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A Must Read for Any Golfer Who's Serious About His/Her Game

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Lowest Score Wins (Barzeski/Wedzik)

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Pros: Easy to Read, Statements are Supported by Data, Applies Information in a Practical Manner

Cons: Could Use More Pictures in the Technique Section

Lowest Score Wins is easily the best golf book I've ever read. Unlike the majority of golf books out there which teach based on conventional wisdom and anecdotes, Lowest Score Wins teaches based on observable data, and does so in a practical manner. The book debunks common myths and cliches that have plagued golf instruction for countless numbers of years by approaching the game of golf in a scientific and analytical way. It is also written in plain English, with bits of humor thrown in. So, despite numerous statistics and references, it remains an easy read.


The book is divided into three main sections. The first is called Technique & Equipment, but it goes far beyond teaching how to swing and use a club properly. This is the section the breaks down a lot of the conventional wisdom in golf and teaches what actually matters in golf. Here is a prime example of a common cliche: "drive for show, putt for dough." Turns out that the average PGA Tour player is not much better at putting than the average golfer, so the real reason they make so much money is because they hit the ball so well.


The second section is all about practice: what a golfer should be practicing, what they shouldn't, and how. It takes all of the essential skills necessary in golf and explains exactly how important each skill actually is, relative to scoring. It also gives provides some drills and methods to work on those skills.


The last section is all about strategy. I feel this is the most important section of the book. While the first two sections provide the tools for long term improvement, the last section allows a golfer to score better right now, without having to make any swing changes. This section will change the way a typical golfer approaches a golf hole.


Lowest Score Wins is a book that can benefit any golfer. From the 30 handicap to the +3, there is information within it that can lower their scores. It is an absolute must read.


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