Contains straightforward advice on golfing swings from the fundamentals of aim, grip and posture to building the classic swing. The instructions are illustrated with photographs.
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‘The complete instructional guide to all aspects of the swing… and much more besides’
Ernie Els shows you how to build a better, more effective swing to help you improve your performance from tee to green:
• THE FUNDAMENTALS
• BUILDING THE CLASSIC SWING
• IRON PLAY
• LONG BUNKER SHOTS
• DEVELOPING YOUR OWN BEST RHYTHM
• HITTING THE BALL FARTHER
• SHAPING THE BALL
This popular 6ft 3in tall South African is the new golden boy of golf.
Born in Johannesburg, Els is the third youngest player to win a major since World War II after a dramatic, marathon victory in the 1994 US Open at Oakmont. He was only 24 years old, yet displayed remarkable maturity to win a tense, three-way playoff. Golfers who make the major breakthrough so young tend to go on to capture many more, and Els looks set to follow that pattern.
Besides virtually clean-sweeping the South African tour in 1992, matching the exploits of Gary Player, Els has taken on and beaten the best golfers in the world – often by a convincing margin. A six-stroke victory in the 1994 World Championship of Golf proved that point and rounded off an extraordinary year in which Els claimed three world titles to add to his one major championship.
Els makes the game of golf look so easy. He possesses probably the most free-flowing, natural golf swing of any professional today. One of the longest drivers in the game, he has great touch with the irons as well as a wonderful, almost instinctive ability to manufacture and shape his golf shots at will.
This highly appealing book provides an intriguing insight into Els' approach to the golf swing. Starting with the fundamentals, the book moves you swiftly but methodically into the full swing. Every club in the bag receives the full treatment – the driver, long-irons, mid-irons and pitching clubs, plus a section on one of the most feared shots in the game, the long bunker shot. Els also demonstrates the delicate art of hitting draws and fades, an ability that often eludes the club golfer. His uncluttered approach to the game is underlined by telling tips and real life examples of how and why Els manages to hit the right shot at the right time.
Ernie Els is the golfer with everything at his fingertips and in this book he shares with you some of his secrets. Supported by inspired colour photography, it is the complete guide to building yourself a better, more effective golf swing.
Steve Newell is the Instruction Editor of 'Golf World' magazine. He is an experienced technical writer and has worked with Ernie Els on articles for the magazine for over two years and was script editor for the recent Ernie Els instruction video.
Dave Cannon has been an Allsport photographer since 1983 and won the Canon/Golf World European Photographer of the Year Award in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002187124