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The Plane Truth for Golfers
Jim Hardy
0071432450
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Jim Hardy is the most knowledgeable teacher in golf. This extraordinary book will be the most revolutionary instructional book since Ben Hogan's Five Lessons ." --Peter Jacobsen, Seven-time PGA Tour event winner Voted one of "America's 50 Greatest Teachers" by Golf Digest and ranked in the "Top 100 Teachers" list of Golf magazine, Jim Hardy is a veritable scholar of swing. He's been fixing the swings of professional and amateur golfers since 1977, and in The Plane Truth for Golfers , he makes his groundbreaking concepts available to you for the first time. Hardy's revolutionary approach is simple: There are two sets of fundamentals to the swing, not one. There is the one-plane swing, for more athletic players, and the two-plane swing, suitable for players of all abilities. Understanding these concepts is...


Every Shot Must Have a Purpose : How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player

1592401570


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Book Description
It’s not about changing your swing—it’s about changing your mind: Two legendary coaches give golfers a powerful new approach to the game... and to life. As coaches to some of golf’s top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don’t believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don’t even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision. Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player’s game. The book’s...


Back Spin
Harlan Coben
0440222702
July 1997
Paperback
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Review
"Another winner...Pungent observations, indelibly drawn characters and a twisting, surprise-laden plot."


"Sharp plotting and emotional density, as well as nonstop wisecracks."


Book Description
Kidnappers have snatched the teenage son of super-star golfer Linda Coldren and her husband, Jack, an aging pro, at the height of the U.S. Open. To help get the boy back, sports agent Myron Bolitar goes charging after clues and suspects from the Main Line mansions to a downtown cheaters' motel--and back in time to a U.S. Open twenty-three years ago, when Jack Coldren should have won, but didn't. Suddenly Myron finds him self surrounded by blue bloods, criminals, and liars. And as one family's darkest secrets explode into murder, Myron finds out just how rough this game can...


Five Lessons
Ben Hogan
0671612972
Sept 1985
Paperback
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Book Review
Ben Hogan's premise in this 1957 classic is driven home in bold letters: "THE AVERAGE GOLFER IS ENTIRELY CAPABLE OF BUILDING A REPEATING SWING AND BREAKING 80." Religions are founded on less, and Hogan's detailed analyses and illustrated demonstrations of grip, stance, posture, and the two basic components of the swing make up a sacred book. Though its very simplicity seems dated, this is the tome of technique that should serve as the foundation of every golf library.

Review
Jim FogertyProfessional, Sunset Country Club, St. LouisMost articles on golf deal only in theory, but Ben is to be congratulated on probably the most practical series on golf instruction ever written.
Timothy E. SickCalgaryAfter reading the first two articles, I had a 73 for the first time in my...


Get Yourself in Golf Shape :Year-Round Drills to Build a Strong Flexible Swing

1594861889


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Book Description
Transform your body-and improve your game! This unique regimen will get you into "golf shape" so you can hit the ball longer, straighter, and with more consistency-with Cindy Reid's 11-day fitness program.

The golf swing is a simple motion. But it is not easy, Cindy Reid explains, because it is one of the most unnatural motions you will ever attempt. Only when you have retrained your body to automatically perform the specific muscle movements required for golf will you begin to develop the consistency every golfer strives for.

Reid, a former LPGA player and one of the great teachers of the game (Vijay Singh is one of her clients), combines golf swing theory with fitness exercises in a book that will revolutionize golf instruction. Here Reid:
o identifies the seven fundamental positions of the golf...


Slim and None
Dan Jenkins
0385508522
June 2005
Hardcover
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Review

Praise for Dan Jenkins:

"Dan Jenkins is a comic genius." —Don Imus

"Dan Jenkins is the nearest thing to Ring Lardner this generation has ever seen. No one has captured the essential lunacy of the twentieth-century sports (and TV) scene as accurately and hilariously as this." —The Los Angeles Times

"Jenkins is hilarious, providing more laughs per page than any other writer in the 'bidness.'" —People

Book Description
Introduced in Dan Jenkins’s previous uproarious novel of the pro golf tour, The Money-Whipped Steer-Job Three-Jack Give-Up Artist, Bobby Joe Grooves is now forty-four and still without a win in a major championship. A student of golf lore, Bobby Joe is well aware that only a...



