Secrets of the Short Game

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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 ...

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Overview

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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"I've seen all the great players over the last 50 years," writes golf instructor Butch Harmon, "and none has had more feel, creativity or imagination in the short game than Phil Mickelson." Those skills and that creativity are projected ever so amply in this accessible tutorial to sand wedge and putter play. Mickelson's first-ever instruction book displays the mastery of detail that has made 34-time tournament winner one of the most revered golfers in recent memory. A golfer's golfer offers up close and personal tips about the short game, for average golfers as well as PGA contenders.
Butch Harmon
“I’ve seen all the great players over the last 50 years, and none has had more feel, creativity or imagination in the short game than Phil Mickelson. He does a fantastic job conveying his secrets in this book.”
Gary McCord
“There’s always been a lot of ‘wow’ with Phil’s short game, but what continues to impress me is the soundness of his technique. Get ready for some excitement, because with this book your play on and around the greens is about to get a whole lot better.”
Ben Crenshaw
I’ve always been a great fan of Phil and his golf game, especially his play from 50 yards and in. His skills and creativity are simply unmatched. I know you will find this book helpful, both at sharpening your technique and improving your imagination
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061860928
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Pages: 209
  • Sales rank: 208,039
  • Product dimensions: 8.78 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    a must see for high handicap golfers

    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.

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

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    Learn from the Master

    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.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    Awesome

    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.

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