Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible
Most "tips" sound good, but leave you wondering why they
working when you get to the course. Dave Pelz starts you out with the
of each technique and then follows through with the details you need to
really use it on a course.
Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible: Master the Finesse Swing
and Lower Your Score (Dave Pelz Scoring Game Series) (Hardcover) -
by Dave Pelz
As the reigning rabbi on the mysteries of golf
from 100 yards in, Pelz has earned the right to anoint his expansive
instruction on the short game a "Bible."
A scientist by training, he's
analyzed the macros and dissected the micros to come up with a gospel
for pros (Lee Janzen, Vijay Singh, and Anika Sorenstam, to name a few
disciples) and weekend hackers alike.
Pelz fills his scripture with
photos, illustrations, charts, and plenty of sage advice on pitching,
chipping, sandplay, putting, equipment, execution, mechanics,
technique, practice, attitude, lots of questions, and plenty of
Much of the Short Game Bible is pretty sophisticated
stuff aimed toward better players--or, at least, players who take their
golf seriously. But its basics are appropriate to any skill level of
the game: Accurately assess your own weaknesses, and then go about
improving them systematically with the author's carefully
researched and tested plan. It seems so obvious, but the truth is, most
golfers either beat balls on the range in search of distance or slave
over eight-foot putts on the practice green; they fail to pay enough
attention to the shots in between.
Pelz does the math for you
figures add up, so that yours can go down--the golfing equivalent of
forgiving sins and absolving trespasses.