Dave Pelz's Putting Bible: The Complete Guide to Mastering the Green

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Dave Pelz's Putting Bible is the second book in a four-book series, the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series.

Over 150,000 readers have purchased Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible after just its first year of release publication, making the book an instant classic.  Now, let Dave help you shape up your game on the greens with his new Putting Bible, which is sure to make all other putting manuals obsolete.

Dave Pelz looks at putting, golf's ...

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Overview

Dave Pelz's Putting Bible is the second book in a four-book series, the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series.

Over 150,000 readers have purchased Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible after just its first year of release publication, making the book an instant classic.  Now, let Dave help you shape up your game on the greens with his new Putting Bible, which is sure to make all other putting manuals obsolete.

Dave Pelz looks at putting, golf's least-understood skill, as no one has ever approached it before.  Because a putt is the terminal shot on every hole and there is no possibility of recovery from short misses, putts count almost a disproportionate amount.  Every golfer knows a 2-foot putt counts the same as a 300-yard drive--one stroke.  And while the putting stroke is only one of several types of swings golfers make, it accounts for nearly half of all the swings made--43 percent--and perhaps as much as 80 percent of all the anguish and frustration involved in the game.  These are some of the reasons every golfer needs Dave's insights into the putting game and the simplicity he brings to improving their ability to putt.

Putting is also different in another way:  It is one of the few skills in all of sport in which any player, regardless of size, strength, speed, gender, or education, can compete equally with--and have a realistic chance to surpass the skills of--the best professionals in the world.

As Dave explains, putting is actually simple to understand and do. Once golfers grasp his concepts, they can perform on the greens as never before.

Using decades of scientific research from studying thousands of golfers, Dave shows readers the simplicity of putting that escapes most golfers and lays out the fifteen well-defined building blocks of the putting game that each of us already has and owns. This comprehensive guide from the internationally revered master of the short game and putting game--packed with charts, photos, and easy-to-understand instruction--will be the essential volume for all golfers who want to take strokes off their score with better putting.

A former NASA physicist and founder of the World Putting Championship, Dave brings a scientific rigor to his instruction that has made him the top putting expert in the world.  Observing and teaching thousands of golfers to better their scores, Dave's body of knowledge in putting is unequaled.  By uncovering the mysteries of this part of the game, Dave Pelz's Putting Bible raises putting instruction to a new level.

Dave Pelz's Scoring Game Schools and clinics are renowned worldwide, attracting top players like Jesper Parnevik, Tom Kite, Colin Montgomerie, two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen, Vijay Singh, Steve Elkington, and many LPGA players including Annika Sorenstam and Liselotte Neumann.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Do I believe in Dave Pelz?  I paid full price to go to his school, and it was the best money I've ever spent.  I could not have won my second U.S. Open without his help. I am a believer."
--Lee Janzen

"Dave Pelz has added more irrefutable knowledge to golf instruction than any man alive."
--George Peper, editor-in-chief, GOLF Magazine

"In one day's work with Pelz, I learned more about putting than I had known my entire life."
--Curtis Strange

"You cannot do more for your putting than to follow Dave Pelz."
--D.  A. Weibring

"Dave Pelz is the best.  It's pure and simple.  If you want to play your best, you work with the best...  that's Pelz."
--Steve Elkington

"Dave Pelz knows more about putting than Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Ben Crenshaw combined!"
--GOLF Magazine

GOLF Magazine
Dave Pelz knows more about putting than Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Ben Crenshaw combined!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385500241
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/2000
  • Series: Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 290,983
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author of Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible and renowned golf instructor, Dave Pelz is the technical and short game consultant to GOLF Magazine. A former NASA research scientist, he founded the Pelz Golf Institute, which owns and operates the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools and clinics at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (Florida), Pinehurst Resort & Club (village of Pinehurst, North Carolina), The Ranch at PGA West (La Quinta, California), The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera (Edwards, Colorado), and the Centennial Golf Club (Carmel, New York), plus in thirty-nine cities nationwide.

