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GOLF: A TARGET SPORT

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by GLENN MILLER
3rd ed., March, 1997, 108 pages, $13.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-242-2  Review Shopping Cart

 

This text is designed for the beginning golfer. It provides the novice with a step-by-step approach to the sport of golf. Photos are included to guide the novice through the different grips, swings, and other key areas.

Contents

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
History
The Golf Course
The Game
The Clubs
Golf Balls
Golf Bags
Shoes

Chapter 2: GRIP AND ADDRESS
Grips
Proper Set-up (Stance and Posture)
Ball Position
Pre-swing Routine

Chapter 3: GOLF BALL FLIGHT LAWS
Clubhead Speed Law
Clubface Position Law
Swing Path Law
Angle of Attack Law
Point (Squareness) of Contract Law

Chapter 4: FULL SWING
Back Swing
Forward Swing
Chapter 5: Putting
The Technique
Judging Distance and Direction
Putting and Practice Drills

Chapter 6: WOODS AND IRONS
Fairway Woods
Long Irons
Middle Irons (#4, #5, #6)
Short Irons (#7, #8, #9, Wedge)
Chapter 7: Special Shots
Chip Shot
Pitch Shot
Sand Shot
Fairway Bunkers
Shots from the Rough
Uneven Lies
Feet Below the Ball
Feet Above the Ball
Playing in the Wind
Intentional Lofted Shot
Intentional Low Shot
Intentional Slice
Intentional Hook

Chapter 8: GOLF ETIQUETTE
Tee Box
Fairway
Bunker
Green
Golf Course

Chapter 9: RULES

Glossary

Bibliography

Suggested Readings

About the Author

Glenn A. Miller is a Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He received his M.Ed. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. Previously he taught at Texas A&M University, Middle Tennessee State University, North Dakota State University. He also taught high school for eleven years in Pennsylvania


 

 

 

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