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Golf All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-20632-4
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672 pages
February 2012
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Introduction 1

Book I: Getting Started with Golf 7

Chapter 1: Choosing Your Golf Gear 9

Chapter 2: Looking into Golf Lessons 39

Chapter 3: Exploring the World of Golf Courses 63

Book II: Focusing on Fairway Fitness 85

Chapter 1: Figuring Out Your Fitness Level 87

Chapter 2: Stretching: Flexibility and the Golfer 107

Chapter 3: Core Strength for a Better Golf Game 149

Chapter 4: Weight Training for Golfers 183

Chapter 5: Calming Your Mind and Body for Better Golf 217

Book III: Playing Golf: The Swing and the Short Game 231

Chapter 1: Understanding Swing Basics 233

Chapter 2: Refining Your Swing 263

Chapter 3: Defining the Art of the Short Game 273

Chapter 4: Chipping Away at the Short Game 295

Chapter 5: Making the Pitch 313

Chapter 6: Putting: The Final Frontier 335

Chapter 7: Bunkers: Playing in Golf’s Sandbox 369

Chapter 8: Short-Game Strategies 391

Book IV: Rules and Etiquette 425

Chapter 1: Understanding Penalties, Handicaps, and Scorekeeping 427

Chapter 2: Comprehending Course Etiquette 439

Chapter 3: Gamesmanship, Sportsmanship, and Special Golf Outings 463

Chapter 4: Fan Etiquette 481

Book V: Hitting the Course 491

Chapter 1: Step Right Up: Prepare to Play! 493

Chapter 2: Keeping Your Head in the Game 511

Chapter 3: Finding Creative Ways to Practice Golf 521

Chapter 4: Stepping Up Your Game 547

Book VI: Easy Fixes for Common Faults 555

Chapter 1: Solving Common Problems 557

Chapter 2: Recovering from Bad Breaks and Bad Weather 579

Appendix: Golf Talk 597

Index 621

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