More than six million golfers turn to the pages of Golf Digest for answers to their most perplexing golf questions and for tips on how to improve their game. Now, Golf Digest turns to its team of players, teachers, and advisors to compile the definitive instruction manual from more than 60 years of publication. This ultimate instruction book includes easy-to-follow instructions, photos, and diagrams of all the skills players of all levels need to improve their game from green to tee.
Chapters focus on specific skills, including putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, irons, fairway woods and hybrids, and drivers. This book is written the way great instructors tell their students to learn the game: from green to tee, not the other way around. This is not a beginner’s approach. It’s how good players review and re-vamp their games when things get off track. Putting and other elements of the short game are vital to scoring and the first place players look to get their scores back down. This is learning the Golf Digest way—no gimmicks—using a fundamental logic that somehow has escaped too many instructional books.
Each section provides an excellent platform for practice sessions—from warm-up through cool-down exercises, as well as basic to advanced drills. Stressing the need to create a positive environment during practice and encourage creativity as well as technical correctness, this book serves as an essential tool for coaches as well as players to improve performance and enjoyment of the game.
This indispensable reference book is fully illustrated with clear action-sequence photos of and tips from the best players and instructors who have served as contributors throughout Golf Digest’s history. Among them: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Butch Harmon, David Leadbetter, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, Rickie Fowler, Hank Haney, Lorena Ochoa, Stan Utley, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Dave Stockton, Rick Smith, Paula Creamer, Ernie Els, and Jim McLean.