Supported by state-of-the-art motion analysis research, "short game guru to the pros" James Sieckmann unveils his "finesse wedge" swing -- a proven and pragmatic way to learn, practice, and perform with each wedge in the bag in every situation -- and shows players that upgrading their short game is possible. Since James Sieckmann first revealed his short-game methods two decades ago, he has amassed a cultlike following of more than seventy PGA and LPGA Tour disciples and has been dubbed the “short-game guru to the pros” (GOLF Magazine). Using his system, several of Sieckmann’s students have become some of the best short-game players of the modern era. A two-time winner on the PGA Tour jumped 117 spots in the Sand Save rankings in one season; another client quickly jumped 81 spots in Scrambling percentage. The benefits of a good short game are undisputed. Unfortunately, players at all levels fail to develop effective short-game skills because instructors teach the exact opposite of the correct technique. Sieckmann studied the greatest short-game players in recent memory—including Seve Ballesteros, Corey Pavin, and Raymond Floyd—to develop a proven and pragmatic way to learn, practice, and perform with each wedge in every situation. His unique observations, which were later verified by motion capture technology, work equally well for amateurs and pros. In his long-awaited first book, Sieckmann opens up his vault of secrets for all golfers. After breaking down the basics, he presents a session-by-session training and practice guide—the same one he creates for his tour clients—to help the reader develop and sustain correct habits, avoid common flaws, and master essential skills. Next, Sieckmann explains how to optimize a player’s wedge swing for every scenario. An easy-to-learn and easy-to-use system, Your Short Game Solution will be the go-to guide anywhere golf is played.
The author of Your Short Game Solution presents his Tour-proven putting-improvement system that can work with any stroke. In a follow-up to the industry-acclaimed Your Short Game Solution (2015), James Sieckmann presents a no-nonsense plan to making more putts. Most putting manuals focus on hard-set mechanics that even the top putters on Tour fail to achieve. According to Sieckmann, you can score even if your mechanics are flawed as long as you master four essential skills: 1) choosing the correct line; 2) starting your ball on that line; 3) matching the line with appropriate speed; and 4) believing completely in yourself and in your training. Borrowing from the same playbook he uses with his Tour clients, Sieckmann outlines a step-by-step process for perfecting these skills, which automatically boost performance.
Good coaches ensure that individuals participating in golf have positive experiences in the game and are therefore more likely to continue their involvement into the future. The Golf Coach can greatly assist players in achieving their goals and aims. Good coaching is an integral part of the development of any player in any sport. The Golf Coach aims: more people playing golf more people achieving their potential more people staying in golf and, better performances on a world stage There are golf tips on every major area of the game, Learn how to be more consistent, hit it longer, be more accurate, manage your game, improve your swing, and lower your score. There's something here for all golfers.
Your Total Solution for Reading Kindergarten will delight young children with activities that teach position words, letter recognition, vowel sounds, making predictions, and more. Your Total Solution for Reading provides lots of fun-to-do practice in reading and language skills for children ages 4Ð8. Colorful pages teach letters and sounds, basic concepts, early writing skills, vocabulary, and more. Loaded with short, engaging activities, these handy workbooks are a parentÕs total solution for supporting learning at home during the important early years.
Games are everywhere: Drivers manoeuvring in heavy traffic are playing a driving game. Bargain hunters bidding on eBay are playing an auctioning game. A firm negotiating next year's wage is playing a bargaining game. The opposing candidates in an election are playing a political game. The supermarket's price for corn flakes is decided by playing an economic game. Game theory is about how to play such games in a rational way. Even when the players have not thought everything out in advance, game theory often works for the same reason that mindless animals sometimes end up behaving very cleverly: evolutionary forces eliminate irrational play because it is unfit. Game theory has seen spectacular successes in evolutionary biology and economics, and is beginning to revolutionize other disciplines from psychology to political science. This Very Short Introduction introduces the fascinating world of game theory, showing how it can be understood without mathematical equations, and revealing that everything from how to play poker optimally to the sex ratio among bees can be understood by anyone willing to think seriously about the problem. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
J. Michael Veron is the acclaimed author of The Greatest Player Who Never Lived and The Greatest Course That Never Was. His work has earned him the title of "master of fiction" from USA Today has called him "The John Grisham of Golf." In addition, The New York Times hailed The Greatest Player as "Golf's Literary Rookie of the Year," and the Seattle Times ranked The Greatest Player as second on its all-time list of "Five Wonderful Golf Books." At one time, The Greatest Player and The Greatest Course were the first and third best-selling sports fiction in the country. Now, J. Michael Veron returns with his most intriguing work yet.... The caddie occupies the most unique position in all of sports. He is a coach who doesn't have to stay on the sidelines, a waterboy who doesn't have to wait for timeouts, a psychologist who doesn't have a couch, and a fan who doesn't have to buy a ticket. In Bobby Reeves' case, he's also a bail bondsman, not to mention a savior who will attempt to help him resurrects his game - and his life - in most unexpected ways. From a jail cell in Baton Rouge to the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, the gifted but troubled golfer and his mysterious caddie travel a remarkable path to great courses and to redemption. With his trademark style and golf expertise, J. Michael Veron has once again crafted a remarkable golf story.
