50 Greatest Golf Lessons of the Century

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9780002188906: 50 Greatest Golf Lessons of the Century

This book is a unique opportunity to study, understand and enjoy the techniques of the world's greatest golfers and the lessons given by John Jacobs -- lessons which are equally applicable to the game of the average club golfer. Jacobs is one of the foremost and most respected golf teachers the game has ever known. His reputation as an authority on the golf swing, with a sharp eye for detail and an uncanny talent for fixing faults, make him a magnet for aspiring young stars and experienced champions alike. Thus he is unique in having taught, played against, or at least studied virtually every great golfer of the last sixty years. No one is better qualified to reveal the greatest golf lessons of the 20th century. He draws on all of his personal experience to offer a remarkable collection of personal anecdotes, short but insightful biographies of all the players, and expert swing analysis. He reveals 50 of the most telling lessons he has given to golf's greats over the years and highlights the secret to their successful swings. Every major force in the game from Bobby Jones to Tiger Woods is subject to John's expert gaze and his thoughtful prognosis on what the club golfer can learn from these wonderful players is complemented by superb, specially commissioned artworks. 50 Greatest Golf Lessons of the Century affords players of all standards the chance to benefit from the very same lessons, and the same expert eye and wise words that have helped the best become even better.

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John Jacobs, one of golf's most respected teachers, has either played against, talked with, or given a tip to just about every significant player in the last half of the 20th century. Combining his personal experience with an enormous knowledge of the game, he's assembled 50 important lessons--some general, some quite specific--offered alphabetically from (#1) how Seve Ballesteros relies on imagination in his shot-making to (#50) how Tiger Woods sets his eyes over the ball when putting. Jacobs addresses all parts of the game by using the mechanics and mental preparation of 34 pros--from old-timers like Henry Cotton and Harry Vardon to today's bright lights of the fairways. This is no mere tutorial, though. Through bios and photos of each player and lots of Jacobs's personal anecdotes, 50 Greatest Golf Lessons teaches the history and evolution of the golf swing with relevance to today. Better yet, for golfers who want to improve their games--and is there a golfer among us who doesn't?--Jacobs's complete analyses of each lesson come with important suggestions for how to take the lessons with you from the page right out to the golf course. --Jeff Silverman

About the Author:

John Jacobs has often been referred to as the 'Professionals' Professional'. He is the founder of the European Tour, having been its first Tour Director during the early 1970s; was Ryder Cup captain in 1979 and 1981; and was awarded an OBE in 1997 for his services to golf. He is the best-selling author of Golf Doctor and Practical Golf School. Steve Newell is the instruction editor of Golf World magazine. He has co-authored two books with Ernie Els and was the contributing editor on the highly acclaimed Ultimate Golf Techniques.

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