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Date Posted: 10:05:54 06/11/00 Sun
Author: Peter
Subject: Reading List

One of the things I have gained from golf discussion groups is a wide range of sources of golf information. Of course there is also 24 hrs/day of The Golf Channel (:-) but the DGs have provided leads on more obscure information.

With some of the recent exchanges I thought it might be useful to post a partial list of some of the books I have come accross. This is apart from the training kits for the different systems. I guess I should do videos too but that will have to be another time.

The Physics of Golf - Jorgensen

I like this one a lot though as with any of these you need to understand that you have a particular point of view. The computer models he uses to arrive at his conclusions are simplified in a way that makes them MORE applicable to SA.

Swing Like a Pro - Mann & Griffin

A golf study based on a computer composite of over 100 tour pros. Though not explicitly SA, all golf has some consistent elements and I have found points here that have helped me. There is a chain of schools using the information from this study. I attended the one in Las Vegas in February and found the technique POWERFUL. I just wish someone would build a SA model 'Pro' and use the same techniques to teach SA.

Search for the Perfect Swing - Cochran & Stobbs

This is the one referenced in a number of golf infomercials including the original one for the Tight Lies. An older book but a good reference for analysis of real golf rounds.

Swing the Clubhead - Ernest Jones

Anyone who shot a 70 on one leg (no prosthesis) in 1919 is obviously doing something we should know about.

Five Lessons, The Modern Fundamentals of Golf - Hogan

The title and the author say it all.

The Golfing Machine - Kelly

An encyclopedic work that seeks to characterize EVERY element and variation in the golf swing. Not easy reading (sample - "The Wrist is always in one of each of the three INDIVIDUAL WRIST CONDITIONS (4-A, -B, -C). A combination of Wrist Conditions is indicated by the use of the first letter of the term"...) but it does establish a large vocabulary. There is also a TGM Certified Instructor program and certified instructors around the world. I can't say what they teach as the book does not seem to set forth a particular combination of elements as more advantageous.

I have not seen any part that addresses SA but I will defer to any TGM experts. There is nothing there (or anywhere else I've seen) that would address the Robertson grip:-)

The Little Book - Harvey Peneck

All are excellent. Everything to do with playing golf. All worth it just for "clip the tee".

For many the type of dissection of the golf swing done in many of these books is not useful in actually helping them to swing better. For some it is even detrimental. For me I find some of the information useful in helping to direct me to an area of focus (e.g. sustaining the left arm/shaft angle) but how you attain the desired results and the FEELING that allows you to actually execute on the course is a very personal experience. For me the most useful element of these DGs is the sharing of that subjective experience.


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