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The Best Instruction Book Ever! Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers Show You the Fastest Ways to Shoot Lower Scores! (Book + DVD) Hardcover – October 23, 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Time Home Entertainment; Har/DVD edition (October 23, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603200010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603200011
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Alp Turhan Madanoglu on November 15, 2007
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Easy to read, with a lot of pictures and the best is that it has a lot of different teachers wich means different solutions to your flaws.

Very good "book structure" , let me give you its contents :
sec. 1 : preparing to play
sec. 2 : understanding your swing
sec. 3 : you and your driver
sec. 4 : hybrids, woods and long irons
sec. 5 : scoring shots
sec. 6 : your short game
sec. 7 : escaping the sand
sec. 8 : holing out
sec. 9 : trouble shots
sec. 10: flaws and fixes

I hope it will help you as much as me .

The dvd is an extra...mmmmm.... i would say at best 3 stars..
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By Ryoh on November 29, 2007
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I think that all books should follow this format. The pictures make the entire learning process easy to follow. The countless points, fixes and corrections from the instructors coupled with the structured approach make reading even for the beginner exciting and informative. I recommend this book to anyone seriously interested in improving the basics of their game and reducing shots on the green. Worth every cent and kudos to the publishers.
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I have been a teaching pro for 13-years, and have never seen a more comprehensive golf instruction book. The photography, graphics, charts and graphs are visually effective for all levels of golfers to grasp. "The Best Instruction Book Ever" is the ultimate resource for playing better golf.

T. Baptista
Sacramento, CA
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To get any use from this book you need to be an experienced golfer who is looking for tips on fixing problematic aspects of your game. If you're a beginner (like me) then this book is not for you. For example, in the "short game" section they don't describe the essential differences between a pitch and a chip, when and how to use them, which club to choose or use, how to hold the club (from the photos it looks like you choke down on the club when you chip,) where to place the ball (I think you stand closer to the ball when you chip), etc. etc. There are lots of tips and exercises, but trying to make sense of it as a beginner has left me completely confused. It does me no good to hear "for a chip, swing inside out when you're on a tight lie, and swing outside in when you're in the greenside rough" when I don't even know what I'm doing is in fact a chip!

The book sounds promising - the wisdom of the top 100 instructors is going to make you a golfer, but imagine trying to learn a new skill when 100 people are telling you what to do! If you don't believe me, look at the tagline - a book that will LOWER your score. That is, you have to have been playing for some time and have a consistent score that you want to lower! This is a tip book, not an instruction book.
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I cant really add a whole lot to what others have said about this book, but I will try.

All in all, this is an outstanding value (under $20) for what you get. This is, afterall, written by some of the Top 100 Golf Teachers in America. After reading through some of the contents I was having issues with in my game, I can honestly say I would still consider this a good deal @ $30- 40. Its just as complete a Game- Improvement book I've ever seen. And the drills they ask you to do arent rediculous. Most of them can be achieved around the house if you have a putting mat and/or hitting net.

I'm 'new' to golf (less than 1 year in) so I can only speak for beginners, but I would be shocked if I'm not referring to this book for the next 10 years. As a bonus, it will help me teach my children the game of golf. I'm really excited about that. I can do all the 'boring' reading (which its actually not boring at all), then take them out to the hitting net and teach the kids what I've learned. Great product.
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This book is comprised of tips from the top instructors in the country. However, this is a more of an annual for the Golf Magazine by reproducing the 'tips' that were published from the prior year. The title does not live up to its hyper or its name.

It is organized well and the short bullet format and clear illustrations are good.

However, this is not a system upon which you should base your learning. Different 'tips' may not work for a particular style of swing.

If you are one who learns from 'tips' AND you don't subscribe to the magazine, get this book.

If you want to learn something from scratch or are a routine/average hacker, stay away. You should adopt any one of the dozens of 'systems of instruction' and stick with one.

The following is a book of a similar genre covering tips to play better, not a system.

Breaking 100, 90, 80: Taking Your Game to the Next Level with the Best Teachers in Golf

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For most golfers, I do not recommend this book.
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This book is not be read from cover to cover as you would a novel. Choose the section that highlights your weakness, and then check out the tips. Everything is laid out in clear pictures.

The tips are good and will help your game.
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I have been playing golf for 2 months (took lessons,pored over videos on internet,read many books including Hogan's,Hank Haney's,Leadbetter's, read golf magazines such as Golf Digest and Golf Tips) and I would say this book is one I take to the practice range. At the end of each practice session,I write down a list of what went right and what went wrong. I then flip through the section that covers my problem (the book is well organized for that),learn the drill,fixes and comments on that. Next session,I implement it. It almost always helps.
2 points:Since still pictures and wording can leave a few things unclear, you might have to look up additional sources such as another book/video/professional once in a while. Secondly, as another reviewer noted, in one or two places in the book (of nearly 150 pages),there is what seems to be contradictory advice (one instructor says start high, another says low). In a few other places where you think the same thing's happening,upon careful reading,the shots are slightly different.
Overall, an excellent bargain. You can buy the book alone without DVD for less than 12 bucks. Even better deal as the DVD is limited.
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