The Stack and Tilt Swing: The Definitive Guide to the Swing That Is Remaking Golf

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An in-depth, full-color, step-by-step guide to the new golf swing that has taken the PGA Tour by storm

The traditional golf swing requires a level of coordination that few golfers have. So it's no surprise that, despite huge advances in club and ball technology, the average golf handicap in America has dropped by only one stroke since 1990. Maverick golf instructors Michael Bennett and Andy Plummer spent a decade researching the swing, eventually combining physiology and physics...

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Overview

An in-depth, full-color, step-by-step guide to the new golf swing that has taken the PGA Tour by storm

The traditional golf swing requires a level of coordination that few golfers have. So it's no surprise that, despite huge advances in club and ball technology, the average golf handicap in America has dropped by only one stroke since 1990. Maverick golf instructors Michael Bennett and Andy Plummer spent a decade researching the swing, eventually combining physiology and physics to create a method they dubbed the "Stack and Tilt." The result? Big-name pros like Mike Weir, Tommy Armour III, and Aaron Baddeley are already converts, and Bennett and Plummer are now two of the most soughtafter swing coaches in the game.

Making these breakthroughs available to everyone, The Stack and Tilt Swing is a handsome, fully illustrated, complete course, packed with more than two hundred full-color photographs that make it easy for golfers at all levels to adopt this radical yet simple approach. Analyzing why the traditional swing won't work for most golfers, the authors explain the importance of keeping the upper body stacked over the lower body, while the spine tilts toward the target during the backswing, greatly reducing the inconsistencies created by the old-fashioned approach. Enhanced with practice routines, a troubleshooting list, test cases, and point-by-point assistance, this is the breakthrough guide to golf's hot new secret weapon.

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  • Michael Bennett & Andy Plummer
    Michael Bennett & Andy Plummer  

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592404476
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 230,308
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL BENNETT and ANDY PLUMMER have forty years of combined experience in golf instruction, and teach their "stack and tilt" swing to over twenty Tour players.

Peter Morice is a senior instruction editor at Golf Digest, and wrote the magazine's two cover stories on the Stack and Tilt Swing.

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  • Posted November 8, 2009

    One of the Few Must Have Golf Books

    Whether or not you think Stack and Tilt is for you - if you are a golfer you must have this book in your library. The book is purposely written in a simple to understand way and the illustrations alone are worth the price of the book. Andy and Mike have laid out, step by step, how golfers can learn to control where they strike the ground (ball first), how to control the curve on the ball and how to hit the ball far enough to play great golf. These are the most important things any golfer can understand. The principles of Stack and Tilt are based in the laws of Geometry and Physics and many of the commonalities of the game's greatest players. These are explained well and, as readers, we are shown how TO do it and how NOT TO do it. There are also plenty of drills included and a section on how to fix many common problems. Get the book, digest it, and understand the principles. You will be a better player for it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 6, 2009

    The Golf Bible

    Bought the DVD's and have improved my game immediately. The book goes more in depth by including players commenting about how certain Stack and Tilt motions feel to them. This is the Golf Bible because Plummer and Bennett explain why the ball curves the way it does. There is a totally new way to draw the ball. Open your club face and don't turn it over but keep the weight moving left. No more rolling the club face over!
    It seems to be a swing that fits anyone because they allow for individuality on aspects like grip and stance. It makes a ton of sense because they have many pictures of player from the past and present demonstrating key components of effective ballstriking.
    I was surprised by a few things that were left out, flying wedge and using terminology of P1,P2 etc that were so prominent in the DVDs. Probably just an error by the publisher. Overall though it is BY FAR the best golf instruction book ever! The book breaks down the golf swing very well and is easy to understand. This book blows the competition away.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2009

    Great Book! The new standard to hitting the golf ball

    This is a must read for anyone looking to play better golf. Mr. Bennett and Mr. Plummer are well ahead of the curve with their research on how to hit the ball the straightest and the farthest.

    I recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their swing and to any golf instructor who learned the "fundamentals" over 10 years ago. If you teach golf, play golf or know someone who does, this is a must buy.

    Congratulations to the authors for years of hard work and to the people teaching the right stuff for once.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2009

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    Most Beneficial Golf Book since "Five Lessons"? Perhaps!

    I've played to a low single digit handicap for years, and though I enjoyed the process of working on my own swing, I'd go through lengthy periods of time when I was searching for the key to my swing. Invariably, I'd find something, play well for a few rounds, and then enter another lull.

