Dave Pelz's Putting Games: The More You Play, the Better You Putt [NOOK Book]


The first putting book in more than a decade from the world’s best-known— and bestselling—golf instructor.

With numerous bestselling books, coast-to-coast golf schools, and lessons to elite pros, Dave Pelz has founded an empire based ...
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Dave Pelz's Putting Games: The More You Play, the Better You Putt

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The first putting book in more than a decade from the world’s best-known— and bestselling—golf instructor.

With numerous bestselling books, coast-to-coast golf schools, and lessons to elite pros, Dave Pelz has founded an empire based upon his scientific approach to the game. His last putting book, Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible, was a blockbuster, but his fans are eager to learn the master’s newest and most up-to-date techniques. Their wait is finally over.

In Dave Pelz’s Putting Games, he synthesizes the lessons he gives to elite pros, including Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Steve Elkington, Bo Van Pelt, and Mike Weir—not to mention the thousands of amateurs who attend the Dave Pelz Scoring Game schools and clinics every year. Pelz guides readers through the process of fine-tuning existing strokes, creating new skills and techniques, and using feedback devices at home, where it’s easy to find the time to make it happen, all in the name of improving your putting skills.

Every golfer knows that improving his or her putting will lower scores, yet great putting remains one of the game’s most elusive goals. Filled with full-color instructional photos and step-by-step lessons, Dave Pelz’s Putting Games is the answer to a golfer’s dream: It shows the way to improve your putting by playing games in the comfort and convenience of your own home during the week, so you can shoot lower scores on the course on the weekends.

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Steve Elkington

“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101590850
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/27/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 287,304
  • File size: 20 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

In addition to a four-year golf scholarship and degree in physics from Indiana University, and fifteen years as a space research scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Dave Pelz has devoted more than three decades to science-based golf instruction. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Dave Pelz’s Short Game Bible, Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible, and Dave Pelz’s Damage Control.  He is the founder of the Pelz Golf Institute and the Dave Pelz Scoring Game schools. He lives outside Austin, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 How to Use This Book

1.1 Not Why, Just What to Do 3

1.2 Playing Games Has Proven Effective 3

1.3 "Easy-Access™" Is the New Game in Town 4

1.4 Improving Is a Process 8

1.5 A Few Facts to Consider 13

Chapter 2 Performance Games

2.1 3-Foot-Circle Game 17

2.2 6-Foot-Circle Game 24

2.3 Makeable-Putt Game 27

2.4 Breaking-Putt Game 34

2.5 Intermediate-Putt Game 38

2.6 Lag-Putt Game 42

2.7 Three-Putt-Avoidance Game 50

Chapter 3 Games for Stroke Mechanics

3.1 Aim Game 55

3.2 Path Game 63

3.3 Face-Angle Game 69

3.4 Impact Game 76

Chapter 4 Games for Touch and Feel

4.1 Short-Touch Game 84

4.2 Makeable-Touch Game 91

4.3 Intermediate-Touch Game 97

4.4 Lag-Touch Game 103

4.5 Feel-for-Speed Game 110

4.6 Rhythm Game 117

4.7 Preview-Stroke Game 123

4.8 Games of the World Putting Championship® 127

Chapter 5 A Few Asides

5.1 Two Games You Shouldn't Play 131

5.2 The Truth About Learning Aids 133

5.3 A Promise About Green-Reading 137

Chapter 6 Now Just Do It

6.1 Play Seven "Performance" Games 140

6.2 Evaluate Your Putting Game 142

6.3 Play Skill Games in Your Weakest Skill Area 146

6.4 Play 18 Holes Every Weekend 148

6.5 Recycle: Repeat Your Performance Games 148

6.6 Let Us Know How You're Doing 149

Appendix A Technical Details, Measurements, and Game Explanations 153

Appendix B Improve What You've Got … or Make Changes First? 159

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Not what was expected

    This book was more like a how to use products Pelz sells. Very few of the games don't require a Pelz training aid.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Lessons from greatness

    Dave Pelz has found tools and drills to enable both professional and amateur alike to gain a better understand of the fundamentals of golf, the game we treasure. He has earned the respect of the greatest golfers on the planet and well earned it. I have come to appreciate his thorough knowledge of every aspect of the game and his ability to make it understandable to pro and beginner.

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