Just Hit It: Our Equipment and Our Game by Frank Thomas
Frank Thomas, the world�s leading expert on golf equipment, will publish a book entitled, Just Hit It, a ground-breaking book that shares Thomas' expert opinions on equipment, the effect of marketing on the game and returning golf to its core values.
Practical, philosophical, and historical all at once, Just Hit It is a unique contribution to the literature of golf. In Just Hit It, Thomas separates the blather of advertising claims from the nuggets of truth in clear, concise language.
He explains how golf equipment works, describing which features matter and which ones don�t, providing the most thoughtful overview of the subject ever written. He debunks common misperceptions and demonstrates that what�s newest and latest may not be any better than what you already own.
In addition to equipment, Just Hit It also examines the marketing culture that threatens to separate the game from its core values. Thomas understands the golfer�s desire to find the magic club that will change his game and wipe away his flaws, but he also recognizes the way this belief in magic can be exploited by others for profit.
Further, he explores how this selling climate eats away at the fundamental reasons we play the game, whether we realize it or not: the desire to test ourselves against an objective standard while overcoming the obstacles set in our path. He describes how the rules of the game can best serve our purpose, and proposes steps that can be taken by golfers, course designers, developers, and governing bodies to reconnect the game with what it ought to be.
And few people in the game of golf today are better qualified than Thomas to speak on these subjects. Not only did he invent the graphite shaft more than 40 years ago - a piece of technology found in the bag of nearly every golfer today - as Technical Director of the United States Golf Association, he issued thousands upon thousands of rulings on equipment, literally writing the rules that govern the implements of the game.