Break your salt addiction so you can lose weight, get your energy back, and live longer!
Author: Heather K. Jones
Publisher: Rodale Books
Category: Health & Fitness
BEAT BLOAT, SHED POUNDS, AND SLASH SALT FOR GOOD! Salt is tasty and addictive, and even though it has zero calories of its own, it could be responsible for sabotaging your weight loss efforts. Hidden in foods you'd least expect (even in "diet" foods), salt is everywhere--and it's devastating your health and your waistline. But there are simple ways to nix the sodium and lower your risk for high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and other health issues while you're at it. Low salt does not mean low flavor! In this book, you'll find recipes and quick fixes for more than 75 simple and delicious meals, including Sweet Potato Pancakes, Pork Tenderloin with Avocado Salad, Rosemary Salmon, Pumpkin-Maple Cheesecake, and Banana Nut Cake. The Salt Solution Diet also serves as a store guide, helping you navigate your way through supermarket aisles and drive-thru menus, so you know which packaged and restaurant foods (yes, you can still have them) are the best ones for you and your health. Thanks to The Salt Solution Diet slimming down and sidestepping disease has never been easier or more delicious. Here is the fix your health, diet, and waist-line have been looking for!
“The Pro Tour’s hottest coach” (Golf Digest) distills the lessons of a private strategy session into an indispensable “soft skills” companion. Credited with transforming the short games of world-class golfers like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, and Yani Tseng, Dave Stockton is one of the most sought-after coaches in golf. Yet Stockton’s natural abilities are more like the average player’s than those of most tour superstars. Not particularly long off the tee and average in terms of ballstriking, Stockton has won multiple major championships through a willingness to set his ego aside and analyze his game objectively—precisely what make him so effective as an instructor. The hallmark of Stockton’s coaching is the idea that “trying doesn’t work.” He shows students how to get out of their own way and let their subconscious take over. In Own Your Game, Stockton recreates the experience of riding eighteen holes with him at one of his highly sought-after corporate outings. He explains how any player can learn to use his or her mind effectively—both in the microcosm of the shot at hand and in plotting a way through a round. Amateur golfers are tired of trying to imitate the swings of the pros—to mostly disastrous results. Stockton gives players the tools and the freedom to play better with the swing they currently have. Portable, conversational, practical—and complete with a mini-guide to playing business golf with colleagues and clients—Own Your Game shows how players at all levels can master the all-important mental game.
With grace and charm, former vice president Dan Quayle and his wife Marilyn open the doors to their hearts and home with personal experiences which affirm family from their growing up years though their years in Washington. Because they believe our culture reflects its core values, the Quayles encourage families to teach and exemplify Christian values to their children.
Easier Baseball Techniques Will Lower Your Golf Score
Author: Tom Pezzuti
Category: Sports & Recreation
"While drying your sparkling clean ball on the dirty towel hanging from the ball washer, you take a deep breath and survey the scene. After teeing up your ball, you're immediately confronted with the first of many questions of detail-the nagging minutiae of golf. What's my target? Where do I stand? How do I stand?" For many, learning traditional golf is often confusing and complicated. Conflicting tips and extraneous motion produce a difficult, high-maintenance sport that few golfers master. Combining the techniques of baseball and golf may be the answer. Hitting a ninety-five-mile-an-hour fastball is arguably one of the most difficult tasks in sports. But many golfers have trouble hitting a tiny golf ball lying motionless in the grass. Why? Author Tom Pezzuti offers a solution. Baseball does not use a backswing technique, and Pezzuti suggests this procedure lies at the root of many golf swing problems. "Baseballgolf "shows you how baseball principles apply to your grip, stance, power stroke, pitch shots, and putting. If you are not a touring pro who practices six to eight hours a day, then you need low-maintenance, simpler methods of playing golf. Try "Baseballgolf," and watch your game soar!
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Sports & Recreation
Lower your score more quickly than you ever thought possible. The short game makes up more than half your golf shots and is crucial to a good score. Improve your putting, chipping, pitching, and bunker shots. Learn to scrutinize the putter path, establish posture, set your pre-shot routine, position the club blade, see how to connect consistently with the sweet spot, control your grip, and find the zone for the swing. A valuable appendix -- the first of its kind for amateurs -- offers a one-hour test to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses.
David Kilcullen is one of the world's most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare, a ground-breaking theorist whose ideas "are revolutionizing military thinking throughout the west" (Washington Post). Indeed, his vision of modern warfare powerfully influenced the United States' decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement "the Surge," now recognized as a dramatic success. In Counterinsurgency, Kilcullen brings together his most salient writings on this vitally important topic. Here is a picture of modern warfare by someone who has had his boots on the ground in some of today's worst trouble spots-including Iraq and Afghanistan-and who has been studying counterinsurgency since 1985. Filled with down-to-earth, common-sense insights, this book is the definitive account of counterinsurgency, indispensable for all those interested in making sense of our world in an age of terror.