Dave Wedzik and I are going to be writing a book here soon. The working title is one I won't share, but it'll be a light mix of some instruction along with a heavy mix of strategy, scoring, etc.
You've seen a lot of my posts on the site about strategies for scoring, how to get as good as you can at golf given the time limits of "life," and so on. We'll expose myths, break down some general ideas and beliefs, and produce what we feel will be a unique book to help all players play their best golf and shoot their best scores.
What do we need from you guys?
Well, we're going to do this as a Kickstarter project, for two reasons:
- It'll fund the project without us going out of pocket.
- We both want to check off "Did a Kickstarter project" on our bucket lists. :)
As you know, KS projects need a cool video. So we need from you guys some video clips showing:
- People making obvious mistakes on the golf course - leaving a ball in the bunker, blading a chip shot over the green, running a 20-foot putt five feet past the hole, hitting a ball into the water short of a green, etc.
- People making some obvious and not so obvious strategic mistakes like "I'm gonna lay up to 105 yards, that's my yardage" or "There's trouble everywhere so let's just hit the driver and see what happens" and so on. The latter, for example, could be one guy saying it to another while pulling the driver from his bag.
- People practicing poorly, or giving bad practice advice to their buddies - "Hey, I'm gonna work on my putting until I can make everything inside of 20 feet" etc.
These videos should be filmed in HD with some care taken to maximize the sound quality as well as the general "look" of the video.
People whose clips we select will get something. Honestly we don't know what it is yet, and because we might use 10+ people's clips, we don't want to over-promise something. If nothing else, people whose clips we select will see their clips featured in a KickStarter project video! :) So I can offer that as a prize. :D
The clips (shoot as many as you want - make a day of it with some buddies) should be available as their raw original files, and I'll arrange a way to get them from you guys as you film them. If you'd like to show off your clips, put them all in an unlisted YouTube video.
Feel free to ask any questions about the videos. If you have specific questions about the book, send a PM - odds are I will ignore them, but try asking if you really want to anyway.