Houdini Shots: The Ultimate Short Game Survival Guide

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One of Golf Digest's 10 Best Teachers in America (No. 7) helps you master the most difficult short-game shots in golf, just the way Seve Ballesteros did

Here's one golf book you should definitely own if you want to improve your game and lower your scores. Top golf instructor Martin Hall, host of Golf Channel's weekly TV show, School of Golf, teaches you how to conquer challenging short-game shots as played by one of the all-time masters of the short game, Seve Ballesteros. By ...

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Overview

One of Golf Digest's 10 Best Teachers in America (No. 7) helps you master the most difficult short-game shots in golf, just the way Seve Ballesteros did

Here's one golf book you should definitely own if you want to improve your game and lower your scores. Top golf instructor Martin Hall, host of Golf Channel's weekly TV show, School of Golf, teaches you how to conquer challenging short-game shots as played by one of the all-time masters of the short game, Seve Ballesteros. By the time you're done with this book you'll have a fresh arsenal of short-game shots to choose from, whether it be running the ball through a bunker or hooking it around a tree, or hitting a super-high, super-soft flop shot that lands on the green like a butterfly with sore feet. You'll uncover the secrets that made Ballesteros the most dominant and respected short-game player of his era—and put them to work to boost your own game.

  • Presents easy-to-follow techniques for improving your short game, with more than fifty shots inspired by five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros
  • Offers valuable insights into the imagination and thought process of Ballesteros, one of golf's greatest innovators, as well as tips for the average golfer on how to escape the most difficult short-game situations
  • Written by Martin Hall, one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and the 2008 PGA Teacher of the Year
  • Draws on Hall's hours of experience watching Ballesteros hit balls and create shots up close while playing on the European PGA Tour
  • Includes never-before published photos of Ballesteros at the peak of his career, hitting many of the shots in the book
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118308370
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/18/2013
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 689,589
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MARTIN HALL, a former member of the European PGA Tour, is one of Golf Digest's 50 Best Teachers in America, currently #7. He has also appeared on Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers list since its inception in 1996. The host of GolfChannel's weekly instructional show School of Golf, Martin has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the 2008 PGA National Teacher of the Year Award. He is the Director of Instruction for Ibis Golf & Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.

DAVE ALLEN has spent more than a dozen years as an instruction writer/editor for Golf Magazine, Golf for Women magazine, and GolfChannel.com. He has cowritten several golf books, including Play Golf the Pebble Beach Way and Golf Annika's Way.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jack Nicklaus ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1

1 Martin’s 7 Maxims of the Short Game 9

2 How to Cash in Your Chips 27

3 Pitching from 50 Yards and In 47

4 Great Sand Escapes 73

5 Long, Short, and Breaking Putts 101

6 Various Other Houdini-Like Escapes 121

7 Short-Game Skills and Practice Drills 145

Afterword 167

Index 171

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