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The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need: Easy Solutions to Problem Golf Swings [Kindle Edition]

Hank Haney , John Huggan
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need, Hank Haney, one of the most respected and soughtafter golf instructors in the world, shares the secrets he's learned by observing hundreds of thousands of students--from top PGA Tour pros to high-handicappers. He explains how intelligent observation of your ball-flight tendencies--the way your shot behaves in the air--provides the answers to helping you develop a consistent repeating swing that will lower your scores. You'll also pick up valuable pointers on how to precisely match your equipment to your game.

Hank Haney believes that a "flawed swing" that still produces a good shot is a good swing. By focusing on the outcome of your swing first, rather than on the swing itself, he believes you can often avoid making the awkward and unnatural changes to grip, stance, posture and alignment that many golf instructors ask of their students.

The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need will help you straighten your hook or slice, add distance to your drives, identify and fix the flaws in your swing, and become a wizard around the greens.

"I'm proud of the way my swing holds up ion all kinds of conditions and under the severest pressure. Both are a tribute to Hank Haney and his teaching. Hank knows more about ballflight and what controls it than anyone in the game. And if you understand that, you're on your way."
-- Mark O'Meara from the Foreword to The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need


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The daring claim of the title is a lot to live up to, and Haney works hard to meet the challenge by focusing on the most essential part of the game--the swing. The book's 10 chapters are divided into three sections: "Understanding Your Swing," "Fixing Your Swing," and "Using Your Swing." Throughout, the secret at the core of his teaching should inspire in most golfers a sigh of relief: it's not how good the swing looks that matters, it's how well that swing strikes the ball. Through clear text and photo aids, Haney helps you understand the basic requirements of each shot well enough to fix mechanical problems without winding up in traction. He certainly helped Mark O'Meara, raising him from near oblivion to 1998 champion in both The Masters and the British Open. --Jeff Silverman

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Mark O'Meara's coach gives you the hard truth about cause-and-effect in the golf swing. (It's) like reading a golf lesson. -- Golf Digest

Product Details

  • File Size: 8471 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; 1 edition (July 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00526VWM2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,553 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book I wish I'd had 30 years ago August 15, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This could be the definitive modern instruction manual. Having read all the famous books from Ernest Jones to Hogan to Leadbetter and a lot of others in between, there is a lot of room for confusion. This book cleared the fog for me.
Two things in the book are revelations: the body versus hands section and the discussion of the importance of the plane. I now feel for the first time in 30 years of golf that I have the comprehension framework to fix my own swing, slowly but surely, rather than trying this and trying that. Because it takes so long to get the feel for a swing change, unless you're on the right track, you can spend a whole golfing lifetime in the wilderness, going from one teacher to another, knowing you should be playing better but never really getting there.
Thanks to this book, I can confidently analyse my own swing and, more importantly, know how to fix it.
I sincerely hope this book gets the recognition it deserves.
Nick Mount Watsons Bay, Sydney, Australia
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Swing Concept April 9, 2001
By Jerry
Format:Hardcover
Hank Haney's concept of a swing traveling through a series of parallel planes is the most valuable golf idea I ever encountered. It changed everything for me. Now I have a really good swing that I understand. The strange thing is that nobody else writes about this concept. Other authors differ, writing about the club always pointing at the target line, or about a single pane of glass, or about a curved swing plane. However, Haney's concept makes tremendous sense and really works!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Golf Lesson Ever July 23, 2005
Format:Hardcover
Tiger Woods picked the right guy -- I am a 7 handicap and this is the best golf instruction book I have ever read (Nicklaus, Hogan, Woods, Watson, Harmon, Penick, Couples, Floyd, etc.). The one-plane angle concept is so technically sound and the only golf-aid you need to dramatically improve your swing is a mirror. Excellent pictures help capture exactly what Hank is explaining. At any level, this book is a cornerstone for building a bomb-proof golf swing. Most importantly, hit good shots and enjoy it -- instead of going to find it :)!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the only golf lesson you'll ever need November 10, 2003
Format:Hardcover
I have read many golf instruction books but this one by Hank Haney has to be one of the best.The photographs are very good and illustrate the principles discussed extremely well.I finally found a swing thought that controls my reverse pivot problem that often ruins my drive.The grip and alignment advice helped greatly the first time I went out on the course.If you only read one book on golf instruction, this is the one to buy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now I GET it!?! June 2, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Fairly new golfer, got down into the low 80's without any lessons, but although I could drive fairly well (250ish) I couldn't hit an iron to save my life(5 iron 150 yards). I gave this book five stars, not because of it's brilliant "innovation" or anything like that, but when coupled with a pro who teaches in the same vein as this book, you can re-invent your game very quickly. I've added three clubs to my irons, (5 iron is now 195) and it's all because I teamed up with a pro at Hank Haney golf ranch, and read the book and reviewed on my off time. Took me 10 weeks, now I'm a 4 handicapper, and I owe it to my pro and the Hank Haney methodoligy. Change your ball flight, change your game.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners, but full of insights August 8, 2009
Format:Hardcover
I disagree strongly with the various criticisms of this book. Disregard the title (which I think was an unfortunate choice). I have read dozens of golf books over the years, starting with Hogan's Five Fundamentals, and practically everything from all of the top instructors, and this is one is a gold mine of practical information about the golf swing.

