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One Putt: The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Putting
One Putt
The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Putting
Paperback      ISBN: 1770856935

Ken Brown shows golfers in clear language and photographs how to excel on the putting green. He taps his experience as a winning pro golfer and a broadcaster and analyst on the tournament circuit to share his secrets to perfect putting. He has earned a reputation as a golf guru and his advice is sought regularly by players looking to reduce their handicap.

Brown's success sinking putts gave him his nickname, "One Putt". He uses his "climb the ladder" progression technique to one-putting: develop a perfect set up, read the greens, acquire touch, and feel and hone skills through practice drills. Featuring his analyses and anecdotes from decades of experience, this beautifully illustrated, clearly organized book makes it easy and entertaining to improve this crucial golfing skill.

Tight, easy-to-read text and a generous serving of how-to and step-by-step photographs demonstrate the techniques, while directional arrows and inset boxes clarify the instructions for the player.

The book includes:

  • Choosing a Putter -- Length; Lie; Loft; Weight; The sweet spot; Moment of inertia; Insets, grooves and sounds off the face; Balance; Face depth; Shaft flex; Grips and grip alignment; Try before you buy; Look after your putter; Putters and their features.
  • The Basic Set-up -- Grip fundamentals; Take your grip; Address; The set-ups of six pros
  • Reading Greens -- Approach the green; Mend the pitch mark; Yardage books; The cut lines
  • The Set-up Routine -- Rehearse
  • The Stroke -- The final frontier; Fitting it together; Useful tips
  • Touch and Feel -- Cause and effect; One-handed putting; Stimpmeter; Putting aids; Drills
  • Tips and Drills -- Plan your practice; The 'Ken on the Course' one putt improver; The Drills; Keep a score; Warming up; Stretching; The ultimate fix
  • One Putting -- Learn from six of the best; Positive thinking
  • Putting Rules.

With a foreword by pro Seve Ballesteros and endorsements from Lee Westwood and Sir Nick Faldo, One Putt is sure to reduce those unwelcome extra putts on the green.

Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour
Slaying the Tiger
A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour
Paperback      ISBN: 0553390686
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In Slaying the Tiger, one of today's boldest young sportswriters spends a season inside the ropes alongside the rising stars who are transforming the game of golf.

For more than a decade, golf was dominated by one galvanizing figure: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods. But as his star has fallen, a new, ambitious generation has stepped up to claim the crown. Once the domain of veterans, golf saw a youth revolution in 2014. In Slaying the Tiger, Shane Ryan introduces us to the volatile, colorful crop of heirs apparent who are storming the barricades of this traditionally old-fashioned sport.

As the golf writer for Bill Simmons's Grantland, Shane Ryan is the perfect herald for the sport's new age. In Slaying the Tiger, he embeds himself for a season on the PGA Tour, where he finds the game far removed from the genteel rhythms of yesteryear. Instead, he discovers a group of mercurial talents driven to greatness by their fear of failure and their relentless perfectionism. From Augusta to Scotland, with an irreverent and energetic voice, Ryan documents every transcendent moment, every press tent tirade, and every controversy that made the 2014 Tour one of the most exciting and unpredictable in recent memory.

Here are indelibly drawn profiles of the game's young guns: Rory McIlroy, the Northern Irish ace who stepped forward as the game's next superstar; Patrick Reed, a brash, boastful competitor with a warrior's mentality; Dustin Johnson, the brilliant natural talent whose private habits sabotage his potential; and Jason Day, a resilient Aussie whose hardscrabble beginnings make him the Tour's ultimate longshot. Here also is the bumptious Bubba Watson, a devout Christian known for his unsportsmanlike outbursts on the golf course; Keegan Bradley, a flinty New Englander who plays with a colossal chip on his shoulder; twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth, a preternaturally mature Texan carrying the hopes of the golf establishment; and Rickie Fowler, the humble California kid striving to make his golf speak louder than his bright orange clothes.

Bound by their talent, each one hungrier than the last, these players will vie over the coming decade for the right to be called the next king of the game. Golf may be slow to change, but in 2014, the wheels were turning at a feverish pace. Slaying the Tiger offers a dynamic snapshot of a rapidly evolving sport.

Praise for Slaying the Tiger

"This book is going to be controversial. There is no question about it. . . . It is the most unvarnished view of the tour--the biggest tour in the world--that I've ever read. And it's not close."--Gary Williams, Golf Channel

"A must-read for PGA Tour fans from the casual to the most dedicated . . . This book is certain to be as important to this era as John] Feinstein's A Good Walk Spoiled] was two decades ago. . . . A well-researched, in-depth look at the men who inhabit the highest levels of the game."--Examiner.com

"A masterfully written account of an important time in golf history."--Adam Fonseca, Golf Unfiltered

"Absolutely marvelous . . . Ryan's writing flows and his reporting turns pages for you."--Kyle Porter, CBS Sports

"A riveting read."--Library Journal

"Ryan's fresh look is just what we golfer/readers want."--Curt Sampson, New York Times bestselling author of Hogan

"Ryan does a fantastic job painting a thoughtful and accurate portrait of the new crop of heirs apparent."--Stephanie Wei, Wei Under Par
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book
Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf
Hardcover      ISBN: 1451683219

The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work--the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as "the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style" (The New York Times)--includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives.

