Dave Stockton's Putt to Win: Secrets for Mastering the Other Game of Golf

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In Dave Stockton's Putt to Win, Stockton, one of the greatest putters of all time, shares the secrets he's learned throughout his career for mastering the "other" game of golf, the one played on the green. The leading money winner on the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 and 1994, Stockton explains the mechanics necessary for successful putting and the mental approach needed to accept your share of misses while holing at least your share of birdies. Beautifully illustrated to highlight various putting techniques and loaded...
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Overview

In Dave Stockton's Putt to Win, Stockton, one of the greatest putters of all time, shares the secrets he's learned throughout his career for mastering the "other" game of golf, the one played on the green. The leading money winner on the Senior PGA Tour in 1993 and 1994, Stockton explains the mechanics necessary for successful putting and the mental approach needed to accept your share of misses while holing at least your share of birdies. Beautifully illustrated to highlight various putting techniques and loaded with solid practice drills and short-game tips, Dave Stockton's Putt to Win helps you do just that. Stockton shows numerous ways to improve your putting and ultimately lower your score. Topics covered include how to develop a smooth, dependable, mistake-free stroke; how to stay focused throughout the stroke no matter how difficult the putt; how to read the green and judge the distance to the hole; how to make adjustments for the length, the speed, and the grain of the green; how to read the subtle features that can influence the roll of the ball; how to choose the proper putter; and much more. But most important, Dave Stockton is able to articulate and teach us how to develop feel - the crucial element that separates great putters from those who quake at the sight of a breaking four-footer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743245289
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 8/1/2002
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 348,511
  • Product dimensions: 0.36 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Ch. 1 The Power of Positive Thinking 21
Ch. 2 Reading Greens 35
Ch. 3 Grip, Stance, and Getting into the Address Position 55
Ch. 4 The Stroke (and a Bonus Section on Chipping) 85
Ch. 5 Choosing Your Weapon 117
Ch. 6 Practice and Practice Drills 129
Ch. 7 Questions and Answers About Putting 147
Afterword 153
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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Interesting, the importance of the mental approach to putting.

    I'm an avid golfer who doesn't practice putting enough. I find it interesting to see a mental approach, especially with what is happening to Tiger Woods. Dave Stockton has a proven method that worked well for him and many pros as well.

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