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Develop a consistent swing and master every golf shot on your way to a lower handicap. Golf: Steps to Success provides detailed, progressive instruction with accompanying illustrations for every shot: putts, chip shots, and pitch shots as well as shots from the fairway, tee box, bunker, rough, and bad lies.
Practice and improve your shotmaking with 95 drills that feature a scoring system to gauge and accelerate your progress. After building a strong skill base, improve the mental side of your game by learning to select the right club, analyze ball flight, and manage your emotions to raise your level of play and enjoyment of the game.
This self-paced learning tool allows you to build a solid overall game and build on any initial golf lessons you may have had. As part of the popular Steps to Success Series—with more than 1.5 million copies sold—Golf: Steps to Success is the instructional guide you’ll find most valuable not only on the practice range and green but also on every hole you play.
Step 1. Putting the Ball Into the Hole
Step 2. Setting Up for the Shot
Step 3. Chipping to the Green
Step 4. Pitching From Farther Away
Step 5. Taking a Full Swing
Step 6. Overcoming a Difficult Lie
Step 7. Escaping From Bunkers
Step 8. Hitting Shots From the Rough
Step 9. Selecting the Right Club
Step 10. Managing the Course
Step 11. Maintaining Focus on the Course
Step 12. Closing in on Par
Paul Schempp is a professor of kinesiology at the University of Georgia, where he is the director of the sport instruction research laboratory. He is a scientific consultant for Golf Magazine, in which he assists in the selection of America’s Top 100 Golf Instructors. He also serves on the National Education Advisory Board for the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and is a performance consultant for the Swedish Golf Federation.
Schempp holds an EdD in human movement studies from Boston University. A resident of Athens, Georgia, he enjoys spending his free time playing golf, fly fishing, and scuba diving.
Peter Mattsson is the head coach of the Swedish national men’s and women’s golf teams, coaching both amateur and professional players. He has coached Swedish teams and individual players at numerous European and World Amateur Championships at the World Cup and at professional events on the men’s and women’s tours. Mattsson holds a BEd in physical education and is currently enrolled in doctoral studies at the University of Orebro in Sweden. He has published a number of golf books in Swedish.
“Dr. Paul Schempp and Peter Mattsson are two of the most dynamic thinkers in golf instruction and athletic learning today. Both are on the cutting edge of training methods for improving golfers’ games and in Golf: Steps to Success they provide a proven method that will take any golfer to the next level of performance.
The innovative self tests in Golf: Steps to Success break the game down into manageable and measurable pieces that can be isolated to identify each golfer’s key weaknesses and strengths; the first step to making practice efficient. The authors also include a variety of new drills that were developed through testing with many of the game’s elite players. These drills address a wide variety of swing faults with proven fixes.
This book does a wonderful job of explaining everything the novice needs to know to become a proficient golfer while providing the experienced golfer with a roadmap to achieving golfing excellence. No matter what scores you currently shoot, Golf: Steps to Success will lower those scores.”
Lorin Anderson-- Managing Editor for Instruction, Golf Magazine
”Using Golf: Steps to Success will improve your golf game in an engaging way. It provides not only the knowledge and instruction you need to properly execute every type of swing but also the ability to handle the various challenges a golf course presents. The many drills will help you become a better player regardless of your previous experience with the game.”
"Golf: Steps to Success gives detailed yet easy-to-grasp instruction and illustrations that golfers of all levels can use to hone their game. With the included drills they will conquer the course with confidence."
Includes lecture topics, physical activities, students assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites and books. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.