Symmetrical Golf is a new way of thinking about and understanding one of the oldest and most difficult games on Earth. Symmetrical Golf is an instruction book emphasizing the short game. Written by PGA Master Professional Jerry Tucker, it is the first book to emphasize symmetry and evenness as the core concept of “mastering” the game of golf. Tucker, who has played in 18 major championships, relates stories of playing with, teaching and testing legends of the game such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Luke Donald. He outlines, then details a new way of understanding putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and distance wedges. He follows that with unique practice methods and testing procedures to quantify improvement. Tucker’s method involves “structured feel” as he has found in 40 years of teaching hundreds of pros and amateurs that feel alone is the hard way to efficient scoring, requiring thousands of repetition versus only hundreds with a structured system of distance control. He teaches players, perhaps for the first time, exactly why they miss putts. Tucker explains how far a chip shot “wants” to roll and how to hit high, soft pitch shots exact distances. He insists that much of popular sand instruction is overly complicated and often misguided. Also, he shows the reader an easy way to consistently hit wedges from 30 to 90 yards, and even applies symmetrical golf to the full swing. All the while, Tucker discusses complicated ideas like bounce, swing length and force, angle of approach, etc., in a conversational tone that helps his students fully understand these concepts, making the game easier than ever before.
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Jerry Tucker is one of the top short game instructors in the world. He is a PGA Master Professional, the first to play in a major championship. He was the head professional at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, where his brother Michael is still the head professional. In 1989, Jerry invented a short game test and has tested hundreds of professionals including Luke Donald, Lee Trevino and Bruce Fleisher. He has given lessons to thousands of golfers, including tour players Jim Herman, Trevor Dodds, Jay Williamson, Jay Delsing and Vicky Hurst. Jerry has been a Golf Digest Top 100 teacher numerous times and played in 25 events on the Champions Tour. He has played in 18 majors and was a record 6-time South Florida PGA Senior Player of the Year. He was also Player of the Year and Teacher of the Year in both the Gateway PGA and the South Florida PGA. He was born in Carbondale, Illinois and graduated in 1977 with a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University. He also served in the United States Air Force for four years and currently lives in Stuart, Florida with his wife Susan and dog Arnie.
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