The Art of the Short Game: Tour-Tested Secrets for Getting up and Down

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'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...

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Overview

'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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What People Are Saying

Peter Jacobsen
Stan's help with my short game was the difference between playing some nice golf and winning again on the PGA Tour and winning majors on the Champions Tour. (Peter Jacobsen, seven-time PGA Tour winner, and winner of the 2004 Senior U.S. Open 2005 Senior Players Championship)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592402922
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/14/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 291,824
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents


Foreword   Peter Jacobsen     vii
Foreword   Rob Akins     xi
Introduction     xv
How to Save Your Score     1
The Basics     15
Finding the Right Equipment     31
The Art of Chipping     45
The Art of Pitching     61
The Art of Sand Play     77
Trouble Shots     93
Tour Tips and Techniques     109
Short-Game Drills     125
Short-Game Quick Reference Guide     141
Acknowledgments     153
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2007

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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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2009

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    Easy to Apply, Great Benefit

    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.

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