Dave Pelz's Putting Bible - While you don't have to be a rocket scientist to explain the forces at work in rolling a small, dimpled ball over changing terrain toward a cup that looks far too small for its purpose, Pelz was in fact a rocket scientist by trade. His approach is analytical, theoretical, mechanical, and systematic, brimming with graphs, charts, and illustrations. But don't let that scare you--for all the science, Pelz and the gospel he preaches are as inspiring as a good sermon and readily understandable regardless of your skill level. Yes, advanced players will no doubt be more intrigued with the depths Pelz plumbs, but high handicappers can draw solace from the quality of the supplicants who've sought his counsel--Lee Janzen, Annika Sorenstam, Steve Elkington, and Colin Montgomery, for starters--and proceed from there. Numbers, charts, and graphs aside, Pelz preaches good grip and stroke, proper reading of lines and distances, the importance of leaving a ball in the best location (that only seems obvious), and the need to identify your putting weaknesses, learn why they're your weaknesses, and address the proper fixes. "Never give up on putting well," Pelz stresses. By studying his bible and heeding his golden rules, you'll find yourself standing over those knee-rattling, downhill 4-footers with a lot more going for you than just a prayer. Dave Pelz's Putting Bible is the second book in a four-book series, the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series. Over 150,000 readers have purchased Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible after just its first year of release publication, making the book an instant classic. Now, let Dave help you shape up your game on the greens with his new Putting Bible, which is sure to make all other putting manuals obsolete. Dave Pelz looks at putting, golf's least-understood skill, as no one has ever approached it before. Because a putt is the terminal shot on every hole and there is no possibility of recovery from short misses, putts count almost a disproportionate amount. Every golfer knows a 2-foot putt counts the same as a 300-yard drive--one stroke. And while the putting stroke is only one of several types of swings golfers make, it accounts for nearly half of all the swings made--43 percent--and perhaps as much as 80 percent of all the anguish and frustration involved in the game. These are some of the reasons every golfer needs Dave's insights into the putting game and the simplicity he brings to improving their ability to putt. Putting is also different in another way: It is one of the few skills in all of sport in which any player, regardless of size, strength, speed, gender, or education, can compete equally with--and have a realistic chance to surpass the skills of--the best professionals in the world. As Dave explains, putting is actually simple to understand and do. Once golfers grasp his concepts, they can perform on the greens as never before. Using decades of scientific research from studying thousands of golfers, Dave shows readers the simplicity of putting that escapes most golfers and lays out the fifteen well-defined building blocks of the putting game that each of us already has and owns. This comprehensive guide from the internationally revered master of the short game and putting game--packed with charts, photos, and easy-to-understand instruction--will be the essential volume for all golfers who want to take strokes off their score with better putting. A former NASA physicist and founder of the World Putting Championship, Dave brings a scientific rigor to his instruction that has made him the top putting expert in the world. Observing and teaching thousands of golfers to better their scores, Dave's body of knowledge in putting is unequaled. By uncovering the mysteries of this part of the game, Dave Pelz's Putting Bible raises putting instruction to a new level. Dave Pelz's Scoring Game Schools and clinics are renowned worldwide, attracting top players like Jesper Parnevik, Tom Kite, Colin Montgomerie, two-time U.S. Open Champion Lee Janzen, Vijay Singh, Steve Elkington, and many LPGA players including Annika Sorenstam and Liselotte Neumann.
From the Back Cover "Do I believe in Dave Pelz? I paid full price to go to his school, and it was the best money I've ever spent. I could not have won my second U.S. Open without his help. I am a believer." --Lee Janzen "Dave Pelz has added more irrefutable knowledge to golf instruction than any man alive." --George Peper, editor-in-chief, GOLF Magazine "In one day's work with Pelz, I learned more about putting than I had known my entire life." --Curtis Strange "You cannot do more for your putting than to follow Dave Pelz." --D. A. Weibring "Dave Pelz is the best. It's pure and simple. If you want to play your best, you work with the best... that's Pelz." --Steve Elkington "Dave Pelz knows more about putting than Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Ben Crenshaw combined!" --GOLF Magazine
Bestselling author of Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible and renowned golf instructor, Dave Pelz is the technical and short game consultant to GOLF Magazine. A former NASA research scientist, he founded the Pelz Golf Institute, which owns and operates the Dave Pelz Scoring Game Schools and clinics at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (Florida), Pinehurst Resort & Club (village of Pinehurst, North Carolina), The Ranch at PGA West (La Quinta, California), The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera (Edwards, Colorado), and the Centennial Golf Club (Carmel, New York), plus in thirty-nine cities nationwide. Dave is also the host of his own show on The Golf Channel, the highly popular Dave Pelz Short Game Show. He lives in Austin, Texas. James A. Frank is the editor of GOLF Magazine. He lives in New Jersey.