The 8-Step Swing by Jim McLean - Video - Renowned golf teacher Jim McLean's The 8-Step Swing provides a lifetime's worth of golf magazine tips compressed into an 80-minute video, which is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, the video will overwhelm most golfers if they watch it in one sitting. Not only does McLean break the full golf swing into eight distinct steps, or checkpoints, but at each step he provides a wealth of tips, drills, and faults from which no golfer can recover. Trying to keep all these pointers in mind on the golf course would be impossible. But for the golfer with the patience to consume the video in small doses, McLean's advice can help piece together a fundamentally sound full golf swing. None of the tips here are unique or unconventional. The strength of McLean's video is in the breadth of traditional fundamentals covered.
Understanding the Golf Swing will show you a different, simpler approach to the golf swing. Manuel de la Torre, twice named by Golf Magazine as one of the top 100 golf instructors in America is the leading modern day proponent of Ernest Jones' Swing Principles method of golf instruction. The book includes a passionate Foreword by Carol Mann, Member LPGA, Hall of Fame. The de la Torre (and Jones) system presents a simpler approach to the golf swing, the emphasis being on the development of a true swinging motion, devoid of energy robbing leverage. In this view, if the club is used properly the body movements take care of themselves. This simple statement has the power to bring aobut profound improvements in your game. While presenting a simpler approach to the golf swing, the book is also a comprehensive resource for all levels of golfer, from the beginner to the professional. It includes: The most thorough analysis of ball flights found in any golf instructional book. Detailed discussion of special shot play, including sand play, pitching, chipping, putting, and playing unusual shots. Coverage of the mental site of golf, effective course management, and a formula for taking your best practice tee shots to the golf course.
The Laws of the Golf Swing : Body-Type Your Swing and Master Your Game - Three of America's top-rated golf instructors have come up with a technique that customizes body type to swing type. The "LAWs" of the title The LAWs of the Golf Swing reflect those types: "L" for leverage (average build with average flexibility--think David Frost or Annika Sorensam); "A" for arc (tall with maximum flexibility--think Davis Love or Michelle McGann); and "W" for width (thicker torso and minimum flexibility--think Tom Lehman or Meg Mallon). Mike Adams, T.J. Tomasi, and Jim Suttie first help you identify which group you belong to, then offer a series of lessons and drills to help you construct the appropriate swing to minimize your natural deficiencies. In other words, they build on what you can do while at the same time assist you in getting out of your own way.
Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible : Master the Finesse Swing and Lower Your Score - As the reigning rabbi on the mysteries of golf from 100 yards in, Pelz has earned the right to anoint his expansive instruction on the short game a "Bible." A scientist by training, he's analyzed the macros and dissected the micros to come up with a gospel for pros (Lee Janzen, Vijay Singh, and Anika Sorenstam, to name a few disciples) and weekend hackers alike. Pelz fills his scripture with photos, illustrations, charts, and plenty of sage advice on pitching, chipping, sandplay, putting, equipment, execution, mechanics, technique, practice, attitude, lots of questions, and plenty of answers. Much of the Short Game Bible is pretty sophisticated stuff aimed toward better players--or, at least, players who take their golf seriously. But its basics are appropriate to any skill level of the game: Accurately assess your own weaknesses, and then go about improving them systematically with the author's carefully researched and tested plan. It seems so obvious, but the truth is, most golfers either beat balls on the range in search of distance or slave over eight-foot putts on the practice green; they fail to pay enough attention to the shots in between. Pelz does the math for you here; his figures add up, so that yours can go down--the golfing equivalent of forgiving sins and absolving trespasses.