With over 60 years of coaching amateur players, as well as professionals of the calibre of Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Byron Nelson, golf teacher and former University of Texas coach Harvey Penick has a wealth of golfing experience on which to draw. His ability to see through all the technical jargon associated with the golf swing, means that all players, whatever their level, can follow his teachings to get the most out of their game. Named after the red notebook Penick has always kept, this book is a collection of parables revealing the important truths behind the game of golf. It is full of useful advice not only for the keen golfer, but for pros and teachers as well. It is divided into a series of anecdotal lessons and teachings, from learning which club to use and practising the swing, through to overcoming bad habits and preparing for big matches. Holding the club "like a musical instrument"; letting confidence rub off on one by playing with a better golfer; "powdering" the ball to check on clubface address - these are just some of Harvey Penick's homespun tips on how to improve one's game.
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Harvey Penick was a former University of Texas golf coach and a club professional for over 50 years. Retired since 1973, he was regarded as one of the best golf teachers in the game and continued to give the occasional lesson to pro’s such as Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw right up until his death.
Bud Shrake is a former newspaper columnist and writer for ‘Sports Illustrated’. He has written two bestselling non-fiction books.Dalla quarta di copertina:
A unique blend of practical tips and parables revealing the important truths behind the game, 'Harvey Penick's Little Red Golf Book 'steers clear of all the technical jargon associated with the golf swing and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play to the best of their ability.
In a career spanning over sixty years, during which time he has coached amateur players and professionals of the calibre of Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw and Bryon Nelson, legendary golf teacher and former University of Texas coach Harvey Penick has kept a running record of all his observations on the game. Now with the help of novelist and sportswriter Bud Shrake, he has turned his thoughts and words of wisdom into a book on golf instruction. The result is a charming collection of over eighty homespun lessons and teachings from a man whose simple and common-sense approach to life and, above all, his love for golf shine through.
No extravagant terms, no complex analysis. Penick tells it straight, whether it concerns holding the club correctly, how to knock strokes off your game, or playing with a positive attitude. His book is full of valuable advice that will inspire you with confidence, and help you improve your golf and enjoy your game.
"…the most important instructional book ever written."
"Harvey Penick tees up a lifetime of wisdom."
"…should be required reading for golfers of the world."
"Once you start reading, you never want to stop."
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0002185385
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0002185385
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1993. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110002185385
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0002185385 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0000298