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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. --Jeff Silverman
Ah, the short game, many a golfer's worst nightmare. It is certainly one of the most difficult aspects of golf, prompting author Pelz to state simply, "He who rules the short game collects the gold." Pelz, a former NASA physicist and the founder of the Pelz Golf Institute, has devoted the last two decades to the physics of golf. He is a consultant to the Professional Golfers Association and contributes regularly to golf periodicals. Pelz and coauthor Frank, editor of Golf Magazine, have collaborated on a useful publication that will assist players of all ages and abilities. According to Pelz, 80 percent of a golfer's handicap is determined by what happens within 100 yards of the green. Complete with numerous photos, drawings, and graphs, plus a list of resources that includes web sites and FAX and phone numbers, this is recommended for all public libraries.ALarry R. Little, Penticton P.L., BC
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A fantastic book about the real reasons some guys always go low. Pelz teaches the system he created with the greats like Mickelson, Lee Jansen, Payne Stewart, and Tom Kite. Read morePublished 7 months ago by S. McGillivray
Awesome book on the aspect of the game that probably is most influential on your scorecard. Dave Pelz is meticulous with his research and provides great instruction. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Consumer
Very we'll written with tons of pictures, graphs and facts that make sense. It will change your game for the better.Published 17 months ago by Yvan Fallu
Amazing !! I can see my handicap lowering shortly. ( work is involved ) you get what you put in. Words don't do it justice.A good read. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jean Demers
Absolutly a must read for all gold fanatics.
This is an amazing joy to read and great concepts.
One of the best books I have seen on the short game in golf. Dave Pelz's analytical style makes a lot of sense and helps the golfer understand the 'why' therby being able to accept... Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2007 by D. Rajan
This book is excellent for the more scientific-minded golfer. Dave Pelz is a true scientist and breaks down golf from an entirely different angle. Read morePublished on March 26 2004 by Craig
The book I was shipped had pages 79 - 110 bound upside down and out of order. In other words, facing page 78 is page 110 upside down. Read morePublished on July 16 2003 by Wendy L.andry