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The Six-Spoke Approach to Golf
     

The Six-Spoke Approach to Golf

by Tom Patri, Julie L. Moran, Julie Moran
 

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The Six-Spoke Approach to Golf reveals what the world's top golf professionals know: To play your best you need to focus not just on technique but on all six aspects of playing well. If your body, mind, game analysis, practice regimen, equipment, and technique are not in balance and working with you, they're actually working against you. This is the first golf book to

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The Six-Spoke Approach to Golf reveals what the world's top golf professionals know: To play your best you need to focus not just on technique but on all six aspects of playing well. If your body, mind, game analysis, practice regimen, equipment, and technique are not in balance and working with you, they're actually working against you. This is the first golf book to provide: Three professionally designed, graduated golf fitness programs, Details on computer-assisted and other cutting-edge analyses, Direction in choosing the right equipment and having it fitted, Advice on quieting your mind on the course, A simple, sensible short-game technique, A how-to guide for developing a sound, repeatable swing, Resources for locating the best practice aids, Beautifully illustrated drills and exercises.

Golfers who follow the Six-Spoke Approach significantly improve their scores, have greater strength and flexibility, gain more confidence in their game, and demonstrate an increase in their overall satisfaction and enjoyment of golf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592285419
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.64(d)

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Excerpt from Chapter One:
The next time you watch your favorite tour players on television, take a close look. See how they make aggressive, athletic swings and stay in balance or how they turn their shoulders so far and hit the ball great distances? Believe me, those people work out for hours a day, every day. When prize monies in professional golf tournaments increased dramatically, the sport began attracting world-class athletes in greater numbers.
The allure and prestige--and the resulting attention to physical fitness and training--have changed the game forever, for amateurs and professionals. Proper physical training for golf has finally gained serious attention. Unlike their predecessors, today's competitors have personal trainers and a fitness van while they're on tour.
Most people view golf as a benign, even docile, activity--a hobby, not a sport. Thing again: the golf swing generates up to four horsepower and reaches a speed of over ninety--and sometimes more than a hundred--miles an hour. Golfers must have strength, speed, and an adequate range of motion to create that kind of kinetic energy, not to mention the stamina to play for an average of four hours and to walk the equivalent of four to six miles, often on hilly terrain.
Golf is an athletic event--a true sport.

Meet the Author

Tom Patri has been a leading voice in golf instruction for more than 30 years, and has taught at every level of the game, coaching more than 100 PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and PGA Club Professionals, as well as hundreds of top juniors, collegiate players, and competitive amateurs.

Since 2000, he has been listed among Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers in America. Tom was recently added to Golf Magazine's Alumni list of Top 100 Teachers in America. Tom was named one of the Top 25 Instructors in New York State in 1999 and 2000 by Golf Digest. In 1998 Tom was named Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year, and in 2006 the South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year. He was twice named Southwest Florida PGA Teacher of the Year in 2003 and 2006. In 1990, he became Director of Instruction at the prestigious Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, where he worked for 11 years at the home of the famed PGA Tour stop, the Westchester Classic.

Tom is the Owner and Founder of TP Golf School based at The Golf Lodge at The Quarry in Naples, Florida where he resides with his wife, Denise, and his son, Palmer Jackson.

During the summer season Tom teaches at Friar's Head on eastern Long Island.

Tom has made numerous media appearances, including on The Golf Channel, NBC-TV, and Madison Square Garden Network, and his articles have appeared in such noted publications as Sports Illustrated, Golf Magazine, Golf Digest, Executive Golfer, Golf for Women, Golf Illustrated, Senior Golfer, Petersen's Golfing and The Met Golfer. He has also been a golf columnist for The Naples News since 2007.

Tom can be reached at www.tompatri.com.

Julie L. Moran is free-lance writer with more than 25 years' experience, having published numerous books and articles. Her first book, Golf Vacations Even Non-Golfers Will Enjoy: The Southeastern United States was published in 1996. She has also written five books for a Canadian business publisher and her articles have appeared in dozens of publications that include American Baby, Woman's World, Woman's Day, Natural Living Today, Military Lifestyle, Kiwanis, Mature Living, The Fordham Law Review, and online on Yahoo! and golflink.com.

Julie received a Master's of Professional Writing degree from the University of Southern California and is also an attorney who earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review and an editor of the Fordham International Law Journal.

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