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See below for a selection of the latest books from Golf category. Presented with a red border are the Golf books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Golf books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

A Constraints-Led Approach to Golf Coaching

A Constraints-Led Approach to Golf Coaching

While the popularity of golf is coming under increased pressure, it continues to hook millions of players. However, the complexity of the game and the extremely high level of precision required to hit the ball consistently well means that it is a game that is difficult to even become 'good' at, let alone master. Consequently, irrespective of whether the player is a weekend golfer, a club member, or a tour professional, the search for the key to playing good golf feeds an insatiable desire for ideas and tips to improve golf performance and bring one's handicap down. However, traditional coaching, with its primary focus on developing the perfect swing is not leading to a reduction in handicaps and the time is ripe for a new approach. This book aims to fill this void and is a landmark text for golf coaches and players about applying a constraints-led approach (CLA) to golf coaching. In this book, two golf coaches, Pete Arnott and Graeme McDowall talk to Ian Renshaw to demonstrate how their practice is driven and inspired by their alignment to a CLA. A Constraints-Led Approach to Golf Coaching includes case studies and examples of how constraints are manipulated to induce adaption in the technical, tactical (or put in golf terms, course management), physiological, and psychological development mechanisms needed to improve at golf. Examples cover coaching from their work with beginners, high handicappers, aspirant tour players, and elite players looking to make the 'tour'.

A Constraints-Led Approach to Golf Coaching

A Constraints-Led Approach to Golf Coaching

Author: Ian (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) Renshaw, Peter Arnott, Graeme McDowall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2020

While the popularity of golf is coming under increased pressure, it continues to hook millions of players. However, the complexity of the game and the extremely high level of precision required to hit the ball consistently well means that it is a game that is difficult to even become 'good' at, let alone master. Consequently, irrespective of whether the player is a weekend golfer, a club member, or a tour professional, the search for the key to playing good golf feeds an insatiable desire for ideas and tips to improve golf performance and bring one's handicap down. However, traditional coaching, with its primary focus on developing the perfect swing is not leading to a reduction in handicaps and the time is ripe for a new approach. This book aims to fill this void and is a landmark text for golf coaches and players about applying a constraints-led approach (CLA) to golf coaching. In this book, two golf coaches, Pete Arnott and Graeme McDowall talk to Ian Renshaw to demonstrate how their practice is driven and inspired by their alignment to a CLA. A Constraints-Led Approach to Golf Coaching includes case studies and examples of how constraints are manipulated to induce adaption in the technical, tactical (or put in golf terms, course management), physiological, and psychological development mechanisms needed to improve at golf. Examples cover coaching from their work with beginners, high handicappers, aspirant tour players, and elite players looking to make the 'tour'.

Scottish Golf 101

Scottish Golf 101

Author: Michael McEwan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2020

From Royal Dornoch to Troon to St Andrews and all points in-between, Michael McEwan takes us on a journey through the history of Scottish Golf in 101 facts, figures, personalities, courses and fascinating tales. This fun-packed compendium is an instructive, if sometimes irreverent - but always affectionate - guide to some of the ground-breaking firsts, controversies, innovations, achievements and disasters that have taken place in the game north of the Border - an entertaining crib-sheet to Scottish golf for experts and novices alike.

Lofted

Lofted

Author: William Watt Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

Lofted puts a new spin on the widely played and loved game of golf--traversing the world in search of authentic golfing experiences. A visual adventure for the modern golfer, Lofted will transport you far and wide through the world of golf. Lofted takes you on a journey of discovery with stunning photography and words featuring golf experiences across the globe, including classic courses in Wisconsin, the remote islands of Scotland's Outer Hebrides, a magical Malaysian course in a tropical paradise, the foothills of the Himalayas and the windswept King Island in the Bass Strait off the coast of Australia. From the design of the bunkers and doglegged tees to the art of mindfulness in the great outdoors--the unexpected stories and images in Lofted will challenge your perceptions of golf.