Fearless Golf
Gio Valiante
0385511922
May 2005
Hardcover
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Review

I have had the privilege of getting to know Gio as a friend and a teacher on the PGA Tour. He is the next superstar in sports psychology!”
—Davis Love III, eighteen-time PGA Tour Champion

“After six months of playing below my expectations, I began working with Dr. Valiante. He recognized my problems immediately due to his vast research on the PGA Tour with players such as Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus. In my first two events under Gio’s guidance, I was a new player! I was playing with confidence and purpose! The results speak for themselves. If you are trying to become a better golfer, I highly recommend that you take this book to heart.”
—Justin Leonard, eight-time PGA Tour winner, 1997 British Open Champion

“What makes Gio great is his immense knowledge, but...



The Golf Voodoo Kit
Michael Corcoran
0762414464
May 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Based on our full-sized Golf Voodoo Kit, here's a hilarious 32-page book of golf humor that's packaged with a miniature soft-cloth voodoo doll imprinted with good and bad spells, plus flag-shaped stickpins. It's the perfect gift for the dad-or golf partner-who has everything! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


Miracle on the 17th Green
James Patterson
0316693359
May 1999
Paperback
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Book Review Author Profile
Read about the author. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
While it isn't quite the literary equivalent of a hole-in-one, this fast-moving golf fantasy about an amateur golfer who decides to try out for the PGA Senior Tour has enough sweetness and humor to overcome its obvious plot cliches. Middle-aged and happily married, Travis McKinley does the unthinkable: he misses Christmas dinner after getting caught up in a divinely inspired streak of great putting during an outing on the country club course in Winnetka, Ill. As Travis's obsession with his newfound talent takes over his life, his obstetrician wife, Sarah, expresses increasing dismay over his inability to grow up, a domestic crisis that reaches a...


Shanks for Nothing : A Novel
Rick Reilly
0385501110
May 2, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this madcap sequel to Reilly's golf farce Missing Links, little has changed at Ponkaquogue Municipal Golf Links and Deli (a.k.a. Ponky)-arguably America's worst golf course. Boston-area legend Ray Hart, groomed by his father for golf greatness, continues to ply his trade as a greeting card writer while hanging out with his pals at Ponky. Ray's "collection of no-account friends" includes "half-man, half-cappuccino" Two Down, Hoover (so named because he "sucks" at golf), Dom, the "World's Most Sexual Man," and Ray's spitfire five-handicap wife Dannie. The thin plot centers on the proposed sale of Ponky to the adjacent, upscale Mayflower Club for use as a parking lot. Ponky's regulars can't imagine life without their wretched refuge and hatch a plot to save the course that includes Ray flying to England to try...


Golf Courses of the World
Robert Sidorsky
0810958937
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An invitation to the ultimate golfing journey, this new addition to Abrams' highly successful 365 Days series takes the reader around the globe to visit 365 of the most sensational courses ever created. Stunning photographs by the world's leading golf photographers capture the spectacular scenery and signature views of each course, while informative texts discuss their history, natural setting, design, notable holes, and native vegetation. The vast array of distinctive layouts shows golf's enduring ability to adapt to every type of terrain or ecosystem, and Golf Courses of the World: 365 Days covers them all.

The book includes renowned courses in golf strongholds such as Pebble Beach in the U.S., Royal Melbourne in Australia, and St. Andrews in Scotland, as well as hidden gems in exotic locales like Indonesia,...


Scottish Golf Links
Iain MacFarlane Lowe
1932202129
Sept 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lowe takes us along the rugged eastern coast, from St. Andrews up to Montrose and Cruden Bay and Royal Aberdeen, "from heather, whin and sand, to points north," to Nairn and Dornoch. Then to the west coast, to Prestwick and Troon. It's not only the courses themselves that Lowe illuminates along the way, but the winding roads, the ancient villages, the farms and whiskey distilleries, and the people who call this land their home as well. Each step of his pilgrimage is given its due.

From the Inside Flap
More than 50 legendary courses along the coast of Scotland are captured in this visually stunning work of art by acclaimed photographer Iain MacFarlane Lowe (St. Andrews & The Open Championship). Traveling the shoreline of Scotland over a span of ten years, Lowe...


