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50 Years of Golfing Wisdom - download pdf or read online

By John Jacobs

ISBN-10: 0008118256

ISBN-13: 9780008118259

John Jacobs is considered one of golf's all-time nice academics, a real legend of the sport who has handed on his phrases of knowledge to hundreds of thousands of amateurs in addition to to a couple of the world's maximum gamers over the past 50 years. Now, for the 1st time ever, the decide of his collective knowledge has been introduced jointly in a single seminal quantity. whilst the likes of Butch Harmon and David Leadbetter heap compliment in your equipment and credits you with having assisted in shaping the way in which they learnt their craft and the way they utilized these teachings, you recognize you might want to be the most vital and influential figures on the earth of golfing. not just a superb instructor, John Jacobs used to be additionally more than enough to play within the Ryder Cup and beat the simplest within the video game. those that witnessed his memorable victory over Grand Slam winner Gary participant within the ultimate of the South African Matchplay Championship knew they have been within the presence of somebody precise – a expertise that was once in a position to use all his event as a top-level participant and...

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It should be noted, as an aside, that today’s excessive fear of swinging ‘over the top’ makes this type of shot very common at most levels of the game. The cure lies in allowing the clubface to square automatically at impact by swinging the clubhead through the ball from in-to-in, relative to the target line. When the clubhead swings on target THE STRAIGHT SHOT: ball starts and continues on target line. The swing path at impact matches or exactly coincides with the target line. The clubface looks squarely or directly at the target.

John Jacobs Analyses Golf’s Superstars, published in 1974, in collaboration with Ken Bowden. This was perhaps the first book of its type, focusing as it did on the swings of the leading players of the day, with analysis from John and words of wisdom to help the average golfer learn from the greats. Golf Doctor was first published in 1979 and entitled Curing Faults for Weekend Golfers in the US editions (a title which incidentally killed it from a sales perspective, because people thought it was simply a band-aid), with a foreword by Jack Nicklaus and co-written with Dick Aultman.

The golfing public has been saturated with golf books, most of which have been very good, in many ways. I feel, however, that the titles have been wrong. Most of them should have been called How I Play Golf – and how the writer of each book plays golf may not be the easiest way to teach each of his readers. I sincerely hope that this book will make it easier for you to decide which is your own best way of playing. As with every lesson I’ve given, I hope to teach people not just to hit the ball better but to understand why they’re hitting it better.

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