My Golden Lessons: 100-Plus Ways to Improve Your Shots, Lower Your Scores and Enjoy Golf Much, Much More

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He made his first cut in a professional major championship in the 1958 U.S. Open, at age eighteen. Forty years later, he had his most recent top-10 finish in a major at the Masters. In between, he won eighteen professional majors, a hundred tournaments worldwide, and provided countless thrills along the road to being named "Golfer of the Century" by his peers and by publications from America to Antarctica.
In his unprecedented run at the top of the game, Jack Nicklaus has seen ...

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Overview

He made his first cut in a professional major championship in the 1958 U.S. Open, at age eighteen. Forty years later, he had his most recent top-10 finish in a major at the Masters. In between, he won eighteen professional majors, a hundred tournaments worldwide, and provided countless thrills along the road to being named "Golfer of the Century" by his peers and by publications from America to Antarctica.
In his unprecedented run at the top of the game, Jack Nicklaus has seen the importance of constant learning and constant refinement. Your game at age sixty cannot be the same as your game at age twenty; where you were once able to overpower the golf course, with time and wisdom you discover new ways to approach the challenges of the game that depend less on physical ability and more on mental agility. Along the way, you learn which fundamentals will always put you in good stead, and you see what advice has stood the test of time.
In My Golden Lessons, the greatest golfer of them all takes the best from his many years of playing, practicing, and studying the game, and distills it into over 120 pieces of priceless instruction. Drawn from his immensely popular columns in Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, the topics cover the full spectrum of the game, from choosing the right equipment, on through the fundamentals of stance, grip, and setup, to the pursuit of power and the subtleties of the short game and putting. These techniques helped Nicklaus set the marks that future generations will strive to match, but it was his mastery of the mental side of golf that truly set him apart from his peers and his predecessors — and he shares his advice on the mind game as well. In addition, the book presents a beautifully drawn sequence of the Nicklaus swing at its peak, alongside advice tailored to the needs of the better players who want to be better still.
My Golden Lessons is a book that took a lifetime to prepare, but one that will improve your game from the first few minutes it spends in your hands. These are the techniques that made Jack Nicklaus the golfer he is, and his clear, bite-sized pointers will show you the path to hitting better shots, shooting lower scores, and enjoying the game more every time you play.

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Golf's "Golden Bear," Jack Nicklaus, shows the average duffer how to improve his or her game. Topics covered include putting, the basic swing, the proper grip for every situation, and the power game. There's no better golf coach than Nicklaus, one of the legends of the game.
Publishers Weekly
With the precision and clarity of the classic Nicklaus swing, each of these golf lessons, the Golden Bear's "best of my own best" in game-improving tips, is presented in a concise, stand-alone format targeting the amateur player more than the beginning student. Pulled from Nicklaus's how-to columns published in Golf Digest and Golf Magazine from 1988-2001, the book covers every aspect of the game from tee to green: equipment, swing mechanics, faults and fixes, short game and special shots, putting and "the mind game." The tips range from personal details ("I use my buttons on my golf shirt to help me sharpen my mental image and physical sensing of the proper shoulder alignment for the shot I want to hit") to textbook strategies, including Nicklaus's take on choosing the right chip shot and the importance of "possessing a repertoire of recovery shots," something this winner of 18 professional major championships says he only realized as an "older and matured" golfer. Nicklaus's 11th collaboration with Bowden, this guide offers consistently insightful and straightforward advice in a tone unmarred by swagger or ego. Of particular note are the full-color illustrations, including detailed sequences depicting the Nicklaus swing, by former golf pro and contributor to many of Nicklaus' books McQueen. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
In the world of golf, the name Jack Nicklaus speaks for itself. While the world follows Tiger Woods, Tiger is chasing Jack's records, most notably his 20 major championships. Nicklaus and Bowden have teamed to produce a number of golf books, with Golf My Way perhaps the most noteworthy. Their latest had its genesis in a series of tips that ran in Golf magazine between 1988 and 2001. When the tips were first written, they followed no particular order. In this collection, they are grouped into themes like fundamentals, power, and putting. What makes these tips interesting is that they are written by an accomplished and still competitive aging golfer. This is in contrast to, say, the tips of the latest winner of a major tournament. While there is a place for both, golf is a lifetime sport, and there is a dearth of meaningful material available for the golfer of a certain age. Almost every tip is accompanied by a detailed illustration that drives the point home. A good purchase for public libraries, particularly ones with large sport collections.-Steven Silkunas, North Wales, PA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780743241076
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 999,816
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Nicklaus was born in 1940 in Columbus, Ohio, and maintains a home there and in Florida. Widely regarded as the greatest golfer of all time, he has achieved a record twenty major championship victories, consisting of two U.S. Amateurs, six Masters (also a record), four U.S. Opens, three British Opens, and five PGA Championships. The winner of more than 100 professional tournaments around the world, Nicklaus was named Golfer of the Century in 1988.

Ken Bowden was the editorial director of both Europe's and America's premier golf magazines, and has collaborated with Nicklaus on eleven books. Since first watching Nicklaus compete in 1959, Bowden has witnessed a great many of Jack's achievements first-hand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2002

    Best intermeddiate golf book I've read...

    This book is intended for the Intermmediate golfer. Since I've read and consistently re-read this book, I acknowledge and resolve problems a lot quicker. I'm also not guessing at solutions nor paying some golf "Pro" $60 an hour to help me. Before reading this book I was rarely hitting our 130 yard target drum at my practice range. Now I'm hitting it 3 or 4 times a practice !!! I was rarely hitting mid-irons on the green. Now I'm hitting the green with mid-irons about 1/3 of the time !!! Can't wait to buy the Tiger Woods intermediate instructional book !!!

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