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An inside look at the creation of the new breed of superstar golfers
Golf keeps looking for the next phenom who will take over the game the way Tiger Woods did in the mid-nineties. But in all likelihood this young golfer will not be discovered but created in a gated three-hundred-acre complex in Florida called the David Leadbetter Golf Academy. Here exists a fierce training ground, where ultra-high-tech cameras provide cutting-edge swing analysis and young players spend almost every waking hour on the driving range.
In Driven, award-winning journalist Kevin Cook shows how the game has evolved from a sport of paunchy men to one populated with muscular youngsters blasting tape-measure drives. A vivid snapshot of a rapidly changing game, Driven is a riveting look at the making of golf 's next generation.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
The former editor-in-chief of Golf Magazine, Kevin Cook has written for Sports Illustrated, GQ, Playboy, Details, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Portfolio, and many other magazines, and has often served as a talking head on ESPN and CNN. His first book, Tommy’s Honor, won the USGA’s Herbert Warren Wind Book Award as the Best Golf Book of 2007, made Sports Illustrated’s 2007 Books of the Year list, and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in the UK.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Brave New Game ix
1 Talent: The First Ingredient 1
2 Grit: Blood, Sweat and Tears - and Blisters 33
3 Teaching: The Science of Swinging a Stick 62
4 Support: Nobody Makes It Alone 100
5 Graduation: At First, You Don't Succeed 133
6 Breakthrough: The Last Giant Step 170
Epilogues: To Be Continued 199