Swing Easy, Hit Hard

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In Swing Easy, Hit Hard pro golfer Julius Boros reveals how any golfer can achieve a smoother swing and shoot lower scores. The secret is in the title: most golfers swing hard, ruining the smooth motions that make a great golf shot. Boros shows how to swing easy, but still hit hard and long. With over one hundred detailed, easy-to-follow illustrations, you're sure to learn all the winning elements of a sound grip, proper stance, smooth backswing and the power-producing forward swing. Julius Boros was a two-time ...
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Overview

In Swing Easy, Hit Hard pro golfer Julius Boros reveals how any golfer can achieve a smoother swing and shoot lower scores. The secret is in the title: most golfers swing hard, ruining the smooth motions that make a great golf shot. Boros shows how to swing easy, but still hit hard and long. With over one hundred detailed, easy-to-follow illustrations, you're sure to learn all the winning elements of a sound grip, proper stance, smooth backswing and the power-producing forward swing. Julius Boros was a two-time U.S. Open champion and winner of many other tournaments, including the 1979 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf--the precursor to the Senior Tour. He died in 1994.

Here is basic guidance that will help you shape your game for better scores whether you're a low-handicap golfer or a bewildered beginner.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558214163
  • Publisher: Burford Books
  • Publication date: 8/15/1995
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 13
Part I. Why the Mechanics of the Golf Swing Are Important
Chapter 1. The Secret of Better Golf 17
Chapter 2. On Meeting the Ball 18
Impact with the Irons 20
Impact with the Woods 22
Sidespins 23
Wind and Spin 26
Chapter 3. Stance: Your Strong Foundation 27
Square Stance 28
Open Stance 29
Closed Stance 30
Adjusting Your Stance 35
Chapter 4. Arc and Plane: Vital Concepts to Your Game 38
Determining the Low Point of the Are 39
Plane 41
Inside-out Plane 42
Outside-in Plane 43
Square Plane 44
Part II. Producing the Swing
Chapter 5. Hands and the Grip 49
Left-hand Grip 50
Right-hand Grip 53
Hands 58
The Waggle 66
Forward Press 68
Chapter 6. The Dependable Backswing 70
Straight Left Arm 80
Chapter 7. The Power-Producing Forward Swing 86
Chain Action 87
The Explosive Blast-off 91
Swing Easy, Hit Hard 95
Chapter 8. How the Weight Shifts 99
Lateral Movement 99
Hitting High or Low 102
Timing 107
Part III. Now Let's Hit Some Shots
Chapter 9. Think and Save Strokes 111
Playing the Course 111
Trouble Shots 112
Chapter 10. Everyday Shots 114
Driving 114
Fairway Woods 116
Long Irons 117
Medium Irons 119
Short Irons 120
Pitching and Chipping 121
Putting 124
Chapter 11. Unusual Shots and Problems 127
Sand Shots 127
Buried Trap Shots 133
Long Trap Shots 134
The Sand Wedge 136
Sidehill Lie 137
Uphill Lie 138
Downhill Lie 140
Ball Above Your Feet 142
Ball Below Your Feet 144
Shanking 146
Slicing and Hooking 148
Hook 149
Slice 151
Chapter 12. Selecting and Purchasing Clubs 153
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