It's Only a Game : Words of Wisdom from a Lifetime in Golf
Jackie Burke, Guy Yocom
1592401163
March 23, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Gems of wisdom about golf and life—and a spirited call for a return to the game’s core values—from one of the game’s most respected elder statesmen and former champions Legendary player and teacher Jackie Burke is the preeminent elder statesman of American golf. A PGA Champion, a Masters Champion, a Vardon Trophy winner, and a PGA Player of the Year, he won four consecutive tournaments in 1952; and is a winner of seventeen events on the PGA Tour, a five-time Ryder Cup member (twice as captain), and a member of the PGA, Texas Golf, and World Golf Halls of Fame. Before leaving the PGA Tour he cofounded (with Jimmy Demaret) the world-famous Champions Golf Club (host of the Ryder Cup, U.S. Amateur, and five PGA Tour Championships) and has instructed students including Phil Mickelson, Hal...


Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect
Bob Rotella
068480364X
May 1995
Hardcover
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Book Review
One of golf guru Jim Flick's mantras is that golf is 90 percent mental, and the other 10 percent is mental, too. Dr. Bob Rotella, a noted sports psychologist and performance consultant, roots around the golfer's mind to expose--and analyze--the doubts, the fears, and the frustrations that haunt anyone who's ever picked up a club and swung it. Through anecdote and aphorism he suggests how these mental and emotional hazards can be played through, and, regardless of skill level, how teeing off with a more positive and confident outlook will translate into better performance.

Review
Tom Kite from the foreword In the first twelve years of my life on the PGA Tour, I had established myself as a pretty decent player, but had only won five official tournaments. In the ten years since meeting...


Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, GTI Service Manual: 1999-2005 1.8l Turbo, 1.9l TDI, Pd Diesel, 2.0l Gasoline, 2.8l VR6
Bentley Publishers
0837612519
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Bentley Publishers is proud to announce the publication of the Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, GTI Service Manual: 1999-2005. This repair manual covers the late 1999 through 2005 model year Jetta, Golf, and GTI built on the Volkswagen "A4" platform. New coverage of the 1.9- Liter TDI Engine with Pump Injection (Pumpe Düse) has been added to this edition along with 114 pages of new wiring diagrams and extensive revisions throughout the manual. Bentley repair manuals provide the highest level of clarity and comprehensiveness for all service and repair procedures. If you're looking for better understanding of your Volkswagen, look no further than Bentley. Engines covered: * 1.8L turbo gasoline(engine codes: AWD, AWW, AWP)* 1.9L TDI diesel(engine code: ALH)* 1.9L Turbo diesel Pumpe Düse (PD)(engine code: BEW)* 2.0L...


The Golfer's Mind : Play to Play Great
Bob Dr. Rotella, Bob Cullen
0743269756
November 2, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For all those players who gnash their teeth at flubbed drives or missed puts, sports psychologist Rotella comes to the rescue with this breezy little mental massage for frustrated golfers. Each of the chapters—with their uplifting names like "A Golfer’s Sense of Self"—come with easily digested bits of advice, which range from the obvious ("Slow play, wind and rain are contingencies you must plan for") to the obvious-yet-still-helpful ("Accept whatever happens to a shot and move on"). Rotella doesn’t pretend to have the perfect approach to the game, and reading will certainly not immediately improve one’s swing. But Rotella is successful at hammering home the realization that, while golf may be just a game, it’s infinitely harder to play it when angry. Rotella even counsels against...


Extraordinary Putting : Transforming the Whole Game
Fred Shoemaker, J. Hardy
0399153330
April 20, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
From the bestselling author and world-renowned coach, a unique approach to the often neglected art of putting that reveals three important keys to unlock the secrets to improved performance and overall satisfaction.

E xtraordinary Putting offers an innovative approach to improving the overall golf game by focusing on putting, which accounts for more than one-third of the strokes in a typical round. Although not a tips-and-techniques book, Extraordinary Putting features a series of illustrated exercises that will help players develop:

- inner freedom to trust themselves and to recognize self-imposed barriers
- peace of mind that comes from eliminating mental chatter and self-judgments
- increased awareness that allows them to pay attention to their experiences, to understand the...

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