If you are desperate to improve your golf game – or simply want to get better – Mick Gyure’s book offers sound advice. “Every Golfer’s Guide to Shooting Lower Scores” (I learned to break 80 – you can too!) is written by a below average golfer who decided to enjoy the game of golf by improving his skills. Prior to setting a goal to improve his game, Gyure consistently shot in the 130 range; not a fun day on the course if you’re a golfer. After reading Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf,” Gyure focused on the Hall of Fame golfer’s suggestion that “there was no reason why the average player couldn’t regularly shoot in the 70s.”
Gyure shares that “After reading Hogan’s book, I decided that day to make breaking 80 my long-term goal. That day was a turning point for me, and getting better meant I needed to make some changes. The challenge of becoming a better player was foremost in my thoughts.”
From that inspiration, Gyure developed a program that can help other frustrated golfers in their quest for improvement. He packs a lot of information into the 151-page book. Through a series of five specific objectives, you will learn why you haven’t made progress in the past, how to make true improvements in your game, and how to overcome common barriers to getting lasting results. A few sample tips from Gyure:
· Avoid quick fixes and random golf tips from those not familiar with your swing.
· Technology will not fix a bad swing! You can buy the most expensive clubs on the market but don’t expect that the new equipment will cause your swing faults to disappear.
· Select training aids carefully.
The journey to breaking 80 is a process, the author suggests. “Reaching the goal doesn’t happen overnight, but it is attainable,” he says. “Everyday Golfer’s Guide to Shooting Lower Scores” retails for $14.95 and is available at www.PositiveLight.com.
Rick Stedman is an avid golfer, RVer, and writer who lives in Olympia, Washington. Rick writes a golf column, “The RV Golfer,” which is published every month in rvlife.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.