Build the Swing of a Lifetime: The Four-Step Approach to a More Efficient Swing

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From one of Golf Digest's Top 5 teachers—a simple, scientific program to build a great swing

Most golf instruction is based on helping students emulate the best players, but for top golf teacher Mike Bender, physics provides a better model for developing a swing that is as efficient, consistent, and timeless as that of Iron Byron, the PGA robot that tests clubs and balls. Now Mike Bender shows you how to put the secrets of science into your own swing with a simple, proven ...

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Overview

From one of Golf Digest's Top 5 teachers—a simple, scientific program to build a great swing

Most golf instruction is based on helping students emulate the best players, but for top golf teacher Mike Bender, physics provides a better model for developing a swing that is as efficient, consistent, and timeless as that of Iron Byron, the PGA robot that tests clubs and balls. Now Mike Bender shows you how to put the secrets of science into your own swing with a simple, proven program that will take your play to a different level and transform your approach to the game.

  • Explains Mike Bender's unique biomechanical approach to building a simple, repeatable, and effective swing
  • Shares the same approach Bender teaches his students, who include two-time U.S. Open winner Lee Janzen, PGA Tour winner Jonathan Byrd, and 2006 LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year Seon Hwa Lee
  • Shows you how to build your scientific swing step by step
  • Includes 150 photographs to help you put principles into practice on the golf course
  • Includes a Foreword by Zach Johnson, 2007 Masters champion and one of Mike Bender's star students

As Mike Bender puts it: would you rather fly in an airplane that was built by engineers who understood the principles of lift and acceleration, or would you rather fly in one built by people who simply went out to the airport and watched them taking off and landing? Once you develop a scientific swing, it's your own game that will really soar.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118007617
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 212,022
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Bender

Mike Bender is one of Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers in America (ranked 4th) and one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers. The 2009 PGA National Teacher of the Year, Bender has coached more than two-dozen Tour professionals, including 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson. Before teaching full-time, he competed for three years on the PGA Tour and was a three-time NCAA All-American and two-time NCAA Division III individual champion.

Dave Allen has spent more than a dozen years as an instruction writer/editor for Golf Magazine, Golf for Women magazine, and GolfChannel.com. He has cowritten several golf books, including Play Golf the Pebble Beach Way and Golf Annika's Way.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Zach Johnson ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Putting the Pieces Together 1

1 The Most Efficient Swing: Machine or Tiger? 7

2 Alignment and Proper Aim 17

3 How to Practice Good Aim 29

4 The Correct Way to Turn 41

5 How to Practice the Correct Body Turn 55

6 The Four Essentials of Plane 81

7 How to Establish an on-Plane Swing 93

8 Proper Sequencing of the Arms and the Body 125

9 How to Practice the Correct Sequencing 139

10 How to Practice and Make a Swing Change 157

Index 171

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