Houdini Shots: The Ultimate Short Game Survival Guide [NOOK Book]

Overview

Escape the most difficult short-game situations the same way Seve Ballesteros did

In this one-of-a-kind short-game primer, top golf instructor Martin Hall, host of GolfChannel's weekly TV show School of Golf, teaches you how to conquer challenging short-game shots as played by one of the all-time Houdinis of the short game, Seve Ballesteros. By the time you're done with these lessons, you'll have a fresh arsenal of short-game shots at your command, including running the ball ...

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Houdini Shots: The Ultimate Short Game Survival Guide

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Overview

Escape the most difficult short-game situations the same way Seve Ballesteros did

In this one-of-a-kind short-game primer, top golf instructor Martin Hall, host of GolfChannel's weekly TV show School of Golf, teaches you how to conquer challenging short-game shots as played by one of the all-time Houdinis of the short game, Seve Ballesteros. By the time you're done with these lessons, you'll have a fresh arsenal of short-game shots at your command, including running the ball through a bunker and 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.

Inside you'll find:

  • Easy-to-follow techniques for improving your short game, with more than fifty shots inspired by five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros
  • Valuable insights into the imagination and thought process of Ballesteros, one of golf's greatest shotmakers
  • Never-before-published photos of Ballesteros at the peak of his career, demonstrating many of the shots in the book
  • Careful analysis of each shot, based on Hall's thirty-plus years as a golf-teaching professional and hundreds of hours observing Ballesteros hit short-game shots
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118486573
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 767,711
  • File size: 69 MB
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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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