidence and hinder the performance of the novice and developing golfer. Throughout Kinetic Golf, Bradley boils down the very essence of swing motion and technique, blends it with a feeling, and then creates an image that says it all. Take one look, and you’ll get the picture.
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Author: Jim Suttie

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736034234

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 205

View: 3390

A leading PGA instructor presents ways to identify natural tendencies, physical strengths and desired shot patterns to master a swing that's consistent and repeatable under pressure.
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Author: George Knudson,Lorne Rubenstein

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 1551994828

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5418

If your golf game has been plagued by inconsistency and less-than-peak performance, you may be going against your "natural swing". But you can improve your golf game dramatically and you can beat bad habits by drawing on talents you already possess. The Natural Golf Swing will: - introduce you to your natural balance and rhythm - let you play consistently to your potential - allow you to enjoy a repeating swing - help you increase power and control with every swing According to champion golfer George Knudson, your swing is governed by laws of nature, and is subject to logical, physical fundamentals that are all too often ignored. By learning the simple principles outlined in this book, you will generate more powerful, accurate swings, reduce your score, and gain control over your game. Take advantage of Knudson''s more than 30 years experience on the pro circuit as he guides you step-by-step through the mechanics of the natural swing, from the important first step of maintaining proper balance through the backswing, down-swing, and finishing form. Extensive illustrations and drills help to clarify each step. Knudsen also shares his experience as a golfer on the tour, offering valuable insights into the roles that temperament and concentration play in winning.
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Increase Your Clubhead Speed and Distance Using Revolutionary 3-D Technology by TaylorMade

Author: Michael Neff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101609729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 9762

The leading expert in 3-D gold instruction shows readers how to improve their golf game like the pros—with the unrivaled TaylorMade® MAT-T system. Recreational golfers and touring professionals are turning to video swing analysis to improve their game, and the most state-of-the-art video system today is TaylorMade®’s MAT-T (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade®) system. Combining multiple high-speed cameras and specifically designed software to produce a three-dimensional, computer-animated image of a golfer’s swing, the MAT-T system gives players of all handicaps the ability to compare their golf swings to the composite swing avatars of PGA players such as Dustin Johnson or Sergio Garcia, to see how the game’s longest hitters align themselves and position their bodies throughout their golf swings. Michael Neff, founder of the first TaylorMade® Performance Lab, has vast experience helping players like Dave Stockton, Natalie Gulbis, and Charles Wi use the MAT-T system to improve their swings. In Drive Like the Pros, he shows how golfers at all levels can adjust everything from the position of their shoulders to the club’s angle of descent and spin as they: • Increase clubhead speed, ball speed, and smash factor. • Consistently contact the “sweet spot” on the clubface. • Improve accuracy and have better control over misses. Providing an unprecedented level of customized feedback and advice—and sharing exclusive championship player swing data previously available to only a handful of insiders—Drive Like the Pros is an essential addition to every golfer’s library.
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Your Key to a Winning Game

Author: Chuck Cook

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

View: 4955

Shows how to improve one's own natural style of play, and suggests drills designed to bring balance to one's golf swing
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Author: Jack Nicklaus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416595961

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 5523

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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Author: Mickey Wright

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781482717266

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 98

View: 5208

Learn how to swing a golf club from the golfer with the most perfect golf swing of all time, Mickey Wright. Oh yeah, who says so ? Ben Hogan ! Harvey Penick in his Little Red book said," Surely Mickey Wright is ther greatest woman player of all time. It is a thrill for me to remember that beautiful swing of hers." You can learn the swing that won Mickey Wright 90 professional tournaments and 13 major championships before retiring at the young age of 34. Your drives can become longer and more accurate.
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Learn at any age from his lessons of a lifetime

Author: Tom Watson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147110849X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4329

