Golf's Short Game For Dummies book cover

Golf's Short Game For Dummies

Authors:
Michael Patrick Shiels ,
Michael Kernicki
Published: March 4, 2005

Overview

Easy-to-grasp techniques for improving your short game About 70 percent of the shots in a round of golf are taken 75 yards from the pin or closer, making the short game the most significant factor in a golfer's score. This practical guide shows you how to shave strokes off your game by improving your pitching, chipping, bunker play, and putting. You'll find expert tips on choosing the right wedges, putters, and balls, as well as illustrated step-by-step instructions on swings used in short-game shots. You'll also learn how to beat bunkers and other hazards and how to play various lies, in deep rough, from the fairway, uphill, side-hill, and off bare ground. The book also has a section on stretches, exercises, and drills to improve techniques, as well as tips on reading greens for accurate putting. Co-author Michael Patrick Sheils is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. He has written four books, and his articles and columns have appeared in worldwide magazines and newspapers. Co-author Michael Kernicki has been a PGA member for 27 years and is currently the Head Professional at the historic Indian Creek Country Club in Miami Beach, Florida.
Easy-to-grasp techniques for improving your short game About 70 percent of the shots in a round of golf are taken 75 yards from the pin or closer, making the short game the most significant factor in a golfer's score. This practical guide shows you how to shave strokes off your game by improving your pitching, chipping, bunker play, and putting. You'll find expert tips on choosing the right wedges, putters, and balls, as well as illustrated step-by-step instructions on swings used in short-game shots. You'll also learn how to beat bunkers and other hazards and how to play
various lies, in deep rough, from the fairway, uphill, side-hill, and off bare ground. The book also has a section on stretches, exercises, and drills to improve techniques, as well as tips on reading greens for accurate putting. Co-author Michael Patrick Sheils is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. He has written four books, and his articles and columns have appeared in worldwide magazines and newspapers. Co-author Michael Kernicki has been a PGA member for 27 years and is currently the Head Professional at the historic Indian Creek Country Club in Miami Beach, Florida.