Dave is also the host of his own show on The Golf Channel, the highly popular Dave Pelz Short Game Show. He lives in Austin, Texas.  James A. Frank is the editor of GOLF Magazine. He lives in New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: My Putting Bible xi
Putting Overview
Chapter 1 What Is Putting? 1
Chapter 2 Problems on the Greens 14
Chapter 3 Methods of Putting 34
The Fifteen Building Blocks of Putting
Chapter 4 The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 53
Chapter 5 Five Nonphysical Building Blocks: Touch, Feel, Attitude, Routine, and Ritual 112
Chapter 6 Stability and Rhythm: Two Artistic Fundamentals 132
Chapter 7 Green-Reading, the 15th Building Block 142
Additional Influences in Putting
Chapter 8 Speed Is More Important Than Line 179
Chapter 9 Wind, Lopsided Balls, Dimples, Rain, Sleet, and Snow 193
How to Improve Your Putting
Chapter 10 The Improvement Process 213
Chapter 11 Establish Your Practice Framework 220
Chapter 12 Improve Your Stroke Mechanics 270
Chapter 13 Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel, Touch, Green-Reading) 302
Chapter 14 Face Your Special Problems 344
Chapter 15 Wrap-Up 364
Addresses 389
Learning Aids 391
Resort and Teaching Facilities 393
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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Must have for any serious golfer

    Must have book for any serious golfers collection. A book you will want to highlight section, and go back and read year after year, like a textbook for success in putting. The depth of analysis is boarding on ridiculous, but in the end you will be thankful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    Putting Help

    Has definitely made an impact on my putting game. It provides detailed information for the technical person, but also the practical information for the technophobe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    Pure Putting Pleasure!

    This book deserves many more than five stars! This is simply the best book to improve your putting that has ever been written. Let me give you an example. I recently played in Southern California after a rain-soaked night. The greens were dripping. My opponent said 'I wonder how hard to hit it through this water.' And I quoted from this book. He made his putt, and so did I. In fact, the highlight of the round was a tricky 23 foot birdie putt. Thank you, Dave Pelz! I have taken Dave Pelz's short game course, so I didn't know how much this book would help me. So I came to this book thinking, this will be a good refresher. That was right, but the insights I got from this book exceeded all that I learned in that course about putting. The book explains the engineering approach that Pelz has brought to putting. He measures everything he can think of. The beginning explains key concepts of green problems -- like the raised donut around the hole where no one steps (the rest of the green is downtrodden by thousands of footsteps daily). The next section explains the 15 building blocks of putting -- like aim, path, touch, rhythm, ritual, feel, face angle, stability, attitude, and routine. Then Pelz puts special attention on speed and reading the green. Chapter 7 on green reading was worth the price of the book alone. He answered questions I have asked dozens of pros, and received no good answers to. Then, he describes how to use these basics to improve your putting. I have been using a number of these for the last several years, and can certainly attest that they work. Each point is beautifully explained. He has photographs of great players, graphs of experiments he has conducted, graphs of research he has done with average and great players, and diagrams of what to do and not to do. The language is simple and unambiguous. For the average golfer, this book can take 4-6 strokes off your game. It will mean winning a lot of weekend bets. One of the book's great strengths is that it starts with the thinking that most people have about putting that gets them in trouble. He helps you identify your stalled thinking that holds back your putting, and then shows you how to break out of the stall and develop an improved habit. If you have a father, grandfather, uncle, brother, or son who is a father and plays golf, this is the perfect gift for Father's Day. I took the liberty of giving a copy to myself as my Father's Day gift this year. Maybe it will help me win the Father's Day golf tournament! Keep in mind that in the average round you'll make more putts than you will tee shots, fairway shots, or finesse shots around the green. Get better at putting, and your score can really improve! A two foot putt and a 300 yard drive count for the same on the score -- one stroke. Enjoy your putting game the most! Donald Mitchell, a co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2001

    Absolutely the BEST!!!

    Dave Pelz has nailed another great book. As a new golfer, I have been checking out many books and methods. Pelz's instruction has been the best I have received. Using his drills and methods I have been able to go from 3 putting nearly every green to making 3 putts a rarity. This book is a must for any golfer! I know, from personal experience that high handicappers will benefit greatly. And watching some of my friends who are long time golfers, I know they could benefit from Pelz's teaching as well. Get it, read it, and put it into practice. You will see better scores!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2000

    read...and you'll WILL improve!

    The Highest possible recomendation i can give on Dave's book is this- If all you do is read this book, EVEN if you DON'T do the practice drills he recommends to improve your putting....you'll improve your putting 100 percent! When's the last time you could say that about ANY Golf Instruction book!!!

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