Tom Watson's stunning performance in the 2009 British Open was the story of the year in golf - if not in all sports. Nearing his 60th birthday, he led the world's oldest major championship with one hole to play and came within an unlucky bounce of winning his sixth Open championship, losing in a playoff. Known at the highest levels of the game as a shotmaker's shotmaker, a master of any shot under any conditions, and the finest foul-weather golfer of all time, Watson relied on a swing that has lasted as an unmatched model of good mechanics, rhythm and repeatability. Jack Nicklaus and other peers believe Watson is swinging better today than when he was a dominant player on the regular PGA Tour 30-plus years ago. In THE TIMELESS SWING, Watson offers a lifetime's worth of wisdom and insight into the game of golf, showing how to become a better player at any age. In Watson's plain-spoken voice, the book will distil the most important lessons for how to improve your swing and score and will be laced with the anecdotal stories and bits of wisdom that have been accumulated by Watson during his forty year professional career. With a foreword by Jack Nicklaus and 4-color photographs by award-winning Golf Digest photographer Dom Furore illustrating Watson's method throughout.
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Visualizing the Perfect Swing to Maximize Your Game

Author: Nick Bradley

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125577

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 4331

Using groundbreaking imagery, Nick Bradley’s The 7 Laws of the Golf Swing gives readers an incredibly practical blueprint for golf success by giving them the ability to build and maintain their own winning technique.
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Author: Jody Vasquez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101117941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 8280

Ben Hogan's former ball shagger recounts firsthand stories of the golf legend—andreveals, for the first time, Hogan's Swing Secret, a source of mystery to golfers for more than fifty years. Ben Hogan's pro golf record is legendary. A four-time PGA Player of the Year, he celebrated sixty-three tournament wins and became known as a man of few words and fewer close friends. Most of what we know about Hogan has been based on myth and speculation. Until now. In the 1960s, though Hogan's competitive career was over, he kept the practice habits that made him famous and remade modern competitive golf. He hired seventeen-year-old Jody Vasquez to help. Each day, after driving to a remote part of the course at Shady Oaks Country Club, Hogan would spend hours hitting balls and Vasquez would retrieve them. There, and over the course of their twenty-year friendship, Hogan taught Jody the mechanics of his famous swing and shared his thoughts on playing, practicing, and course management—unknowingly revealing much about his character, values, and beliefs, and the events that shaped them. In Afternoons with Mr. Hogan, Jody Vasquez shares dozens of stories about Hogan, from the way he practiced, selected his clubs, and interacted with other star players to his little-known humor and generosity. Combining the gentle insight of Tom Kite's A Fairway to Heaven (which recalls Kite's golf education under Harvey Penick) with the sage perspective of Penick's own Little Red Book, Vasquez's tribute is funny, poignant, and full of advice for golfers of all levels.
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The Alternative Approach to Great Golf

Author: David Leadbetter,Ron Kaspriske

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466871458

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 9580

A National Bestseller! David Leadbetter is the most recognized golf instructor in the history of the game. His new book, The A Swing, is his first for a decade and is an evolution of his swing theories that have successfully helped thousands of golfers globally. His tour players, whom he has coached over the years, have amassed 19 major golf championships. David has been prolific during his 30+ year career in producing books, videos, teaching aids that have inspired golfers of every level to reach their potential. The A Swing - A stands for Alternative - is a simple way to swing the club, which follows biomechanically sound, scientific principles, and only requires minimal practice. The A Swing has been thoroughly tested with a wide range of players, from tour level to beginner, junior to senior, and the results overall have been nothing short of dramatic. The A Swing is a way to develop a consistent, repetitive motion which will improve accuracy and distance, and is easy on the body. It will fix many of golf's common faults, and the book takes you through an easy, step-by-step approach. With over 200 illustrations, easy drills, and the 7-Minute Practice Plan, golfers now have the opportunity to play the way they've always dreamed of. Golf is a frustrating game, even for the top players, but the A Swing will make it easier and more fun. It could really change the way the game has been taught, which hasn't changed for years - it is not an exact method, and has leeway for individualism. David is excited that the A Swing will help golfers the world over enjoy the game more. In essence, the A Swing is a shortcut to great golf. Whatever your level of play is now, whatever your goals, however you've been struggling with the game, the A Swing could change your golfing life.
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Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards and In

