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Bobby Jone's Golf Tips: Secrets of the Master

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In the 1920s, Bobby Jones ruled golf as no athlete has ruled any sport since. His 1923 run of 13 championships in 20 events entered is unequaled, as is his winning at the 1930 U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, British Amateur, and British Open -- which marked the first and only time these four prestigious tournaments have been conquered by one golfer in the same year. Written at the height of his prowess during the 1920s, when Bobby Jones was a golf columnist for the Bell Syndicate, these timeless tips and ...
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Overview

In the 1920s, Bobby Jones ruled golf as no athlete has ruled any sport since. His 1923 run of 13 championships in 20 events entered is unequaled, as is his winning at the 1930 U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, British Amateur, and British Open -- which marked the first and only time these four prestigious tournaments have been conquered by one golfer in the same year. Written at the height of his prowess during the 1920s, when Bobby Jones was a golf columnist for the Bell Syndicate, these timeless tips and championship-proven strategies can make any player a better golfer. Bobby's practical, hands-on instruction about both the fundamentals of play and advanced techniques makes this book equally valuable to golfers of all handicaps. Watch strokes melt from your score as you put the secrets of the master to work for you.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886947863
  • Publisher: Clock Tower Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/8/1999
  • Series: Bobby Jones Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.73 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Introduction xiii
List of Terms xvii
My Theories of Golf 1
On the Principles and Theory of Good Putting 4
On Confidence in Short Putts 8
Chip vs. Putt 12
A Correct Sequence to Every Shot 16
Picture the Shot First 19
On the Different Methods for an Iron Shot 21
On the Benefits Basic Golf Instruction 25
Variances in Club-Fitting 28
On the Cure for "Looking Up" in the Stroke 30
Importance of a Smooth Short Game 33
Day-To-Day Adjustments 35
Don't Tinker With A Sound Grip 39
On the Position of the Feet at Address 42
What's Right about Rhythm 45
An Easy Solution to Extra Yards 48
The Posture at Address 51
On Keeping the Chin Back at Address 54
On Proper Position at the Top of the Swing 57
On the Need for Sound Fundamentals in the Swing 61
On the Proper "Hip Action" 65
On Playing A "Spared" vs. "Full" Stroke 68
Watch Out for the Left Wrist 71
Hip Turn 73
The Left Arm at Impact 76
Eliminate Those Extra Movements 78
Handling Hilly Lies 82
Pitching from the Rough 84
A Straight Line to Straight Shots 86
On the Proper Downswing 89
On the Proper Method of Shifting Weight 92
Run-up Shot 96
On a Longer Backswing for the Chip Shot 99
There's a Reason for All Those Clubs 101
Relaxed Putting Leads to Good Results 104
Swing, Don't Hit 107
Use Spin to Your Advantage 110
Adjusting the Stance to Hook or Slice 113
On Making the Warner Bros. Films 116
On Exaggerating A Useful Golf Tip 120
On Playing in Rain and Bad Conditions 124
Thoughts on the Mental Side 127
Afterword 129
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