Swing Thoughts: The World's Greatest Golfers Share Their Keys to Mastering the Game

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McGraw-Hill, Mar 1, 1994 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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"Swing thoughts are the secrets to playing your best golf."--Tom Kite Over the years, golf instruction--and by extension instruction books--has become increasingly cosmic. Theories come into favor and are quickly discarded. But from Harry Vardon and Bobby Jones to Curtis Strange and Jack Nicklaus, good players have always relied on simple "swing thoughts," or visual images, to help them maintain a streak of good playing or get out of a slump. The legendary teacher Bob Toski, who has kept a notebook of swing thoughts over the years, says "People tend to fall back on the same mistakes. If you find a solution to a specific problem it will almost certainly work time and time again." In Swing Thoughts, bestselling golf author Don Wade presents more than 90 key swing thoughts from golf's greatest players, including Paul Azinger, Sam Snead, Amy Alcott, Lanny Watkins, Davis Love III, Nancy Lopez, Ken Venturi, Ben Crenshaw, Meg Mallon, and a host of others from the PGA, LPGA, and Senior PGA Tours.

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Contents

Let Your Upper Body Control Your
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Coordinate Your Arms with Your
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Swing from A to B Under
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Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Don Wade, a former senior editor at "Golf Digest," is the author of the nine golf-story collections in the bestselling "And Then Jack Said to Arnie..." series. Covering professional golf since the 1970s, he has worked as a feature writer for CBS Sports and NBC Sports and as a golf analyst for the USA Network. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the" New York Times" and the "Boston Globe."

Illustrator Paul Szep, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the "Boston Globe,"" "has published thirteen collections of cartoons.

The late Harvey Penick was a renowned golf pro who began his career at the Austria (Texas) Country Club as a caddie. Though he coached golf at the University of Texas for thirty years, and worked with the likes of Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Betsy Rawls, he never left the country club, where he continued to teach until his death in 1995.

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