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The Art of the Short Game: Tour-Tested Secrets for Getting Up and Down

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?The hottest instructor in golf? (Sports Illustrated) takes on old-school gurus with a far more accessible, intuitive, and innovative approach to those essential chip shots, pitches, and bunker rescues.

Veteran golfers know that the secret to a lower score is a solid short game, but mastering those small strokes can be maddening?even for the pros. One of golf?s most rever
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published June 14th 2007 by Gotham
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Joseph Naus
this was published in 2007 by penguin books and written by stan utley. he's a former pro and since retired has coached a lot of good pros.

it's a short book. it's a bit clunky and overwritten, but the gems in here are shiny and well worth the read. notably:

i like that he starts off by saying that short game is an area where amateurs can do the same thing as the pros. this is true. we may not be able to carry our driver 320 (more like 230 for me), but we can sink a chip or stick a sand shot on t
Some nice tips. A nice alternative to the tome by Pelz but the photos are poorly laid out. Though I haven't had sustained success with his pitching and chipping techniques yet, his tips on bunker play have been very helpful.
This short work was excellent short game instruction. I know I will be able to use these techniques right away to improve my scoring.
He really has some different ideas about alignment!!
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