Every golfer wants to improve their game and their various golf swings, no matter if they are a PGA Tour professional or weekend hack. Collectively, we spend boat loads of money on gadgets to help us improve our game and read golf books galore to hopefully guide us in the right direction. A recent release by Golf Channel analyst and former professional golfer Brandel Chamblee should get your attention if improvement is in your golf game plan.
“The Anatomy of Greatness: Lessons From the Best Golf Swings in History” is billed as the Holy Grail of golf instruction. Chamblee researched the golf swings of numerous successful golfers and came up with a brilliant formula for greatness – basically that the majority of successful golfers employed the same techniques.
“If you find yourself struggling, take solace that the best also struggled,” writes the author. “Their struggles, however, have led to the discoveries and commonalities in this book, so take your time, and this may well be the last instruction book you will need.”
The book details several aspects of the swing, including the grip, posture, and backswing. One of the most significant takeaways from the book is that Chamblee discovered that of the 19 players with multiple Masters titles, 17 lifted their front heel. The only exceptions were Tiger Woods and Nick Faldo.
Lessons From the Best Golf Swings
Also, of the top 50 tournament winners of all time – who had 17 or more Tournament wins – 46 used the heel lift method. Chamblee, who played on Tour for a dozen years, credits his co-authors included the likes of Hagan, Jones, Sarazen, Snead, Nelson, Hogan, Player, Wright, Palmer, Nicklaus, Casper, Trevino, Sorenstam, and Watson. The latter also wrote the foreword to the book.
On the women’s side, Patty Berg had the most major wins followed by Mickey Write. They, along with Kathy Whitworth, who had the most LPGA wins, all lifted their heel.
There’s a coincidence to these golfer’s greatness, and the author has discovered their common threads.
Published by Simon and Schuster, the 129-page book is a must-read for golfers of all levels. “The Anatomy of Greatness: Lessons From the Best Golf Swings in History” is truly the Holy Grail of golf instruction. Available at amazon.com
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