The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros.

The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the "Socrates of the golf world," began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick's simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best.

This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick's lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III--whose father learned the game under Penick's tutelage--and reminds golfers everywhere to "take dead aim."
Golf Fundamentals
Golf Fundamentals
Paperback      ISBN: 0736054316

Get out on the course and enjoy every round Golf Fundamentals teaches you the basics of the sport and gets you playing right away.

Learn proper execution of the sport's essential skills and tactics. All the fundamental shots--putting, chipping, pitching, bunker shots, irons, and woods--are covered to provide a base for solid technique.

More than 45 gamelike activities and drills will speed your learning and improve your performance, and alternative scoring methods will keep the game interesting. You'll also feel more informed with the advice provided on equipment, etiquette, course management, and recovery shots.

Golf Fundamentals is the best way to master the basics of the sport as you play. Get out on the course and use it today

See all the titles available in the Sports Fundamentals Series.

Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game
Zen Golf
Mastering the Mental Game
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385504462

The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration-the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot.

Zen Golf presents a simple system for building "mental game mastery." Dr Parent's unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as "How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee", "You Produce What You Fear", and "How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf", the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in "the zone" that professionals have learned to master.

Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings.
Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501126423
#1 New York Times Bestseller

"Irresistible...Immensely readable...The authors have laid out a saga that is part myth, part Shakespeare, part Jackie Collins....A whirlwind of a biography that reads honest and true." --The Wall Street Journal

"A confident and substantial book...It has torque and velocity...It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It's a big American story." --The New York Times

Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods's life--many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before--a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon.

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years--one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really?

In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods's life--friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods's inner circle.

From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger's relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger's longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger's father, Earl Woods, as a "talent scout"--years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the National Enquirer's globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger's infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom--who programmed him to be "the chosen one," tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well--the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents' creation. We meet the lonely, introverted child prodigy who has trouble connecting with other kids because of his stutter and unusual lifestyle. We experience the thrill and confusion of his meteoric rise to stardom. And we come to understand the grown man's obsession with extreme training and deep sea diving--despite their potential for injury--as a rare source of the solitude he craves. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods's singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years.

But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend--and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.
How I Play Golf
How I Play Golf
Paperback      ISBN: 0446551678

Since turning pro after a short stint at Stanford University, no one athlete has dominated their sport as Tiger Woods has dominated the world of golf. His list of achievements and championships would fill pages.

But how does he do it? In HOW I PLAY GOLF, through fabulous color photos, slow-motion photography, and plenty of text, Tiger talks about his drives, his putting, his chip shots, his mental approach to the game, and much more more. This is the complete instructional on how Tiger plays the game of golf.

Tiger shares his thoughts on what he calls the game for a lifetime. He reveals the five secrets he believes are responsible for his success -- a combination of physical, metaphysical, and psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape and to help him to transcend all the ups and downs of golf.

Not many can play golf as well as Tiger does, but at least we can read how we can try to improve our game. This one singular volume contains all the golf instruction that anyone would ever need.
A Son of the Game
A Son of the Game
Paperback      ISBN: 1565129784

When acclaimed golf writer James Dodson leaves his home in Maine to revisit Pinehurst, North Carolina, where his father first taught him the game that would shape his life and career, he's at a point where he has lost direction. But once there, the curative power of the sandhills region not only helps him find a new career working for the local paper but also reignites his flagging passion for the game of golf. And, perhaps more significantly, it inspires him to try to pass along to his teenage son the same sense of joy and contentment he has found in the game, and to recall the many colorful and lifelong friends he has met on the links.

This wise memoir about finding new meaning through an old sport is filled with anecdotes about the history of the game and of Pinehurst, the home of American golf, where many larger-than-life legends played some of their greatest rounds. Dodson's bestselling memoir Final Rounds began in Pinehurst twenty-five years ago, and now A Son of the Game completes the circle as it follows his journey of discovery back to where his love of the game began--a love that he hopes to make a family legacy.
Golfing with Dad: The Game's Greatest Players Reflect on Their Fathers and the Game They Love
Golfing with Dad
The Game's Greatest Players Reflect on Their Fathers and the Game They Love
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616082534
Golfing With Dad is a heartwarming collection of golf's best players' favorite memories with their fathers and how those memories shaped them not only as players, but the men they are today. Many professional golfers have been greatly influenced by their fathers, and some of the very best have contributed interviews to this special book, edited by longtime Golf magazine editor David Barrett, the author of Miracle at Merion.

Contributors include Brad Adamonis, Stewart Cink, Ray Floyd, Jay Haas, J.J. Henry, Peter Jacobsen, Christina Kim, Brittany Lincicome, Kristy McPherson, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Kevin Streelman and Tom Watson.

An ideal Father's Day gift, Golfing With Dad offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the private lives of some of the game's best players.
History of Golf: The Royal and Ancient Game
History of Golf
The Royal and Ancient Game
Paperback      ISBN: 0713632364