Doctor Nick is nothing if not methodical. His teaching is based on key principles which have brought success to well-known professional players, to whom he makes constant reference. Early on he acknowledges that different body shapes and degrees of athleticism are important in dictating the correct methods for each individual. So fine tuning may well require the assistance of a teaching pro. Nonetheless, the essentials upon which every successful golfer's game is based are most clearly and thoroughly explained. Even reading the book inspires confidence and practising the key principles brings rewards more quickly than I had anticipated.
Grip, alignment and swing are the heart of the matter, though there are plenty of refinements for the more advanced player. In itself this is not new. It is the way in which Doctor Nick explains theory and harnesses it to fact that gives the book its distinction. We are shown in words and in photographs the consequences of both correct and incorrect procedures. The photos are not of the highest technical quality, but they are unusually helpful in driving home both virtues and vices.
No single book has a monopoly on good advice, but it is hard to think of a rival to this one in terms of its practical usefulness. I find that the almost equal emphasis given to pointing up the wrong way of doing things as well as the right is immensely helpful, but even at the lowest level - and the book is worth far more than this - there are valuable tips on every page. There are flashier volumes with higher tech production, but very few indeed with the meat contained here.