A Beginner's Guide to Golf
Golf tests your coordination, skills, and nerve. To succeed, you have to know which equipment to choose; understand the basic elements of the swing; and always play the ball confidently, no matter where you're shooting from. Here's everything beginners must know to go out and play successfully. * Every golfing technique, from perfect drives down the fairway to short games--the key to good scores. * Inside facts on what makes a good golf stroke: the stance, grip, body alignment, correct aim, and swing. * The correction for common problems that cause bad shots, such as the slice. * Hints for hitting from the side of a hill or other tricky position. * The secret to getting out of a sandtrap every time. * The secret to improving your game even when you can't get to the course, using a golf swing simulator. * How to avoid hazards, and the secrets professionals know to beat the course and score better. Soon your bogies will be turning into birdies and eagles! 112 pages (all in color), 8 3/4 x 11 5/8.
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THE GOLF SHOT
APPLYING YOUR SKILLS
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address position addressing the ball backswing ball is struck ball position Beginner body turn body weight BUNKER SHOT centre of gravity chip and run club grip club shaft clubhead back clubhead striking confidence distance divot downswing driver ensure face feel feet fingers flat flex flight follow-through forefinger full swing golf ball golf club golf course golf shoes golfers grip the club half-swing hit the ball hole hook inches knees left foot left hand left heel lift loft lofted club match mid irons move numbers opposite pitching wedge play Play the percentage posture practice swings putter putting green putting stroke right foot right hand right shoulder rules sand wedge slice slightly slope square stance Stand straight striking the ball sweet spot swing plane swing the club table tennis taking aim target line thumb Titleist tournament professionals trolley upright VARDON GRIP weight transfers wrist break wrist cock