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Golf My Way

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Hailed as a classic and read everywhere golf is played, Golf My Way has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1974.

Finally, Jack Nicklaus, golf's leading master, definitively covers the whole of his game through a lifetime of greatness. Golf My Way presents an all-inclusive, A-to-Z explanation of how this greatest of champions thinks abo
ebook, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Simon Schuster (first published March 15th 1974)
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T.J. Beitelman
Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Golf My Way is a classic of golf instruction, but truth be told, it’s pretty dumb to think any book can teach you how to play golf like Jack Nicklaus in his prime. So much of what makes any truly elite, once-in-a-generation athlete worth emulating has so little to do with anything you can put into words. It’s all about pathology, really — pathological competitiveness, pathological attention to detail, pathological confidence — and you either have it or you don’t.

That said, there are two lesson
Oct 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Golf My Way collects a career's worth of observations on Nicklaus' own golf swings, as well as those of other notables from his own time and prior to his dominance of the sport. The analysis is very well detailed and easily applicable to the reader's own.

It connects well with Ben Hogan's own book on the fundamentals of golf in the same folksy manner of presentation and simplicity. A definite classic in terms of laying down the fundamentals of golf, in order to create a foundation on which to bui
Alan Livingston
Another book I read long ago as a kid fascinated with golf. Another book I carried with me for years until, like everything else, it vanished into the Gulf of Mexico in 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Another book I must get another copy for my shelf, and re-read to once again marvel at the genius of Jack Nicklaus.
Peter Romão
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable eye opener.

Whoever shows some want towards unlocking the secrets behind whatever makes or helps make greatness will find a lot of gems in this exposition. Truly honest writing and a love for sharing in Mr. Nicklaus makes me believe that passing on knowledge without any form of payback involved is paramount in the way we should live our lives. Well done!
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I read this endlessly when I was a young golfer. A brilliant book on how to swing and how to think. I even use the concept today, in that when I get in to a bit of bother, I ask myself: "What would Jack Nicklaus do now; if he had a swing like mine".
Brian Imeson
My father in law bought me this book for Christmas one year. If you like golf, this book is for you... It is a truly timeless book in the sport of golf.
Darrin Haslem
Sep 02, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed Jack's story, and reading about how he developed his game. Great pointers throughout with particular stress on fundamentals.
Jan 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a must read for everyone. especially people who hate Golf and the folks that play it!
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“relatively wide stance—about the width of my shoulders between my heels—and gradually narrow it as the clubs shorten and the swing force decreases, to probably only 6 inches with the wedge. I effect this narrowing simply by moving the right foot closer to the left. In that way I maintain a constant relationship of the ball to my left heel. As I narrow my stance, I also “open” it by setting my left foot” 0 likes
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