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Successful performers in any endeavor share one common approach to getting better: They set and achieve realistic, meaningful goals. Simply swinging a golf club or banging balls time and again does not guarantee improvement in performance.
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.
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.