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Is this yours:

I'm fairly sure that book isn't written by anyone at the golf evolution.


Erik said this on another thread, I believe speaking about the book you mention above... "The book is not a part of the system and was not written by Chuck, Dave, or myself. And that's all I'll say about that."
post #38 of 60

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Is this yours: http://www.amazon.com/ (URL modified - it's not ours, no, Ed.)

 

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I'm fairly sure that book isn't written by anyone at the golf evolution.


Erik said this on another thread, I believe speaking about the book you mention above... "The book is not a part of the system and was not written by Chuck, Dave, or myself. And that's all I'll say about that."
 
Correct, wasn't written by Dave, Erik or Chuck.
post #39 of 60
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It depends on what you are looking for I'd say overall Clampetts Impact Zone

I gotta get this one.  I'm hearing about it a lot lately (never had before) so I might as well find out what all the buzz is about. :)

post #40 of 60
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I gotta get this one.  I'm hearing about it a lot lately (never had before) so I might as well find out what all the buzz is about. :)

Honestly, at your level, you probably don't need it. It's a great book insofar as it get you to understand what a proper strike is but I doubt you'll find anything new. You already strike down and thru on your golf shots. 

 

Besides, he uses the wrong ball flight laws...f5_nono.gif

post #41 of 60
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Take this with a grain of salt, because I'm a high handicapper, but I really liked Dave Pelz's Putting Bible. I was killing myself on and around the greens, and that book helped me start correcting that.

 

I have all of Pelz's "bibles" and they're pretty dreary reads. Content might be good, but the layout/pictures look like books written fifty years ago. You'd think he'd get better photography/illustrations.
post #42 of 60
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Besides, he uses the wrong ball flight laws...f5_nono.gif

 

Oh no, really?

 

I like Bobby Clampett for the most part, but the entire Impact Zone book can be summed up as "move low point farther forward."

post #43 of 60
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

I like Bobby Clampett for the most part, but the entire Impact Zone book can be summed up as "move low point farther forward."

Sweet.  Now I can say that I basically read it already.  Thanks!

post #44 of 60
I scanned the thread quickly so I might have misses it, but I'm surprised nobody mentioned Harvey Penick's "Little Red Book". It had more impact on my game than anything else I've read.
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So, canadianpro, after a healthy number of responses, what are your ideas? Which do you think is the best instruction book ever?

post #46 of 60

The Natural Golf Swing - George Knudson

Positive Impact Golf - Brian Sparks

post #47 of 60
The Natural Swing looks good. I'll throw out Tour Tempo by Novosel.

"Swing Set Through"
post #48 of 60
With so many advocates of Impact Zone, I thought at least one would have mentioned The Golfing Machine. Also, E.A. Tischler's secrets of Owning Your Swing, all three volumes merits serious consideration. I also agree with Five Lessons, and still use it as a reference after all these decades.

Peace
post #49 of 60
The Stack and Tilt Swing by Michael Bennett and Andy Plummer. Looking for a quick fix to not being able to make solid contact consistently? This book has helped me year after year.
post #50 of 60

Five Lessons has some great stuff...but there are issues with what Hogan said to do, and what he actually did. NTM, stuff that is a recipe for disaster for the average player. JMO.

 

Grout's book Let me teach you golf as I taught Jack Nicklaus is a great read.

post #51 of 60

I like what EA Tischler is saying but I have one big question.  How do I know what my bio mechanical swing is right for my particular build?  I'm afraid it will say I'm something other than what "I am now" and have to change it.  And is this guy just selling books or is he the real deal?  I don't want to invest the time making a swing change if this is just snake oil.  Did you change  your swing after reading his material or did you just accept how you're swinging now and went from there?  

post #52 of 60

One (of many) things I like about the 5SK book is that it's compact and I didn't feel like they spent too many words explaining things. Some books, ie. Impact Zone, got too many words to explain things. 5SK covers many areas with good information, but it's also a pretty quick read and can easily be used later to look up specific parts.

post #53 of 60
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One (of many) things I like about the 5SK book is that it's compact and I didn't feel like they spent too many words explaining things. Some books, ie. Impact Zone, got too many words to explain things. 5SK covers many areas with good information, but it's also a pretty quick read and can easily be used later to look up specific parts.
There's a book? I thought it was just DVDs.
post #54 of 60

I am an avid reader of golf books. My library is full of them. I don't think there is a best of the best golf books, because they all have something good in them, but at the same time can't give a golfer 100% great "usable" advice. I'd say most of the good ones are shared advice from accomplished golfers, in easy to understand verbiage.  I also believe from 'some" of the newer  books I have read, that they are a rehash, in different terminology, of some of the older books/authors information. If you don't believe that, then research the origins of the "S&T" swing.  Quite a bit of the new stuff is way to technical to be of any use to the blue collar golfer.  

 

Hogan's 5 lessons stands out, as does Penick's Red Book. Earnest Jones books have some decent info in them, as does de la Torre's writings. Nicklaus put out a couple of decent books. Runyon's info on chip shots will make any golfer a better chipper of the ball. By the same token I have Tiger's book, which does not say much. Bought it for $0.99 in a bargain bin. The truth is, that with all that is known about today's golf swing, new and old info, amateur golfers' scores are not getting any better. I don't even think the pros average, overall scores have improved that much over the past years.

 

I'd say read as much as you can from as many different sources, and use only the info from those various books, that pertains to your own swing situation. Try different things, and if they work, fine. If not, then you still learned something about your swing. 

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