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The Stack and Tilt Swing: The Definitive Guide to the Swing That Is Remaking Golf

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Pros: Easy to Understand, Rich with Information, Geometrically Correct, Piecemeal Approach DOES Suit Everyone

Cons: Not as technical as I'd like, but that's not a con for very many people at all!

The conclusion from my full review:

 

The Stack and Tilt Swing is a complete guide to the golf swing. The book, like the swing, is simple to understand, and the main points are continually revisited in new and different ways that help it really sink in. Not only that, but the golfer is given the tools to understand their flaws. No longer will you be forced to say something like "I think I rushed that one" or "I didn't release the club well enough there." No longer will you visit the range, hit 100 balls, and leave more frustrated than when you showed up. Instead, you'll be able to practice with a purpose and work on specific things to improve your swing based on your contact and the ball flight. Five Lessonsnever gave you that.

Remember the opening statement Mike and Andy make? They conclude the book in a similar fashion that hints at how revelatory Mike and Andy believe Stack and Tilt to be:

Quote:
In the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, a student-athlete from Oregon State named Dick Fosbury won the gold medal in the high jump using a new technique: He went over the bar backwards - and shattered the Olympic record. The "Fosbury Flop," as his method became known, revolutionized the sport. At the Munich Games in 1972 more than two-thirds of the high-jump competitors went over the bar just like Fosbury had years earlier.

 

Stack and Tilt is probably not as huge as the Fosbury Flop, but it's up there, and the book belongs on the shelves of any and every golfer who considers themselves a student of the game. Whether you adopt the Stack and Tilt swing for yourself - and I'd wager that if you read the first two chapters with an open mind you will - the book is virtually guaranteed to offer at least one or two bits of information in exchange for the measly $18 or $19 retailers are charging.

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Pros: Excellent analysis and instruction on the full swing

Cons: No short game or putting discussed

This is a must have for all golfers of all levels. High handicaps will get their mind blown. Low handicaps and pros will learn new ways to refine what they already have a lot of. Pretty much everyone can walk away learning something valuable to their swing. Personally, no other golf book has come close to helping me understand the full swing as much as this book has. If I could only use one golf book as a reference for the rest of my life, this would be it. Five stars.

The Stack and Tilt Swing: The Definitive Guide to the Swing That Is Remaking Golf
Description:

An in-depth, full-color, step-by-step guide to the new golf swing that has taken the PGA Tour by stormThe traditional golf swing requires a level of coordination that few golfers have. So it’s no surprise that, despite huge advances in club and ball technology, the average golf handicap in America has dropped by only one stroke since 1990. Maverick golf instructors Michael Bennett and Andy Plummer spent a decade researching the swing, eventually combining physiology and physics to create a method they dubbed the “Stack and Tilt.” The result? Big-name pros like Mike Weir, Tommy Armour III, and Aaron Baddeley are already converts, and Bennett and Plummer are now two of the most soughtafter swing coaches in the game.Making these breakthroughs available to everyone, The Stack and Tilt Swing is a handsome, fully illustrated, complete course, packed with more than two hundred full-color photographs that make it easy for golfers at all levels to adopt this radical yet simple approach. Analyzing why the traditional swing won’t work for most golfers, the authors explain the importance of keeping the upper body stacked over the lower body, while the spine tilts toward the target during the backswing, greatly reducing the inconsistencies created by the old-fashioned approach. Enhanced with practice routines, a troubleshooting list, test cases, and point-by-point assistance, this is the breakthrough guide to golf’s hot new secret weapon.

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DetailValue
BindingKindle Edition
LabelGotham Books
List Price$30.00
ManufacturerGotham Books
Product GroupeBooks
Product Type NameABIS_EBOOKS
PublisherGotham Books
Release Date2009-11-12
StudioGotham Books
TitleThe Stack and Tilt Swing: The Definitive Guide to the Swing That Is Remaking Golf
AuthorAndy Plummer
Dewey Decimal Number796.3523
LanguagesEnglish
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages240
Publication Date2009-10-28
FormatKindle eBook
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