Ernie Els, one of the most exciting talents in golf, explains how to develop the ultimate short game through using the correct methods in practice. Every conceivable shot around the green is covered -- approach shots, chipping, bunker play, putting and recovery shots -- and for each stroke that Els demonstrates there is a self-contained exercise or drill routine. This golfer's manual is packed full of practical tips on technique, equipment, strategy, shot selection and choice of club, with Els drawing on real-life situations on the golf course to make his point. Whether practising in the living room or the garden, in the practice net or on the range, you can now gain the knowledge and the confidence to eliminate your weaknesses and improve your all-round game.
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With a pair of U.S. Opens in his bag by the age of 27, Ernie Els is a walking promo for the "power" of the short game. His swing is textbook--languid, long, and strong--but it's his superb skills from 100 yards that have hoisted him to a place on the leader board of the game's new generation. His short-game instructional is both comprehensive and imaginative, conversationally written and thoroughly illustrated. He does the expected--taking you through the requisite arsenal of chips, pitches, and putts--then tees up a little more, offering tips for reading greens, using weather, and judging distance. He's devised his drills to be entertaining, and his suggestions for how best to practice on the course--either alone or with a partner--are designed to concentrate the mind, add creativity to shotmaking, and subtract a couple of strokes from your scorecard. --Jeff SilvermanFrom the Inside Flap:
Watch out, Tiger Woods! In the first three majors of 1997, 27-year-old Ernie Els earned a better average finish than any other player in the world and won more prize money than Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, or Davis Love. Els's extraordinary skills especially shine near the putting green, and The Complete Short Game shows exactly why.
With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, 150 full-color illustrations throughout, and exercises for players of all levels in every conceivable golf situation, The Complete Short Game offers an arsenal of solutions and information including:
Mastering left- and back-handed pitches
Using height, spin, and roll to diversify chipping
Understanding how weather affects your trajectory
The complete basics of sand traps A "shot menu" for putting, with a guide to reading greens, mastering slopes, and judging weight
A "catch-all' section on out-of-the-ordinary trouble and recovery shots such as tree-trunk chips and bladed chip shots from the rough
With Els's accessible, engaging tone, The Complete Short Game offers a unique chance to learn from a great new golf talent about the aspect of the game that made him the best. His guide to perfecting your short game is an essential key to consistently scoring under par.
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Book Description HarperCollinsWillow, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007179057