Els, Ernie The Complete Short Game

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The Complete Short Game

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Ernie Els, the most exciting talent in golf today, explains how to develop the ultimate short game through using the correct methods in practice.

Every conceivable shot around the green is covered – approach shots, chipping, bunker play, putting and recovery shots – and for each stroke that Els demonstrates there is a self-contained exercise or drill routine.

This golfer’s manual is packed full of practical tips on technique, equipment, strategy, shot selection and choice of club, with Els drawing on real-life situations on the golf course to make his point.

Whether practising in the living room or the garden, in the practice net or on the range, you can now gain the knowledge and the confidence to eliminate your weaknesses and improve your all-round game.

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Celebrated as one of the deadliest short game players in the world, Ernie Els, US Champion in 1994 and 1997, reveals his secrets for successful chipping, pitching, putting and playing out of sand.

With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for players of all levels of ability and over 300 full-colour photographs, 'The Complete Short Game' offers an impressive array of solutions to help bring down your handicap including:
• Mastering left – and back-handed pitches
• Using height, spin and roll to diversify chipping
• Understanding how weather affects the ball's trajectory
• Hitting different types of bunker shot
• Reading greens, mastering slopes and judging speed of putts

In this book, perhaps the most comprehensive manual ever dedicated solely to the short game, Ernie describes in his own words and demonstrates in his own wonderfully skilful way how and why sharpening the shots played around the green is the quickest, easiest and most direct route to lower scores.

All the shots you need to know from 100 yards and in are covered, including: pitching, chipping, bunker play, putting, recovery play and trouble shots, with every conceivable stroke explained and demonstrated in perfect detail.

Significant improvement comes about only through a combination of knowledge and practice, though. That's why the book is also packed throughout with innovative and effective drills to help accelerate the learning process and ensure that any improvements are truly long term.

With over 300 stunning high-speed photographs and a wealth of crystal-clear, constructive advice straight from the mind of one of the world's best golfers, 'The Complete Short Game' represents an essential manual to help golfers improve their performance around the greens.

Steve Newell is the instruction editor of 'Golf World'. He has written articles with many of the world's best players and teachers, including Greg Norman, Ernie Els, Fred Couples, Colin Montgomerie, Bernhard Langer, Gary Player, John Jacobs and David Leadbetter. He is the author of numerous golf books, including 'How To Build A Classic Golf Swing' with Ernie Els and wrote the script for Ernie's first instruction video. Steve is a four-handicap golfer.

As an amateur golfer, Dave Cannon played for Leicestershire more than fifty times. In 1979 he took up sports photography, joined Allsport in 1983 and became a director in 1987. He has built up arguably the finest contemporary golf picture library in the world and has worked with all of the world's leading golfers.

About the Author:

Ernie Els was born in Johannesburg in 1970. He made his breakthrough on the world tour at the age of 24 by winning the 1994 US Open at Oakmont, the third youngest player since the War to do so. He has since added a second US Open and the British Open titles to his collection.

Steve Newell is the instruction editor of Golf World magazine. He is the author of numerous golf books including How to Build a Classic Golf Swing and Complete Short Game both with Ernie Els, and 50 Greatest Golf Lessons of the Century with John Jacobs.

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