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Product Details

  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Skylane Publishing (May 15, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976017407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976017400
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #227,842 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"... incredible ability to convey to the reader the feel of a centrifugal motion in a golf swing." -- Golf Digest

"Swing The Clubhead" is the key thought for producing a sound and repeating golf swing. -- ErnestJones.net

This book is our NUMBER ONE recommendation for players at all levels. -- golflearning.com

From the Publisher

Publisher's Note: This book is not "Swing the Clubhead and Cut Your Golf Score," by Ernest Jones and David Eisenberg, Copyright 1952. It is a revised and retitled version of an earlier Ernest Jones' work titled, "Swinging Into Golf." It is not our intent to devalue the collector editions of earlier Jones' books, but to make his teachings available for all golfers at a reasonable price. With the death of Ernest Jones, his life's work was slowly becoming extinct to all except book collectors. We believe Ernest Jones devoted his life and published his books to help golfers improve their game - NOT FOR BOOK COLLECTORS TO IMPROVE THEIR BANK ACCOUNT! -John Hall Publisher Skylane Publishing

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It is a very easy easy read.
Kathryn Murphy
Follow the advice and do the drills in this book and your golf swing will improve.
Bob Reiss
This did not really offer too much.
Edmund N. Durden

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Anthony W. Brown on July 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
What does my title to this review mean? Well, my journey to find the correct way to swing the club (like many of you) has taken me on many different paths over the years. From reading Hogan's 5 lessons book, to surfing the endless sea of internet information (blogs, forums, etc.), I've seen and tried it all. I've become so frustrated with how to swing the club correctly - as Hogan said, "lost in a labyrinth of my own making". The proper "positions" in the swing sequence (which everyone seems to have differing opinions about) drive me nuts and confuse me and others I'm sure. Then I come across this book; basically because it was about the only thing I hadn't read! There is a frustratingly easy drill in this book that I want to share here. Jones uses the example of a pocketknife tied to the end of a hankerchief to illustrate a pendulum motion. The knife builds speed as it travels along the swing arc. The thing is, DON"T STOP THERE! People just read it and move on thinking "ok, makes sense, but that doesn't help me physically swing my golf club" - WRONG! I took an old shoestring and tied my car keys to the end and tried to swing it like I would a club. The results were surprisingly disasterous; I would swing it back and then when trying to swing it forward, the string would go slack and the keys would either drop to the ground (due to too much slack in the string) or would swing back and almost hit my legs. After initially getting frustrated by this, I kept at it and started swinging it more delicatly and thought less about my body motion and more about getting those keys to swing smoothly (until about eye level) backward and forward. After a few more tries I mastered swinging with the string staying taught back and through, back and through...Read more ›
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By No Nonsense on October 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
This review is in response to another reviewer's comments that this book, 1937 copyright edition, is not any different than the later 1952 copyright edition republished by Golf Digest, and, that it is a beginners book and one needs to go further than the techniques and principles advocated by Jones in order to develop a sound golf swing. Said reviewer needs to go back and read both books again. Although the 1937 edition adequately describes the Jones' theory and is recommended, the 1952 edition is a rewrite which incorporates the results of another 15 years of instruction experience by Jones. A discerning reader will find it to be better organized and more thorough, particulary the chapter on obstacles to the swing. As far as the reviewer's comments that one needs to go further, this person has missed the whole point of the Jones' technique. When I was first introduced to "Swing the Clubheas" I was told that "if it is not in there, you don't need to know it." Today, more than 20 years later, I teach via the Jones' method and can say that if one truly applies oneself, all that needs be done in the swing will be done; you need do nothing else but "swing the clubhead." A true understanding of the technique, however, is not obtained by a casual reading of the book and an impotent effort to understand and apply the idea; it requires some time and a sincere effort. Fine wine is not produced by crushing some grapes and dumping them into a vat for ten minutes. It takes time to mature. The Jones' technique is infallible and complete if diligently applied, and, if it is not in there, you truly don't need to know it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mark on February 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
I can't say enough about what this book did for my golf game. I've been struggling in the in the mid 80's for years and finally broke the 80 barrier with a 78!

Bought the book about 3 1/2 months ago and have been working with the idea of just focusing on the drills and thinking of swinging the clubhead - leaving mechanics to take care of themselves.

All I can say is what Ernest Jones teaches works! And it works for the average player who hasn't spent 5 hours a day for ten years working on his swing.

Give this book a try and really try to implement what it teaches and you will get better. The lesson it contains is subtle, but when you get it, you'll only be thinking of where you want the ball to go and swinging the clubhead.
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful By R. Addeo on October 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
The publisher represents this book as being Ernest Jones' Swing the Clubhead, but this is a blatant lie! This is a reprint of another Ernest Jones book entitled, Swinging Into Golf. Swinging Into Golf is also a great book but is not as well known or sought after. So why not tell the truth? This is not Ernest Jones' Swing the Clubhead and I am disappointed that it is being advertised as such. Skylane Publishing scores a triple bogey!!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Richardson on November 29, 2006
Format: Paperback
The book depicted in this website clearly is not what is being shipped. The book being shipped is titled "Swing the Clubhead Method" and is a completely different book than Ernest Jones' Swing the Clubhead. It is a copy of Jones' first book "Swinging into Golf". It is still a good book, but not what is being advertised.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bob Reiss on October 19, 2004
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Ernest Jones's teachings revolved around his thesis that by swinging the clubhead rather than worrying about what all the body parts were supposed to do would provide the straightest and fastest path to a golfer reaching his or her potential.

Jones employed a pocketknife tied to a handkerchief to explain the feel of the proper action. Swing the hands and the knife follows. But try to apply what Jones called "leverage," fighting centrifugal force, and the knife remains still and is then "pulled" into motion.

I taught golf for several years and this was the first lesson I would convey to my students. Once the feeling of the swing was grasped I would then go on to the other fundamentals.

While other books mention the concept of generating centrifugal force in the golf swing, this is the only book I'm aware of that is devoted entirely to learning how to acquire the feeling of doing so and the importance of learning it to develop a sound and repetitive golf swing.

Follow the advice and do the drills in this book and your golf swing will improve.
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