The Art of the Short Game: Tour-Tested Secrets for Getting up and Downby Stan Utley, Matthew Rudy
Veteran golfers know that the secret to a lower score is a solid short game, but mastering those small strokes can be maddening?even for the pros. One/b>/i>
?The hottest instructor in golf? (Sports Illustrated) takes on old-school gurus with a far more accessible, intuitive, and innovative approach to those essential chip shots, pitches, and bunker rescues.
Veteran golfers know that the secret to a lower score is a solid short game, but mastering those small strokes can be maddening?even for the pros. One of golf?s most revered instructors, Stan Utley now reveals the step-by-step tactics behind his revolutionary short-game techniques in The Art of the Short Game.
After introducing readers to his groundbreaking philosophy that explains why most players don?t see all the shots available to them near the green, Utley moves on to shatter conventional wisdom about stance, grip, and ball position. From choosing the right clubs (including a checklist of must-haves that should always be in your bag) to spin reduction during chipping and fearless sand play, The Art of the Short Game demystifies the most aggravating shots on the links. Though Utley?s primer features a full set of drills, accompanied by more than seventy-five photos, his approach is far removed from the monotonous, mechanical instruction of yesteryear.
Giving a time-tested secret weapon to every golfer at every level, Utley?s short-game methods turn trouble shots into triumph.
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- 18 - 14 Years
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STAN UTLEY has been a professional golfer on the PGA Tour since 1989, and has earned over $1 million in prize money. He has set records for fewest putts per round, and for the past five years has worked with fellow pros including Peter Jacobsen, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Paul McGinley, and Darren Clarke on their short games
MATTHEW RUDY has been a golf reporter at Sports Illustrated since 1995. Rudy has covered major events such as the U.S. Open, the Masters, and the Ryder Cup, as well as numerous LPGA events.
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I have read this book and it almost instantly improved my short game. This used to be an area where I lost a lot of strokes... now I am in attack mode around the green and drastically lowered my average. Thomas Hack
Stan Utley provides and easy to apply, if slightly unconventional, approach to the short game. He recognizes that people approach the game with different swings and gives the opportunity to all players to adapt his approach and make their short game better. A must for the golfer's library.