Golf Cures and Fixes: The Instant Improver for Every Single Golf Shot

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"Whether you're a novice or club regular, Steve has the answers to all your golf problems."
- Ernie Els

For the weekend golfer, the game can be an unfortunate succession of shots that do not fly far enough and consistently straight enough. Each swing is followed by frustration, anguish and the usually futile attempt to correct the problem... which only creates another problem.

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Overview

"Whether you're a novice or club regular, Steve has the answers to all your golf problems."
- Ernie Els

For the weekend golfer, the game can be an unfortunate succession of shots that do not fly far enough and consistently straight enough. Each swing is followed by frustration, anguish and the usually futile attempt to correct the problem... which only creates another problem.

Golf Cures and Fixes is like having a patient golf pro standing alongside who analyzes each swing and makes suggestions for any shortcoming. This creatively illustrated handbook uses a unique format and structure, and provides specific cures for specific golf shot errors and problems.

Mistakes golfers make are clearly seen in the way the ball reacts: short drives, slices, hooks, missed shots and more. Steve Newell identifies the cause of each errant shot -- foot position, grip or posture, for example -- then shows how to fix the problem. He also recommends drills that will help cure the problem for good.

Golf Cures and Fixes is organized in chapters that relate to each type of club:

  • Drivers
  • Short irons
  • Fairway metals
  • Wedges
  • Long irons
  • Sand irons
  • Mid irons
  • Putters.

Whether a golfer needs to overcome just one problem area of all of them, Golf Cures and Fixes is the ideal first-aid manual.

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Editorial Reviews

North Shore News (North Vancouver)
[Review of 8 1/4" x 9" edition:] If your passion is found out on the links then this helpful guide may make those rounds a lot more fun.... From topping the ball with your driver to lipping out your putts, there is a detailed cure, waiting here for you.... will be of help for almost every level of golfer.

— Terry Peters

Kingston This Week
[Review of 8 1/4" x 9" edition:] Whether a golfer needs to overcome just one problem area or all of them, Golf Cures and Fixes is a must have book for everyone who has ever set foot on a golf course.

— Rob Mooy

Kingston This Week - Rob Mooy
Whether a golfer needs to overcome just one problem area or all of them, Golf Cures and Fixes is a must have book for everyone who has ever set foot on a golf course.
North Shore News (North Vancouver) - Terry Peters
If your passion is found out on the links then this helpful guide may make those rounds a lot more fun.... From topping the ball with your driver to lipping out your putts, there is a detailed cure, waiting here for you.... will be of help for almost every level of golfer.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews
With each swing broken down into its component parts, the book helps you to quickly locate the critical areas of your game.
The New Hampshire Union Leader
Like having a patient golf pro standing alongside to analyze each swing and make suggestions for any shortcoming. This creatively illustrated handbook uses a unique format and structure, and provides specific cures for specific golf shot errors and problems.
The State (Columbia, SC) - Bob Gillespie
Talk about a title deserved an explanation point.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770851948
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Edition description: New Format
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 493,826
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Newell was the instruction editor of Golf World magazine. He has worked with many leading professionals and coaches, including Ernie Els and David Leadbetter.

Ernie Els (known as the "Big Easy"), a former World No. 1, is one of the world's top professional golfers.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Ernie Els

Introduction

Driver

  • the slice
  • push right
  • pull left
  • hooked tee shot
  • topped ball
  • skied drive
  • smart golf

Fairway metals

  • the "sclaff" shot
  • heeled ball
  • lack of power
  • smart golf

Long irons

  • poor carry
  • the push-slice
  • top-edge strikes
  • smart golf

Midirons

  • the fat shot
  • rough trouble
  • inconsistency
  • smart golf

Short irons

  • the shank
  • the pull shot
  • smart golf

Wedges

  • the duffed chip
  • poor distance control
  • loss of accuracy
  • lack of "touch"
  • smart golf

Sand wedges

  • no escape
  • thin or clean
  • inconsistency
  • sloping lies
  • smart golf

Putter

  • ball misses left
  • ball misses right
  • lip-outs
  • not enough speed
  • too much speed
  • miss on the "low"
    side
  • smart golf

Glossary
Index

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Preface

Introduction

Whether you are relatively new to the game, a club golfer of many years' standing, or even an accomplished amateur, this book is intended for you. It is written for anyone out there who wants to improve their golf game and shoot consistently lower scores. And that's all of us, right? I mean, the better we play, the more we enjoy our golf.

But in order to improve, we need to learn from our mistakes -- and I mean that literally. You already have the best coaching aid in the game. Your golf ball gives instant feedback on every single shot you hit -- good or bad. It never lies or flatters and, as every golf pro will tell you, honest criticism is the first step to improvement. You just need to know how to decipher the messages.

With that in mind, I wanted to show you how to assess every bad shot you make with each club in your bag -- driver, fairway metals, irons, wedges and putter. And I've tried to make it as easy and straightforward as possible for you. Simply find the section on a specific club, then look up the shot that is causing you the problem. There you'll find explanations on how and why a shot can go wrong, what you'll need to do to "fix" it, and "cures" -- practice drills if you prefer -- to help make those corrections long lasting.

We'd all like lower scores. I hope this book helps you find them. That's why I wrote it.

Steve Newell

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Introduction

Introduction

Whether you are relatively new to the game, a club golfer of many years' standing, or even an accomplished amateur, this book is intended for you. It is written for anyone out there who wants to improve their golf game and shoot consistently lower scores. And that's all of us, right? I mean, the better we play, the more we enjoy our golf.

But in order to improve, we need to learn from our mistakes -- and I mean that literally. You already have the best coaching aid in the game. Your golf ball gives instant feedback on every single shot you hit -- good or bad. It never lies or flatters and, as every golf pro will tell you, honest criticism is the first step to improvement. You just need to know how to decipher the messages.

With that in mind, I wanted to show you how to assess every bad shot you make with each club in your bag -- driver, fairway metals, irons, wedges and putter. And I've tried to make it as easy and straightforward as possible for you. Simply find the section on a specific club, then look up the shot that is causing you the problem. There you'll find explanations on how and why a shot can go wrong, what you'll need to do to "fix" it, and "cures" -- practice drills if you prefer -- to help make those corrections long lasting.

We'd all like lower scores. I hope this book helps you find them. That's why I wrote it.

Steve Newell

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