This is not a beginner's book by any means. This book is more about understanding the components of a good swing and how your own swing stands in relation to such a swing. And frankly, while some consider some of his writing blatant self-promotion, I found his candor and directness refreshing.

Finally, keep in mind this book was written before he started working with Tiger. His confidence comes from his own understanding of the swing and the direct results he has gotten from many students, not just Tiger.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good All-Around Approach to Improving Your Swing April 29, 2001
Format:Hardcover
Haney certainly is a John Jacobs disciple. The flight of the ball is the feedback mechanism that is sending feedback.
Haney writes and teaches in a simple, straightforward manner that is easy to follow. Not so easy to execute, as we golfers know all too well.
There are good sections on equipment, stance, shortgame, and cures.
As good a start as this is, I don't think that for most players this replaces lessons with a good pro. I recommend highly the John Jacobs schools, where you get the best there is.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for troubleshooting September 29, 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Excellent book for discovering the common flaws and how to correct them. I first read "Ben Hogan's Five Fundamentals". I would recommend it also, but Haney's book shows you the possible flaws creating your bad shots. Hogan tries to explain getting on plane for better shots, while very important, it doesn't give you immediate results.
I have only been playing the game for 5 weeks. I'm now addicted. After reading Haney's book, I went out and broke 100 two days in a row and hit par for 3 holes in a row. I was usually a huge hack at 115 even though I went to the driving range at least 4 times a week and played 18 holes on the weekend. If someone is willing to commit to practice until their swing becomes more second nature, this book will help you straighten things out. As I swing the club more, I become more aware of what I am doing and realize my errors when Haney points them out.
As with everything in life, there are no shortcuts, in order to be good and excel one must apply himself and practice, practice, practice.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Make golf a lot simpler
Published 12 days ago by Randy Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent
Published 1 month ago by Bell Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
this book ranks up there with hogan's
Published 2 months ago by R. Johnson
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe a good book for the beginner
I would rate this as fair. Similar to most golf instruction books. I read Percy Boomer's book "On Learning Golf" and rated it 5stars because it really helped me feel the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bob Cain
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
Bought this book as a gift. I understand that it is a very good book and would recommend it to everyone.
Published 8 months ago by Brenda S. Geist
5.0 out of 5 stars Better understanding = less strokes.
His two instructional books are the only books you need to have a good foundation for golf. My game is 10 strokes better.
Published 9 months ago by John E
1.0 out of 5 stars The only lesson I know.
Ask Tiger Woods, or remember Tiger before he met Hank Haney. Also, think about how much he helped Charles Barkley. He knows about as much about golf as Mother Teresa, maybe less.
Published 10 months ago by earl alex poe
5.0 out of 5 stars this is one of the best books of golf I have read
It is really informative. Excellent and clear technique
This book is made for those already invoved in golf and permits to refresh the basics. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Sergio
5.0 out of 5 stars Haney Lessons
Another good Golf Instruction book at a great price with very fast ship, thank you very much. Any golf lesson from Hank Haney is worth the price.
Published 15 months ago by John M. Wasilnak
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
This book is true to it's title. I have learned so many little things that have improved my swing and score! If you are going to buy a golf book I highly recommend this one. Read more
Published 19 months ago by kelly carpenter
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