The Ryder Cup

The Ryder Cup

Author: Nick Callow, Tony Jacklin Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

The Ryder Cup tells the complete story of one of the world's most prestigious sporting contests. Fiercely fought every two years, it uniquely pits teams from two golfing giants - Europe and the USA - against each other in a sport that is more usually associated with individual play. This beautifully illustrated book tells the full story of this great tournament, from its humble beginnings in 1927, to the introduction of European golfers into what had been the GB and Ireland team in the late 1970s, to the titanic, see-saw struggles of the modern day. It looks at each of the Ryder Cups, and features the great players, pairings, captains and courses along the way. A book for sports fans everywhere, The Ryder Cup is the definitive chronicling of the history and prestige of this global sporting event.

Your Putting Solution

Your Putting Solution

Author: James Sieckmann, David DeNunzio, Tom Pernice Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2020

Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine

Homer Kelley's Golfing Machine

Author: Scott Gummer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

In the Rough

In the Rough

Author: David Hueber Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2020

There has never been a book about the inner workings of the golfbusiness, or its leading players from an insider's point of view. In the Rough reads like a novel, but it could also be required reading in a business school. This book takes the reader on a ride through the author's unusual professional career and what he discovered in the most revealing settings and scenes of the golf industry at its awkward and colorful best. Most of the events and incidents appearing here are first-hand accounts portraying a host of famous and colorful characters in both golf and the business world. The central characters in this book are Ben Hogan, one ofthe five best players of all time and a highly successful golfequipment executive; Deane Beman, a star amateur and successfulprofessional golfer who became the commissioner and inventedthe modern-day PGA Tour; and Minoru Isutani, a wealthyJapanese entrepreneur who is probably best known for having lost$350 million on the purchase and sale of Pebble Beach. Some ofthe other costars include Jack Nicklaus, Karsten Solheim (PingGolf Company), Greg Norman, and Ely Callaway; all names youhave seen etched on a wood, an iron, or a putter, among otherplaces.

Weight Training for Women's Golf

Weight Training for Women's Golf

Author: Kai Fusser, Annika Sorenstam Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2020

Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook

Leadbetter Golf Academy Handbook

Author: Sean Hogan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2020

The Story of Golf in Oklahoma

The Story of Golf in Oklahoma

Author: R.D. Lemon Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2020

For a century, Oklahoma has been at the crossroads of American golf: Bolt, Moody, Jameson, Morgan, Tway, and Coe were born there; Hagen, Hogan, Nicklaus, Woods, Lopez, and Sarazen competed there; Nelson, Zaharias, Palmer, Wright, Floyd, and Snead won there. It is hardly surprising that the U.S. Open returns to Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the year 2001, or that Golf Digest ranked Oklahoma City the fifth-friendliest golf city in the country.The Story of Golf in Oklahoma chronicles the links history of the Sooner state, from championships to courses to personalities. Previously unpublished material includes numerous color and black-and-white photographs, layouts of Oklahoma courses, and detailed appendices documenting the dates, locations, champions, and winning scores of every Oklahoma Open as well as of other prominent golf championships played in Oklahoma. The book also includes lists of winners of the Oklahoma Golf Association, the Women's Oklahoma Golf Association, the South Central PGA section, and a comprehensive player register, including biographical data, about native Oklahoman golf champions and other champions who have lived in the state. Oklahoma's golf legacy has been one of the best-kept secrets in American sports--until now. Del Lemon's Story of Golf in Oklahoma is a timely narrative that depicts our state's distinguished first century of golf, a story I believe the rest of the golf world will find interesting as well. The book is not just about Oklahomans. It also includes accounts of numerous players from other states who have won championships there. At one time or another, almost all the great American golf champions--from Walter Hagan, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, and Gene Sarazen to Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Nancy Lopez, and Tiger Woods--have been part of the tapestry that is Oklahoma golf. --Susie Maxwell Berning, winner of eleven LPGA championships, including three U.S. Opens Oklahoma Boasts: * The first player to shoot 63 in the British Open (Mark Hayes) * The first NCAA champion from west of the Mississippi (Walter Emery) * The dominant amateur player in Masters Tournament history (Charles Coe) * Some of the finest golf courses in the country, due to Oklahoma's rolling terrains and ideal turfgrass

The Golf Lover's Treasury Of Quotations

The Golf Lover's Treasury Of Quotations

Author: Jackie Corley Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020