, one of golf's most respected teachers, has either played against, talked with, or given a tip to just about every significant player in the last half of the 20th century. Combining his personal experience with an enormous knowledge of the game, he's assembled 50 important lessons--some general, some quite specific--offered alphabetically from (#1) how Seve Ballesteros relies on imagination in his shot-making to (#50) how Tiger Woods sets his eyes over the ball when putting. Jacobs addresses all parts of the game by using the mechanics and mental preparation of 34 pros--from old-timers like Henry Cotton and Harry Vardon to today's bright lights of the fairways. This is no mere tutorial, though. Through bios and photos of each player and lots of Jacobs's personal anecdotes, 50 Greatest Golf Lessons
teaches the history and evolution of the golf swing with relevance to today. Better yet, for golfers who want to improve their games--and is there a golfer among us who doesn't?--Jacobs's complete analyses of each lesson come with important suggestions for how to take the lessons with you from the page right out to the golf course. --Jeff Silverman
About the Author
John Jacobs, world-renowned golf coach, has often been referred to as the Professional's Professional. He is the founder of the European Tour and was British Ryder Cup captain in 1979 and 1981. He was awarded an OBE in 1997 for his services to golf. Today, he owns 29 golf schools in the United States bearing his name.
Steve Newell is the instruction editor of Golf World. He has written several golf books, including How to Build a Classic Golf Swing and The Complete Short Game, both with Ernie Els.