Secrets of the Short Gameby Phil Mickelson
From 50 yards and in, no golfer in history has demonstrated more talent, flair, creativity and precision, or generated more raw excitement, than Phil Mickelson. His ability with the sand wedge and putter are legendary not only among fans but his peers as well, and it is his skill with those clubs that is primarily responsible for his winning
From 50 yards and in, no golfer in history has demonstrated more talent, flair, creativity and precision, or generated more raw excitement, than Phil Mickelson. His ability with the sand wedge and putter are legendary not only among fans but his peers as well, and it is his skill with those clubs that is primarily responsible for his winning 34 tournaments on the PGA Tour, including three major championships. In his first-ever instruction book, Mickelson explains in detail how to master every phase of the short game.
Mickelson maintains that any golfer of average ability can become a deadly short-game player by approaching the subject with a blend of science (proper mechanics and setup) and art (imagination and feel). Mickelson does a fine job explaining both; combining the wisdom of his great teachers with his own fertile imagination, cultivated from 34 years of experimentation, trial and error.
No golfer can afford to miss out on Mickelson′s secrets and tips.
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Phil Mickelson followed an outstanding amateur career with a brilliant assault on the PGA Tour, compiling 36 PGA Tour victories by 2009 (second among active players), including three major championships: the Masters Tournament in 2004 and 2006 and the PGA Championship in 2005. He has played on seven U.S. Ryder Cup teams and seven U.S. Presidents Cup teams. Mickelson is in the prime of his career, and his short game is without peer in golf today.
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Phil sticks to the fundamentals of putting and chipping. i think he could have spent more time on putting fundamentals but i would give threes stars anyway. the chipping clinic was perfectly done and priceless. keep the hands moving , keep the hands moving ---a great mantra.
A concise, focused description of the short game. Insight on pitching, chipping, sand shot, shots from difficult lies and putting excellent. Phil presents his approach to all aspects of the short game and although some of his "secrets" appear to be counterintuitive they do seem to work. After reading this new book I took his approach to our short game facility and tried them out. The things that I thought to be counterintuitive worked quite nicely - specifically the wide open club face on buried lies greenside and in the bunker - seemed to run contrary to convential wisdom. For instance, a widely open clubface on the "fried egg" would seem to present the maximum amount of potential bounce available to the sand wedge and markedly inhibit the ability of the wedge to drive under the ball and extricate the ball from the bunker. Bottom line - an excellent book on all aspects of the short game.
It is a great book. Just like Phil is an awesome person. I only wished that he would have talked a little more about the long game. Ok so the book is called Endurance and it is about the short game. I am a beginning golfer and love to see Phil play since most of the time I have days like he does. But he is a pro and I am not:) In any case I still learned a lot.