Providing an innovative approach to learning and understanding golf, this text looks at how the reader can increase the effectiveness of their time away from the golf course so that they can enhance their performance on it. Features include: the art of practice, including self-analysis; key lessons and fundamental practice techniques; the long game - twenty ways of improving your swing; the short game - drills designed to sharpen your pitching, chipping, bunker play and putting; and how to adopt a positive mental attitude and win with confidence.
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‘Positive Practice provides a fresh approach to learning and understanding golf ‘ World of Golf magazine
‘Invaluable … ‘ Golf MonthlyFrom the Back Cover:
David Leadbetter, the world's number one golf coach and best-selling author, reveals how you can increase the effectiveness of time spent away from the golf course so that you can enhance your performances on it.
In 'Positive Practice', his absorbing look at the 'game within a game', Leadbetter underlines three key elements of practice: the pre-match warm-up session, the focused technical workout, and the mental preparation that enables a player to meet the challenges out on the course. Supported with a number of fascinating insights into the world of tournament golf, Leadbetter's teaching ideas provide a thoroughly professional approach to understanding which areas of your game require the most attention, and explain how to develop a realistic practice schedule within limited time constraints.
Following a refresher course on the fundamental lessons of grip and set-up, and the basics of building a solid swing, Leadbetter presents proven methods of developing your practice ground technique, covering both the long and short game as well as the more difficult 'mental game'. At the same time he shares the drills and exercises that have become his trademark, and also offers advice on aspects of physical training that can help a golfer maximise his or her strength and flexibility.
For the vast majority of golfers, practice means time that until now has been ill-disciplined and poorly focused. David Leadbetter's 'Positive Practice' is guaranteed to transform this approach and inspire a whole generation of golfers to greater success out on the course.
David Leadbetter is widely regarded as the world's golf coach, with players of the calibre of Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Greg Norman, Tom Watson and Ernie Els having come under his tutelage. With a number of teaching academies bearing his name around the world, David's unique ability to transcend the complexities of the golf swing and to communicate the fundamentals an in easy-to-follow, purposeful style means that his advice is sought after by players of all ages and standards. Away from the practice ground, David is a regular contributor to 'Golf International' and 'Golf Digest' magazines and has written the best-selling books 'The Golf Swing', 'Faults and Fixes' and 'Lessons from the Golf Greats'.
Richard Simmons, who has collaborated with David Leadbetter in writing this book, is the co-founder of 'Golf International Magazine'. He worked with Nick Faldo on his book, 'A Swing for Life' and is heavily involved in the publishing arm of the David Leadbetter Golf Academy.
Dave Smith is an international freelance illustrator and a member of the Illustrator's Direct Group, the Society of Authors and of Cumberwell Park Golf Club, Wiltshire.
Dave Cannon has been an Allsport photographer since 1983 and won the Canon/Golf World European Golf Photographer of the Year Award in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
"Whatever your ambitions in this game may be, unless you are prepared to invest a certain amount of time on the practice range, golf will continue to get the better of you."
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINSWILLOW, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002184095