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Solid Contact: A Top Instructor's Guide to Learning Your Swing DNA and Instantly Striking the B all Better Than Ever Hardcover – March 15, 2012
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The plus/minus system provided is a logical next step to the work on one- and two-plane swings. The idea is that even with a swing in place, things will still go wrong (i.e., bad days). This book defines the adjustments that can help fix problems that emerge.
In brief, mistakes are said to come from swinging on too steep or too shallow of a plane. All ball flight mistakes are categorized. A menu of corrections is provided. Drawings make the corrections understandable.
For the right level of golfer, this a very good book albeit it somewhat hard to read. I wish I had this years ago as it would have saved a lot of time instead of having to figure things out through trial and error.
This book is a great value for golf instructors trying to fix students' swing flaws - without attempting to overhaul someone's entire swing.
If you're a DIY type, you can use this book to troubleshoot and fix your own swing. However, I recommend you start with both "Plane Truth for Golfers" books and the companion DVD videos. (4 discs set available at their web site: SolidContact[dot]net ) to grove the proper fundamentals for your swing type. Combined, this is a cheaper solution than even 2 golf lessons from an "uninformed" instructor, which may mess you up.
Also, get an "Orange Whip" to teach yourself proper swing "feel" (timing, tempo, rhythm, and balance). Search YouTube for Jim Hardy video on Orange Whip
Bad reviewers in my mind either 1) did not apply himself to read/understand the book or 2) Does not have the mental mind set to apply the book - or a combination of both
At a glance the book may seem a confusing presentation. But just a little effort gets past that. The only thing I would change is one of his two symbols or codes. I would use an ^ instead of a +. Since + means a narrow steep upright swing I would be reminded of this better with a ^ compared to the +
The book Solid Contact explains how to interpret ball flight along with divot. I have the book and it is wonderful. The biggest lesson I learned from that book is that I have a seriously underdeveloped "observation/cause and effect determination/ implement solution" gene in my ancestry. Or to say another way I am: 2) Does not have the mental mind set to apply the book (yet)
Hardy's book Solid Contact has given me everything I need to determine what just happened and fix it but I am not yet up to the task of doing it. To illustrate I frequently casually see where my drive landed but I do not pinpoint and fix it in my mind, rather wander to the general area and hope it jumps out at me. Likewise the Solid Contact book swing result/fix requires a mind set of observation/cause and effect determination/ implement solution. A person cannot just see ball flight and glance at divot.
I confess that I am the guy that sees ball flight and glances at divot. I am not yet up to applying the simplicity of the cause and effect fix that is so easily described in this book. But I will get the mindset in gear.
I have his Book Plane Truth for Golfers and it is the best golf books ever.Read more ›
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My buddies and I are looking forward to putting this into affect asap.Published 7 months ago by daw7100
Provides tools to diagnose swing flaws and suggestions on how to fix them. Fully compatible with single and two plane swings.Published 12 months ago by Roger N Obenauf
So many books, so little time. Hardy fixed my push problem with just 6 swings. Doesn't get much better than that -- a golf book that actually works.Published 13 months ago by Joel
If you are cognitive and enjoy the science side of golf this is as good as it gets as far as providing practical applicationPublished 19 months ago by DrH
Not for the casual golfer, but if you want to "dig in" to the subject and really understand the golf swing, first read Jim's two books (The Plane Truth, and Plane Truth -... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jack Stephenson
in conjunction with Hardy's other books, this is the greatest golf book I've ever read...and I've read most of them. Read morePublished on July 18, 2014 by Ronald Kronenberger
I was struggling immensely and in one practice session fixed my issue. I have read many golf books and this is the first one that mentioned the missed shot that has been plaguing... Read morePublished on July 11, 2014 by Mike Trompeter