Author: James Sieckmann,David DeNunzio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592409067

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 178

View: 8857

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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Mastering Golf's Moment of Truth

Author: Bobby Clampett,Andy Brumer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429917186

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 8740

"Bobby Clampett is one of the most knowledgeable golfing minds in the game."—Tom Lehman, 1996 British Open Champion, 2006 U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Impact has long been called golf's "moment of truth," and great golfers have spent countless hours working on their swings trying to upgrade their impact dynamics as the golf club approaches, contacts, then swings through the ball. For the first time, with The Impact Zone, golfers will have a book that focuses their attention on the very same region of the swing on which professional golfers have always concentrated. The Impact Zone is a unique instructional guide in that everything in it either focuses on or applies to improving a golfer's understanding and execution of impact. Here, acclaimed professional golfer Bobby Clampett concludes that the overwhelming bias and convention of today's contemporary teaching environment is to value swing styles over swing dynamics, and in so doing, the overwhelming majority of golf teachers miss the boat in terms of teaching the game effectively. Ultimately this emphasis on swing style comes at the expense of helping golfers to develop sound swing dynamics, which are the real keys to consistent ball striking and better golf. With the help of CBS's Swing Vision high-speed camera—using images from many of the game's greatest contemporary players (including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, and more)—The Impact Zone takes an unprecedented look at the most important six inches in golf, those that immediately precede, contain, and follow impact. To further demonstrate these principles, Clampett presents photos and drills that convey the five essential dynamics golfers need to produce and reproduce solid impact Throughout these instructional pages, Bobby Clampett—teamed with veteran golf writer Andy Brumer—relays his own personal story of straying from swing dynamics and how he found his way back. He recalls memorable stories from the Tour, blending innovative instruction with his colorful, engaging anecdotes. Clampett and Brumer create an essential instructional guide with clear, concise advice—on creating great swing dynamics through the impact zone—the universally acknowledged key to more consistent and better golf.
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Author: Peter Dewhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199382190

Category: Force and energy

Page: 288

View: 2594

While golf has a popular following among casual fans, it has become popular among another passionate yet unlikely group: scientists. Beyond the caddies, carts, and clubs, the game of golf is an applied science. The seemingly simple act of striking a golf ball invokes a wide range of processes,including physics principles such as energy transfer, kinetics, launch angles, spin, and momentum. However, in spite of the growing interest in the fledgling field of "golf science," few books thus far have provided a comprehensive introduction of the subject. In The Science of the Perfect Swing, mechanical engineer Peter Dewhurst offers a full treatment of the science of modern golf. Based on three decades of experience in the physics of golf, Dewhurst examines topics such as the interaction between club face and ball, various aspects of trajectory andimpact, and the physics of putting. Rich in illustrations, graphs, and charts, Dewhurst presents physics-based discussions in an accessible format. Each chapter also contains a substantial "Findings and Consequences" section, which draws conclusions based on the science, and makes recommendations onball-striking and other facets of the game. From the mechanics of club design to modeling the trajectory of the ball once it leaves the club face, The Science of the Perfect Swing unravels some of the elusive mysteries about what it takes to play a great game of golf. Interesting and informative, The Science of the Perfect Swing strikes a perfect balance between hard science and an accessible tone that will appeal to golf enthusiasts, engineers, and general readers of sports science.
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Author: Pia Nilsson,Lynn Marriott,Ron Sirak

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592401574

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 5366

The co-founders of the VISION54 coaching team challenge drill-based skill development, explaining how to build a successful golf swing by strategically addressing a player's specific technical, psychological, and physical needs. First serial, Golf Digest and Golf for Women. 30,000 first printing.
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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: 4631

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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