For readers looking to lower their golf handicap, “Golfweek’s 101 Winning Golf Tips” just might hold the answers to your prayers. Written by veteran golf writer John Andrisani, Golfweek’s 101 Winning Golf Tips is now in its second edition. Much of what Andrisani learned during his travels interviewing and observing players is found in this book, along with his own shot-making tips based on 50 years of personal playing experience.
Each of the 101 golf tips is broken down into three elements: Situation, Strategy, and Shot-Technique Tip. For example:
Shot 88: Long Chip
Situation: The ball is sitting up in the fringe grass, 10 feet off a level green. The distance to the hole is 60 feet.
Strategy: Because of the long distance to the hole, it is too risky to play a wedge shot. Yes, you certainly could opt to play the ball well back in your stance and hit a pitching wedge, yet I still believe the 6-iron is probably the best choice club for handling this chipping situation. You want the ball to carry the fringe, land on the front edge of the green, and roll all the way to the hole like a putt.
Shot-Technique Tip: Set up open to get a clear view of the hole and to help promote a much freer arm-swing. Play the ball back in your stance with your hands just ahead of the club head, and slightly more weight on your left foot. Control the swinging action of the club by moving an imaginary triangle formed by your arms, hands, and shoulders, just like golf legend Greg Norman taught me to do. Trigger the downswing by nudging your knees toward the target, and then just rotate the triangle. Virtually automatically, the club will swing into the ball and brush the ball off the turf on a low trajectory.
This is just one example of the many great golf tips that Andrisani shares in the 135-page book. Photographer Yasuhiro Tanabe provides a wealth of vivid photographs that enhance the visual flavor of Golfweek’s 101 Winning Golf Tips. For information on ordering the book, visit Skyhorse Publishing’s web site at www.skyhorsepublishing.com.
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