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Smith, Rick

ISBN 10: 0767901231 / ISBN 13: 9780767901239
Published by Broadway Books, 1998
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Destined to be a classic of golf instruction, the subtitle is Discovering How to Play Your Best. Smith, a teacher of professionals and one of the most underrated of the big name golf gurus, offers his unique ideas for the first time in print. His instructional videos were considered among the best. Signed on the blank front free endpaper and dated 6/13/98. Bookseller Inventory # 001308

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Publisher: Broadway Books

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Cloth/boards HB

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Praised by everyone from sports writers to professional golfers to weekend duffers, Rick Smith's golf clinics are so popular that there is a two-year waiting list to attend them. How To Find Your Perfect Golf Swing cuts out the waiting time.

In this clear, concise book, Rick Smith shows you how to customize your practice, play, and equipment in the way that works best for your body type, natural ability, and skill level. His unconventional methods for setting up and swinging, as well as his famous practice techniques, are fully explained and illustrated with drawings and four-color photographs. Enlightening case studies pinpoint the mistakes of average golfers and well-known PGA stars such as Jack Nicklaus, Lee Janzen, Billy Andrade, Rocco Mediate and include specific solutions to common swing and shot-making problems. Smith's profiles of the PGA players with the best address, the best takeaway, the best at-the-top-position, and other models of expertise, will spur golfers along the path of improvement and help them achieve new levels of excellence.


Smith, the guru behind two-time U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen, offers a simple suggestion to get your swing on course: find your own. If it seems obvious, the sad truth is that it's obvious to all subsets of the human species other than golfers; golfers tend to want to ape the mechanics of whoever's on top of the leader board for the week. Smith preaches that you begin with an honest assessment of your own skills and ability. From there, his instructional tees up theory, drills, and exercises geared to getting you into what he calls the "ideal impact position"--the connection of club face to golf ball--so that regardless of whether you resemble the liquid Fred Couples or the spastic club hacker, you can at least strike the ball with confidence. Smith fills Swing with useful photos and understandable mechanics, and ends with an agreeable chapter on lessons he's learned through the years from others, including such pros as Janzen, Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, and Phil Mickelson; good teachers should always tip a tam to their own sources of inspiration. --Jeff Silverman

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