    This year I decided to work with a Stack and Tilt instructor. Like many, I misunderstood a lot of the principles and had a lot of misconceptions about the swing, but with 20 or so PGA Tour players taking to it, I reconsidered. I'm glad I did - this year has been one of the most productive in my golf career. Not only do I know how to swing, I know how to fix it when things go awry.

    Stack and Tilt is a fairly simple method of playing good golf, but nobody can do it alone. If you can't find an instructor nearby, this book does a great job as a stand-in (and if you can find an instructor, this book is a great reminder between lessons). The book's photos wonderfully illustrate the concepts and the instructions are simple, clear, and concise. Not only are the positions and ideas explained thoroughly, but PGA Tour pros contribute their "feelings" and "sensations" to help players who are helping themselves.

    The book is more than a "here is how to swing the club" guide as well. The last third of the book is invaluable to golfers as it contains drills, common faults and their fixes, and much more. This book does more to actually help the golfer in 240 or so pages than most golf instructional books do in 400. It's not much of a stretch to call this potentially the most beneficial golf instruction book since Hogan's "Five Lessons."

    Even if you're not a fan of the Stack and Tilt swing, I encourage you to pick up this book. Read the first chapter - I think you may change your mind. Implement some of the principles of the swing and, when you start beating your buddies, the book will pay for itself in no time. :-)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2009

    Very Interesting...

    I have had the privilege of knowing Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer for a long time. They truly are the best golf instructors in the world, and everyone who knows them has been anxiously awaiting a GREAT book! However, it is disappointing that the actual writer did not do a better job explaining what Stack and Tilt truly is. I suppose having some sort of Stack and Tilt book is better than not having one at all.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Every golfer will want this book in their library

    Received my copy by mail prior to 12th and took off work to go through it. I am not a professional golfer but your 3 day a week,serious player. I own practically everything ever written about golf. I had to have it. I've heard the collusion against it from a couple of the announcers on golf channel etc. and knew it was something everyone needed to read and know about-one way or the other. I am glad I purchased this. This book is outstanding. The best golf instruction book I have ever read. I now understand the fear of the establishment. I am purchasing more of the books to give to friends as everyone needs to see the real story and what it is that has the mainline so scared. What great lessons here.I congratulate this effort. Going to order the dvd's now. The best book written in regard to golf swing techniques. Every golf library will want it. Congratulations to this team on the accomplishment. After reading this for 2 days carefully-I have now switched sides. I cant say enough here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2009

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    This Book WILL Help Your Game!

    I have been a consistent 100++ golfer all my life. Until I was introduced to the Stack & Tilt golf swing earlier this year, I really had no idea HOW to swing a golf club to achieve positive results such as distance, control, accuracy, etc. The Stack & Tilt book, along with the dvd's, will improve your game immensely. Please see the review by Nick Clearwater. He is a S&T instructor and knows what he is talking about. Because my swing has been so bad, it will take me a while to master the S&T swing method. But, based on my early attempts, it is THE SWING for me. I am confident that it will be the swing for your too. Buy the book and found out why this swing method is revolutionizing golf, both on the PGA Tour and at your home golf course!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Couldn't wait for Christmas! Had to get it now!

    My husband is the golfer and when he saw this book he had to have it. He said the author, Michael Bennett, usually had expensive videos to coach golf. I tried to hint it might be a good gift from Santa in a couple months, but he said its what he needed for his swing right now. We got the book and he read it within 2 days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2010

    Lots of information

    Just great book with lots of illustration.
    Definitely worth the money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2010

    I Hope This Book Helps!!!!!

    My husband purchased this book a few weeks ago. He says it is a GREAT book and has recommended it to all of his fellow golfers. The problem it has NOT helped his golf game. I was quite proud that he read the book in a few days he went out and played (lousy again) then he read it again. Well being Barnes & Noble regulars we went over to the bookstore for a cup of coffee and to read some books what book did he choose to read in the store? The same book he has been reading and re-reading at home. "The Stack and Tilt Swing". I guess he likes the book very much because this is the only book he has been reading. We need a vacation in hopes that he will be able to relax and enjoy what he learned from the book.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    The BEST golf book on the market

    Very informative while easy to understand! By far the best golf book in the market and will be around to stand the test of time!! Get this book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2010

    Fundamentals of the golf swing are excellently presented by Stack and Tilt.

    Well written; one frequently sees elements of this approach as stand-alone instruction in various magazines. Areas of the book for further editing are the details of - downswing sequence, particularly the movements of the legs and hips, and - control of tempo.

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