Are you constantly searching for that ever-elusive consistent game of golf?
You may know how to hit the shots, but do you know how to play the game of golf?
Do you play a round of golf, feeling that you have played pretty well and find that you are continually frustrated that your score has not decreased as you would have hoped?
Learning the art of scoring on the golf course is part of the natural progression of learning the game of golf. To this point you have learned "how" and now you have to take accountability for the more important question "how many?".
The book includes methods to increase consistency through practice techniques and on course strategies. It gives you the questions you need to ask yourself to make the right decisions on the course. It teaches you how to make your practice time productive and shows you more advanced shot making options that are available to you now as you are a more experienced player. Once you learn each particular skill: putting, chipping, pitching, sand and full swing, you will then need to learn to make them work under the pressure on the course when each shot counts.
Apply the techniques you will learn over time and you will see your scores and your handicap drop. Learn what the lower handicapped players are doing and thinking. Learn to choose the highest percentage shot in different situations, along with a short game progression to help you to decide whether to putt, chip or pitch.
Most golf instructionals - especially those for women - deal with the absolute beginner. This program is unique in that it helps golfers with the next stage of their game, thereby enhancing their enjoyment on the course.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.46(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.51(d)|
About the Author
Kellie Stenzel is a PGA class A teaching professional who teaches at the Atlantic Golf Club in Bridgehampton, New York and at the town of palm beach golf course in Palm Beach, Florida. She is a Golf for Women magazine "Top 50 Teacher" and a contributing writer for Golf for Women magazine. Kellie is the author of The Women's Guide to Consistent Golf and The Women's Guide to Golf: A Handbook for Beginners.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Being a Consistent Golfer||xv|
|1||Set up for Consistent Success||1|
|Preswing Fundamentals Review||3|
|Aim and Alignment||18|
|2||Practicing: When You Have the Time, Have a Plan||25|
|Playing Golf with Others and Feeling Comfortable||33|
|3||Putting: Never Three-Putt Again||37|
|Setup and Fundamentals Review||39|
|Practice Techniques for Consistency||44|
|Think like a Professional: A Putting Routine That Works Under Pressure||47|
|Quality Goals for Consistency||53|
|Adjusting to Different Greens||56|
|Shot Selection: To Chip or to Pitch?||63|
|Setup and Fundamentals Review for Chipping||66|
|Think like a Professional: A Chipping Routine That Works Under Pressure||76|
|Practice Techniques for Consistent Chipping||78|
|Major League Pitching||81|
|Distance Control: Being Accurate All of the Time||85|
|Think like a Professional: A Pitching Routine That Works Under Pressure||92|
|Trajectory Control: Hit It High or Low and Impress Your Friends||95|
|Practice Techniques for Pitching Consistency||98|
|5||Full Swing: Being Efficient and Consistent||103|
|6||Sand Play Made Easy||117|
|Setup and Fundamentals Review||120|
|Do You Need to Get Fancy?||124|
|Fairway Bunker Shot||126|
|Setup and Fundamentals Review||126|
|Buried Bunker Lie: Look Like a Magician||129|
|Setup and Fundamentals Review||129|
|7||Increasing Your Distance||133|
|Practice Techniques for Increased Distance||136|
|Using Your Driver Successfully||141|
|8||The Target: It Isn't the Ball Anymore!||143|
|9||Successful Fairway Woods||147|
|Check Your Setup for Success||150|
|Practice Techniques to Increase Consistency||150|
|10||Bringing Your Range Game to the Golf Course||153|
|Constant Adjustment Throughout the Round||155|
|11||Characteristics of a Successful Golfer||167|
|Conclusion: You Can Be the Golfer You Dream Of!||173|