Golfers, as a breed, are willing to pry their unwilling bodies into any ungodly position if they think it will help their game, even more so if that position mirrors the languid power of, say, Sam Snead's, Fred Couples's, Payne Stewart's, or Tiger Woods's. Swing like a Pro
tees up a new model, a computer-generated composite of more than 100 swings of the world's best golfers. The theory behind it is to isolate and emphasize those parts of the swings that all good swings have in common--the parts that every golfer, regardless of the entirety of motion, can adapt to his or her own. While the theory may be sound, the presentation is technically complex, as dry as a pot bunker on an August afternoon. If you already play the game, this may help shave a few strokes. If you're just starting out, head back to the range for a lesson. --Jeff Silverman
From Library Journal
This book is the result of 17 years of research on the mechanics of the golf swing. The objective was to determine how the professionals make the swing look so simple, when in reality, according to the authors, it is a complex series of motions: the setup, the grip, the backswing, the downswing. Mann, an expert in biomechanics and founder of CompuSport, and golf pro Griffin have developed a composite of over 100 of the world's top golfers, creating a computer-generated image?a virtual golf pro?that is featured throughout the book. Easy to read and with an assortment of photos, Swing Like a Pro is a useful reference source golfers will enjoy.?LarryLittle, Penticton P.L., BC
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