Providing a complete library of golf instruction in one volume, this compilation features a variety of valuable lessons drawn from the most famous, popular, and trailblazing golf books as well as classic and contemporary magazines. Going beyond the standard instructional manual, this is the only golfing reference that presents its information in the original words of the great champions, instructors, and authors--both male and female--while also covering every aspect of the game, integrating its history and the parallel development of its multibillion-dollar instruction industry. Featured instructors and players include Bobby Jones, Sam Snead, Joyce Wethered, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Jack Nicklaus, Harvey Pennick, Chi Chi Rodriquez, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods, Nancy Lopez, Dave Pelz, and Vivien Saunders. Showcasing each lesson with feature boxes that condense essential instruction into handy bullet points, this volume's photographs clearly illustrate the best techniques while countless sidebars, quotes, and tips ensure it is destined to become a classic guide for a timeless sport.
Danny Peary is a sportswriter and a film critic. He is the coauthor of Roger Maris: Baseball’s Reluctant Hero and Tim McCarver’s Baseball for Brain Surgeons. He is well known for his collaborative work with announcer and baseball player Tim McCarver. He lives in New York City.
Allen F. Richardson is an award-winning journalist who has worked in the United States and overseas. He is the author of four books on golf instruction, including Golf Tips: The Complete Guide to Improving Your Game. He lives in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
Gary Player is a professional golfer widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, having garnered nine major championships. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame and has won more than 160 tournaments on six continents. He is a renowned golf course architect with more than 300 design projects throughout the world, and he has written several golf books. He lives in Jupiter Island, Florida.