Guide to the Golf Revolution: How Technology is Driving the Game: How Technology is Driving the Game

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You've lifted weights to improve your strength. You've taken ballet classes to improve your grace. You've enrolled in putting clinics and driving seminars. You've even gone on golfing vacations. (How you suffer!) You've done everything you can think of to improve yourself in pursuit of a better golf game; why not see how technology can help? In these pages, noted golf author (and darn good golfer himself) Andy Brumer provides fascinating insight into how technology is changing the game of golf and how you can ...

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Overview

You've lifted weights to improve your strength. You've taken ballet classes to improve your grace. You've enrolled in putting clinics and driving seminars. You've even gone on golfing vacations. (How you suffer!) You've done everything you can think of to improve yourself in pursuit of a better golf game; why not see how technology can help? In these pages, noted golf author (and darn good golfer himself) Andy Brumer provides fascinating insight into how technology is changing the game of golf and how you can improve your game because of it. You'll find a four-color, highly illustrated assessment of the latest technology being employed in clubs, balls, and every other golf-related item you can think of as well as an examination of how that technology is affecting the game. Peppered throughout are interviews with golf-world greats like Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Phil Mickelson, Barney Adams (inventor of the Tight Lies fairway woods), Justin Leonard, Amy Alcott, a top ladies professional, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735714069
  • Publisher: TechTV
  • Publication date: 12/24/2003
  • Series: TechTV Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.08 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Andy Brumer has written for virtually all of golf's major magazines, including Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golf Illustrated, Sports Illustrated Golf Plus, Travel and Leisure Golf, Links Magazine, Golfweek, The Golfer, Golf for Women, Golf Tips, and others. His golf writing has also appeared in other magazines and newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Westways Magazine, Sport Magazine, Luxury Living Magazine, Stratos Magazine, and others. He has been editor of Golf Tips and Petersen's Golfing.

Andy also writes extensively on fine art and literature and publishes book reviews in The New York Times Book Review and other publications. He is the author of Turtle, a national award-winning book of poetry.

Andy currently holds a four handicap. He played Division One golf at Rutgers University before transferring to the University of Wisconsin, where he earned his B.A. degree in English Literature. He also holds an M.A. in Creative Arts from San Francisco State University.

He lives in Alhambra, California, near Los Angeles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Golf and Technology: Making a Fickle Game More Friendly.

Back to Golf's Future.

A Quick Look into Hi-Tech's New Bag.

Teching Your Way Around the Golf Course.

(High-Tech) Practice Makes (for Virtual) Perfect(ion).

From the Preppy to Techy Look.

Golf's Essential Paradox.

SECTION 1: THE GOLF GEAR.

The Driver: COR Hits It Far.

Fairway Woods: About Face.

Irons: The Weighting Game.

Utility Clubs: Rough Riders.

Wedges: Great Escapes.

Shafts: Start Your Engines.

Putters: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling.

Grips: Hold On.

Women's Clubs: Ms. Hits.

Junior Clubs: Spring Swings.

Senior Clubs: Autumn Rhythms.

Clubfitting: Fit for a Swing.

Club Repair.

Technology and the Tours: Prospectives.

The Golf Ball: Multiple Personalities.

The Club/Ball Fitting Matrix: We've Made Contact!

Golf Shoes: From the Ground Up.

Bags: The Fifteenth Club.

Gloves: A Helping Hand.

Tour Cabrettas. Synthetic and Cabretta Hybrids.

Golf Gadgets: For Golfers Who Thought They Had Everything.

SECTION 2: THE GOLF COURSE: PERFECTING PARADISE.

Today's Golf Course-The Playing Ground Redefined: How Contemporary Equipment Has Changed the Shape of Golf Courses Old and New.

The Contemporary Golf Course Architect: Artist, Programmer, and Engineer.

Golf Course Agronomy: Leaves of (Genetically Engineered) Grass.

Golf Course Construction: Michelangelo Under Par.

The Golf Course Superintendent: A Short Course in Course Care.

The Golf Car: GPS, Beam Me Down.

SECTION 3: THE GOLFER.

Swing Training Aids.

Digital Video Swing Training Systems: Candid Cameras. Full-Swing Training Aids: Perfect Practice. Short Game Training Aids: Bogey Busters.

The Healthy Golfer: Physical Fitness on the Links.

Fun in the Sun: Sunglasses and Sun Protection.

Golf Apparel: Clothes Maketh the Golfer.

The Golf Shirt: A Classic Redefined. Outerwear and Rainwear: Neither Rain, Wind, nor Snow…

The Mental Game: A Psychological Tool Shed.

RESOURCE APPENDIX.

Section 1: The Golf Gear.

Golf Clubs. Golf Balls. Golf Shoes. Golf Bags. Golf Gloves. Golf Gadgets.

Section 2: The Golf Course.

Golf Courses. Golf Course Design and Maintenance. Golf Cars.

Section 3: The Golfer.

Golf Training. Golf Apparel. Sunglasses. Sun Lotions. Fitness Training. The Mental Game.

Other Resources.

Index.

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