101 Essential Tips: Golf

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From choosing the right equipment to perfecting your swing, this useful and authoritative guide covers everything there is to know about golf.

Handy guides that use pictures to give readers the information they need, 101 Essential Tips feature comprehensive coverage, beautiful full-color images, and straightforward, practical information on a wide variety of subjects. Every point can be absorbed quickly and ...
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Overview

From choosing the right equipment to perfecting your swing, this useful and authoritative guide covers everything there is to know about golf.

Handy guides that use pictures to give readers the information they need, 101 Essential Tips feature comprehensive coverage, beautiful full-color images, and straightforward, practical information on a wide variety of subjects. Every point can be absorbed quickly and easily with 101 authoritative tips that will make anyone an expert in an instant.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756602222
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Series: 101 Essential Tips Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 345,132
  • Product dimensions: 4.93 (w) x 6.93 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Clothing & Equipment 8
A sure footing 1
Gloves for grip 2
Golf mittens 3
Rainwear 4
Correct clothes 5
Umbrella choice 6
Wet weather care 7
The small essentials 8
Best beginner's set 9
Cast or forged irons? 10
Wooden or metal woods? 11
Which shaft flex? 12
Check that the clubs fit 13
Putter preferences 14
Sweet spot marker 15
Which ball? 16
Marking a ball 17
Keeping grips clean 18
Keeping grooves clean 19
How to buy used clubs 20
Selecting a bag 21
Understanding Basic Grips 22
The overlapping grip 22
Interlocking method 23
Two-handed (baseball) method 24
Grip test 25
Swing with Success 35
The swing plane 42
Relaxed & ready 43
Spring loading 44
Top of backswing 45
Forward swing 46
A balanced finish 47
Which wedge? 48
Pitch & spin 49
Pitching a tee 50
Brushing grass 51
Wristband drill 52
Perfecting your bunker escape 53
Securing a firm base in sand 54
Buried in sand 55
Gliding a tee 56
Don't use force in the bunker 57
Keeping hips still 58
Arching the wrists 59
Hinging from the hips 60
How to putt downhill 61
Preparing to putt 62
The putt swing path 63
Dealing with putting distance 64
Seeing the butt 65
Finding a primary target 66
Pacing it right 67
Thinking triangles 68
Control on the Course 48
Maintaining your balance uphill 69
Uphill recovery 70
Downhill play 71
Ball above stance 72
Right of center 73
Ball below stance 74
Restricted swing 75
Fading the ball 76
Drawing the ball 77
Varying the tee 78
Driving in windy conditions 79
In the rough 80
Strengths & Weaknesses 55
Strengthening your wrists 81
Visualize success 82
Act like a pro 83
Memorize the swing's image 84
Change-hands drill 85
Upside-down umbrella 86
Tire testing 87
Swinging with no arms 88
Shoulder & waist warmup 89
Loosening the back 90
Practice putting green 91
Knowing your distance 92
Remember your yardage 93
Driving range 94
Playing the Game 64
Knowing the golf course 95
Understanding your scorecard 96
Playing by the rules 97
Tending the flag correctly 98
Essential etiquette 99
Obtaining a handicap 100
Working out your score 101
Index 70
Acknowledgments 72
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