Golf Skills: The Player's Guide

Overview

Like a series of expensive lessons from a golf pro, Golf Skills is 128 pages of tips, advice, skills and examples on playing golf like a pro.

In Golf Skills, Hyder uses his many years of experience to present readers with logical and intelligent explanations and guidance to improving their game. From correct grip and teeing off to putting and posture, plus all of the tough plays encountered in a round of golf: splash shots, chipping, getting ...

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Overview

Like a series of expensive lessons from a golf pro, Golf Skills is 128 pages of tips, advice, skills and examples on playing golf like a pro.

In Golf Skills, Hyder uses his many years of experience to present readers with logical and intelligent explanations and guidance to improving their game. From correct grip and teeing off to putting and posture, plus all of the tough plays encountered in a round of golf: splash shots, chipping, getting out of the rough and more. Hyder addresses every aspect of the golf game.

Golf Skills is set out in an easy-to-use format:

  • Things to Look For and Remedy boxes create a practical, diagnostic format readers can use to solve problems with their game
  • fully illustrated with step-by-step diagrams and photographs throughout
  • clear explanations of terms and elements of the golf swing and game
  • lessons progress from basic - grip, posture - to advanced - bunker play, putting problems and more
  • useful tips from other PGA golf pros round out the lessons
  • includes a handy glossary of golf terms.
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Editorial Reviews

The Vancouver Province
A simple title and a simple approach to this often over-complicated game.
The Vancouver Province
A simple title and a simple approach to this often over-complicated game.
— April 23, 2000
Library Journal
Every duffer is looking for ways to achieve a lower score. The trouble is finding a useful source in the plethora of "how-to" titles on the market. Crosby has been helping young athletes for 30 years. His most notable student was Tiger Woods, whom he coached in high school from 1991 to 1994. With the assistance of author Dale, Crosby reveals the techniques that helped shape a champion. The strategy is based on five steps: practice, the short game, putting, course management, and statistics. Complete with recollections and anecdotes plus numerous photos and diagrams, the book is a good read for golfers of all ages. Hyder's Golf Skills is a full-color photographic presentation offering over 100 tips on improving a golfer's game. Complete with index and golfing terms, the publication is divided into two parts. Section 1 focuses on faults and remedies, examining slices, hooks, mishits, the short game, and putting. Section 2 features professional tips, emphasizing strokes off the tee, shots to the green, and an advanced short game. Hyder is the head professional at the East Sussex National Golf Club and a PGA tournament referee. While both volumes assume that the reader is looking for advice on how to rectify a problem, Hyder's work takes the more practical approach, providing easy-to-follow instructions and pictures that are worth the proverbial thousand words. Buy where demand warrants.--Larry R. Little, Penticton P.L., BC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552094075
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 932,186
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Hyder is a fully qualified PGA professional. He has almost 20 years of professional golfing experience, working with many renowned PGA golfers, including Nick Faldo, Paul Lawrie, Per-Ulrik Johannson and Peter Mitchell. As Head Professional at the East Sussex National Golf Club, Roger helped set up the Golf Academy. He later become the Director of Golf at Hills Golf Club in Kent, England, where the course was designed by international champion golfer, Nick Faldo. Roger also worked with David Leadbetter at his Golf Academy. He is a PGA qualified tournament referee, and lives in England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Golfing Terms 7
Section 1 Faults, Diagnoses, and Remedies 8
Chapter 1 Pulls and Slices 10
Chapter 2 Pushes and Hooks 28
Chapter 3 Mis-Hits 42
Chapter 4 Short Game and Putting Problems 66
Section 2 Professional Tips 84
Chapter 5 Off the Tee 86
Chapter 6 Shots to the Green 100
Chapter 7 Short Game 114
Index 128
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  • Posted December 12, 2009

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    Emphasis on trouble shooting your mistakes

    The information in this book is excellent though the presentation is a little strange. The same information is repeated in several chapters of the book because it identifies a problem such as "you slice the ball", and it tells you how to correct it, but the same information will be given in another chapter regarding proper set-up and swing. The good side of this is that you can go directly to your area of interest and ignore the rest. But if you want to follow a thorough approach to your game this book can be a little confusing. For a comprehensive approach to the basic game, I liked "Golf Annika's Way" and "Ben Hogan's Five Lessons"

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