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Golf VISUAL Quick Tips

ISBN: 978-0-470-18266-6
224 pages
April 2008
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Golf VISUAL Quick Tips has the answers you need?fast. With detailed color photos and concise instructions, it covers: choosing the right club for the situation; improving your grip, stance, and swing; handling tricky situations on the course; drills to help you perfect your driving, chipping, putting, and bunker shots; and key rules and etiquette. Perfect for throwing in your golf bag, this visual guide is packed with straightforward task descriptions, succinct explanations, easy-to-follow instruction, and helpful tips.
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1 Equipment.

Clubs.

Balls and Tees.

Club Distance Charts.

2 Warming Up.

Stretch.

Use the Practice Areas.

Practice with a Purpose.

3 Getting Set: Your Grip and Stance.

Grip the Club.

Find the Right Grip Pressure.

Choose a Type of Grip.

Position Your Hands.

Assume Your Stance.

Position the Ball.

Align Your Shot.

Square the Clubface.

4 Driving 44

Tee It Up.

Use the Tee Box.

Keys to the Driver Swing.

Make the Swing.

Driver or Not?

Tee Shot Routine.

5 The Iron Swing.

Ball Position.

Balance and Posture.

Practice Swing.

Backswing.

Downswing.

Impact.

Follow-Through.

Finish.

Swing Path.

6 Tricky Lies.

Hit Out of a Divot.

Hit from Up Against the Collar.

Hit Out of Deep Rough.

Hit Out from Under a Tree.

Hit Off a Sidehill Lie.

Hit Off a Downhill Lie.

Hit Off an Uphill Lie.

7 Chipping and Pitching.

What Is Chipping?

Chipping Stance.

Chipping Swing.

Chipping from the Fairway.

Chipping from the Rough.

What Is Pitching?

Pitching Stance.

Pitching Swing.

8 Bunker Shots.

Hit Out of a Greenside Bunker.

Hit Out of a Fairway Bunker.

Handle Various Bunker Lies.

9 Putting.

Putting Routine.

Grip the Putter.

Take Your Stance.

Make the Swing.

Read the Green.

Control the Distance.

10 Troubleshooting.

Fix a Slice.

Fix a Hook.

Avoid Hitting Fat Shots.

Avoid Hitting Thin or Topping.

Stop Hitting Pop-Ups.

Stop Hitting Line Drives.

11 Drills.

Driver Drills.

Iron Drills.

Chipping/Pitching Drills.

Bunker Drills.

Putting Drills.

12 Review the Rules.

Yellow Stakes.

Red Stakes.

White Stakes.

Lost and Found.

On the Green.

In a Bunker.

Obstructions.

Essential Golf Etiquette.

Keep Score.

Games You Can Play.

Glossary.

Index.

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Cheryl Anderson teaches at the Mike Bender Golf Academy in Lake Mary, Florida. She received the 2006 National Teacher of the Year award and the 2007 Metropolitan PGA Teacher of the Year award. She is one of Golf for Women magazine’s 50 Top Women Teachers in America. Cheryl also is one of the best woman club pro competitors ever. In 2004 she earned the Metropolitan PGA Section Women’s Player of the Year award for a record fifth consecutive season. She also was runner-up in the 2002 LPGA National Club Professional Championship and has competed in numerous LPGA Tour events. A graduate of Rutgers University, Cheryl is a Class A member of both the LPGA and the PGA of America. She has authored numerous instruction articles for Golf for Women, The Met Golfer, and Golf Digest Woman.

Brian Crowell has been helping his students enjoy the game of golf since 1991. He has held the position of Head Golf Professional since 1997 and is currently employed at GlenArbor Golf Club in Bedford, New York.
In addition to his volunteer work for various charities and programs, Brian has served on the Education Committee of the Metropolitan PGA since 1996 and was the Chairman from 2002 through 2005. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Horton Smith Award for his outstanding contributions to education. In 2005, he was elected to the Executive Committee and currently serves as a board member of the Metropolitan Section.
Brian is a highly regarded instructor in the Metropolitan Section and beyond. He has given countless individual lessons and clinics and has authored numerous instructional articles. His work has been featured in Donald Trump’s book The Best Golf Advice I Ever Received and in The Secret of Golf by George Peper. He has also contributed to many newspapers and magazines, including recent issues of GOLF Magazine. In 2003, National Consumers Research named Brian one of America’s Best Instructors, and he is very proud to have been selected as a Top 50 Kids Teacher for 2005 by U.S. Kids Golf.
Brian has been seen in national television commercials with Craig Stadler. He is the creator, host, and producer of The Clubhouse, a golf radio show that can be heard Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm on AM1230 WFAS. He is also a frequent instruction contributor for AM1050 ESPN. As a broadcast commentator/ analyst, he has covered many of golf’s major championships on the USA Network and NBCSports.com. He is also the host for video content on the new website GolfersMD and is a weekly columnist for the Metro NY newspaper. In addition, Brian coproduced and appeared in Get in the Game, an instructional DVD for junior golfers.

Tom Mackin has worked as an associate editor at GOLF Magazine and as a contributing editor for The World of Hibernia, Hudson County Magazine, and Zagat’s America’s Top Golf Courses. A frequent contributor on golf and travel to many national and international publications, he has written for Travel + Leisure GOLF, LINKS Magazine, NICKLAUS Magazine, Golf World, The Met Golfer, Pebble Beach Magazine, Town & Country, the New York Times, and New Jersey Monthly. He is a native of Bayonne, New Jersey, and a graduate of Rutgers University.

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