The complete practical guide to improving your golf game in every area - long game, short game and putting
Over 500 specially-commissioned colour photographs, including step-by-step instructional sequences throughout
The complete history of golf: from its legendary beginnings to worldwide popularity - the great courses, players and tournaments
Richly illustrated with evocative historical pictures and archive material as well as contemporary portraits and artworks
Vital background information on choosing equipment; rules and etiquette; shots; strategy; course management and overcoming hazards
Ideal for every enthusiast - from the absolute beginner to the experienced player who wants to improve and perfect their technique
Reveals the secrets of successful golf with hints, tips and guidance from top professionals
Charting the history of a uniquely prestigious sport, this book begins by examining every aspect of golf, from its equipment and traditions, to the great tournaments, courses and famous players. Reflecting golf's international spirit, the chapter on courses includes lesser known Japanese and South African courses as well as the revered St Andrews of Scotland and Pebble Beach of the USA. This is followed by a detailed section on great players, from Allan Robertson and 'Old' Tom Morris to Greg Norman and Bernhard Langer - with many much-loved golfing stalwarts and characters in between.
Then the heart of the book presents a combined instruction course, reference manual and trouble-shooter. Two highly experienced golf teachers have collaborated with one of the best golf photographers working today to create this in-depth course of instruction that will help to improve the game of any player, from the beginner to the expert. Over 500 specially commissioned photographs demonstrate the details of each technique in a clear, easy to follow, step-by-step sequence. There is also advice on choosing the right equipment, course etiquette, the fundamentals of grip and stance, and the mysteries of putting, chipping and pitching, before coming to the fairway drive and tee-shot.
Richly illustrated throughout, it will not only improve your golfing skills, but also tells the story of a great sport, saluting its players and its courses, and celebrating the pure enjoyment of this challenging and rewarding game.
Antony Atha is an experienced author and editor, who has written and produced numerous books during his publishing career. He has played golf with enthusiasm and great enjoyment since he was a small boy, and still marvels at the consummate skill and brilliance of the sport’s professional players.
Paul Foston has been a professional golfer and instructor for more than three decades. After working as Head Professional at five golf clubs, including the prestigious London Golf Club, he has now created his own exclusive Academy in Smarden, Kent, England. Having taken several top players to European Tour victories under his guidance, he has also worked on a number of publications and coaching videos.
Steve Newell is an experienced golf writer who over the last 15 years has worked with many of the world’s leading players and teachers. He has written many golf books, including How to Build a Classic Golf Swing and The Complete Short Game, both with Ernie Els, and was script editor on the South Africans’ only major instruction video. He collaborated with world renowned coach John Jacobs on his two latest books, The 50 Greatest Golf Lessons of the 20th Century and 50 Years of Golfing Wisdom. Steve now primarily works for Ernie Els, writing and managing his website and undertaking various editorial and PR-related duties. Steve is a member of Hunstanton Golf Club, where he plays off a handicap of four.
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